Jerry can inquiry

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Jerry can inquiry

Post by Heath MI » Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:59 am

Hello,
Can anyone give me advice on where to find WWII era Jerry cans? My Google searches don’t really yield anything but mainly eBay results. Are there any good websites or companies that have them readily available for sale?

I have one Jerry can that came with the GPW I purchased, but it doesn’t appear to be WWII era, and it’s fit seems a bit too tight for the holder. I’d like to find a few more for the collection if anyone has a good lead.

Thanks up front for the assistance.
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Re: Jerry can inquiry

Post by mdainsd » Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:57 am

I find mine at Military Vehicle shows and Auto swap meets. you can still find some real gems.
52 M38 2X, '52 M37, '44 WC51, '42 WC 56/57, '50 CJ-V35(U), '42 GPW, '44 M3A1 Scout Car, 2010 M-Gator

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Re: Jerry can inquiry

Post by 17thAirborne » Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:02 pm

Dozens on FB Marketplace
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Re: Jerry can inquiry

Post by Robin » Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:47 pm

I have a bunch of WW2 cans for sale.
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: Jerry can inquiry

Post by Heath MI » Sat Jan 29, 2022 7:57 am

All,
Thank you for the replies. Unfortunately I don’t do FB, so I’ll have to hit up the swap meets and memorabilia shows in the future.

Robin,
I’ll PM you next time I’m home. I work overseas so I’m not in the States that much. But thanks for the information.

v/r,
Heath
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Re: Jerry can inquiry

Post by AFB_GPW » Sun Jan 30, 2022 6:44 pm

Tons on Facebook marketplace. Buy some so I dont keep buying them all.
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M20 Armored Car
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Re: Jerry can inquiry

Post by DogDoc » Mon Jan 31, 2022 12:29 pm

Hit some flea markets. There are a lot there and occasionally you’ll get lucky and find a WWII can.

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Re: Jerry can inquiry

Post by Chico57 » Wed Apr 13, 2022 7:47 am

Heath,I am in Indianapolis area, and have a set of almost all WWII US cans, USMC and USN also, thinking of parting with them. any interest, please let me know,
Terry

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Re: Jerry can inquiry

Post by Steve Lash » Wed Apr 13, 2022 9:47 am

I am looking for a USN can for my Navy jeep.
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