~ 1943 Lanchester MK1* Sub Machine Gun Old Spec Deactivation ~
The Lanchester was deactivated in 1995, as per the proofing house stamps on the chamber and receiver.
The sub machine gun comes with its 30 round stick magazine.
The gun is stamped on the brass magazine cover with "Lanchester MK.1.* SA. M619 76168", a military broad arrow and "F77".
Also, on the same brass part but on top of the barrel it is stamped the production year '43' and a pair of proof marks.
On the underside is an Egyptian stamp and a pair of Egyptian proof marks.
The carrying bayonet fitting on the barrel is stamped with the serial 'S271' and a broad arrow.
It comes with its reissued deactivation certificate dated 10/09/2012.
~ Dimensions ~
The Lanchestrer measures 33 inches (84cm) in total. The barrel measures 8 inches (20cm). The weight is 4.6kg.
~ Condition ~
The sub machine gun is in good, used condition. the woodwork is unvarnished.
The Lanchester can easily be cocked and dry fired.
~ Lanchester SMG ~
The Lanchester is a submachine gun (SMG) manufactured by the Sterling Armaments Company between 1941 and 1945. It is a copy of the German MP28/II and was manufactured in two versions, Mk.1 and Mk.1*; the latter was a simplified version of the original Mk.1, with no fire selector and simplified sights. It was primarily used by the British
Royal Navy during the Second World War, and to a lesser extent by Royal Air Force regiments (for airfield protection). It was given the general designation of Lanchester after George Herbert Lanchester who was charged with producing the weapon at the Sterling Armaments Company.
~ Postage ~
Postage costs £18 or the Lanchester can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.