Need Some Help
Posted 06 July 2004 - 06:50 PM
The question is.. the paper work shows I'm getting a MG Receiver not a firearm......The pictures I was shown and what I was supposed to be buying is a complete DLO Sterling. Should I be worried about this?
Posted 06 July 2004 - 06:57 PM
Posted 06 July 2004 - 07:23 PM
I'd be willing to bet your DLO Sterling is actually a Stenling...i.e., it started its life as a registered Sten/Sten tube and was converted using a Sterling parts kit. (There are very few "real" Sterling smgs out there, and up until a few years ago, parts kits weren't readily available to convert Stens to Sterlings. Since that time, quite a lot of Stens have been converted with the availability of parts kits.)
Still, it couldn't hurt to ask the seller if you're buying a complete gun, or just a receiver tube. Even if you are going to end up with a bare tube all is not lost. Sterling parts kits are fairly cheap (the last ones I saw were around $300, IIRC, (from FAC)) and still reasonably plentiful.
Posted 06 July 2004 - 08:25 PM
I spoke with Doug at DLO a while back and he told me these tubes were made with minimal dimensions to the cutouts and could be used as either Sten or Sterling; he registered some as each. A Mk4 properly built on a DLO tube is as true to a factory guns as can be had; it functions and dissembles just like the English progenitor, with true interchangeability.
Posted 07 July 2004 - 12:30 AM
Now to get that money order for that MP40..