The Model of 1941 Johnson Light Machine Gun

The Model Of 1941 Johnson Light Machine Gun

Overshadowed by the Browning Automatic Rifle, Melvin Johnson’s Model of 1941 Light Machine Gun served elite Marine Parachutists and the Army’s Special Service Force with distinction during some of the toughest fighting of World War II.

Rifleman Q&A: Finding A USMC Model 1941 Johnson Rifle

Melvin Johnson believed Garand's mainstream design to be flawed and reasoned that a handier gun might appeal to the Dutch. His unique M1941 rifle went on to inspire the likes of Eugene stoner, among others, yet garnered very little U.S. military acceptance at the time.

The Johnson Auto-Carbine: A Firearm History Footnote

The hard-hitting .30-’06 Sprg. Johnson Auto-Carbine could have been one of the most important infantry arms of World War II. Never heard of it? There’s a reason for that.

Video—ARTV: Melvin Johnson’s Automatics

Check out this segment from a recent episode of American Rifleman TV to learn more about inventor Melvin Maynard Johnson and his guns.

Tonight on American Rifleman TV: Johnson Rifles; Taurus G2; and M3 Grease Gun

Watch the video preview of tonight's ARTV episode, which includes a review of the Taurus Millennium G2 pistol, and a feature story on the rifles of Melvin Johnson.

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