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#1 Rich2502

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Posted 07 April 2020 - 01:09 PM

I'm using the coronavirus lockdown to make a non functional replica MKII ( I can't own a live one in the UK ) I've looked at various plans and PDFs online and none of them match the real thing as far as I can see.

Can anyone help with actual measured dimensions from a genuine STEN ?

Most urgent.

Od of rear end bushing ,both steps & depth of groove for stock plate.
Od of barrel and length
Length of stock main round bar/ tube
Butt plate and grip plates dimensions
Trigger housing, all dimensions and locations of holes
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#2 Robert Henley

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Posted 07 April 2020 - 05:33 PM

I don't know if this helps any, but I was looking for sight height not long ago and found it.

 

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Posted 07 April 2020 - 05:43 PM

why dont you get a copy of book : the sten machine carbine: by laidler  its full of info to answer your questions,, ive had severial original mk2 stens over the years and found many dimentions  of non critical part areas all over tthe place, for example the dia. of the tube for the t  stock depended what the shift at the mill was running that day , the size of buttplate  varied as the die used to punch them out wore out,  we are at war just keep that machine stamping out parts..stocks were hand fitted to guns on assembly and one may not fit another etc, etc  hope this helps ,just sayn


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Posted 08 April 2020 - 10:56 AM

I don't know if this helps any, but I was looking for sight height not long ago and found it.
 
Robert


Thanks for that file, I hadn't seen the first half but the plans from page 26 on I have checked and they are not original or accurate they are a " version " someone has produced. For instance the barrel nut / shroud is 70 mm on a STEN mkII I've measured and these plans list it as 130 mm.
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Posted 08 April 2020 - 10:59 AM

why dont you get a copy of book : the sten machine carbine: by laidler  its full of info to answer your questions,, ive had severial original mk2 stens over the years and found many dimentions  of non critical part areas all over tthe place, for example the dia. of the tube for the t  stock depended what the shift at the mill was running that day , the size of buttplate  varied as the die used to punch them out wore out,  we are at war just keep that machine stamping out parts..stocks were hand fitted to guns on assembly and one may not fit another etc, etc  hope this helps ,just sayn

I've come to the same conclusion, the more STEN's I see the more the non critical dimensions vary.

Does this book have dimensional drawings in it ?

Edit just looked up the price of this book in the UK used, £115 is insane.

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Posted 08 April 2020 - 12:06 PM

The book is long out of print with little chance of a re-release but the GOD is supposedly going to be re-printed......if we ever see it.

Ive got at least 10 STENS so Ill start you off with a drawing of the head with the average dimensions and go from there.
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Posted 09 April 2020 - 06:33 AM

why dont you get a copy of book : the sten machine carbine: by laidler  its full of info to answer your questions,, ive had severial original mk2 stens over the years and found many dimentions  of non critical part areas all over tthe place, for example the dia. of the tube for the t  stock depended what the shift at the mill was running that day , the size of buttplate  varied as the die used to punch them out wore out,  we are at war just keep that machine stamping out parts..stocks were hand fitted to guns on assembly and one may not fit another etc, etc  hope this helps ,just sayn

I've come to the same conclusion, the more STEN's I see the more the non critical dimensions vary.

Does this book have dimensional drawings in it ?

Edit just looked up the price of this book in the UK used, £115 is insane.


Often prices reflect value.  If you think you're going to get all of the information in the hundreds of pages in the book from several paragraphs posted on the internet, that's not going to happen.  If you have a real interest in the subject the books are a small price to pay.   If it's just a display I don't see why dimensions are critical?  There are plenty of pictures on the net you can scale off a computer screen and extrapolate the dimensions. 


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Posted 09 April 2020 - 04:22 PM

Get the book

Firearm anatomy

Book II

The Sten Submachine Gun 

from David S. Findlay

 

It's awesome ! Every part in detail with original dimensions !


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Posted 09 April 2020 - 04:26 PM

Here it is

 

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Posted 21 April 2020 - 08:12 PM

Can you buy a parts kit? That will pretty much get you 95% there.
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