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ON3412

Original British WWII Sten MkIII Display SMG

Regular price $375.00

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Original Item: One of the most prolific Allied Sub Machine guns of WW2 was the STEN GUN used by British and Commonwealth forces. It was predominantly issued in three models; Mk 2, Mk 3, Mk 5. The most common was the height of the War issue Mk lll. This was manufactured with a non-removable barrel, in full barrel jacket that extended to the muzzle of the weapon. Each gun was issued with a quick detachable "T" Butt stock which replaced the Mk ll silhouette stock. This was the weapon used on D-Day. Reliable, compact, and inexpensive to produce, the Sten Sub Machine Gun has become part of WW2 culture.

This example has been reconstructed with a solid aluminum receiver added to original parts. Offered complete with original trigger mechanism, original magazine housing assembly, and original T butt stock; these make incredible display items. It is missing the top "rib" due to the nature of the replica receiver. Functional magazine included where permissible by law.

The STEN (or Sten gun) was a family of British submachine guns chambered in 9×19mm and used extensively by British and Commonwealth forces throughout World War II and the Korean War. They were notable for having a simple design and very low production cost making them effective insurgency weapons for resistance groups.

STEN is an acronym, from the names of the weapon's chief designers, Major Reginald V. Shepherd and Harold Turpin, and EN for Enfield. Over four million Stens in various versions were made in the 1940s.

Mark III

This simple design was the next most commonly produced after the Mark II. It was a simplification of the Mk I made both in Canada and the UK. Lines Bros Ltd was the largest manufacturer. The biggest difference from the Mark II was the unification of the receiver, ejection port, and barrel shroud that now extended farther up the barrel. The barrel was fixed and the body was welded shut along the centre of the top. Captured Sten Mk IIIs in German possession were designated MP 750(e).

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