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 Post subject: Re: Replica Bren barrels
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 19:41 pm 
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I've heard of the possible jungle use. I only brought up the airborne point because you said you got the short para one. ;)

And yes there is nothing quite as enjoyable as allowing a friend to hold the weapons. haha. Their faces are priceless.

He didn't know I did para and his dad died last year in South Africa so he got a bit choked.


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 Post subject: Re: Replica Bren barrels
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 20:37 pm 
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hoseman wrote:
Yin717 wrote:
I've heard of the possible jungle use. I only brought up the airborne point because you said you got the short para one. ;)

And yes there is nothing quite as enjoyable as allowing a friend to hold the weapons. haha. Their faces are priceless.

He didn't know I did para and his dad died last year in South Africa so he got a bit choked.


I always find it interesting how people find it amazing this weapons still exist after the war. lol.


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 Post subject: Re: Replica Bren barrels
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 21:30 pm 
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The Mk3 gun was designed for use in the Jungle but was to replace existing marks of gun. Hence in 1944, the Mk1 ceased to be produced and Enfield began to solely produce the MkIII gun.

The Barrel for the MkIII is the Barrel MkIV, the Barrel MkIII was a double ended experimental barrel.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 17:55 pm 
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Does anyone know if the resin spare bren barrels from shoot & scoot are any good and can they inter changeable with the draft bren


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 19:20 pm 
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Andrew,

Having helped to make the barrels I can confirm that they are not resin but rubber - solid rubber obviously!!! :D - however as to being interchangeable with a Bren I couldn't say. There is slight shrinkage when doing rubber moulds but only a miniscule amount.

The amount of people ( And not just members of the public but seasoned reenactors and collectors!) who thought these were real at first until picking them up was outstanding! :).

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:54 pm 
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Hi Euan,

Are there any plans to make a MK1 Bren barrel replica?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:32 pm 
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Hi mate,

I'll get back to you on that - it's purely a case of getting an original from which to get a mould. If anyone could assist with that it would be greatly appreciated, and as a general rule they'll get a rubber copy of the item they've loaned.

I'll get back to you in case there has been a development in my absence.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 14:00 pm 
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Hi,

That'd be great! I could really do with a Mk1 barrel to go with my Mk1 bren (As I'm sure other people will). Given the complications of owning an original deac spare barrel, I'd much rather have a replica. You'd pretty much corner the market too :D

All the best,

Chris


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 19:30 pm 
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What's the legalities of manufacturing a repro SOLID Mk1 Bren barrel??
Well I'm an engineer, and just happen to have a spare barrel!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 22:16 pm 
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In the current climate, I'd not even consider it!

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 Post subject: Re: Replica Bren barrels
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:03 am 
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Well it's raining here and windy . ... . That's my current climate.
I mean tho, it's Solis, probably made from aluminium with a weighty steel core.
Can NEVER be used to fire, COULD NOT be used to fire, it's an impossibility.
Would probably not be put on a weapon anyway as most have welded and pinned barrels that can't be interchangeable.


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