O E Brown?

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chili17
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O E Brown?

Post by chili17 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:40 pm

Got a .22 rifle can made by O E Brown of Springfield Mass made in the 1930s (i think). Anybody heard of him/them? Just trying to get some info on it as i am not familiar of them. thanks!
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Re: O E Brown?

Post by OrygunKEO » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:04 pm

I haven't been able to find the copy of the old catalog, but I believe that Brown was
one of a couple of small manufacturers that tried to take up silencer manufacturing
after Maxim got out of the silencer business.

Maxim quit making firearm silencers before the 1934 NFA was enacted. There just
wasn't any money in it. They went into the engine muffler business and were still
around until at least WWII. The Brown firm, of course, was done in by the 1934
NFA.

If I'm remembering the old catalog correctly, the Brown looked pretty much like
the last Maxim. That is, a concentric design. If you have a legal Brown silencer,
I would guess that's quite rare.

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Re: O E Brown?

Post by chili17 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:09 pm

Thank you! That was way more than i have been able to turn up. This is a great help. thanks again!
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Re: O E Brown?

Post by Bendersquint » Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:06 pm

OrygunKEO wrote:I haven't been able to find the copy of the old catalog, but I believe that Brown was
one of a couple of small manufacturers that tried to take up silencer manufacturing
after Maxim got out of the silencer business.

Maxim quit making firearm silencers before the 1934 NFA was enacted. There just
wasn't any money in it. They went into the engine muffler business and were still
around until at least WWII. The Brown firm, of course, was done in by the 1934
NFA.

If I'm remembering the old catalog correctly, the Brown looked pretty much like
the last Maxim. That is, a concentric design. If you have a legal Brown silencer,
I would guess that's quite rare.
Maxim is still in business, just don't do firearm silencers anymore.

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Re: O E Brown?

Post by twodollarbill » Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:28 pm

Please post some pics of your old toy? :mrgreen:

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