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Lot 1543: British Mark V STEN Gun, Fully Transferable Machine Gun

Auction Date: September 11, 2021

British Mark V STEN Gun, Class III/NFA C&R Fully Transferable Machine Gun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,500 - $8,500

British Mark V STEN Gun, Class III/NFA C&R Fully Transferable Machine Gun

Manufacturer: Great Britain
Model: Sten Mark V
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 9 mm
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch round
Finish: black
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 5225
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 406
Class: Class III

Introduced in 1944, the Mark V STEN replaced the full metal construction of earlier STENs with wood furniture, including a forward pistol grip, and also added a SMLE-style muzzle with protected front blade and lugs compatible with the #9 Mark I socket bayonet. The rear sight is a fixed peep, with the serial number and "Mark V" on the magazine well. The front grip is attached with a swiveling collar in the area of the perforated heat shield, and the trigger housing is welded to the receiver tube with an "R" and "A" selector switch and a varnished wood grip. A tan canvas sling and a #9MkI bayonet are included. Magazine absent.

Rating Definition:

Good as refinished, with 75% of the black enamel painted finish, showing areas of bright wear, mild spotting and scattered handling marks. The wood furniture is good, with mild scuffs and scratches overall, and some mild cracking at the buttplate. The disconnector mechanism has been removed, limiting the item to full automatic operation, otherwise mechanically in good order. NOTE: This weapon is a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) that is classified as a "Curios or Relic" as defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.

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