Allegheny Arsenal has them in stock @ $120. http://mg34.com/product/vickers-lewis-and-bren-gun-transit-chests/Hi,
As the title says...looking for one! Can PayPal right away, or? Must be complete and in good shape- prefer original wear and tear over a restored/repainted example. Shipping to CA.
the photo shows the gun box. The tripod chest is different- I have not seen one for sale in a LONG time. they are much more of a rare bird. If you find a pile of them, let us know.....Allegheny Arsenal has them in stock @ $120. http://mg34.com/product/vickers-lewis-and-bren-gun-transit-chests/
A question for the Vickers guys....were the Vickers tripod chests used in WW1...? My 1917 carts and associated manuals show the Vickers Colt/Vickers gun being issued but no word on the tripod chest. I'd probably start a production run on them if I could verify their use in WW1. The first US troops sent to France in 1917 were issued the original .303 Vickers gun but later troops got the 30/06 Colt/Vickers.
Yes this is the one I'm familiar with..... I've had 2 of these in the past complete with the dividers, but ended up selling one to Ohio and one to Alaska - If I recall correctly I think the shipping was more than the $275 I charged for the crate !
The Vickers tripod chest/crates appear to be more for shipping than transporting. I say this because the Vickers and Bren transport chests are hinged and have lockable latches. The lids on these tripod chests are designed to be screwed on - not a handy feature in the field.
Regardless of their intended role, these are neat, and I would love to have an original. A good copy would be just as welcome and would probably cost less.
Anyway here is a PDF someone might find handy. Vickers Tripod transit box