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Forum: Other LMG/HMG and SMG Forum

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, 02-08-2013 11:33 PM
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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, 02-08-2013 11:43 PM
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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 08:45 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 05:19 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 06:27 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 12:16 PM
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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...

    Started by Badger‎, 02-06-2011 03:38 PM
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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 10:35 AM
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    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...

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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. Highest known Sterling L34A1 - Mk5 ?

    Here are the two currently highest known serial numbered commercial Sterling Mk5's serial # 1597 & # S 4212. The (Guns of Dagenham) book estimates...

    Started by Lee Enfield‎, 07-27-2016 01:25 PM
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  2. Johnson LMG book

    Does anyone have a copy of the "Johnson Rifles and machine guns..." book by Bruce N Canfield? I understand it has a section on US marine and FSSF...

    Started by BurtonP‎, 05-30-2024 10:25 AM
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    06-23-2024, 11:27 AM Go to last post
  3. Chinese? star on Sten Mk 5

    Hi all, I picked up a Sten Mk 5, which on examination has a star on the butt assembly button. Despite it being an incomplete stamping I think it's a...

    Started by BurtonP‎, 05-22-2024 11:30 AM
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    05-23-2024, 03:50 PM Go to last post
  4. Trying to locate sten parts and Reising mag

    Hey friends been a lurker for years trying to locate a sten mk2 bolt and barrel and reising magazine (s) in Canada , I have some good 5/30 sten mags...

    Started by BIGCHUCK‎, 01-04-2024 10:14 PM
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    05-22-2024, 04:51 PM Go to last post
  5. Sten SMG: Pinnacle of Simplicity

    I Ran across this looking for something else. A bit of light reading on the Easter Sunday. Happy Easter to all.. Link to article --> ...

    Started by usabaker‎, 03-31-2024 01:19 PM
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  6. Bowman Arms M2HB

    This is cross posted on another forum. I put everything else on hold to get this M2HB parts kit from Bowman Arms. Its an AC Spark Plug, Div. of GM....

    Started by SNAFU22‎, 03-10-2024 08:28 PM
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  7. The M85 tank machine gun

    US Ordnance started looking for a replacement for the Browning M2 50 cal m/g near the end of the Korean War. By 1959, they had the T175E2 adopted as...

    Started by RCS‎, 03-16-2024 11:00 PM
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    03-17-2024, 11:49 AM Go to last post
  8. Transferrable Vickers MkI for sale

    A little beyond my purchasing power currently but an opening bid of $54,000.00 will put you in the running to purchase a live, transferrable Vickers...

    Started by Sapper740‎, 12-22-2023 04:12 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    12-23-2023, 04:46 AM Go to last post
  9. No. 8, Sterling or anything else?

    I bought this bayonet in a British auction in the 80th: It was sold as Bayonet No. 8, but it is totally unmarked. My main problem wtih this was...

    Started by Melanie_Daniels‎, 11-14-2023 09:25 AM
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    11-17-2023, 11:58 AM Go to last post
  10. MG Fire Simulator? Seen on eBay UK

    I haven't seen one of these before, what the vendor is claiming to be a MG fire simulator. I would have thought that another possibility for this...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 09-21-2023 09:17 AM
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    09-25-2023, 12:45 PM Go to last post
  11. Saw a 30.06 Lewis Gun for sale over the weekend at a Fla Gunshow.

    Saw a 30.06 Lewis Gun for sale over the weekend at a Fla Gunshow. Sure, looked nice. Not the normal .303 either. 2 problems! 1st was $10,000!...

    Started by 42rocker‎, 08-16-2023 11:48 AM
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  12. Repro MP44 Mags

    Do any of the various repro MP44 mags out there work properly? I hear the Keep Shooting mags are reliable and work well but sadly they are sold...

    Started by hatrick‎, 07-10-2023 04:54 PM
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  13. JUST A HEADS UP ON MP44 MAGS

    CHECK OUT THE MP44 REPO MAGS AT NUMRICH THIS WEEKEND.I BOUGHT THREE MORE. I BOUGHT ONE A COUPLE WEEKS AGO AT $89 SEEMS LIKE GOOD MAGS THEY ARE NOW...

    Started by HENRY B‎, 11-25-2017 02:08 PM
    heads, mags, mp44
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    07-01-2023, 12:54 PM Go to last post
  14. Sten Mk 5 - unusual markings?

    I've come across a sten mk 5 with only one serial number on the mag well. There is no serial number on the underside of the front sight or on the...

    Started by Agr272‎, 05-08-2023 07:28 PM
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    05-20-2023, 07:04 PM Go to last post
  15. 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, 02-13-2013 11:44 PM
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  16. 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 06:38 AM
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    04-13-2023, 03:36 PM Go to last post
  17. 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 03:19 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-17-2023, 09:09 PM Go to last post
  18. Lewis Gun Bipod Needed

    Does anyone have a spare Lewis gun bipod. Never thought it could happen but the spring steel top band snapped where it is riveted to the lower frame....

    Started by hatrick‎, 03-04-2023 01:16 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-04-2023, 01:50 PM Go to last post
  19. Loading a New Belt onto a Belt-Fed MG

    How many belt-fed machine guns are like the Browning 50 cal. mg in that the cocking handle has to be pulled back twice after loading a new belt of...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 02-27-2023 09:37 AM
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    03-02-2023, 01:48 PM Go to last post
  20. Canadian Sten Slings

    I have a Canadian manufactured adjustable Sten sling. Unlike British slings the Canadian sling had a D ring in place of the oval shaped ring. I...

    Started by gbalke‎, 12-20-2022 09:32 PM
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