Thursday, November 01, 2012

Quiz of the Day - 01 November 2012

Sterling SMG
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This month is dedicated to questions with tremendous firepower. Not only literally, but also, actually. 30 questions on guns from different era, not in any chronological order, shall be asked. The first one is given below.

The gun, shown on the right hand side, used to be a regular sight with the armed forces in India, especially in front of the biggest bank of the city/town in the 1980s and early 1990s. It was also carried by the elite forces of different state police departments till the mid-nineties. These guns, with minor cosmetic alterations, were used in the production of the Star Wars movies as blaster rifle props.

Identify the sub-machine gun.

You may leave your answer as a comment below this thread. Alternatively, you may also mail your answer to shovon76[at]gmail[dot]com. The comments will be moderated for a period of 24 hours and will be published along with the answer.

Answer: The answer is Sterling sub-machine gun, which is of British origin and was in service with the British Army from 1944 until 1994, when it was phased out with the introduction of the L85A1 assault rifle. The gun was chambered for both the 9×19mm Parabellum, as well as, 7.62×51mm NATO cartridges. Having a cyclical rate of fire of 550 round/min and an effective range of 200 meters, these are still in use by paramilitary and police forces of India.
Ali and Indian have provided the correct answer to the question.


  1. Replies
    1. Nope Souvik. It's not a carbine, an SMG to be precise. I want the make/model.

  2. Sterling Submarine Gun - which is a british submarine gun used by the british army from 1944 - 1994.

  3. sterling submarine gun is a British Submarine gun used by British Army since 1944-1994.