Universal Rifle Rack location in an M38A1?

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Universal Rifle Rack location in an M38A1?

Post by clintm20 » Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:50 am

Did the M38A1 have a provision for mounting the carbine holder (ww2 style) similar to the way ww2 jeeps did on the bottom of the inside of the windshield frame? If not there anywhere else? A friend wants to put one in his 38A1 but wants to know if it is correct.

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Post by Cuz » Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:07 am

No. Most common rifle/carbine mount was the Vietnam era floor mount that had a latch on the dash.

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Post by DaveO » Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:27 pm

I'm toying with the idea of putting one in my own rig. Did the A1 use the stand-off bracket shown (that's an M37 in the picture)? I remember seeing the template for making that bracket with the kit.

Anybody willing to post a picture of their installation?

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Post by Cuz » Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:58 pm

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M16/M14 Rifle Mounting Kits for a military vehicle. kit includes all the hardware, bolts and instructions for 2 rifle kits. 2 catch assymblies, 2 brackets, 2 supports and enough bolts and nuts for both mounts. $9.95
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Re: Universal Rifle Rack location in an M38A1?

Post by Balvar24 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:27 pm

$9.95 - Where? I need two kits.


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Re: Universal Rifle Rack location in an M38A1?

Post by Mike C » Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:39 pm

right click on properties and you see the pic is from armysurpluswarehouse.com which is where I think I got mine.

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Re: Universal Rifle Rack location in an M38A1?

Post by Balvar24 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:33 pm

No longer available? I looked at the website but didn't see.

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Re: Universal Rifle Rack location in an M38A1?

Post by Mike C » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:38 pm

Here is another place. TNJ Murray. Not quite as cheap at $25, but not bad.
http://www.tnjmurray.com/specials.cfm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Universal Rifle Rack location in an M38A1?

Post by Balvar24 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:56 am

Thanks! Not bad at all.

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Re: Universal Rifle Rack location in an M38A1?

Post by Mike C » Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:13 pm

No problem. Here is mine installed on the dash of my A1. Thought about doing one on the other side of the grab bar but am putting a roll cage in it.

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Re: Universal Rifle Rack location in an M38A1?

Post by captndavie » Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:27 pm

I saw a pic of a canadien m38a1 that had one mounted on the windshield frame just the other day. You could see it sticking up through the windshield.
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Re: Universal Rifle Rack location in an M38A1?

Post by captndavie » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:04 pm

Oops. It was a Danish Jeep, but I was searching for Canadian Jeeps when I found it.
http://www.armyvehicles.dk/willysm38a1.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Universal Rifle Rack location in an M38A1?

Post by maple_leaf_eh » Sat May 29, 2010 6:44 pm

On the M38A1 CDN series, the FNC1A1 rifle mount has a rubber butt plate-sized boot on the floor and a two-sided diamond spring clip on the dash. In the mount, the crew commander' knees are trapped by the pistol grip and magazine. There are a couple of standard locations for the 9mm SMG, most common is on the hump between the seats beside the hand brake. I personnaly preferred to park my SMG on the transmission hump with the magazine flat and the pistol grip upright beside the hump. A full size rifle in a Jeep with the doors on is ridiculous.

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Re: Universal Rifle Rack location in an M38A1?

Post by WesG » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:18 pm

RE the type shown by Cuz, Does anyone know when these were introduced? Maybe a date on installation drawings?
I'd just like to know how early they could have been used.

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Re: Universal Rifle Rack location in an M38A1?

Post by Cuz » Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:40 am

The earliest I recall seeing them was the 60's.
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