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MKII Bren

Article about: 5 posts up, terry posted a pic of his Mk1 I'll go take some photos of my 43 inglis, 45 inglis and 42 daimler so you can see the diffrences.

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    Chris & Ian im bugging out of the site for a while because things dont look right somebody is taking over the threads, catch up tomorrow cheers Terry.

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    the legs on this type of bipod were known as the no4 legs
    as they were mistacken for the no4 bayonet scabard
    but the measurments are all wrong
    the inglis bipod has no wring for a sling
    the sling has to pass through the triangle

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    i know colectors who have
    maney/maney examples of every bren ever made
    and i know from them ,,and there knowlage that this exsample is a perfecly good and correct bren gun
    no matter what els is said
    i will stand by what i say with out any predudist
    cheers IAN

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    Left bipod is a postwar Enfield made Mk1 bipod (Same as BSA made Mk1)

    Middle is Inglis made Mk2, marked JI

    Right is Daimler/Monotype Mk2.



    Where did you find your info ref Bipods? Was it Skennertons Small Arms Identification Series by any chance?

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    i believe the one on the right ,,is the inglis mk2
    ofset head and spiked feet
    the middle is the daimler
    cheers ian
    known as the no4 legs
    to add
    enfield were the only adjustable legs
    and in my opinion the best of them all

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    Quote by ian View Post
    i know colectors who have
    maney/maney examples of every bren ever made
    and i know from them ,,and there knowlage that this exsample is a perfecly good and correct bren gun
    no matter what els is said
    i will stand by what i say with out any predudist
    cheers IAN
    I too know many many collectors who have dozens of Brens, I have 70 my self so I'm not short of a example or two. I'm good freinds with Peter Laidler and Kev Groom and theres not many people who can tell you more than they.

    You've got your Inglis and Daimler bipods mixed up. The centre one is marked on every part with JI for John Inglis, I've dozens of examples like this and not one has a marking other than JI. The example on the right only carries Enfield ED markings (But not made by them) but is of a Daimler/monotype sub contractor.

    The correct British nomenclature for the bipods in my pic is Bi pod Mk1 for Mk1 gun, Bi pod Mk2 for Mk2 gun and Bipod Mk3 for Mk2 gun. The Aussies had a Bipod Mk3 which was similar to the Bi pod Mk3 but had the spiked feet of the Bi pod Mk2.

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    i stand to you my friend without qestion
    well said and well done
    i humble to your better knowlage
    thats not kissing
    i understand where and what you know
    without resevation
    can you please explane then why i have a 43 inglis bren MK2 with what you say is a daimler bipod
    when ive been led to believe by some of the names you mention ,is the correct bipod for my gun
    im no longer arguing imjust asking ???
    PS weapons on line forum

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    I can't answer that one other than maybe they were having a bad day or confused you in their explanation. Its safe to say that there is no wrong parts on a Bren as the parts were by design, meant to be interchangable. Peter L always says that the Mark of the body dictates the mark of the gun and nothing else. Theres nothing wrong with having other marks of parts on a Bren, I just like to identify where parts originated for nothing more than curiosity. I've got some photos of my 1943 Inglis Mk2 gun, one of the first and some of my 1942 Daimler. I have some other Mk2s but they are a mix of parts.












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    the pics have to be out of order here but
    pic 3 is a mk1 lower group
    pic5 mk2 barrel with mk1 bipod
    pic 3 a early or mk1 botem group
    pic 6 a good mk2 or L3/L4 bottom group
    nice pics a pleasure to see them
    cheers ian

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    Quote by ian View Post
    the pics have to be out of order here but
    pic 3 is a mk1 lower group
    pic5 mk2 barrel with mk1 bipod
    pic 3 a early or mk1 botem group
    pic 6 a good mk2 or L3/L4 bottom group
    nice pics a pleasure to see them
    cheers ian
    I think some one has really confused you here, pic 3 is the standard daimler lower, the early mk 1 is similar but has more shaping around the change lever. Pic 5 (Actually no.4) is a Inglis Mk2 Barrel on a Inglis Mk2 bipod (British nomenclature - Bipod Mk3). Photo 6 is a Inglis Mk2 lower. The L3 was a conversion of the Browning 1919A4 to open bolt but I reckon you meant L4A3 and L4A4. The L4A4 used a number of variations of the Mk3 lower rather than the Mk2 lower, but the L4A3 used Mk2 or Mk3 lowers as it was a conversion of the mk2 gun.


    This ones a L4A2 converted to L4A4



    1947 Mk3


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