Browning didn’t make guns himself. He designed them, then sold or licensed them to established manufacturers. He first took his gun to Winchester, which had bought so many of his designs already, balked at his request for royalties on the new shotgun. Browning took the gun to Remington, but the day Browning was set to meet with Remington’s president Martellus Hartley, Hartley died suddenly of a heart attack. Remington turned the gun down and Browning went to FN in Belgium, which would produce the gun until 1975. Browning also licensed his gun to Remington, which produced it as the Model 11 from 1905 to 1947. After his death the design was also licensed to Savage, which called it the Model 720 and made it from 1930 to 1949.