Mk1 Bren 100 round drum mag
Posted 20 May 2019 - 05:23 PM
Is it possible to load the mag with out the block? Easy? How? I see mention of people reproducing the blocks but have never seen any additional info?
Also, is there any info on breaking the drum down to clean cosmoline out of it? I am down to removing the spring but dont want to mess anything up.
Posted 22 May 2019 - 08:09 PM
I guess it's possible to do without the block, but not easy. Even the block by itself is not all that great since it's unstable. The block sits in the chest and you take it out, flip it right side up and put it back in the slot and the chest stabilizes the whole thing. Aside from just holding everything the chest itself is an integral part of the process. HTH
Posted 23 May 2019 - 12:59 PM
I still have to get the cosmoline out of the guts, too. I got the cover withe the wind arrow off and the spring looks good but I’m not sure how to get further into it - or should I just soak in in the part cleaner like it is?
Posted 28 May 2019 - 06:02 AM
Hi KGP: Welcome to the advanced Bren world! I have been searching for a loading block for years. I just use a small 1'x1'x4" high box that I set the drum on upside down over a corner and load the rounds by hand. I works OK and is quicker than loading my 275 rounds AM 180 drum! The drum increases the ROF of my cut/weld Bren over the mags.
Good Luck, BP
Posted 29 May 2019 - 09:03 PM