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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 18:06 pm 
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hi. i would like to buy a bren tripod. would price should i expect to pay for a good one? :lol:


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I bought mine last year for I think £40, but have since found that the pins that hold the AA legs in are missings, also it needs a repaint. When I was looking the cheapest seemed to be £50 going up to about £100. I

ts was Withams that had them for £50 but they all need a good clean and repaint, all the others I saw at Beltring came as part of complete kits with bren, mags etc all for around the £350 mark.


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I'd say £50-75 is reasonable for a sound (complete :wink: ) example, the price has stayed pretty constant over the last few years, I paid about £45 for a decent BSA one about 5-6 years ago. I do like them, their hefty pieces of kit and you do get your money's worth with plenty of bits to play with.

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thanks for the quick response. do they normaly come with the (anti-aircraft) section for that price? or will that be a lot extra.


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It should come with both AA leg sections, they were a standard part of the tripod, but you know what dealers are like, they could try and tell you otherwise.

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TALLERTHANBETTY wrote:
It should come with both AA leg sections, they were a standard part of the tripod, but you know what dealers are like, they could try and tell you otherwise.


Doesn't it depend on which typ of Mk you buy??

The MkI was able to be used as a AA-tripod by using the extra leg or by using a Rifle No1 Mks as leg.

The MkII hasn't got the bayonet joint fixing and the leg was omitted.

And then there was the MkII* which had shorter legs and you got fold more compactly.

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True, but I've never seen many Mk2's/Mk2* around for sale, their normally Mk1, but then I don't tend to look at many closely when I see them. I'll make sure to check in the future.

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ok thanks for your help. i was about to buy one complete for £125 looks in good order. it was for sale on ebay during the week. think i will just wait to see whats on offer at beltring. thanks again.


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I'd say that would be the safest bet, plus unless it's a local pick-up postage for one would be absurd as they weigh a tonne. If you can't get anything at Beltring, try Worldwide Arms or Ryton, it's their kind of thing. You should dfeinately get one at Beltring though, they've always been around in fair numbers there in the past.

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I must admit I have always wanted one, but even when I see one at a decent price the postage kills it, and when I do go to the likes of Beltring at least part of my journey is by train so I dont fancy lugging it back (along with the load of paybooks I always buy)

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How do you actually carry the tripod using the proper straps? I was trying to work it out the other day...(unsuccessfully)

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There are no "proper" straps, what is commonly sold as a'Bren tripod carrying harness' etc. isn't, Bren tripods used 2 ordinary rifle slings which fit through loops and holes on the tripod to form shoulder straps. The things were rarely man-packed any distance though, their stupidly heavy and normally ended up on the Platoon transport.

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Oh! No wonder I didn't get very far. :roll:

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I have a question please,
from when exactly were adopted the particular tripod models?
(Mk.I, Mk.II and Mk.II*).

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__ric__ wrote:
How do you actually carry the tripod using the proper straps? I was trying to work it out the other day...(unsuccessfully)


I to was confused on how they carried the pod till a Vet told me IT IS CARRIED WITH THE H OF THE WEBBING ON YOUR BACK PACK. i tried it & yes it doe's work.

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The proper straps are 2 rifle slings. Not the funny GS carrier that some people sell you as a Bren tripod sling ! :D
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