Object Title

Centrefire automatic submachine gun - Sten Mk.III

Centrefire automatic submachine gun - Sten Mk.III

Date

1943

Object Number

XII.9943

Provenance

Transferred through the National Museums Consortium via the Home Office Buy-in scheme 1989. From the Metropolitan Police, no. 108

Physical Description

A pressed steel and welded weapon of standard Sten configuration, with the exception of the barrel being non removeable, it being retained within the one piece casing by a four rivet end cap. The cocking handle is on the right side, and magazine housing on the left. A flange has been rivetted on the right side in front of the ejection port to prevent fingers being caught by the breech block. The butt is a T section skeleton type. The whole gun is black painted. There is a blade foresight and peep hole rear sight

Dimensions

BarrelLength197mm
OverallLength762mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 8244

Calibre

9 x 19 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

On the magazine housing: Sten M C Mk III

Associations

Places Britain