Celebrating 40 years of the Browning BPS.
True to John M. Browning’s original pump-gun vision, the modern BPS has a rugged steel receiver and both loads and ejects from the bottom port. To make it even more adaptable for both righties and lefties, the thumb safety is mounted within easy reach on the upper rear of the receiver.
John Browning began experimenting with pump action shotguns early on in his career. With his first rifle created in 1878 is was only 15 years before he developed his first marketable design. With the introduction of the Model 1897 shotgun he had created what would become one of the most popular pump action shotguns of the early 20th century and set the standard for the design and function of the entire pump action industry. Below are photos of his early storefront and workshop in Ogden, Utah.
Copyright Browning, 2017. Written by Browning staff writer Scott Engen with input from long-time Browning employees, Ray Allen (ret.) and Jose Rousseau. Photos used with permission, in the public domain, from Browning archives or unknown origin.