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 Post subject: Bren Tripod Help
PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 18:06 pm 
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Brought a bren tripod last year and am just getting around to restoring it, however the pins(?) that hold the anti-aircraft legs in the frame are missing and subsequently they keep falling out whenever I move it!!!

Anyone know how they are meant to be secured? is by a spilt pin sort of contraption??


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Purely off the top of my head, the pins are at the bottom corners where you have the wing-nut screws to adjust/clamp the rear legs of the tripod. They have circular heads about 1 inch diameter and simply pull outwards then spring back to hold the legs in. Have you tried rotating the legs? as I think there are holes that the pins go into and you have to line one up with tother. If they are missing then f##k knows where you cold get replacments, I've seen the stops for the rear rail for sale, but not much else.

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You have answered my worst fear...that they are missing . The legs were originally quite tight in the frame due excess grease etc and didn't fall out. Serves me right for not checking it properly


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I sense a " field modification in the air".... sorry to read of your missing bits.. we all get caught no matter how good we get at this nonsence we hold so dear.

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Yea, everyone makes mistakes, christ knows I still am, every time I start with a new lot of kit I end up buying something wrong because Ididn't know better or got carried away and forgot to check the things I should have. Out of interest how long is the front leg of the tripod? I've attached a couple of pics, the head of the pin is circled and in the second pic. you can see the pin pulled out with the hole it locates into on the tripod leg. As long as you didn't pay too much for it you still have a 95% usable tripod. Mines seen the light of day about 3 times in the past 6 years, their nice kit but their a pain to cart around.

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Paid £40 for it which I didn't think was too bad given the prices at Beltring last year.

Yours pictures a great help, it would apper that I do actually have those pins, but one is missing the domed washer that you pull out and the other is stuck in the out postion, I'd wondered what they were for, as I assumed a pin when through from the other side (i.e. the inside of the frame). I notice that my retaining pins differ slightly to yours in that they are threaded and this enables the (one!) dished washer that I have can move up and down it.

When you refer to the front leg do you mean the lengh of the two AA legs together, or the front folding leg on the frame?


Also my Lithgow bren refuses currently to fit on the frame the lug at the from seems too wide for bren to fit over it.


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The front folding leg of the frame when not extended.

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