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Lot 406: World War II Model 1941 Johnson Semi-Automatic Rifle

Auction Date: September 11, 2020

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,250

World War II Model 1941 Johnson Semi-Automatic Rifle

Manufacturer: Johnson Automatics MFG Co
Model: 1941
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30-06 Springfield
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: parkerized
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 323
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

The receiver is marked "CAL. 30-'06 SEMI-AUTO./JOHNSON AUTOMATICS/MODEL OF 1941/MADE IN PROVIDENCE, R.I., U.S.A." over serial number "8984". The five-line patent markings are stamped between the factory legend and the rear sight. There is a small inverted triangle stamped on the right rear of the receiver that is marked inside with "CRANSTON/ARMS/CO." The rifle has the distinctive 22 inch barrel with the face of the barrel collar stamped ".30 06/41". The receiver has a perforated barrel shroud and a tangent style rear sight graduated in meters. The bright polished bolt is numbered "A0677". It is fitted with the standard ten-round rotary magazine. The two-piece walnut stock is oil finished and has a checkered steel buttplate. In August 1940, the Netherlands Purchasing Commission ordered 10,200 Johnson Automatic rifles for colonial troops in the Dutch East Indies. Before they could be delivered, the Japanese captured the Dutch colonies preventing their delivery. The U.S. Marine Corps tested and obtained a limited number of the Dutch contract Model 1941 rifles as a war expedient rifle supply until they could receive the new M1 Garand rifles. Includes canvas web sling.

Rating Definition:

Fine with 70% of the thin arsenal refurbished parkerized finish remaining, some areas of edge wear, light spotting, handling marks overall, and light markings. The sanded, re-oiled wood is also fine with some visible filler plugs, and small scattered dings. Mechanically excellent.

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