Designed in 1942 to replace the unreliable Sten, the Sterling submachinegun (SMG) was the SMG of military choice from 1951 to the late 1980’s. Soldiers liked it for its compactness, rate of fire (550 rds/min), accuracy (out to 250’) and its reliability.’ Its folding stock makes it versatile in many situations. With the stock extended, it is fired from the shoulder and with its stock folded, it is fired from the hip.
Know as the “Rolls Royce of the Submachine Gun World,” the Sterling SMG has caught the imagination of American filmmakers. Sterlings or similar variations have appeared in no less than 27 American movies.² My favorite appearances of this sexy British gun are in the hands of Michael Caine in The Ipcress Files or the armed Princess Leia in Star Wars.
Blimey! With only 300 transferable full auto Sterlings in the USA, it’s a wonder Class3only.com has one for you.