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Muqtada al-Sadr militia in Basara

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yep sterling L2A3 it appears...

that is a very odd place to see that type of gun.... :thkr:

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Sterling L2A3 9mm SMG

The Sterling L2A3 submachinegun is the military version of the Mark 4 Sterling submachinegun. The weapon is chambed in 9 mm. The general submachinegun design has been in service since the early 1950s. The L2A1 was adopted by the British Army in 1953 and the L2A2 adopted by the British Army in 1955. The L2A3 came into British Army service in 1956. Sterling produced a number of semi-automatic versions of the submachinegun that were and are used by police and security forces around the world. There is a silenced version of the submachinegun designated L3A4.

The submachinegun was produced in the United Kingdom between 1953 and 1988. The weapon was manufactured at the Sterling Armament Company at Dagenham and at the Royal Ordnance Factory at Fazackerley. In Canada, a similar model was produced under license by the Canadian Arsenals Limited under the designation 9 mm C1 Sub-Machine Gun. In India, another licenced weapon based on the L2A2 is still produced under the designation Sub-Machine Gun Carbine 9mm 1A1. The weapon is manufactured at Indian Ordnance Factories, Kanphur.

The weapon has served in approximately 90 countries in different numbers. Main purchasers have been Canada (under license), Ghana, India (under license), Libya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Tunisia, and some Arabian Gulf states. The L2A3 is no longer in service with the UK armed forces although the silenced version L3A4 is held as reserve weapon by the British army.

The submachinegun has a folding metal stock and the gun may be fired from either the shoulder with the stock extended, or from the hip with the stock folded under the barrel. The submachinegun is blowback operated and has a 34 round magazine which is mounted on the left side of the gun not underneath like most submachinegun design.

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It's not odd, actually. Many of the weapons used by the insurgents are being flooded in from Iran (did anyone notice the use of FN FAL's and Galils used in the beheading videos?). And they really have the hookup. Really, we are fighting a number of Iranian militia, alot like how we fought Chinese people in the Korean War and Russian people in Vietnam.

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Mlitia? It is all out guerilla war fare. A no win situation for a standing army. I guess gun laws don't work well over there,huh?

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i was reading soldier of fortune the other day and they had a picture of an al sadr militant holding a german StG 44!

they've been running into a lot of weird guns

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looks like the French had an overstock of guns, probably needed to give some poor militia men them

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