~ WW2 Era Old Spec Deactivated Lanchester MK1* Sub Machine Gun ~
The Lanchester comes with its old specifications deactivation certificate dated 14.3.1995.
A fine example of a well preserved long service Lanchester MK1* sub machine gun by Sterling Armories with a 30 rounds magazine.
The gun is marked on the brass magazine cover "Lanchester MK.1.* SA. M619, S031369 A, CF 50" and two broad arrows pointing towards each other.
On the opposite side it is stamped ‘MOS 83’.
On the carrying belt/bayonet fitting on the barrel is stamped the serial 'S271'.
The top of the action is stamped ‘S230’.
The sling is present.
~ Dimensions ~
The gun measures 33 inches (84cm) in total. The barrel measures 8 inches (20cm). The weight is 4.5 Kg.
~ Condition ~
The submachine gun is in good, used condition free of damage.
The Lanchester can 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.