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  1. Bren L4 / .308 build

    So it begins with a Sarco torched L4 parts set. These were cut hard and will take some TLC to get it working again. The bolt , carrier and gas...

    Started by cal50‎, 12-21-2023 06:24 PM
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    05-29-2024, 01:35 AM Go to last post
  2. Ammo types and the semi auto Bren

    I wanted to start a conversation, and possibly a data base, no matter how limited, associated with the semi auto Bren. The purpose is to possibly...

    Started by AmEngRifles‎, 01-30-2021 11:07 AM
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    ammo, auto, bren, semi, types
    • Replies: 13
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    09-13-2023, 07:52 PM Go to last post
  3. Bren MKII rescue~

    Starting work on my 1943 Inglis MKII Bren. Nice center section from BRP. Early MKII with the dual row gas ports on the gas cylinder similar to my...

    Started by cal50‎, 03-14-2022 08:54 PM
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    09-12-2023, 07:08 PM Go to last post
  4. Working on my double dovetail MKI

    Finally getting some play time and work done on my Bren double dovetail MK1. I opted to grab a BRP center section which cuts down the built time (...

    Started by cal50‎, 04-02-2021 10:57 PM
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    double, dovetail, mki, working
    • Replies: 15
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    02-16-2022, 03:47 PM Go to last post
  5. Semi-Bren fixes

    I'm lucky enough to own several Semi-Brens and have been in on the development side since Len Savage at Historic Arms first started building them. ...

    Started by csmarcher‎, 05-30-2019 02:40 AM
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    fixes, semibren
    • Replies: 19
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    04-08-2021, 12:32 AM Go to last post
  6. What are the Bren mag. box sizes ?

    Are the 8mm and the .303 cal. metal magazine carry boxes the same out side size ? Do they only have the canvas carry handles or did they have steel...

    Started by tr63‎, 11-20-2020 10:16 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    12-03-2020, 12:33 AM Go to last post
  7. Sarco Mk3 Bren Kit

    Here are some pics of my Sarco Mk3 Bren Semi auto. Puts a smile on my face every time I shoot it.

    Started by SNAFU22‎, 09-14-2020 09:04 PM
    bren, kit, mk3, sarco
    • Replies: 4
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    11-14-2020, 07:26 PM Go to last post
  8. Current pricing for a semi auto BREN ?

    What is a fair asking price for a semi auto Bren MKII in todays market ?

    Started by tr63‎, 03-22-2017 04:22 PM
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    auto, bren, current, pricing, semi
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    10-15-2020, 02:05 AM Go to last post
  9. Center sections at BRP

    Not sure if this is frowned upon, but anything to help the community. BRP has some very nice Mk I center sections (receivers) that would make a...

    Started by AmEngRifles‎, 01-31-2020 02:33 PM
    brp, center, sections
    • Replies: 2
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    09-16-2020, 05:18 PM Go to last post
  10. Welp, I bit off, now I gotta figure out how to chew it

    Hey all, Long time reader, first-time poster. Recently bit on a MK3 kit from Sarco. I’ve been keeping an eye out for used jigs out on Gun Broker...

    Started by Angloweaponphile‎, 02-17-2020 09:55 PM
    bit, chew, figure, gotta, welp
    • Replies: 3
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    09-14-2020, 11:48 AM Go to last post
  11. Unhappy Bren mk2 wont fire

    Hi sorry if this question has been asked and answered already but my dad has had a historic arms semi auto converted Bren Mkii for a while now but...

    Started by eriksiddons‎, 08-10-2020 12:10 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    08-25-2020, 09:03 PM Go to last post
  12. Firing pin and block are VERY stuck

    I just bought a semi auto bren MKI conversion by Stemple, and everything seems to be in order except for the firing pin and bolt block. The pin is...

    Started by Raptorjamboree‎, 07-11-2020 07:12 PM
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    08-25-2020, 08:49 PM Go to last post
  13. Unbelieveable Private Collection Of WW II Commonwealth Firearms

    Too cool. Couldn't find this already posted on Milsurps, so: Not Your Ordinary Collection Must be nice to be a billionaire! When I was...

    Started by tj214‎, 07-08-2020 07:46 PM
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    07-13-2020, 12:30 PM Go to last post
  14. Bren semi auto build - USA

    I recently purchased an MGS WWII Bren 1 Parts Kit as a project My dad and I could work on. I have most of the mechanical questions worked out, but...

    Started by garthok‎, 05-14-2012 01:47 PM
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    01-31-2020, 03:08 PM Go to last post
  15. Nylon buffers for Semi Auto Historic Arms

    I have located and modified a nylon “ spacer” as sold by Home Depot. The original model is 1” long x 1/2” diameter, with a .257 bore down the center....

    Started by AmEngRifles‎, 05-11-2019 06:46 PM
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    01-17-2020, 04:29 PM Go to last post
  16. OK what are the differnet types of U.S. made semi-auto Brens ?

    Can some one list the most common types of U.S. remade Bren Gun rebuilders and how they were different in the way they did their conversions ? Which...

    Started by tr63‎, 05-22-2019 11:43 AM
    brens, differnet, made, semiauto, types
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    12-24-2019, 10:20 AM Go to last post
  17. My new Semi MK II

    D&K did the conversion from a parts kit I had. Shoots great.

    Started by Teekay 44‎, 11-19-2019 03:20 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    12-15-2019, 06:19 PM Go to last post
  18. Semi Auto Blueprints

    I made this, hope it helps the would-be Bren Gunners out there

    Started by forti-cinis‎, 10-11-2017 03:57 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-09-2019, 05:45 PM Go to last post
  19. Gas piston fit into new old stock gas cylinder ?

    I have 2 new old stock gas cylinders one is a Mk II the other is a Mk III . Are they good to go or do they reaming , the Mk II has a raised lip or...

    Started by tr63‎, 05-29-2019 11:26 AM
    cylinder, fit, gas, piston, stock
    • Replies: 9
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    06-01-2019, 09:45 AM Go to last post
  20. Two SMG Bren Mk II semi autos for sale on GB

    Not sure if it is ok for me to post sale listings here? WW2 Bren MK2 semi auto - Semi Auto Rifles at GunBroker.com : 815597530 I thought about...

    Started by AmEngRifles‎, 05-27-2019 09:54 AM
    autos, bren, sale, semi, smg
    • Replies: 0
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    05-27-2019, 09:54 AM Go to last post

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