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The Johnson Rifle and LMG

The Johnson Rifle and LMG

The ultimate individual weapon, the M1944 Johnson LMG with its unique monopod.

The finest semi-auto combat rifle ever made was the M1941 Johnson rifle. This was by far the most reliable self-loading rifle ever made. It was as perfectly balanced and responsive as a fine British shotgun, as was proved by men killing waterfowl on the wing with it, and it was sniper-rifle accurate out to 1,000 yards. Since all the functioning parts were metal on metal, it was immune to the effects of stock warpage. Unfortunately, it suffered from the not-invented-here problem. U.S. Army Ordnance was an unbelievably tight clique where outsiders were quite unwelcome. This was never more openly shown than when the Johnson rifle appeared on the scene. After decades of unproductive work...

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