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    One of the most widely recognized Stens of the second world war was the sten Mk II. It fired 9mm ammuniton from a twenty to thirty-two box magizine. It was loaded at the side. And made of stamped sheet metal. there were two types of stocks the skelton which was canadian, and the other was British. It could be fitted with a silencer. My question is who used these the most in the british military.
    Peter Williams

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    Re: Sten MK II

    Originally posted by panzerboy
    One of the most widely recognized Stens of the second world war was the sten Mk II. It fired 9mm ammuniton from a twenty to thirty-two box magizine. It was loaded at the side. And made of stamped sheet metal. there were two types of stocks the skelton which was canadian, and the other was British. It could be fitted with a silencer. My question is who used these the most in the british military.
    The weapon was so widely distributed that is a hard question to answer. It was used by airborne and ground forces, plus many were dropped into occupied europe for the use by the various resistance groups. The fact it could be rapidily broken down and concealed made it ideal for this purpose.
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    • #3
      Sten Guns

      Everybody used the Sten guns. From the Royal Navy to the Commandoes to the Paras. If I had to pick one force who used it the most I'd have to say the Corps of Military Police. Cause I don't think I ever saw a photo of a RMP during WWII who wasn't armed with a revolver and Sten Gun.


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      • #4
        bayonet on sten

        You could put a bayonet on a the MK II, what was the purpose for this?
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        • #5
          Re: bayonet on sten

          Originally posted by panzerboy
          You could put a bayonet on a the MK II, what was the purpose for this?
          Maybe one of our British friends might offer some insight into that accessory.
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          • #6
            Good idea Lance

            Anyone in the U.K. Area know why the British troops atached spike Bayonets to their Sten MK IIs?
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            • #7
              Re: Good idea Lance

              Originally posted by panzerboy
              Anyone in the U.K. Area know why the British troops atached spike Bayonets to their Sten MK IIs?

              Probably to open the cans of tinned beef. . Seriously, there is no real reason to fix a bayonet to an SMG other then "tradition".


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              • #8
                bayonet on sten

                Any other resons for attaching a spike bayonet to a close quarters combat weapon?
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                • #9
                  Did it help with weight/balance/muzzle rise?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Jim H. Moreno
                    Did it help with weight/balance/muzzle rise?
                    *I* wouldn't think so. If anything it'd seem to throw the weight/balance off. But I honestly don't know why they'd put a bayonet on a Sten gun.
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                    • #11
                      British idea

                      Maybe it was one of those British customs. NO OFFENSE TO ANYONE IN THE U.K.!!!!!!!!!
                      Peter Williams

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                      • #12
                        Maybe the brits just got jealous of the KAR and wanted a bayonette of their own.
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                        • #13
                          SCUUD

                          Thats a real long shot but not impossible too think of!!!
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                          • #14
                            Re: Sten MK II

                            Originally posted by panzerboy
                            My question is who used these the most in the british military.
                            One purpose it was widely used for was arming the resistance movements throughout Europe.
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                              Re: Good idea Lance

                              Originally posted by panzerboy
                              Anyone in the U.K. Area know why the British troops atached spike Bayonets to their Sten MK IIs?
                              Erm...just because they could?

                              I dunno - I'll try and find out though.

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