Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Sten Gun

I really enjoy the "Forgotten Weapons" videos on YouTube.  A nice mix of history, technical details, and advertising for a high end gun auction company.  This one about the history of British submachine development emphasized the extreme cost reduction engineering that went into the Sten gun.  As he was field stripping it, I suddenly realized why these have been popular for illegal manufacture.  The receiver is like an ultra-simplified M3 grease gun.

1 comment:

Will said...

Not left-hander friendly. Still, you can easily hit the narrow end of a barn with it. Not my first choice of a subgun for combat, but certainly not my last. (that would be the MAC-10. Even with a suppressor for a handle, you would have difficulty hitting the broad side of a barn, from the inside)