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Author:  tubbystail [ Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:51 am ]
Post subject:  Painted Bren Guns?

I recently bought a Bren Mk1 throught this forum,fantastic bit of kit!
Looking at it today I noticed that it has what appears to be a dark green paint along the sides,would this have been a period paint job? And who would it have been done for (eg. Commandos or some such?).

thanks

Author:  digger [ Tue Apr 09, 2013 16:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Painted Bren Guns?

If its Australian Lithgow Manufactured it may have been painted for Jungle use.
The Australian Owen SMG was painted a cammo green and a sandy colour.
Just a thought although never seen one or heard of a Bren being painted.

Author:  tubbystail [ Tue Apr 09, 2013 17:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Painted Bren Guns?

Its an Enfield made in 1942,Ill try and get some pics up tomorrow maybe they will help.
It may be post war paint,Im really not to sure!.

Author:  pete the dog [ Tue Apr 09, 2013 17:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Painted Bren Guns?

I used to have a Sten with a crudely applied dk green and almost pea green camo pattern, it looked a bit mad but had certainly been on the gun for a long time , and had lots of wear to the paint commensurate with it having been well used in action !

Author:  m3bobby [ Tue Apr 09, 2013 18:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Painted Bren Guns?

This is the reference you need.

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Author:  tubbystail [ Wed Apr 10, 2013 20:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Painted Bren Guns?

Thanks for the replys guys,I think M3Bobby has cleared up this little mystery!

Author:  REME 245 [ Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Painted Bren Guns?

I used to have a Bren Gun with green paint on but with something like a Sten Gun I would suspect post-war application.

Pitty you no longer have it so we could see the colours.

Author:  TALLERTHANBETTY [ Fri Apr 12, 2013 14:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Painted Bren Guns?

I noticed this one before, I think it was from the I.W.M. collection and appears to be painted as per the guidelines stated above.

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