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    Bren Tripod Paratrooper model Diagram

    Well the more and more that I look at this diagram (plate A T) of the following website
    BREN Tripod Parts
    I'm thinking that it has to be for the Paratrooper Model.
    Look at the lower right of the traverse Part 22,23,25 are for a screw in, only like the one that I've seen in the pics of the Paratrooper model. Almost all of the Bren tripods have two screws on both sides of the traverse.
    Any thoughts on this, anyone?

    I talked with my friend Brian (brp) as to where the diagrams came from and he said he found them on the internet. Well I would like to see the rest of the group of diagrams. Anyone out there have any idea where they came from??

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    The so called parachute model is nothing to do with what you show. The model the main 'A' frame folds up side to side in order to fit into a standard dropping container.

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    So you are saying that the Paratrooper model in the back right area of the Traverse does NOT use a screw in handle like shown in (plate A T). In all of the pics that I've seen of the Paratrooper Model there is a screw in handle, used to lock everything in place. This seems to be the only model that uses a handle and not the normal screw and lock nut setup. Shown in plate A T. you have a screw in handle, now the folding part you are talking about is not even in the diagrams shown. Yes I agree that the folding part is one of several things that makes the Paratrooper Model. But again I say that plate A T has a screw in handle and the only time that I've seen it is in the Paratrooper model and not in a regular Bren Tripod.

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    The diagram shows the traverse bar from the Mk2* Or paratrooper model if you prefer.

    If I can post a photo of mine I will.

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    Would love to see another pic of the Mk2* or Paratrooper. They are not a lot of posted pics. I've found two groups of pics in my searches so far. As I don't think that I'll either have the Luck or the money to buy one I'm thinking about making one out of some of the parts I have. I'll take pics as I go on that project. Please note I will mark it repro and give it a special serial number.
    As you stated "The diagram shows the traverse bar from the Mk2* Or paratrooper model if you prefer." That was plate A T, in looking at it and the other plates I see "E. B. 851", is that a manual number or ?? I've run the search engine several times using the E. B. 851 and not found anything meaningful yet. Do you (or anyone) else have any thoughts as far as that plate being from a manual or whatever?
    Also is there a listing as to the general type of Bren Tripods and what makes them such, as far as details go. If there is where can I find it?

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    That number is probably a print plate number from the parts diagram, perhaps an EMER but I would imagine the same images were used in various publications.

    I donít know of any listings which refer to the various types of tripods as there arenít that many. We could probably list them in a few lines.

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    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 the various stock parts used to make them. I also copied a couple of Illustrated parts lists for the Mk 2* and was fortunate enough to find the original beautifully rendered drawings/paintings that they made to illustrate the parts lists which are much clearer than the printed ones. The DD(E) were copied from half plate negatives on a domestic scanner so you sometimes need to zoom in to read the dimensions etc but are better than nowt.

    There's also copies of drawings of the cheap and cheerful Indian version of the tripod.

    Happy to email any or all of them to you if you drop me a PM with a address to send them to.

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    Not sure whats going on but I can't seam to post photo links, or at least I can but they don't show.



    Now its started to work!
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    Thanks for that Great offer. I've sent my info by pm. Thanks, it's sharing like this that really helps out.
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    Thanks for that pic as I don't have a good pic of that area from that angle. Thanks for your info also. I'll be working on taking more pics late tonight.

    Later 42rocker

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    Due to dinner and other things my plans are set back as to what I'm going to get done in the next 48 hours.
    As far as my statement of building I've got a lot of Bren Tripod upper front legs so as I have very little hope of ever getting enough bottom front legs to match I'm going to use three of those front legs and one rusted A frame and some scrap metal and give it a go. Also have a T&E that I don't have the rest of a tripod to go with, which will stay original and can be moved from tripod setup to tripod. So on with it.

    Later 42rocker

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