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    Sten MK5 sling swivel

    Does anyone know when the sling swivel on the MK5 Sten gun was changed to the small triangle type ? Im putting the finishing touches on a Sten MKVI that I built on a registered York tube and realized my sling doesnít attach due to the sling swivel being a small triangle instead of the larger oval one.

    Hereís the Sten , Iím working on the silencer unit and hope to get it done soon. I have a reproduction suppressor cover from HT&C in Englandicon. The silencer unit will be 1.5Ē diameter and 13 inches long. Itís not a direct copy but will be very close externally.

    I donít know how to imbed images here to here is a link to my build so far.



    https://www.ar15.com/forums/Armory/MKII-Sten-to-MKVI-conversion-NEW-05-12-2021-update/22-522718/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homealone1 View Post
    Does anyone know when the sling swivel on the MK5 Sten gun was changed to the small triangle type ? Im putting the finishing touches on a Sten MKVI that I built on a registered York tube and realized my sling doesn’t attach due to the sling swivel being a small triangle instead of the larger oval one.

    Here’s the Sten , I’m working on the silencer unit and hope to get it done soon. I have a reproduction suppressor cover from HT&C in Englandicon. The silencer unit will be 1.5” diameter and 13 inches long. It’s not a direct copy but will be very close externally.

    I don’t know how to imbed images here to here is a link to my build so far.

    https://www.ar15.com/forums/Armory/M...ate/22-522718/
    You are trying to install your sling wrong.

    My understanding is that you reverse the sling direction on the "S" guns and attach the coiled loop to the butt stock and wrap the (ordinarily) butt end around the can.

    I've seen several MkII's converted to Mk5, but you actually filled and relocated the cocking handle safety notch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Enfield View Post
    You are trying to install your sling wrong.

    My understanding is that you reverse the sling direction on the "S" guns and attach the coiled loop to the butt stock and wrap the (ordinarily) butt end around the can.

    I've seen several MkII's converted to Mk5, but you actually filled and relocated the cocking handle safety notch!
    It was a lot of work . I spent over 20 hours with hand files. John is an amazing welder . Canít even tell

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    Have you got the correct block to fit? You need a Mk2 block for a Mk5/6. The Mk2 would have had a Mk1* block originally.

    Or is it a completely new semi bolt? It may still need modifying to Mk2 standard.

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    What do you mean by block ? I havenít heard that term before.

    Edit: after doing some digging I see the brits call the bolt a block! the more I learn the more I realize I have a lot more to learn!

    The bolt is a standard Sten MK5 bolt , it is a live registered machine gun.
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