Book Review: Johnson Rifles and Machine Guns

Most folks are aware of the M1941 Johnson semiauto rifle, which competed valiantly but unsuccessfully withthe M1 Garand for the position of standard US service rifle during WWII. What most people aren’t as familiar with is the story of Melvin Johnson, and the other projects he was involved in both before and after the war. The book we’re looking at today is Bruce Canfield’s Johnson Rifles and Machine Guns, which explores these subjects, as well as the competition between the M1 and the Johnson.

The work is still in print, happily, and you can get a copy from Amazon: