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Texgunner
September 06, 2017, 16:42
I'm a bit embarrassed that after much futzing about, the videos were still not accessible to many viewers. I want to apologize for that and try one more time. It was suggested that I upload them to YouTube. Well, I have created an account and uploaded them. If you're still interested (questionable I'm sure!), you should be able to watch them now...


I took my Sten Mk II out to Brokenoak, my little "ranch" in the country, this morning for a bit of full-auto fun. My first cousin went along. He is 69 now and is a Vietnam veteran (Purple Heart, 2 Bronze Stars, Silver Star), circa 1969. A retired painting contractor, his dad was my mom's brother and a painter since 1935. He taught both of us the painting trade.

The Sten ran great. I had two magazines that proved somewhat problematic and those were marked and set aside. When I first got the gun, I bought several mags without any idea of their origin. I think a few are just crappy magazines. I will be buying more soon. All the ammunition used was steel-cased Russian 9mm 115 gr.

We made a few brief videos of each other shooting the subgun, and were both impressed that it shot just about where aimed. It was a lot of fun and of course, gave rise to a few of cousin's war stories. :wink: All in all, a real good time in the country. I hope you enjoy

https://youtu.be/wPmIlnu5Yx8

https://youtu.be/wdsbP5a-fjA

https://youtu.be/3cK0xd2IRHE

Yours truly:

https://youtu.be/GEJ1xRZVNDw

One of our "targets":

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/STen%20Mk%20II%20shooting/target%202.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Texgunner/media/STen%20Mk%20II%20shooting/target%202.jpg.html)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/STen%20Mk%20II%20shooting/target%203.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Texgunner/media/STen%20Mk%20II%20shooting/target%203.jpg.html)

empties :D

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/STen%20Mk%20II%20shooting/shells%201.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Texgunner/media/STen%20Mk%20II%20shooting/shells%201.jpg.html)

preston1026
September 07, 2017, 21:49
Now this is a post I was looking forward to but photobucket doesn't want to play the awesomeness. Anyone else having the same issues?

Texgunner
September 07, 2017, 22:14
Now this is a post I was looking forward to but photobucket doesn't want to play the awesomeness. Anyone else having the same issues?

I'm sorry Preston. When I click on the video "picture", it takes me right to Photobucket and the video starts automatically. What's happening when you do that?

Texgunner
September 07, 2017, 23:46
Has anyone been able to view the videos? They work for me but I haven't heard from anyone who can see them. Damn that Photobucket.

Texgunner
September 08, 2017, 00:47
Just a head's up that I've added new links to the vids. Hopefully, this time we're in business! :D

Texgunner
September 08, 2017, 16:00
So, can most folks see these short videos now? :smile:

LYCAN
September 08, 2017, 18:18
So, can most folks see these short videos now? :smile:

"this video requires flash 9 or newer"



Can't you just upload to YouTube?

Texgunner
September 08, 2017, 18:34
"this video requires flash 9 or newer"



Can't you just upload to YouTube?

Yeah, I guess I'm going to have to. Damn videos are more trouble than they're worth I think. Sorry for all the trouble. :facepalm:

Invictus77
September 08, 2017, 19:48
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wPmIlnu5Yx8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wdsbP5a-fjA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/3cK0xd2IRHE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GEJ1xRZVNDw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Texgunner
September 08, 2017, 19:51
:bow::bow::bow:

So much easier! Thanks Mike!! :whiskey:

Invictus77
September 08, 2017, 19:53
:bow::bow::bow:

So much easier! Thanks Mike!! :whiskey:

Con mucho gusto amigo .....

gentlemanjoe
September 08, 2017, 20:36
That cyclic rate seems a little high for a Sten. Nice.

Texgunner
September 08, 2017, 20:39
That cyclic rate seems a little high for a Sten. Nice.

Must be that MilTech 1.:wink:
Thanks

preston1026
September 08, 2017, 21:57
That's what I'm talking about! I like that fal shirt too! Looks like a load of fun, this NFL wait doesn't get any better.

LYCAN
September 08, 2017, 22:33
I've always been fond of the Sten, especially with its unique origins

Texgunner
September 09, 2017, 18:40
I've always been fond of the Sten, especially with its unique origins

Yeah, it's a really interesting weapon. Cheap, but effective. From the "War is Boring" website:

"It took about five man-hours to make one weapon and the Sten cost about $10 to produce—about $130 a weapon today when you account for inflation."

https://medium.com/war-is-boring/the-world-war-ii-sten-gun-was-cheap-and-dirty-42767cfe2513

LYCAN
September 09, 2017, 21:30
If it wasn't for British snobbery, the STEN never would have happened - they turned thier noses up at the US gov. offer of Tommy guns, considering them a "gangsters weapon"

Eventually they came to their senses, but it was too late. All shipments were getting sunk on the regular.

Out of now DESPERATION, they had to come up with a Sub machine gun, FAST & on the fly with only scrap available.

The "Plumbers Delight" (STEN) was born.

STEN, btw, stands for Stephenson & Enfield

Texgunner
September 09, 2017, 21:55
If it wasn't for British snobbery, the STEN never would have happened - they turned thier noses up at the US gov. offer of Tommy guns, considering them a "gangsters weapon"

Eventually they came to their senses, but it was too late. All shipments were getting sunk on the regular.

Out of now DESPERATION, they had to come up with a Sub machine gun, FAST & on the fly with only scrap available.

The "Plumbers Delight" (STEN) was born.

STEN, btw, stands for Stephenson & Enfield

Actually, several sources say otherwise. From Wikipedia:

"Prior to 1941 (and even later) the British were purchasing all the Thompson submachine guns they could from the United States, but these did not meet demand."

From AmericanRifleman.org:

"Great Britain made good use of the many thousands of Thompsons acquired under Lend-Lease, and they were a favorite of the elite Commandos (who preferred them by far to the Sten"

As for the name, it is an acronym derived from the names of its two chief designers, Major Reginald V. Shepard and Harold Turpin, and the EN for Enfield.

Rudolf
September 09, 2017, 22:27
thought about trading my m11 for a Sten but not now with the 5.56 upper coming soon and AK upper also.

Texgunner
September 09, 2017, 22:32
I bought a pistol grip that replaces the stock from Stenparts.com. It took a little fitting but I really like how it looks.:biggrin:

Changes the gun's looks a lot. Much more compact for sure. I'll get some pics tomorrow and add them to the thread below.

LYCAN
September 10, 2017, 02:30
Actually, several sources say otherwise. From Wikipedia:

"Prior to 1941 (and even later) the British were purchasing all the Thompson submachine guns they could from the United States, but these did not meet demand."

From AmericanRifleman.org:

"Great Britain made good use of the many thousands of Thompsons acquired under Lend-Lease, and they were a favorite of the elite Commandos (who preferred them by far to the Sten"

As for the name, it is an acronym derived from the names of its two chief designers, Major Reginald V. Shepard and Harold Turpin, and the EN for Enfield.


It wasn't Stephenson, I stand corrected.

Texgunner
September 10, 2017, 07:54
It wasn't Stephenson, I stand corrected.

No problem here brother! :whiskey: