In this video Matt looks at the history of Australia's attempt to improve the British STEN gun - the AUSTEN. Despite efforts to improve on the austere STEN, the Australian Army quickly discovered their other indigenous design, the Owen Machine Carbine, was superior.
Production Note: This video is a little rough around the edges, it was the first video I filmed and incidentally the first time I had been in front of a camera! Thanks to Vic's patient efforts in editing we were able to put together this video. TAB has been a brilliant learning experience in many respects and we're improving all the time. Stick with us as we will have a look at the Owen Gun in the future and will also revisit the AUSTEN in more detail too! Thanks for watching.
Check out our website https://armourersbench.com for an indepth article looking at the context, origins, history and development of the Austen!
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The Armourer's Bench is a collaborative effort from Vic Tuff and Matthew Moss. We will be bringing you detailed examinations of historic small arms from around the world.