Here is a 1941 jeep.
It’s ex-military, of
It’s known as a “scrambled” jeep among the military vehicle
collectors because it has a Willys body mounted to a Ford running gear and
The best of both worlds.
The classic Willys body with the
beefier, heavier ford box frame, rather than the willys channel frame..
At one time in its military life, this jeep went through a rebuild depot,
and this is the way they put her back together again.
I’ve seen others
Although they’re looked down
upon by the military vehicles
collectors club, I say that their place in history is just as legit as the
purebreds, because this is the way the army put her back together while
still with the army!
This little jeep is perfect for running around town
and into the nearby mountains.
2011, Reflections of a soldier
on Guam in WW2.
The war history is what I love about the
I would walk out into a field, or the beach and see a
war remnant or piece of shrapnel still imbedded in the earth, and it
reminds me that I was right there in the very spot where it all
US Marines were struggling to get to the high ground
where the Japanese were raining down fire and brimstone, and they
were getting blown to bits hanging on by their fingernails, not
knowing if they’d be alive the very next second..
I’m not a war
monger, but WWII is fascinating for all the interesting stuff that
came out of it..
|I’ve wanted an
M-1 Garand for many years, more for its historical significance,
than to shoot...
I finally found one in the gun store about 7
months ago and traced the serial number back to Oct, 1943.
hoping to get a war rifle, but didn’t think I’d be so lucky.
has some small parts that are post war, but I have been restoring it
back to 1943 configuration...
There were improvements along the
lifespan of the M-1, and I realize that by reverting back to 1943,
I’ll actually be taking out the improvements..
In the heat of a
battle, I’d probably prefer the updated parts, but for occasional
I’d like to see it go back to its original
The exception will be the barrel, which is an
aftermarket, but I doubt there are many WWII barrels left out there
that haven’t been shot out by now...........