British Mk II Sten Gun- Replica

This is a Replica British Mk II Sten Gun. It has been manufactured and is intended to be a realistic film or stage prop

Replica Firearms are high quality copies of historic and modern firearms. Manufactured to be realistic reproductions and not manufactured to be a practical firearms. As such they do not require any firearms licenses to possess or use as a film or theatrical prop weapon. Many of the Replica Firearms are made from materials which make them similar in structure and weight to the original pieces.

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Description

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 had a simple design and very low production cost, so they were also 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.

The Mark II was the most common variant, with two million units produced. It was a much rougher weapon than the Mk I. The flash eliminator and the folding handle (the grip) of the Mk I were eliminated. A removable barrel was now provided which projected 3 inches (76 mm) beyond the barrel sleeve. Also, a special catch allowed the magazine to be slid partly out of the magazine housing and the housing rotated 90 degrees counter-clockwise (from the operator’s perspective), together covering the ejection opening and allowing the weapon and magazine both to lie flat on its side.