Original British WWII Sten MkIII Display Submachine Gun with Magazine
Original Item: Very Few Available. 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.
These display guns are constructed from original parts assembled onto a new made solid steel dummy receiver. They are fully ATF compliant as non-guns and exactly duplicate the feel and appearance of the original. Many of the parts bear original issue markings as well. They are finished in satin stove black, as with most of the Sten guns.
Offered complete with original deactivated barrels, trigger mechanisms, original magazine housing assemblies, and original T butt stocks; these make incredible display guns. There is even an original bolt welded in place, visible through the ejection port.
Also includes functional magazine (Only where permissible by law). Otherwise an empty magazine shell will be sent.
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.
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).
NOTE: Magazine will be deactivated if shipped to a state where they are prohibited.
This product is not available for shipping in US state(s)
New Jersey, Washington
This product is not available for international shipping.
- This item is completely legal within the USA. International Military Antiques, Inc observes all Federal, State and Local laws. Everything for sale on ima-usa.com is completely legal to own, trade, transport and sell within the United States of America. Every display machine gun and machine gun parts set and gun sold by IMA, Inc is engineered to be inoperable according to guidelines provided by the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF). Please note that the requirements for each display gun are decided on a per case basis by the BATF, and may require deactivation or omission of some internal components. For more information on this display gun, please contact us. Not available for Export.
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 - 10 round maximum for all magazines.
Massachusetts - 10 round maximum for all magazines
New Jersey - 10 round maximum for all magazines.
New York- 7 round maximum for all magazines.
Washington, D.C. - 10 round maximum for all magazines.
Washington (State) - 10 round maximum for all magazines.
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