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    STEN MK II Marked “ENGLAND” on Trigger Housing

    Hello all! Does anyone know if original WW2 production STEN MKII’s were ever stamped “ENGLAND” on the trigger housing. Here in the US, several C&R transferable guns seem to have that marking which definitely looks hand stamped yet I see no reference at all to it in Peter’s book. My thought is the “ENGLAND” marking was applied when guns were originally Dewatted. Here’s a link to a Morphy auction for a STEN that has the mark? https://auctions.morphyauctions.com/_N__ORIGINAL_BRITISH_STEN_MK_II_MACHINE_GUN_WITH_P-LOT490232.aspx

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    I thought the Englandicon stamp was a pre 1968 US import requirement, so stamped by the importer??

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    I think Mr Clark is right. I think this was most likely applied by Interarms pre 1968. It’s mentioned the book Deadly Business that Sam Cummings bought a lot Stens from the Britishicon government and the Finnishicon government the book Deadly Business.

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