The Sten 9mm was the primary light
machine gun used by the British forces in WW2 much as the
Thompson was used by the Americans, the MP40 by the Germans
and the PPSH-41 by the Russians. The Sten was cheap to
produce, easy to maintain and fairly reliable in combat
conditions. They were produced in 5 versions including a
suppressed one. The lower photos show an original MK3
version and a few photos of the guns being produced and used
during WW2. It is the least expensive full auto gun
available for legal transfer today.
The top photos are my version of a
21st century Sten gun. My version has been updated to a
legal semi-auto with a 16" barrel with a muzzle brake. I
changed it to a bottom feed magazine instead of the side
feed one. A picatinny rail on the bottom has a laser sight
and vertical grip installed. The sights are AR battle style.
I machined an adaptor to use an AR style grip and A2 stock
making it more comfortable to shoot. I got tried of picking
up brass to reload so I also made a brass catcher that slips
over the ejection port. This turned out to be a good overall
design and really fun to shoot.
Sorry, it's not for sale.