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Bought a Bren MKI from Mr. Ken Keilholz. Parts? Stock handle?

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#21 APEXgunparts


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Posted 01 November 2018 - 11:08 AM

Apex, the number is L4982, L1982 would be a Mk2. I have L5206.


Interesting, so it appears that the serial numbers of the Mark 2/1 tripods falls in the range with the Mark 2 tripod numbers.
Thanks for sharing that data.


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#22 m3bobby


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Posted 01 November 2018 - 03:37 PM

No, the Mk2s end around L4900, all the Mk2* or Mk2/1 depending on terminology (it all changed in 44) were in a batch it appears. Yours is L4982, I know of L5080 (1944), L5206 (1945) and L5668 (1945). A lot were never issued and remained in store. I joined the RAF in 1995 as an Armourer and during my training I noticed a Mk2* on a storage cabinet, I asked the instructors about it but they only knew it as the Enfield tripod and didnt know what gun it was for. They wouldnt let me have it though. Took me another 15 years to find one.

When I get home, Ill message you on the email address from youre website with some interesting information.
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