Curiosity, but where WW2 truck drivers store their personal rifle at in the truck? I assume they were issued rifles and not pistols or submachine guns?
Truck Driver Rifle Storage
Posted 03 November 2019 - 1607 PM
Can´t speak of WW II, of course, but there´s usually a lot of space behind the drivers seat for gear ( and things, which shouldn´t be seen ). ( e.g. "liberated" German pistols or SMGs or "acquired" 1911s )
I can´t imagine a problem with storing an M 1 Carbine, which, I presume, was the typical US drivers gun.
Behind the shifting lever leaning to the back of the cab?
Posted 03 November 2019 - 1924 PM
Local trucks had a generic sheet-metal spring-clamp that would fit pretty much anything behind driver's seat. IIRC GMC CCKW had similar, but I don't know if it was a local mod or original.
Edited by bojan, 03 November 2019 - 1924 PM.
Posted 05 November 2019 - 1414 PM
Our CCKW 352 closed cab model has the rifle rack behind the bench seat back at about shoulder level. It appears to be a factory installation.
David Doyle's book on the GMC is probably the best one I have seen for reference.