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Posted: 11/4/2021 9:20:57 AM EDT
Anyone have experience converting a full auto sten to a select fire sten?  Wondering how involved it would be, or simply swapping out a trigger parts set
Thanks
Link Posted: 11/4/2021 9:34:23 AM EDT
[#1]
They are basically slam fire. I have a semi Sten and it has a sprung firing pin and a totally different bolt.

It would be easier to build a semi Sten and leave the other one alone. Sure you could do what you are asking with a mill and a lathe.
Link Posted: 11/4/2021 10:17:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: Stryker] [#2]
I misspoke.  What I meant was allow single fire and full.  If the sten was converted to full auto only originally
Link Posted: 11/4/2021 10:31:47 AM EDT
[#3]
I would think it would be as simple as replacing the disconnector.

Some guns were converted to full auto only as Connecticut I believe had a law that banned "Select Fire" weapons.

The courts ruled that a Full Auto only machine gun was not "Select Fire" and was therefore legal to own in the state.
Link Posted: 11/5/2021 6:33:05 AM EDT
[#4]
If it was a CT gun, then it should be easy to convert back to select-fire.  When I did conversions to full-auto only with Stens, I took the tip off the "tripping lever" which is what we would call the disconnector.  Other people might have done differently.  You will have to find a video or diagram of the operation of the Sten to see what it's supposed to be doing (like this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO-t45dUG_s ) and then compare it to the workings of your particular gun to see what was done to it.  After that, it's just a matter of replacing the altered parts with unaltered ones.
Link Posted: 11/5/2021 10:16:07 AM EDT
[#5]
It will be easy , when you get it send me a pm , I think I have a few disconnectors laying around, I’ll send you one if you need one.
Link Posted: 11/5/2021 7:48:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: lightguy] [#6]
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Originally Posted By BigHunt:
I would think it would be as simple as replacing the disconnector.

Some guns were converted to full auto only as Connecticut I believe had a law that banned "Select Fire" weapons.

The courts ruled that a Full Auto only machine gun was not "Select Fire" and was therefore legal to own in the state.
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What a goofy state requirement.
All these state restrictions are basically a federal infringement but we all have come to accept them through "compromise".
Didn't Ginger Goebbels just say federal law overrides state law ?
Enough with the compromise crap.
Its their turn.
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