Posted 30 January 2011 - 05:45 PM
Was fortunate to find a throughly minty M1941 in .30-06 with Netherlands purchasing comission markings. Have only had it to the range once, but found it to be reliable and very accurate when shooting surplus Danish M2 ball ammo.
I know that it borders on heresy, but I actually prefer the M1941 Johnson rifle to the M1 Garand. It's easily loaded with stripper clips, and the 10 rd. magazine is quickly topped off with loose rounds. Cleaning is a snap, too, as only the bore is exposed to burning powder. Recoil is very mild, as much of the recoil is absorbed in cycling the action.
These guns were also produced in 7mm Mauser for the South American military market. They must have been a joy to shoot!