1944 field oven

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by shooterrick, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I just located a army field oven from 1944. Pics look like it may make a fine vertical smoker if I can ever get the guy to return my call. Has anyone had any experience with these? I saw one at a cookoff a year ago and have been keeping my eyes open. Says it is stainless. Looks like may have a insulation layer fro the side panel. Only pic available so not sure which is why I am trying to contact this guy.
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  2. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Cool find Rick, but it looks galvanized to me in the Pic not stainless. but pic's do lie
     
  3. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ya I was thinking the same thing. If the guy calls me back I can find out alot more. Is the outside galv. and inside stainless? Racks. those things. We will see if he wants to deal or not.
     
  4. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]The guy responded and left me his number. I called this morning and if condition is as reported we have a deal! 45 minute drive after lunch and she is mine! I will take pics inside and out and post for Ideas for the build. My desire is to have a insulated vertical smoker similar to a BackWoods clone and I have ideas buzzen around my head. Mobility will be an issue as it is heavy. I thought about buying a cheap hand truck and mounting it to that or angle iron frame with piano casters at the 4 corners but will just have to see exactly what I need once I have it home.
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  5. I HAVE AN ORIGINAL 1944 FIELD RANGE OVEN ALL POTS,LIDS,HOOD,EVEN THE BURNER [​IMG]
     
  6. smokink

    smokink Newbie

    You should post all the parts and the oven as well.  Maybe someone will purchase it - well, if it's for sale.
     
  7. byron vinyard

    byron vinyard Newbie

    I don't if you still have the 1944 range stove. By name is Byron Vinyard, and I do living history on WWII field kitchens. What you have is a M37 field Range Stove. The stoves ran on gasoline & 40 psi air pressure. Three stoves made up a front line field kitchen. It would feed 120 to 150 men in the field.
     

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