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Too Much Politics!

Need gun fix?

Here ya go.

Click the pic for hi-res.

Some STENs and a PPSh 41.


Oh, yeah - and a MAT 49, too.
And the spike bayonet for an Enfield No. 4, presumably receding out of picture to the left; and one of the Stens has mounted the knife bayonet for the No. 4 ... Cheers JMH
If we make the not-unreasonable assumption that the case to the left is the same length of the case that fills the photo, we are drawn to the conclusion that the possible #4 is pretty short. So, perhaps a #5? We would still be wrong - it's the butt to a Lanchester. But, gee, John, you left out the sectioned M95 Mauser action and the French training light. There there's those butts there above the Lanchester butt... Like here.
Ah, yes, the Sten. Best room-clearing device since the Mills bomb. Just put in a fresh magazine, cock the bolt and throw it into the room. Oh, and make sure you're behind something bullet-resistant. Fortunately, by the time I was issued a sub-machine gun, they'd upgraded to the Stirling SMG instead, so I never had the opportunity to find out if this was actually true from first-hand experience.
I'll handle that for you. It is, if it hits butt-first.
John, I thought the PPsh came with a drum magazine of 70-something rounds...when was the banana clip for it used/invented?
You are correct, the PPSh was originally issued with a 71 round drum magazine directly copied from the Suomi. That magazine, like the Thompson drum, while providing a lot of firepower, proved slow and cumbersome to load and prone to spring failure after a fairly short time. So the 35 round stick magazine was developed in 1942. The drums continued to be made and issued, even by the chinese, but overall, experienced troops preferred the sticks.
John, are those yours? Whomever they belong to, I am jealous. So jealous that I might have to go confess to a priest, even though I am not, in fact, Catholic.