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Old 12-06-2018, 01:35 PM
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BREN MKII Gun

Had this brought into the shop today for an inspection. Gun captured in Afghanistan. RSAF (Enfield) BREN Mk II in .303 made in 1942. Gun fires semi/auto from a 30 rd magazine around 500 rpm. Gas regulator has 4 positions. Sights off set to the left side so can only be fired right handed. Just missing the buttplate and is disassembled in the solvent tank at the moment. Hopefully will test fire tomorrow with some 1942 dated MkVII ammo.





Cleaned and disassembled.




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Old 12-06-2018, 01:35 PM
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Reassembled, repaired stock, and now my biggest rattle can paint job.




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Old 12-06-2018, 01:47 PM
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Bren Mk II marking looks spooky.
Would Darra set up to make Bren knockoffs along with the rest?
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Old 12-06-2018, 02:10 PM
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Such a distinctive firearm!!!! That would be a fun one to have.
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Old 12-06-2018, 05:05 PM
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Cool looking. But a semi-auto Bren? Agree with the Senior member above about the provenance of the piece. Anyway, it looks like fun.
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:35 PM
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He didn't say semi-auto, he said semi/auto 500 rpm.
No BATF in the 'stans.
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Old 12-06-2018, 11:21 PM
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Bren Mk II marking looks spooky.
Would Darra set up to make Bren knockoffs along with the rest?
I thought so at first to until I looked at other Mk II's online. Gun is select fire. Fire control is marked A for full auto, S for safe and R for repeating/semi.

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Old 12-07-2018, 07:31 AM
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Had two case separations using the KF 1942 ammo.

https://youtu.be/0rgxVQZa0UU

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Old 12-07-2018, 01:14 PM
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Both rounds KF dated 1942 MkVII ammo. Case on left was the one that separated first and then left separated and that case jammed into other neck piece. Scratches on left case was from when I removed it. What was amazing that the gun still fired after the first separation.


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Understood. Very interesting history no doubt since it was captured in Afghanistan. Bren's have always had a reputation for strength and reliability, but this one has surely served beyond the call of duty!
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