Taking video requests…

This coming weekend, I’m going to have the opportunity to shoot some video with a Bren gun and a Lewis gun at the range. I’d like to make this more interesting than your typical YouTube machine gun video – is there anything in particular you would like to see with either of these guns (or with both of them)? If you have any requests or ideas, please let me know either in the comments or via email (admin@forgottenweapons.com), and I’ll see what I can put together. Thanks!


  1. I like to see videos of the action while firing, like the ejection port.

    Thank you for all of your hard work.

  2. What about some kind of armor penetration test (ballistic test)?
    Also it would be interesting to see the mechanism while shooting (as much as possible)…and it’ll be great to be in slow motion !
    After shooting I’d like to hear your opinion about both of guns…comparison of guns, which is more comfortable to shoot, which is more controllable and accurate especially in full auto and why.
    Also what about making hi-res photos and posting them on your “Hi-Res Image Files”…. I’d like to see some good quality pics especially of Lewis (I wonder how it’s recoil spring assembly looks like).
    Thank you ! 🙂

  3. Hey guys , has anybody seen another gun blog/site where they ask your opinion before making videos or posts ? I haven’t. And this is another reason why I like ForgottenWeapons.com so much …I think this is a really outstanding and GREAT place for firearms enthusiasts !!!

  4. I would like to see a demonstration of the Lewis’ cooling jacket as it draws air through it, maybe with some smoke effect.

  5. I would like to see the grouping. I read that a Bren was actually a bit to accurate and that gunners took worn barrels to get more effective suppressive fire. awesome site by the way!

  6. As above, I would love to see smoke being drawn through the radiator. Also the slow motion to show how the drum rotates during firing. Finally, perhaps remove the drum and rear top cover and show how the feed mechanism works.

    As an aside…you guys are doing great! Thanks!

  7. Slow motion of the actions in operation and monitoring the temps while shooting would be very interesting. Thanks for what you do. Love the site.

  8. Would it be possible to get some footage of you firing them both, at the same time, whilst jumping through a door?

    • Thanks for all the input, guys! We did the filming yesterday, and were able to get in many of your ideas (though there wasn’t a window on the range I could jump though). I tried to come up with a good smoke analog for showing the Lewis cooling function, but unfortunately wasn’t able to find anything in time. I do plan to do a shot video showing that at a later date, though.

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