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    Bren drum dummy/follower rounds

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    I've just come into a complete chest of Bren Mk I 100 round drums complete with everything including bracket, loading/tensioning bar & winder. On examination it appears that the 3 dummy/follower rounds are missing from the drums. Any idea how hard it would be to make up some dummy rounds and install them?

    I haven't pulled them apart yet, but am planning on doing so this week.

    Thanks for any info or help

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    The rounds are not the problem....the links are.
    I have made them for Bren drums using drill rounds and modified .303 Browning aircraft disintegrating links .
    I cannot remember all the problems I had but there were a few along the way as I recall.
    Apparently the rounds were a hot item for the cartridge collectors, but I cannot see the links and rounds missing in all 4 drums. Maybe they are just caught up inside.
    I will check a few of my drums later today or tomorrow.
    If you cannot find the links let me know as I know I still have some around "THE SHED" (tm) somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warren View Post
    The rounds are not the problem....the links are.
    I have made them for Bren drums using drill rounds and modified .303 Browning aircraft disintegrating links .
    I cannot remember all the problems I had but there were a few along the way as I recall.
    Apparently the rounds were a hot item for the cartridge collectors, but I cannot see the links and rounds missing in all 4 drums. Maybe they are just caught up inside.
    I will check a few of my drums later today or tomorrow.
    If you cannot find the links let me know as I know I still have some around "THE SHED" (tm) somewhere.
    Warren
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    I have 3 of the 4 followers, and I have got a ton of 303 dummy rounds. What I need are the links that hold the two dummy rounds to the follower/stopper round.

    Any chance you might remember where they are and could I convince you to part with some ???
    Last edited by csmarcher; 05-22-2022 at 10:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmarcher View Post
    Any chance you might remember where they are and could I convince you to part with some
    If they are truly .303 Browning links, I have about 100 here and would send you some...if that's what you need. PM me once you find out...
    Regards, Jim

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    I’m not sure if they’re 303 Browning links or not, but like Warren mentioned, he was able to make some from them. I’d need about 9-10 links if you have some to sell.

    I’m in California for shipping purposes

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