What does the Bren Ten have to do with "Bren"?


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GunGoBoom
August 7, 2004, 05:54 PM
In other words, what connection is there (if any) to BREN, as in the English machine gun, which is an acronym for *something* (the name of the man who designed that machine gun, I believe) and Enfield, the English arsenal's name during that era. Connection?

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joegerardi
August 7, 2004, 06:18 PM
In a word: nothing.

Jeff Cooper just like the sound of it, so he named it that.

..Joe
Bren Ten Owner.

sadp40
August 13, 2004, 10:51 PM
its a combination of brno a czech gun maker and enfield. the real bren i mean

SDC
August 13, 2004, 11:21 PM
Brno (who we know today as CZ) was the original manufacturer of the ZB26, the light machinegun that was eventually re-designed to become the "Bren". Since the "Bren Ten" is based so much on the CZ-75 design (a post-WW2 Brno design), they probably decided to call the pistol the "Bren Ten" mainly for onomatopoeic reasons, ie. they liked the way it rhymed.

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