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98094 No. 98094 ID: a4a9ab
Another general weapons thread.
Previous one: http://www.operatorchan.org/k/res/90125.html
STI Target Master
The Target Master is built on STI’s 1911 Government-length frame with 30 lpi checkering on the front strap. The safety controls are STI ambidextrous thumb safeties and STI high rise, knuckle-relief beavertail grip safety. The 6″ slide features a lowered and flared ejection port, tri-level adjustable sights, and STI front and rear cocking serrations. The barrel is a 6.0″, fully-supported and ramped bull barrel. The Target Master comes standard with a STI two-piece steel guide rod, Commander-style hammer and patented STI Int’l trigger system. The STI Target Master ships with one 1911 Magazine. http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/tag/glock/
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>> No. 106482 ID: bda8dd
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The wood furniture, flip-down forward grip and flash hider were omitted in later STEN designs to turn it into a cheap bullet-sprayer that could be turned out in just five man-hours of work.
>> No. 106483 ID: bda8dd
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>> No. 106484 ID: bda8dd
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>> No. 106485 ID: bda8dd
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The development and production timelines of the various iterations of the Sten gun were astonishingly fast, despite the weapon’s relative simplicity. By August of 1941, the Sten Mark II had entered production. The Mk.II was truly a study in spartan submachine gun design. All the wooden components were done away with. The barrel shroud was shortened to the bare minimum necessary to keep the shooter from burning their hand on the barrel. The stock was simplified to just a single strut and a flat plate. Whilst a crude and simplistic weapon, it was cheap and fast to make, requiring just 5.5 man-hours per gun and costing some 7 per cent of what a Thompson had cost. This was a weapon that would rearm Britain and be delivered to resistance movements across Europe – nearly 2.5 million of these weapons were produced between 1941 and 1945. The Sten Mark III was very similar to the Mk.II, but made with a stamped and welded tube receiver instead of a seamless tube. It was developed simply to exploit different manufacturing infrastructure, and more than 800,000 of these were made alongside the Mk.II.
>> No. 106486 ID: bda8dd
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>> No. 106487 ID: bda8dd
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>> No. 106488 ID: bda8dd
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Holding the Sten Mk.II and Mk.III securely has always been something of a problem. Whilst the 1942 manual instructs soldiers to hold the weapon by the handguard, there are images showing some troops opted to grip the gun by the magazine or magazine well. The design of the gun did not lend itself to ergonomics, and there remained several possibilities to burn one’s hand or introduce malfunctions to the gun by improper hand placement under combat conditions. As the war progressed and the immediate threat of a German land invasion of the British Isles faded, there was time available to made some much-appreciated improvements to the Sten. In the Mk.V guise, a good wooden butt-stock and pistol grip were added, along with a Lee Enfield front sight and bayonet lug (note that no ‘Sten Mk.IV’ was ever adopted). These guns were mechanically the same, but much more user-friendly and ergonomic. The Mk.V was manufactured from February 1944 until the end of the War, with some 527,000 being produced.
>> No. 106489 ID: bda8dd
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>> No. 106490 ID: 97b3c2
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With the end of World War Two, the time came to retire the Sten and develop a better design to carry the British armed forces forward. The Sten had always embodied a conscious comprise of quality for expediency, but now that compromise was no longer necessary. In the late 1940s and very early 1950s, Britain would test a number of potential replacements.

The Vesely V-42 was designed in Britain by a Czech refugee named Josef Vesely, who applied for patents in 1942 and 1943. The V-42 was a particularly unusual creation, with a clever but complex 60-round magazine comprised of two separate 30-round columns. It failed to get beyond prototype stage, but three other weapons did: the MCEM (Machine Carbine Experimental Model) series, a family of guns made by BSA (Birmingham Small Arms), and George Patchett’s improvements to the Sten design. A number of different trials took place, with the most important in 1947, 1949, and 1951.
>> No. 106491 ID: 97b3c2
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>> No. 106492 ID: 97b3c2
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The MCEM guns were rather quickly dropped from testing. The example examined in the video is from the MCEM-2 series (including the later MCEM-4 and MCEM-6), a small sub-machine gun with the magazine well located in the pistol grip. The MCEM-2 series was first developed by Polish small arms designer Jerzy Podsędkowski in 1944, and trialled in 1947. It may be considered by some to be a ‘machine pistol’; whilst large, it could be fired one-handed, and is fitted with a fire selector for semi-automatic fire. When fired in automatic mode, it had an unacceptably high rate of fire of approximately 1,000 rpm (later models featured rate reducers). The detachable butt-stock is of a hollow design made of a stiffened woven fabric, and is designed to serve double duty as a holster. It also features an unusual bolt design which is charged with the finger, which was likely to cause issues.
>> No. 106493 ID: 543a23
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>> No. 106494 ID: 543a23
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>> No. 106495 ID: 543a23
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>> No. 106496 ID: 543a23
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>> No. 106497 ID: bda8dd
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The BSA guns were much better, and featured a creative charging system in which the front handguard of the gun was, in its entirety, a cocking handle. One would pull the handguard forward and them press it back to manually cycle the bolt. Whilst an interesting design, it was no doubt more complex than was desired. These featured a design layout similar to the earlier Sten and their competitor, the Patchett, and fired at a much more practical 600 rpm. Much like the Patchett, the BSA guns also featured under-folding wire stocks.
>> No. 106498 ID: bda8dd
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>> No. 106499 ID: bda8dd
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>> No. 106500 ID: bda8dd
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It was George Patchett’s gun – first prototyped all the way back in 1942 – that would prove the winner. Patchett, working at the Sterling Armaments Company in Dagenham, essentially worked to refine the Lanchester/Sten design for modern service. He designed a low profile folding stock, moved the grip assembly forward on the gun, and most importantly developed a new and much-improved magazine for his gun. Where the Sten had used a single-feed magazine prone to jamming (adopted in a rush as a copy of the MP 28/II magazine), Patchett instead employed alternating-feed (sometimes called ‘dual-feed’ or ‘double-feed’) geometry. He added rollers to the magazine follower, and gave the magazine body a slight curve. The result was one of the best submachine gun magazines designs ever produced. Magazines are a critical component for automatic firearms, and especially otherwise simple blowback-operated submachine guns, and Patchett’s design would propel his weapon to adoption in 1953 as the L2A1. It was subjected to a handful of minor improvements before entering mass production in 1955 as the L2A3. Produced by the Sterling company and becoming commonly known as the Sterling SMG, Patchett’s gun would remain in British military service until 1994.
>> No. 106501 ID: bda8dd
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>> No. 106502 ID: bda8dd
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>> No. 106503 ID: bda8dd
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>> No. 106504 ID: 4ff94c
  British Submachine Gun Overview: Lanchester, Sten, Sterling, and More! https://youtu.be/8-PmLxkOmaM
Great Britain was one of the few countries that went into World War Two with virtually no submachine gun development. Not every country had an issued SMG by 1939, but virtually everyone had at least been working on experimental concepts - except the British. It was only with the outbreak of hostilities that the need for such a weapon suddenly became apparent and its acquisition became a military priority.
This was solved by acquiring and copying the German MP28/II, which was quickly followed by a simplification program that would lead to the MkI, MkI*, and ultimately MkII and MkIII Sten guns. The Stens were truly exception studies in simplification, getting down to a mere 5.5 man-hours of production time. Only after the threat of immediate German land invasion had subsided was the Sten allowed to become a little bit user-friendly, in the MkV guise.
At the end of WW2, the British were finally able to scrap the Sten (known to be a compromise gun all along) and replace it with something with more finesse. Tests were run on the MCEM series, on BSA guns, on interesting prototypes like the double-stack-magazine Vesely V42 - but it was George Patchett's much improved Sten which would be chosen and come to be known as the Sterling SMG (named after it's manufacturer).

A couple corrections to the video:
- The MP28 was designed by Schmeisser, not Bergmann.
- The MCEM-2 was designed by Polish engineer Lt. Jerzy Podsendkowski. The -2 version of the MCEM was completed during WW2; it was the -4 and -6 versions that were post-war.
- George Lanchester was chief engineer at Sterling and ran the Lanchester project, but was not actually the lead designer himself.
>> No. 106506 ID: 6e1707
>> No. 106507 ID: a70f4c
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The Sterling and Swedish K gun are favorite SMGs.
- Wise Lite Arms Colefire 9mm semi-auto pistol with a 5-inch barrel.

>> No. 106508 ID: a70f4c
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US backpack and some goodies at a Vietnam staging area near Cambodia, 1970.
>> No. 106509 ID: a70f4c
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US WW2 M3 Grease Gun .45ACP submachine gun.
>> No. 106510 ID: a70f4c
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The M3A1 discarded the cocking handle for finger holes in the bolt to pull the bolt back.
If only it had better double-feed magazines like the Sterling.
>> No. 106511 ID: a70f4c
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>> No. 106512 ID: a70f4c
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>> No. 106513 ID: a70f4c
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The changes to simplify the cocking assembly also made the new M3A1 easier to disassemble overall, so now the barrel could just be unscrewed right off the receiver. With basic maintenance tools built into the gun, servicing was a breeze in the field and the guns were better kept as a consequence. Roughly 15,500 were produced by Guide Lamp before the end of the war halted manufacture. http://candrsenal.com/briefly-u-s-m3a1-grease-gun/
>> No. 106514 ID: a70f4c
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>> No. 106515 ID: a70f4c
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This is a stamped receiver Chicom Type 56-1. Almost all AKs encountered in Vietnam had forged receivers. https://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/guns-u-s-army-aviation-vietnam-personal-defense-weapons-slicks-snakes-loaches/
>> No. 106516 ID: a70f4c
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The belt-fed RPD was prized for its large volume of onboard firepower. While the RPD would not fit in the most spacious helicopter cockpit, they were used on occasion by crew chiefs as survival weapons.
>> No. 106518 ID: a70f4c
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>> No. 106519 ID: a70f4c
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>> No. 106526 ID: a70f4c
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Two percussion pistols by Vincent Lebeda of Prague, circa 1850.
>> No. 106527 ID: a70f4c
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>> No. 106619 ID: 6c91d5
2 questions: what NVG is he using? And where can I buy a maglight holder with clawmount.
>> No. 106620 ID: 6c91d5
2 questions: what NVG is he using? And where can I buy a maglight holder with clawmount.
>> No. 106623 ID: a70f4c
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>> No. 106624 ID: a70f4c
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Swedish Carl Gustav Kulsprutepistol K45 (aka Kpist m/45 or Swedish K-gun) 9x19mm SMG.
>> No. 106625 ID: a70f4c
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>> No. 106626 ID: a70f4c
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>> No. 106627 ID: a70f4c
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>> No. 106628 ID: f5c3ed
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It's known as the L4A2. I saw a Gen 2 unit for sale on eBay a few months ago. I don't remember the price or know if they make Gen 3 models. It's 80's tech so I would imagine the British went to something a little less cumbersome for Gen 3 units.
>> No. 106980 ID: 7fecba
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Here's some 9x19mm special purpose cartridges. Pictured on the left is Cobra “High Safety” ammunition, which consists of multiple steel darts in a custom polymer sabot. The round on the right is Israeli riot control ammunition, and has tiny shot embedded in resin, set to disperse after firing. http://teamar15.us/2014/08/21/ammo-cross-sections/
>> No. 106997 ID: 7fecba
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Civil War ammunition box from U.S. Navy Yard for Hall Carbine with 36 cartridges.
>> No. 106998 ID: 7fecba
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SN 144. Cal. 9MM. Bbl 13″. Extremely rare and sought after ZK-383 sub-machine gun manufactured by Waffenwerke Brunn which was the German name for the Czech government firearms works while under German occupation. This weapon shows the highest standards of fit and finish. Close examination reveals that the perforations in the bbl shroud were cut by hand. This design is very unusual in that the rate of fire may be adjusted by inserting or removing a weight which fits in to a recess in the bolt. Still more interesting, is the fact that although this is a sub-machine gun it features a quick change bbl. All one has to do is pull back a heavily springed catch near the muzzle and the sight and bbl assembly are rotated to one side and then withdrawn. Additionally, this weapon design incorporates a bi-pod which folds neatly into a recess in the forend. This is a select fire weapon which accepts a 30 rnd box magazine of which 2 are included. Also included is a complete parts kit which the consignor had the forethought to purchase years ago when they were available. Consignor states he acquired this weapon from a U.S. veteran who brought it back. This is a very early specimen as indicated by the SN and the fact that the only manufacturers markings are found on the top of the magazine housing, “WAFFENWERKE BRUNN / AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT”. Firing mechanism moves smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. CONDITION: Near excellent. Orig lustrous blue finish with some slight loss at the muzzle and thinning in a couple of places. Buttplate which opens to reveal mainspring has less finish and has thinned to a grey patina. Buttstock and forearm has several small gouges, some bruises and light handling marks, but none of this detracts from the extremely attractive appearance of this exceedingly finely made sub-machine gun. The included parts kit is tastefully saw cut and in very good condition. https://jamesdjulia.com/item/2687-391/
>> No. 106999 ID: 7fecba
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