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  2. part number MT04002RH aka MT040-02-RH 10 pack for 55.20 plus shipping. fwiw
  3. aVian, Welcome to the Johnson message board. Congratulations on your solution. Others have had to do the same thing, similar to the ejection port door on an M16. Like you, I've kept my eyes open for any Johnson magazine spring. A couple of our long time members have fabricated their own springs to match the originals as close as possible. You have to wonder if somewhere, in a dusty warehouse, in the dark and there a 55 gallon drum of Johnson magazine door springs? I think I'd buy the whole barrel full if I could find it! I know you'll enjoy the 1941 Johnson and will be a frequent reader of the message board. Here you will find a wealth of information on Johnsons and some very knowledgeable collectors. A few of us even have some parts squirreled away. M48TANKER
  4. Thank you. I was able to obtain a copy of the magazine thanks to Alasdair. There will be 2 other articles coming over the next several months. More later when I have more info.
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  6. I have been trying to source a standard spring with no success. Numrich, Sarco, I researched torsion springs...sized the right one so I thought and ordered it...inserted it in the magazine and ... it works perfectly.
  7. I guess someone was impressed with what the last one went for.
  8. There are some of the magazines described above on Amazon for $16.99
  9. This new entry is still holding at $2,500.00
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  12. So did the buyer. It was the real deal
  13. Congrats Brian! You got a nice price. Wayne
  14. Very nice original JSAR on Gunbrxoker (mine!) This is the real deal. So far undiscovered.
  15. Sold for $169.39. WOW!
  16. Doubt the typo error. #s were hand written, not typed, Magazine may have been dented and rendered unusable and thus replaced. JSARs which presumably saw action in the Indies usually have poor bores as the ammo used was corrosive and the jungle made cleaning and maintenance difficult. Replacement bbls are hard to come by. Decent originals in 30/06 often go for over $1000, 7mm for $750 (although a 7mm just went for $1350 on Ebay) Aftermarket replacements are occasionally available. I may have a few. Email me for what I have. <>
  17. Hi Mr Alpert, after stripping my 1941 all apart and get it cleaned, I checked all the parts, and I was really glad to find it is all matching except the barrel assy ( 1033E ) and the magazine that is 5563. The finish on the magazine looks like the same as the overall rifle, so I have doubt that it has been replaced. Could have been a typo error on the serial number you have on file? Also, do you know where I can find a good barrel for it, mine is worn out. Thanks!
  18. The seller is a well known US martial arms dealer.....quality stuff at top dollar. A few years ago, a big time collector in Indiana committed suicide and his arsenal was auctioned off to FFL holders only. C&Rs were not accepted. Among the items were 10 or 12 JSARs which went for $7-8 thousand each. We were all amazed that dealers would pay so much and apparently 1 dealer, this seller, got most of them. I know him fairly well. He usually deals with lists to exclusive buyers.
  19. If the pictures are good, the fact that is color is too uniform on all parts, raises doubts concerning refinishing. Varius parts that would normally show black are too gray. Glad to see prices increasing again.
  20. I too hope the the "winning bidder" did not focus on "Highly sought after by Collectors,only 3000 manufactured". That was very deceiving by the seller. I can just imagine what might happen if the winner joins this forum, maybe finds that all parts do not match as shipped, and learns that possibly over 20k were actually made. While it is a nice looking rifle, just the same....$$$$. Any item is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it.
  21. I would have thought that only an as-issued serial matching Jsar would demand such money. I did not see that mentioned. Not even a bayonet?
  22. I just hope the buyer didn't focus in on the statement in the description "only 3000 manufactured." Still, a very nice rifle.
  23. A very nice "investment grade" JSAR just sold on GB for over $9000. I guess quality still has a price.
  24. Thanks Joseph, That's just the kind of information I was after. Are there any published books available that document the process?
  25. The receivers were forged from high quality 6000 series steel. Likely first step was to fit in a jig to establish zero points and then drill through the bore. After drilling, the bolt way was broached on large double acting machines. These were extremely accurate and fast. Other broaches made other cuts much faster and more accurate than milling machines. Other cuts were made with a vertical shaper using jigs. There were many jigs which held the receiver for drilling through hardened bushings on gang drills, each hole or cut had its specific tool. The work books detailed each step, it tooling and sequence. These techniques were widely used and were probability as fast or faster than early CNC. There is a U-tube about making WW1 guns which show this means. Johnson hired the best engineers and designers who had years of knowhow. I have seen the receiver drawing and am amazed at the hundreds of dimensions on one drawing. The hand guard section was punched in the flat and then formed into shape, the mounting blocks for the screws were riveted in to hold shape. Likely the barrel latch was also installed at this time since shroud was easy to handle. The forged piece and the shroud were fitted into a custom welding machine which aligned and welded them together in less than a minute. The assembly was probably stressed relieved after welding as neither the receiver nor shroud were hardened. Internal parts were hardened as needed. As an mechanical engineer and machinist, I admire that such an organization and product came together so quickly and functioned so well. Comparing to the Garand which was years in design and had its early problems, then produced with unlimited gov. funds and had hundreds of special machines and thousands of people is not a fair comparison. Both weapons functioned well and met specs during wartime needs.
  26. I have done a little more research on the 1941 ID page here, and it appears the receiver was made from 2 parts welded together. Action milled or forged, and the barrel shroud made from heavy gauge sheet steel. My copy of Johnson Rifles and Machine Guns, 1968, ed Don B McClean, page 14, shows a full length receiver, set up on milling machine. I'm not sure if this is just a publicity photo with a finished receiver on the machine, or whether it is a true reflection of the actual manufacturing process? I thought one of the advantages over the Garand was that it was easier to manufacture the Johnson? This process sounds more complicated than the forge/finish milling of a Garand receiver, which is much smaller due to not having an integral barrel shroud.
  27. Thank you for the information on the missing part that turned out to not be missing after all. I'll chalk it up to my lack of familiarity with this design. I must have seen the hole formerly plugged by the op rod handle and assumed there was a missing screw. Thank you also for the quick response on what is (or rather isn't) in the log. I can only wonder what parts or originally had, although here are the numbers I could find on the parts currently on it: Barrel-2076G Magazine housing-B4737 Trigger assembly-A1439 Extractor-H0749 Firing pin-3812 Bolt-A5394 Locking can-B7099 Do the barrel or extractor numbers seem out of place given their G and H block on a no-letter block rifle, or is that pretty common throughout production? As far as the lack of destination in the logs, could any of them have been sales/demonstration pieces for potential buyers? I had documented salesman's Reising Model 60 a while back that I sometimes regret selling. I guess we will probably never know.
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