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Johnson 1941 LMG

Postby Lord Elpus » Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:58 pm

Finished this today, took a fair time to get the hop/ feed right, so it ran constant. Collected pieces over the last 10 months started the build in April.
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Re: Johnson 1941 LMG

Postby Lord Elpus » Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:00 pm

Pic’s didn’t attach,
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Re: Johnson 1941 LMG

Postby Lord Elpus » Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:18 pm

No, it won’t put up pic’s, just knocks me out of the forum, back to google, I’ll have find another way.
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Re: Johnson 1941 LMG

Postby Lord Elpus » Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:08 pm

Trying again with a Pic, hopefully this will show up,
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Re: Johnson 1941 LMG

Postby Lord Elpus » Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:10 pm

Hooray! Here’s another,
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Re: Johnson 1941 LMG

Postby razorlight » Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:05 pm

Hi Andy. Hope all's well. That is very impressive. I'd never heard of such of such a gun. I had a look on Google images to see what it looked like. Damn good copy, looks superb.
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Re: Johnson 1941 LMG

Postby kingmaker » Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:05 am

G3 reciever?,works well mate,the whole gun rocks mate,never knew they were green though,was that a Pacific Marine modification.I,m jealous
Are you keeping that or sending it to the states there is a guy who will cut his own nuts of for that gun
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Re: Johnson 1941 LMG

Postby Lord Elpus » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:27 pm

I must admit quite a strange one to do, but it was fun doing it, the hop unit is made from a kitchen cutting board! Using the original hop as well, with a piece of M4 hop. The originals were only used in the Pacific I believe, but were well received by the Marines. The colour does look bright in the pics, not so in the real light, it’s supposed to be “Pacific Green” But now wish I’d painted it it Olive Drab.
It works well, and breaks down in a few minutes for service/ repair.
I am building no. 2 but not for another month or two.
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Re: Johnson 1941 LMG

Postby Lord Elpus » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:31 pm

Here’s a pic with no. 2 with no.1
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Re: Johnson 1941 LMG

Postby Dada Phlott » Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:24 am

That is quite brilliant :good:
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Re: Johnson 1941 LMG

Postby Anu » Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:40 pm

That is so awesome!!
They were used in the ETO as well by the First Special Service Force, mainly in Italy I think
I've been wanting one of those to complete my FSSF loadout, also thought of trying to make one myself but I'm not experienced in metalworking at all so that has not gone beyond wanting to try yet.
What did you use as a donor, G3? And the mag is a AK47 one I guess?
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Re: Johnson 1941 LMG

Postby Lord Elpus » Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:16 pm

You are correct Anu, G3 receiver, top and bottom, shaved a few bits off here and there, so it still breaks down very much the same as any G3, just have to remove cylindrical mag tins to expose G3 pins.
The mags are standard CYMA 200 rnd mid caps, could be widened to look a bit better, with foam Rubber and some plastic card I reckon, might do one for no. 2 gun.
I want to finish no.2 and use it for a while then it would probably be for sale, no.1 gun has already gone to new owner.
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Re: Johnson 1941 LMG

Postby Lord Elpus » Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:29 pm

Here’s a couple more pic’s, hop unit re- route, barrel cooling tube fabrication, right side of finished gun.
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Re: Johnson 1941 LMG

Postby Lord Elpus » Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:31 pm

I’m just waiting for the wife to discover what I did with her cutting board!
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Re: Johnson 1941 LMG

Postby Lord Elpus » Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:34 pm

Few more pic’s
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