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Achtung Spitfire! posted a topic in De-activated and Antique Guns, Munitions and FuzesJust a quick snap shot of the various different designs of Sten Gun magazines. I think I have the complete set here but if anyone knows of any different designs let me know. The one on the left is the earliest variant as far as I know. Note only the fourth mag has open witness holes. Witness holes allowed the user to get an idea of how many rounds were left in a magazine. Note the witness holes have been soldered closed on the left hand mag. This was the practise in places like North.Africa. It was done to keep the sand out. They are known as soldered mags. Soldered Thompson mags with an unsoldered mag on the right.
Achtung Spitfire! posted a topic in De-activated and Antique Guns, Munitions and FuzesProbably my favourite deactivated SMG in my collection.In nice original condition. Manufactured in the millions. A crude but effective 9mm weapon and much much cheaper to produce than the Thompson. 32 round magazine but filling to capacity regularly caused jams so 28 rounds was the recommended mag load. Pretty hard to come by in the UK these days. Complete with silencer. This would only be used on semi auto.