Universal Rifle Rack location in an M38A1?

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Re: Universal Rifle Rack location in an M38A1?

Post by Ben Dover » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:34 am

It is all conjecture at this point, the M-38A1 was still in use after the introduction of the Nam issue rifle holder, and it is very probable that M-38A1 Jeeps still in use in combat areas may have had them installed. The greatest hurdle is overcoming the urge to drill new holes in an intact M-38A1 that is more original or accurate in appearance without the rifle rack. The Rifle holdersare not mentioned as items of issue inany of the M-38A1 supply manuals.
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Re: Universal Rifle Rack location in an M38A1?

Post by WesG » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:07 pm

If it's early, like around 1960, I'd be good with that.

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Re: Universal Rifle Rack location in an M38A1?

Post by BlitzAttack » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:24 pm

Anybody know who still sells these?

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Re: Universal Rifle Rack location in an M38A1?

Post by Ben Dover » Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:41 pm

Check the supplyline ads, Adirondack Surplus, BMG, and Beltfed who is a fellow G-503'er.
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Re: Universal Rifle Rack location in an M38A1?

Post by muttguru » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:50 pm

Hello folks,

just to mention that so far, I've never seen any instruction authorising the installation of a rifle holder on the M38A1. I have, however, seen instructions that specifically rule out an installation.

Has anyone found any evidence that gives the go-ahead?

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Re: Universal Rifle Rack location in an M38A1?

Post by Ben Dover » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:59 pm

Have never seen any evidence of rifle racks on the M-38A1, the Nam period ones look like hell. We always just set our Carbines, and Garands some where handy as they were never out of reach inside the Jeep.
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Re: Universal Rifle Rack location in an M38A1?

Post by Greg Lalonde » Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:22 pm

i have two mounted in my 1952 m38a1.one on the wind shield frame and one mounted in front of the m31c pedestal mount, between the driver and passenger seat,mounted vertically.i carry two m-14s.installed by gregs motor pool. they look and work great.i have seen pictures of them mounted this way from the late 1950s.

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Re: Universal Rifle Rack location in an M38A1?

Post by dpcd67 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:53 pm

We had them in most of our 151s in several units I was in, so why not in an M38A1. If it was mine, I would not hesitate to install one. Or two. I got a set from Vintage Power Wagons.
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