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    My shooting bud already put his L4 back together...

    My shooting bud already put his L4 back together and his had the socket / insert. I also am not sure what the proper name is but its an insert / socket ,lol.
    I have never seen an L4 that was not cut...
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    My L4 as cut , you can see an edge of the...

    My L4 as cut , you can see an edge of the "socket"

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2021/10/vYK2WLt-1.jpg

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2021/10/ubQ09gH-1.jpg

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    WAY cool!

    WAY cool!
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    Like I said before , I wish these things could...

    Like I said before , I wish these things could talk.........

    Mine will work for my Bren gun when I get it finished but it does raise another set of questions. Its a cool and unique tripod but...
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    Had some time to do a clean and search for...

    Had some time to do a clean and search for interesting marks on the tripod. Not a lot to be found but a few ~

    Top of the traverse ring / RH side has a clear diamond with something inside of it ,...
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    If anyone wants / needs measurements or pics let...

    If anyone wants / needs measurements or pics let me know and I will get them.
    I can see how this is easily mistaken for a Bren tripod and likely made the trip across the pond mixed in with Bren...
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    The only thing I have done was removing the added...

    The only thing I have done was removing the added welded bar on the front attachment point and turned the clamp nut / handle a half turn to clamp the traverse ring.
    I did remove the green paint from...
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    It's interesting what we run across decades...

    It's interesting what we run across decades later. All these little cool spiders were made across the pond from me (USA) but one is now sitting in my gun room!
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    I sent him a PM a while ago on a different topic...

    I sent him a PM a while ago on a different topic and never got a reply.
    His orange colored tripod looks similar.

    I wonder if its an early production or prototype because everything else has...
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    It has the slot and detent for the AA leg up...

    It has the slot and detent for the AA leg up front and the spring loaded leg retainers on the rear legs, MKI features.


    I wish this thing could talk because I have a few questions, lol.
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    Not a single screw in the traverse ring........

    Not a single screw in the traverse ring.....
    Really strange and I have not seen a pic of another tripod similar.

    https://www.milsurps.com/images/imported/2021/09/hN0un5c-1.jpg
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    Will get a better pic later~

    Will get a better pic later~
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    Mine is clearly ( not in my pic ) graduated on...

    Mine is clearly ( not in my pic ) graduated on top and the front.
    I removed the paint on top and blued it , need to do the same for the front.

    The part that has me confused is I do not see any of...
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    Going to blast and fresh park my T&E mech, stops...

    Going to blast and fresh park my T&E mech, stops and repaired pintle.

    Another thing I noticed is my degreed arc / traverse ring appears solid without the four mounting screws like I see on other...
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    Nice..... Now I will be taking the green paint...

    Nice.....
    Now I will be taking the green paint off the T&E to see whats under it,
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    Man , I wish all fixes were this simple. Turned...

    Man , I wish all fixes were this simple.
    Turned the handle 180 degrees and it clamps solid. Now to turn a solid pin to replace the one I drilled out.
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    Had some free time and pulled it apart. Simple...

    Had some free time and pulled it apart.
    Simple job that would be easy to screw up and damage or ruin the handle.

    Solid pin was hammered into place and has not been removed for about 2...
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    The gas cylinder ID .634" +.003". The piston...

    The gas cylinder ID .634" +.003".

    The piston is scrapped if the head is .618" or less.
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    Make sure the bolt and slide move smoothly , no...

    Make sure the bolt and slide move smoothly , no drag or sticking.
    Check your gas piston diameter and gas cylinder for any excessive clearance.
    Are the correct springs in the gun ?

    Does it fire...
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    Looks like I will remove the retaining pin then...

    Looks like I will remove the retaining pin then pull the handle to adjust clamp tension.
    It travels a lot smoothly with the paint removed.
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    Pulled the pintle out , that's an easy fix and...

    Pulled the pintle out , that's an easy fix and glad the guy that welded it was not a great welder, not much penetration.

    To adjust the T&E tension clamp can I just pull lever #26 then reposition...
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    Good eye on the added metal bar , I completely...

    Good eye on the added metal bar , I completely missed it and looking for missing parts and adjusting the ones I have.

    Its easy to remove metal......I will take care of the front attachment point...
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    Bren tripod t&e adjustment

    Whats the proper / correct way to adjust the traverse clamp lever & clamp nut ?

    I just received a nice MKI tripod and my degree ring is painted green. The traverse clamp is not really locking it...
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    If the headspace is not correct nothing else...

    If the headspace is not correct nothing else matters at this point. Replace the barrel or locking shoulder until its correct on gauges then move forward.
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    Cleaned up some welds , making firing pin...

    Cleaned up some welds , making firing pin transfer bar...........
    Will make it really pretty after its test fired and running 100%

    https://i.imgur.com/zWHRZRZ.jpg
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