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

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

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  1. GunGoBoom

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    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

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    In a word: nothing.

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

    ..Joe
    Bren Ten Owner.
     
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    brno and enfield

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