It was also issued to many units including the newly formed light AA regiments in lieu of Bofors guns. Comments. The British soldiers who had ever used the Bren machine gun only spoke praiseworthy words about it – and for good reason. It could use a bump in rate of fire or something. Seriously, why use it? WD for 16 sept. "Large German bomber passed over B.H.Q. It's a live gun registered under the original SN on the receiver, which is not lined out. And you can hit people at distances that rival the sniper rifles. Almost certainly it was the best light machine gun ever used by any army in large numbers. is it better than the Bren Gun? by phylo_roadking » 30 Apr 2014, 23:04, Post British WW2 Bren Gun style light machine gun. The United Kingdom & its Empire and Commonwealth 1919-45, ↳   Life in the Third Reich & Weimar Republic, ↳   Kriegsmarine surface ships and Kriegsmarine in general, ↳   Luftwaffe air units and Luftwaffe in general, ↳   German Strategy & General German Military Discussion, ↳   NSDAP, other party organizations & Government, ↳   The Ron Klages Panzer & other vehicles Section, ↳   Panzer & other vehicles - Photo threads, ↳   Axis Documents, Feldpost numbers, Postcards & Other Paper Items, ↳   The United Kingdom & its Empire and Commonwealth 1919-45, ↳   The Allies and the Neutral States in general, ↳   German Colonies and Overseas Expeditions, ↳   The end of the Ottoman Empire 1908-1923, ↳   Translation help: Breaking the Sound Barrier, http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ...Vickers gun became synomyous with reliability. at a distance, the Bren Gun outshines the Lewis. Rate of fire was around the same...500-525 rpm for the Bren, 500-600 rpm for the Lewis gun. The British light machine gun was the Bren Gun. L/S parachutists falling to earth. The Lewis gun (or Lewis automatic machine gun or Lewis automatic rifle) is a First World War–era light machine gun.Designed privately in America but not adopted, the design was finalised and mass-produced in the United Kingdom, and widely used by troops of the British Empire during the war. Lewis gun proof of life - posted in Bren Light Machine Gun & Lewis Gun Message Board: Last March the approved Form 4 for the Lewis gun finally arrived, only took about 3 months from the date the BATFE cashed the check. My Lewis has a Savage-made receiver (with Canadian proof mark) combined with a Brit parts set bearing replacement serial number A-22. ... A Militiaman fires his Lewis Gun during a skirmish at Deniki. by Juha Tompuri » 01 May 2014, 00:26, Post I should try it. This type is used on the Lewis Gun, Vickers K, Bren Gun (only used in anti-aircraft mountings), Degtyaryov light machine gun, and American-180 submachine gun. Furthermore The Lewis Gun has a higher rate of fire, more ammo, a better 3x scope sight (in my opinion) and doesn’t have a huge magazine blocking your screen. The Bren gun was a series of light machine guns (LMG) made by Britain in the 1930s and used in various roles until 1992. The Bren’s distinctive top-mounted curved magazine made it easy to recognize by friend and foe alike. Kingston, NY 12401 Phone: 866.686.7424 Got it back in October and attempted to shoot it. The answer is tactics. Bren gun is op as hell... How can someone even complain about it!??? I replaced all that I could with British parts. All the MG's are a joke to me, gets boring being killed by rambo's running round spraying from the hip and hitting multiple headshots or being mowed down from across the map by one camped out on a rock with a bipod, totally unrealistic and just makes more players opt for camping out with one instead of PTFO. Bren Mk1 - .303 British. by Juha Tompuri » 30 Apr 2014, 22:31, Post Everything the bren does, lewis gun does better. Effective range is not the issue. The Bren is a vastly better gun than the Lewis. by phylo_roadking » 30 Apr 2014, 21:56, Post We also tinkered with the barrel chamber and face to … Appreciable damage in relation to other LMGs/MMGs. I always use 150gn FMJ ball .311 with 38 grains of IMR 4895. What do you know about the first machine gun ever to be fired from an aircraft? Troops throughout the British Empire praised the Bren for its reliability. 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It feels like the Lewis Gun does the same damage as the Bren Gun and has about the same controllable recoil as the Bren Gun. by Juha Tompuri » 01 May 2014, 09:45, Post Despite its origins, the Lewis Gun was not initially adopted by the American military—most likely because of political differences between Lewis and General William Crozier, the Chief of the Ordnance Department. You're joking, right? Effective ranges were 880 yards vs 600 for the Bren, and a maximum of 3,500 yards vs the Brens' 1,850! 2 x bi-pods. Lewis Gun ROF Question - posted in Bren Light Machine Gun & Lewis Gun Message Board: I have Jap Lewis Type 92 (Aircraft style) that is a lot of fun to shoot. The 'Chrome' barrel looks like a big black dildo. A far easier weapon to shift point of aim rapidly to different targets - field firing ranges are so different to conventional target ranges, so much trickier, and so much more like the situation defenders would have been in. by phylo_roadking » 01 May 2014, 00:51, Post Numrich Gun Parts Corporation 226 Williams Ln. by Clive Mortimore » 01 May 2014, 10:38, Post by phylo_roadking » 28 Apr 2014, 21:39, Post It could use a bump in rate of fire or something. The lewis gun is a monster. up close the Lewis is better due to the rate of fire. I have never done a FOIA request to NFA Branch, but I think I will on this Lewis. 6 x attachable curved mags. I feel like the Lewis Gun is better than the Bren Gun. All the range in the world is no use if you don't know how to hit a moving target with it. Specializations to increase ADS speed and ADS from sprint, turning it into a perfect run and gun weapon. ), and Lewis Guns. I like the Bren, it makes a fine racket too. Suprisingly - it might be the longer barrel length - the Lewis gun was the more accurate! Soldiers from both the 39th Militia Battalion and the AIF carry and operate Bren Gun's on a regular basis during the campaign. Now we have no Cash, no Hope and no Jobs.... And the weight of a Lewis Gun, compared to a Bren? Lewis Gun Barrel Jacket Paint - posted in Bren Light Machine Gun & Lewis Gun Message Board: Does anyone have any specs on what color the original khaki colored paint was on WWI Lewis guns? It was developed in the 1930s and continued to be used by the British Army until 1992. It was reliable, robust, simple and accurate – and that’s all it mattered.The design originally came from Czechoslovakia, but there were doubts about its authenticity. I am in complete agreement with your last two paragraphs. But seriously, apart from the KE-7 being a bit OP in damage, is there any reason not to use the Lewis gun? The Lewis was issued to many units including front line ones until enough Brens were available. For the immersion of actually playing as a british soldier when you are on the british team? In practical terms of using the weapons, given that we are thinking Kent not Bisley, the Bren would be a far better bit of equipment to be using under practical conditions. by Dunserving » 29 Apr 2014, 18:05, Post The Lewis Gun's range superiority was courtesy of its longer barrel length. models (b) Bren Gun. I wonder how the Madsen is going to affect this low RPM magazine-using LMG subcategory. It checks all the boxes. 2 x guns with stock and grip for conversions and some Regiments Rifle Arm poses. During World War I, machine guns were used as… At the above mentioned case (by Knouterer) The range was the issue. ranges of 880 yards or 600 yards it is a very big call to see, aim at, and stand a chance of coming close to hitting a man who does not want to be hit, ie moving, camouflaged, taking advantage of cover presented by vegetation or hollows in the ground - or a combination of all three. Bren Gun. 2 x double mags. Its a decent load. Even at the sorter (?) While best known for its role as the British and Commonwealth forces' primary infantry LMG in World War II, it was also used in the Korean War and saw service throughout the latter half of the 20th century, including the 1982 Falklands War. Set the spring weight from 8-15LB using a scale and it made no changes. January 12, … Lewis Gun Problems - posted in Bren Light Machine Gun & Lewis Gun Message Board: I have a 303 Lewis Gun that is just driving me crazy. I'm not in complete agreement with you Phylo. The Bren gun was the replacement for the Lewis gun. Post A Militiaman lugs his Lewis Gun. The Universal Carrier, also known as the Bren Gun Carrier and sometimes simply the Bren Carrier from the light machine gun armament, is a common name describing a family of light armoured tracked vehicles built by Vickers-Armstrongs and other companies.. The US Army in WWII (the overlapping period of the Bren and the BAR) used platoons of three or four duplicate squads with a single BAR each and the rest of the men armed with semiautomatic rifles. Its good to hear some of you are having a good time with the bren, maybe I should give it a chance again. Twenty years ago we had Johnny Cash, Bob Hope and Steve Jobs. I set spring tension to 12lbs. Fire opened with Bren Guns, A/T rifle (? Someone is clearly not using it to its full potential. ... 4&t=200966, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deflection_(ballistics). A highly unusual example was found on the Type 89 machine gun fed from two 45-round quadrant-shaped pan magazines (each magazine had a place for nine 5-round stripper clips). Hosted by Andy H, Perhaps the AA platoon had Lewis guns instead of Brens; not that it makes much difference in terms of firepower, So these could have been rushed to any threatened part of the line, in principle. You are not going to be able to see a man two miles away over iron sights, let alone aim at him. Contact Us. The Bren was extremely accurate on repetition fire and gave densely-grouped bursts on full automatic... was less prone to a smaller range of stoppages. Yes, but unlike the Lewis Gun, the Vickers' did NOT need a successive 15 point failure-by-15 point failure routine gone through to determine which fault applied; like the Bren, the cause of each separate stoppage was identifiable or could be clustered by type of symptom into much shorter clearance drills than the Lewis Gun This had not been achieved by the time the war started. Founded in 1999. and .30-in. Bomber was hit and deflected from its course". Id like to paint my spare barrel jacket but want to make sure it is the totally correct color. Product contents: 4 x guns without stock or grip for easy assembly with Regiments Rifle Arms. The Lewis is … It is most well known for its use in World War II, when it was the main British light machine gun, but it was also used in the Korean War and other conflicts, including the Falklands War of 1982. by Juha Tompuri » 01 May 2014, 22:51, Return to “The United Kingdom & its Empire and Commonwealth 1919-45”, Discussions on all aspects of the The United Kingdom & its Empire and Commonwealth during the Inter-War era and Second World War. do yourself a favor and use the less recoil upgrades. 0. Blasphemy, the Bren is way more accurate from standing and has a nice faster ADS perk, perfect for when your PTO on the more open maps. Item on the Bren Gun. Thanks, Eric by phylo_roadking » 26 Apr 2014, 20:45, Post The BAR is admittedly much worse than the Bren as a GP LMG, but it is also 9 lbs lighter, 2/3rds the weight of the Lewis. It looks like you're new here. It is most well known for its use in World War II, when it was the main British light machine gun, but it was also used in the Korean War and other conflicts, including the Falklands War of 1982. It's also absurdly accurate with a 3x scope. Medium water cooled Machine gun The Lewis Gun was invented by US Army Colonel Isaac Newton Lewis in 1911, based on initial work by Samuel Maclean. Nonetheless, my Lewis runs a little on the fast side. Various guns - Bren gun. This game favours rate of fire above all else with the automatics so I'm not excited about using it though. Head3masher. Its a headshot monster and a snipers worst nightmare. Everything the bren does, lewis gun does better. by phylo_roadking » 01 May 2014, 15:04, Post 1420 posts Member, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member. Yeah, no reason to take the bren.. waste of time. I tinkered with the pans to get them to feed easily and spin on the loading tool, based on advice from Doug Stump. I prefer the Bren over the Lewis because its reload is way faster. (There is no Gun Bar for the stripped Lewis Gun, a sandbag as a rest in the loophole is all that is essential for this weapon.) The Lewis Gun was the child of a world torn apart by warfare. It was developed in the 1930s and continued to be used by the British Army until 1992. (d) U.S. .30 Browning. Gun bars for the following weapons are provided: (a) Vickers Machine Gun .303-in. by Dunserving » 26 Apr 2014, 20:50, Post What do you guys think? (c) Lewis Gun with radiator casing. Most of these were in areas of the country that were less likely to see enemy aircraft. A skill that needs to be taught/trained...as we're not all naturals like Annie Oakley. Each Gun is approx 24mm long excluding the stock. You can already laser beam most people at relevant ranges with the FG42 lol. by phylo_roadking » 29 Apr 2014, 19:24, Post The British light machine gun was the Bren Gun. A Bren gun crew in action with gun mounted on a sustained fire tripod Feb. 02, 1953 - Triplets on National Service..Bren Gun Instruction : Triplets Dennis; Allan and Brian Kirby caused quite a headache for the Sergeants - when they started their National Service training at Blackdown Hants..recently..They are 18 years of age and come from Stratford, London - and are as a like as ''pe in a pod''. Lewis Gun and Bren gun - posted in Fallout 4 Mod Requests: Both of these guns need to be added to FO4 honnestly, the lewis was added to FONV and its friggen awesome, Both guns would be very much cannon as they are both WWII WWI relics made in great numbers with the bren gun being having the the longest life span of the two. One of the most important and iconic weapons of World War II was the British Bren light machine gun. 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