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#1 Odinsravens

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Posted 21 February 2021 - 05:20 PM

Finally after a long long wait 

 

My Austen   

 

Check here for photos 

 

Will give you updates when I get to the range / disassemble it etc etc 

 

 

 

 

NOT IN THE USA _ NOT IN THE USA 


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#2 Sandman1957

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 09:26 AM

Congrats way cool, and thanks for showing your location!!  Welcome to the forum!!


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Posted 22 February 2021 - 09:38 AM

way cool!   I have a good friend who wrote three books about the brit / aussie , equipment , uniforms , weapons used during ww2.   I just looked up the austen smg and there is a picture of them fitted with silencers in borneo.   


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Posted 22 February 2021 - 11:58 AM

Very nice; congrats on the acquisition.  I always liked the adoption of the telescoping tube.  Hope you got an original loader; they are the best.  Do you keep the front grip panels off to keep them from breaking?


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Posted 22 February 2021 - 09:08 PM

They are cool!  There is one here in pieces.....gotta get on that.     Now you have to find some magazines for it.  They tend to be fairly scarce.  I could use another one or two for mine.


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#6 Odinsravens

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 12:38 AM

Very nice; congrats on the acquisition.  I always liked the adoption of the telescoping tube.  Hope you got an original loader; they are the best.  Do you keep the front grip panels off to keep them from breaking?

Nope that was it straight out of the box - will get around to stripping and checking @ the weekend then off to the range ! 


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#7 Odinsravens

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Posted 23 February 2021 - 12:41 AM

They are cool!  There is one here in pieces.....gotta get on that.     Now you have to find some magazines for it.  They tend to be fairly scarce.  I could use another one or two for mine.

Have one that came with it - however found one in a box of sten mags in work "heroically saved it " 


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Posted 17 March 2021 - 05:30 PM

Finally got to the range today  - dropped a mag not a problem no stoppages no grief - Happy am I 


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Posted 19 March 2021 - 02:57 PM

They are cool!  There is one here in pieces.....gotta get on that.     Now you have to find some magazines for it.  They tend to be fairly scarce.  I could use another one or two for mine.

Sten mags work fine - even the bastard mag worked - it only works in a Sten MK III and now the Austen - does not work in any of the rest I have tired ! 


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