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I read the following on the Triton web site:

For the past few years, Triton has been considered the reintroduction of the Bren 10. With a project such as the Bren 10, there were many factors that had to be analyzed thoroughly. These considerations ranged from researching intellectual property, design concerns, engineering interests, legal costs, and lastly, market viability.

While we have received numerous mailings and phone calls supporting the project, we have determined that it is in the best interests of our customers and investors to continue focusing on production of the finest ammunition available. Therefore, Triton Cartridge Corp. regrets to announce that the conclusion of our market research forces us to abandon the Bren 10 project.

Triton would like to thank those who showed continued support for Triton, in both the Ammunition and the Bren 10 arenas. We value your support and understanding in this decision.

For more information, contact David Schmidbauer at 1-800-861-3362

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I heard about Triton discontinuing the project about a month ago. Very disappointing, but it would have done no good if they released it and the company went under. Personally, I would have bought a couple of them. Any multi-millionaires out there looking for an oppotunity and feeling ambitious?
 

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I dunno, they admit some reluctance due to "market viability" -- definitely something venture capital money would be looking hard at. While I have a soft spot for the design, I would have concerns about it being a money making proposition. To a certain extent, both Witness and CZ have filled the market void created by the Bren failure. The business side of the gun biz would not likely have the margins venture capitalists would be content with. IMO, it would have to be a labor of love thing.

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Exactly, DD. My experience has been unless you show a plan to provide remarkable returns, in a short period of time, VC's won't give up the $$$$...especially with the ongoing lawsuits.
 

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Additional choices are always nice, but this derailing of a Bren X resurrection is no big deal. The Bren X did not adhere to Cooper's original concept (a round and a pistol that fell between the 9mm/CZ and the .45ACP/1911). It ended up being bigger than the 1911 and its cartridge was needlessly overloaded by Norma. If you want a pistol that approximates the original Bren X concept, then look at a Witness in .40 S&W.

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On 2001-04-10 08:37, Rosco Benson wrote:
Additional choices are always nice, but this derailing of a Bren X resurrection is no big deal. The Bren X did not adhere to Cooper's original concept (a round and a pistol that fell between the 9mm/CZ and the .45ACP/1911). It ended up being bigger than the 1911 and its cartridge was needlessly overloaded by Norma. If you want a pistol that approximates the original Bren X concept, then look at a Witness in .40 S&W.

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Excellent Observation Roscoe, I have had two Brens (still own one)and they are a tad large (not as large as a Beretta 92 for those who want a reference).

The witness is also available in 10mm though I have not seen any. That should pretty much duplicate the Bren. No the mags won't fit if you are wondering :sad:

I'm with Roscoe. The Witness or a CZ in .40 makes an excelent weapon but the EAA guns need a little finish work to be smooth. I wish S.A. had not dropped the production of the CZ clones, they were excellent.

Food for thought,
Jim Higginbotham



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David:

i also have a Bren 10--Standard model, serial no. 23, still NIB. I remember looking at them back around '86 when I was still in grad school. When I could afford one, the price just about doubled. Do you know of any good source for original magazines.

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I have seen a couple of Bren Ten's for sale at the gun shows in TN this Spring. Both guns had an asking price of $1,500.00 and were used but good condition. What would be an average price for one of these?
 
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