Posted 14 November 2019 - 10:08 AM
There is a deactivated STEN Mk1* for sale in the U.K. with the below statement/description.
This is an incredibly opportunity to own probably one of VERY few original Sten Mk1*. The last and only example we have been able to find of a Sten Mk1* was sold in the USA by auction in 2014 and made over $30,000!!!
We were lucky enough to find this example in a museum in Normandy which was downsizing.
Price is £4195.00 so $5000???
What you would actually get is nothing more than a recent fake.
Posted 14 November 2019 - 03:44 PM
The Mk1 looks correct apart from the butt is a repro. Do you know the serial?
Posted 15 November 2019 - 01:45 AM
I have retrofitted those Stens with the early cocking handles, that's the reason why they look so bright on the pictures.
I have no idea about the reason of the cocking handle slot modification on the Mk1*
How do you see that the butt is a repro on the Mk1, i was not aware of that ?
Serial number of the Mk1 is 53674, it is deactivated - Europe
Posted 15 November 2019 - 03:58 AM
An early butt will be marked U&U for unique and unity and the late butts have their wartime code.
Ill post up a list of Mk1 and Mk1* survivors later.
Can you give me the Mk1* serial also. Theres a little known or published format to the serials that fakers dont appear to known as yet.