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5 years 15 weeks ago, 11:56 PM

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What else do you know about it?
What cal. ?

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5 years 15 weeks ago, 1:26 PM

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It is a 30-06 cal., I have read the history on this gun about how it was used. This was my great uncles rifle in the war from what i was told but im not sure how accurate that is.

5 years 15 weeks ago, 1:41 PM

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Your 1941 Johnson is on the rare side
Only 20,000 were made and most of
them went to Marines in the
South Pacific Theater.
I wouldn't sell it until I did some
research on it as to its real worth.
Looks pretty clean in the picture.
Do you have a bayonet for it?
If not you might look for one.
I'm no pro at this but there are
a lot of military arms collectors
out there and you might get a good
deal if you can take time to look
around.

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5 years 15 weeks ago, 9:37 AM

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Do you know where i can research the serial # in order to get more information about my rifle.

5 years 15 weeks ago, 9:46 AM

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you might find something if you google military arms
collectors. Someone there might be able to help
you, not me sorry

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5 years 15 weeks ago, 9:48 AM

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someone at Gun Values Board might be able to help out

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5 years 15 weeks ago, 9:55 AM

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First off, be sure to read all the posts, CW had an important point.. what ever you do, don't refinish the stock (or any of it obviously).. I see it mentioned in a couple of books, and its always as a positive, most that had it loved it.. but guess politics were involved in it not being selected and mass produced.. This is to your advantage...less of them, the more thier worth..and you have a VALUABLE piece.. I think it would be ok to shoot.. have it checked out first.. but really should be ok, and fun.. yep...start googling...and you will incounter a lot of pros that collect and know everything in the world re your rifle.. good luck, try to resist the urge to sell it... think your going to be surprised at the value... it will ONLY go up....good luck, and keep us posted.

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5 years 15 weeks ago, 10:11 AM

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Get that water heater installed ?

I see you like tactical knives.
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It has a stag horn probably not original
and blade is 95% 8in long

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5 years 15 weeks ago, 1:32 PM

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thanks for all your help, I have never refinished it at all. I know it still shots cause i have shot it several times it is the most accurate rifle i have ever shot even the ones i have with scopes. it is dead on out to 300 yards at least. and if anyone talks to a collecter that might be interested in buying this one please let me know
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5 years 15 weeks ago, 1:45 PM

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DAVID

DO NOT REFINISH THAT GUN IN ANY WAY
Most collectors want the finish that they
ended up with after use so leave the finish
and bluing alone!!!!!!!!!!!!

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5 years 15 weeks ago, 12:06 AM

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Your Johnson 1941 competed with the M1 Garand but lost
out for several reasons. Number one was the recoil barrel
was not reliable when using a bayonet. There were only
20,000 made It is a 30-06 Springfield with 10 round mag

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5 years 15 weeks ago, 12:48 AM

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I love the Johson..

Ive heard diffrent things from old marines who did the south pacific.. some of the said it was the greatest thing going..your right about the bbl..but it also allowed it to break down.. best ive heard it its sorta half way between a M1 and a BAR..yep 30.06 like the other two..and some really liked it a lot ..it used the same striper clips as the M1 and could load ten rounds super fast.it has a short recoil system compared to the M1's long operating rod that could be bent, you could do the striper clips from prone..the break down bbl..was a great feature for paras..and made it easier to clean, but had issues as you said CW..big prob was that it was a full pound heavier than the M1 at an even 10 lbs.and my understanding is you could use a bayo... BUT no handguard made it harder...anyway a piece of history i sure would love to own.

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5 years 15 weeks ago, 12:52 AM

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It also had a lot more parts some small and easily
lost when field striping

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5 years 15 weeks ago, 12:54 AM

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Check out the pic of the Elissa I posted

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5 years 15 weeks ago, 1:03 AM

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sure everything is ok, but would like to get an update if anyone has seen him ...

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5 years 15 weeks ago, 1:05 AM

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I didn't see Daisy, Ive been here almost all day

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5 years 15 weeks ago, 1:11 AM

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think he said that before once, and got to be rough now.. im gona send him a pm from all of us..might make him feel better..

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5 years 15 weeks ago, 1:16 AM

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You do that. Word it gentley don't make him hurt laughing

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5 years 15 weeks ago, 1:18 AM

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see yall later

Behave

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5 years 15 weeks ago, 1:27 AM

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night pard

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 12:04 AM

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You can tell by the comments that are buddy CW likes this one to huh..

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 12:29 AM

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It is one bad ass piece of machinery.
I would pick one over an M16 today
May I have a recoil pad please LMAO

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 12:40 AM

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Dubya..

night my friend.. prayers as always for the niece.. see ya in the am.. im already half asleep...

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