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    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 happens is I have a NOS Owen foregrip squirreled away somewhere...

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    That spacer bears no semblance to reality - or necessity. What is it? A heat-sink or what?

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    No idea, they all seam to have them.



    http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7...elipad%201.jpg

    I was wondering if it's some part of a vehicle or AA mount that they found a way to cobble a Owen grip to.

    https://laststandonzombieisland.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/malay-and-new-zealand-soldiers-on-a-jungle-patrol-c1957.jpg

    http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-1962-an-anti-terrorist-patrol-in-malaya-up-to-their-armpits-in-the-99799162.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Laidlericon View Post
    That spacer bears no semblance to reality
    Cropped photo of B Company on patrol Malaya.
    Credit - Robert Bonners book 'Jungle Bashers'.



    Same pattern 'heat sink'

    Also have an Owen grip squirreled away Tom :-)

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    Yep, you're both right. Heat sink.....? No need as the grip is well away from the piston and gas cylinder. Could it be a simple spacer to, well....., space the grip? Both pics show the blokes wearing what look like jackets instead of the usual issue JG shirts. No webbing either except for a water bottle. Any ideas where he might have stuck his extra magazines?
    I wonder if it's the same gun personally as I can't see the bipod or backsight either.

    Looks like I'll have to get these papers back pronto to show the official instruction.

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    Pic above is Manchester Regiment.
    1st pic I posted was Royal Lincoln Regiment.
    THE MALAYAN EMERGENCY, 1948-1960 (D 88040)

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    ---------- Post added at 08:33 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:24 PM ----------

    Peter the reference to 'heat sink' was tongue in cheek :-)
    Not sure as Tom has mentioned if it was adapted from another bit of kit to mate the Owen grip to the Bren ?
    Here's another one (btm rh corner)-


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    All points taken on board KG. But I never saw an Owen grip on a Bren in real life although to be fair, only ever saw a couple of the real thing too in my time. They were definitely in use in Borneo along the ridges and watchtowers. Manchesters and Lincolns were VERY early......, pre 1954/55 I'd guess. I don't know how early (but someone will tell me..........). Maybe these pre-dated the official introduction. But in any case modifications to weapons are tightly controlled for obvious safety reasons

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    The Manchesters are in the time frame you mention and the Lincs picture is dated Nov 1957 .
    However the one below is a close up of a pic Tom give a link to from Borneo in the 60's with the same arrangement on an L4.



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