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STEN MKII
Complete machine plans

STEN SUBMACHINE GUN, 9-millimetre submachine gun that became the standard such weapon in the British Commonwealth armed forces during World War II. Moreover, hundreds of thousands of Sten guns were provided to underground movements everywhere in Europe during that war. The gun was so ubiquitous that its name became all but a generic term for submachine gun. The Sten gun remained in service until the late 1950s. The most common version of the Sten gun was 30 inches (76.2 cm) long with a barrel of 7.5 inches (19 cm). It fired at a rate of 550 rounds per minute, and it had a 32-round box magazine that, however, tended to jam if more than 30 rounds were loaded. The butt was a steel frame that, with the barrel, could be removed without difficulty so that the disassembled weapon could be easily hidden. Its weight was just over six pounds (2.7 kg) unloaded. Please set up Acrobat to “View - Bookmarks and Page”

Sten Mk II
PARTS LIST
1. 2. Barre I 24. Sear 25. Sear

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Barrel sleeve Barre I sleeve lock Barre 1 sleeve lock spring

syring

26. Sear 27. Bolt Firing pin 29. Extractor 30. Extractor spring 31. Extractor p i n 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41.
Closing spring

5. 6. 7. 8. : i

sight Barrel bushing Receiver tube Receiver cap
Front

28.

Trigger housing 9 lb. Butt stock assembly:

stock t u b i n g butt plate stock grip stock ring

11. Magazine 12. Magazine 13. Magazine 14. Magazine 15. Magazine
16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23.

housing

Closing spring cup Trigger housing cover TrigF: housing cover screw (2)
Magazine houskg

housing spacer housing spacer screw latch latch spring

Trigger Trigger spring Trigger pin Disconnector

Magazine follower Magazine spring Magazine spring latch Magazine botiom sight

42. Rear

Disconnector pin Selector Selector spring
Selector plunger (2)

NOTES: 1 . Bolt stopping surface on barrel is lmm f o r 2.
ward of magazine well slot. Bolt stroke is 135mm.

._-_._ -__~ I / .>’ \ I /--/ /+ I_ I / f- I’ 1 / i- m - --- q$ 1 I 6 f.L .Receiver tube Material: seamless steel tubing . - 0 dd._ _:i -_-- / _Acc? <.

__ I --a--_ 1 151‘ I k--._ -- ----_( .5R typ. . I’ 1 --me---s--B -I1 Main spring cap Material: Imm stock -e-v-- I _ I_.45 !s I - - c_ I Scale: 1 : 1 I ------__- Receiver rear end b u s h i n g Material: AISI 1010 or equivalent Scale: 1 : 1 r \ ! r-1 I I 1 I 20R 1f J_ 2.5 - I ’I .(\ I \ 1.

00 Rear sight Barrel sleeve latch Note: Stake at assembly with magazine housing 21R .Barrel hushing Material: 4140 Scale: Barrel sleeve / I minor 0 29.

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7 ref.O ref.Magazine housing Material: as notted Scale: 1 : 1 78 - 1 r--r 23 ‘ * I 13 7 * 5 -y 44 ! I I II 70 II 1 I i -I -5 1 I I I 714. .5 fT” 1’ I 1 I 4 1 1 i ’ i I- ’I t 1 1 ISteel stc.Weld 29.4 --b-j . 2. /.

2 Magazine housing spacer Material: AISI 1010 or equivalent 3mm stock. Material: AISI 1010 or equivalent 2. 4 71 [. Heat treat: none Scale: 1 : 1 / 7’: 23 I &O-32 drill & .3 +==7.Magazine latch .lmm deep Scale: 1 : 1 11 T \ \ 3R typ.7mm stock.5 r 6 .3 I 4.9. Case harden O.

__ ----..Barrel Material: AISI 4140 Harden to: Br 255-277 1 56 .02 Bore diameter: 8.6 --J 1 23 d 9.--__ .-__._ . 3 2 + ._..22 -80 rpf_ .-.-_ _.-.. b .M + .03 ! Twist: 1 /250mm RI-I 6 of Number grooves: Groove width: 2.65 + . )--_ A_ 28 ~4 4.06 + -05 ’I- __I__ 1s 75 + _ 02 _~--.05 - + .05 1 . _____ _________-.02 Rifling diameter: 9.5 + .

21 in. 2. T h i s ccJ<er can be eliminated or made from plastic. (9290 grains) 0./set.2mm 3D ID:: 35. 3. 4. 8.75 in. or pieces of drill rod. fit the barrel in the bushing by sliding fit. 1.327 ib.. schedule 40 is suitable for a modified receiver: 42. 1 b . The external portion of the c o c k i n g h a n d l e (sticking out of the receiver) may be a straight 8.404 lb. For example. or equivalent.00 in. Fasten the barrel in the bushing 11.381 in. 0. 9 J. A 1” galvanized pipe fits loosely inside a l-1/4” pipe and can be welded as a filler-spacer where needed. The trigaer housing cover acts only as a guard against ‘ birt entering the trigger assembly. most suitable for use as a receive:. Bolt: Bolt maximum dia. (9830 grains) 1. Eliminate barrei sleeve. 7.0mm ID. Turn barrel blank OD (outside diameter) without any shoulder.40 in. Ati pins can be roll pins of standard commerciai size. permanent assembly. side t a b s m a y b e r e p l a c e d b y s p a c e r s o r washers to keep the trigger located neutrally.55mm Ncte: 5.067 in. STEN Mk II SPECIFICA-TIONS 1. Turn the bolt OD to fit the receiver ID.60 in. 2. 5.20 in. Select suitable lightwall steel tubing which is commercially available. All springs can be of a standard commercial . 12. 15 9. 13. 4. size. a -fence p o s t p i p e ( g a l v a n i z e d ) is 38. by two roll pins of 3/16” diameter. l-7/4” diameter nominal size galvanized pipe. 3. 6. the same as the inside. 3. Weld barrel bushing into the front end of the receiver for simple.8mm OD. 1. 6. Trigger material may be aluminum or plastic.5mm O D a n d 35.80 in. Bolt overall dia. (540 grains) 1. Recoil Spring: 3.077 lb.05mm YVaII thickness: 3. . Bolt body length S U G G E S T E D S T E N M A N U F A C T U R I N G NiODIFiCATIONS 1. Cartridge: 9mm Parabellum Bullet weight Powder weight Muzzle veiocity W ire diameter Spring OD Active coils Free length Initial length Finai length Work stroke Weight (including extractor) Cocking handle Total recoiling w e i g h t : ‘ 116 grains 6 grains 1400 ft.

4 1 .Extractor Scale: 4.5 : 1 Material: AISI 1040 or equiv..7 wide harden to: Rc 48-52 W\ / 21 I 0 I-- &5R 1 \ 59. stock 4. I Bolt handle S c a l e : 37 : 1 Material : mild steel Heat treat: none 2 ‘ -16R Selector S c a l e : . 5 .a7 : 1 ?Aateria!: mi!d steel Heat treat : none .

formed Required: 1 Scale: 1 : 1 22 142 c-----8 0 tt 39 A11 Sten screws are lo-32 thread.Trigger housing cover Material: lmm stock. . Trigger housing screws (2) are 13mm long. round head type.

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5mm s t o c k Rewired: 2 -r I 42 -725 -7 30 L 16.5mm stock Required: 1 each .87 : 1 &Iaterial: 2.I \ &- Material: 2.5rj 1 . Trigger housing S c a l e : . .-.

xote: Trigger pin may be substituted by spring pin 3.5 5.1 # wire C. 5.WR Firing pin Material: Drill rod Harden to Rc 50 PINS (Spring pins) USE Extractor Sear DIAMETER 2.5 R ref.5 LENGTH 25 24 .1 # by 26 long. 3.

SPRINGS USE Extractor Magazine latch Closing Trigger 1 1 1.5 coils.6 8 .6 12 15. sq . Sq. Brookly.1 8 .. formed substitute LT-059K-1-R 3. 112/1970 .6 fi wire f- “‘ Lee Spring Company. St. Extension spring loops LC-04oc-4 LC-OLZOC-6 LE-026B-7 or LE-026C-8 LC-Oi8B-6 Selector Barrel sleeve latch 0. 30 Mail.6 0 . 1.5 245 57 SUBSTITUTE”: %. Gr . Sear spring.7 7 .alog Xo. >A! 11201: zd.7 26.5 4.45 1 4 ..7 14 35 Gr .

) 16.8 7 : 1 3. 1.8 I. I ’ 71.6 .Scale: .6mm stock Heat treat: none Scale: ..87 : 1 Trigger Material: AISI 1010 or equivalent.

I ’ I 1 1 L L - ’ ’ m-m - 1I ” =L L -Y---- Sear pin Sear lever 7 / \\ \ \ \ J \ \ 4 / \ \ \ -’ ‘ rlgger s p r i n g 1 1 1 l’ I .i ’ I I I I / I 1 / Bottom view .Trigger assembly Top view I--- Ir----i= - -1-r i 1. \ -lr--I \ I I I ’ \ \ -- ’ - m- ----mm ).

1 $ driil rod Y.8 .2.8R 2.Sear Material: AISI 4140 or equivalent Harden to Rc 55 Scale: 1 : 1 L 3.

87 --r i Magazine Material: lmm steel stock Rear view Front view 3.2R f Bottom view .--I_ Top view .

To make a follower in a simpler way is to follow the Degtyarev DP LAIG approach .8 ref. flat follower with a dummy round soldered and/or screwed to it will replace a complicated stamping.using a dummy round as the last one in the magazine.I I I I I I I I I I I- 34. Thus a simple. .6R (ciearance for magazine body) I I I \’ I -_--__ we--_ _ i I I I 60.Magazine follower Material: low carbon steel Scale: 1 : 1 3.5 I I I I . -+I Note: The *magazine follower is a compks stamping made on a progressive die.

- I r- 27..0 ’: w.5 R 3 1 I Retaining lip bent over magazine spring tab at assembly Magazine bottom plate Material: lmm mild steel r 3 Sale: -87 : 1 .5R ref. 6. 4 VIagazine spring Material: Music wire 1.-_I / Over-all length: 313 Number of.7 - / r 6.87 : 1 P .coils: 26 I.5R S c a l e : . ...\ - I- - I -.3 1 ---I Magazine bottom retainer Material : lmm mild steel 5 L 6 .5mm dia.

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