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    Personally I'd have no problem with relying on a...

    Personally I'd have no problem with relying on a M1 carbine for home defence, not all houses are made out of timber and drywall, myself living in an area where most home construction is double brick...
  2. Looks like I might be responsible here, I...

    Looks like I might be responsible here, I supplied Richard the pins in question, they came out of my Box of Bren parts but appear to be the wrong ones. Can anyone identify them?
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    As I understood they built a fair few more than...

    As I understood they built a fair few more than 1200, but under 10,000 (dutch AR10's). The Sudanese contract was around 2500 and the Portugeuse around 5000 then there were a few other smaller...
  4. In Australia firearms laws are controlled by the...

    In Australia firearms laws are controlled by the individual States, laws vary State to State, some states have no controls on owning such magazines, example South Australia, Queensland as I...
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    Don't know what all this nonsense is about snakes...

    Don't know what all this nonsense is about snakes I've lived here (Australia ) all my life and although I've encountered a few over the years the most you will generally see is the south end heading...
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    Sorry Peter, would you (or anyone) have the...

    Sorry Peter, would you (or anyone) have the correct depth for the Mk2 piston post guide hole? I have five piston posts, a couple sold to me as Mk1 but they all have the same depth from the spring and...
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    Thanks Peter, yes I understand that as Lithgow...

    Thanks Peter, yes I understand that as Lithgow already had patent rights for Bren barrels they did produce L4 barrels un-impeded. I think KG told me that, I do note that the Lithgow L4 magazines are...
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    So the next question Peter is; Lithgow had been...

    So the next question Peter is; Lithgow had been manufacturing straight 30rd magazines for the L2 since its introduction in 1962, why then (especially if they had to pay mum for the privilege) did...
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    Thanks Peter, That sets me on the right track.

    Thanks Peter,

    That sets me on the right track.
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    Bren Piston Post

    Hi Gents,

    What exactly is the difference between a Mk1 and Mk2 Piston post? If I understand correctly the Mk2 post was an upgrade to all Bren's but what was the change. I can see that the Mk2...
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    Hi gents, I found another one of these barrels....

    Hi gents, I found another one of these barrels. This one had the yellow paint removed but still had the restrictor bolt inserted. As you can see in the image it has a narrow groove machined around...
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    Thanks Peter, but you can relax, I wasn't after...

    Thanks Peter, but you can relax, I wasn't after an online armourers course, it's not a job I'd remotely think to tackle myself in the back yard. Sorry if I've miss phrased my question, I guess what I...
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    Thanks everyone, all great information. Peter,...

    Thanks everyone, all great information. Peter, you mentioned there is a lot more to the L4 with headspace, "breech block stop, barrel face clearance, running clearance", etc, if you have the time...
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    Barrel Nuts / Headspace and such

    Apologies in advanced if this has all been covered before, first thing, barrel nuts, is selecting the right size a simple matter of changing sizes till ones too tight to lock up then moving back one...
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    I did say almost correct, I do understand I'd...

    I did say almost correct, I do understand I'd have to shorten and reprofile the barrel to be 100%, I reckon there are probably only half a dozen people in the world who might pick it in a movie...
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    I'm thinking of getting a correct L4 eliminator...

    I'm thinking of getting a correct L4 eliminator off Kevin taking off the old Mk2 cone, making up a press fit pin (choke) for the hole and fitting the new eliminator over the top to hide it all. Plan...
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    Well thanks Peter, that about covers it in full...

    Well thanks Peter, that about covers it in full and all makes sense to me. You are quite right about the laws out here, these items are not generally available to the public. However I'm a licenced...
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    Bren 7.62 BF barrel?

    Hi gents, I've come across this barrel which on first inspection appears to be a Mk2 blank fire barrel. However it is chambered in 7.62 NATO. It has a hole through and through the cone and muzzle...
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    Thanks Peter, Kevin is kindly sending me a...

    Thanks Peter,
    Kevin is kindly sending me a stencil to work from, I was hoping for at least one original but it sounds like reworking Mk1's will give me the genuine item in any case .
    Cheers
    Daniel
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    L4A4 Mag Cover

    I'm after a Mag Well cover for a L4 Bren (3 would be better), I know I can cut them down from Mk1 covers ( thanks Kevin ) which i have but at least one original would aid my cause. Does anyone know...
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    At $495 for a flip up sight he might throw in his...

    At $495 for a flip up sight he might throw in his crack pipe! Has to be smoking something!
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    200 for the US as I understand, SAF830001 to...

    200 for the US as I understand, SAF830001 to SAF830200 in 1983. There were going to do another 10 in 1987 as an Australian Bi-Centenial collectors gun project ( on L1 A1A receivers ) but only built...
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    Hi Peter, Lithgow produced the L1A1A for the US...

    Hi Peter, Lithgow produced the L1A1A for the US market in limited numbers the receivers of which had no provision to accept the Auto sear (safety sear), likewise as I understand current US...
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    Thanks Peter, Good to here the books not far...

    Thanks Peter,

    Good to here the books not far away, I'll get the full story when it goes to print no doubt, thank you for the info in the meantime. Was / Is there a serial number range for the 1100...
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    Australian L4's

    Hi all, does anyone know the history of 7.62 Bren conversions for Australia? As I understand Lithgow only made barrels and mag's as Enfield wouldn't give them the rights to the conversion process. So...
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