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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2004 23:27 pm 
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I believe the MK5 sten to be definitive for all Normandy and post airborne engagements, was the MK5 particularly in use amongst line infanteers though? I reckon the lifespan of the MK2 was extended into infantry use.

In other words could I use one for both?

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We took a MkV Sten to an XXI IPC Veteran's reunion a while ago.
They all said they "never had those, we had something similar, without the wood and with a t-shaped stock"
One of us dug out a MkII, and they all agreed THAT was all they ever had.

Odd, seeing as there are photo's taken at Arnhem/Oosterbeek with these same chaps using MkVs. "Only a few of us had them, most of us still had what we were first issued with, or Schmeissers we picked up" was the repy.

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Sorry, I digressed there for a moment...

MkV Stens for regular line infantry use was extremely rare, if ever, during WWII.
Airborne use of MkII Stens however, would be acceptable.

So.. if you only buy one Sten for both, make it a MkII.

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Tim,
Most infantry units were Issued with Mk. IIs and when these were withdrawn they were all given Mk.III Stens - Initial in Airborne was as I'm sure you know the Mk.II which was issued until the Mk.V came around. But Infantry were not issued the Mk.V


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Tim refers to the Mk II Sten being withdrawn from the infantry. What's the story behind this? I thought it was just superceded by the Mk III in production, but remained in use wherever it was issued.


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Yes, I can't find anything to suggest the MkII was ever withdrawn, just production switched to the MkIII (which was ready in time for D-Day)

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Apologies Gents :

I think I goofed there - meant to say as you have pointed out that it was superseded on the production line by Mk.III.

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Geronimo wrote:
Tim,
Most infantry units were Issued with Mk. IIs and when these were withdrawn they were all given Mk.III Stens - Initial in Airborne was as I'm sure you know the Mk.II which was issued until the Mk.V came around. But Infantry were not issued the Mk.V


Hi guys,
I'm trying to get hold of a blank-firing MkII/III sten.
just been offered a "hudson made" sten - this a PFC firing one?
Anyone know where I could pick one up?

Mike


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Geronimo wrote:
Tim,
Most infantry units were Issued with Mk. IIs and when these were withdrawn they were all given Mk.III Stens - Initial in Airborne was as I'm sure you know the Mk.II which was issued until the Mk.V came around. But Infantry were not issued the Mk.V


Hi guys,
I'm trying to get hold of a blank-firing MkII/III sten.
just been offered a "hudson made" sten - this a PFC firing one?
Anyone know where I could pick one up?

Mike


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Aaaaah - Paul. That's right i thing i remember seeing you with a sten a few times! Yeah - the Hudson certainly look nice, but there again so does the marushin MP40!
I had geard that someone in the UK had been knocking-out pretty good sten's...they're not exactly rocket-science are they,

Speak soon,

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Chris Collins here again
(from portishead)
I own a MkII blank firing sten , i bought mine from a woman called wendy in south wales ,FULL STEEL CONSTRUCTION)
SCRATCH BUILT , Cost me £350 , fires like a treat , and reliable
bad points are its EXTREMELY loud , to the point it hurts , and it will fire
Winmag only , anything else will blow it to bits
e-mail me at cstuka72@aol.com and i will forward her number,
she also advertises in Gunmart
Hope this is of help
Chris Collins
Glosters reg 29Bge wessex Div 1944-53
Ex Blackwatch,KP1, WARS,Axis42


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Hello Paul , you probably dont reconise me but ive been at this a fair while, as a german, be warned now ive swapped sides (yes what a traiter i am ) ,ive met you a couple of times so you,ll know me by eye sight.
(you mended my MP34 at Merryworth in the shack(smokers cabin)
couple of years ago
just to say Ive a Piat with your name on it , ha har :twisted: :D :D


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