Gun designer who changed the world of weapons when he designed the M1911 pistol, Winchester model 1892 and the Browning Automatic Rifle. He also developed the first gas-operated machine gun, the Colt-Browning Model 1895 and his guns remained the most copied in the world.
He started developing his first guns at age 13 while working with his father.
His M2 machine gun, Colt 1911 and M4 were used by the U.S. in World War I, World War II and the Korean War.
He grew up with 17 siblings and he had a son named Val with his wife Rachel Child.
He, along with Samuel Colt , was one of the most prolific gun inventors of the 19th/20th century.