The STEN (or Sten gun) was a family of British submachine guns chambered in 9mm parabellum and used extensively by British and Commonwealth forces throughout World War II and the Korean War. They had a simple design and very low production cost, so they were also effective insurgency weapons for resistance groups.
STEN is an acronym, from the names of the weapon's chief designers, Major Reginald V. Shepherd and Harold Turpin, and EN for Enfield. Over four million Stens in various versions were made in the 1940s.
The Sten was a blowback-operated submachine gun firing from an open bolt with a fixed firing pin on the face of the bolt. This means the bolt remains to the rear when the weapon is cocked, and on pulling the trigger the bolt moves forward under spring pressure, stripping the round from the magazine, chambering it and firing the weapon all in the same movement. There is no breech locking mechanism, the rearward movement of the bolt caused by the recoil impulse is arrested only by the mainspring and the bolt's inertia. The basic operating principles were similar to those of the German MP40, Russian PPSh-41, US M3 submachine gun and numerous other designs. These shared similar attributes and faults; they were simple and cheap to manufacture, and put an automatic weapon into the hands of soldiers, greatly increasing the short-range firepower of the infantry, especially when the main infantry weapon was a bolt-action rifle capable of only around 15 rounds per minute and not suited for short-range combat.
The slot on the side of the body where the cocking knob ran was also a target of criticism, as the long opening could allow foreign objects to enter. On the other hand, a beneficial side-effect of the Sten's minimalist design was that it would fire without any lubrication. This proved useful in desert environments such as the Western Desert Campaign, where oil attracted and retained dust and sand.
This is the STEN MK.2(S) airsoft replica, the most widely used suppressed submachine gun in the last century, before MP5 SD. From the '40s, British commandos special operations in Scandinavia to SOG secret mission in the jungle between Cambodia and Vietnam border in the late '60s. And even more, it was operated with Taiwanese frogmen in the '80s. It can be recognized as an icon of old school special operations in some aspects.
This is the STEN MK.2(S) Airsoft replica, the most widely used suppressed submachine gun in the last century before the MP5 SD. Used in the 1940s by British Commando special operations in Scandinavia, as well as in SOG secret missions in the jungle between Cambodia and Vietnam in the 1960s. Easily recognized as an icon of old school special forces operations. The S in this edition stands for the suppressor, which is included with the rifle, along with the cover and protective cord, which are also included and pre-assembled.
- Includes Suppressor
- Includes cover and protective cord
- Full Steel - Skeleton Stock
- Skeleton 'para' Stock
- Outer barrel
- Magazine Casing
- Stamped Magwell Top and Bottom
- Stamped Stock
- Real-Steel Disassembly
- Uses a VSR Hop Rubber and VSR Styled Inner Barrel
Highly Accurate Replication from Real Steel Version.
Satisfying Recoil Impulse.
Good for approx. 350 - 370fps.
Comes with x1 32rd magazine.
Length - 760mm
Weight - 3920g
Magazine Capacity - 32 Rounds
Power Source - Green Gas / Propane
Blowback - YES
Shooting Modes - Semi, Full Auto
Hop-up - Adjustable
Magazine Compatibility - Northeast Sten Gas Magazines.
FPS - Approx. 35Mk50FPS
Marui Compatible GBB Barrel & Hop.
Inner Barrel 180mm.
Realistic Brass buttplate.
This GBBR from Northeast is a lifelike and highly accurate reproduction of that iconic submachine gun for the 1940s. The operation is exactly like the real one and it feels very good in hand due to its full metal construction. The gun has the ability to shoot in both semi and full auto which offers a very satisfying kick and can easily be taken down to a more compact carry form. This particular version of the Sten Mk5 with wooden features aof front and pistol grip with wooden stock instead of the more recognizable T stock.
x1Northeast Sten GBBR Mk5 - Black/Wood
x1 32 Rnd Magazine.
Northeast Sten MK2 (S) Skeleton Stock GBBR
- Brand: North Western
- Product Code: Northeast Sten MK2 (S) Skeleton Stock GBBR
- Availability: Pre-Order