View Full Version : Building a Sten
02-20-2004, 06:49 PM
I see Centerfiresystems has sten kits now. Semiautosten.com had conversion kits, but they're sold out. Has anyone here built a semi-auto sten from a kit? I'd like to know how involved it is and if there are any good resources on the web that might help me out. Also, I think I remember seeing a site that sells 16" sten barrels but I forgot where.
02-21-2004, 12:09 AM
There was a thread over on the Home Gunsmithing board regard ing these.
02-21-2004, 01:54 PM
Thanks mike that's exactly what I was looking for!
Valkyrie Arms makes complete semiauto MK II and III Stens (MK V coming soon) in limited numbers. That would be a good working example to follow if you can find someone who owns one.
BTW, CatCo has their old semiauto Sten MK II manufacturing/tooling setup available for sale, if you feel like going into business. $50,000 for the whole setup.
02-23-2004, 12:19 PM
CATCO is selling all the tooling for 50K. Just imagine, you could corner the market on semi - auto stens.
02-23-2004, 01:42 PM
no matter which route you take, please realize that more people have gotten in trouble with the sten gun than any other design.
if you are bent on doing a home made version up, i would advise you follow the batfe approved design plans to the letter...and keep an approval letter with the firearm at all times.
i love the sten in full auto.
good luck and enjoy it!
02-24-2004, 12:52 AM
Thanks for the input Campybob... was there anything specific about homebuilt stens that people were getting busted for?
02-28-2004, 12:42 PM
There is a semi-auto closed bolt kit on Sturmgewehr 2-28-04 for sale for 250$. It is a closed bolt design works with mk3 kit. They do take a little mechanical skill. Also if your interested try sten9mm group on Yahoo groups. The designer of sas3 contributes there alot. Any questions can usually be answered by the group promptly.
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