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Best gun show find yet!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Ian, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Ian

    Ian Well-Known Member

    Found this at the SAR show in Phoenix this weekend, and it came home with me:


    Without a doubt the most awesome thing I've ever found at a show and been able to acquire. The seller knew what it was, and it didn't come cheap, but it is missing the bolt, furniture, gas system, and some other small parts and so the daunting task of finding another complete one, reverse engineering it, and fabricating new parts brought the price down out of the stratosphere.

    Anyone else recognize what it is? :D

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  2. selector67

    selector67 Well-Known Member

    Is it a 1941 Johnson semi auto rifle?
  3. Starship1st

    Starship1st Well-Known Member

    That is so cool!:cool:
  4. Ian

    Ian Well-Known Member

    Nope, not a Johnson (I could just buy the parts for one of those)...
  5. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    I have got to agree with selector67 and go with a Johnson Model 1941 Rifle. The first thing I noticed was the rotary magazine assembly. Very nice find, even in that condition. Should be something to see when you get it all back together again.
  6. Ian

    Ian Well-Known Member

    This is several decades before the Johnson, and has detachable drum magazines.

    AJMBLAZER Well-Known Member

    French or Mexican?
  8. Ian

    Ian Well-Known Member

    Nope, neither.
  9. 303tom

    303tom member

    Can`t quit tell by just that one picture, but kind of looks like what is left of a Howell automatic rifle............
  10. 25cschaefer

    25cschaefer Well-Known Member

    An auto conversion on a Springfield?
  11. Ian

    Ian Well-Known Member

    Nope, not a conversion of anything.
  12. .333 Nitro Express

    .333 Nitro Express Well-Known Member

    Looks like a Farquhar Hill semiauto rifle--in which case VERY cool find!
  13. Ian

    Ian Well-Known Member


    AJMBLAZER Well-Known Member

    Huh...there's something new.
  15. 56hawk

    56hawk Well-Known Member

    That's awesome, I was going to say that someone posted on here a while back about shooting one. Looked it up though and it was you. lol

    FIVETWOSEVEN Well-Known Member

    Looks like you're doing the video in slow motion because of how slow that bolt is! Does it lock open after the last round and is it possible to remove the mag without the rounds flying everywhere?
  17. Sock Puppet

    Sock Puppet Well-Known Member

    Hmm...learn something new every day!
  18. rookorami

    rookorami Well-Known Member

    I must say that is pretty nifty! This makes me want to look or other guns that are less popular just to see what I am missing
  19. Ian

    Ian Well-Known Member

    Actually, a couple of the clips in that video were in slow motion. The bolt does lock open when empty, and the drum has a latch to hold the ammo in place (I just forgot that I needed to engage it before removing a loaded drum).

    Rookorami - Check out my web site, and you'll find all sorts of neat and obscure guns. :)

    FIVETWOSEVEN Well-Known Member

    I know a couple of clips were in slow motion. I'm talking about the real time footage, it looked slowed down.

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