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Machine gun cart display

Post by Robin » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:01 am

Here's a little something that I put together and displayed at the gun show last weekend. A 1933 dated M1 Wheeled Machine Gun Mount and an M1917 Ammunition Cart.
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Re: Machine gun cart display

Post by 17thAirborne » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:14 am

That is superb! A rarely seen set up.
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Re: Machine gun cart display

Post by rjbeamer » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:26 am

Very Impressive. That is a "Class" display.

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Re: Machine gun cart display

Post by frenchman » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:04 pm

hi robin
a very nice display indeed
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Post by novectaner » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:22 pm

A very nice display. I have one question. Would these two items be drawn together as shown in the pic or separately. I guess I'm asking how these two would be used together in the early thirties.
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Re: Machine gun cart display

Post by retro-roco » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:17 pm

Simply amazing!! Particularly like the blue "jackstand"! :lol:
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Re: Machine gun cart display

Post by Robin » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:19 pm

Later that day I replaced the chair with a WW2 shotgun ammo box that someone brought to my table.
And yes, in the mid 1930's the M1917 ammo cart was retrofitted with a small pintle hook so it and the M1 mount could be pulled by a single mule.
41 M3 37mm A/T gun
42 M1A1 75mm pack how
43 MBT trailer
43 WC52
43 WC62
44 Chevy 1.5 ton
44 MZ2 USMC radio Jeep
44 RL35 reel cart
44 K38 trailer
43 K52 trailer
43 M3A4 handcarts(8)
M1942 USMC handcart
M1917 Litter Carrier
M1917 Ammo cart
43 Columbia bike

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Re: Machine gun cart display

Post by TopKick » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:43 pm

Outstanding! 8)
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Re: Machine gun cart display

Post by ardennes » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:02 am

Robin,
As usual, a exceptionally nice job. Just curious, what's strapped to the tongue of the MG cart - spare barrel in its case?
Keep up the good work.

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Re: Machine gun cart display

Post by Robin » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:55 pm

It's a cleaning rod in it's canvas case.
41 M3 37mm A/T gun
42 M1A1 75mm pack how
43 MBT trailer
43 WC52
43 WC62
44 Chevy 1.5 ton
44 MZ2 USMC radio Jeep
44 RL35 reel cart
44 K38 trailer
43 K52 trailer
43 M3A4 handcarts(8)
M1942 USMC handcart
M1917 Litter Carrier
M1917 Ammo cart
43 Columbia bike

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Re: Machine gun cart display

Post by Bryan » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:03 am

Cool Display, I need a kickstand as well, maybe someone with a forge can help us out?? i never would have thought thats why the ammo boxes had the angle cut on them (odd / Even, storage) give you something to grab on to, i was told the angle was for a clearance issue with a updated cradle.
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