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    Star Wars MKI Bren!

    Apologies if if this has been posted already, but just saw this promo poster for the Mandalorian, which features most of a MkI Bren. I'm pleased that the new Disney owners of the Star Wars franchise are continuing the proud tradition of using WW2 Britishicon milsurps in their prop weapons department.



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    Just as long as they’re not cutting up more to do it!!

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    Yeah, good point.

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    It must have been filmed in the USAicon as the gun body is made of a Mk2 front (gas vent/cylinder and barrel locating peg) and the rear is obviously Enfield Mk1.

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    Pretty hokey looking set up...
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    And the double drum is Germanicon, mg15 or mg34, ?upside down?. Interesting, Very Interesting.

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    Strong lass that can fire from the hip like that without a sling! Someone also needs to show her the carry handle locked to the side feature as well.

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    It is interesting. Just finished watching several YouTube videos with Larry Vickers and Ken Hackathorn visit ISS, Independent Studio Services, ( movie gun rentals) in Los Angeles. It is a 3 part series. They cover a lot of regular guns used in various movies, but if you watch the whole thing, there are some mocked up fake guns with fantastical additives. And while most of the main actors guns are made up from real weapons, many times they end up doing molds and pulling out lighter weight synthetics. But that Bren is more than likely at least real parts cobbled together.

    Hollywood, or ISS does have their gunsmiths who modify weapons for them.


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    All of the Star Wars guns, from 1975 onward, were made up from stocks of original guns held by Bapty’s, in Southall, UKicon.

    Long ago, during the filming of the original first couple of movies, a LOT of pristine MG-15’s & MG-34’s got pretty well cut up and destroyed for making expedient props back when such guns were not highly valued. “Saving Private Ryan” changed all that and now original guns are pretty much valued too highly for movie use, “lifelike” replica model makers have taken up the slack.

    I’ve rented out many originals in my collection for USAicon-based filming crews, it is staggering what the film rental market will bear for rental fees. Also, the gaming industry has been very lucrative over the years in their quest to sound record actual gun sounds for proper accuracy. A day or three at the range with their sound crew capturing authentic machine gun fire is very lucrative.
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