M1947 Johnson auto carbine

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M1947 Johnson auto carbine
Type Battle rifle
Place of origin United States
Production history
Designer Melvin Johnson
Designed 1947
No. built 5
Weight 8 3/4 lbs
Length 38ins
Barrel length 22 in (560 mm)

Cartridge .30-06 Springfield
Action Short recoil
Rate of fire Semi automatic
Muzzle velocity 2,800 ft/s (853.6 m/s)
Feed system 10 round cylindrical magazine
25-round, single stack-column box magazine

The M1947 Johnson auto carbine is a semi-automatic derivative of the M1941 Johnson machine gun. It was intended as a replacement of the M1 rifle but not accepted.[1] The auto carbine never got past the prototype stage, only five of them ever being made.

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  1. ^ "The Little-Known Tale Of "Daisy Mae" - The Johnson Auto-Carbine". Milpas. Archived from the original on 10 March 2016. Retrieved 30 December 2016.