~ A new specification deactivated Sten Mark V submachine gun ~
The magazine frame is stamped on the top side "STEN MK V" with the serial number “40748”. The underside has some very faint stamps reading “M/78” and “RTL”.
The stock is stamped “55265” on the left side.
The underside of the foresight has been stamped “53588”.
There is a number 12 painted onto the left side above the trigger and the underside of the stock has the numbers “74” and “6” painted on in white paint.
The barrel has deactivation stamps on the underside.
The Sten has a wooden stock and pistol grip but there is no fore grip.
The Sten cannot be cocked or dry fired and but the trigger moves.
The Sten comes with a deactivation certificate dated 19/12/2012 with the weapons serial number “40748”.
~ Dimensions ~
The barrel has a length of 8 inches (20.25cm) and the overall length of the STEN is 31 inches (78.75cm).
The Sten weighs 3.2 Kg.
~ Condition ~
The Sten has some wear to the original black coating. It is not fitted with a fore grip.The woodwork is rough with a scarfed repair to the top of the butt.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £18 or the submachine gun can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
~ Sten Mark V. ~
Introduced in 1944, the Mk V was essentially a better-quality, more elaborate version of the Mk 2. Changes included a wooden pistol grip, a vertical wooden fore grip, a wooden stock, and a bayonet mount. There was a No4 Lee Enfield foresight and the weapon was of better quality manufacture and finish than the Mk2 and Mk3. The Sten bandolier issued to paratroopers held 7 full magazines.