The Sterling Armament Company

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The Sterling Armament Company The Sterling Armament Company

The history of the famous British weapons manufacturer, by Laidler/Edmiston/Howroyd.

This is a large format book and is pretty much a labour of love, telling the history of the small arms made by the Sterling company. It starts with the story of the Lanchester SMG in WWII and the Pratchett machine Carbine, from which the Sterling SMG was developed. You have the complete inside story of the trials, the development work and how the guns were made and used after being accepted by the British Army.

The Sterling was so successful that there were versions for the Commonwealth and even pistol versions. For gun enthusiasts and avid collectors there is also a final section on accessories, modifications and specifications. Most of the images are mono, but there are some colour ones, and while the design might be a little dated there’s no doubt that the book is packed with history and technical detail.

  • Pen and Sword
  • ISBN 978-1-5267-7330-2
  • 340 pages. Hardback. £40

 

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