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WW2: Owen Machine Carbine vs MP 40 and STEN Submachine Gun (1943) vide


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#1 timkel

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 12:27 PM

Interesting original film of torture testing the Owen with the MP40 and Sten.


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Posted 04 March 2015 - 03:38 PM

Interesting footage - Mp-40 looks like an early one, as does the OWEN..  Operator does not look terribly familiar with them, and under a fair amount of stress, ( folks watching)  as he seems a bit "hamfisted" in handling and mag changes.


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Posted 04 March 2015 - 09:25 PM

I was surprised to see the MP40 and Sten do so poorly in the tests.
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Posted 05 March 2015 - 06:03 PM

Thanks for posting the video,,,

 

I noticed the first shooter, and one of the last shooters had in ear plugs.  That's not something I've seen in other photos/videos of the era.

 

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 10:00 PM

Thanks for posting the video,,,

 

I noticed the first shooter, and one of the last shooters had in ear plugs.  That's not something I've seen in other photos/videos of the era.

 

David Albert

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I was wondering if the earplugs were worn for protection from the sound or sand?


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Posted 06 March 2015 - 05:32 PM

I do think the tests are a little biased towards the Owen, the STEN and MP40 are better than that. I suspect Ammo may have had a hand in the results and boy did he have trouble changing mags on the Owen.

Edited by m3bobby, 06 March 2015 - 05:35 PM.

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