~ Old Specification Deactivated Lanchester MK1* Sub Machine ~
The Lanchester was deactivated in 1992, as per the proofing house stamps on the chamber and receiver. The deactivation certificate is missing.
The sub machine gun comes with its 20 round stick magazine.
The gun is stamped on the brass magazine cover with "Lanchester MK.1.* SA. M619 74090", a military broad arrow and "CF7".
The reverse of the chamber is stamped with a broad arrow and ‘203, whilst the top is stamped ‘S 230’.
The brass end of the stock is stamped with a broad arrow.
The wooden stock is marked with ‘SL’ and a broad arrow.
The bayonet mount on the barrel is stamped with the serial 'S271' and a broad arrow.
The Lanchester comes with its carrying strap.
It can be field striped, cocked and dry fired.
Despite missing its certificate, it can still be legally owner by anyone 18+ as the deactivation stamps are present.
~ Dimensions ~
The Lanchestrer measures 33 inches (84cm) long in total. The barrel measures 8 inches (20cm). The weight is 4.6kg.
~ Condition ~
The sub machine gun is excellent condition with general signs of use.
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 £20 or the Lanchester can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.