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    MKII Bipod question

    I have been looking around trying to find what little moveable lever is for on the spring in the center. When the bipod is deployed and you move it forward it would seem to lock the bipod from closing but it doesnt take much pressure to close the bipod and move it out of the way.

    Maybe there is something missing but I cant figure out its purpose. Its a Canadianicon bipod, pretty sure its for a MKII (non adjustable legs).

    Has to be a reason why the little lever is there


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    It's to stop the bipod from totally collapsing when you put it down, not too gently, while advancing or doing a run-down on the ranges. Well, it WOULD be, but yours is back to front!

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    Its simply that, as Peter says...............collapsing the bipod along the length of the weapon. What else did you want it to do or did you assume it would do??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Laidlericon View Post
    It's to stop the bipod from totally collapsing when you put it down, not too gently, while advancing or doing a run-down on the ranges. Well, it WOULD be, but yours is back to front!
    Thanks for the reply Peter,

    Thats what I thought, but, if you just shake it around a little it pushes the lever out of the way easily so I was wondering if something was missing. Could be just a weak spring I guess.

    Are you saying the lever on backwards? It has a cup the spring fits into and can only be assembled one way since the lever cant fit in the other leg. It looks like the pictures I have seen of similar bipods but maybe I'm missing something.

    Here is a pic of it engaged, it seems correct, just doesnt offer much resistance to being pushed out of the way if you shake it around a little or squeeze the legs together.

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    I'm just telling you from what I can see - and it's back to front! If I could see the whole thing and the bipod feet I could tell you more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Laidlericon View Post
    I'm just telling you from what I can see - and it's back to front! If I could see the whole thing and the bipod feet I could tell you more.
    No problem, here is a pic of the whole thing, thanks again.


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    Just refreshed my memory after looking at the bipod feet in relation to the lever and yours IS the right way. So starting again....... The big heavy spring in there adds the friction needed to prevent the lever operating on its own BUT there are also some serrated linear lines to cause friction between the little stud and the......... Anyway, these and the strength of the spring must prevent the bipod folding either way (forwards or rearwards) when you dump the gun down hard. I'd suggest a new SPRING, Bipod. It should have a free length of between 2.12" and 2.28" with 13.5 coils and a wire dia of .08" It's easy to mix the various springs up when you're faced with hundreds of them - and guns and we had a board with the spring all shown, labelled up.

    Try a new spring, then a new lever (the lever is actually called a 'stop').

    Nice to see a well looked after Bren.

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    Spring is only 1.5" so its dead, it has 13 coils. Who knows how many years is spent folded up. Ordered a new spring so that should do it. The groves on the stop are sharp but the spring is pretty weak, never gave it much though but it doesnt take much to drop the bipod when folded forward so the new spring should help.

    Its a welded demil semi auto '44 Monotype, a 25lb semi auto rifle is not the most practical thing but its still fun to shoot. Gets a lot of interest at the range, its funny how many people want to take their picture with it Working on a semi auto DP28 now to keep it company.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Laidlericon View Post
    Just refreshed my memory after looking at the bipod feet in relation to the lever and yours IS the right way. So starting again....... The big heavy spring in there adds the friction needed to prevent the lever operating on its own BUT there are also some serrated linear lines to cause friction between the little stud and the......... Anyway, these and the strength of the spring must prevent the bipod folding either way (forwards or rearwards) when you dump the gun down hard. I'd suggest a new SPRING, Bipod. It should have a free length of between 2.12" and 2.28" with 13.5 coils and a wire dia of .08" It's easy to mix the various springs up when you're faced with hundreds of them - and guns and we had a board with the spring all shown, labelled up.

    Try a new spring, then a new lever (the lever is actually called a 'stop').

    Nice to see a well looked after Bren.

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    FWIW new spring was 2.2" and the old one was 1.55, same diameter wire and number of turns. Now the bipod doesnt just fall down with a small bump and the stop does its job, I guess sitting folded for 70 or so years took its toll


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    Quote Originally Posted by kpj53 View Post
    FWIW new spring was 2.2" and the old one was 1.55, same diameter wire and number of turns. Now the bipod doesnt just fall down with a small bump and the stop does its job, I guess sitting folded for 70 or so years took its toll
    Where u get the spring at?

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