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Lord Elpus
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Sten upgrade

Postby Lord Elpus » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:52 am

Did a bit more to the Sten, I was going to make a wire stock or a channel type stock SOF military sell one, not cheap but a good product.
It doesn't take much to fit it to the AGM Sten. Then there's the battery placement problem. Searching through the internet gave me some clues, but eventually found a picture in a Jane's gun recognition guide ( that I must have had for 20 years!) that shows a wood infill to the stock, so making a slightly different version to hide the battery solves that problem, it also shows a wood cover piece with a folding front grip. I will have a go at copying this too.
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Re: Sten upgrade

Postby Lord Elpus » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:10 am

Finished piece,
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Re: Sten upgrade

Postby Hänschen klein » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:34 am

I can honestly say never seen one in the field before so another unique piece of work again .

Keep it up :good:
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Re: Sten upgrade

Postby Lord Elpus » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:58 pm

Stripped down g/box today, typical AGM, a total $¥€%*~?= mess, strangely enough it ran quite well, but I've decided to do a quick spring change convert on this too. So while it's apart it will get all new guts.
Kingmaker wrote in one post it's a v7 gearbox, well he's not wrong, it's definitely a v7 casing (M14) but inside it has standard 18:1 (M4) gears the cylinder head is like nothing else I've come across, and that goes for the tappet bar too! So while everything else is pretty standard stuff the head and bar if broken, will be a pain to acquire I reckon.
Here's a photo of cyl head comparison.
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Re: Sten upgrade

Postby Lord Elpus » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:02 pm

The head on the left is a stock M4, the left one, Sten, nozzle tube set lower, head is longer, the tappet bar looks very similar to M14 type and a bit like a Thompson one (v6 box) but neither of them fit........I tried!
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Re: Sten upgrade

Postby Lord Elpus » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:43 am

I have discovered that the M14 tappet bar will fit the sten......with a bit of very careful dremel work to make the nozzle fork/ connection fit. I will attempt this when I seize hold of a spare tappet bar.
Andy

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