Original WWII British Bren Display LMG MKI (M) with Mk 2 Barrel
Original Item: A long time in development, we are now able offer original WW2 British Bren Guns as inert Display Guns for your Collection. These are totally inert and cannot be converted to firing condition, but they look stunning! Built from Original British WW2 Parts on steel, inoperable demilitarized receivers bearing original markings. These receivers have been transformed to almost a solid-steel block, so no internal parts can be fitted. Each is in overall excellent condition. Due to current importation requirements, the barrels have also been deactivated at the rear by cutting into the chamber and removing the very rear portion. The barrel still fits snugly into the Display Receiver, the demilitarized portion being hidden. This barrel cannot be replaced by a "live" full-length barrel. No Federal permits required. For display only.
This is what you get: A fully assembled, inert, WW2 British Bren unrestricted Display Machine Gun complete with removable inert barrel, operational bipod, Butt Slide and magazine. We can remove the interior parts of the Magazine if required in your State. Just ask us. These non-guns are complete with the early, beautifully made, Mark 1 drum back sights and the late Mark 1/early Mark 2 Butt Stock Assembly. The Receiver Markings are mostly in place.
The Allies answer to the MG 34 and MG 42, the Bren, being magazine fed, was far superior and more flexible as a light machine gun. The workhorse of the British Empire. Due to current and anticipated Federal Regulations, these will probably not be importable in the future.
Each IMA Bren Display Gun is built on the Mk 1/M (modified) receiver. This receiver was developed early in the war to speed up production. It's most visible difference from the Mk 1 receiver is that the forward dovetail for the optical sight was eliminated. Other changes included eliminating some lightening cuts. (See The Bren Gun Saga, 2nd Edition, pages 157, 239.) The Mk 1 was developed to provide a transition to the Mk 2, and was found with various Mk 2 features at different times, including Mk 2 barrels, Mk 2 butts, and Mk 2 bipods.
We offer TWO styles, both based on the Mark 1(M) receiver- This model is the British WW2 Bren Display LMG Mark 1(M): Mk 2 Barrel. Our display is fitted with inert Mark 2 pattern barrel and comes complete with Mk2 Bipod and Magazine. Intact magazine included where permitted. Where prohibited magazine follower and spring are removed.
NOTE: These display guns are built to order from Bren Parts Sets, so there can be a lead time of 1-2 weeks prior to shipment during peak demand times.
This product is not available for international shipping.
- This item is completely legal within the USA. International Military Antiques, Inc observes all Federal, State and Local laws. Everything for sale on ima-usa.com is completely legal to own, trade, transport and sell within the United States of America. Every display machinegun and machine gun parts set and gun sold by IMA, Inc is engineered to be inoperable according to guidelines provided by the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF).
Deactivated magazine will be sent if shipped to the following states due to high capacity magazine restrictions:
California - 10 round maximum for all magazines.
Colorado - 15 round maximum for all magazines.
Connecticut - 10 round maximum for all magazines.
Hawaii - 10 round maximum for all magazines.
Maryland - 20 round maximum for all magazines.
Massachusetts - 10 round maximum for all magazines
New Jersey - 15 round maximum for all magazines.
New York- 7 round maximum for all magazines.
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