Ed Johnson

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About Ed Johnson

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  • Birthday 05/16/1940

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    Office: Groton, CT Home: near Mystic, CT
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    Part-Time Journalist, rowing, bicycling, swimming, firearms research

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  1. Is that # 9648? Hard to read.
  2. Jeed, you got yourself a rare piece at a very low price. Congratulations! The 12" short-barreled Police model will probably never be found. Two of Dad's died in house fires. I do not know if the New Haven CT PD would still have the three that they purchased back in the 1960's. Muzzle velocity was around 2650 FPS versus close to 3000 from 18" normal barrels. Total production of all Spitfires was less than 200. Your number 1100 would have been towards the end of production. Final assembly was in a large custom gun facility in Hope Valley, Rhode Island which is described in the book from info that I provided. If you are shooting the gun, use caution to make sure that the bullet is not so much fatter than the bore as to cause problems. Measure it carefully. If you give me your E-mail, I can send you our "5.7 Club" info. Write me at edwardrjohnson610@gmail.com (E D W A R D R J O H N S O N 6 1 0) use lower case. Some folks miss the little "r" in the middle.... :-) Thanks also for the link on the Spitfire video. I don't have any problem with the various comments. Dad was ahead of his time, but we tried anyway. Ed J
  3. My eyes aren't that good. Is it a JSAR or a JSLMG receiver? If it is JSAR, #3923, we might be able to track history. Brian also has the file disk.
  4. If photos are available, it would help. The stock might be a custom piece. If in good condition, it might get $400 to 500 but the photo would help. One of our own Johnson Spitfires (listed above) recently went for over $600.00 but it was a factory made original with no alterations. Ed J
  5. This is definitely one of the carbines that I produced after Dad passed away. It looks to be in very good shape. It was our model # 5772 with a 5 round magazine.
  6. Looks like they used a Johnson receiver, among other things.
  7. I cannot help wondering what it is that makes people do these things. Hope Dad can't see this.
  8. I think one of the best things about this site, other than the fact it concerns weapons built by my father (!), is the helpful interchange between collectors, and the above is a perfect example of this. Wish Dad was still alive to see it. At the age of 78, I'm grateful that I can.
  9. Nice catch, Art.....copied it on my printer for my files. Hadn't seen this one before.
  10. I know Mr. Scott is trying to get back into the parts game somewhat but I believe he is still recovering and/or still dealing with eye surgery. If the JLMG '41 photo is of your present piece, that bipod in the photo looks accurate to be the Johnson design. Joe ran a bunch of these bipods off some years ago and i don't know his plans for more. The BAR style bipods were actually used on early JLMG's, so they would still be considered appropriate.
  11. Art? Contact me at erjrice@aol.com to discuss something else besides beer. You might find it interesting. ej
  12. Jim Pullen is to be commended for the efforts he has been putting into this project. We were dealing with problems beyond our control which were, among other things, making it difficult for new members, and even some older ones, to log into the present Johnson site and use the message board. Please stay tuned as Jim moves us along. Ed J
  13. Would this item have what might loosely be referred to as a "custom stock?" :-)
  14. Walt isn't sure he found one. I'm not looking for one in NRA "good" condition. Don't mind if its a sporter stock. Private message me with the contact info. Thanks.
  15. Same to you, Art.....and to everyone else using the site. Let's hope for a quiet, productive 2019.