Sten MK II 1943 Submachine gun

Long Branch – 7L0058 Automatic; Length 30 in, 762 mm; barrel length 7.7 in,  196 mm; Cal. 9 mm Parabellum*; blowback operation; magazine (32 round capacity); Rate of fire 550 rds/min; muzzle velocity 1250 ft/sec, 381 m/sec; Weight 6 lbs 8 oz (2.95 kg);  sling

Disabled and Inspected: Barrel has been cut. Magazine welded on.

The name derives from letters taken from the name of the two designers, Shepherd and Turpin and the EN for the Enfield factory. It was modeled after the German MP40. It was known by a number of uncomplimentary names because of the many problems with the magazine, which also plagued the PM40. It entered service in 1941 and remained until the 1960s.

  • Parabellum is a codeword and telegraphic address used by Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken AG. It was applied to several of their products.
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