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BALL, bracket, anti-friction, Va-in, MGA 3725 MGD 3728 MGD 3726 MGD 1231 MGD 3729 MGD 3727 MGD 3730 MGD 1345 MGD 1345 MGD 2460 MGD 3731 MGD 2461 MGA 3776 MGD 1210 MGD 1228 MGD 2488 MGD 2489 MGD'1281 MGD 1363 MGD 1253 MGD 1263 MGD 1239 MGD 1286 MGD 1370 MGD 1264 MGD 1293 MGD 131 1 MGD 1384 MGD 1269 MGD 3734 MGD 1290 MGD 1291 MGD 1295 MGD 1299 MGD 1313 MGD 1333 MGD 3779 MGD 2992 MGD 1349 MGD 3772 MGD 1361 MGD 1395 MGD 1396 MGD 1380 MGD 1405 MGD 2483 Wood screws, round head, No. 12. Wood screws,...

Designation

Plate A2 GUN, MACHINE, BREN, .303-in. MKS 1 amp 2 cont'd. . BARREL GROUP MK 2 A. BE 4161 1 BARREL, Mk 2 . BE 9642 2 BLADE, foresight, Mks 1, 2 amp 3 various 3 BLOCK, gas, Mk 1 A. CA 0658 4 X ELIMINATOR, FLASH, MK 1 A. . BE 4151 5 t BRACKET, FORESIGHT, MK 1 CA 0804 6 BRACKET, MK 1 , . CA 0659 7 SCREW, foresight bracket BE 4134 8 t or BRACKET, FORESIGHT, MK 2 . CA 0735 9 ELIMINATOR, MK 1 . CA 0660 10 PIN, taper, solid, steel, 5 32 x Tin., rustproof M3 MC 8096 11 f HANDLE CARRYING, MK 1 S.A. If BE...

Bren Locking Shoulder Screw Size

LEAF, backsight PIN, screw retaining t SCREW, BACKSIGHT KNOB PIN, knob SCREW SLIDE SPRING, knob BODY, Mk 2 . t CATCH, magazine, Mk 1 or CATCH, magazine, Mk 2 t COVER, magazine opening, Mk 1 or COVER, magazine opening, Mk 2 CYLINDER, gas, Mk 2 . DEFLECTOR, gas, Mk 1 EJECTOR PIN, backsight leaf axis PIN, keep, steel, 1 16 x 3 4, rustproof PIN, body locking PIN, gas cylinder PIN, magazine catch PLUNGER, barrel nut retainer . RETAINER, barrel nut . RETAINER, body locking pin RETAINER, magazine...

Incus

Note Mk 1 backsight, Mk 1 cocking handle amp recessed Mk 1 mag catch. J. Matter. In Australia, SAF Lithgow's the first six guns were fired on 8th January 1941. The total wartime production amounted to 17,335 guns, plus a few test and prototype models. Feeder factories at Mudgee, Portland and Dubbo also supplied component parts to Lithgow. The Mark I and Mark I M guns was the only types made in Australia, although a lightened pattern was fabricated for trials. The...

Machinegeweer Model Zgb 1933

Genealogy 5 Model Identification Tables 8 Differences in Component Assemblies 9 Gun Specifications . 14 User Key Barrel Groups Bipods 24 Body Groups 26 Butt amp Slide Groups 32 Nut, Barrel Piston amp Breech Bolt Group 40 Operating Mechanism 42 Gun Stripping amp Assembly 43 Accessories amp Fittings 46 Parts Manufacture Identification 47 Bren Gun Serial Numbers 48 .303 in. ZGB 1933 Model No. 2 Trials Light Machine Gun. Note the finned barrel with muzzle brake holes for the flash...

Small Arms Identification Series

Based on service Identification Lists and Armourers' Instructions, the components amp accessories are detailed with stripping, parts identification and disassembly drawings. The S.A.I.S. have technical information not available before in a single reference. The 7 1 x8'A-in. size with plastic laminated cover, thread-sewn binding and art paper makes the ideal study or workshop reference and manual. No. 1 .303-in. RIFLE N . 1 Skennerton Updated amp reprinted 2004 The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield...

Accessories Fittings

Wooden Cleaning Rods

The anti-aircraft magazines are shown on page 13. Nominated as 100-rd capacity, with three dummy follower rounds, the true cartridge capacity was 97. These magazines were generally loaded with a high percentage of tracer, incendiary and armour-piercing ammunition and zeroed on the target by observing the tracer bullet flight. With the large capacity drum fitted, standard sights were not able to be used. The magazine cover plate was removed and a special bracket and flat spring fitted so as to...

Bren Model Identification

Identification of the various models of Bren Light Machine Guns is relatively easy because this is marked on the body Mk I, Mk II, Mk 11 1, Mk 3, etc. However, few of the Mk I bodies were marked as Mk M modified or Mk 1 , The various marks of barrel, bipod, butt, butt slide, gas piston, trigger, were progressively introduced and often fitted onto guns already in service, during routine maintenance and upgrades. Gun Intro- Principal Other model duced features notes Mark I 1937 Body Mk I. The...

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Bren Light Machine Gun Barrel

Sizes 00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 amp 6. Same assembly as for Mk I gun. Coil spring. Coil spring. Flat spring. Coil spring. Coil spring. Coil spring. Plate D1 GUN, MACHINE, BREN, .303-in. MK 1 BUTT amp SLIDE GROUPS, MK 1. 1 t BUTT, MK 1 . . A. 11 DETENT, return spring tube nut 1 2 PIN, swivel 1 3 PLATES, butt swivel, left amp right 16 SPRING, butt plate buffer 1 7 SPRING, butt plate catch , 18 SWIVEL 1 9 PLATE, butt, Mk 1 20 t SLIDE, BUTT, MK 1 , A. 23 COLLAR, friction,...

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Bren Parts

The Bren was designed for quick takedown and interchange of assemblies and their sub-assemblies for further stripping, it is best to use the original Bren tools. Essential spare parts and a combination tool were issued in the Spares Wallet with each gun. Before stripping, the standard safety procedures are to remove the magazine, cock the gun and check that the body and chamber are clear. To Remove the Pis ton amp Breech Block Assemblies. With piston and breech block in the forward position,...

Remarks

MKS 1, . . . BIPOD MK 1 complete A. 1 X LEG, Bipod, left, Mk 1 . S.A. 7 1 LEG, Bipod, right, Mk 1 S.A. 8 LEG, bipod, lower right 3 LEG, bipod, upper right 10 BRACKET, bipod . , 11 SCREW, bracket, bipod , 12 SCREW, sleeve, bipod . 13 NUT, screw, bipod, sleeve . 15 SPRING, bipod . . , 16 STOP, leg, bipod . . . . . BIPOD MK 2 complete A 17 LEG, Bipod, left, Mk 2 . . 18 LEG, Bipod, right, Mk 2 . 19 PIN, catch, leg, bipod . . 20 PLUNGER, hinge, bipod, Mk 1 . 21...

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Bipod Assy

These parts are provided for normal maintenance, held in Ordnance stores for issue, t Item number does not appear on the illustration plate, usually because these are assemblies. Australian Bipod CAA 1087 has different legs, CAA 1088 left amp CAA 1089 right , of basic Mk 2 style. Nonetheless, bracket amp sleeve are the Mk 1 spring-loaded, simultaneous fold action, per British Mk 1 Canada made a similar model. U.K. 1969 Bren User Handbook shows this as a Mk 3 type.

Parts Manufacture Identification

A ciose examination of the inspection and production marks on component parts wiil help to establish the originality of a gun because different manufacturer indicator stamps were applied by the various factories and contractors. Many guns had parts replaced in service, during their routine maintenance and repair, so these replacement components can usually be identified by checking the markings. Body Manufacturer Markings Guns were usually marked on the right side of the body with the factory...

Bren Gun Serial Numbers

Different makers were allotted serial number blocks, these can confirm manufacturers. They may also identify the maker and gun to which some parts belong. Some numbers at the series end may not have been utilised, figures were sometimes recorded as being terminated short British Small Arms of World War 2 Codes amp Contracts, Skennerton . ENFIELD Principal manufacturer with over -million guns by the end of the war. To this total of 253,633 must be added an indefinite quantity from the end of the...

Specifications

Gun, Mk 1 Gun, Mk 2 Gun, Mk 3 Gun, Mk 4 Length 3 ft. 9.5 in, 1 1 55mm 3 ft. 9.5 in. 1 155mm 3 ft. 6,9 in, 1089mm 3 ft. 6.9 in. 1089mm 23 ib. 3 oz. 10.5 kg 19 lb. 5 oz. 8.76 kg 19 ib, 2 oz. 8.67 kg Sight Radius 31.0 in. 787mm 30.8 in. 782mm 27.3 in. 694mm 27.3 in. 694mm Barrel Mk 1 Barre Mk 2 Barre Mk 4 Barrel Mk 5 25.0 in. 635mm 25.0 in. 635mm 22.25 in. 565mm 22.25 in. 565mm 6 Ib. 4 oz, 2.84 kg 6 Ib. 7Vz oz. 2.93 kg 5 Ib. 1 1 2 oz. 2.31 kg 5 Ib. 0 oz. 2.27 kg Rifling twist Mean groove depth...

Bren Machine Gun Genealogy

Bren Gun Sights

A suitable replacement for the Great War Lewis light machine gun resulted in the Small Arms Committee examining the U.S. Browning LMG and other contemporaries, as early as 1922. By late 1930, the 7.92mm ZB26 was being considered, along with an improved Browning BAR, Madsen and Vickers Berthier. Further improvements to the Czech Brno ZB Model 1926 resulted in its advancement to Models 1930, 1933 and 1 934 it was in .303-in. configuration for these British trials by 1 931. The 1 934 model was...

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Ruger Mark Diagram

Sizes .25, .28, .31, .34, .37, .40, .43, .46 in. For Mk 2 assembled barrel only. For Mk 2 assembled barrel only. Obsolescent. Obsolescent. Or screw, blade, foresight. 4 BA x .50. Interchangeable on Mk 1 amp 2 barrels. Identical pins, .116 d. x .335. Has rows of lightening holes drilled. Sleeve handle parts 13 - 15, 17 same as Mk 1 assy., except for solid sleeve. Obsolescent, not illustrated Not usually found on Mk 2 barrel group. Round head, .234 d. x ,57. And...

In Bren Light Machine Gun

Parts Identification amp Lists, Bren L.M.G. Series Notes, Exploded Parts Drawings, Descriptions, Accessories amp Fittings 'A Brief History of the Bren Light Machine Gun' 1969, Inspectorate of Armaments 'Australian Service Machineguns' Ian Skennerton 1989, SKENNERTON 'British Small Arms of World War 2' Ian Skennerton 1988, SKENNERTON 'Identification List Gun, Machine, Bren' Australian Military Forces 1945, M.G.O. 'Identification List for Gun, Machine Bren ,303-inch' 1944, 1945, 1947, War Office...

Operating Mechanism

Trigger Bren Gun

Action of the Gases and Unlocking the Breech Exhaust Action of ' e Gases, Extraction and Ejection 6 rear of breech block 3 body locking shoulder 11 extractor 18 return spring rod 13 unlocking cam face Action of the Gases and Unlocking the Breech With the change lever at A Automatic , pressure on the trigger disengages the sear from the bent on the piston, and the piston is allowed to go forward. As long as the trigger is pressed, the gun will continue to fire but if the trigger is released, the...

Differences In Component Assemblies

Many guns were upgraded in service with various replacement parts and ensuing Marks of barrels, bipods, butts, amp c. Assemblies from the different factories may also be fitted. The body Mark number is found on the receiver, with the factory name or code and year of production. Most parts and groups are interchangeable on the various action bodies. A code system was applied in Britain during W.W.2 for commercial contractors and stamped on many parts. Enfield guns usually have the E logo while...

Monotype Group

83,438 guns, during R1 to R9999 SI to S9999 T1 to T9999 U1 to U9999 VI to V9999 W1 to W8320 RAI to RA6695 RBI to RB10000 produced some 1942-1945. Monotype Corp Monotype Corp Monotype Corp Monotype Corp Monotype Corp Monotype Corp Monotype Corp Monotype Corp INGLIS production ran from 1939 until 1945. Some work was carried out at Long Branch after inglis closed down. and maybe more. 0CH1 to 4CH3000 approx. Inglis, Canada Inglis, Canada Inglis, Canada Inglis, Canada Inglis, Canada, 7.92mm Chinese...