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Sten mods and upgrades

Postby Dom_e » Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:47 pm

I've done quite a few Sten mods now, several of which revolve around battery access. My first Sten mod some people on here may remember as the temporary MkV kit. This had a buttplate that could be rotated to replace the battery. Although the MkV is a stunner, for most games it wouldn't technically be 'correct' and it isn't quite right for re-enactment.
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I personally wanted a loop stock, and made a flat steel one with a battery clip, concealing the stick battery in a canvas sock.
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Re: Sten mods and upgrades

Postby Dom_e » Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:55 pm

I did do a pistol grip, but I'm still at a loss of how to fit a battery in it!

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Recently I did a Safety switch, which may interest people whose sites require a safety catch! https://youtu.be/o-fzO_jxpVs

And recently I fancied using the T-stock for a few games but didn't want to have to use a tool and an easy to lose screw to change batteries in the field. So I made this knurled head bolt so that it can be screwed and unscrewed by hand and, though I say so myself, looks a damned sight better than the hex head screw!

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I'm working on a MKI Sten kit, but thought these may interest you all for now...
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Re: Sten mods and upgrades

Postby Pete_59 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:15 pm

Dom_e wrote:I did do a pistol grip, but I'm still at a loss of how to fit a battery in it!


When I fitted a skeleton stock to mine I put a LiPo battery in the reciever tube behind the gearbox, this is where the original Viva stens had their batteries.
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Re: Sten mods and upgrades

Postby McVickers » Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:36 am

Pete_59 wrote:
Dom_e wrote:I did do a pistol grip, but I'm still at a loss of how to fit a battery in it!


When I fitted a skeleton stock to mine I put a LiPo battery in the receiver tube behind the gearbox, this is where the original Viva stens had their batteries.


Ditto.

If you want to use your pistol grip stock or your loop-frame stock without large batteries in canvas pouches, try using a LiPo in the body - search these forums for the topic discussing the best LiPo sizes/dimensions for doing so.
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Re: Sten mods and upgrades

Postby Dom_e » Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:18 pm

Cheers fellas, trying to avoid switching over to lipos just yet. One day I will when I have the funds to!
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Re: Sten mods and upgrades

Postby Iceman » Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:51 pm

Actually they're quite cheap. The most expensive purchase is the charger, mine set me back 40€ (~31 £). The batteries themselves are way cheaper than the old NiHM in my experience (try shopping at RC-stores, just swap out the connectors yourself and save a bunch of money).
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Re: Sten mods and upgrades

Postby Pete_59 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:33 pm

Iceman wrote:Actually they're quite cheap. The most expensive purchase is the charger, mine set me back 40€ (~31 £). The batteries themselves are way cheaper than the old NiHM in my experience (try shopping at RC-stores, just swap out the connectors yourself and save a bunch of money).


I agree, the charger I bought, which would do any sort of battery, was £19.99 and the actual batterys, (i.e. ones that will fit the sten), were about £7 or £8 each.
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Postby Hänschen klein » Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:08 pm

like the nut mod mutch better than an allen key :good:
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Re: Sten mods and upgrades

Postby Dom_e » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:45 pm

Hmmm, I may well have to invest in lipo then! Cheers for the tips fellas!

Hänschen klein wrote:like the nut mod mutch better than an allen key :good:


Cheers, if anyone buys some I may be able to afford new batteries haha!
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Re: Sten mods and upgrades

Postby freeman » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:11 pm

How much are you looking to charge for the Knurled Bolts?

Maybe tempted into a stock once I finish my load out.
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Re: Sten mods and upgrades

Postby Dom_e » Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:35 pm

freeman wrote:How much are you looking to charge for the Knurled Bolts?

Maybe tempted into a stock once I finish my load out.


Not actually decided tbh, was thinking £15 posted but may be flexible on that...
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Re: Sten mods and upgrades

Postby Pete_59 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:24 am

This is the battery I got for my sten http://www.componentshop.co.uk/7-4v-100 ... ttery.html £7.30, and this is the charger I bought http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/High-Qu-IMAX- ... SwGzlTw5~D £19.69 although not from this seller.
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Re: Sten mods and upgrades

Postby Joker » Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:11 am

Dom_e wrote:
freeman wrote:How much are you looking to charge for the Knurled Bolts?

Maybe tempted into a stock once I finish my load out.


Not actually decided tbh, was thinking £15 posted but may be flexible on that...


Liking the knurled bolt, looks authentic and practical too. Would be interested in one but would have to be less £'s for me to justify it, although I appreciate the time and workmanship that would be required :good:
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Re: Sten mods and upgrades

Postby Dom_e » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:59 pm

Joker wrote:
Dom_e wrote:
freeman wrote:How much are you looking to charge for the Knurled Bolts?

Maybe tempted into a stock once I finish my load out.


Not actually decided tbh, was thinking £15 posted but may be flexible on that...


Liking the knurled bolt, looks authentic and practical too. Would be interested in one but would have to be less £'s for me to justify it, although I appreciate the time and workmanship that would be required :good:


How much would you be willing to pay? That was just a stab in the dark tbh, and if I am making a batch cost goes down of course!
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Re: Sten mods and upgrades

Postby fremsley » Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:12 pm

I'd be up for a Knurled Knob as well....'gigitty'..
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