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Charles C Johnson, Riflesmith
Jul 5th, 2017 at 10:18am
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As Charles C Johnson's grandson I will try and clarify some things.
First, CCJ did not make stocks. He occasionally fitted factory replacement stocks and semi inletted bolt action stocks. 
He fitted barrels in a wide variety of calibers, but only relined .22  rimfire or .22 centerfire calibers ( when a reline was requested by the customer).
The most popular .22 centerfire caliber was .22-3000 and the 2R Lovell, followed by .218 Bee and Mashburn Bee, .219 Donaldson Wasp, and .22 Hornet.
As to compiling the records, they are on 3X5 cards and sorted into envelopes by year from 1932 to 1972 and averge 300 + jobs per year. Some cards are missing due to mice , but they are now in a mouseproof container.
One of my goals is to input the iinformation into a searchable database. Life keeps getting in the way of doing so.
Respectfully,
Jerry C Johnson
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Re: Charles C Johnson, Riflesmith
Reply #1 - Jul 5th, 2017 at 10:44am
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Thanks for that clarification, and for all you're doing to assist those with your grandfathers work records.
  

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Re: Charles C Johnson, Riflesmith
Reply #2 - Jul 6th, 2017 at 1:41pm
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"He fitted barrels in a wide variety of calibers, but only relined .22  rimfire or .22 centerfire calibers."

Curious, I had a .22rf Ballard with a barrel stamped CC Johnson, and it was not a re-lined barrel. It had a number stamped on it, under the fore-arm. I inquired about the number, but was told it was not in his log. If only these old guns could talk.....
  
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Re: Charles C Johnson, Riflesmith
Reply #3 - Jul 6th, 2017 at 2:45pm
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40-82Hepburn wrote on Jul 6th, 2017 at 1:41pm:
"He fitted barrels in a wide variety of calibers, but only relined .22  rimfire or .22 centerfire calibers."

Curious, I had a .22rf Ballard with a barrel stamped CC Johnson, and it was not a re-lined barrel. It had a number stamped on it, under the fore-arm. I inquired about the number, but was told it was not in his log. If only these old guns could talk.....


Maybe yours was done by the other CC Johnson in California?
  

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