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    DD(E) 2712 received and passed on, Thanks very...

    DD(E) 2712 received and passed on, Thanks very much!

    ATB

    Tom
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    PM sent, let me know if the images come through i...

    PM sent, let me know if the images come through i a usable form please.

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    Tom
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    Ah, what you need is the factory drawing,...

    Ah, what you need is the factory drawing, D.D.(E). 2712 03/01/1941 Holder, Filling Magazine Bren .303" Mk II Which should be held at the Royal Armouries Library at Leeds in the Pattern Room...
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    Er....https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/201...

    Er....https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2019/06/Lsqeeop-1.jpg

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2019/06/f6pSIIs-1.jpg

    Held at Leeds


    DDEIP3815 13/11/1944 Bren .303" -in Mk 1...
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    I will pass it on to him Peter. Cheers! ATB ...

    I will pass it on to him Peter. Cheers!

    ATB

    Tom
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    Karkee webb covers the leather tab quite nicely ...

    Karkee webb covers the leather tab quite nicely

    Pattern 1937 Web Equipment

    near the bottom of the page. I've a unissued one floating about.

    we've been thinning out the collection and just...
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    Er, if its any use I copied DD(E) 3713 which I...

    Er, if its any use I copied DD(E) 3713 which I believe is the parts needed to convert a Mk II tripod into a Mk 2*, about 22 sheets of drawings plus a General assembly drawing and a bunch of lists for...
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    Well folks, its arrived and im pretty damn...

    Well folks, its arrived and im pretty damn pleased with it,

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2018/10/zkqZjME-1.jpg

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2018/10/YmHKU2N-1.jpg
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    Well thanks for the heads up! I showed the add'...

    Well thanks for the heads up! I showed the add' to herself (who's birthday it is today) and without batting a eyelid she ordered me a Mk 3 barrel! OK I have been whinging about wanting a barrel...
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    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2017/12/7...

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2017/12/7yy5s93-1.jpg

    I cant find a note of the serial but this was the L2A1 I sold on last year with the bits to go with By any chance is it the same one...
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    Coo! Got two of them sitting in a draw waiting to...

    Coo! Got two of them sitting in a draw waiting to go on my kiwi A4 and 1945 MK 3 when I finally get round to having them cosmetically restored, with pistol grips and carrying handles to match. And I...
  12. Sorry, another correction, that's the part number...

    Sorry, another correction, that's the part number of the MK 2 twisted wire rod, not its drawing number, C1/SM 120.

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    Tom
  13. Sorry, I had that one open too long in editing so...

    Sorry, I had that one open too long in editing so lost some stuff.

    The MK 5 rod was later used with UK L3 Brownings, I think it was introduced in LoC C1526 of 1944 for the Bren. It cost a little...
  14. The "correct" for UK chests was the MK II B BD...

    The "correct" for UK chests was the MK II B BD 2553 S.A.I.D. 1075 which if I remember correctly is just the MK 2 for the Vickers, Maxim and Lewis introduced in LoC 17581 in 1915. The MkII B was...
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    It's for the Vickers I think.

    http://www.vickersmachinegun.org.uk/acc-sightingkit.htm

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    Tom
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    Ah well, that's what comes of me believing what I...

    Ah well, that's what comes of me believing what I read in Wikipedia!

    Allied-occupied Austria - Wikipedia

    There's references to the rearming being done in secret at first and the manpower being...
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    Gendarmerie (Austria) - Wikipedia...

    Gendarmerie (Austria) - Wikipedia

    Straight after the war the British and then the Americans raised "special" police troops with heavier weapons than the regular police to counter any Russian back...
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    i Wonder how long it was before they were given...

    i Wonder how long it was before they were given less Germanic looking uniforms? That photo must have been from imeditley post war.

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    Tom
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    Well, the wife's put my copy on eBay a couple of...

    Well, the wife's put my copy on eBay a couple of days back, I was having a big clear out and she did a bunch of manuals on last week. Unfortunately she's seen how much US dealers are asking for it...
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    No idea, they all seam to have them. ...

    No idea, they all seam to have them.

    http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7123/997/1600/helipad%201.jpg

    I was wondering if it's some part of a vehicle or AA mount that they found a way to cobble...
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    Cheers for the pic Kev, its the clearest one of...

    Cheers for the pic Kev, its the clearest one of the Owen foregrip mod ive seen, normally theres a hand in the way. I wish i was a machinist as that would look right nice on my Mk 3! It just so...
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    Cheers! I'd seen news reel with Aussies...

    Cheers! I'd seen news reel with Aussies advancing to contact with Brens held at hip height so thought it must have had entered doctrine for jungle fighting. I think Kev sent me a drawing of a...
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    The supposed length of sling does not include the...

    The supposed length of sling does not include the hooks, it's listed as a separate part with its own number at 58 inches. To confuse matters that's the length at the point of manufacture and doesn't...
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    The Aussies had a 57 inch SMG sling in 1943 and...

    The Aussies had a 57 inch SMG sling in 1943 and could have slapped hooks on that to use with the Bren.

    Having had a quick look at the British wartime training manuals I haven't found any...
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    Cool, if you can find a CES that refers to a 58"...

    Cool, if you can find a CES that refers to a 58" sling prior to 1944 I'll be convinced, but there's zip so far, Or if someone has one dated 1943 or earlier. Everything from LoCs, D,D,(E)., ACIs,...
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