GordonTurnerpark: This video inspired me to build my own Sten, but I ended up building a Mark
V. The little carbine is loads of fun to shoot. An added bonus is that
everyone at the range has to come over and look at it. You can't help but
smile while you are shooting it.
Jesus Medina: Buenas noches enviame los planos hermano saludos.....
sebastian serna: amigo hermosa , hermosa pregunto que tamaño es el tuvo de largo y de ancho
Mikhail UBCS: Не зря его назвали "мечта водопроводчика".
malthe kyndesen: good job it is very nice
Rebel Rhymes: Good job that man
irishpat64: Very nice work!
Free NY: Selling it at all? I'll take it with no mags and if the barrel is 16
xierxu: Why couldn't you my dad.
REDHORSECA: Rivets that were included with the kit from Indy Ord.
frede Simonsen: where can i buy things to make this weapon (:?
Dmajorproductions: @REDHORSECA thanks man, what tools do i need for this project? is it
possible to do it with hand tools?
REDHORSECA: @kevvygomez Got it from an online gun auction (GunBroker)
psdguy1983: Does anyone know if you can move the mag well to the bottom side ?
nicholasscholten: Nice work. I was hoping to see a from the ground up build instead of just
an assembly video using mostly old parts, but great work all the same. :)
1945Ace1: can you use the original trigger group for the build or did you have to
REDHORSECA: @nv707 That would make it illegal and a Federal crime. Only a Class II
manufacture can make a full auto firearm (post 1968). A Civilian in some US
states can purchase a full auto STEN after they get a CLEO signature,
plenty of forms to fill out, finger prints, a background check with the
BATF and tax stamp.
REDHORSECA: A while ago they used to go for $25 when they were plentiful, but I got
this one years later for about $99. I don't know what they go for now. Mark
II part kits and semi-auto receivers are available.
REDHORSECA: You can move the magwell to the bottom, but then you will have to change
the location of the ejection port and the charging handle slot, as you will
have to rotate the bolt to pick up round from the magazine at the 6 o'clock
position. Ejection port will be opposite of the mag well. So it will eject
the brass at the 12 o'clock and the sharging handle will be at the top too.
Unless you get a bolt specifically made for 6 feed and 3 eject.
nv707: how do you make it full auto?
Jaronce Clavet: i would make a nice wooden stock for it since the metal grip and buttstock
thats on it looks ugly as hell and must not be really comfy
300superMEXICANS: im looking in to building one and the only thing im wondering is how you do
REDHORSECA: @Dmajorproductions Yea, you could definitely build one for a .45. Receiver
is more than strong enough, as the barrel is what takes all the pressure. A
.45 would just require a heavier bolt and stronger recoil springs.
MadMetalManiac74: That would be very illegal without a ffl transfer then what would be the
point in building an unregistered firearm? Also ATF requires the parts to
be demilled (usually flame cut) in a way it cannot be easily reassembled.
that's how they're able to import and sell these kits.
GoAtBa11Z420: Felt like I was having my teeth cleaned at 4:58
REDHORSECA: @Bouzoukiellas Semi-auto receiver has the same outside dimensions, that way
all the parts (magwell, trigger group, hand stop, slings, stocks) will slip
right on, riveted, or welded. The wall thickness of the semi-auto receiver
tube is thicker than the FA receiver. The inside dimensions is smaller than
the FA receiver. So the FA bolt will not fit, since it's too big to fit
inside the semi-auto receiver and only the SA bolt will fit.
Joshua Madoc: Would you have the confidence to say that this Sten that you've made was
far more solid than the actual mass-produced versions during the war?
camerl2009: whats with the long barrels
1945Ace1: how far dose the barrel protrude from the rear barrel trunnion?
ericjigga2: wow! well done mate,great job.
mark16443: @REDHORSECA ill probably try ebay for one also what was the process for
registering the receiver tube or did u have that shipped to your ffl. i saw
centerfiresystems(dot)com a suomi kit and it doesnt require an ffl so i
dont know if it doesnt have the tube or if it just has to be registered
after you cut the tube.
gtty111: Open bolt in the US is a NO NO.
PRCustomKnivesKydex1: do you have to use the rivet gun for the rivets
mark16443: @REDHORSECA so it doesnt need registered or anything submitted? cause if
thats the case im suprised that building your own is allowed, does that go
for all firearms then that you can make one and you dont have to register
it? im assuming you can but u just cant sell it? idk ho sorry if im
bothering you with all these questions lol
bo0o0ms: I'm thinking of building one from scratch (except for the barrel and mag)
so can you make a detailed video of how the semi auto sear system works. I
have a rough idea how it works but I'm not sure. If you can I sure would
Casagrande Tiago: Perfect! What barrel did you use? I'm making my own bolt action. I'll make
all parts. I need some ideas..... could you please help me? Thanks!
REDHORSECA: groups.yahoo.com then search "STEN" the top two results should be the STEN
cadetgary: looks like it hurts to fire
leadazid77: muy buena
Roadghost88: Man, that's a lot of work right there. You also have to have all the tools
to do it.
REDHORSECA: Not at all. Shoots fine and hardly any recoil. You have the factory T-stock
and the wire stock to choose from, or you can make your own stock. There
are even AR15 stock adapter kits out there, so that you can use AR15 style
REDHORSECA: Not a lawyer, so best to get professional legal advise. My understanding is
you don't have to call the ATF,you're allowed to build legal firearms for
yourself, not for resale. 4 sale req mfg lic. Your personal built guns
don't require a serial number, but recommend you put one. Some LEO types
get a little antagonistic when they come upon a firearm without a serial #,
even though it is legal. I've put my driver;s license number on a few of my
personal built guns, it proves the guns are yours.
MadMetalManiac74: Is it ok for the butt tail of the rivets to stick into the tube???
Joshua Favinger: That's illegal if you mean the receiver. The sten parts kits need lots of
work to be fit for use. Why sit there and clean them all up for assembly
when you can sell them cheaper and let the customer do the work?
Gerfex Avto: can anyone send me the plan on my mail? write me in private and I will tell
you my mail
REDHORSECA: The tube wall is thicker than the original WWII model, for the smaller
diameter semi-bolt. The tube receiver is definitely stronger and heavier
than the original. Longer barrel increases the velocity and makes it more
accurate. I feel that the materials used to build my STEN are probably
higher quality than the mass produced FA STEN during WWII. I feel the
weakest component in this build is the smaller recoil & striker spring.
I've already replaced the springs, because of the spring settling,
REDHORSECA: Hole locations were on the template that was glued to the tube.
Icosan20: where can you purchase these kits?
Eatpoop Commies: Why don't they make the parts all fit to be assembled, and then sell them?
I would buy such a kit, or kits if the parts were split up.
REDHORSECA: @bo0o0ms It uses the original unmodified STEN sear in the trigger group.
Sear engages the striker and holds it in place when the bolt cycles back
after firing. Trigger draws the sear down, allowing the striker to strike
the firing pin. Disconnector is the only part modified, to only work in
semi-auto. Machined slot keeps disconnector in place for the bolt to trip
every-time the bolt travels forward to chamber a fresh round. Disconnector
resets sear to catch the striker after each firing.