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  2. Bolt number SN 0079 is also listed on ebay. I hope somebody needs it. This seller also has a Magazine follower. Barrel jacket.!37191!US!-1 Front sight Bolt stop plate
  3. This item has been relisted and starting bid reduced to $87.00 + $4.53 S&H,or you can make an offer to seller. Once again it is magazine housing SN 7175 with the magazine cover. I hope somebody needs this magazine to help restore their JSAR to production log condition. Still a great buy at this price. Here is the updated link.
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  5. No problem. I am just as frustrated as the rest of you. I wish this were not the case.
  6. If I remember correctly, I spoke to Ed about the A and B prefix logs about a year ago. I believe he told me they where destroyed in a flood. Maybe Ed could refresh my memory?? Wayne Disregard this post. I didn't see Ed's response. Sorry bout that! 🙄
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  8. Clyde Cremer and I are both sure they were so damaged in the flood that were unusable and thrown out.
  9. Art, I believe the serial numbers were correct so as to satisfy the Dutch contract cost control.  They would not have stamped such a high number out of order.  The existing log book is very much in sequence.  There are too many high B numbers above 22,000 indicating higher production.

  10. Joe, possibly, as the highest number that the forum has been asked about was B8959, but if the no prefix logs are any indication, there is not any rhyme or reason to the assembly sequence. Plus we all know that not all the SN's in the no prefix range were actually assembled...if we are to believe the logs. Is current speculation that the A and B logs are just lost, or were they possibly destroyed in "the flood"? Boy, if someone found them, I wonder what they might be worth!!!
  11. I have seen rifles with serial numbers in the B-88xx range. This might indicate numbers in 28,000 range. Guess we might never know unless we find the missing logs books.
  12. I just finished reading this article and enjoyed it. I have several of Canfields books including "Johnson's Rifles and Machine Guns". The American Rifleman article says 21,988 is the total production number. I had thought it was more based on other articles and I think, Canfield's book. Is this (21,988) the total number produced?
  13. Nice catch Thank You for posting
  14. Ed: I finally got my issue, and have now read it. Regarding new material in the article, any hint as what paragraphs this applies to? My poor mind is awash with info and details, and I am having a hard time filtering for new data. ArtR
  15. I apologize if I have mentioned any of these previously: 9418 (was previously held by a forum member) has serious biscuit repairs to stock Appears to be 9648 sporterized B4469 has forestock issues 4727 high priced heavily sporterized
  16. Collection of Documents/Photos/Articles, etc. of the late Gary Roberts of Greenfield (Indianapolis), Indiana. Here is a link to 300 photos of the above collection of documents:
  17. Not bad at $93.00 for both considering Numrich wants $98.33 for Mag housing and $92.48 for the cover with a C&R discount. More if you don't have a C&R. The Magazine housing is SN 7175 according to the description. It would be a nice deal if somebody needed that Magazine housing number. Also see my post on the M1941 LMG on Gunbroker.
  19. To all....regarding the July issue of American Rifleman and Bruce Canfield's article.....He and I just E-mailed back & forth tonight. His article focused primarily on the '41 JSAR as issued and used by the USMC. Some of the material is from our 2002 book, yes, but some is also new material NOT in our book that Bruce found more recently while researching material for another project. Therefore, the recent magazine article makes a nice compliment to our book. As for the the April & May 1984 issues of AR mentioned above, those are definitely worth keeping, especially if you have our 2002 (or 2006 2nd edition) Johnson Book. Before Bruce Canfield and Stuart Mowbray (publisher) got involved and took the project "over the finish line," researcher Bob Lamoreaux and my older brother Melvin M. Johnson, III (who had written for the Boston Globe) worked on a manuscript, 2 chapters of which AR published. But we had trouble locating a decent publisher, so things sat still for a while until I connected with Bruce and three of us (Bruce, Bob and myself) finished the job with my brother and the remaining Johnson family cheering us on. Many of the older website team members, notably Jim Pullen, Walt Liss, Joe Scott, Peter DeRose and Clyde Cremer were helpful and supportive as well, along with a great many others in the research efforts. As they takes a Village sometimes..... ej
  20. Glad things worked out. Hoping and praying for exact serial numbers matching from the original production log on 4 digit Johnson Rifles is a bit like trying to get 3 matching elephants on a lever action slot machine at one of the casinos. Once in a great while, someone connects. Getting the magazine number? You did better than most, I think. ej
  21. Hi and welcome to the site. Once again, we apologize for the problems that you had setting up an account. And thanks for the kind comments and feedback regarding you rifles current configuration. It looks like you have a nice specimen, and what may be an original bayonet. And as you probably already know, you will be the star at the range any time you bring the JSAR! ArtR
  22. Very nice.
  23. This is such a coincidence and great news as I dug up my April and May 1984 issues of The American Rifleman today.It took hours then I log in here to find out the July issue of The American rifleman has an article on my favorite rifle. I think I'll get a lottery ticket in the morning. These issues had a two part article titled "Melvin Johnson and his Rifle" written by Robert L. Lamoreaux and Melvin M. Johnson III. I must say that in rereading those past issues it is my opinion that The American Rifleman's quality of articles and writting has gone downhill over the years.
  24. I'd like to thank Ed and Art for all there help in getting an account started and getting production log info regarding my JSAR Sn 6124. Ed and Art you fine gentleman are fantastic.Thank you for all your help. I have reposted the production log info on the left and what my rifle has on the right. I must say Art you were right about it being fun to look and hope.It was very exciting disassembling my JSAR and checking the numbers but my JSAR like yours Art only has the correct magazine. We (JSAR) still had a wonderful fathers day with plenty of quality time together.Plenty of rounds downrange. Received from Cranston Arms 2/23/1942 Currently Stock No. 2 2 Barrel No. 2437E 0188G Hammer Block No. 5117 9467 Hammer No. 9002 6342 Bolt No. 9527 9731 Locking Cam No. 4505 8483 Firing Pin No. A2216 K7239 Extractor No. 5454 5673 Magazine No. A1087 A1087 Transferred from Johnson Automatics to the Netherlands Purchasing Commission 2/24/1942. I purchased this rifle with bayonet down in Texas hill country along with an 1944 Ithaca M1911A1 in 2006.
  25. I have not heard any complaints about Miltech quality. And if I wasn't who I happened to be, and if I were looking to buy a '41 JSAR, I'd be happy to have a Miltech unit. Let's see how high this one goes. ej
  26. Thank you. I was already aware that something was in the works but wasn't sure when. Thank you for the info. ej
  27. A steal at that price. Not a whole lot of difference from the one on GB which went for $11000+
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  29. It was written by Bruce Canfield so most of the info is probably already in his book but it is still good to see articles on this great rifle. Wayne
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