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#1 iKaBanana

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 03:53 PM

I'm planning on slapping a mk5 stock on my T stock mk2. I've seen a few folks done it, so I'm wondering if there's any fitting issue I should watch out for? Is it awkward to handle?

Couldn't help myself photoshopping an example to see how feasible it is:

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#2 APEXgunparts

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 04:10 PM

I would like to know this too.
My Customer Service people get this question from our customers quite often.
BTW, the wood stock is not at all light weight, its a stout piece of wood!

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#3 johnsonlmg41

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 08:48 PM

Yes,

they fit fine generally speaking (other than the potential for a sloppy sten build that could require minor fitting).   That would be the butt stock only, the small vertical grip requires a space at the end of the tube where the trigger group was moved slightly forward to accommodate that.   I think it's the nicest option for the gun, and if you can find all three wood pieces and modify a gun it's the preferred platform IMO as far as ergonomics.    The butt stock alone is a major upgrade, plus you get a spot for cleaning accessories!


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#4 iKaBanana

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 12:50 PM

Thank you that is good to know. I am planning to swap out the buttstock only anyway. Main reason is I want it to look apart. Not really too concerned about handling honestly, as the spartan characteristic is what makes a Sten. I just wanted to make sure if you could actually grip the Mk5 stock without the pistol grip.

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#5 BPinFL

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 06:07 AM

I think you'll need the pistol grip for it to be comfortable to shoot.  The T stock and loop stock have a sort of grip built in.


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Posted 12 May 2019 - 01:33 PM

Yesterday I tried a MK5 stock onto a MK3 & MK2 STEN.
It wasn't even close to fitting on the MK3.
You would have to remove a good bit of material on the metal "tab" on the MK5 stock to get it into that slot on the Mark 3.
It was a real tight fit going onto the MK2.
I had a bit of trouble getting it back off!
As noted above the Mark 5 stock is a bit chunky to get your hand around, unlike the "T" stock and the skeleton "loop" stock.
I am sure there are variations on the Mark 5 stocks, different suppliers, etc. I just tried one I had on hand that has a flat metal steel butt plate.

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 10:24 AM

I have a Mk5 on my Sten II and love it.


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 07:26 PM

Anyone selling just the stock ? I did a search and only found the stock w full parts kits

Also it has a hook At the bottom. No mods needed to add this stock ?
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Posted 16 May 2019 - 02:45 PM

Anyone selling just the stock ? I did a search and only found the stock w full parts kits

Also it has a hook At the bottom. No mods needed to add this stock ?

APEX sells the MK5 stock assembly.

https://www.apexgunp...w-hardware.html

I didn't have to alter the hardware on the MK5 stock I tried to allow it to fit the Mark 2 STEN (it was a tight fit!)
However, as we know, there are a LOT of variations/differences in STEN parts.
You may have to do some file work.

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 07:10 PM

i grabbed one..2 left! now...hard to find stock...it didnt come up under a Sten Mk5 search...had to type in Sten Stock for it to come up.....ive wanted one of these for a while...ive got 2 stocks for my sten and both fit well...so hopefully this one will too...i know it may need custom fitting...

 

grabbed a few more parts from you while i was at it...

 

thanks!!!


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Posted 21 May 2019 - 04:01 PM

stock came in today...very nice shape...wood finish has age to it, no rust...very pleases Apex!

 

holding it to my shoulder and pretending there's a gun attached sure seems awkward though.....my gun is about 1 month until its out of NFA jail...so ill have to wait and see...


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 07:46 PM

stock came in today...very nice shape...wood finish has age to it, no rust...very pleases Apex!

 

holding it to my shoulder and pretending there's a gun attached sure seems awkward though.....my gun is about 1 month until its out of NFA jail...so ill have to wait and see...

I am glad to read that you are pleased with the stock that you received.
There appear to be several variants of the Mark 5 STEN wood stock.
I observed two types of top mounted sling swivel.
Butt plates are either flat steel or the shaped gunmetal (bronze) type.

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 09:47 PM

The Mk5 stock looks nice but the LOP is rather short (12"). Shorter than the other stocks. I have long arms so it matters to me.

 

I took a stock from a Soumi parts kit, cut it down and did some welding work on a stock end plate from Indianapolis Ordnance to make this creation. The LOP is 14" and with the pistol grip it is by far the best stock of all. I never use the others now. Something for your consideration. No doubt other stocks could be used to make something up.

 

https://1drv.ms/u/s!...rd2bff?e=TCeD0K

 

I also fitted a Soumi barrel and jacket just for fun. Really changes the STEN into another gun but of course the weight is getting up there.

 

https://1drv.ms/u/s!...cskgOP?e=plC3pv


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Posted 24 June 2019 - 08:48 PM

you've got a frankensten now

 

ive got a AR15 kit for mine....looks more un-sten like than yours

 

congrats on the project though...looks like it fits together very nice!


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#15 lamellarllc

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Posted 28 June 2019 - 01:58 PM

I had no fit issues mounting a MK5 stock to my MK2 sten

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