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Old 02-15-2012, 11:06 PM   #1
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OK, I'm sorry that I've only just thought of posting this project here - it has been under construction for some time now.

The background:

During his National Service (in the 1940's) my father had an "experience" with a Sten gun. The incident became part of the family folk law and in a rash moment I offered to make a model of the Sten for my father.

The project was well underway - I completed the research and drew the appropriate drawings and had started the actual construction but my father passed away before the model was finished and my work on the task ground to a halt.

I re-discovered the model a little while ago and decided to finish it.





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Old 02-15-2012, 11:09 PM   #2
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Hi Ian,

Cool, my friend trades in miniatures....and a well known member here makes some.

What caliper are you modeling? 22?

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Old 02-15-2012, 11:23 PM   #3
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Hi Dave,

Legislation in the UK is such that the model is non-functional.

The chamber is 4.5mm and the barrel is drilled through at 2mm diameter (just so I can poke arod down the barrel to dislodge anything that got jammed into the 4.5mm chamber......)

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Old 02-15-2012, 11:26 PM   #4
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Hi Dave,

Legislation in the UK is such that the model is non-functional.

The chamber is 4.5mm and the barrel is drilled through at 2mm diameter (just so I can poke arod down the barrel to dislodge anything that got jammed into the 4.5mm chamber......)

Ian.

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Old 02-15-2012, 11:29 PM   #5
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OK

Here in the states it is generally frowned upon....ie illegal...to make a machine gun without a "constructor's license", but you can get the paperwork sorted and do so.

I'm very interested in this project...I'll be watching along....but you have piqued my interest about your father and his run in!...


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Old 02-16-2012, 12:04 AM   #6
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That looks to be a neat little memento to be passed down. It looks like you've got a pretty good grip on it, but if you need anything from drawings, I can probably scratch some up.

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Old 02-16-2012, 12:34 AM   #7
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The Sten gun was a classic example of 'you get what you pay for'.
They cost less than $3.00 to produce during WWII.

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Old 02-16-2012, 08:20 PM   #8
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Some more pictures of the Sten.

The magazine collar.

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Old 02-16-2012, 08:33 PM   #9
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The casing assembly and the casing with the barrel.

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Old 02-16-2012, 08:52 PM   #10
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The bolt and bolt handle



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