bigbuzz73 wrote:MichaelB wrote:The old adage from my Air Force days
"If it jams, force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway"
You weren't an Airfarame Fitter, by chance? Sounds like something a Framie would say!!
I watched a cadet insert a breech block into a Bren Gun, back to front and upside down, one day. It would not come out, despite the gentle encouragement from the armourer. In fact, when he tried to duplicate the act, it was shown to be physically impossible, yet I watched that lad do it and the rotten thing just slipped in. Just another reason why I enjoyed being a Bren Gunner