The MK5 Sten gun was introduced in 1944 in attempt to overcome the opposition to the Sten a better version with a more robust and expensive appearance was the result. More care was taken in machining with wooden stock. pistol grip and bayonet lug similar to the No4 rifle was added. The MK5 Sten first saw service with airborne units during Operation Market Garden in September 1944. The MK5 Sten continued to be used by the British army to the early 1960's although it was officially replaced by the MKIV Sterling in 1953. This example is in excellent condition and is deactivated to the Current EU/UK specification with a moving dummy bolt and trigger. It does not cock or dry fire. U.K. Sales Only.