Original British WW2 303 Bren Gun LMG Tripod by Australia General Electric RARE
Australia has large deposits of iron, and it's location away from the German Bombers made it an ideal area for production. Comes in excellent condition, it is missing the anti-aircraft leg which was stored inside the tripod cross beams but this leg was often lost or discarded as the Bren was seldom used on the tripod in the AA role and if needed a Lee Enfield SMLE rifle could substitute for the leg as they used the same fitting as the rifle bayonets for the leg. After Dunkirk, a simplified tripod was then produced which omitted the AA leg. The production of the Bren began at Enfield in 1937 and for every three guns produced, a tripod was also manufactured. The problem was that the Bren was not capable of fulfilling the role performed by the Vickers. While leaving the tripod as a useful accessory, this meant that the initial importance of it was now secondary. Likewise, the Fixed Line Sight, which was intended to be fitted to the additional open dovetail fixing when the Bren was deployed on the tripod in the sustained fire role, was considered obsolete. An excellent collectors piece and very hard to find now. These were once a common item available everywhere but try to find one now, it is near impossible. The item "Original British WW2 303 Bren Gun LMG Tripod by Australia General Electric RARE" is in sale since Monday, May 3, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\1939 - 1945 (WWII)". The seller is "mowflo" and is located in Redcliffe.
This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Campaign: World War II
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Country: Australia
- Era: 1940s