+ Reply to Thread
Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 3 4 5
Results 41 to 46 of 46

Thread: Bren tripod t&e adjustment

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #41
    Really Senior Member Kev G's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Last On
    10-10-2021 @ 05:21 PM
    Posts
    556
    Local Date
    10-15-2021
    Local Time
    09:25 PM
    Thanks for the pictures cal50 appreciated.
    I presumed the 37 number on mine was a year date as 1937 was the date of the contract for Iraqi Brens.
    As yours shows 59 in western Arabic and also eastern Arabic I'm now presuming this is the tripod number.
    The 37 was also why I thought these were Iraqi but the usual inspection/acceptance mark for Iraqi ordnance is the Jeem which I cant find on mine ?
    Anyone any ideas on the crown marking and country connection ?

  2. Thank You to Kev G For This Useful Post:


  3. # ADS
    Friends and Sponsors
    Join Date
    October 2006
    Posts
    All Threads
    Manufacturer of various vintage rifle scopes for the 1903 such as our M73G4 (reproduction of the Weaver 330C) and Malcolm 8X Gen II (Unertl reproduction). Several of our scopes are used in the CMP Vintage Sniper competition on top of 1903 rifles.LIMITED TIME OFFER FROM THE AMERICAN GUNSMITHING INSTITUTE: Get Immediate Online Access To AGI's NEW Armorer's Course for Glock Pistols, Covering Every Generation of Glocks, Including the Latest Model 42/43 and Double Stack Pistols for ONLY $7.00! Brian Dick ... BDL Ltd. - Specializing in British and Commonwealth weapons Chuck in Denver ... Buy-Sell-Trade .. Guns, Cars Motorcycles Your source for the finest in High Power Competition Gear. Here at T-bones Shipwrighting we specialise in vintage service rifle: re-barrelling, bedding, repairs, modifications and accurizing. We also provide importation services for firearms, parts and weapons, for both private or commercial businesses.
     

  4. #42
    Senior Member WallyG.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Last On
    10-11-2021 @ 11:38 AM
    Location
    Heart of Dixie
    Age
    60
    Posts
    122
    Local Date
    10-15-2021
    Local Time
    03:25 PM
    Kev:

    Does the crown marking here bear any resemblance to the crest markings on the Brens? Mine is not readily accessible to check and it has been a while since I looked closely at this feature. If it is similar... could it not be an earlier acceptance mark to the triangular Jeem? It might imply that the Brens and this tripod were part of the same era's production for Iraq. Just postulating here... Fascinating thread about a rather rare bit of history. Thanks guys!

  5. Avoid Ads - Become a Contributing Member - Click HERE
  6. #43
    Member cal50's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 04:40 PM
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    46
    Local Date
    10-15-2021
    Local Time
    04:25 PM
    Thread Starter
    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 whats it worth standing next to a regular MKI Bren Tripod value wise ?
    Part of me would prefer it to go to the guy with the correct gun missing the correct tripod but nice MKI's tripods are not exactly easy to find either.

    Looked it over again today with a fresh cup of coffee and found the front leg / bottom has a BSA mark~


  7. #44
    Really Senior Member Kev G's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Last On
    10-10-2021 @ 05:21 PM
    Posts
    556
    Local Date
    10-15-2021
    Local Time
    09:25 PM
    WallyG Have attached a few pics of the crown.
    Bears a resemblance but the tripod quadrant crown is a bit basic.
    I have not seen this crown marking on any parts of other Iraqi Brens.
    Have only seen the Jeem marking as shown on the gas regulator housing.
    Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	2012_1217_112021AA (Large).JPG‎
Views:	21
Size:	84.2 KB
ID:	120583  

  8. Thank You to Kev G For This Useful Post:


  9. #45
    Member cal50's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 04:40 PM
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    46
    Local Date
    10-15-2021
    Local Time
    04:25 PM
    Thread Starter
    WAY cool!

  10. #46
    Senior Member WallyG.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Last On
    10-11-2021 @ 11:38 AM
    Location
    Heart of Dixie
    Age
    60
    Posts
    122
    Local Date
    10-15-2021
    Local Time
    03:25 PM
    Thanks for the great pics Kev!

    Well... more than one country used the crown in its markngs... Naturally the UKicon... but also... the Dutch.. and the Dutch used the Bren post war.. I've several cases of their .303 ammo. Since this tripod received a liberal application of UK parts by someone... I wouds suspect a post war rework program by some institution rather than an individual adapting a tripod from an unusable to a usable configuration... Armies were much bigger users of such programs and these guns... Could it be a Dutch acceptance for the completion of the tripod's conversion? Again... I have absolutely no proof... but it is conceivable.

    Thanks again guys!



    WGH

  11. Thank You to WallyG. For This Useful Post:


+ Reply to Thread
Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 3 4 5

Similar Threads

  1. Bren gun tripod missing parts
    By Ewout in forum The Bren LMG (Light Machine Gun)
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 04-20-2019, 07:08 PM
  2. Finish on AA leg Bren tripod ?
    By tr63 in forum The Bren LMG (Light Machine Gun)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-02-2017, 08:53 PM
  3. Bren Tripod Color
    By redleg105 in forum The Bren LMG (Light Machine Gun)
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 02-23-2014, 02:18 AM
  4. Bren Tripod used in battle?
    By redleg105 in forum The Bren LMG (Light Machine Gun)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-05-2014, 09:30 AM
  5. WTB Looking For a Bren Tripod Pintle
    By Albayo in forum The Bren LMG (Light Machine Gun)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-26-2012, 02:52 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts