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SCVNGR
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Anyone know more about these Bren foregrips? They seem to have picked up the inevitable "commando" tag at some point.
The only description I've found is from IMA-USA: prototype grips for the late war Jungle warfare, put paid to by the atomic bombs closing out the war.

To me they seem completely redundant: The carry handle does almost the same thing in the lower position, as does gripping the bipod leg(s)


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Granger
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I've just seen this thread. I haven't heard much about this grip, but I wonder what the soldiers though of it. There must be a reason why it wasn't used post war.

It does look very cool though and I might use one with my Bren just because really. Maybe more for skirmishing with than actually ww2 milsim games

P. S. I love how any odd and unusual little thing is given the commando tag. I suppose it sells for more that way :lol:

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Ralph


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It could be something to do with shell ejection, ...straight out from beneath mag....nice hot shells up your sleeve! Many a lost finger or two for the idiot who put their digits up the said slot when firing or cleaning.
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MartinR
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I can't say I've ever seen one of those before. Does the bipod still fold up with it in place?

If you really want to do a Rambo with a Bren, an assault sling works far better. Brens are a bit heavy to wield like an SMG!

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SCVNGR
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Few photos of foregrip fitted with bipod folded in this thread:
http://www.weaponeer.net/forum/forum_po ... PN=2&TPN=2

Interesting development: these Bren grips have identical wood parts to those sold as "Mk.V" Sten forgrips. Probably the same workshop bashing out parts.
http://www.ima-usa.com/british-wwii-bre ... egrip.html
http://www.ima-usa.com/british-sten-mk5 ... orces.html


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I can't remember where I read it but I'm sure they were an Australian/Pacific theater thing , not widely used and very late war but they were real .

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I've just seen one come up on eBay for the low low price of £75 :lol:

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