For further information on how these items were used, then it will be necessary to refer to the ‘K’ Gun pages.

Cases

  • Cat No. C1/7J 1668, List of Changes C 1027, Cases, Magazine, Vickers .303-in. G.O., No. 2, Mk. I – To hold 10 No. 2 magazines.

Use extended for Land Service on 18 January, 1945.

Declared obsolete for Land Service on 23 March, 1948.

Chests

  • Cat No. C1/7J 1168, List of Changes C 1027, Chests, Vickers .303-in. G.O., No. 1 – To hold 1 gun.

Use extended for Land Service on 18 January, 1945.

Declared obsolete for Land Service on 23 March, 1948.

  • Cat No. C1/7J 2219, List of Changes C 1027, Chests, Vickers .303-in. G.O., No. 2 – To hold 2 gun.

Use extended for Land Service on 18 January, 1945.

Declared obsolete for Land Service on 23 March, 1948.

  • Chest, Vickers .303-in., M.G., Mk. VI* – For one No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, or No. 4 Vickers .303-in., G.O. Gun).

On 31 October, 1938, fittings and felt added to accommodate trigger guard. Previous Mark was Mk. VI.

Declared obsolete on 09 May, 1957.

Covers

  • Cat No. C1/7J 2235, List of Changes C 1027, Covers, Muzzle, Vickers .303-in. G.O., Mk. 1, No. 1 – Bexoid.

Use extended for Land Service on 18 January, 1945.

Declared obsolete for Land Service on 23 March, 1948.

Magazines

  • Cat No. C1/7J 1168, MAGAZINES, VICKERS .303-IN. G.O., No. 1 – For 60-rds.

Use extended for Land Service on 18 January, 1945.

Declared obsolete for Land Service on 23 March, 1948.

  • Cat No. C1/7J 2219, MAGAZINES, VICKERS .303-IN. G.O., No. 2 – For 100-rds.

Use extended for Land Service on 18 January, 1945.

Declared obsolete for Land Service on 23 March, 1948.

  • Cat No. C1/7J 1342, List of changes C 1207, MAGAZINES, VICKERS .303-IN. G.O., NO. 2, MK. 1, Covers, inspection – 100-rds; To be demanded as “Magazines, Bren, 100-rd., Mk. 1, Covers, inspection (Cat No. BE 4101).

Use extended for Land Service on 18 January, 1945.

Declared obsolete for Land Service on 23 March, 1948.

  • List of changes C 1207, MAGAZINES, VICKERS .303-IN. G.O., NO. 2, MK. 1, Handles, tensioning, Mk. 3 – 100-rds; To be demanded as “Magazines, Bren, 100-rd., Mk. 1, Covers, inspection (Cat No. BE 4230).

Use extended for Land Service on 18 January, 1945.

Declared obsolete for Land Service on 23 March, 1948.

  • Cat No. C1/7J 2222, List of changes C 1207, MAGAZINES, VICKERS .303-IN. G.O., NO. 2, MK. 1, Plates, tensioning, Mk. 2 – 100-rds.

Use extended for Land Service on 18 January, 1945.

Declared obsolete for Land Service on 23 March, 1948.

Pouches, Magazine, Vickers, G.O. Gun

Consisting of:

  • Cat No. A5/AE 0220, POUCHES, MAGAZINE, VICKERS, G.O. GUN, Sets, Complete – Two circular web pouches with attachments
  • Cat No. A5/AE 0221, POUCHES, MAGAZINE, VICKERS, G.O. GUN, Belts, waist, small
  • Cat No. A5/AE 0222, POUCHES, MAGAZINE, VICKERS, G.O. GUN, Braces, long
  • Cat No. A5/AE 0223, POUCHES, MAGAZINE, VICKERS, G.O. GUN, Pouches

The photos shown here are of AE 0223 (pouches only). The other components of the set are standard 1937 pattern equipment items. More information on those can be found at Karkeeweb.com. The set in the first photo has been blancoed KG 3 as per use by No. 4 Commando in Operation OVERLORD.

Declared obsolete for Land Service on 23 March, 1948.

  • Cat No. A5/AE 0224, POUCHES, MAGAZINE, VICKERS, G.O. GUN, Pouches, Alternative

This was a single pouch that could be worn on the 1937 Pattern Web Equipment like a basic pouch so could be carried with a basic pouch, pistol holster or other item on the other side of the equipment.

Sight, Reflector, Mk III A

A sight for aircraft mounted Vickers K guns, as described in the air gunners’ training material, such as Armament Free Gun Air Firing – Notes for Students .

Tools

  • Cat No. C1/IE 5144, List of changes C 1027, SPANNERS, Flash eliminator, Vickers .303-in. G.O., Mk. 1.Use extended for Land Service on 18 January, 1945.

Declared obsolete for Land Service on 23 March, 1948.

  • Cat No. C1/IE 5143, List of changes C 1027, SPANNERS, Gas plug, Vickers. 303-in. G.O., Mk. 1 – Also for Hispano 20mm.

Use extended for Land Service on 18 January, 1945.

Declared obsolete for Land Service on 23 March, 1948.

  • Cat No. C1/8D 2260, List of changes C 3375, TOOLS, VICKERS .303-IN. G.O., REAMERS, CYLINDER, CLEANING.

Use extended for Land Service on 18 January, 1945.

Declared obsolete for Land Service on 23 March, 1948.

  • Tool, Clearing, Vickers .303-in. G.O., Mk. I.

Gauges

  • Cat No. C1/8D 2268, List of changes C 3375, GAUGES, Gun, Vickers .303-in. G.O., Cylinder, Gauge, Regd. No. TA/117546.

Declared obsolete for Land Service on 23 March, 1948.

  • Cat No. C1/8D 2257, List of changes C 3375, GAUGES, Gun, Vickers .303-in. G.O., Piston, Stop, Face, Regd. No. TB/107762.

Declared obsolete for Land Service on 23 March, 1948.

  • Cat No. C1/8D 2256, List of changes C 3375, GAUGES, Gun, Vickers .303-in. G.O., Protrusion of firing pin, Regd. No. TB/115735.

Declared obsolete for Land Service on 23 March, 1948.

  • Cat No. C1/8D 2236, List of changes C 3375, GAUGES, Magazine, Gun, Vickers .303-in. G.O., Concentricity gauge, Regd. No. T/103874.

Declared obsolete for Land Service on 23 March, 1948.

  • Cat No. C1/8D 2368, List of changes C 3375, GAUGES, Magazine, Gun, Vickers .303-in. G.O., Body, Concentricity gauge, Regd. No. T/110902.

Declared obsolete for Land Service on 23 March, 1948.

  • Cat No. C1/8D 2248, List of changes C 3375, GAUGES, Magazine, Gun, Vickers .303-in. G.O., Steel, for dummy round, Regd. No. T/110448.

Declared obsolete for Land Service on 23 March, 1948.

Deflector case, and bag

  • Cat No. C1/7J 1519, List of changes C 1027, Guns, Vickers. 303-in. G.O., Nos. 1 and 3, Bags, deflector – Complete.

Use extended for Land Service on 18 January, 1945.

Declared obsolete for Land Service on 23 March, 1948.

  • Cat No. C1/7J 1506, List of changes C 1027, Guns, Vickers. 303-in. G.O., Nos. 1 and 3, Deflectors, cartridge – Complete.

Use extended for Land Service on 18 January, 1945.

Declared obsolete for Land Service on 23 March, 1948.

  • Cat No. C2/BG 0098, List of changes A 7993, DEFLECTORS, CARTRIDGE CASE, VICKERS .303-IN. M.G., MK. III – Consisting of frame and bag

Mountings

  • Cat No. C1/7J 1534, List of Changes C 1027, Guns, Vickers .303-in. G.O., No. 1, Bolts, mounting yoke.Use extended for Land Service on 18 January, 1945.Declared obsolete for Land Service on 23 March, 1948.
  • Mounting, Tripod, A.A., Vickers .303-in. G.O. M.G., Mk. I.

 


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