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Forum: The Semi-Automatic Bren LMG (Light Machine Gun)

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  1. 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 11:16 AM
    box, bren, mag, sizes
    • Replies: 5
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    11-22-2020, 10:43 AM Go to last post
  2. 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 10:04 PM
    bren, kit, mk3, sarco
    • Replies: 4
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    11-14-2020, 08:26 PM Go to last post
  3. 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 05:22 PM
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    auto, bren, current, pricing, semi
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    10-15-2020, 03:05 AM Go to last post
  4. 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 03:33 PM
    brp, center, sections
    • Replies: 2
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    09-16-2020, 06:18 PM Go to last post
  5. 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 10:55 PM
    bit, chew, figure, gotta, welp
    • Replies: 3
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    09-14-2020, 12:48 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 01:10 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    08-25-2020, 10:03 PM Go to last post
  7. 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 08:12 PM
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    08-25-2020, 09:49 PM Go to last post
  8. 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 08:46 PM
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    07-13-2020, 01:30 PM Go to last post
  9. 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 02:47 PM
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    01-31-2020, 04:08 PM Go to last post
  10. 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 07:46 PM
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    • Replies: 19
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    01-17-2020, 05:29 PM Go to last post
  11. 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 03:40 AM
    fixes, semibren
    • Replies: 7
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    01-17-2020, 05:15 PM Go to last post
  12. 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 12:43 PM
    brens, differnet, made, semiauto, types
    • Replies: 9
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    12-24-2019, 11:20 AM Go to last post
  13. 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 04:20 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    12-15-2019, 07:19 PM Go to last post
  14. Semi Auto Blueprints

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

    Started by forti-cinis‎, 10-11-2017 04:57 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-09-2019, 06:45 PM Go to last post
  15. 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 12:26 PM
    cylinder, fit, gas, piston, stock
    • Replies: 9
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    06-01-2019, 10:45 AM Go to last post
  16. 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 10:54 AM
    autos, bren, sale, semi, smg
    • Replies: 0
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    05-27-2019, 10:54 AM Go to last post
  17. Wise Lite Arms semi-auto only Bren

    Thought I would post some pictures of a Wise Lite Arms semi-auto Bren. It is not converted the exact same way as the Historic Arms Bren, but it will...

    Started by Vincent‎, 05-05-2015 01:23 PM
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    05-26-2019, 11:19 AM Go to last post
  18. Bren Semi-auto bullet set-back

    Any guess on what might be the cause of bullet set-back on my old Bren LMG? It happens with all different ammo types. See photos (if I attached them...

    Started by jeff_b‎, 10-25-2018 12:21 AM
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    11-13-2018, 01:46 PM Go to last post
  19. Bren semi-auto receiver rewelding

    Hi, I'm interested in building a semi-auto Bren as a project gun, and I'm looking for someone to reweld a cut receiver and make the required...

    Started by Bullitt‎, 05-04-2018 12:09 AM
    bren, receiver, rewelding, semiauto
    • Replies: 3
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    05-14-2018, 02:27 AM Go to last post
  20. Curious Spacer Re: Re-welding demil into Semi-auto

    I was milling a demilled section of a Monotype Mk II receiver that had been converted to a L4A3. At the rear face of the barrel nut a spacer fell...

    Started by Joe H‎, 11-19-2017 12:47 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    11-20-2017, 11:15 AM Go to last post

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