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Melvin M. Johnson Jr (Born)

August 9

Melvin M. Johnson Jr Aug 9, 1909 – Jan 9, 1965 USA M1941 Johnson rifle 1935 One of only seven individuals have invented firearms adopted by the United States Military Marine Corps Reserve in 1933 as a Second Lieutenant completed … Continue reading

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James Paris Lee – Born

August 9

James Paris Lee - (72) August 9, 1831 – February 24, 1904 Inventor invented action and magazine used in Lee–Metford and Lee–Enfield 1843 - built his first gun at the age of 12 1861 - Developed a breech loading cartridge conversion … Continue reading

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