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Posted 13 July 2008 - 10:42 AM

my uncle was a MARINE CORP PARATROOPER during ww11 , and carried a johnson rifle on GUADALCANAL, WAS WOUNDED ON BLOODY RIDGE and is mentioned in a book by JAMES F. CHRIST titled BATTALION OF THE DAMNED.
MY uncle was a member of 1ST PARACHUTE BATTALION 1ST MARINE DIVISION , C COMPANY.
HE was one of 23 marines there to carry a johnson rifle,someday i going to own one.
he was later killed in action on IWO JIMA 19FEB45.
I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE TO SPEAK TO MANY OF HIS FRIENDS WHO WERE ON GUADALCANAL WITH HIM.AND ARE ALSO MENTIONED IN THE BOOK.
EVERYTIME I SEE A JOHNSON RIFLE I THINK OF MY UNCLE AND WHAT HE MUST HAVE WENT THROUGH.
I SHOULD NOT THINK OF HIM AS GONE BECUASE OF WHAT MARINES SAY, "ONCE A MARINE ALWAYS A MARINE"
THEY ARE ALL GREAT WARRIORS!

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 02:30 AM

Paramarines(Marine paratroopers)
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Posted 16 July 2008 - 02:36 AM

Can someone post the M1941 Johnson rifle manual?
Thank you.
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Posted 16 July 2008 - 02:39 AM

Melvin Maynard Johnson...
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Posted 16 July 2008 - 02:42 AM

Melvin Maynard Johnson...
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Posted 16 July 2008 - 02:46 AM

http://legacyeditori...u...;pg=1&am=-1
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...this are images that can be seen freely on the website,so i dont know if it aplays as a copyrighted material violation...
Thank you.

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 02:30 PM

http://memory.loc.go...00/8b04050r.jpg
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...type rifle;garand;etc,on the search engine for other images...

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 05:19 PM

FSSF - The Devil's Brigade.
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 05:52 PM

About 25 years ago, a guy offered me a Johnson that was finished in black paint, apparently baked on and an arsenal or depot product.

He told me that it was one of a few hundred Johnsons that had been en route to the Dutch East Indies but delivery was frustrated, leaving them in Australian hands. Further, because they were so non-standard (US .30 caliber) they were relegated to the RAAF and used mostly for guard duty, in Australia and then as the war progressed wherever the RAAF might be. He THOUGHT that they had equipped some (RAAF?) personnel on Occupation in Japan after V-J and he THOUGHT the one he was offering had been quasi-FTR'd in the late 1940s, hence refinished a la Anglais.

Anyone out there know anything like this?

BTW I passed, as he wanted too much for this RARERARERARE item.

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 06:21 AM

http://www.museum.np...TABASE=61805454,

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 03:37 PM

...Johnson Rifle vs M1 Garand...from... http://www.ww2incolo...le and bits 003
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Posted 21 July 2008 - 03:44 PM

http://johnsonautoma...dex.php?act=idx
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Posted 21 July 2008 - 04:09 PM

http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif ...people,i almost pissed my self...hi resolution images from Col. Melvin M. Johnson and his rifles,the 5.7mm Spitfire Carbine;rifle and lmg... http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif
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Posted 22 July 2008 - 02:39 AM

Can someone post the M1941 Johnson rifle manual?
Thank you.


As some of you know, I have a M-1941 Johnson.
It is pictured in post #38.

I also have a manual from The Combat Bookshelf that was published in 1968.

It is an amalgumation of all the Johnson Manuals including

Johnson Custom Built Sporting rifles,
Military handbook of the Johnson Semi-Automatic rifle, and
The Model 1944 LMG.

I do not have a scanner and the book is rather large.

Mestre is there anything in particular you are after?

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#65 Mr-X

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 02:41 AM

Here is a Johnson ad from 1943 that I have framed and put on the wall.

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 06:03 AM

As some of you know, I have a M-1941 Johnson.
It is pictured in post #38.

I also have a manual from The Combat Bookshelf that was published in 1968.

It is an amalgumation of all the Johnson Manuals including

Johnson Custom Built Sporting rifles,
Military handbook of the Johnson Semi-Automatic rifle, and
The Model 1944 LMG.

I do not have a scanner and the book is rather large.

Mestre is there anything in particular you are after?

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...the images...images of the weapons in use;built;tec.drawings;etc.
Thank you.

Edited by DesertRatTom, 28 March 2015 - 11:59 AM.
images in prior post.


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Posted 22 July 2008 - 06:15 AM

Mestre,
do you have a copy of Bruce Canfield's awesome book "Johnson Rifles and Machine guns"?
'Cause it has some fantastic pictures in it.

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 06:28 AM

Now thats a great piece of history right there

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 10:39 AM

United States Patent US2939449:launching device and rocket propelled missile therefor http://www.freepaten...com/2939449.pdf

United States Patent US2363675:Portable Mortar
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Posted 22 July 2008 - 04:17 PM

Automatic Weapons of the World, by Melvin M. Johnson and Charles T. Haven, published by William Morrow and Company
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 06:26 AM

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 07:07 AM

...M1941 Johnson Semi-Automatic Rifle.
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...from...http://talks.guns.ru/forummessage/18/380674.html

...Johnson lmg...
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...from...http://talks.guns.ru/forummessage/18/381094.html

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 05:28 AM

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 05:49 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 05:50 AM

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