So, the Lanchester is finished! And I am in love, though I say so myself.
Details, the new magazine well closely resembles the original and is an improvement on the Sten original. I have brazed the mag catch head so that when it wears it looks brassy.
The foresight and bayonet lug. This should take a rubber SMLE bayonet if the owner decides to do so!
The trigger is set back, the pull is a little unusual but not bad.
The buttplate, steel, though a brass SMLE buttplate could be substituted in here.
The rear locking lug is just for looks on this. A hinge is quite hard to do but may be doable in the future. For now you can remove the lock and back cap to replace the battery. Unfortunately the wrist of this stock is too slim to drill through to a larger battery compartment in the buttstock.
You can check out the build process for this gun here.
If you like this build, you may like to take a look at where it came from, the MP18 and its extended family.
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