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#1 BPinFL

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 07:19 PM

Greetings from Florida:

Just received a 100rd Bren Drum, maybe the Mk1 unit.

Looking to use it on my DLO cut&welded MkII.

Anyone here know a source for disassembly/ loading instructions?

Thanks for all the good info on this board!

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#2 m3bobby

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 01:57 AM

Do a google for Bren drum chest as the chest had a pasted on instruction sheet on the underside of the lid. I think Kev Groom in the U.K. had repro sheets.
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#3 BPinFL

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:17 AM

Will Do Bobby

Thank You Sir!


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Posted 28 January 2019 - 10:26 PM

Did you ever get an answer on this?


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#5 johnsonlmg41

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 08:59 PM

Ditto, also looking for a copy of that sheet. 


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#6 BPinFL

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 06:33 AM

Yes, I got "The Bren Gun Saga" 2nd edition. Good instructions on page 186. 

I notice the ROF is a bit faster with the drum.

 

Am now searching for a "holder plate" or loading block. May have to make my own. 

Also would like to find another drum and the "Chest, Magazine, Bren .303in, MG MkI".

The Bren Gun is a great LMG.

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#7 johnsonlmg41

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 08:00 PM

I guess I glossed over that section in the book?  Probably less pressure on the top of the bolt with the drum vs. the magazine spring pressure bearing down on it?   I hear the same thing on a beta-mag dump in an M16, the rate changes quite a bit throughout the fire sequence. 

 

At some point in the next few months I'll have my drum set and maybe I can make a spare or pass along dimensions?   You could try IMA and see if they made any spares? 

I'd been looking for a while for that stuff and it seems to be held pretty tight by other collectors?  I know of a couple sets held by collectors, but they have no intention of selling before they croak?  Seems estate sales are where everything is headed? 


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Posted 08 February 2019 - 06:03 PM

I would be interested to hear your experiences with the drum on the BREN.  I had drums ( Both MK's) back in the old days, and sold them as I found them fairly unreliable.  Could have just been my drums.  I shoot mine off the tripod most of the time, and mag changes are no issue.


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