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Ortona 10-06-2020 12:54 AM

Unusual wood stocks on these Mark III Sten guns!
 
The photo is captioned:

"An active Auxiliary Unit from the Hampshire area, well armed for their particular role and pictured completely against secrecy regulations and their own security should the Germans have invaded and acquired such a picture."

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...3b1977c3_h.jpg0 by Stephen Duffy, on Flickr

The picture came from this rather interesting article called "Churchill's Secret Army - The Auxiliary and Special Duty Units in East Devon in WWII":

http://jjwargames.blogspot.com/2018/...liary-and.html

Kev Longino 10-06-2020 08:49 PM

Re: Unusual wood stocks on these Mark III Sten guns!
 
There were quite a lot of oddities of types of Sten gun and experimental models, I have pics of Mk2s with Lee-Enfield stocks attached and a Mk3 with a different type of wood stock to your pic. Those ones look a little "home-made" as the shape is quite unusual.

SteveKrieg 10-11-2020 10:52 AM

Re: Unusual wood stocks on these Mark III Sten guns!
 
They are indeed unusual butt-wise and concur with the above that there were a raft of experimentals at the time. Being a STEN fan, it's also great to see a pic I've never seen before...thanks for sharing, Steve


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