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    corporal dixon

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    re bren gun.

    Post  corporal dixon on Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:45 pm

    anyone got any bren stuff , james gets his mk 2 soon
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    Post  Admin on Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:32 am

    corporal dixon wrote:anyone got any bren stuff , james gets his mk 2 soon

    Not getting it now he had to retract the sale Sad gutted
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    Post  scallywag on Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:08 am

    Oh dear, Grandad said you were well chuffed to get it, what happened there??
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    Post  Admin on Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:12 pm

    just pulled the sale Shocked gutted
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    Post  Admin on Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:13 am

    Got a Bren mk2 today Very Happy
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    Re: re bren gun.

    Post  Rat man sam on Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:33 am

    Admin wrote:Got a Bren mk2 today Very Happy

    Nice one pal. Any pictures of this new toy?
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    Post  Admin on Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:56 am

    oh yes Very Happy

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    Post  Rat man sam on Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:35 am

    Admin wrote:oh yes Very Happy


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    Post  corporal dixon on Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:13 pm

    looks good mate what kit you after next
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    Re: re bren gun.

    Post  MattWR5 on Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:13 am

    Nice looking Mk2.
    BSA or Daimler?

    I have a CD somewhere FULL of bren info.
    I also have blueprints for the 100 round drum mag box.

    I used to have a set of 4 of the drum mags you see Wink Alas, not anymore. I mourn the loss of my 1938 MK1 bren! One of the very best light machine guns of the 20th Century.
    You will do well to look for the Bren Machine Gun book by Peter Laidler. Fairly expensive, but if you truly like Bren's this is the bible for you. And if you like them like I do, you'll certainly think the book is worth it.
    Cheers!
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    Post  Admin on Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:14 am

    MattWR5 wrote:Nice looking Mk2.
    BSA or Daimler?

    I have a CD somewhere FULL of bren info.
    I also have blueprints for the 100 round drum mag box.

    I used to have a set of 4 of the drum mags you see Wink Alas, not anymore. I mourn the loss of my 1938 MK1 bren! One of the very best light machine guns of the 20th Century.
    You will do well to look for the Bren Machine Gun book by Peter Laidler. Fairly expensive, but if you truly like Bren's this is the bible for you. And if you like them like I do, you'll certainly think the book is worth it.
    Cheers!
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    Hi Mate its Inglis 1943
    could you send me the drum mag blueprints? and ill keep an eye out for that book
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    Post  MattWR5 on Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:35 am

    Ah yes, we can't forget the hundreds of thousands of the Brens made in Canada can we!
    The blueprint I have is the mag box, not for a mag itself I am afraid! You'll just have to save the £375 to buy a drum mag I guess Shocked
    I think someone makes a repro though, is it relics?
    If you let me know your email that would be good to send the large document.
    Off to bed now, have to be up at 3am for work Wink
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    Post  Admin on Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:31 pm

    Battledress and bayonet do one but its £150!!
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    Post  Admin on Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:58 am

    just as an update
    we now have for the bren
    pull through
    cotton and wire brush
    extractor thing (looks like a rubber ridged 303) for extracting broken cases
    and a load more inert 303. where getting the cleaning kit up to standard


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    Post  MattWR5 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:03 pm

    There is a wooden two piece cleaning rod for the small wire brush and cotton mop. Deployed in the barrel holdall.

    Combination Tool Mk2 for the spares wallet, gas port fouling cleaing tool, and of course the spares tin goes in the wallet with the gauze.

    The oil bottle Mk4 or 5 can also be deployed - or a spare one added - to the spare barrel bag.

    The spares tin:-
    Extractor Spring,
    extractor stay Spring,
    piston post Spring,
    firing pin
    extractor
    Plug, clearing,. ruptured cartridge

    There is also a wire brush on a twisted wire handle, about 4 or 5 inches long, this is the Brush, Cleaning, Magazines - deployed in the holdall.

    Hope this helps?! Bash on!
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    Re: re bren gun.

    Post  Lofty on Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:39 am

    I may have a couple of surplus bren bits - will have to dig them out.
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    Post  MattWR5 on Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:00 am

    Come to think on it I might have a barrel bag in the garage, I'll check and see what's what. Will bring to AGM if I do. Wink


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    Re: re bren gun.

    Post  Lofty on Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:58 am

    Have found Bren oil bottle (square one ) in plastic £10, Bren Mop - white fluffy to fit on pullthrough £5, Bren tool which I think is the Mk2 combination tool (like pipe with flattened end) £10, Oil bottle in black plastic same as rifle oiler £3, Bren sling 1945 dated with swivels unblancoed £30, post war sling £20. All in mint or excellent condition


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    Post  Admin on Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:35 am

    what evidence is there on the HG using brens? need photos! especially in terms of webbing
    only found one atm



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    Re: re bren gun.

    Post  scallywag on Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:27 am

    Isnt that Ian?? early photo too
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    Post  Rat man sam on Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:24 am

    scallywag wrote:Isnt that Ian?? early photo too

    Does look like Ian lol!

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