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Stemple Takedown Gun

Stemple -Suomi Owner’s Manual


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Breakdown View
Unmodified Stemple 76/45 Machinegun Receiver Bolt & Cocking Handle Removable Trunion Lock Nut

Buffer Mainspring Takedown Screw

Buttstock Stock Tang

Trigger Housing Assembly

Mag Housing and Barrel Jacket Assembly (short & long setups)

In 2003, BRP CORP, along with the help of the original inventor, John Stemple, manufactured the first Stemple Takedown Gun (STG) setups. These are complete accessory packages for unmodified/ transferable Stemple 76/45 machine gun receiver tubes. These “takedown” systems of interlocking subassemblies can be easily attached to and removed from the 76/45 receiver. This method of assembly is ATF approved. These machineguns are fully transferable to individuals.

Finnish KP31-based Setups

The Stemple 76/45 is roughly a 45ACP version of the 9mm S&W 76. The S&W 76 design was heavily inspired by the Swedish K/Carl Gustov M45. The M45 uses the same barrels and magazines as the Swedish M37. The M37 is a short-barreled version of Finland’s KP31. Since the Stemple 76/45 drew its roots from the Finnish KP31, it was a natural fit to use original Finnish and Swedish parts in the Stemple 76/45 system.

Weight: 12 lb Magazine: Suomi KP31 25 rd, 36 rd, 60 rd magazines, and 40 rd & 70 rd drums Rear Sight: Finnish KP31 500M Tangent or Picatinny Rail Barrel Length: 12.5 in., 7.5 in. Cycle Rate: 750 rpm Finish: Black Bipod: Detachable
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The major components of the STG are mostly Suomi 31. This system is NOT meant for anyone other than individuals knowledgeable in the safe operation of machineguns and who have a thorough understanding of automatic firearms. and feed ramp. The trigger housing system has a 3-position setup: safe. and damage. Page 3 . 5) Cleaning: When cleaning the STG. 3) Correct Mags & Drums: Drums and mags are not dimensionally consistent. The following Suomi parts and accessories will work with the STG: • Magazines and Drums • Slings • Extractors • Firing Pins • Barrels (collar may have to be modified) • Internal Trigger Housing Components • Mainspirngs Spare Parts Manufactured by BRP: • Sear • Ejector • Bolt • Lock Nuts • Trunion • Mag Housing / Barrel Jacket • Cocking Handle • Lower Assembly Stemple Takedown Gun (STG) Manual The Differences Between the Original Suomi and the STG The STG fires from the open-bolt position just as the original Suomi. Full and complete adherence to the following instructions is an absolute necessity for safe and responsible use of the STG. contact BRP CORP for fitting if necessary. The Suomi bolt has been reduced in diameter to fit the Stemple 76/45 receiver and hole pattern drilled for a new cocking handle compatible with the cocking handle slot of the Stemple 76/45 receiver. full. The Suomi trigger housing has been modified to fit the 76/45 sear opening. 4) Lubrication: Use lubricant sparingly on the outside edges of the Bolt. dangerous operation. STG. semi. The Essentials of Running The STG: Following these steps will help you use this system reliably and prevent malfunctions. 6) Inspection: After cleaning. pay special attention to cleaning the bolt face. fully inspect and reassemble the STG. If you are not such an individual you pose a danger to yourself and those around you by using this system. The internal components are the same. barrel. 1) Following Loading Protocol: Do not retract the bolt until you intend to fire. Make sure that each Magazine or Drum locks on the Magazine Latch and does not rock back and forth in the Magazine Housing. 2) Correct Ammo: Use full metal jacketed ammo only to ensure proper feeding. A newly manufactured magazine sleeve and barrel shroud assembly is designed to sleeve over the STG lock nut and give the appearance of a Suomi barrel shroud.The STG is a blow-black submachinegun that requires knowledgeable operators. however the sear is newly manufactured.

beyond the reach of children. residues. gun clubs or police departments. visually inspect it every time you handle the gun. Remember: There is NO such thing as a foolproof gun. • Store firearms and ammunition separately. • Be sure your firearm is clean – before loading inspect the barrel to insure it is perfectly clean and free of foreign objects. Do not use any firearm without having a complete understanding of its particular characteristics and safe use. • Wear eye and ear protection. can cause barrel bulging and/or rupture. • Before handling a firearm be sure to use correct and undamaged ammunition. he cannot forget. unloading. You are also encouraged to contact BRP CORP for assistance. lodged bullet or jacket. If you have doubts about your ability to handle or use this particular system safely. etc. STG. He cannot guess. • Never point a firearm at anything you don’t want to shoot. Page 4 . • Firearms Safety Course is recommended. This manual is designed to assist you in learning how to use and care for this system properly. Intelligently handled it is safe. then you should seek supervised instruction. Shooting with an obstruction in the barrel such as dirt. grease. mud. • Accident prevention is user responsibility. He must know how to use his firearm safely. • Thoroughly clean the firearm to prevent corrosion.Safety – Your Responsibility SAFETY MUST BE THE FIRST AND CONSTANT CONSIDERATION OF EVERY PERSON WHO HANDLES FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION. • An accident is always the result of basic safety rules neglect. • Handle it with respect not fear. Such personalized instruction is often available from gun dealers. with live ammunition. • Avoid alcoholic beverages or drugs before and during shooting. Only when you are certain you fully understand the manual and can properly carry out its instructions should you practice loading. • Never assume that the chamber is empty. Basic Safety List • A loaded firearm has the potential to kill. If none of these sources can help you contact the National Rifle Association. Be sure cartridge chamber is empty. • Avoid hard hitting or dropping of a loaded firearm. The person with a gun in his possession has a full-time job. etc.

With rounds still in magazine. b. Each ‘click’ is approximately 10 rounds and represents a locking point for the ratcheting mechanism. approximately 5 ‘clicks. Unloading the Gun a. • Once the cage and base plate cannot rotate any further. 3. Only charge the drum to the point you want to load it. The bolt is the ‘open’ position. The spring causes the cage. • Open the drum by pressing the ratchet release pin and rotating the locking arm away from the retaining shoulder. Page 5 . The ratcheting mechanism will ‘click’ as you wind the cage. Be very careful not to press the ratchet release button. Loading the Gun • • a. Firing the Gun 4. At a certain point. Push the magazine release lever forward and remove the magazine. With the bolt forward insert the drum or magazine into the magazine housing and smack into place making sure that the magazine catch lever engages the magazine. Fire Control Selector (Shown in Full Position) Fully Forward: Full Auto 1 Click Rearward: Semi Auto Fully Rearward: Safe STG. Loading the Magazines and Drums 2. • When filling the magazines. You will need to do this on a flat surface so the rounds do not tip over. it will release the full force of the spring and possibly crack the feed lip. start loading the drum bullet tip up. pusher arm. Place the cover plate over the drum body. Drum • You may fill the drum to capacity or only load small amount of ammo. press the ratchet release pin and rotate the locking arm toward the retaining shoulder. Magazines • There are numerous magazines manufactured for the Suomi 31&37. b. • Charge the drum by winding the cage counterclockwise. The bolt is the ‘closed’ position. With empty magazine. Push the magazine release lever forward and remove the magazine. Pull Trigger a. Retract Bolt to the end of the cocking track b.’ the base plate will start rotating with the cage and pusher arm. press the ratchet release button and make sure that there is sufficient force pushing the rounds toward the feed lip to feed the gun during cycle. • Once full. and base plate to rotate clockwise. Make sure that the magazine fits properly and test its ability to feed using dummy rounds. Be careful to not press the magazine catch lever when holding the gun. Pull down on the magazine to make sure that the magazine or drum is properly engaged. The drum operates on a constant force spring otherwise know as a clockwork spring located in a spring cage in the center of the drum.Operation 1. make sure that the rounds are firmly pressed against the rear of the magazine. Set the selector is set to the rear (SAFE).

Disassembly Procedure Step 1: Remove the Takdown Screw • Use the STG Multi-Tool or appropriate screwdriver to unscrew the Takedown Screw (approx. Page 6 . 6 rotations) STG Multi-Tool Fitted Takedown Screw Tip Takedown Screw STG.

and dump the bolt out of the rear end of the Receiver.Step 2: Remove the Buffer • Once the screw stops rising from the receiver. • Remove the Buffer. Takedown Screw Buffer Rod Mainspring Buffer Buffer Pad Step 3: Remove the Bolt and Cocking Handle • Retract the Bolt and Cocking Handle to the end of the Cocking Handle Track. hold the Buffer and pull the screw upward from the receiver. Page 7 . pull the Cocking Handle out of the right side of the Receiver. Bolt Cocking Handle STG.

Do not twist to remove since it will scratch the metal finish. Barrel Shroud Takedown Pin & Retainer Screw Takedown Pin STG.Step 4: Separate the Upper & Lower Assemblies • Use the multi-tool takedown pin pusher to remove the HK-style takedown pin from the rear of the magazine housing area. • Remove the magazine housing by pulling it forward and away from the receiver. Lift the upper assembly from the lower assembly. then pushing the takedown pin out with the multi-tool. At this point the barrel shroud can be removed from the magazine housing. Takedown Pin Hole Takedown Pin Pusher Step 5: Separate the 76/45 Receiver from the Barrel Jacket / Magazine Housing Assembly • Remove the barrel shroud takedown pin by unscrewing the takedown pin retainer. Page 8 .

You should use the BRP lock nut wrench. & Ejector Step 6: Remove the Barrel • Unscrew the barrel lock nut and pull the barrel from the receiver. Be very careful not to mar the lock nut. Parts to Thoroughly Clean After Any Shooting All parts listed should be soaked. • You should add a drop of Lock-Tite (blue/non-permanent) to the threads of the trunion to prevent the lock nut from vibrating loose during use Barrel Lock Nut STG.At this point. no further disassembly is required for regular cleaning. Bolt Face Compensator Barrel: You can run the cleaning rod through the rear of the Receiver Feed Ramp. Rear Barrel Face. rubber strap wrench. Page 9 . or adjustable wrench to unscrew the locknut. brused and/or wiped with CLP until free of residue.

Page 10 . STG. The sear will disconnect from the trigger and you may loose the sear spring & plunger When separated from the 76/45 receiver. Typically. the middle/semi position is only for disassembly of the trigger pack. Optional Bipod Setup To remove the bipod simply unscrew the socket head cap screw at the top of the bipod and detach from the base. there is no need to disassemble the lower assembly as pictured.Be careful not to pull the trigger with the selector in the middle position when disassembled.

otherwise.While pulling back on the Mainspring against the Buffer Block and Buffer Rod. and the Buffer Block guides into the rear of the receiver. Page 11 . and Lower Trigger Housing Assembly line up . guide the Bolt forward. . . you may bend the mainspring . .Use the STG Muli-Tool or appropriate Screwdriver to tighten the Takedown Screw.With the Mainspring and Buffer Assembled. . . (there is no need for excessive torque) STG.Grasp the Lower Trigger Housing Assembly and squeeze it to the Receiver.Push the Takedown screw through the Receiver until it stops on the Buffer Base. 5. • To install the Mainspring and Buffer Assembly: Be careful to follow these instructions.Pull the bolt back to the sear catch area. . and 4 until you have the STG-W as pictured. push the BuffeAssembly forward making sure that the Mainspring continues to guide on the Buffer Rod and rear of the Bolt.Once the Buffer Base is at the rear of the Receiver.Push the Buffer Assembly forward until the holes in the Buffer. install the Mainspring into the rear of the Bolt making sure that it guides into the opening in the rear of the Bolt.Assembly Procedure • Reverse operations 6. Receiver.

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* Screws and pins with red in-fill should not be removed.Assembly Procedure Standard Disassembled State Takedown Keeper Screw Alignment & Guide Tool (stainless steel) Rear Post (stainless steel) The stainless steel Rear Post is semi-permanently fixed to the lower housing. STG. Page 16 . It is threaded and counter-bored to fit the Takedown Keeper Screw.

Top view of full-auto-only sear system and Rear Post Step 1: Insert the Bolt and Cocking Handle Assembly Step 2: Insert the Mainspring & Buffer Assembly To ensure that the Mainspring and Buffer Rod are properly guided into the rear of the Bolt. Page 17 . retract the Bolt and grasp the Upper Receiver assembly as pictured as you push the Buffer & Mainspring assembly forward. STG.

Step 3: Attach the Upper Assembly to the Rear Post Takedown Keeper Screw Alignment & Guide Tool (stainless steel) Guide Pin Rear Post (stainless steel) STG. This will retain the Buffer and Mainspring assembly and maintain rear Buffer and Receiver alignment with the Rear Post. Page 18 .Step 3: Insert the Alignment and Guide Tool Make sure that the groove on the Buffer Cap is facing down. Insert the Alignment and Guide Tool through the top of the Receiver.

Firmly seat the Guide Pin part of the Alignment and Guide tool into the top of the Rear Post. Page 19 . STG.

Push down on the Upper Assembly so the Rear Post Guides into the bottom of the Receiver and Buffer. the Alignment and Guide Tool will fall from the top of the Receiver. STG. Page 20 . Once fully pushed down.

Step 5: Attach the Mag Housing and Shroud Assembly Carfully guide the Mag Housing and Shroud Assembly into the slot at the front of the Trigger Housing assembly.Step 4: Attach the Rear Keeper Screw (loosely) Loosely attach the Rear Keeper Screw so the Mag Housing and Shroud Assembly can slide easily into position. Make sure that it is firmly seated at the back for Trigger Housing assembly to ensure proper hole alignment. Page 21 . STG.

insert the HK takedown pin from the right side of the firearm. With you other hand. STG. grasp and squeeze the Upper and Lower assemblies.With one hand. Page 22 .

STG. Page 23 . Excessive torque is not required.Step 6: Tighten the Rear Keeper Screw Use the fitted multi-tool to tighten the Rear Keeper Screw.