Recently bought this 1942 Inglis Bren MKIm Dewat and I have a few questions for the community. It has a MKII Stock, Barrel and Magazine presently, but I would like to know how the Canadian Army version of the Inglis would have been outfitted when put into service. Everything has the "JI" stamp on it.
Receiver is 1T.5033 and has the Canadian "C" Broad arrow and the DPC crossed flags proof mark. Also has a cartouche of what looks like a broad arrow/'C" and 43 in it (see below). Lastly, a big '42 stamp.
Barrel is 6T.2343 and is stamped 43 with a poorly done double DPC crossed flags proof mark as well as an "L" and "JI". What could be a smaller "C" broad arrow stamp also appears.
Bi-pod is what I understand to be a Canadian MK3 non-adjustable unit stamped "JI". Both legs move together. From the limited info I can find on the Canadian Bren's these were standard on the MKIm for the Canadian Army. Thoughts?
Were these issued with a sling originally? What style / type was issued in this case? Finally will that sling work on the current configuration with the MKII stock?
Overall, this Bren is in great shape but I would consider swapping the Buttstock for a MKI unit (If I ever find one of course). The barrel is welded in so it is permanent.
This thing is cool as hell and I enjoy looking at it (in front of my TV) haha.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.