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    I agree with Tom. I also have a 8mm Bren barrel...

    I agree with Tom. I also have a 8mm Bren barrel which I use with the MKII shown. I also use the ZB39 mag for .308.
    The wild card in the semi autos is how close to spec (length) the the welded...
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    HK, Very little material has to be removed....

    HK,

    Very little material has to be removed. Just a little in the bottom rear corners. I did mine with a micro air pencil grinder,

    It will not affect the fit of any other mags.


    ...
  3. Syntax, Good point from TR63. The .303 British...

    Syntax,

    Good point from TR63. The .303 British is very forgiving regarding loose headspace due to the length of its solid head. Not surprising that you have not had any problems with the .303. The...
  4. Syntax, If it is correctly head-spaced it...

    Syntax,

    If it is correctly head-spaced it should not close on a Field Gage. It should close on a GO gage which is shorter and not close on a NO-GO. The Field Gage is longer than both the GO & NO...
  5. I noticed the same thing about the extractor. It...

    I noticed the same thing about the extractor. It appears to work hand cycling but is apparently unreliable in actual firing. There has a previous discussion about this quite a while ago.

    Don't...
  6. tr, Glad to see you are using the .308 Win....

    tr,

    Glad to see you are using the .308 Win. specs. Since the bolt will close on the go gage (1.630") and not close on the 1.634" the Bren should have adequate operating clearance. The min. space...
  7. Thread: L4 mag issues

    by Joe H
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    AER, When you introduce the striker into the...

    AER,

    When you introduce the striker into the recoiling parts behind the bolt the full compression of recoil springs is less than the full design compression by the length of the striker. The bolt...
  8. Thread: L4 mag issues

    by Joe H
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    AER, Below is a summary of my troubleshooting...

    AER,

    Below is a summary of my troubleshooting experience with the Bren semi auto. I used the striker design with the striker spring on the return rod. This was long before Mighty Lime's spring...
  9. L4 Bren Ejector Block, 7.62X51, *Good* - Bren -...

    L4 Bren Ejector Block, 7.62X51, *Good* - Bren - Light Machine Guns - Machine Guns

    Watch what you wish for. Any conversion for the FAL mag entailed a lot of work. In addition to the receiver...
  10. AER, I had a similar fitting problem with the...

    AER,

    I had a similar fitting problem with the Semi Bren & the ZB39 Mag. My MKI which was made from an IO kit and has a spec mag well and worked with an unmodified ZB39 mag. Locked in perfectly.
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  11. tr, The extractor from a Bren L4 7.62 Nato kit...

    tr,

    The extractor from a Bren L4 7.62 Nato kit or a 8mm Mauser Bren will work, they are the same extractor.

    The .303 British extractor will also work with the ZB39 8mm Mannlicher (8x56R) and...
  12. tr, Here is what you need: Barrel...

    tr,

    Here is what you need:

    Barrel Assembly, .308 (7.62mm) L4 w/Flashhider, Used Factory | Gun Parts

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    Zb-39 25 Round Magazine | Allegheny Arsenal
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    tr63, Do you really need a 3" piece from an...

    tr63,

    Do you really need a 3" piece from an "early" receiver or will a piece from any MK 1 work? On the pictures I've seen of the DD brens the rear 3 '' of the receiver appear to be identical to...
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    tr63, Try brpguns.com. BREN Receiver Sight...

    tr63,

    Try brpguns.com.

    BREN Receiver Sight Parts

    Browningautorifle,

    Fully functional semi-auto started out as demilled scrap:
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    Amrifles, Can't disagree with any of your...

    Amrifles,

    Can't disagree with any of your comments about buffering.

    I know of 4 different striker setups.

    In Version 1 which I think is the Historic arms version and shown below as Bren...
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    Never heard of a problem. The Wise Lite...

    Never heard of a problem. The Wise Lite conversion uses the buffer tube for the striker spring, eliminating the buffer. Another type of conversion puts the striker spring on the return rod and keeps...
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    Absolutely right , Peter. I don't know how the...

    Absolutely right , Peter. I don't know how the professional builders addressed the problem or if they did. My solution was to reconfigure the top part of the striker so that if the bolt was not...
  18. Thread: Bren 3/1

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    Bren 3/1

    Thanks everyone for your comments and "Bren Wisdom".
    I guess its all the innovations and technical twists that makes the Bren Gun so interesting:D

    Joe
  19. Thread: Bren 3/1

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    Bren 3/1

    Peter,

    There is a discussion going on here in the US as to whether Bren Mk 1's were converted to Mk 3's. I did find a topic here that indicated there were some 1 to 3 conversions done at Ishapore...
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    I've done the same as Tom (TactAdv) only in semi...

    I've done the same as Tom (TactAdv) only in semi auto. Just put a 7.62 extractor in a .303 bolt in a standard MK II with a SA 7.62 barrel, using a ZB 39 mag. No headspace adj. required. Just like...
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    Gary, See if this helps. Joe

    Gary,

    See if this helps.

    Joe
  22. tr, This pic was posted here previously. It...

    tr,

    This pic was posted here previously. It shows just what Peter was saying. They switched back to the threads after the MKII.

    Joe



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  23. Thread: cutter Z

    by Joe H
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    Mr E. The diameter scales to be 1.47" so the...

    Mr E.

    The diameter scales to be 1.47" so the radius is 0.735". Doesn't translate evenly to metric.

    There are woodruff cutters that are 1.5" dia. Face width?

    There are 1-15/32"(1.47") dia...
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    kpj53, It's been a while since I had to work...

    kpj53,

    It's been a while since I had to work with the locking shoulder. I think the "normal" size was about .812 -.814". "Normal" being used very loosely:). So I doubt there were any made...
  25. Tom, No need to check I think Brit has the...

    Tom,

    No need to check I think Brit has the answer I was looking for. I didn't notice this on the MK II kit I have but I did see that there probably was an insert on a another piece of de-milled...
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