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New Century Arms Semi-Auto Sterling 9mm SMG

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Kind of Blued, Nov 6, 2008.

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  1. Kind of Blued

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  2. HeadlandRam

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    I'd get it
     
  3. Hoppy590

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    i like, i would buy, but i will wait till we find out how well they are made.
     
  4. Seafarer12

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    I wouldnt buy it but then I am a lefty.
     
  5. kcmarine

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    I just realized that thing looks a lot like the toy Star Wars blaster I had as a kid. Seriously. Dead on.
     
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    what do you think the starwars blaster was based on?
     
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    Yeah. I just didn't think George Lucas or whoever came up with the blaster design would actually study real firearms for the design...
     
  8. kBob

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    kcmarine,

    Storm troopers in first movie also carried MG34 machine guns. Han Solo carries a C96 mauser pistol tricked out with cone flash hider and scope and geegaws.

    I believe Organa has a Soviet Margolin .22, but can't see it well on ancient VHS.

    I believe the Jawa that captures C3PO and R2D2 has a cut down SMLE with a cup grenade launcher for modified Mills Bombs.

    Tuscun Raiders have middle eastern Jeezeels with oddly mounted modern scopes and such (everybody needs a match lock or miquet lock with a laser range finding auto ranging scope)

    In Empire Strikes back the rebel Infantry in the fight on Hoth are using StG-44 german WWII Assault Rifles.

    Sure I missed several.

    -Bob Hollingsworth
     
  9. Dr. Fresh

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    I'd like to see a pistol version of this gun with a normal barrel length and no stock.
     
  10. kBob

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    AN aquintence that is a liscensed manufacturer did pre'86 conversions on the sterling guns which this resembles and did SBR conversions both with the "civilian" front end shown in the linked sight and with a front end like the SMGs have.

    I liked the actual Sterling Patchett SMGs but not enought to buy one!

    -Bob Hollingsworth
     
  11. 66912

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    I see an SBR in my future.
     
  12. nalioth

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    //shows nerd card//

    The Princess' pistol was a modded Beretta 76 (A copy of Fantastic Films in my youth had the whole Star Wars weapons thing 'splained.)

    You see, ol' George didn't have much money, so he used surplus weapons and glued gewgaws on 'em to turn 'em into 'space guns'.

    In The Empire Strikes Back, you can see blank casings ejecting from an Imperial blaster being fired by Lando Calrissian.

    Nowadays, the guns are plain plastic and the actors simulate the recoil and the digital artists paint in the laser beams.
     
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    Years ago, I got to shoot the heck out of some real Sterlings that belonged to a group of Royal Marines. We had a big shooting party amongst various countries and it was a real hoot.
    I really liked the Sterling SMG as a good stable platform. It was very accurate when fired in semi auto and very controllable when fired full auto. Plus it was built like a tank and refused to foul up. It and the UZI were real dirty battlefield sub guns. Particualry when compared to the overly complicated and tight tolerance HK designs which were originally developed for police work or very short term operations.
     
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    Meh.

    The real Sterlings I've shot had a nice cool factor, but weren't real impressive in the accuracy or reliability department. (They may have been higher mileage than the ones Float Pilot got to shoot, and/or less well maintained than the Royal Marines do . . .).

    The main thing a Sterling seems good for is winning a gunfight in a phone booth, and that 16" barrel kind of takes away from that. And then there's the Century factor . . .
     
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    Definitely suspicious of the Century factor. If they imported it, fine. But if they made it its quality will be very suspect. Most Century guns I've seen (or in one case, bought) were only worth buying if your intention was to strip off all the good parts and put them on a new receiver.

    When I think of what conditions at their factory must be like I picture a cage full of wild monkeys wielding hammers and Dremmel tools.
     
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    It's going to have to be something Century does some serious tinkering on, since the Sterling is an open bolt design and if I remember right, the ATF reflexively considers those verboten machineguns. Hopefully they're using someone's already tested and proven closed-bolt conversion design and not something they worked out in-house.
     
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    the original smgs were unbelievably well built for what they were 9mm bullet hoses issued to people who didn't want a rifle or couldn't carry one ie they had a mortar on there back:mad:
    fold up next to nothing and could be forgotten about so much as a Territorial army platoon radio op after one exercise sorted out the signals gear and headed home with SMG still strapped round my back :fire:
    red face Monday morning sneaking it back into the armoury.
    fired some horrendous Pakistani 9mm at 100 metres was sticking in plywood targets:(
     
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    I'd definately pick one of those up. Sterlings had a good rep, and an SBR would be a wonderful little rifle.
     
  20. grimjaw

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    Personally I'd like a Beretta M12, but that Sterling looks nifty.
     
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    Actually Sterling made them, a small number were imported prior to being banned. I had one but sold it years ago. Kind of heavy and rather ill balanced.
     
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    Ooooooh, spiffy! What's the MSRP?
     
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    2 questions:

    How much are mags?

    Does CAI actually build these or just sell them? CAI I don't trust to make a sandwich.

    BSW
     
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    I'd not hold your breath.

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    . . . then again, Century might just be importing them ( but I don't think this is the case ).
     
  25. K.O.A.M.

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    Wiselite Arms is making these for Century. The Wiselite markings are on the tube, leaving the original magwell good to go.
     
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