John M Browning and a Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR).
John Moses Browning (1855-1926) was an American gunsmith and inventor.
He invented many weapons that influenced the design of other weapons, or that remain in use today.
Browning was the principal designer for Winchester Repeating Arms Company from 1883 to 1902.
Browning designed the M1911 pistol, a earlier automatic pistol design that has influenced the design of many automated pistols that followed it.
The M2 machine gun, a heavy machine gun, firing half inch bullets, remains widely used.
John Browning's name is the inspiration for the Transformers character Browning and the Mastershooter Collectables toy Brown-King. Both of these fictional characters are robots who turn into guns.
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