Very very sweet nice build!
"Courage is being scared to death - and saddling up anyway." - The Duke
The bolt has been drilled to take a Sten cocking handle. The bolt needs heat treatment to make it soft enough to work on, and then more heat treatment to make it hard again.
The Sten MkIII ( any Sten model apart from a MkV would work ) tigger housing has been cut and welded to reduce the diameter of the part that fits over the tube so that it fits the Suomi diameter tube.
The receiver is 1" longer than a standard Suomi M31 tube, and has a cocking slot, and is cut underneath so it will accept a Sten sear.
It uses a cut down Sten return spring.
The rear sight is moved back about 1", it still has the guide for the Suomi bolt that sticks down into the receiver.
It uses a modified Sten selector switch safety, which consists of a cam which lowers the trip lever to disconnect the trigger from the mechanism.
That's about it really. I thought long and hard about what I needed to do to make it work properly, and expected to have teething problems to sort out being as it was a bit radical but, it worked perfectly without any alteration.
Wow..very nicely done, and clean lines. I like it. I suppose you could call it a "Suoten" or, even better a "SteFin".
Any pics or measurements of the bolt would be appreciated!
Thanks for sharing this.
Last edited by Mick; 01-05-2014 at 05:10 PM.
WOW your allowed to have open bolt firearms too!?!? Our laws suck, we have to make them closed bolt and some of them take a lot of modifications to get them to work.
Thank you very much for the info and videos
"Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem" Ronald Reagan
Yes we can have open bolt guns as there is nothing in law that prohibits them. The RCMP asked me to make them fire from a closed bolt but I refused. I ended up taking them to court over it.
Lot's of laws suck up here too, you can have things that we can't. Swings and roundabouts
I found out you were a weapons guild member. I have be looking at some of the old posts for info on your builds.
Man, I wish we could have open bolts here.