Sten Mark II, UK 1940

Sten Mark II, 9 mm caliber, United Kingdom 1940 (World War II).

Authentic replica of this machine gun that was born in 1940 when England was alone and threatened by an imminent invasion by Germany. The government was in urgent need to equip their soldiers with a weapon of own production. Thus was born the Sten submachine gun, a weapon with a debatable design and reliability, but also one of the most easily recognizable of the Second World War would end up being used by both airborne troops and special operations forces as resistance to almost all the countries occupied by the Germans.

It was used by the forces of the Commonwealth during World War II and the Korean War . Its most notable features were its simple design and low cost of production.

The name STEN is an acronym derived from the names of the leading designers of weapon: the Mayor Reginald Shepherd, Harold Turpin, and Enfield, the place where is located the Royal Small Arms Factory (RSAF) of London . Some four million Sten of several versions were produced during the 1940s .

The Sten submachine gun used cartridge pistol 9 x 19 , which was a bonus if captured German ammunition, as they could use. The Sten was small and could easily concealable divided into several parts, and, therefore, was appreciated for operations of the partisans in Europe.

Reference 1148

Dimensions: 76 cm
Weight: 2,094 g
Epoch: World War I & II 1914-1945
Type Collectible: Submachine gun

Recommended price 154.92

Comments

Posted by Mike Masone on 16/06/2015 16:29
Got a Sten off of ebay- perfect in every way!!
Posted by Mike Masiero on 05/06/2015 09:06
Got one of these sten mk2s in the mail from a re seller in australia a few weeks ago and i absalutly love it! Exactully the same weight size and apperance. Love the cocking and clicking action along with the removable mag. Just a sugeation for future reference it may be a good idea to put a spring in the mag like you did with the thompson m1s. Anyway absalutly love it and it nearly impossable to tell it from a real sten extramly realistic. Thanks and remember to keep making models and have a grear day.
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