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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 20:26 pm 
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Would any of you guys be willing to pass your Bren serial numbers and production date's (and if its deact, live, dewat etc) to me so I can compile a data base of true production date/ serial numbers, and not the contract date/ serial numbers ( these can be out by upto 18 months).

I don't require personal details unless your happy to do so, if you do, we may be able to put people in contact with others who have similar date/serialed guns.

Thanks, Chris.

p.s. There are alredy 30 guns on the list from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA, UK, Belguim, The Royal Armouries, and the British Army small arms school.


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If anyone has a live firing BREN gun I dont think there going to say

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Bren Mk I 1943 s/n: BB4710 German old style deact (I only got some parts; receiver, butslide assy, bipod; here, the deact barrel and breech block are with a friend in another country for legal reasons).

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A fellow reenactor in the Netherlands owns a live semiauto Bren Mk2 and is fully licenced for it. The semiauto conversion has been done by drilling and tapping a small hole in the buttslide assy just forward of the selector lever and screwing a set screw in, so that the lever can not be pushed into the full auto position. He regularly takes it to the firing range and squeezes a few rounds out of it. He also applied for a full auto permit, so that he can remove the set screw and fire it fully automatic. We often borrowed his gun on events (where he was present) and installed a blank firing barrel.

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Thanks Jan, Ill add your number in, Thanks.

There are many live weapons already recorded, they are mainly in the USA, and south Africa, but there is a few in the UK, and they are legal, section 5 collector/dealers, and some military establishments.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 11:41 am 
Now then Chris, my Brens serial number is H5783


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Hi,
Mine is an Enfield made Mark 1 dated 1942 with serial number U2147 its a deac.

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Inglis 1945 Mk2 No'= 15T3852

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Grey wrote:
Inglis 1945 Mk2 No'= 15T3852


Your Bren was in the last batch produced by Inglis!

Thanks to the rest of you guys, Theres now about 40 serials on the list and another 750 on the way courtesy of mr Mike Priest of Priest firearms. Some of you may own some of the Bren's he has deactivated.


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M3Bobby,

I forgot to mention that my Bren was made in Enfield.

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MK 2 BREN Inglis 1943 6T8372

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Better late than never! :D

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Mines a de-act made by Inglis, Mk2, 1943, 9T5323. Do you know anymore info on it?

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Cpl. Dan Rees, Para Regt wrote:
Mines a de-act made by Inglis, Mk2, 1943, 9T5323. Do you know anymore info on it?


as yet the only thing I can say is that your mk2 is of late '43 production, possibly late october early november. I'll let you know if anything else pops up.


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OH, and thanks to the rest of you guys, the data base is expanding quite rapidly now.


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K6973 made by Enfield 1941

german deac.


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