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Johnsonautocarbine
M1947 Johnson auto carbine
Country of origin

United States of America

Manufacturer(s)

Johnson Automatics

Designer(s)

Melvin Johnson

Year(s) designed

1946

Production began

1946

Production ended

1946

Weapon type

Battle rifle

Caliber

.30-06 Springfield

Action

Short-recoil, rotating bolt

Overall length

38 inches (96.5 centimeters)

Barrel length

22 inches (55.9 centimeters)

Weight

8.75 pounds (3.97 kilograms)

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

10-round internal rotary magazine
25-round single stack box magazine


The M1947 Johnson auto carbine, nicknamed Daisy Mae by its creator, is a very rare prototype American battle rifle.

HistoryEdit

The auto carbine was made due to Argentina getting interested in the weapons made by Melvin Johnson. However, after Johnson showed the weapon to the Argentinian army, they rejected it. Details of the weapon are very sketchy, and it is said that only five were made. Due to the rejection, the weapon never got past the prototype stage. Despite this, it is said that one of these auto carbines was used in World War II.

Design DetailsEdit

The weapon shares various parts with the older Johnson rifle and Johnson light machine gun; they even use the same operating principle.

ReferencesEdit

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