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#1 RoscoeTurner

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 07:02 PM


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Posted 05 January 2019 - 07:14 PM

nice


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Posted 05 January 2019 - 10:53 PM

Great video! Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 06 January 2019 - 08:50 AM

Its a good look at STEN production in WW2, note the use of rivets to fasten the trunnion to the tube. And pretty much an all female workforce. Theres also some photographs to accompany this footage which greater detail of the jigs and tooling used.
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Posted 06 January 2019 - 08:51 AM

Oh and I calculated there were 1,080 STENs on that truck!
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Posted 06 January 2019 - 03:39 PM

Womder of the IRA ever took the chance to pinch one of those trucks!
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Posted 06 January 2019 - 05:35 PM

Glad you guys enjoyed that film.  Even though I own a number of much more expensive and as some would say better made subguns the Sten still remains one of my top favorites to take to the range.  Always a toss up between one of the Stens or my Uzi for an afternoon at the range.


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 09:11 PM

Thanks, I enjoyed it.   Wow, I'm a bit shocked by how many hammers were used in production!   I wonder if they just loaded them on that truck the same way on rainy days?  I'm a sten fan as well, though favor the Lanchester variation the most with the MP3008 right with it, then the MK5, and so on down the line!


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Posted 07 January 2019 - 10:52 AM

Neat.  Thanks for posting.  Early cocking knobs - no hearing protection.  WHAT ?


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 11:46 AM

That part where she's riveting the trunnion had me stumped until I looked at my Mk. 2 parts kit closely. I never realized it was riveted in there because they ground over the heads so smoothly.


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 04:59 PM

Quote I wonder if they just loaded them on that truck the same way on rainy days?

In another photo/still from this film the truck has been covered with a canvass top to probably protect the guns from the weather and from wandering hands!!
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:54 AM

no gun safety when loading that truck..almost every muzzle was pointed at him while handing off

 

very enjoyable video to watch

 

i think the women welders thought of their welds like cake decorating...this is why the welds often look like frosting


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 02:16 PM

To be fair to them, their welding is like lace compared to my hopeless attempts.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:08 PM

in plumber school i had a welding night class...some of the guys were naturals, i was decent....i can weld better than my stock was...its humorous how thick it is!!!...it isnt coming apart

 

mine is a Stemple. he either silver soldered or braised the front and back of the tube on. it looks so much cleaner than ww2 production.


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 08:44 PM

no gun safety when loading that truck..almost every muzzle was pointed at him while handing off

 

 

Sure, muzzle discipline is a thing, but maybe he just knew that guns that have no magazines and fire from an open bolt couldn't possibly hurt him and he just wanted to get the truck loaded ASAP.


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 09:39 AM

no gun safety when loading that truck..almost every muzzle was pointed at him while handing off

 

 

Sure, muzzle discipline is a thing, but maybe he just knew that guns that have no magazines and fire from an open bolt couldn't possibly hurt him and he just wanted to get the truck loaded ASAP.



Exactly!


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