Factory Gun Storage in a 1972 Corvette

   05.26.16

Factory Gun Storage in a 1972 Corvette

Here’s something I ran across in a group for Australian hunters.

A fellow posted that he was installing some carpet in a 1972 Chevy Corvette for a customer, and he noticed this odd shelf in the back of the car.
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As you can see, the shelf latches in the upright position, and when unlatched, it hinges downward.

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The curious bloke found the part number and looked it up only to find that it was originally sold as a gun rack!

As the Aussie carpet installer observed: “Oh how times have changed.”

As many of you know, Australia has had strict gun laws for a long time now, so something like this is a relic of a bygone time for them. Pretty sad, that.

But still, a fairly awesome way for a Corvette owner to transport his (or her) poppers.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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