1941 Inglis (Canada) BREN Mk2 LMG
Sold to a private collection July 2021.
This is nicely built and functioning Inglis made Bren Mk2 in British 303 and Semi-Auto form. A re-constituted receiver (observe cut / weld contrast in the photos), all original Inglis parts front to back with a nice overall parkerized finish. The internals have been upgraded to the "Lime" firing mechanism for fault free function. Spare parts and barrel kit, with one live fire barrel and one blank fire barrel (with internal restriction for cycling).
BREN is a composite of BRuno and ENfield who co-developed the LMG before WW2 based on Bruno design concepts. The Bren served Commonwealth forces from 1937 through to 1966 in British 303 and until 1998 in 7.62x51mm NATO form. A two man or 3 man crew could lay down effective fire using the magazines and offset sights that would amass more total fire down range than any other system bar the MG42.