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Osprey: The Sterling Submachine Gun
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 - 01:46 AM UTC


Randy L Harvey takes a look at ''The Sterling Sub machine Gun'' book release from Osprey Publishing.

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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 02:22 AM UTC
So THATS what those neat little machine guns I see toted about "over there" are! I did not know what a Sterling is. Thanks for the write up, HARV.
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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 10:06 AM UTC

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Thanks for the write up, HARV.



You're welcome Fred. Glad it provided you with some information. The book is a very nice addition to the Osprey weapons series.

Hope that all is well.

Thanks,
Randy
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 08:22 AM UTC
I managed to hit a range target at 400ft distance with one of these back in the 70's. I had to aim about 5" ABOVE the target to do it. Also fired one on full auto during jungle patrol training in Malaya.
I always had full confidence in the weapon but dreaded dropping it on its butt while a full magazine was attached..... There is probably one of these still out there in the woods around Hohne...a guy in Regt HQ troop lost his during an exercise...
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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2019 - 11:41 PM UTC
Thanks for sharing those stories Steve. It's cool that you got to shoot the real deal. Would hate to have been the guy that lost his. I imagine his military life got a little rough for a while after that.

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Randy
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 06:48 AM UTC
I recall having fired the Canadian variant of this weapon during my basic training days at Cornwallis in 1983. I remember it was light, and easy to fire... although hard to keep on target in full auto.

It is perhaps more famously known as the blast r of choice for the Imperial Stormtroopers of the Star Wars movies!

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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 07:55 AM UTC
Thank you for sharing Dave. Always interested in hearing from individuals that have actually fired the weapons. I like to hear the personal insight as to how they functioned.

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Randy
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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 09:03 AM UTC
When I fired one in training, we were taught to fire short bursts of 5-6 rounds. It is quite accurate used in this way. Field stripping is a doddle. You undo the back and a big spring with all the guts attached comes out!
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 04:31 AM UTC
Thank you for sharing your personal knowledge and use of the weapon Steve. Personal accounts are awesome to hear.

Thank you,
Randy