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Re: Bren and again and again

Postby Granger » Sun May 22, 2016 5:33 pm

Beautiful. Are you going to do any work on the internals?
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Re: Bren and again and again

Postby dadio » Sun May 22, 2016 7:08 pm

Simon wants the full Lonex internal revamp .
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Re: Bren and again and again

Postby Granger » Mon May 23, 2016 10:39 am

Brilliant. I'll be watching that with interest. I've put a few upgrades in mine and it's worked out well so far. The only real issues I had with mine was adjusting the motor height with my hight torque motor as after the first day of use it the gears started making a horrible screeching noise. Also shimming to the new motor was a bit of trouble.
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Re: Bren and again and again

Postby dadio » Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:28 pm

these parts are what i was designing last week and will be the D shaped section under the barrel, there's still a bit of milling to do yet.
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oh a bit of welding as well .
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m1a1 Thompson,sten mk2,mp40,stg44,sterling,mk2 bren gun,lee Enfield no4 mk1,Mauser Kar98, Walther ppk,smith and Weston m10 and Mauser m712
Give me a big enough hammer and a place to stand and I could fix the world.
i'll kill a man in a fair fight or if i think he's going to start a fair fight or over a woman or.......
a problem shared is a problem halved ,but an advantage shared is no advantage at all
if a job's not worth doing then its certainly not worth doing well

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Re: Bren and again and again

Postby dadio » Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:33 pm

This should show what the parts are a bit more clearly as I've had a chance to mill them .
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m1a1 Thompson,sten mk2,mp40,stg44,sterling,mk2 bren gun,lee Enfield no4 mk1,Mauser Kar98, Walther ppk,smith and Weston m10 and Mauser m712
Give me a big enough hammer and a place to stand and I could fix the world.
i'll kill a man in a fair fight or if i think he's going to start a fair fight or over a woman or.......
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if a job's not worth doing then its certainly not worth doing well

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Re: Bren and again and again

Postby dadio » Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:14 pm

This weekend i finished the connection between the D section of the barrel and the lower gas system , next is to finish the rear end of the barrels where they lock into the breech then i can attach the D sections to the barrels and the front end will be virtually finished and its just the cosmetic changes to the receiver and make stocks
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m1a1 Thompson,sten mk2,mp40,stg44,sterling,mk2 bren gun,lee Enfield no4 mk1,Mauser Kar98, Walther ppk,smith and Weston m10 and Mauser m712
Give me a big enough hammer and a place to stand and I could fix the world.
i'll kill a man in a fair fight or if i think he's going to start a fair fight or over a woman or.......
a problem shared is a problem halved ,but an advantage shared is no advantage at all
if a job's not worth doing then its certainly not worth doing well

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Re: Bren and again and again

Postby dadio » Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:36 pm

Finally got restarted today ,i just started with a bit of finishing off a few bits .
Cut off the end of the zb barrel that locks into the breech and turned it down to fit into the new steel barrel .Cut the new steel barrel to correct length .
Finished the wingnut's that holds the D block .
Milled the second locking tongue to fit the gas block.
Cleaned the milling lines off the two alloy gas blocks .
Ordered more steel to make the front sights and to widen the barrels for the carrying handles to fit over .
Once I've finished all the work on the barrels on the lath i can weld into place the D sections under the barrel and the front sights in place but if i did that now the vibrations on the lath would be awful .
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m1a1 Thompson,sten mk2,mp40,stg44,sterling,mk2 bren gun,lee Enfield no4 mk1,Mauser Kar98, Walther ppk,smith and Weston m10 and Mauser m712
Give me a big enough hammer and a place to stand and I could fix the world.
i'll kill a man in a fair fight or if i think he's going to start a fair fight or over a woman or.......
a problem shared is a problem halved ,but an advantage shared is no advantage at all
if a job's not worth doing then its certainly not worth doing well

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Re: Bren and again and again

Postby Granger » Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:16 pm

Impressive stuff as always
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Re: Bren and again and again

Postby SCVNGR » Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:23 pm

Make me one.
Go on.
I'll be your best friend!
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Re: Bren and again and again

Postby dadio » Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:35 pm

I made the first sleeve to go onto the barrel under the handle and i've run into a little snag ,on the zb under the handle is a narrower round tube ,this part i've replace with the larger milled aluminium section like a bren should have ,however with the handle fitted to the barrel the handle hits the aluminium underneath , I had assumed the height would be the same ,its only a couple of mm and not a disaster just a pain in the neck having to go back a few steps ,ho hum .
I also had a bit of a near miss on the lath ,I was using a half round file to make a radiused reduction in diameter or the sleeve , I should have set up a cutting tool on a rotary mount to cut the radius but its a faff to set up and takes ages ,anyway I caught the file in the lath chuck when I slipped ,wham :shock: ! , I got off very lightly ,only a light bruze and a blood blister , it comes of being over familiar with a machine tool .
More pictures later .
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m1a1 Thompson,sten mk2,mp40,stg44,sterling,mk2 bren gun,lee Enfield no4 mk1,Mauser Kar98, Walther ppk,smith and Weston m10 and Mauser m712
Give me a big enough hammer and a place to stand and I could fix the world.
i'll kill a man in a fair fight or if i think he's going to start a fair fight or over a woman or.......
a problem shared is a problem halved ,but an advantage shared is no advantage at all
if a job's not worth doing then its certainly not worth doing well

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Re: Bren and again and again

Postby dadio » Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:48 pm

Today I rectified the clearance issue by milling down the first gas block ,I also stripped down the new carry handle supplied by Simon ,it was not locking in both positions properly ,a screw was just not fully home in the handle ,I had to make up a special tool to tighten it but its all good now.
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m1a1 Thompson,sten mk2,mp40,stg44,sterling,mk2 bren gun,lee Enfield no4 mk1,Mauser Kar98, Walther ppk,smith and Weston m10 and Mauser m712
Give me a big enough hammer and a place to stand and I could fix the world.
i'll kill a man in a fair fight or if i think he's going to start a fair fight or over a woman or.......
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if a job's not worth doing then its certainly not worth doing well

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Re: Bren and again and again

Postby dadio » Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:58 pm

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Give me a big enough hammer and a place to stand and I could fix the world.
i'll kill a man in a fair fight or if i think he's going to start a fair fight or over a woman or.......
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Re: Bren and again and again

Postby dadio » Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:12 pm

a little more progress ,more than is visible at least , both the muzzle cones are welded in place as are the sleeves for the barrel handles , there's also two sleeves for the handles not just one , finally one of the D shaped gas blocks is welded and blended inn and the side pieces made for the other barrel , so little to see for the amount of time it takes .
Once i have the other D block welded and blended then its on to the sights , after the sight's its the cosmetic overhaul of the receiver and stock .
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m1a1 Thompson,sten mk2,mp40,stg44,sterling,mk2 bren gun,lee Enfield no4 mk1,Mauser Kar98, Walther ppk,smith and Weston m10 and Mauser m712
Give me a big enough hammer and a place to stand and I could fix the world.
i'll kill a man in a fair fight or if i think he's going to start a fair fight or over a woman or.......
a problem shared is a problem halved ,but an advantage shared is no advantage at all
if a job's not worth doing then its certainly not worth doing well

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Re: Bren and again and again

Postby SCVNGR » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:24 pm

Will you modify the receiver to also be less Czech-y?
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Re: Bren and again and again

Postby dadio » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:36 am

Yes , the barrel locking area will be the biggest change , the rear sight needs moving back , cocking handle area is all wrong etc etc and finally the stock has to go .
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m1a1 Thompson,sten mk2,mp40,stg44,sterling,mk2 bren gun,lee Enfield no4 mk1,Mauser Kar98, Walther ppk,smith and Weston m10 and Mauser m712
Give me a big enough hammer and a place to stand and I could fix the world.
i'll kill a man in a fair fight or if i think he's going to start a fair fight or over a woman or.......
a problem shared is a problem halved ,but an advantage shared is no advantage at all
if a job's not worth doing then its certainly not worth doing well

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