Monday, June 29, 2015

Bren 10

So Larry Vickers reviews the old Bren 10 and give a bit of the inside baseball history of this star crossed pistol.  Which is cool all in itself.

But this is a blog and I need blog fodder.

So watch this video, it's been making the rounds:

I noticed that the spent cases are ejected in a weird, to me, direction.  Over Larry's left shoulder.  The other side of the gun than the port.  It's casting that brass at 7 o'clock.  On both guns.  Ya know, you often like to see the spent brass shooting of in the 1 to 5 o'clock areas.  At 6 o'clock you get it right in the kisser.

Now, looking at this parts diagram, the ejector looks like a complicated part.  The gun is 30 years old and the company dissolved.  It's probably hard to get replacement parts.  So even in Larry is thinking "that ain't right" there isn't much he can do about it.  And the gun is more of a curiosity at this point.


Daniel Watters said...

Yes, I caught that too. I suspect that the shape of the ejection port is partially to blame. The high right-rear wall doesn't let the case cam over to the side.

FWIW: Most people don't realize that the Bren Ten was one of the first firearms to incorporate MIM small parts. They had worked with Millett Industries to incorporate their "MoldForge" tech.

Kristophr said...

Author L. Neal Smith made the mistake of buying a Bren 10.

In one of his SF series history timelines, he ends it with:

3000 AD: Magazines for the Bren 10 are still not available.

Daniel Watters said...

Kristopher - Folks were so desperate for magazines that one fellow welded spacers of the sides of Colt Delta Elite magazines so that they'd fit and latch in the Bren Ten.

Old NFO said...

It's an oddity... But works!

Angus McThag said...

Not one mention of Miami Vice.

I thought that was obligatory when talking about the Bren 10.