Post by puddlemuddle on Jul 8, 2013 21:11:35 GMT -5
Hey guys, This is my first post here. I am working on putting together a uniform for the 8th Bn Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders with the 78th "Battle Axe" Division in North Africa and Italy. I am looking at getting either the King Arms M1A1 or the AGM Sten Mk II. Which one is a better all around weapon? I like the idea of the sten because its all british, however I like the idea of a Thimpson because if I ever put together a US impression I already have a weapon.....so what do ya"ll think? Cheers! Chad Heckle
If you go with the thompson, go with the 1928 model, but convert it to the m1928a1, with the correct squared of reciever. The sten would be good if you ever decide to go German or if you want to use a "captured" mp40, as they use the same mags. But if you really want to stand out, build yourself a VSR-10 based SMLE or a #4!
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Hey, Chad- for accuracy in your impression, go with the Thompson. They were by far the most common in NA, and still extremely prevalent in British forces in Italy. Be sure it's the correct model, as Brownien mentioned.
Post by puddlemuddle on Jul 9, 2013 19:05:46 GMT -5
Thanks for the info guys. I know a lot of the photos that I have seen from the 51st HD and others in both North africa and Italy show the 1928 Thompson. However did they use the m1a1? Budget plays a big part and right now the Sten is on sale, and I have a couple of people locally who are looking to sell their King arms thompsons. Would this be acceptable until a 1928 could be purchased? Thanks again guys! Cheers, Chad
Post by bloodandguts5150 on Jul 11, 2013 10:38:29 GMT -5
The M1 variants weren't issued until sometime in 1943, so most likely very few found there way to North Africa towards the very end of the campaign. So your best bet is a 28, but get rid of the drum as the British sent back the vast majority of the drum magazines that were issued with the Thompsons they received. Evike sells short hi-caps, which are about a quarter inch too long but will make for the correct look, for $15 a pop. Go for short mags as 30 round mags weren't issued until the M1 variants were developed and issued. Hope that helps a little.
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Post by puddlemuddle on Jul 14, 2013 14:09:16 GMT -5
Hey everyone! Thanks again for all the great info. After going over it in my head, I think I have decided to go with the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada. I've found several pictures and have seen footage of them using the M1A1 in Sicily and Italy. SO I think that is the path that I am going to take. thanks again1 Cheers, Chad
Post by shiftysgarand on May 17, 2014 10:43:09 GMT -5
Same as the MP40, not sure the exact length though. And welcome to the forum!
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stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
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Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
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Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
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stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
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