Manufactured in the U.S.A. using a combination of new-made components and military-surplus hardware (in particular a 1943 dated deactivated Canadian proofed Inglis receiver), this is a semi-automatic closed-bolt reproduction of the Commonwealth-standard BREN light machine gun. Blade front and folding peep rear sight, a conical flash hider, British proofed barrel, and .303 caliber marking on the right of the receiver along with the Historic Arms and "INGLIS/1943" markings on the right side of the receiver. During the rebuild process the "A" selector position was physically blocked, with only the "S" and "R" positions useable. Fitted with a folding steel bipod, smooth pistol grip and buttstock, and a steel buttplate. Includes an extra barrel (incompatible) and a camouflage painted tripod.
Excellent as assembled in semi-automatic configuration, retains 90% plus of the blue finish with the balance having thinned to a smooth grey patina, primarily on the bipod. The wood is fine with some scattered minor handling marks and a couple spliced cracks in the buttstock. Mechanically excellent. The tripod is very good retaining most of the paint finish and showing mild wear.
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