Sea Cadet Holding a Submachine Gun

(Original Caption) British Sea Scout Demonstrates New Submachine Gun. Dagenham, England: Britain's latest weapon, the sterling submachine gun was demonstrated for the world press at the Sterling Engineering Company, Dagenham yesterday. The new weapon, which at 6 pounds, is lighter, safer (to the user) and more reliable than any submachine gun previously manufactured, has been adopted by the British Army as a supplementary weapon to the Belgian F.N. rifle. Top photo shows 12 year old Dagenham sea cadet Barry Spraggon holding the gun to illustrate its ease in handling even for small boy. Bottom photo shows the gun stripped, with magazine and bayonet attachment. The new gun fires approximately 575 rounds a minute and is reported to be accurate as a killing weapon up to 200 yards.
(Original Caption) British Sea Scout Demonstrates New Submachine Gun. Dagenham, England: Britain's latest weapon, the sterling submachine gun was demonstrated for the world press at the Sterling Engineering Company, Dagenham yesterday. The new weapon, which at 6 pounds, is lighter, safer (to the user) and more reliable than any submachine gun previously manufactured, has been adopted by the British Army as a supplementary weapon to the Belgian F.N. rifle. Top photo shows 12 year old Dagenham sea cadet Barry Spraggon holding the gun to illustrate its ease in handling even for small boy. Bottom photo shows the gun stripped, with magazine and bayonet attachment. The new gun fires approximately 575 rounds a minute and is reported to be accurate as a killing weapon up to 200 yards.
Sea Cadet Holding a Submachine Gun
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