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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 MG08/15

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

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

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  1. The Sterling Armament Company

    If you have any interest in the Sterling SMG, or it's predecessors, the Patchett and Lanchester, then this book should be on your shopping list. ...

    Started by Roy W‎, 01-20-2021 04:12 PM
    armament, company, sterling
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  2. 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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  3. Vickers MG Study: L1053 with battle damage

    In the next episode of our 'gun study' series, we take a look at .303-inch Mark I 'L 1053' that dates to June 1915. This gun is particularly...

    Started by Richard Fisher‎, 01-12-2021 10:16 AM
    battle, damage, great war, l1053, machine gun, machine gun corps, study, vickers, world war one
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  4. Reising Model type ?

    Found these 2 pictures I thought were pretty interesting. I believe this is a Reising, but I don't recall ever seeing the folding stock and I...

    Started by painter777‎, 12-31-2020 04:26 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    01-09-2021, 09:11 PM Go to last post
  5. Evolution of the #VickersMG spare parts box, case and wallet contents 1914-1960

    In this long video we track the development of the spares and tools carried with the Vickers machine gun (in British, Empire and Dominion service)...

    Started by Richard Fisher‎, 01-05-2021 05:53 AM
    #vickersmg, box, british, case, contents, evolution, machine gun, medium machine gun, parts, spare, spares, vickers, wallet
    • Replies: 1
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    01-06-2021, 06:20 AM Go to last post
  6. Yugo M72 manual

    Looking for YUGO M72 LMG manual, would prefer digital, but print will do. Anyone know where to find such a thing? Thanks in advance.

    Started by jdmcomp‎, 12-30-2020 10:41 AM
    m72, manual, yugo
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  7. Vickers MG Questions & Answers

    As part of our ongoing series of videos, we're doing a monthly Q&A video where you pose the questions and I'll do the research to answer them (thanks...

    Started by Richard Fisher‎, 11-25-2020 03:56 PM
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    12-30-2020, 05:44 AM Go to last post
  8. Radial Anti-Aircraft Mounting 1944 (#VickersMG photo analysis)

    A pair of Vickers MGs mounted on the Radial Anti-Aircraft Mounting. In use with Australian troops in Queensland. This was a standard 'ack-ack' mount...

    Started by Richard Fisher‎, 12-16-2020 06:29 AM
    #vickersmg, 1944, analysis, antiaircraft, mounting, photo, radial
    • Replies: 6
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    12-16-2020, 02:19 PM Go to last post
  9. Owen Gun

    We recently lost a fellow member from New Zealand, Mike O' Hanlon. He wanted me to share his words and a picture he sent with the Sten guys. ...

    Started by painter777‎, 11-02-2020 04:04 PM
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    12-15-2020, 05:41 PM Go to last post
  10. Vickers MG Study: B2240 Australian Mk I with a previous life

    Our next #VickersMG gun study where we look closely at one of the guns in the collection. This one is an Australian-made Mark I gun but it didn't...

    Started by Richard Fisher‎, 12-08-2020 07:05 AM
    australian, b2240, life, previous, study, vickers
    • Replies: 0
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    12-08-2020, 07:05 AM Go to last post
  11. Sterling number info?

    Just got a parts kit (demilled). L2A3 Wondering if anyone here can help me with a little history. KR105511

    Started by 8man1320‎, 11-17-2020 07:55 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    12-06-2020, 01:58 PM Go to last post
  12. MG42 units produced by each Manufacturer - help please!

    Good evening everyone, I researched about the MG42 units produced by each manufacturer during wartime, but couldnt find a significant thing... ...

    Started by Sir T. Woolridge‎, 12-05-2020 03:29 PM
    manufactured, manufacturer, manufacturers, mg42, produced, units, units produced
    • Replies: 0
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    12-05-2020, 03:29 PM Go to last post
  13. Replacing a Vickers MG tripod pin ‘feather’

    A common repair needed for the Mark IV mounting of the Vickers machine gun. The 'feather' is the small locking pin on the crosshead and elevating...

    Started by Richard Fisher‎, 11-22-2020 09:50 AM
    pin, replacing, tripod, vickers, ‘feather’
    • Replies: 0
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    11-22-2020, 09:50 AM Go to last post
  14. Steyr-Hahn Model 1912 pistol converted to full auto

    I found some interesting photos on the internet that show the Steyr-Hahn Model 1912 pistol that was converted to full auto in 1916. Also included...

    Started by RCS‎, 11-07-2020 09:37 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    11-08-2020, 10:46 PM Go to last post
  15. Vickers MG study: H 5529 (and the Vickers machine gun mechanism)

    Here we take a closer look at one specific gun in the collection. This time it's H 5529 - a 1918 gun with a smooth barrel casing. An added bonus with...

    Started by Richard Fisher‎, 11-03-2020 01:57 PM
    5529, gun, machine, machine gun, mechanism, skeletonised, study, vickers
    • Replies: 0
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    11-03-2020, 01:57 PM Go to last post
  16. Vickers MG videos and info

    Good day all, Some of you might well be aware of our YouTube channel and Patreon pages but I wanted to share it specifically as we’re adding much...

    Started by Richard Fisher‎, 10-12-2020 03:00 PM
    info, vickers, videos
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 550
    10-30-2020, 06:29 AM Go to last post
  17. MG08/15 help with markings

    Hi everyone! My store got a few toys in and we are trying to figure out some information about them and their markings! We are cleaning some of...

    Started by samurighost‎, 08-22-2020 03:18 PM
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    10-20-2020, 06:33 PM Go to last post
  18. MG08 help required

    Hi all I posted this in the new member post but I will post again here. I am a new member and have never been much of a militaria guy, however...

    Started by highburn‎, 07-20-2020 12:33 PM
    mg08, required
    • Replies: 4
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    10-09-2020, 06:33 AM Go to last post
  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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    • Replies: 19
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    10-08-2020, 09:00 AM Go to last post
  20. Lanchester Mk1 SMG

    Is there a forum member out there with a photo of a unmodifed Mk1 Lanchester SMG? Every Mk1 I've seen has been modified to Mk1* standard, I can't...

    Started by Brit plumber‎, 04-07-2010 08:22 AM
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    09-24-2020, 05:54 PM Go to last post

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