The STEN Mk.5 is a better-quality, more elaborate version of the Mk 2, introduced in 1944. The upgrade includes wooden pistol grip, fore grip, wooden stock and a Lee Enfield No. 4 front sight. Which makes the gun more easily controlled and solid.
They are issued to the elite red devil, paratroopers, in Operation Tonga(Part of Operation Overlord, Normandy), Operation Market Garden(Battle of Arnhem) and all over Europe.
After the great war, it continued to serve through the early part of the cold war with British forces around the world, from Suez Crisis(Second Arab–Israeli war) to Malayan Emergency(Commonwealth armed forces fought against Malayan National Liberation Army.)
Barrel Length: 180mm
System: Open Bolt Gas Blowback, Semi/ Full Auto, TM Spec Hop-Up
Package Includes: Gun, Magazine, Manual
1Blued surface process
Short traveling breech block provides better efficiency of gas
Wooden Fore grip included
Wooden furniture is made from beech
Adjustable front sight
Brass stock butt plate.
Various markings on the gun:
- a. M/78 of magazine housing marking refers to its maker of "Elkington & Son".
- b. Front sight posts maker markings
- c. Maker markings inside the brass butt plate
Steel structure, exclude the barrel base and breech block.