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a submachine gun operated by gas pressure

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Brens. The Mk 1 bipod has adjustable legs that offer a total increase of 3.75 inches over the initial command height of approximately 10.5 inches.
With jury-rigged sights, these drums were sometimes employed on armored vehicles with the Brens in tandem on swivel mounts.
Most Mk 3 Brens were eventually converted to caliber 7.62x51mm NATO.
Supposedly replaced in British Army service by the L7A2 GPMG (RSAF version of the FN MAG 58), L4 Brens remained very much favored by elite groups, such as the SAS, as they were almost 3 pounds lighter.
Seventy-five years ago things were, arguably, little different as the Bren gun scandal of 1936 to 1939 clearly demonstrates.
The latter weapon was selected and designated the Bren. The name is derived by combining Brno, the name of the Czech city where the Zb26 was originally designed, with Enfield, the site of the British Royal Small Arms Factory where the British version was to be manufactured.
The principal criticism of the Bren, and one surely rare in the annals of military history, was that it was too accurate.
The reminder of the Brens and Enfields will be made available to collectors through the same procedure at a future date.
However, anyone who applied for a Bren or an Enfield will all receive their weapon as fewer applications were received.
The ministry said there have been 1,216 applications for Enfield MK4 rifles at e1/4214 per gun from the available 4,550 while 905 Bren light machine guns were reserved out of the 2,750 on offer.
Committee Chairs: Coffee Czar Toni DeCola; Christmas Bell Ringing Ginger Krichbaum; Roses Susan Jump; Garage Sale Kathy Brens, Mary Ann Tilton; Peanuts Jon Duerr, Youth Services Kathy Brens; Bowl-a-thon Toni DeCola; Community Services Marie Hammel; Membership Orientation Johan Bayer; Installation Banquet Nancy French; Public Relations Nancy French; Kiwanis One Day Mary Ann Tilton.
The Bren light machine gun was fielded by the British and Commonwealth forces from just before World War II until as late as the Persian Gulf War.
I have wanted a Bren for my collection of military arms for many years.
Much cheaper is a semi-auto replica of the Bren. There are several small manufacturers making them, but even those can run $2,500+.
Bren Security (http://www.brensecurity.com) has annual sales, equivalent to some SEK15m and about 1,050 employees.