Object Title

Centrefire automatic light machine gun - Bren Mk. II

Centrefire automatic light machine gun - Bren Mk. II

Date

1942

Object Number

XII.11464

Provenance

Given by Northumbria Police. July 2003

Physical Description

A wartime production Bren with a conventional leaf rearsight and fixed length bipod. The wooden butt was simplified, this example lacking the humped shape of the Mark I. The receiver is grey finished, and the barrel silver. A carrying handle is fitted just forward of the breech, and a green finished box magazine is fitted vertically into the rceiver. A wooden pistol grip is also fitted

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 45.2 in (1148 mm), Barrel length: 25 in (635 mm), Weight: 21 lbs 9 ozs.

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 7T782

Calibre

.303 in

Inscriptions and Marks

INGLIS CANADA MkII 1942 7T 782

Associations

Places Canada