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    recent Sten MkII"S" sale in US

    Lot Detail - (N) EXCEPTIONALLY RARE ORIGINAL WORLD WAR II ERA STEN MARK II S (SILENCED) STEN MACHINE GUN (CURIO AND RELIC).


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    Long Branch 1944-1945 tube
    Brit S&S mag well (not marked as "S")
    Mk6 pattern silencer without apparent Brit inspectors markings - probably a MACV-SOG (US in Vietnam) can rather than WW2

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    But how original is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying10uk View Post
    But how original is it?
    To quote a friend of mine "...there is nothing more dangerous to a firearm's finish condition than an Englishman with a metal stamp set..."

    I'm pretty sure it is a Vietnam era US MACV-SOG silencer.


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    The "stamping" on the side of the receiver looks like it was done "on Saturday morning in the garden shed".

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    I agree that the gun is a bitser, with the Canadianicon main casing, Brit mag. housing and stock. The suppressor unit is not the same as the Mk. 6 unit detailed in "The Sten Machine Carbine", and is most certainly not a IIS unit.
    I doubt that it is a civilian assembly. Something set up by/for MACV-SOG would be a reasonable. It might also explain how it got into the US and registered. The stamping on the left side of the trigger box relates to when it was first registered in the US.
    I was impressed with how quiet it was when Ian demonstrated it. Microphone pickup can be a bit deceiving, but the action noise wasn't drowned out by the shot.

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    That’s a real mix master and the only originality is the parts that are in it. I hope it wasn’t bought in the belief it was a genuine suppressed STEN.


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