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Forum for discussion of SMG’s (Sten, Sterling, Lanchester, Thompson etc.) and LMG/HMG's (MG08/15, Vickers, Lewis, MG34/42, Browning etc.), accessories, ammunition, and accoutrements.

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  1. Sticky Thread The MG08

    In Europe and Canada there are several fine collections of WWI German MG (with the USA maintaining their live MG shoot capability) so in some...

    Started by MG1918‎, 02-09-2013 12:33 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread The MG08/15

    With the success of the lewis the Imperial German Army needed an equivalent, and as efficient as ever why not take advantage of existing parts and...

    Started by MG1918‎, 02-09-2013 12:43 AM
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  3. Post Sticky Thread Lewis Gun Love Affair

    :beerchug: With thanks to member Graeme "broadarrow303" Barber, an excellent new research article about the Lewis Gun has been added to the...

    Started by Badger‎, 04-03-2016 09:45 AM
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  4. Thumbs up Sticky Thread A NEW Butt for your Mk5 Sten

    By Peter Laidler With thanks to Vincent from the forum and Brian (at BDL Ltd) So you want or need a new butt for your Mk5 Sten gun do you? ...

    Started by Peter Laidler‎, 03-07-2016 06:19 AM
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  5. Arrow Sticky Thread Vickers Mk1 Machine Gun (Pattern Room Drawing)

    Here's a very large pattern room drawing for the the Vickers Mk1 machine gun, which I thought they might be of some interest to members here. :thup:...

    Started by Rick‎, 11-25-2014 07:27 AM
    drawing, gun, machine, mk1, pattern, room, vickers
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  6. Question Global Thread Help: What Happened to all my pics I attached to posts?

    My apologies for the delay in giving everyone a thorough update, but I was up and down almost 36 hours addressing the outage, and I needed some...

    Started by Badger‎, 12-21-2021 01:16 PM
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  7. Question Global Thread Help: How do I upload pictures to my posts for storage on milsurps.com?

    The following tutorial was created for the benefit of our members by Milsurps Moderator Harlan (deceased). On behalf of all of our membership, I'd...

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    Hello folks … :) I'd like to remind everyone to re-read our Forum Rules & Site User Agreement (click here), particularly the section which covers...

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  9. Question Global Thread Help: Where can I discuss politics and gun legislation issues?

    Why have a separate Social Groups area? Over the last 10 years, we’ve received many requests to permit broader public discussions amongst members,...

    Started by Badger‎, 08-08-2016 11:35 AM
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  10. Question Global Thread Help: Why am I having a problem uploading pics to attach to my posts?

    There are some members who seem to experience site time-outs, or other problems when uploading pics as attachments to their threads and posts. It...

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  11. Question Global Thread Help: How do I find threads with questions that have never been answered?

    Other than someone who fails to say thank you when they get an answer to a question they’ve posted, I don’t think there’s anything more frustrating...

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    Today’s Internet exposes computer users and the web sites they access, to a wide range of malicious pieces of infectious software code, designed to...

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    We understand you may be impatient to get on with placing your advertisement, but we would ask that you please read this post carefully, in order to...

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    Answer: For your own protection and to help preserve them for future research by all members ... :thup: The reason we capture and store all...

    Started by Badger‎, 03-01-2011 10:52 AM
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    The following tutorial was created for the benefit of our members by Milsurps Moderator cafdfw (Harlan). On behalf of all of our membership, I'd...

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    The answer is YES … :beerchug: With the evolution of technology, many of our very active members want to keep current viewing our forums using...

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  1. The Guns of Degenham, Part 2

    Someone very closely related to the Sterling Engineering Co has recently purchased the rights to TGOD and is considering reprinting it plus the...

    Started by Peter Laidler‎, 03-20-2019 07:38 AM
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  2. Indian Use of Vickers Berthier

    I've seen information that India supposedly adopted the Vickers Berthier Mk III (Light Machine Gun) before World War II and seen some pictures of...

    Started by AD-4NA‎, 07-14-2022 02:41 AM
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    11-30-2022, 08:01 AM Go to last post
  3. 11 mm Vickers Balloon gun cartridge of WW1

    The old black powder French 11x59r cartridge was modified into a smokeless cartridge with a incendiary compound/tracer bullet for used against German...

    Started by RCS‎, 11-21-2022 11:39 AM
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    11-23-2022, 09:47 AM Go to last post
  4. Sten gun parts for id, carbine?

    Hi everyone, Took a trip up the other day to a dumpsite that i dig occasionally, the British Army used it after the end of the Second World War to...

    Started by Toodlecat‎, 08-28-2022 03:19 PM
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  5. Some Sterling sling variations

    This one is, unusually, in the khaki webbing and made by Mills in 1956. CR119 was the part number, later superseded by the NSN.

    Started by Mk VII‎, 08-12-2022 06:51 PM
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  6. Mystery Sten Part

    I have this incoming. (Seller's pictures) The thing it seems to most resemble is the spring retainer plate fitted for parachute jumps, but the bits...

    Started by peregrinvs‎, 08-04-2022 05:06 PM
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  7. 16 x Vickers MG live fire demo, Bisley UK

    Being just down the road from me, I popped down to Bisley on Sunday afternoon for the Vickers MG live fire demo to commemorate the 10th Anniversary...

    Started by GeeRam‎, 07-04-2022 01:32 PM
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    07-26-2022, 09:32 AM Go to last post
  8. Sten MkV Production Changes

    I could use a little more information on the STEN MkV. I haven't been able to buy "The Sten Machine Carbine" now that it is trading at over $500, but...

    Started by AD-4NA‎, 07-28-2021 04:19 AM
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    07-15-2022, 12:45 AM Go to last post
  9. Short quiz: two Thompson barrels

    Short quiz, photos two two Thompson SMG barrels - why are they different ?

    Started by RCS‎, 06-26-2022 05:54 PM
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  10. Deactivated Vickers MG

    I thought that this video of an Old spec deactivated Lithgow built Vickers MG is quite interesting. Ryton Arms was a well known, to UK collectors,...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 06-11-2022 04:59 AM
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    06-11-2022, 04:59 AM Go to last post
  11. Sten Magazine Repair Tools

    I've managed to find the male tool that fits inside the magazine but I have pretty much given up on the female tool needed to properly shape the feed...

    Started by StrangeRanger‎, 05-27-2022 03:11 PM
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    06-09-2022, 05:03 AM Go to last post
  12. Sten silencer cover genuine or reproduction ?

    Hi Would appreciate some feedback on the originality or not of this Sten cover It is marked on the inside with a broad arrow stamp and can just...

    Started by boristhepig‎, 06-02-2022 08:19 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-03-2022, 07:16 AM Go to last post
  13. Schiffer: The Sten Hardback Book by Luc Guillou

    Not a detailed review, but today I received the beautiful large format The Sten book published by Schiffer. Schiffer is well-known for turning out a...

    Started by tj214‎, 05-20-2022 12:46 AM
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  14. Sten SOE/CISA Silencer Ratchet Plate Details

    Does anyone have photos or diagrams of the two "uni-directional ratchet plate" assemblies used on the SOE/CISA 22.5" suppressor? Peter's book has...

    Started by tj214‎, 04-26-2020 03:00 PM
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  15. Sten Mk 6 Question....

    So, curious as to if anyone here knows how they attached the front sling attachment of the standard STEN sling to the STEN MK 6? The rear being...

    Started by pzjgr‎, 04-18-2022 08:13 PM
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  16. Sterling 10 round magazine

    I recently bought a Sterling 10 round magazine but although it takes 10 rounds it is significantly shorter than the standard 10 round magazines. It...

    Started by adrianp618‎, 02-26-2022 10:26 AM
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  17. STEN MK II Marked “ENGLAND” on Trigger Housing

    Hello all! Does anyone know if original WW2 production STEN MKII’s were ever stamped “ENGLAND” on the trigger housing. Here in the US, several C&R...

    Started by Flyer7412‎, 02-04-2022 05:36 PM
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    03-24-2022, 12:17 AM Go to last post
  18. Example of Fazakerley L2A3 re marked by Sterling

    Here is an example of a Fazakerley manufactured L2A3 remarked and sold commercially by "Sterling" as a Mk4. currently for sale at D&B Militaria in...

    Started by Lee Enfield‎, 02-17-2022 05:37 PM
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  19. The MG08 - Inter war version

    Although my area of interest is WWI both the MG08 and MG08/15 were modified for Reichswehr inter-war period usage. Members might find this thread...

    Started by MG1918‎, 02-14-2013 12:44 AM
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  20. some Heckler& Koch MP5 images

    Although post WW2 by a large margin, being introduced in 1959 almost makes the MP5 sub-machine gun an antique in its own right. It certainly...

    Started by erik3D‎, 02-06-2022 07:18 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,861
    02-13-2022, 05:16 AM Go to last post

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