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    Repro Sten's, Opinions?

    I like to do demos around Veterans Day and for obvious reasons, sub-machine guns and machine guns are lacking in my inventory. I do have a semi PPS43, a semi Thompson and a work in progress semi Soumi but that's the extent of my inventory.

    Came across an all metal Sten display model yesterday that sounds good with a working bolt/trigger assembly and a removable magazine and the price isn't horrible at $150. Supposed to be actual weight, etc but none of it is actual Sten parts. Magazine maybe with the spring removed.

    STEN GUN MKII REPLICA

    Anyone have one that they can give an opinion on? They make other types also but prices on those is more prohibitive.

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    I don't have one but have handled lots of this sort...and if it's all one can have to fill a spot in collection then you could, if it suits you. I still prefer the FA and original, but as we know those times seem to have flown for most.
    Regards, Jim

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    Looks ok, a few marks that look like parts may have been cast rather than machined. I also donít like the cocking handle but thatís pretty easy and cheap to replace!

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    $150 is pretty cheap when you consider what a Mk. II parts kit costs these days.

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    looks like a Spanish denix copy, made of poor quality metal, I wouldn't try to make it fire

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    Quote Originally Posted by philb View Post
    made of poor quality metal, I wouldn't try to make it fire
    He can't without going to jail...
    Regards, Jim

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    They advertise them as not interchangeable with real sten parts so never intended to be fired. It's just a mock up that has limited function for "realism". I have checked into parts kits but I don't have the ambition to do one of those. I still have the Soumi sitting here waiting on alterations so I can put it together legally.

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    Yep, not a bad reproduction. As said, I would replace the cocking handle and also perhaps carefully rework the finish removing the casting marks and repainting.

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    Thanks for the opinions. I did decide to order one. I'm never going to have an original unless I win the lottery. I got an original magazine to go along with it. If it doesn't fit, I'll at least have something original for the display.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aragorn243 View Post
    . I did decide to order one.
    Give us a look when it arrives...?
    Regards, Jim

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