G&A TV At the Range: British Bren Light Machine Gun Review Guns & Ammo TV November 21st, 2013 | More From Guns & Ammo TV Share0 Tweet Email The .303 British Bren light machine gun was originally developed as a replacement for the Lewis gun, which was prone to overheating on the battlefield. Just before WWII, the British engineered the Bren with a quick-change barrel system so they could stay in the fight when things got heated. The Bren’s top-feeding magazine design also became one of its iconic features. Gravity-assited feeding also allowed soldiers to change magazines easily when shooting prone, but naturally the sight picture became obstructed. As a result, the weapon was often fired with a two-man team, and side-mounted sights became standard. Check out the British Bren in action on this segment of Guns & Ammo TV. http://brightcove=2777290153001 G&A Polls Loading... powered by 1,923 Total Votes • 10 Comments • See More Polls Share0 Tweet Email Load Comments ( ) Don’t forget to sign up! Get the Top Stories from Guns & Ammo Delivered to Your Inbox Every Week To sign-up for our newsletter, check this box and submit your email address below. If you sign-up, then you acknowledge that your email address is valid, and that you have read and accept our Terms of Service Even More Historical Show More Get the Guns & Ammo Newsletter FREE! Get the top stories delivered right to your inbox every week. To sign-up for our newsletter, check this box and submit your email address below. If you sign-up, then you acknowledge that your email address is valid, and that you have read and accept our Terms of Service 9 Awesomely Creative Ways to Kill ZombiesRead Now! Advertisement ▶ Now on Tablets! Subscribe & Save! Temporary Price Reduction! Subscribe Now Give a Gift | Subscriber Services WAIT!DON'T MISS A SINGLE ISSUE! Get 12 issues for the low price of just $9! Subscribe!