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January 30, 2000, 04:46 PM
How expensive are fully-transferable pre-86 Bren guns in either .303 or 7.62 NATO?
I saw one at a Class 3 dealer's table at a recent gunshow and didn't think to ask until it was too late.
I'm sure I don't have the $$$ for one but for grins I might as well price some of them.
I thought maybe BARs are unpopular but I heard they go for like $20,000!! And I thought MP-5s were pricey! :(
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January 31, 2000, 01:47 AM
Very expensive! ;)
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February 6, 2000, 10:30 AM
Edmund, I have an original Inglis Bren in .303cal., I effectionately refer to it as "(Big)Bertha".(due to it's weight) It has the shipping crate armouers kit and extra barrel. The barrels only have about 1/3 of the rifling (forward end)left due to full auto scouring.
I purchased it from my old rifle coach 9 years ago for $800.00.CDN
The only problem is it had the selector altered for SA fire only.
Want a Canadian history lesson?? Way back in 1978 the Canadian Government passed a law registering and "grandfathering" all current fullauto owners & banning the importation of any further form civilian possession. This term refers to ownership, the registered person can possess & buy from other "grandfathered persons". When the person passes on, the firearms can be donated to a museum, taken on as part of a collection of another grandfathered person or destroyed/deactivated.
The other option in 1978 was to have a gunsmith permenitly alter the selector so as to fire SA only. Thus the above law did not apply.
The real kicker was two years after I picked this up yet more legislation came down and a list was formed to restrict or prohibit a number of guns. They ended up "grandfathering " my altered Bren and registering/restricting most if not all military look-a-like wanta be's. (civilian mfg. AR, AK,M1) BUT, now last year came yet even "better" legislation. All of these register/restricted firearms were "grandfathered" with a wave of a pen. "These hold no legitiment sporting purpoes". NOT MY QUOTE !!!!
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[This message has been edited by Tackleberry (edited February 06, 2000).]
February 7, 2000, 01:52 AM
Looking for a new "home defense" peice? You'll need a Surefire for that thing.
Owning a Bren would be cool.
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