Johnson Automatics, Inc., also known as Cranston Arms Co. Inc., was an American firearms company.
The company was set up in 1941 to manufacture Johnson rifles and machine guns for the US Army, along with sporting rifles. In 1946, the company produced a prototype battle rifle for the Argentinian Army, which expressed an interest in his weapons. However, the Argentinian Army declined to purchase any, and said carbine was never put into production. The post-war years were not kind to the company, causing the company to file for bankruptcy and liquidated by 1949, with various companies such as Winchester earning the shares of the old company.
- Johnson rifle - Their most famous product. A rifle that tried (unsuccessfully) to compete against the M1 Garand.
- Johnson light machine gun - A light machine gun sharing a similar action to the Johnson rifle.