The completed Sten MkIV. Perhaps not a looker, but definitely one of the most practical SMGs I have built to date. When folded, this easily fits in a backpack making it a much more portable choice than my usual long rifles.
The large trigger guard makes it ideal for use with gloves in cold conditions.
The buttstock when folded also makes a handy foregrip. In CQB this is very practical for when poking round corners.
When you want a little more shooting precision, just grab the inner tongue and pull it towards the buttstock.
You can then unfold the stock and lock it into position at the back.
This is pretty comfortable in this layout, though I am not sure if recoil would be easy to control. I can see how the flat steel would be uncomfortable for prolonged periods of shooting, but no more so than many of the previous models of Sten gun. Frankly compared to the prolific T-stock this would still be a huge improvement so I don’t understand how this was rejected due to being uncomfortable while shooting.
If you missed it, you can see the build post for this project here.
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