Assault Rifle - Page 5




 
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February 19th, 2005  
Vitaly
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Canadian Sergeant
My personal fav. is the German Stenn Gun. Nice, but heavy to lugg around
Bren, maybe?
February 19th, 2005  
Pete031
 
 
Bren gun is also a British weapon... My Great Uncle was a Bren Gunner in WW2
February 19th, 2005  
Vitaly
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pete031
Bren gun is also a British weapon... My Great Uncle was a Bren Gunner in WW2
Yeah I know, I meant that it was heavy and hard to carry around, so I figured that a british weapon was the subject and the only one which could be confused with sten is bren, which is also kinda funny since one is an SMG and the other is a LMG
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February 19th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
The sten gun was made from a melding of two makers. One Chech and is where the "st" part comes from. Can't remember the name of the company at the moment. Maybe somebody can help me out with it. The second part "en" does indeed come from "bren" so thus the "sten" gun.
February 21st, 2005  
lemontree
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charge_7
The sten gun was made from a melding of two makers. One Chech and is where the "st" part comes from. Can't remember the name of the company at the moment. Maybe somebody can help me out with it. The second part "en" does indeed come from "bren" so thus the "sten" gun.
Nitpicking here.
Charge_7 (nice name though),
You got is wrong mate. The STEN name came out of names of the designers (R. V. Shepard and H.J. Turpin) and from the factory where they worked (ENfield arsenal). It was one of the most crude and ugly and simply, but effective submachineguns of the WW2. More than 4 millions of STENs of different wersions were made from 1941 until 1945.
http://world.guns.ru/smg/smg38-e.htm
The BREN machine gun had been initially developed in Czechoslovakia as ZB-26, and then redesigned to fire rimmed british .303 ammunition. The designation BREN stands for (BRno-ENfield).
http://world.guns.ru/machine/mg10-e.htm
February 21st, 2005  
Pete031
 
 
Some Veterans were telling me that sometimes they would just throw their Sten gun in a room and let it go off and spray the room... Guess it didn't take much to have a runaway gun with it.
February 21st, 2005  
lemontree
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pete031
Some Veterans were telling me that sometimes they would just throw their Sten gun in a room and let it go off and spray the room... Guess it didn't take much to have a runaway gun with it.
The Sten and its sucessor Sterling have a bad reputation of firing when you don't want it to, and not firing when one wants it to.
February 22nd, 2005  
bushpig1998
 
 
Gimme the bushmaster carbon 15 type 97 anyday for front line infantry with 2 guys per squad as DM's with Scoped FAL's.

What a nice rifle. Only weighs like 4 lbs! nice!
February 22nd, 2005  
Marksman
 
 
M70AB2.....................i think iv said this so many times that my post will be just....well....overseen
February 22nd, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Ah yes, the BREN got it's name from the Chechs and Enfield. I was as I said, going from memory and not searching the web for stats, thus my request that somebody give more details.