​​MODEL OF 1917 MACHINE GUN CART  TARPAULIN

An extremely hard to find accessory for the 1917 Machine Gun Cart. I was able to locate the original drawing for the Tarp. I will attempt to reproduce it per the drawing requirements. This would be a great addition to my 1917 Machine Gun Cart project.

​​U.S. Army M1917 Ambulance -

An "extinct" vehicle that David L. O'Neal spent years researching and finally re-created in 2011. A real life Jurassic Park story for a military vehicle.

​​​WANTED TO RESTORE

 

MOTORCYCLES


1916 thru 1918


​ANY CONDITION

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preserving the past...for the future

"David. Just absolutely Beautiful!  The Cart in your hands will be one of the top restorations in the country!  Wonderful."

 

Hayes Otopaulik


Military Historian & Collector

Author, "WWI Collector's Handbook"

I have spent years collecting and displaying military artifacts, I have found many items that were in very poor condition, not worthy of display. I can fix that. I can give these artifacts new life, and give them a prominent place in any collection.

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​​​​"David has an unusually clear view of the weapon systems and vehicles of the United States in World War 1 and 2. I would endorse David for any museum or movie producer who wishes to have authentic representations for the hardware that made America great. Dave can make anything that might support your project. We need to save our machinery before it is too late. Bravo Dave!"
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Author, "Private Heller and the 

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For the past 40 years my passion has been the study of WW1 artifacts and equipment and general military history surrounding WWI and WWII.

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"PRIVATE HELLER AND THE BANTAM BOYS"


 
VERY GOOD BOOK! 


I WAS THE TECHNICAL ADVISER FOR THIS BOOK AND I RECOMMEND IT - I WAS HOOKED THE MOMENT I STARTED READING IT.
 
THE STORY IS BASED ON THE REAL LIFE JOURNAL OF PRIVATE RALPH HELLER WHO SERVED ON THE WESTERN FRONT DRIVING THE U.S. M1917 IN COMBAT – GET THE BOOK, IT IS A GREAT STORY.

LOTS OF NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED PICTURES ALSO MY AMBULANCE IS FEATURED ON PAGE 49. I AM HONORED TO HAVE MY AMBULANCE IN THIS BOOK.


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MUST HAVE BOOK! 


IF YOUR BEGINNING TO COLLECT OR ADVANCED, THIS BOOK IS A MUST HAVE IN YOUR LIBRARY. IT IS AN IDEAL REFERENCE BOOK FOR THE ITEMS THAT YOU SEE IN PHOTOGRAPHS, OR ON THE TABLE IN FRONT OF YOU.
 
LOTS OF PICTURES AND REFERENCE MATERIAL. I HAVE USED THIS BOOK FOR YEARS. CLICK ON THE BOOK ABOVE TO TAKE YOU TO THE AUTHORS WEBSITE WHERE YOU CAN PURCHASE YOUR VERY OWN COPY.

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​​1907/12 SCHWARZLOSE AUSTRIAN HEAVY MACHINE GUN -

This WW1 Axis water cooled machine gun has years of multicolored paints and a poor restoration finish that will be removed. It was also modified to have a longer barrel sometime during its military career. My intention at this time is to restore the MG back to its original length, and research a German WW1 Camouflage pattern for the painted finish.