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Auction Date: September 11, 2015

Lot 3477: DLO - Sten MK II

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Long Branch/DLO Sten Mark II Sub-Machine Gun with Chinese Marked Magazine Well
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000
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Serial #DLO - Sten MK II ManufacturerDLO ModelSten MK II
TypeRifle Gauge9 Mm Catalog Page178
Barrel7 1/2 Inch Round FinishParkerized Grip
Stockmetal ClassClass III RatingSee Condition
DescriptionProduced as a receiver tube by Douglas Laurence Oefinger before 1986, and assembled with a WWII Sten MKII parts kit to form a complete registered weapon. Blade and peep sights, with a blue steel handguard installed behind the barrel shroud, the Long Branch nomenclature and 1944 date on the underside of the magazine well, three lines of untranslated markings (possibly Chinese) on top of the magazine well, and "DLO STAMFORD CT" on the left side of the trigger housing. Sten Guns were known to have been used by both the Communist and Nationalist Chinese forces, against each other as well as against the Japanese, and the Sten was still a go-to weapon for China as late as the Korean War. Fitted with a ventilated barrel shroud, a tube steel buttstock and a tan canvas sling.

ConditionVery fine as refinished, with 85% plus refurbished gray parkerized finish, showing some minor scratches and spotting overall. Mechanically very good. NOTE: This is a fully automatic firearm, registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives as a Class III Weapon, and it is the sole obligation of the bidder to understand and comply with all laws and restrictions which apply in their place of residence.
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