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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.

 

Charlie Flick

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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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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.

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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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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...

 

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I couldn't agree more artu44

 

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

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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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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?.

 

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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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In the hands of the Forcemen of the Brave , FSSF

 

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And the GERMAN cousin ( Internet Pic)

 

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