*RARE* 1937 BRNO ZGB33 Bren


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*RARE* 1937 BRNO ZGB33 Bren

£795.00
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SOLD. This is an incredibly rare ZGB33 light machine gun dated 1937 and chambered in .303". It is effectively the prototype for the British Bren MKI and has a very low serial number along with British proof marks. During the early 1930's the British were looking for a new LMG to replace the Lewis Gun. Impresssed with the Czech ZB30 chambered in 7.92mm and manufactured by BRNO, they requested that the Czechs produce a version in .303 along with some other minor changes including a shorter barrel. From this the ZGB33 was born, eventually then being licensed produced by Enfield from 1937. The famous BREN name reflected the collaboration between BRNO and Enfield. It is impossible to confirm the history and use of this piece but given its date, low serial number and British proof marks, it may well have been a test gun for the British military. In good overal condition with some wear to the finish commensurate with age and service use. Complete with one original BRNO magazine and five inert .303 rounds. EU deactivation with moving trigger, moving fire selector lever and removable magazine, but without a dry-fire action or the ability to field strip. Sorry - no international sales. Call our freephone credit card sales hotline to buy this item now with your credit or debit card - 0800 772 3499.

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