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Sterling
Model: 9mm MK VII Pistol
Country:United Kingdom
Caliber:9 mm
Muzzle Vel:984 ft/sec
Length:14.8 inBarrel:4.0 in
Weight::88.0 ozCapacity:10 rounds

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This automatic pistol is essentially a modified version of the Sterling L2A1 machine gun adopted by the British armed forces in 1953, the primary differences being a shortened barrel (4 inches versus 7.8 inches) and the lack of a butt stock.

The Mk VII fired a 9 mm Parabellum round and was issued with a 10-round magazine, although the housing accepted the L2A1 20 and 43 round magazines as well. Like the machine gun, the Mk VII fired from a closed bolt and was recoil operated.

The Mk VII fires a 9 mm Parabellum round and was issued with a 10-round magazine, although the housing accepted the L2A1 20 and 43 round magazines as well.

sterling-mk7-b.jpgLike the machine gun, the Mk VII "A" series  fires from a open bolt and  is fully automatic. The "C" series Mk VII fires from an closed bolt and is semi-automatic only.

The Mk VII had many shortcomings as a pistol and offered no advantages over the machine gun version. The sights are the same as the machine gun, consisting of a square post front sight and a flip-over aperture back sight.