VERY RARE Hudson
Special Forces Commando
WWII STEN MKII (S)
With screw on silencer
Rare opportunity to obtain a Hudson: British Commando Sten MKII(s) : Includes: Original box/instructions, 32rd metal magazine, metal screw on silencer, five 9mm blowback cartridges (in excellent / new condition). Very rare! Can only go up in price !!
Like the original the STEN MKII can be fired on either semi or full automatic. The effect is a real simulation of the STEN in action. The charge/cap (fits inside the cartridges) which produces the blowback action and ejects the shell(s). In real time this all happens very quickly and a full magazine can be discharged in the same time as the real STEN. Fieldstrips like the real thing !
In excellent condition / appears unfired and carrier bolt in new condition (please see photos above)
Construction : all metal.
Hudson Sten Mk2
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PFC Primer caps: £9.50 per box (1 box = 100 PFC caps) These are needed to make the bang and eject the cartridge
Extra cartridges: £1.95 each
Extra Magazines: £21.95 each
9mm Double PFC Primer Cap blowback cartridges: €4.05 / £3.45 each (reusable / takes 2x PFC primer caps). These are a new design / light weight. Half the weight a standard cartridge and internally built for maximum force giving more flash from the 2x PFC caps, kickback and power from a lighter more powerful cartridge
9mm Lightweight/ Mild kick blowback cartridges: €3.80 / £3.20 each (reusable / takes 1x PFC primer cap). These are a new design / light weight. Half the weight a standard cartridge and internally built for maximum force giving more kickback and power from a lighter more powerful cartridge over a standard cartridge.
Eight real look / size 9mm Blowback Cartridges: €28.95 / £21.95
Eight real look / size 9mm Dummy Bullets: €28.85 / £21.95
9mm Ammo Box: €10.85 / £8.45
The Sten MK (or
Mark) II was the widely produced version of the popular British Sten series of
submachine gun with over two million produced in just three years during the
war. The Sten-series as a whole was based on the principle of cheap design and
production - both affable factors during wartime production. The Sten was a
no-frills weapon system and designed for close combat. The Mk II was a more
refined version of the Mk I and built to be lighter and smaller than it's
predecessor. The entire system was basically built around the tube barrel, with
even the butt of the gun being simple bent tubing.
The Sten Mark II was possibly the
most versatile of the several Sten models. The simple blow back bolt was not
only simple but was a highly effective system for automatic fire. The Gun itself
had a singular tube skeleton butt, a removable barrel and fixed sights. In
addition, when mass-produced, the cost worked out at a very inexpensive £2.50
per gun. It would be employed in every theatre of war and was particularly
favoured by the French Resistance Fighters because it could be easily dismantled
and hidden away in a shopping basket or small suitcase. Another useful advantage
for the Resistance movements was that the Sten had been designed to fire
standard German 9mm ammunition, thus allowing captured enemy rounds to be
employed without problem.
The Germans too were greatly impressed by the simplicity of the Sten, paying it the supreme compliment of copying the design and producing several hundred thousand of their own for use by their Volksturm (German Home Guard) to be used for guerilla operations against the conquering Russians. The Sten would remain in British Army service until the mid 1950s when it was finally superseded by the Sterling SMG.
Mark IIS and Mark VIS models (sometimes recorded as 6(s)) were produced which incorporated an integral suppressor (silencer) . This would heat up rapidly when fired and a canvas cover was laced around the suppressor for some protection for the firer's supporting hand. The MkIIS was, as the name suggests, a suppressed version of the Mk II. Captured examples of the Sten Mk IIS in German service were designated MP.751(e).
The suppressed models were produced at the request of the Special operation Executive (SOE) for use on clandestine operations in occupied Europe, starting with the Mk. IIS in 1943. Due to their tendency to overheat, they were fired in short bursts or single shots.