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Posted: 9/6/2005 12:34:05 PM EDT
I might be picking one up. From what he can tell me it is a 10mm auto and it looks like a Smith& Wesson 10mm. It is chrome or stainless. Any info would be good. also how much would this be worth?


Thanks
Samuel
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 12:40:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2005 12:43:56 PM EDT by bubba99]
Jeff Cooper helped design/promote the BREN-TEN, Might find info from him or google.

The first ones were shipped without mags and at one time (early 80's) you could find guns but no mags.

Local gun shop had a couple last year and they are very well made firearms. More CZ than Smith.

I think they sold for around $1500. I would go to the gun boards/auctions for rough prices.

I would love to have a Bren...

Also, Gun Digest ran an article on them in the late 70's but I don't have the issue number available. It was the most in depth article I have ever seen.

If you can find an old copy of Combat Handgun digest, Cooper usually promoted the gun there every annual printing.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 12:42:23 PM EDT
sonny crocket on miami vice used one. as far as i know he is the only one th got mags with his
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 12:55:01 PM EDT
WOW!
this one is BNIB, w 2 mags and he wants $250!! It's from a guy I work with. He is a shooter too and did not know much about it! I am gonna let him know that they can bring a good dollar.

Anyone know how much the mags go for?

Samuel
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 12:55:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2005 1:02:34 PM EDT by twl]
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 1:05:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Samuel:
WOW!
this one is BNIB, w 2 mags and he wants $250!! It's from a guy I work with. He is a shooter too and did not know much about it! I am gonna let him know that they can bring a good dollar.

Anyone know how much the mags go for?

Samuel



Buy it now! Definitely worth the $250 price tag.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 1:17:52 PM EDT
Run with cash in hand. They are very rare and collectable. Watch-Six
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 1:25:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2005 1:28:29 PM EDT by NoAim]
Dedicated website for the Bren-Ten
www.bren-ten.com/index.html


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Link Posted: 9/6/2005 1:31:33 PM EDT
Ask about it over at AmBack Forums There is an OIF vet there, goes by the name Bren10man - he knows all about the pistol.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 1:48:49 PM EDT
Just got off the phone with the guy on the way home. He said "$250 like I said, I will never shoot this thing and like my .40's better, it's yours"!

Wooo hooo! I am going to get it sell it and buy me a Glock foutee just kidding.

Samuel
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 3:25:40 PM EDT
Be careful. I've read that they are a bit fragile.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 3:37:46 PM EDT
they are a great pistol, I would love to own one (and i normally hate 10mm.....)


For $250 you should either buy it, or tell him what it is worth (the honorable route) and still buy it if he will cut you a deal
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 4:18:22 PM EDT
To collect yes, to shoot, especially in a life or death situation, NO! Even Jeff Cooper who had some input and such on it acknowledged that it was a good design but the execution sucked badly. Fragile and unreliable, mostly due to the manufacturer. Once the word got out, sales dried up and the company folded I believe. Crappy mags and even in the beginning, almost unobtainable.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 5:35:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2005 5:38:40 PM EDT by warlord]
fxntime: The company had financial problems going into this thing because their magazine supplier in Italy went belly up which exacerbated their problem. So the company shipped the pistols without mags, and To heap insult on top of misery, Orange County CAlif D.A. sued them. Eventually everybody that needed a mag got one, but unfortunately the company Dornus & Dixon couldn't survive.

Buy this gun but remember, if you break anything, a firing pin, extractor etc, you will have to have a gunsmith fabricate you one. This gun probably can't take too many full-power 10mm ammo. The factory ammo from Norma was pretty big medicine.

The 10mm Glocks and S&W(1000-series) guns are the only one really engineered from the ground up to handle the constant die of factory full-power 10mm loads.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 5:47:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 5:59:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ikor:
Good for you!

Never shoot it! Put it on an auction on Guns America or Gun Broker and buy the custom .45 you have always dreamed of with the profits!



Big fat +1 here.

The Bren Ten is a curio. It looked like a good idea at the time but was plagued by problems and D&D never really had a good solid run of them; the gun was pretty much stillborn. The EAA Witness was what the Bren Ten should have been.

I wouldn't shoot it for fear of breaking something.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 1:03:04 AM EDT
If I did buy it I would sell it.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 1:06:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2005 1:06:46 AM EDT by twonami]
get a G20 and blast it.
don't shoot a bren
look for cracks before you buy it, sounds too cheap or person is clueless
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:32:54 AM EDT
One of Jeff Cooper's personal Bren Ten's is up for sale on Gunsamerica.com They want $7,900.00 for it. A lot of engraving and gold plating.

Maddog
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 4:45:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
get a G20 and blast it.
don't shoot a bren
look for cracks before you buy it, sounds too cheap or person is clueless



I told the guy the value of it. He said he didn't care. I have been reading up on them and it is a later model.
The mags alone are like $140 each!
I think I will probably sell it. I been wanting a new Sig or a Springfield 1911 but have not had the cash.

Samuel
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:42:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MadDogDan:
One of Jeff Cooper's personal Bren Ten's is up for sale on Gunsamerica.com They want $7,900.00 for it. A lot of engraving and gold plating.

Maddog



It's not Cooper's personal gun. It's a fake. Check the link for more info.

Suspicious Bren Listing
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 7:03:58 AM EDT
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