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General Category => Korea => Topic started by: Mike Blais CD on June 20, 2009, 04:19:34 pm

Title: Bren Gun
Post by: Mike Blais CD on June 20, 2009, 04:19:34 pm

Title: Re: Bren Gun
Post by: aldi on June 22, 2009, 09:18:48 am
Bren Gun trivia -- the smallest part had the biggest name.  As an air-cooled weapon, the Bren came with two barrels and the crew could swap them, using the supplied asbestos mitt, when one grew so hot as to droop from the heat or cook off a round in the chamber.  The Number One would remove the mag, and disengage the Barrel Locking Nut while the Number Two twisted the hot barrel, removed it and replaced it with the second barrel.  The Barrel Locking Nut was secured in place by the Barrel Locking Nut Retaining Plunger -- a little spring-loaded nipple about the size of the tip of your pinky finger.  Why would I remember that 52 years later but can't recall what I had for breakfast this morning? -- aldi

Title: Re: Bren Gun
Post by: rong on June 22, 2009, 02:05:16 pm
Because you did it many times?? heheheheh..interesting stufff...could be tricky if under fire ...rong