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Auction Date: September 15, 2013

Lot 302: English - Mk II

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World War II British Sten Mark II DEWAT Sub-Machine Gun with Extra Magazine and Loading Tool
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000
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Serial #English - Mk II ManufacturerEnglish ModelMk II
TypeRifle Gauge9 Mm Catalog Page78
Barrel9 Inch Round FinishBlue Grip
Stockmetal ClassClass III RatingSee Condition
DescriptionCommissioned in 1941, the STEN Gun was Great Britain's mainstay sub-machine gun through the wartime years and into the 1960s, while also being adopted by a number of nations in Europe and worldwide. Blade and peep sights, with a "SECO" mark on the underside of the magazine well, and a crown proof and "ENGLAND" on the left side of the trigger group. The cocking knob doubles as a cross-bolt safety, and the selector has the standard "R" and "A" markings for semi and full-automatic modes. Fitted with a vented handguard and a folded sheet metal stock. Also included is an extra magazine and a "E&Co+" marked loading tool.

ConditionFine as refurbished/deactivated with 70% of the arsenal style blackish finish, showing areas of brown patina and scattered handling marks. The trigger group is functional. NOTE: This item is classified by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives as an Unserviceable Machine Gun or Deactivated War Trophy (DEWAT) in accordance with the terms of the National Firearms Act (NFA). Before bidding on this item it is the sole responsibility and obligation of the bidder/Class 3 FFL holder to comply and understand with all the State and Federal transfer laws and restrictions that apply in their current place of residence. Additionally, no assurances are offered that the weapon can be restored.
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