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    Not at all. I buy from SARCO all the time, it’s just that I’ve known Cholly Steen for decades and therefore I buy with my eyes open. They don’t try and hide that many items are reproductions, but...
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    Here, let me correct that for you. “Sarco, a reliable producer of low end repros, knock offs, and copies, all from India.”

    Cholly Steen never let putting an extra dollar in his pocket get in the...
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    Okay.....I should’ve been more explanatory.

    Both of you bring up good points.

    I’m not interested in actually using the FAL style mags , as I said I have perfectly functional .308 set-up using...
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    Stupid L4 question.

    Okay, this may seem stupid but I’ve never used the “FAL” mags in my Bren MkII.

    I primarily shoot .308 in my factory original ‘42 Daimler-Monotype MkII using the SA Denel 7.62mm barrel fed from...
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    Any chance it’s for a mortar tube??
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    All of the Star Wars guns, from 1975 onward, were...

    All of the Star Wars guns, from 1975 onward, were made up from stocks of original guns held by Bapty’s, in Southall, UK.

    Long ago, during the filming of the original first couple of movies, a LOT...
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    Agreed! Since we’re talking about setting up a combination of non-standard parts only to be able to shoot .308/7.62 NATO ammo I seriously question why any discussion is taking place about modifying...
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    I did not have to modify the ZB39 mags at all to...

    I did not have to modify the ZB39 mags at all to use. That said, I again note that as mentioned before my gun is a factory original ‘42 Daimler-built original, unaltered as-issued machine gun.

    The...
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    All joking aside, my 13yr old son.....with quite...

    All joking aside, my 13yr old son.....with quite a bit of solid BREN MG time under his belt already, is truly messed up. He shoots “Right”, but is left-eye dominant, so he takes a truly bizarre...
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    Didn’t the military have a rather quick solution for people who thought they were lefty shooters? ;-)
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    It's not the gun "temperature" mainly that is the...

    It's not the gun "temperature" mainly that is the problem, it is the ammunition that can be a serious issue.

    Almost all ammunition has been designed over the last 100 or so years to be stored and...
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    NO!!! Absolutely the wrong direction of thought...

    NO!!! Absolutely the wrong direction of thought for a buffering action! Do NOT add in any more springs. A spring will simply store MORE kinetic energy and impart it back into the system in the...
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    I believe you will find from a mechanical design...

    I believe you will find from a mechanical design standpoint one of the secondary effects of even having a striker spring to compress in recoil is that in doing so you are actually getting a...
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    These have been modified for a M1919A4. Pretty...

    These have been modified for a M1919A4. Pretty common in the late 90's here as Bren 'pods were plentiful, in low demand, and thus cheap.

    Various people convertered these, some better than others,...
  15. Thread: L4 mag issues

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    I believe Peter has been busy as of late dealing...

    I believe Peter has been busy as of late dealing with more pressing issues. I'm sure he'll pop in shortly.
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    Apropo of nothing other than mentioning the...

    Apropo of nothing other than mentioning the Indians.....thought I'd throw this tidbit out here.

    My sister is a Senior Partner for the largest Indian M&A firm there is; while USA based she does get...
  17. Thread: Bren at War

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    Looks like your Dad is holding a Beretta Modelo...

    Looks like your Dad is holding a Beretta Modelo 38A SMG.
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    That's the unique thing about the S.A./DENEL...

    That's the unique thing about the S.A./DENEL conversion to 7.62mm NATO, it uses dead-stock .303 caliber BOLTS with only 7.62mm extractor (functionally same as "8mm" extractor) installed! All the...
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    Little out of date on prices, you're going to...

    Little out of date on prices, you're going to have to drop north of $48-50K for any Mark of original transferable. Rewelds will command $30K+ . Pre-86 Dealer Samples will go toward $23-25K,...
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    Wolf is 38c/rd retail, I pay 26c/rd wholesale in...

    Wolf is 38c/rd retail, I pay 26c/rd wholesale in 10,080rd pallet lots (36 cases).

    So far, I have put just slightly under 5000rds through my factory original '42 Daimler-Monotype MkII machinegun,...
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    Try Don Bell @ Omega. He's got a lot of Vickers...

    Try Don Bell @ Omega. He's got a lot of Vickers stuff he doesn't list.

    http://omega-weapons-systems.com/vickers.html
    -TomH
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    R. Blake Stevens has passed.

    Not sure if this has been posted elsewhere or not.

    Robert Blake Stevens October 16 1938 April 22 2018



    I'm sure Warren will have a cogent comment or two.
    -TomH
  23. Peter.......question, how were the threaded gas...

    Peter.......question, how were the threaded gas cylinders clocked to arrive with the locating "finger" in the correct radial orientation? We're the threads timed, or we're shims used, or......???...
  24. Thread: Tripod MK1

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    Speaking of that..... Does anyone in USA have...

    Speaking of that.....

    Does anyone in USA have a MkI/MkII they want to sell/trade??
    I'm looking.
    -TomH
  25. Peter, judging from discussion here....am I...

    Peter, judging from discussion here....am I correct in assuming that one needs to always use a new pin to reassemble the piston to the carrier, I.e., the old pin having been destructively deformed...
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