Bren .303 light machine gun

This item is HIRE ONLY for use by a recognised Film, TV, Commercials or Theatre production company.

 

 

Overview

The Bren .303 light machine gun was developed from the Czech ZB26 by Enfield and was in production by 1937 for the British forces.

It was a very dependable and successful MG, chambered originally for .303 and later in 7.62 NATO, it was adopted for use by over 40 countries, manufactured also in 4 countries and widely seen in British and Commonwealth service. It was with the British Army from WWII until the mid 1990‘s and it is still available brand new from the Indian Ordnance Factories.

 Helpful Info

Regarding dates and period correctness, this item is appropriate for many armies and peacekeeping forces – from 1939 to the mid 1990’s.

Foxtrot has a number of variants including Canadian built later examples. Model shown is an early UK produced Mk I model with folding bipod and 30 round magazine.

Film Set Notes

Again a reliable and good performing weapon, it’s slower rate of fire is distinctive to the period of its design, so is very capable of providing a presence in the soundscape of a period scene.