BACKGROUND: The Mk 5 Sten gun was a development of the Mk 2. It was far less 'austere' in construction than its predecessor; featuring front and rear pistol grips and a wooden butt. Quality control over the manufacturing process was more strictly applied. As a result a Mk 5 took about twice as many man-hours to manufacture as a Mk 2. This change reflects Britain's improved position with regard to armaments by the time production of the Mk 5 commenced in February 1944. The Mk 5 Sten was assembled at two Royal Ordnance Factories: Theale, in Berkshire and Fazakerley in Lancashire. (Source Imperial War Museum UK)

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: With an overall length of 78cm, its short barrel, is partially housed in a tubular sleeve, which has five circular perforations to it. A tube of the same circumference as this sleeve extends back from it and comprises the body. "Sten Mk 7 M/78" is stamped to the top of the magazine receiver. A horizontal groove runs along the right side of the body of the submachine gun, for the bolt. A raised tab to the top of the body at its end has a circular sight to it. The trigger housing is beneath the body, to the left side of which is a button with "R" stamped to it, with "A" stamped to a similar button to the right side. Wooden grip and stock. Cocks but does not click. Original 1944 dated sling is included. Scarce.

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