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Are you going to buy it Tim ? nice addition to your collection.

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Lots of chassis' survived under field-bins here in Australia. But I have never seen one of these. Anyone know whether they came to Aus?

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It carried a 3" gun and limber. Easier than towing it? I am not sure. Seems to make it more complicated and heavy. Anyway. US Army only bought 472 of these and only took 15 to France. I would think that it was really quite rare.

 

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What really hurts is I have the Liberty Standard B truck (needs restoration) and a full set of 1902 Caisson and Limber in excellent original condition. Would love to have this trailer and pull the set behind the truck at Newville, PA for the WWI events, but ZERO financial capability now that I'm out of the Army and awaiting retirement pay at 60.

Gee that would be one sweet display piece.

V/R W. Winget USA

http://www.vmpa.us

Virginia Military Preservation Association

 

 

It carried a 3" gun and limber. Easier than towing it? I am not sure. Seems to make it more complicated and heavy. Anyway. US Army only bought 472 of these and only took 15 to France. I would think that it was really quite rare.

 

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Go on Adrian. You know you want to get it really. You will just have to sell something to pay for it. Are you realted to Monty Winget by any chance?

 

Tim

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Yes Monty is my Brother. And he just helped me close the deal on the above trailer, so it should really look sharp if I can locate some diagrams or measurements for the missing pieces (front box, rails on the bed, etc) of it, then add the Caission and Limber set atop her and place it beside the Liberty Truck.

Now to find transport for it from Ohio to Virginia, or Aberdeen Maryland show in May and pay someone for their trip, etc. or go for it later this year.

Where's a French 75 to fit atop the Liberty and make the complete set?

V/R Adrian Winget

Virginia

www.vmpa.us

Headed to Germany for three weeks for an exercise, hate it when I loose communications just after doing a great deal. WAW

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Hi Adrian

 

Well i am very pleased you got it. It will go to a good home with the rest of the collection and is at least safe from the scrap man. You may remember i helped you with the body plans for your Liberty four years ago. Sadly, i cant do anything to help you with this latest acquisition.

 

I came across Monty's name in the acknowledgements section of the excellent book "In a strange land" just a few weeks ago and i thought i recognised it. It took me a while to put two and two together though.

 

Have fun in Germany

 

Tim Gosling

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Bought it, moved it to home to Virginia, loaded the 1906 Limber and Caisson Set, link below has the post with photo's that match the earlier posted photo, sorry to send you chasing another link, but it looks GREAT even if unrestored.

V/R W Winget

http://www.g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=192239&start=15#p1239287

 

Anyone finding information or photo's on the US 3 Ton Artillery Trailer I would be most thankful for a copy, especially seeing the front sheet metal.

V/R

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The pictures aren't showing on the G503 thread.

 

Glad you got it though, right time, right place. How many other people in the world could put it to the use it was made for ...

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I am delighted that you have saved it. I have not yet found any photos of one in use, but will keep looking. I cant see the photos on G503 though. Can you post them here?

 

Tim

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This is an old topic but thanks to Adrian and his wealth of knowledge, I was able to nearly fully restore my 1918 field gun trailer I purchased this time last year. It needed a ton of work!! Many plates had been welded and metal cut out. Here is before and after pictures. The last picture is of the memorial day parade this year.

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Great job!  It is nice to see other sorts of equipment being brought back as well.

Steve :) 

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18 minutes ago, Old Bill said:

Great job!  It is nice to see other sorts of equipment being brought back as well.

Steve :) 

Agreed

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