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    Britishicon made casing but the mag housing, looking at the underside is so bad, even by Sten standards, that I think that it is Pakistani. No markings underneath and just look at the size of the rectangular slot for the mag catch to go through. The catch would be a totally sloppy fit - as would the magazine! Or as we would say, like throwing a sausage down the high street........, although I don't suppose that they throw many sausages in Pakistan! That mark on the breech block is a crown on its side

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Laidlericon View Post
    although I don't suppose that they throw many sausages in Pakistan!
    Only Quorn ones Peter!

    I'm amazed that anyone would go to the trouble of making a new mag housing for a Mk5, when its so simple to strip one from a surp mk2 Sten, they must have been knee deep in surplus Mk2 Stens in the 1960's!
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    Yep, I agree but just another opinion worth floating about


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    A little late to the sausage party but I looked at a lot of the ex POFicon Mk5s and found they were all ex Britishicon but with a myriad of markings and replacement parts. Even the butts had been marked with a POF stencil in yellow. They all had a NATO style serial number, most had the shallow Brit engraving removed.

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