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    THE BREN LIGH MACHINE GUNDESCRimON, USE AN D MECHANISM

    EXTERIOR VIEW OF GU N

    SECTION OF GUN SHOWINGINTERIOR MECHANISM

    -I U < ' I l O N l O - ~ I fOA U 6 POLOIN UHI'RD, AI.DUSHOT' '''e 1/- net (rer Pon 1/1)

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    I THE GUN IS GAS OPERATEDSom of ti t ps, form by the .xploslon of thecartrlclga, puJ.G t h r o e ~ g h the GAS REGULATORand operates the pl"on

    GASREGULATOR

    2 JT IS AIR COOLEDAAtt flrlltJ ten m1pnncs u th RAPID rac.the blrrd ahould boa d1ngad. This operulolltakes a trained mMI 6 to 8 seconch.

    3 IT l5 FED BY A MAGAZINEholding 30 RoundsAMMU mON Is removed from c h a t ~ u a

    The MAGAZINE an be fill d by hand In 40 SkOnds

    or by the F l U E ~ In 20 MCOnd

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    4 LOADING ls a SIMPLE OPERATIONTh front end Cl( the mapllne b ~ r u d n t and thenpressed downw dJ till the catch np&u

    5 THE GUN is shoulder controlledand normally fired from the BIPOD The TR IPOD can quickl ymade Into a scabfeA.A. MOUNTING

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    6 To a IT IS EASY TO STRIP

    NEXTJ.move PISTON GP.OUP

    &MAEl

    ASSEMBLE IN THE REVERSE ORDER

    600YC OUP(TopVI w)

    8UTT C ~ O U P

    JT CANNOT BE ASSEMBLED INCORRECTLY

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    7 lt is practically immune from STOPPAGES provided the firer attends to

    the points in "PREPARE FOR ACTION"which are-EXAMINE Fores &hr, GAS REGULATOR , 81pod, Barrel NutCatch and IIKksiJht.TEST m chanhm to emure frM worlc ln&EXAMINE. EACH MAGAZINE to see that the top cart r dCt

    la correctly pol loned.IMPOAT.WT-f.mure that ca.rtrldfes u ~ rim behind rim .

    C ~ k E C T I ICOIUlECT

    REMEMBER! IT IS

    8 THERE IS ONLY ONE"IMMEDIATE ACTION"

    If the cun la tu to fir or ' 01 ll I l l -PULL BACK COCKING HANDLEMAGAZINE OFFPRESS T1liGGERMAGAZINE ONCOCK GUN , AIM AND FIRE

    Th. magulne which tw been removed Is exam ned to st err empty : If noc, that tho top rounda aro corrtty pocltloned.If the roanda In the mapdne lro corr a and lt Is re:uot1ablyfull, th t same magulne will be usecl.If. altarapplyln& IA., the sun flres ont orcwo round and ttop' I l l-

    Pull bade coclclng lruldlt and remove matazlne, preutrtner, coc:lt &un, dlaconnect the barre l, and adjun theps reculator to the next larsest hole-r1!place th t barrel-P I- mi(Ulne on. aim and nMD.

    I IELEVATIONIs obtained by

    tumlng th 50 0 ~ ~RANGE DRUM

    L IGHT , MOBILE AN

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    9 Jt is capable of firing u BURSTS ..or .. SINGLE ROUNDS "

    by mo ving the change lever to " A" or .. R"

    OS )

    " 5" lS SAFE

    The NORMAL rate of AUTOMATIC ts Sbursts of -4 or 5 rounds, or one MAGAZ INEper minute.SINGLE ROUNDS are used eo economis e

    ammunftJon and conceal the presence of anAUTOMATIC weapon.RAPID FIRE (Four MAG AZ INES per minute)Is only for EMERGENCIES.

    PRIMARILY A "ONE

    I0 THE MECHANISM IS SI MPLEI. Backward Action. Some of the cues fo!Jow n& thbull pu 1 th rouah the la l V nt d ps r u la to r Intoth ps cylind r . This forus c.ho piston to tlte rear andcom presses t he r " " ' p ri ng un til th piston la stoppedby the piston bufF r . The empty QSe , beln: .tripped by theutractor, ls cu td to the rur on the face et the breect.blodc until tu base mL< ts t he ejector. The cu e If theneJected do w!IWllrda through t jectlon slot In the plton.1. Fo rwa rd Act ion . The p l1 to n, arrylfl! br ed lblodt , having ~ ~ ~ \ t o p ~ d by the piston butrer 11 forc:edforward by the neu rn sprlna. The f ed piece [email protected] t hebas of c, e fim round In e map :dn and fon:es it forwardIn to the chamber, the tr actor dosing ov r the rim.The piston po st In Tu final move f o r w ~ the fir ing pi nagalnn the a p ol the arttid&e. thus flrln& the round.l . Trtner A ction. With the c ~ n t lever a t " Auto -matic " p sure on the t r lg er c f i A n & < ~ g u the sea r fromthe bent 011 the plnon , and the piston IS a llowed CO &0 (or-ward. AJ IOfll as me l ~ ll pressed t he f i l i i w ill con-nue eo fire. out I the t nue r b- ~ l e a s e d the bent wlll'-"PlO Wi th the sear the next me pi l ton QOmes eo chere:ar stopplnt lu forward movement.W lch tfle chante lenr at " Rounds " the t r n er muat beprossed caech t me a s oc Is to be 1red, b!!GUSll the plJtOnh held ba after dl round.W it die chance leYer at " W e " t e t rigg er ls dtunga&edfrom ~ sear, and th t cun cannot bo fl red.If prenure on rhe t riger b malna.lned while c dtanalev r ls tered from c 4N U u A" S;afe " to " A uto -mati c " and h n re-l ~ u e d nd tri g rp ~ e d 111 , cun wlfl r?. < N E ~ QM t fire. The ch an&eI er , therefore. w 11no t ~ alt red lie r a ~ u -th t r i l l r Is prustd.

    MAN WEAPON "