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Welded part on Ferret prop-shaft cover

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Hello one and all,

 

In the attached photo please can anyone tell me what the raised three-sided cover/support is for on the nearside prop-shaft (on the right in this picture) just behind the driver's seat.

 

It measures 1 inch high, is 4-3/4" long and 2-7/8" wide. There are four tapped holes, which I'd be glad if someone can tell me the thread size, and what screws onto this support.

 

cheers, Mad Scientist

 

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I believe that is the spot for the bracket that holds the .30 cal gun when stowed in the vehicle. There is another area towards your left foot where the other bracket goes.

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My thanks to njjeeper & sirhc,

 

I could not see any bracket mount forward of the front nearside bevel box, near the left foot, but now sirhc mentions the Bren, I think I've seen a picture of a Bren mounted in this position.

 

So, my final question is this: was this for a spare Bren in the Mk 2, or for the ones mounted on Mk 1 vehicles, or as a spare in addition to the one fitted in the Mk 1 vehicle?

 

cheers, Mad Scientist

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Hi,

 

Attached photos of the bracket with Bren gun in position. Unfortunately after spending several hours fitting mine in, I found a few issues. 1, the bracket that fits on the prop shaft cover needs at least a 1" spacer under it. 2, the butt of the Bren needs a 3/4" bit of wood under it to lift it up so the catch that holds the magazine dose not get damaged and 3, the biggest problem I have is you can select reverse with a small amount of damage to your thumb but you will almost dislocate your thumb when selecting forward. So although I've left the bracket in I dont use it.

 

Andy.

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Hi, I had heard that in NI they used to stow an SLR there. Has anyone tried to fit this?

 

Jim

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What caliber bullet does the bren fire? I thought it was .30....

 

The Bren uses .303" Cartridges, & the LMG (Later conversion of the Bren) Uses 7.62mm Carts.

 

Without digging out the parts list. If I recall correctly, the tapped holes are 1/4UNF.

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Andy

 

Looking at your photos...wouldn't stand a chance of mounting in an uparmoured one (with the extra protection over the bevel boxes)!!!

 

Mick

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