A buddy and I collect Brits (as well as Finns) and we picked up a couple of demilled Sten Mk III kits to weld back together as display guns. Much to my surprise, there was the familiar [SA] on the magazine shroud. Anybody else notice this/have one? ~Andy
The SA marked British S.T.E.N. guns were WW-2 manufacture, as there was no need to produce any after WW-2.
The Finnish Army was happy to get rid of a whole bunch of junk [M-38 Carcano short Rifles], and at the time the Finnish Army thought the S.T.E.N. was a good trade. However after a few accidents on the range the S.T.E.N. was NEVER fired again in Finland, and that's not even with blanks!
Thanks all. Interesting and informative responses. Funny about the Sten accidents: An English buddy of mine related that his Dad sat out WWII because of an accident with a Sten. Somebody dropped one while they were off loading a truck and his dad caught the burst! Scary weapons but I'll have this one welded up so it can never be fired as well! ~Andy
This shop has some amazingly outrageous prices. But the best was another Antique shop - the lady wanted 3500 Euros for a Berdan 2!!!!
I wonder why shopkeepers stock weapons with such ridiculous price tags? Dont they ever plan to sell?