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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:07 am 
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I picked up 4 very nice Bren Drum Magazines in their crate with accessories still covered in cosmoline.

I have cleaned most of the parts but was trying to take them apart to clean the internals. Does anyone have any schematics or directions to take them apart?

Or do they not come apart, I have the banding rings off and trying to get the top cover off.

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Lance


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:28 am 
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Red Devil wrote:
I picked up 4 very nice Bren Drum Magazines in their crate with accessories still covered in cosmoline.

I have cleaned most of the parts but was trying to take them apart to clean the internals. Does anyone have any schematics or directions to take them apart?

Or do they not come apart, I have the banding rings off and trying to get the top cover off.

Thanks,

Lance


you have made a dreadful mistake :D - you meant to donate them to me; address follows :lol: :oops: :oops:

(sounds of getting coat!)


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Now why would you need these with your twin vickers? :lol:

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Red Devil wrote:
Now why would you need these with your twin vickers? :lol:



to go with twin Brens!! 8)


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Was that historically acceptable for "Inns of Court"? :lol:

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Red Devil wrote:
Was that historically acceptable for "Inns of Court"? :lol:


the answer is...possibly! from 1940 they had just about every wheeled armour on the books (or not...) so twin Brens not totally out of the question..Beaverettes (Bren or K?); Lanchester (?); Rolls Royce 1924 (?);Humber A/C & scout (def Bren);Staghound AA (twin .50 Browning); etc........?

anyway - have you managed to get the drums apart yet? 8)


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My advice is don't take them apart unless you really really need to, why not just leave the protective grease on the inside to keep them in good condition. I took one of mine apart out of my set of 4 and because its a bit fiddly it has a tendency to scratch the parkerised surface of the drums.
If you just have to take them apart and can't live without it then good luck. One thing that is a fiddly as hell is getting the helper clock spring back in to place. If you have apready fiddled with the top and heard an ominous "spro-i-i-i-g" you'll have the dubious honour of putting it back together. I seem to recall it being very handy if you have three hands.

I think everything you need to know is in the Small Arms Training Booklet 100 rd Equipment supplement No2 [or 3]. This might be around online now, but I had to pay about £25 for mine as its quite a rare one. That's nothing compared to the price of a set of Drums now ;)

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