Sten Mk Ii Serial Numbers

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Been reading Peter's Sten gun book with great interest, that it got the juices flowing that much that I bought myself a deact Sten to examine and compare. The Sten in question being ex Finish army stock, has the usual Finish features found in Peter's book, sling swivel attachments on stock and barrel nut and large ball cocking lever. I noticed that my Sten has the rolled mandrel formed body which was quite unusual, I also noticed that there is a small logo on the trigger housing, a small circle with the letters at the top inside B W 4 with 11 underneath any one know the logo. The stock is marked with a very small F with the number 15 underneath. The magazine housing has a serial number starting with the letters AG and the manufacture is B&T. The barrel is has the alignment sighting mark, otherwise an interesting piece. On a last note which most probably comes under myths and fiction section.

Sten Mk Ii Serial Numbers

I seem to remember reading that a load of 9mm ammo captured from the Italians during the early part of the North African campaign was part of the deciding factor for the Sten to be in 9mm, maybe a load of old b. Those are makers marks including the N7 that you'll probably find in the book - hopefully! As is the B&T in photo 6. The FG serial numbner prefix indicates a gun assembled at Fazakerley.

The line on the muzzle was put there to mark the TOP, after zeroing. The barrel could be rotated during zeroing and the MPI of the group closest to the aiming point at 25 yards would be indicated by marking the line at the top of the barrel. Thereafter, when the gun was stripped and cleaned, you'd assemble it with the line on top and you'd be back at the best zeroed point. I bet you wish all guns were as simple to zero as that.

Sten MK III England 9mm Semi Auto (converted 9mm full auto) 16' barrel Project Completed Gun. ** L.B and serial numbers from original Sten.

Mind you, the tern 'zeroed' was rather looose when it came to Mk2 and 3 Sten guns. Incidentally, was at a wedding yesterday of Michael Lines, the grandson of the LB owners of the factory making Mk3's. Yours has the rolled mandrel body as you mentioned, but it was different from the ones that were recalled.

Note the spot welds on your trigger sideplates, which hold in the re-enforcing. There should also be an added plate to the inside of the housing to complete a portion of the 'tube'. The recalled, and consequently destroyed stens had the mandrel formed bodies as well, but lacked the additional sideplates and re-enforcing on the trigger area. They can be easily identified by the washers added to the outside of the trigger plates in the area of the change lever, in order to get it to the right dimensions to accept the normal change lever. These stens tended to be weak and would bulge the tube around the front area of the trigger plates. It's always enjoyable looking at the myriad of markings and minor variations to these guns.

Interesting replies many thanks for your comments. Looking closely at the serial number i realize that the F is very lightly stamped looking like an A. The following pictures show a non standard fore sight which is welded in place, it looks as if its short of the dove tail recess, not sure if this is a mod. This fore sight has no dove tail but made straight.

Looking at the drawings in the book the dove tail side nearest the front, barrel side, looks to be part of the tubing rather than the solid barrel nut housing (looks like a slight design fault if relying on the dove tail fit), were there wider fore sights to fit in-case this happened and a new dove tail side re-cut or did they just weld in-place? Picture showing the trigger guard shows the guard narrowing from the width of the trigger housing and yet i have seen trigger guards the same width of the trigger housing, any reason why? Would it be much cheaper to have a straight trigger guard than a tapered one. More than likely the original forsight would have been a 2 piece construction. Two pieces back to back and the bottom was flared to make the dovetail, the examples I have had the tip of one of the pieces cut off to make it a little finer.

I'll have to see if I can get some photos. The other type used by LongBranch, Enfield and probably the earlier gun were machined from solid.

As for trigger mech covers, there are numerous versions, pressed and welded, the earliest having 2 holes for 2x 2BA fixing screws, another with the 2 holes and 2 dimples and another with just the dimples. The mag catch had 2 versions, the Mk1 was made from 2 parts riveted/welded/brazed together and the Mk2 was simply stamped from a single piece. Plate N Sheet 4 Keygen.

II (trigger mechanism cover is missing) Type Place of origin United Kingdom Service history In service 1941–1960s Used by See Wars Production history Designer Major Reginald V. Shepherd Harold J. Turpin Designed 1940 Manufacturer ROF Theale Canada (plus numerous sub-contractors making individual parts). Various Underground Resistance Group Factories.

Produced 1941– (version dependent) No. built 3.7–4.6 million (all variants, depending on source) Variants Mk. I, II, IIS, III, IV, V, VI Unit Cost $10 or £2.3 in 1942 Specifications Weight 3.2 kg (7.1 lb) (Mk. II) Length 760 mm (30 in) length 196 mm (7.7 in), version dependent; ~500-600 round/min 365 m/s (1,198 ft/s) 305 m/s (1,001 ft/s) (suppressed models) Effective firing range 100 m Feed system 32-round detachable Sights fixed peep rear, post front The STEN (or Sten gun) was a family of British chambered in and used extensively by forces throughout and the. They were notable for having a simple design and very low production cost, and so also making them effective for resistance groups. STEN is an, from the names of the weapon's chief designers, Major Reginald V. Shepherd and Harold Turpin, and EN for.

Over four million Stens in various versions were made in the 1940s. Contents • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • History [ ] The Sten emerged while Britain was engaged in the, facing invasion by Germany. The army was forced to replace weapons lost during the evacuation from while expanding at the same time. Prior to 1941 (and even later) the British were purchasing all the they could from the United States, but these did not meet demand.

American entry into the war at the end of 1941 placed an even bigger demand on the facilities making Thompsons. In order to rapidly equip a sufficient fighting force to counter the Axis threat, the,, was commissioned to produce an alternative. The credited designers were Major R. Shepherd,, Inspector of Armaments in the Design Department at The,, (later Assistant Chief Superintendent at the Armaments Design Department) and Mr. Harold John Turpin, Senior of the Design Department of the (RSAF), Enfield. Shepherd had been recalled to service after having retired and spending some time. The Sten shared design features, such as its side-mounted magazine configuration, with the 's, which was a copy of the German.

In terms of manufacture, the Lanchester was entirely different, being made of high-quality materials with pre-war fit and finish, in stark contrast to the Sten's austere execution. The Lanchester and Sten magazines were even interchangeable (though the Lanchester's magazine was longer with a 50-round capacity, compared to the Sten's 32-round capacity). The Sten used simple stamped metal components and minor welding, which required minimal machining and manufacturing.

Much of the production could be performed by small workshops, with the firearms assembled at the Enfield site. Over the period of manufacture the Sten design was further simplified: the most basic model, the Mark III, could be produced from five man-hours of work.

Some of the cheapest versions were made from only 47 different parts. It was distinctive for its bare appearance (just a pipe with a metal loop for a stock), and its horizontal magazine. The Mark I was a more finely finished weapon with a wooden foregrip and handle; later versions were generally more spartan, although the final version, the Mark V, which was produced after the threat of invasion had died down, was produced to a higher standard. The Sten has been described as: highly unreliable, prone to jamming, and inaccurate beyond 30 meters. It was unsuitable for guerrilla operations in open country because it encouraged waste of ammunition. But it was easy and cheap to produce – a gun was said to cost fifteen shillings (three quarters of a pound) – and was supplied to the (French) Resistance in huge quantities.

The Sten underwent various design improvements over the course of the war. For example, the Mark 4 cocking handle and corresponding hole drilled in the receiver were created to lock the bolt in the closed position to reduce the likelihood of accidental discharges inherent in the design. Most changes to the production process were more subtle, designed to give greater ease of manufacture and increased reliability.

Build quality ranged from quite good (Canadian production) to poor (early British production.) Sten guns of late 1942 and beyond were, in general, highly effective weapons, though complaints of accidental discharge continued throughout the war. The Sten was replaced by the from 1953 and was gradually withdrawn from British service in the 1960s. The other Commonwealth nations made or adopted their own replacements. Design [ ] The Sten was a submachine gun firing from an with a fixed firing pin on the face of the bolt.

This means the bolt remains to the rear when the weapon is cocked, and on pulling the trigger the bolt moves forward under spring pressure, stripping the round from the magazine, chambering it and firing the weapon all in the same movement. There is no breech locking mechanism, the rearward movement of the bolt caused by the recoil impulse is arrested only by the mainspring and the bolt's inertia. The basic operating principles were similar to those of the German, Russian, US and numerous other designs.

These shared similar attributes and faults; they were simple and cheap to manufacture, and put an automatic weapon into the hands of soldiers, greatly increasing the short-range firepower of the infantry, especially when the main infantry weapon was a capable of only around 15 rounds per minute and not suited for short-range combat. However, the open-bolt firing and use of pistol ammunition severely restricted accuracy, with an effective range of around 100m. Stoppages could occur due to a variety of problems: some as a result of poor maintenance, while others were particular to the Sten. Carbon buildup on the face of the breech or debris in the bolt raceway could cause a failure to fire, while a dirty chamber could cause a failure to feed. Firing the Sten by grasping the magazine with the supporting hand tended to wear the magazine catch, altering the angle of feed and causing a failure to feed - the correct method of holding the weapon was as with a rifle, the left hand cradling the fore piece, as per the picture of firing one below.

Additional problems stemmed from the Sten's magazine, which was a direct copy of the one used in the German MP-38, originally in order to facilitate the use of German 9 mm magazines. Unfortunately, this decision necessarily incorporated the Erma magazine's faults in the process. Ebook Mql4 Bahasa Indonesia Inggris. The magazine had two columns of 9 mm cartridges in a staggered arrangement, merging at the top to form a single column. While other staggered magazines, such as the Thompson, fed from both the left and right side alternately (double-column, double feed), the Sten magazine, like the MP38, required the cartridges to gradually merge at the top of the magazine to form a single column (double column, single feed). As a consequence, any dirt or foreign matter in this taper area could cause feed.

Additionally, the walls of the magazine lip had to endure the full stresses of the rounds being pushed in by the spring. This, along with rough handling could result in deformation of the magazine lips (which required a precise 8° feed angle to operate), resulting in misfeeding and a failure to fire. Modern 9 mm magazines, such as those used by the, are curved and feed both sides to avoid this problem.

If a Sten failed to feed due to jammed cartridges in the magazine, standard practice to clear it was as follows: remove magazine from Sten, tap the base of the magazine against the knee, re-insert magazine in Sten, then recocking the weapon and firing again as normal. To facilitate easier loading when attempting to push the cartridges down to insert the next one, a magazine filler tool was developed and formed part of the weapon's kit. The slot on the side of the body where the cocking knob ran was also a target of criticism, as the long opening could allow foreign objects to enter. On the other hand, a beneficial side-effect of the Sten's design was that it would fire without any lubrication. This proved useful in desert environments such as the, where oil attracted and retained dust and sand.

The open bolt design combined with cheap manufacture and rudimentary safety devices also meant the weapon was prone to accidental discharges, which proved hazardous. A simple safety could be engaged while the bolt was in the rearwards (cocked) position. However, if a Sten with a loaded magazine, with the bolt in the closed position, was dropped or the butt was knocked against the ground, the bolt could move far enough rearward to pick up a round (but not far enough to be engaged by the trigger mechanism) and the spring pressure could be enough to chamber and fire the round. The Mk 4 cocking handle was designed to prevent this by enabling the bolt to be locked in its forward position, thereby immobilising it.

Wear and manufacturing tolerances could render these safety devices ineffective. Variants [ ] Sten guns were produced in several basic marks (though the Mk I saw limited service, and the Mk IV was never issued), and nearly half of the total produced were Mark II versions. Approximately 4.5 million Stens were produced during the second world war. Mark I [ ] The first ever Mk I Sten gun (number 'T-40/1' indicating its originator Harold Turpin, the year 1940 and the serial number '1') was handmade by Turpin at the at, during December 1940/January 1941. This particular weapon is held by the historical weapons collection of the 's Infantry and in,.

The first model had a conical and fine finish. It had a wooden foregrip and forward handle (sometimes this was made of steel), as well for a section of the stock. The stock was a small tube outline, rather like the Mark II Canadian. One unique feature was that the front pistol grip could be rotated forward to make the firearm easier to stow. The barrel sleeve extended all the way to the end, where it met the flash hider. Along the top of the tube surrounding the barrel was a line of small holes and its sights were configured somewhat differently. About 100,000 were made before production switched to the Mark II.

Sten Mk I's in German possession were designated MP 748(e), the 'e' standing for englisch. Mark I* [ ] This was the first simplification of the Mk I.

The foregrip, the wooden furniture and the flash hider were removed for production expediency. Mark II [ ] The Mark II was the most common variant, with two million units produced. It was a much rougher weapon than the Mk I.

The flash eliminator and the folding handle (the grip) of the Mk I were eliminated. A removable barrel was now provided which projected 3 inches (76 mm) beyond the barrel sleeve. Also, a special catch allowed the magazine to be slid partly out of the magazine housing and the housing rotated 90 degrees counter-clockwise (from the operator's perspective), together covering the ejection opening and allowing the weapon and magazine both to lie flat on its side.

With a Sten Mk II in on 13 June 1941. The barrel sleeve was shorter and rather than having small holes on the top, it had three sets of three holes equally spaced on the shroud. To allow a soldier to hold a Sten by the hot barrel sleeve with the supporting hand, an insulating lace-on leather sleeve guard was sometimes issued. Sten Mk II's in German possession were designated MP 749(e), the 'e' signifying 'englisch'. Some Mk IIs were fitted with a wooden stock as this part was desirable and interchangeable with the Mk V. Also, the uses the receiver and components from the Sten Mk II.

Regular Mark II: • Overall length: 762 mm (30.0 in) • Barrel length: 197 mm (7.8 in) • Weight: 3.2 kg (7.1 lb) Mark II (Canadian) [ ] During a version of the Sten gun was produced at the Long Branch Arsenal in now part of. This was very similar to the regular Mark II, with a different stock ('skeleton' type instead of strut type) and improved quality of manufacture. It was first used in combat in the in 1942. Worker posing with a Sten Mk II in the factory on 26 May 1942. Mark II: • Overall length: 896 mm (35.3 in) • Barrel length: 198 mm (7.8 in) • Weight: 3.8 kg (8.4 lb) Mark III [ ] This simple design was the next most commonly produced after the Mark II. A result of the manufacturer stating it could build a modified design that was quicker and cheaper to build than the Mk II, it was a simplification of the Mk I made both in Canada and the UK.

Lines Bros Ltd was the largest manufacturer. The biggest difference from the Mark II was the unification of the receiver, ejection port, and barrel shroud that now extended farther up the barrel. The barrel was fixed and the body was welded shut along the centre of the top. Captured Sten Mk IIIs in German possession were designated MP 750(e). British paratroopers in during armed with the Sten Mk V. Introduced in 1944, the Mk V was essentially a better-quality, more elaborate version of the Mk 2. Changes included a wooden pistol grip, a vertical wooden fore grip, a wooden stock, and a bayonet mount.

There was a No4 Lee–Enfield foresight and the weapon was of better quality manufacture and finish than the Mk2 and Mk3. The Sten issued to paratroopers held seven full magazines. Another variant of the Mk V had a swivel stock and rear sight mirror intended for firing around corners in urban warfare, similar to the developed by the Germans for the. Mark VI [ ] See Suppressed Models. • Overall length: 908 mm (35.7 in) • Barrel length: 198 mm (7.8 in) • Weight: 4.5 kg (9.9 lb) Suppressed models [ ]. Sten Mk VIS () Mk IIS and Mk VI models incorporated an integral ('silencer') and had a lower muzzle velocity than the others due to a ported barrel intended to reduce velocity to below the speed of sound; 305 m/s (1,001 ft/s).

The suppressor would heat up rapidly when the weapon was fired and a canvas cover was laced around the suppressor for some protection for the firer's supporting hand. Mk IIS [ ] The Mk IIS was, as the name suggests, a suppressed version of the Mk II. Captured examples of the Sten Mk IIS in German service were designated MP 751(e). Mk VI [ ] The Mk VI (or '6') was a suppressed version of the Mk V. The Mk VI was the heaviest version due to the added weight of the suppressor, as well as using a wooden pistol grip and wooden stock. The suppressed models were produced at the request of the (SOE) for use on clandestine operations in occupied Europe, starting with the Mk IIS in 1943. Owing to their tendency to overheat, they were fired in short bursts or single shots.

In addition to its use in the European Theatre, the Mk IIS saw service with clandestine units in the Southwest Pacific Area () such as the and SOE's on operations against Imperial Japanese forces. The Sten Mk IIS was used by the party during their raid into Japanese-occupied Singapore Harbour. The Sten Mk IIS also saw service with the Australian Special Air Service (SAS) in Vietnam. Experimental models [ ] Mark II (wooden butt model) [ ] This was a standard Sten Mk.II submachine gun with a wooden butt attached in place of the wireframe steel butt used with Mk.IIs.

This wooden butt model was never put in service, likely due to the cost of producing it. Mark II (Rosciszewski model) [ ] This was a Sten Mk.II modified by Antoni Rosciszewski of Small Arms Ltd.

The magazine was mechanically operated by the breech block movement. The trigger was split into two sections, with the upper part of the trigger offering full-auto fire and a lower part offering single shots. It was very complex in design and never fielded. Mark II (pistol grip model) [ ] This was a Sten Mk.II with a wireframe pistol grip, intended for use with paratroopers.

It was compact but predictably uncomfortable to fire. Model T42 [ ] This was a Sten Mk.II modified with a 5-inch barrel and folding stock, as well as a conventional pistol grip and redesigned trigger guard. It was dubbed the 'T42' in prototype phases, but never entered service. Mark III (wooden model) [ ] This was a Sten Mk.III with a 'Lanchester' type wooden body and butt, and bayonet fittings. Sling swivels were also added. It never entered service due to the costs associated with producing it. [ ] Mark III (wooden model II) [ ] This was a Sten Mk.III entirely encased in a wooden body, with the only external metal parts being the trigger, barrel, magazine and cocking handle.

The trigger and pistol grip were in line with the magazine. The reasons for its creation are likely an experiment into increasing the comfort and handling of the weapon in freezing temperatures. Mark IV [ ] The was a smaller version which did not progress beyond the prototype stage. It was near pistol-sized and it had a different configuration with a conical flash hider, a rear pistol grip, a very light stock and a much shorter barrel. Rofsten [ ] Developed at the Royal Ordnance Factory at Fazakerley (ROF), the Rofsten was an odd Sten prototype with a redesigned magazine feed, ergonomic pistol grip, selector switch and cocking system. The weapon was cocked by pulling the small ring above the stock.

A large flash eliminator was fixed onto the barrel, and a No.5 bayonet could be fixed. It was made to a very high quality standard and had an increased rate of fire (around 900 rounds per minute).

The Rofsten was made in 1944 as a single prototype and ROF wanted to submit it to trials the next year. Despite better quality there were numerous reliability problems due to the much higher rate of fire. The budget cuts prevented the modifications and this version never got beyond the prototype stage.

Foreign-built variants and post 1945 derivatives [ ] Argentine Sten [ ]. MP 3008 copy Late in the war Germany was seeking a cheap version of the machine pistol for the. For that purpose a modified Sten was designed by and named the. The main difference was the magazine attached below the weapon.

Altogether, roughly 10,000 were produced in early 1945, just before the end of. [ ] Austen Mk I [ ] The Mark I Austen (from ' Australian Sten') was a 9mm Australian submachine gun derived from the British Sten gun developed during the by the. It externally resembled the Sten but had twin pistol grips and folding stock resembling those of the German. A Mk 2 version was also produced which was of different appearance and which made more use of die-cast components. Although 20,000 were made, the Austen never achieved the success of the competing Australian-designed, known as the 'Owen Gun'. [ ] Imperia submachine gun [ ] After the Second World War the Belgian Army was mainly equipped with a mixture of British and American submachine guns.

The army, wanting to replace them with a modern and preferably native design, tested various designs with the and licence-produced being selected. However, the Imperia was an improved Sten with a fire selector and retractable stock.

Sputter Gun [ ] A short-lived American invention developed in the 1980s, the was designed to circumvent that defined a as something that fired multiple rounds with one pull of the trigger. The Sputter Gun had no trigger, but fired continuously after loading and the pulling back of its bolt, firing until it ran out of ammunition. The gun was very short lived as the quickly reclassified it. Halcon ML-57 [ ] The was a simpler derivative of the Sten gun of Argentine origin that was fed from a vertically inserted magazine. International Ordnance MP2 [ ] During the 1970s-1980s, International Ordnance of San Antonio, Texas, United States released the MP2 machine pistol. It was intended as a more compact, simpler derivative of the British Sten gun to be used in urban guerrilla actions, to be manufactured cheaply and/or in less-than-well-equipped workshops and distributed to 'friendly' undercover forces.

Much like the pistol of World War II, it could be discarded during an escape with no substantial loss for the force's arsenal. The MP2 is a blowback-operated weapon that fires from an open bolt with an extremely high rate of fire. Cellini Dunn SM-9 [ ] The is a machine pistol of Guatemalan origin and manufactured by Cellini-Dunn IMG, Military Research Corp and Wildfire Munitions as the SM-90. It is blowback operated, firing from an open bolt and can use magazines from Ingram submachine guns inserted into a similar foregrip that can be rotated 45 and 90 degrees for left/right handed operators. The layout of the receiver is somewhat simpler than that of a Sten with its internal components light in weight enabling a very high rate of fire of 1200rpm. Its forward pistol grip can hold a spare magazine as well as handling the weapon when firing. Pleter 91 [ ] The was created in 1991 when the breakup of in the midst of emerging war left the newly formed Republic of Croatia with small number of military firearms.

Since the prevented the Croatian military from legally buying them on open market (so they were mostly obtained on the world black market, but with significantly higher price and sometimes of questionable quality), to fulfill the immediate need for arms, they tried to resort on quick and simple locally made designs. Despite having a vertical magazine well (designed to accept 32-round double-feed direct copy of magazine, rather than original single-feed Sten-type magazine), analogies with the Sten include a striking resemblance in the barrel assembly and in the bolt and recoil spring. In addition, this gun also fires from an open bolt, and is further simplified by removing fire mode selector or any safety. SaskSten [ ] SMG International in Canada manufactured reproductions of the Sten in six variants. Staged photograph: A armed with Sten Mk II SMG, France, 1944.

Canadian infantry battalions in northwest Europe retained spare Sten guns for special missions and the Canadian Army reported a surplus of the weapons in 1944. The Sten saw use even after the economic crunch of, replacing the Royal Navy's submachine guns into the 1960s, and was used in the, including specialist versions for. It was slowly withdrawn from British Army service in the 1960s and replaced by the; Canada also phased out Sten, replacing it with the. The Sten was one of the few weapons that the could produce domestically during the. Even before the declaration of the State of Israel, the had been producing Stens for the; after the declaration, Israel continued making Stens for use.

The opposing side also used (mostly British-made) Stens, particularly the irregular and semi-regular. In the 1950s came into use in the for weapons—Stens were then known as L50 (Mk II), L51 (Mk III) and L52 (Mk V). One of the last times the Sten was used in combat during British service was with the during the of 1956–1962. In foreign service, the Sten was used in combat at least as recently as the. In 1971 various marks of Stens were used by guerilla fighters during the. A number of Stens were in limited use by the US during the, including c.

1971, by the. In 1984, Indian prime minister was by two of her bodyguards, of whom fired the entire magazine (30 bullets) of his Sten at point-blank range of which 27 hit her. In the and the, both nationalists and communists used the Sten.

Some Stens were converted by the communists to 7.62×25mm by using the magazine housing from a to accept curved PPS magazines. An example of such a conversion is on display at the Imperial War Museum, London. The acquired moderate numbers of Stens in the late 1950s, mainly Mk. III versions. Refurbishment at the Arsenal included of the arms. Stens in Finnish service saw limited usage by conscripts (notably ) and were mostly stockpiled for use in a future mobilization. During the movement in 1994 some Zapatista soldiers were armed with Sten guns.

• •: Used by the Albanian National Liberation Army during WW2. The weapons were supplied by the British SOE • • • • • • • •: praised the Canadian Sten Gun in his 1958 interview with • • • •: Used by Czechoslovak troops for; the assassination of.

The gun jammed and failed to fire. • •: Used by the Danish resistance movements like and •:76 115 MK 2s and 3s bought in 1957-58, used until replaced by assault rifles. •: Used during WW2 by the forces, the and some captured from the Resistance were used by the pro-German French militia • • • •: Used in the Indonesian War of Independence. •: Used in the. • (Used by the; soldiers made use of captured exemplars). • • • (Used by the regular police paramilitary GSU, army paratroopers replaced by G3A3/4, M4 and HK416) • (Used by the and the -sponsored irregular during the. • • • • •: Used some captured Stens during WW2, under the designations MP 748 (e) for the Mark I to MP 751 (e) for the Mark V.

From late 1944, they produced an almost identical copy for home defence: the • • •: Used by the Norwegian resistance, 1940-1945. The guns came to the resistance groups by air (supply drops).

Mainly dropped by the, in deep forests and wilderness. • • Used by the Recognized Guerrilla Units during and the under the and. • Used by and main resistance army in occupied Poland - the (Home Army).

Majority of resistance's Stens was dropped to Poland in SOE's supply drops, but part of Polish Stens was produced in occupied country. Polish engineers also designed their own Sten version -. After war used by many anti-communist partisans groups -.

• / • • •: The purchased 168 guns in 1950. •: Used by North Vietnam soldiers in the • • • •: Suppressed Stens used during Vietnam War (used by American special forces). • () • (used by the Chetniks during World War II; In Yugoslav Armed Forces () until the late 1940s) Gallery [ ] •.