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    Thanks! that looks like the hardest part to...

    Thanks! that looks like the hardest part to complete. I got lucky on my kit, they missed the actual socket and cut just behind it.
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    Well, I have the lower semi mod complete, the...

    Well, I have the lower semi mod complete, the upper rails welded, the blocking pin for the bolt on the right side, the left side cut is right where I am placing the pin and will be added after tack...
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    welding

    If you start to burn through the copper it will stick, you can try going with thicker copper or let it cool a bit between passes. I am alternating opposite sides and going slow to try and minimize...
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    I tend to ramble a bit, I started keeping a...

    I tend to ramble a bit, I started keeping a binder with all of my notes, pics and ideas. I will post the contents in a roughly chronological order when complete. It definitely wont be bestseller...
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    still here

    Not much progress on the bren, but I did complete the semi 1919a4, now building a tripod. I want to find a safe place to test it, so haven't fired it yet. I also purchased a semi-Madsen LMG, and had...
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    Actually welding finally.

    Pics of bren jig, I probably should have measured more, the parts fit tight but the rails are a bit narrow. I have to modify it to complete the front weld. These are from before adding the denial...
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    Another update

    I finally broke down and purchased a Harbor freight mini mill after breaking a few of the milling bits, as soon as the mill comes in, and I get it set up I should be able to finish the jig in one...
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    Still here

    I have been getting pretty good with my welder, I am making a jig to line up the receiver sections for welding. The jig will be a block of aluminum milled to fit inside the bren receiver with copper...
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    Ignore the previous post, all of the parts are...

    Ignore the previous post, all of the parts are required for this version, the big spring replaces the existing bolt carrier spring in the stock, the small spring, plunger, tube are used as the hammer...
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    This is the part that seems a bit confusing,...

    This is the part that seems a bit confusing, these are my assumptions of how this works. if anybody comes across actual instructions for installation please post here.
    Not all of the parts shown...
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    Semi auto and compliance parts

    Bottom view of bolt showing extended firing pin
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    showing fit with modified bolt carrier
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    Bottom of bolt carrier modified to never catch in open bolt position...
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    Projectguns does not work on kits with the cuts...

    Projectguns does not work on kits with the cuts done to my receiver, it will require additional machining after welding.

    After talking with a formerly licensed firearms manufacturer about the...
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    I hate to say it, but I think I bought the last...

    I hate to say it, but I think I bought the last semi auto parts kit from MGS. They removed it from their online store just after I bought it. After several hours of grinding slag, everything "fits"....
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    I just found that site while googling bren kits,...

    I just found that site while googling bren kits, it was that site that has inspired me to try this project. He does make it look easier than it probably is.
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    You are probably referring to: Bren...

    You are probably referring to: Bren
    Also found limited blueprints on Bren blueprints...
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    Thanks! The ATF website has a form: ATF F 5320.1...

    Thanks!
    The ATF website has a form: ATF F 5320.1 (Form 1) — Application to make and Register a Firearm. That caused the confusion, apparently it is legal to make a firearm and not register it. I...
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    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 before I begin any of the welding on the demilled...
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