Original British WWII Sten SMG Desert Rat Magazine
Original Item: The fabled Desert Rats of the British 8th Army in North Africa had to contend with sand getting into and jamming up their guns, especially their machine guns and submachine guns. To reduce the amount of sand that could get into their Sten magazines, they soldered closed the viewing holes on the back of the magazine and certain other manufacturing holes. The viewing holes were originally provided to allow the gunner to see how many cartridges were left.
The Sten magazine was particularly sensitive to dirt. Eventually, many Sten magazines were manufactured without the viewing holes, but before that was done the holes were soldered shut when used in the desert. IMA has only a few of these historical magazines.
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California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York
This product is not available for international shipping.
- Magazines are stored and shipped from our PA location
High Capacity Magazine Laws & Restrictions
Due to State & Federal law we do not ship magazines that exceed the following capacities to the following locations, and a deactivated magazine will be sent:
California - 10 round maximum for all magazines.
Colorado - 15 round maximum for all magazines.
Connecticut - 10 round maximum for all magazines.
Hawaii - 10 round maximum for all magazines.
Illinois - 15 round maximum for Chicago and Aurora. 10 round maximum for Oak Park and Cook County.
Maryland - 20 round maximum for all magazines.
Massachusetts - 10 round maximum for all magazines
New Jersey - 10 round maximum for all magazines.
New York- 10 round maximum for all magazines.
Washington, D.C. - 10 round maximum for all magazines.
International- No gun magazines can be exported from the USA.
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