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    Straight pull, SA or FA? Suppressed? Still cool if not.



    It wouldn’t be hard to do. But a Mk5 Sterling in .45 ACP seems better and even easier to do.

    I’ve never really understood why Sterling didn’t go with .45 ACP for the Mk5. The Britishicon army had Thompsons in WW2. Ammo wasn’t an issue. It’s subsonic. Worked great in the De Lisle. Almost twice the bullet weight. That’s a lot more wallop for a round that’s moving at the same speed.

    A copy of the Mk7 Sterling was made by P.A.W.S. in .45 ACP. It uses M3 mags.
    Vincent wished it could be SA but due to our laws only straight pull........ any pics or other info on Mk7 copy? I think it would be hard to beat the Sterling 9mm mag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    Agreed on all points Vincent...would like to wring one out.
    With any luck, we should be back in the house and things should be back to normal by this time next year. Come visit us then and wring it and a few others out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigduke6 View Post
    Vincent wished it could be SA but due to our laws only straight pull........ any pics or other info on Mk7 copy? I think it would be hard to beat the Sterling 9mm mag.
    I will take some pics and post them here.

    I think the only thing better than the Sterling 9mm mag would be a .45 ACP Sterling mag. It's a shame Sterling didn't make any. The Britishicon had plenty of Thompson mags after WW2 and they're not bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincent View Post
    Come visit us then and wring it and a few others out.
    I'll need to drive so I can stop and fill up the truck with ammo...and BBQ supplies.
    Regards, Jim

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    try zib militara

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    Quote Originally Posted by philb View Post
    try zib militara
    Thanks Phil, never thought of Zib, The reason behind the M3 mag was there normally cheaper than Thompson ones but looking at Zib they do a good deal on Thompson 30 rd ones and the 20 round ones would be the perfect size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    I'll need to drive so I can stop and fill up the truck with ammo...and BBQ supplies.
    Sounds good. There's plenty of good BBQ around here.

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    Some pics of the PAWS ZX7 (Sterling Mk7 copy)

    It uses modified M3 mags. I will probably fix it so they donít need the mod. They still work in the M3 but they feel loose and rattle.

    As you can see, it doesnít have sights. One technique that works fairly well is to point with your index finger where you want the rounds to go and work the trigger with your middle finger. I have big hands and it can be a bit of problem. I think I am going to convert it to a .45 ACP Mk5 Sterling copy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincent View Post
    Some pics of the PAWS ZX7 (Sterling Mk7 copy)

    It uses modified M3 mags. I will probably fix it so they don’t need the mod. They still work in the M3 but they feel loose and rattle.

    As you can see, it doesn’t have sights. One technique that works fairly well is to point with your index finger where you want the rounds to go and work the trigger with your middle finger. I have big hands and it can be a bit of problem. I think I am going to convert it to a .45 ACP Mk5 Sterling copy.
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    Oh! That's exactly what I am thinking about doing. Guess I could send it to John and have him do it.


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