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#1 GICOP

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 07:23 AM

Here are a couple of pictures of my M1941 Johnson Rifle.This rifle has been deactivated to comply with UK Gun laws


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The bayonet


The bayonet scabbard

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Edited by DesertRatTom, 28 March 2015 - 11:35 AM.
Transfer pictures from off site storage. drt


#2 Charlie Flick

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 07:46 AM

That is a beautiful example of the Johnson and its bayonet. In .30 caliber, I presume? Are there numbers on the muzzle ring of your bayonet?

Bruce Canfield has recently written a comprehensive history and guide to the Johnson rifle. If you don't have a copy you might want to think about picking one up.

Thanks for the post and the pic.

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 08:03 AM

Hi Charlie

Thanks for the comments, glad you like it.

The serial number of the rifle appears to make it one of the early production, no prefixed letter just four numbers and yes it is .30cal.

I've got a copy of the Bruce Canfield and you are right it is very informative.

These numbers on the barrel ring 3078

All the best

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 09:50 AM

Where was this gun used ? I never saw it before ...

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 10:08 AM

How sad hearing words like "deactivate to comply..."
Another beautiful piece of history victim of ignorance of men ruling nations without trusting in their own people.

Edited by artu44, 19 January 2007 - 10:09 AM.


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Posted 19 January 2007 - 10:43 AM

Where was this gun used ? I never saw it before ...


mainly by the usmc but a few 120 if i remember were Traded with the FSSF for a quanity of there special explosive,So they did see service in mto and s/france.

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 11:13 AM

Where was this gun used ? I never saw it before ...


I saw one at the SOS a couple of years ago for $750 with a dummy receiver.

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 11:19 AM

mainly by the usmc but a few 120 if i remember were Traded with the FSSF for a quanity of there special explosive,So they did see service in mto and s/france.

Dave.


Dave,

The FSSF trade explosives for the M1941 Johnson Machine Gun shown below, and not the Johnson Rifle...
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The Johnson Rifle was used by troops in the PTO and by Dutch troops in Indonesia...

Maybe some made it to the ETO in hands of USMC troops aboard vessels, but it would have been a very small number...

Johan

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 11:38 AM

How sad hearing words like "deactivate to comply..."
Another beautiful piece of history victim of ignorance of men ruling nations without trusting in their own people.


I couldn't agree more artu44

I believe the USMC aquired about 750 and they were mainly used by Paramarines

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 12:23 PM

mainly by the usmc but a few 120 if i remember were Traded with the FSSF for a quanity of there special explosive,So they did see service in mto and s/france.

Dave.



Thats what i said johan mate ;) It was 125 johnny guns for the new RS explosive that the FSSF had an abundance of :D .

Hopefully Martyn we'll do an event together that i can get a photo shot of me with the johnny gun in my FSSF get up :)

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 12:27 PM

From my archives, I thought you guys might like to see this advertisement for the Johnson LMG. It came from a wartime issue of Ordnance magazine.

Charlie

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 02:16 PM

Thanks for posting the ad Charlie.

Hi Dave hopefully, we'll be at the Victory Show so the photo shoot will be on http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

Cheers

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 10:15 AM

Can any one advise me on the avaliablity of m1941 johnson LMG mags and accessories.

Cheers,

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 10:37 AM

Can any one advise me on the avaliablity of m1941 johnson LMG mags and accessories.

Cheers,

Dave.


Dave

OLDGUNS have a mag for sale $75

http://oldguns.net/catacc.htm

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 01:19 PM

Dave

OLDGUNS have a mag for sale $75

http://oldguns.net/catacc.htm


Thanks martyn,What about the cleaning kit!,also what sling was used?.

Dave.

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 02:15 AM

How sad hearing words like "deactivate to comply..."
Another beautiful piece of history victim of ignorance of men ruling nations without trusting in their own people.


Hi

I own mine with a legal gun license ( Model 4 in Belgium) in perfect working order but I dont trust this weapon which often jam, due to its snail shaped magasine. Therefore I sheldom bring it to the shooting range.
This weapon has seen combats against thee japanese with the dutch army in their former colonies of West Indies ( currently Indonesia).
Its number is a 4 digit one starting with # 1XXX
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Posted 20 September 2007 - 03:39 AM

This is a first edition manual published by Johnson rather than the US government.

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 03:40 AM

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 03:41 AM

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 03:41 AM

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 03:43 AM

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 03:44 AM

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 10:00 AM

I bet that gets Bilkos juices flowing

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 12:45 PM

In the hands of the Forcemen of the Brave , FSSF

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And the GERMAN cousin ( Internet Pic)

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 01:09 PM

And my Johnson 1941 RIFLE ( I wish I had the LMG instead)
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