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Posted: 12/24/2005 8:10:52 AM EDT
I was thinking about trying to build a sten froma parts kit. But have a few questions.

1. How hard is it? I see the parts kit, and the 80% receivers....but how hard is it to put them both together?

2. Are there any 16 inch barrels for sale so I wont have to SBR it.

3. Can I build it into a pistol so I can avoid the SBR?
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 8:16:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2005 8:16:51 AM EDT by TheRedHorseman]
the problem with building the pistol is that you need to remove the stock/pistol grip to take it apart, which would allow you to stick a stock on(which means NFA SBR violation). as for 16" barrels, you could always take some steel tubing, and make a permanent flash hider out of it. another concern is building the receiver in such a way as to prevent the use of full auto parts, such as putting a rail in the receiver(like the semi uzi) or using a undersized tube and turning your bolt down on a lathe. then there's the fire control problem.

I've got a mk3 kit that I've been trying to figure out how to build into a semi. havent really gotten to it yet. I'm kinda kicking around the idea of using an AR firing pin and some sort of bastardized AK or AR trigger group in a custom bottom end.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 8:26:17 AM EDT
look at an uzi type striker firing pin, much simpler than a hammer type
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 8:46:50 AM EDT
another good idea
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 8:50:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 1:47:54 PM EDT
btt
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