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    Bren question - Kings Crown??

    Hi there, could someone please humour me and explain the significance of the 'Kings Crown' when buying a Bren....had a look online but couldn't easily find the information. Thanks in advance

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    It’s a feature of the earlier guns. I think it was deleted in early/mid 1940 and replaced with the Enfield cypher. Earlier guns are usually more desirable from a collector perspective. Dealers like to hype them as ‘rescued from Dunkirk’ guns.

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    Ahh many thanks for the reply, yes I have seen the 'saved from Dunkirk' claim. cheers

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    To confuse maters, there are some that had the Kings Crown removed sometime after WW2.


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    The crown, date and Enfield logo took 12 minutes to engrave using the pantograph engraver so was the first thing to go in about Sept/Oct 1940 (at the end/start of the C-D number range). during the start of the 'simplification of small-arms' era.

    However..........., there's a bit more

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    Peter, did any other Britishicon firearms of the same era have a similar crown engraved on them? Thinking logically they would have but things don't always work logically.

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    No2 revolver and No4 rifle but they were roll impressed. They were just a continuation of the older No1 rifles

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