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    Enfield MKI

    Mine's an Enfield MkI, 1943, AA6022, deac.



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    Hi everyone, i`m new here but was interested in this thread about Bren Gun serial numbers.
    I have a Inglis mk1 Bren dated 1942 serial number AT230
    Would be great to have some info on it.
    Many thanks, John

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    I don't think that it'll be an Inglis with an AT serial number John303. Their Mk1's and 1M's started with M and N prefixes

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    Oops, sorry my mistake the number is OT230 Inglis 1942 mk1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Laidlericon View Post
    Their Mk1's and 1M's started with M and N prefixes

    Hi Peter, are you sure about that, as my Bren is clearly marked Inglis 1942, OT230

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    Yep, pretty damned sure John. Not being an expert in Bren matters but Inglis production STARTED at M1icon to 9999 then N, then OT. I was being cyclic when I said 'started' as the Mk1 cycle continued until about 6T or so

    The reason that Inglis were to start at M-0001 was because Enfield started at A-0001 and Inglis was to augment UKicon production. At the time no one ever imagined, even their wildest dreams that Enfield production would soon butt-end the Canadianicon numbers with L-9999. In fact some Enfield made Brens did indeed run into the Canadian allocated M serial number range (Enfield M1319 is an example.....). When the duplication was presumable noticed, Enfield continued from U-xxxx. But STILL there was duplication with the V serial number range between Enfield and Daimler

    Don't quote these numbers as gospel as I am thinking on my feet, from memory. But anyway, you get my drift...........

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    Here is another serial number from a 1942 Inglis MK1 m. 2t 1221
    Any info would be great




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    Both of my deactivated Brenguns were made by John Inglis. Canadaicon.

    MKIm 1942 serial no 3T4913. Deactivated in 2006 by Kentex. Has hump back butt and extending legs bipod.

    MKII 1943 serial number 8T49. Deactivated by Ryton Arms in 2007. MK3 bipod and has a flat butt plate.

    Pleased to have any further information. Many thanks, Lester

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    Quote Originally Posted by lubemonkey View Post
    Mine's an Enfield MkI, 1943, AA6022, deac.

    Cheers!
    Hi Just wondering if anyone had any production info on my Bren. Have tried PM-ing Brit Plumber but no reply.

    Anyone?

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    There's not much else anyone can tell you. It was made in 1943, it's a Mk1, made at Enfield, in Middlesex. Unless you want to know that it was made to contract number E80/41 awarded in early 1942 for 35,000 Brens

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