Deactivated WWII Lanchester MKI* Submachine Gun

Deactivated WWII Lanchester MKI* Submachine Gun

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A WWII Lanchester Submachine gun, MK1*, chambered in 9mm . Manufactured by Sterling under dispersal code M619, it is one of only 74,000 or so manufactured by them during WWII. The serial number would indicate that it is one of the very last ones produced. The markings MOS 45 maybe an abbreviation for Ministry of Supplies who were in charge of suppling the British army, Navy and Airforces with equipment. It is wartime dated with broad arrow and military acceptance stamps and has its correct 50 round high capacity stick magazine. These weapons were more or less a direct copy of the German Bergmann MP28 submachine gun and were very well made. The Lanchester was intended to be the standard issue British submachine gun but was to expensive and time consuming to make. The Sten was its replacement. They were issued predominately to the British Navy with small quantities also used by the RAF for guarding aerodromes. They were only manufactured during WWII with relatively small amounts produced. Deactivated to old specification it can be stripped, cocked and dry fired.


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Product Code: 45LE5