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Old January 21st, 2017, 01:29 AM   #1
 
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My "boat anchor" Colefire 9 mm pistol

This unsightly pistol I acquired not long ago is also very heavy. Not pretty but lots of fun to shoot with the 34 round mag. It is fashioned from an WWII British pistol.



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Old January 21st, 2017, 04:28 AM   #2
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That's pretty cool. Different and it looks fun!
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It is fashioned from an WWII British pistol.
If I recall correctly, one of many names the original went by was Sten. Is this one 9mm?
I'm trying to sort through the cobwebs in my mind to remember the name of a later incarnation that went by the name Sterling? I watched an exhibition in 1996 at a Soldier of Fortune convention where they put on an exhibition of fire power in the desert just outside of Las Vegas. A British chap showed just what could be done with them. He was actually pretty good with the pair he brought.
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If I recall correctly, one of many names the original went by was Sten. Is this one 9mm?
I'm trying to sort through the cobwebs in my mind to remember the name of a later incarnation that went by the name Sterling? I watched an exhibition in 1996 at a Soldier of Fortune convention where they put on an exhibition of fire power in the desert just outside of Las Vegas. A British chap showed just what could be done with them. He was actually pretty good with the pair he brought.
It is a 9 mm. The British version was a Sterling, I believe. The mag with my gun is also a Sterling. Seems to be well made, although not so pretty.
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The British version?????

The British developed the Sten in 1941. It is there design. The gun was also built in Canada during the war and issued to our troops in Europe. The Sten was always called a Sten.

The Sterling is also a British designed sub gun developed at WW11's end - 1944-45. The gun eventually replaced the Sten in 1953.

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if I am correct it is an offshoot of the stirling not the sten.
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Here is a link to the Sterling - Patchett L2A1 (Mk.1) - L2A3 (Mk.4), L34A1 (Mk.5) submachine gun (Great Britain)

I don't have enough posts to post the direct link. You can find the British gun at the website below.

Modernfirearms.net
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Is it auto.or semi auto?
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Is it auto.or semi auto?
semi auto. The safety lever has an auto position, but it is not active.
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Very cool.

Now, does it fire from an open bolt?
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I fired one a while back, and pretty sure it is does not fire from open bolt, but I bet I know what you are thinking :>)...

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And so did the government when they outlawed open bolt.
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