Son of a gunsmith, John Moses Browning patented the single shot rifle: an invention that would revolutionize the percussion mechanism in modern firearms. It was in 1897 that Browning officially began selling firearms, known today for their quality and reliability. Always looking for ways to perfect and improve his products, J.M. Browning also invented a multitude of firearm models that are highly popular today: the semi-automatic rifle, the shotgun and the semi-automatic carbine. Having sold tens of millions of rifles to date on an international scale, the company’s reputation is no doubt firmly established.