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    Bren section needed ?

    Need some help ? I want to put together a semi-auto Bren MkI that has the very early receiver double dove tail features , I have all of the receiver sections except for the first 3" that starts at the body locking pin going forward . I have tried all of the vendors that may have receiver sections for sale , but no luck . The receiver is marked with a Crown and dated 1940 . I though I would ask the members if they can help ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tr63 View Post
    I have all of the receiver sections except for the first 3" that starts at the body locking pin going forward
    The best way would be find three pieces that started out together. I can't even imagine trying to cobble together three mismatched pieces...I can't imagine having much success.
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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    The best way would be find three pieces that started out together. I can't even imagine trying to cobble together three mismatched pieces...I can't imagine having much success.
    I assume you have never seen the MGS piles of slag that get turned into working brenís.

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    An Inglis Mk1 is similar in that area.

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    tr63,

    Try brpguns.com.

    BREN Receiver Sight Parts

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    Fully functional semi-auto started out as demilled scrap:
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    I have one of BRP's Bren doubledove tail center cut sections that I want to build . Brain at BRP has only the center sections of a Bren for sale. He has no other sections to complete any build for a BREN . IMA is sold out of their early cut 3 piece receivers . I was hoping a member might have the first 3" section of the receiver that they did not need ,that I could use .
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    Yes, I've seen lots of them. Watched them be cut and helped reassemble...but still, I'd think a spare front end that started out elsewhere will be hard to match up. I guess you guys are desperate though... We resurrected lots of them before they all disappeared.
    Regards, Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    Yes, I've seen lots of them. Watched them be cut and helped reassemble...but still, I'd think a spare front end that started out elsewhere will be hard to match up. I guess you guys are desperate though... We resurrected lots of them before they all disappeared.
    Jim the section I need is the one at the rear .That has the body locking cross bolt going through it . Jim Can I send you pictures for you to post in this tread of the pieces of the Bren I have ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tr63 View Post
    the one at the rear
    I thought you were looking for the front... Yes of course you can send them to me...check pm for email again.
    Regards, Jim

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    Thanks Jim I will get the wife to take the pictures when she comes home latter today

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