|Type: Hand Cart, Utility
Government Number: XXX
Manufacturer: John Wood Mfg. Co.
Date of Delivery: 1943
Serial Number: 17826
Parts Manual: ORD 9 SNL A-42
Maintenance Manual: XXX
|M3A4 Hand Cart, Utility - above two photos.
The left photo is the M3A4 Hand Cart, Utility from the Ordnance Supply Catalog, List of Parts ORD 9 SNL A-42.
The right photo is a 1943 M3A4 Hand Cart, Utility made by John Wood Manufacturing Company, Serial Number
17826 in the QuestMasters Museum Collection. This cart was restored with the Preparation for Overseas
Movement (POM) code Grey/Buff/Grey 42251, Build-Up Priority Table List A, for I Company, 506th Parachute
Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.
The C-47A 43-15137 in the QuestMasters Museum collection dropped I/506 as Chalk 76 into Holland for
Operation Market Garden on September 17th 1944.
|M3A4 Hand Cart, Utility prior to restoration - above two photos.
|M3A4 Hand Cart Wheels, above photo.
These wheels were obtained for the restoration of this Hand Cart. They have been repainted after the war and the 4.00 x 12
tires are not original.
|Restored 1943 M3A4 Hand Cart, Utility made by John Wood Manufacturing Company, Serial Number 17826 - above two photos.
The paint used for the restoration of this Hand Cart is made by TM9 Ordnance Products LLC, Synthetic Lusterless Enamel,
Olive Drab Shade #8.
|Restored 1943 M3A4 Hand Cart, Utility made by John Wood Manufacturing Company, Serial Number 17826 - above photo.
|PRIOR TO RESTORATION:
|Restored 5/16"-24 x 1" slotted truss head bolts with lock washers and castle nuts, above left photo.
Each bolt on this hand cart was sand blasted and finished in parkerized "raven" finish and left unpainted during restoration to
simulate the original assembly in the John Wood Mfg Company.
Details of the hand cart during restoration and assembly, above right photo.