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#1 Rick

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 0726 AM

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?


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#2 Chris Werb

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 0737 AM

Where is Ryan when we need him? :)


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#3 Arminius

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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?

 

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#4 bojan

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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.


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Posted 03 November 2019 - 2351 PM

The standard gun rack mounted in a Chevy fire truck:

 

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#6 Tim the Tank Nut

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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.


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