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

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by GunGoBoom, Aug 7, 2004.

  1. GunGoBoom

    GunGoBoom member

    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?
  2. joegerardi

    joegerardi Well-Known Member

    In a word: nothing.

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

    Bren Ten Owner.
  3. sadp40

    sadp40 Well-Known Member

    brno and enfield

    its a combination of brno a czech gun maker and enfield. the real bren i mean
  4. SDC

    SDC Well-Known Member

    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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