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Old August 17, 2011, 03:52 PM   #1
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Weapon parts ID

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I would like some assistance in identifying some items recently recovered from a British Army dump in the UK. All items are WW2 era and, although many pieces have been id'd already, these pieces haven't.

It would appear as though the item bottom left is a Martini-Henry block. The pieces on the right come from a BESA but we're not sure what the item is called. We have no idea what the other item is but it is quite heavy and almost certainly from a firearm.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I will be posting more pictures of other items over the next day or two.


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Old August 17, 2011, 07:55 PM   #2
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The round cylinder-looking thing appears to be part of the gas regulator off of a BREN (or possibly a BESA) MG; there should be a series of four differently-sized holes around the outer edge regulator, and an extension off the frame would fit into those rectangular slots to lock the regulator in place once the barrel is locked down.
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