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Reply #30 - Jun 28th, 2017 at 8:39pm
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Reply #31 - Jun 28th, 2017 at 8:42pm
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no5  Seems to only let me post 1 photo at a time, but I'm a newb here.
  
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Reply #32 - Jul 1st, 2017 at 12:23pm
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Fullchoke- that should clean up well, nice with the close coupled triggers.  That is the identical two piece stock set that is on my ccjohnson Hornet.  Out of curiosity what is you barrel length?
  
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Reply #33 - Jul 1st, 2017 at 4:29pm
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My inquiry to JC Johnson was answered today. Thank you! The rifle was accepted 10/8/1947 and sent out 6/21/1948. My rifle was in the shop when the shop picture(posted here in this thread) was taken in 1/1948. How cool is that! It was re-barreled to 218 Mashburn Bee with a 1 1/16x 7/8x 26" 16 twist Buhmiller blank. The cost was $45. It was shipped to Pacific City, CA. CC Johnson must have had a reputation that went coast to coast. This is very interesting to me as this is my 1st and only custom gun.
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Reply #34 - Jul 1st, 2017 at 5:35pm
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Great info, and always neat to have a gun that has traceable provenance. But now you're going to be looking for similar guns forever!
I love old single shots by custom gun makers!
  

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Reply #35 - Jul 2nd, 2017 at 10:18pm
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Interesting thread to me. I've got a Johnson rifle, highwall.  Would like to contact JC Johnson and see what he can tell me. Would share his response on this thread, but I don't have his contact info. Would one of you be so gracious as to provide that?

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Reply #36 - Jul 3rd, 2017 at 2:43am
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I PM'ed him. He is JC Johnson on this site. I followed his instructions in a thread he posted on this site. There should be a number under the  hand guard on the bottom of the barrel. It was under the spring on mine. It is very nice of him to do this.

I looked up Buhmiller and he was an accomplished barrel maker and african hunter. I feel very fortunate to know this about my rifle. Thanks to JC Johnson!
  
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Reply #37 - Jul 3rd, 2017 at 7:59am
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Thank you. He contacted me and I've sent him the info. I agree.  It is generous of him to provide this service. Hopefully satisfying to know that his grandfather's work is still so appreciated.
  
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Reply #38 - Jul 4th, 2017 at 3:28pm
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Through a couple very courteous exchanges, Mr. J.C. Johnson informed me that my highwall was not the work of his grandfather.  The five digit number under the forearm is not consistent with work records and the caliber marking, "32-40", is neither as neatly done as that of CCJ nor is it a caliber he ever provided.

Hmmmm.  Well, I guess it's kind of like a dog I didn't buy for its pedigree (I just liked the looks of it) and it's been with me a while.   It shoots OK, I enjoy it and will pack it along tomorrow as I head to Etna Green.

My thanks to Mr. JC Johnson.
  
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Reply #39 - Jul 4th, 2017 at 4:15pm
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I'm always a bit leery of any CC Johnson marked barrel that's not in some .22 RF or CF caliber. Seems all I've seen so far were some sort of .22 caliber barrel. May have done others, I just haven't seen any.
  

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Reply #40 - Jul 4th, 2017 at 5:59pm
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marlinguy, never thought about CC Johnson and ,22 Caliber but you are right I think. I have not run into any CC Johnson rifle that was not a .22 Cal. I have one that I bought from Florida that was an all original Winchester HiWall in 32-40. Full Deluxe Schuetzen 3X wood and all the bells and whistles. He had Re-Barreled it in .222 Rem in about 1953, Neat floating Extractor
using a spring loaded plunger on the side to engage the Rimless cartridge. Worked fine. I was able to find a NOS Winchester #3 Barrel and restore it back to original configuration. Shoots really good. Regards, FITZ-G. Smiley
  
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Reply #41 - Jul 4th, 2017 at 6:04pm
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Maybe Statesrights has one by the other Johnson.
  
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Reply #42 - Jul 4th, 2017 at 6:04pm
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Mr. J.C Johnson told me that there are no records for other than .22 RF and CF done by CCJ.
  
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Reply #43 - Jul 4th, 2017 at 11:48pm
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That is interesting... only 22's. Did he advertise?
It would also be interesting so see what was popular in 22 cal back then, if a list of his work could be compiled.
  
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Reply #44 - Jul 5th, 2017 at 7:38am
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oneatatime wrote on Jul 4th, 2017 at 6:04pm:
Maybe Statesrights has one by the other Johnson.


Mine is marked "C.C. Johnson", thus counterfeit. Bought it from Florida maybe ten years ago from a guy who ran the website "Cobwebs."  Forgot his name.
  
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