Johnson Rifles and Machine Guns: The Story of Melvin Maynard Johnson, Jr. and His Guns

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The M1941 Johnson Rifle is the hottest World War II rifle on the collectors' market today, and this exciting new book by Bruce Canfield covers it all! From invention and manufacture through to issue to the troops, every aspect of the Johnson is explained and illustrated, including just the kind of hands-on information that you need, like collector's notes and serial number data. Learn to tell original configuration rifles from less valuable put-together guns and sporterized versions. Also learn about all the "other" Johnson guns, like light machine guns, paratroop rifles and more.

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Bruce N. Canfield is the world's best selling author on America's military longarms. His previous books, all of which are available on Amazon.com, are standard guides owned by every serious collector and firearms enthusiast. Together with Robert L. Lamoreaux and Edward R. Johnson, Canfield has assembled the remarkable story behind the Johnson Automatic, made up almost entirely from unpublished information that will be new to collectors and historians.

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Lavishly illustrated [with] over 285 clear and detailed photographs, [this book] provides more information...than anything yet in print. --Shooter's Bookshelf

A must-have for the collector who wishes to verify the authenticity of his rifle. --Rifle Shooter, January/February 2003

This well-researched and well-illustrated reference will be invaluable to those interested in the development of military arms, and it is fitting tribute to the genius of Melvin Maynard Johnson, Jr. --Mark A. Keefe, Gun Mart December 2003

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