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 & 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 war until as late as the 1960's, although this production was intermittent and ran into the 7.62mm era. The years are indicators only, not necessarily that engraved on the body, as the contract dates, production and assembly are seldom found to have coincided.

A1 to A999


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