This copy or clone of a Sterling Mk4 / L2A3 submachine gun is believed to have been assembled during The Troubles by Loyalist paramilitaries. Although which group made it is unknown and its origins are unclear, it’s a fascinating example of clandestine engineering which shows considerable skill in its assembly.
This video has no intention to comment on the conflict itself, merely examine a weapon produced during the period.
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