T.C. Johnson

Thomas Crossley Johnson was an American firearms designer. The son of a President of the Yale Safe and Iron Company, Johnson was trained as an industrial engineer and worked for several companies prior to employment with the Winchester Repeating Arms Company in 1885. While working for Winchester, Johnson was responsible for some of Winchester's most memorable gun designs:

T.C. Johnson
Thomas Crossley Johnson

May 12, 1862
DiedJune 4, 1934 (1934-06-05) (aged 72)
OccupationIndustrial Designer, Industrial Engineer, Firearms Designer, Gunsmith
Years active1885–1934

From beginning employment with Winchester in November 1885 to his death in 1934, Johnson was named on 124 patents assigned to the company.


  1. Madis, George, The Winchester Book. Houston: Art and Reference House 1971
  2. Williamson, Harold, Winchester, The Gun That Won the West. Washington: Combat Forces Press 1952
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