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Lot 433: U.S. Johnson Model 1941 Rifle with Bayonet

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

U.S. Johnson Automatics Model 1941 Semi-Automatic Rifle with Bayonet

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

U.S. Johnson Automatics Model 1941 Semi-Automatic Rifle with Bayonet

Manufacturer: Cranston Arms
Model: 1941
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30-06
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: parkerized
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 307
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Bore Condition: Shiny - Very little wear

Originally up for consideration by the Netherlands Purchasing Commission as a service weapon for colonial troops in the Dutch East Indies, a large order for the Johnson Rifle was placed in 1940, but the Japanese invasion of the East Indies prevented delivery. A number of these Dutch Johnsons were procured by the U.S. Marine Corps as a substitute for the M1 Garand and saw action in the Pacific. Blade front and adjustable 1,000 meter rear sights, the model and patent markings on top of the receiver, and a five-pointed star over "CRANSTON/ARMS/CO." in a triangle on the right side below the rear sight. The barrel is marked ".30-'06/41" on the flange and "J.A./30-'06" on the chamber. Fitted with a two-piece stock featuring a checkered steel buttplate. Included with the rifle is the distinctive Johnson bayonet, 11 3/4 inches overall with a 7 1/2 inch triangular blade.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, with 85% plus original parkerized finish, showing areas of brown spotting and mild handling marks. The stock is very good, with mild dings and dents. The bayonet shows mild wear. The hold open needs adjustment, otherwise mechanically fine.

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