Ed Johnson

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  1. 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.
  2. This new entry is still holding at $2,500.00
  3. Possibly SARCO in PA ?
  4. Any photos would help. Also strongly recommend you purchase Canfield's "Johnson's Rifles & Machine Guns" now in its 2nd printing. Tells a lot about those rifles.
  5. I do try to encourage folks not to use loads that are too "hot" and also to make sure that the bullets being used are not too large for the bore of the carbine being used. We had problems briefly back in the 1960's with this. As for the loads themselves, we used Dupont IMR 4227 powder with 11.5 grains, a 40 grain speer soft-point or sisk fmj, #6.5 primer caps and .30 caliber M1 Carbine Brass which we necked down to a .223. Some other folks used .224. My last bullets were .2235 flat nose from Winchester. Everybody who handloads has their own concept of what's best. Just be careful, use gloves and safety glasses if you aren't sure.
  6. Also strongly suggest you obtain Bruce Canfield's "Johnson Rifles and Machine Guns" to go with your rifle....and it will give you a thorough history.
  7. Walt Liss has specialized in dealing with these bayonets. Problem is, a tree fell on his truck so he's trying to deal with that mess at the moment.
  8. Also suggest you purchase the book, "Johnson Rifles & Machine Guns" by Bruce Canfield. It will answer many questions, such as the ones concerning the sights. Don't make any changes yet.
  9. Strongly suggest you purchase the book "Johnson Rifles & Machine Guns" by Bruce Canfield....a good investment if you now have that gun. It will answer many questions.
  10. Are you requesting this help in the DARDICK section? Because that's where I seem to be reading it. Do you want to post it in the Johnson Rifle section?
  11. Joe Scott is correct on the blueprint situation, unfortunately. On a separate topic above, concerning the recent Firearms News magazine article, I also mentioned Dad's involvement with the AR-10 project. You might want to take a closer look at an AR-10 in terms of evaluation. Granted, it is not recoil operated, but Dad was enthusiastic about it during the design and it used a larger cartridge than the .223 Remington (5.56mm). I suggest this because the Johnson weapons were vintage WWII 1930's - 1940's for manufacturing process, versus the AR-10 which came 20 years or so later. As for patents, they are long expired and folks have used Dad's bolt & extraction designs since then. Good luck with your project. ej
  12. Dad worked as a consultant with Gene Stoner & others on the initial AR - 10.....repeat, 10...., rifle with Armalite. Others continued on with what became the AR-15 & M-16 series. So you could say that the Johnson LMG became the father of the AR-10 and the grandfather of the M-16, etc.....the styling is very similar. Yes, the bolt design is definitely Johnson.
  13. To all members and users of this Johnson Website, operated and managed by James Pullen, as well as members of the Johnson Gun Club (via E-mail).... Alasdair Macdonald was kind enough to forward me a copy of a magazine, which I read last night. Once again, Alasdair, I am most grateful. I strongly recommend that all of you obtain a copy of this magazine through whatever source. It is "Firearms News" (formally Shotgun News) which has expanded into an actual color magazine format. It is the January 2018 issue number 2....repeat, 2....which has a photo of the Galil ACE Pistol on the cover. If you have trouble locating it, try calling the publishing office at 1 800 521 2885 for help. I mention all this because it is the first time in my memory that an author (in this case, Mr. Jim Dickson) has taken such a strong position on the political issues that, as most of you know, affected the adoption of my father's weapons by the US military establishment. I know that Dad, and all the loyal folks who helped him design his rifles and machine guns, would appreciate the remarks, even at this late date. Obviously, with my remarks, the article was very favorable. I freely admit to being biased....it doesn't bother me one bit....especially when I think of all the indignities and frustrations endured by Dad and our family over the years as he tried to deal with "the establishment." Ed J
  14. To all members and users of this Johnson Website, operated and managed by James Pullen, as well as members of the Johnson Gun Club (via E-mail).... Alasdair Macdonald was kind enough to forward me a copy of the above mentioned magazine, which I read last night. Once again, Alasdair, I am most grateful. I strongly recommend that all of you obtain a copy of the magazine through whatever source. Again, it is "Firearms News" (formally Shotgun News) which has expanded into an actual color magazine format. It is the January 2018 issue number 2....repeat, 2....which has a photo of the Galil ACE Pistol on the cover. If you have trouble locating it, try calling the publishing office at 1 800 521 2885 for help. I mention all this because it is the first time in my memory that an author (in this case, Mr. Jim Dickson) has taken such a strong position on the political issues that, as most of you know, affected the adoption of my father's weapons by the US military establishment. I know that Dad, and all the loyal folks who helped him design his rifles and machine guns, would appreciate the remarks, even at this late date. Obviously, with my remarks, the article was very favorable. I freely admit to being biased....it doesn't bother me one bit....especially when I think of all the indignities and frustrations endured by Dad and our family over the years as he tried to deal with "the establishment." Ed J
  15. Alasdair, yes I understood it used to be Shotgun News. Used that one back in the '60's for obtaining M1 Carbine parts for the 5.7mm Spitfires. Have jst ordered a subscription but it might not include the above issue. If I can't get a copy, I'll get back to you. I'll pay for any copying you might need to do. ej