rifle rack

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A shelf or set of hooks fitted to hang a rifle on. Rifle racks can be kept indoors or installed inside vehicles. In police or military vehicles, for example, they are usually mounted in a somewhat concealed place and yet within easy reach, often either in the front, above the windshield, or in the rear of the car, over the back window. On the other hand, it is very common to see rifle racks installed in the cab of pickup trucks, up behind the bench seat.

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"Rifle in pickup truck, Wyoming, 1973," photograph, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (113/14/006734) is licensed under Public Domain.

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