Bren and again and again

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Re: Bren and again and again

Postby fremsley » Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:39 pm

You is a genius.
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Re: Bren and again and again

Postby dadio » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:32 pm

I is panicking about getting your's ready in time , I'll try and get the front sights done this weekend then other than the stock and magazines it's all just cosmetic . You might have to make do with one mag and the old stock for Tim's game but I'm hoping to get more than that done , we'll see what i can achieve , oh lordy I'm forgetting about the internals being shot ...... Ho-hum !
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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
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Re: Bren and again and again

Postby fremsley » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:00 pm

Faster pussycat kill kill....
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Re: Bren and again and again

Postby dadio » Mon May 01, 2017 1:36 pm

front sights milled out of billet steel , just need the shrouds and welding to the barrels .
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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 Jul 01, 2017 5:58 pm

Don't panic , photobucket have started charging for 3rd party hosting and want $399 a year :shock: looking at other options .
armoury
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 Jul 02, 2017 1:43 pm

The front sights are finished and welded to the barrels and the shrouds made and fitted also , I just ordered the metal for the cosmetic work on the main gun body , as soon as I can get another image hosting site working I'll have pictures up again .
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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 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:24 pm

Quite a bit done recently , front sights finished , barrels painted , some cosmetic strips made to fit the left side lower edge to correct the profile and the mag well modified to fit Bren mags .
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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 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:27 pm

Looks great. How are you planning on making the magazines?
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Re: Bren and again and again

Postby dadio » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:19 pm

Just gut the original mags and fit them in genuine gutted magazines .
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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 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:33 am

Is that tab protruding from the receiver (above the front of the trigger guard) integral to keeping the gun together?
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Re: Bren and again and again

Postby dadio » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:22 pm

SCVNGR wrote:Is that tab protruding from the receiver (above the front of the trigger guard) integral to keeping the gun together?

it is structural but i might be able to get rid of it , there's a drift pin that holds the gearbox in to the trigger guard assembly that I'm hoping to replace with a bolt that goes through the receiver as well to do both jobs but its kind of badly cast so I've been hesitant ...... the screwdriver in the picture points to the drift pin and you can see how badly cast the area around it is.

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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 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:25 pm

dadio wrote:
SCVNGR wrote:Is that tab protruding from the receiver (above the front of the trigger guard) integral to keeping the gun together?

it is structural but i might be able to get rid of it , there's a drift pin that holds the gearbox in to the trigger guard assembly that I'm hoping to replace with a bolt that goes through the receiver as well to do both jobs but its kind of badly cast so I've been hesitant ...... the screwdriver in the picture points to the drift pin and you can see how badly cast the area around it is.

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it bugs me as it would be much better to remove the tab and if the casting was good I'd do it in a heart beat but the guns going to have to survive in a rough world ....
armoury
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 Sep 10, 2017 5:17 pm

A few more bits done , I've milled off some of the old rear sight base and another section near the barrel release catch , i dare not mill off the rest of the sight base as once again i found cavity's in the casting but whats left will be disguised as a scope mount . I also screwed on the bottom rails , the screws will be filled with filler (what else ) to conceal them once the rest of the work is done, and finally I've made up the top mag lip wedge shaped parts for the left side .
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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 Sep 10, 2017 5:24 pm

Here are the cavity's in the casting
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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 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:28 am

I have just ordered a ZB, so now taking vary detailed notes :)

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