The Sterling Submachine Gun Magazine: The Best Magazine Ever Designed?

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10m Sep 27, 2020

In the mid 1940s, George Patchett set out to design a submachine gun and magazine that would improve on the STEN gun's shortcomings. The result was arguably one of the best SMG magazines ever designed. Robust, reliable and easy to use - the Sterling magazine is definitely an improvement over the venerable STEN's mag.

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Table of Contents

Timecode Title
0:00 Intro
0:50 Early Patchett Prototype with STEN mag
1:10 STEN mag's shortcomings
1:56 Call to action
2:50 Patchett's new design
3:15 Sterling magazine disassembled
4:00 Rollers!
5:10 Re-assembly
5:55 Canada's Sterling
6:15 The magazine and the gun
6:55 Outro

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