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Old 01-04-2011
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Default Sterling 7.62 NATO light machine gun

A scaled up variant of the L2A3 submachine gun. I take it was intended as an alternative to L1A1 SLR's and L4A1 Brens as a standby weapon.

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The Sterling 7.62 was a Battle rifle/Light machine gun variant of the Sterling submachine gun was manufactured in the 7.62x51mm NATO calibre. It used lever-delayed blowback to handle the more powerful rounds and was fed from 30 round Bren magazines as well as 20 round magazines from L1A1 SLR's. A bipod and detatchable fixed stock could be added as well as a Single Point IR/Trilux nightsight. To prevent ammunition cookoff, the weapon fired from an open bolt. Acting as the Besal LMG of WW2, the 7.62 NATO calibre Sterling was intended as an emergency standby weapon in case of attack during the Cold War.

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Old 01-06-2011
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Default Re: Sterling 7.62 NATO light machine gun

No stock -- although it might have been removed from this particular sample.

Automatic fire in 7'62x51mm-NATO caliber in such a lightweight weapon... I wouldn't dare to fire one without a mount.

If they had done it as a semi-automatic only weapon, they could have sold it as an "Insurgency Weapon"/"Counter-Insurgency Weapon" to friendly movements or Countries without an industrial basis, much along the lines of the American Thompson-Ramo-Wooldridge LMR "Low Maintenance Rifle", CIA "Deer Gun" or International Ordnance MP-2 sub-machinegun...
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