M1941 Johnson machine gun

The M1941 Johnson Light Machine Gun was an American recoil-operated light machine gun designed in the late 1930s by Melvin Johnson. It shared the same operating principle and many parts with the M1941 Johnson rifle and the M1947 Johnson auto carbine.

M1941 Johnson machine gun
Class Manportable
Type Machine Guns
Manufacturer Melvin Johnson
Production Period 1940 - 1945
Origin United States of America
Country Name Origin Year
United States of America 1940
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Cuba 1953 1959 View
Korea 1950 1953 View
Philippines 1942 1954 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Melvin Johnson 1940 1945 9500 View
The M1941 Johnson Light Machine Gun was an American recoil-operated light machine gun designed in the late 1930s by Melvin Johnson. It shared the same operating principle and many parts with the M1941 Johnson rifle and the M1947 Johnson auto carbine.

Type Light machine gun
Place of origin United States
Service history
In service 1940–1961
Used by Canada, United Kingdom, Philippines, United States
Wars World War II,

Korean War,

Hukbalahap Rebellion,

Cuban Revolution
Production history
Designed 1940
Produced 1940–1945
Number built 9500
Variants M1941

M1944
Specifications
Weight 13 lb (5.9 kg)
Length 42 in (1,100 mm)
Barrel length 22 in (560 mm)
Cartridge .30-06 Springfield
Action Short recoil
Rate of fire 300–900 round/min variable
Muzzle velocity 2,800 ft/s (853.6 m/s)
Feed system 20-round, single stack-column detachable box magazine

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