Blindfolded Browning Shotgun Disassembly and Assembly

While demonstrating the features of the Browning Maxus shotgun, Browning rep Jean-Christophe told me that he could disassemble and assemble the weapon blindfolded. Naturally, this was something I had to see.

SG 553-US Overview

[ Andrew is a former US Navy Hospital Corpsman who was deployed to Fallujah, Iraq with the 5th Marine Regiment. Today, when not at the range or a Larry Vickers tactical training course, he blogs at the excellent Vuurwapen Blog ]



Andrew Tuohy

Andrew Tuohy was a Navy Corpsman with the 5th Marine Regiment. He makes a living by producing written and visual content within the firearm industry, and he also teaches carbine courses. He prefers elegant weapons for a more civilized age, and regularly posts at Vuurwapen Blog.


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  • Tux

    Watched all three videos, great work so far Andrew! Also, nice shirt; any chance of firearm blog merchandising in the future? I’d probably be down with a hat and/or coffee mug.

  • FWIW: It has been claimed that John M. Browning was the first to introduce blindfolded field-stripping and reassembly during a demonstration of one of his designs before US Army officials.

  • Oswald Bastable

    Used to have to do that trick with the SLR, M-16 and Bren.

    Failure meant running around with the weapon over your head for a bit…