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Johnson Automatics, Inc.
Country of Origin

United States

Location(s)

Massachusetts, United States

Founder(s)

Melvin Johnson

Year of Founding

1941

Year of Closure

1949

Fate

Bankrupt

Owner(s)/Parent Company

Melvin Johnson

Key People

Melvin Johnson

Weapon Types

Sporting rifles, rifles

Famous Firearms

Johnson rifle, Johnson light machine gun

Area(s) served

Worldwide


Johnson Automatics, Inc., also known as Cranston Arms Co. Inc., was an American firearms company.

HistoryEdit

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.

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