Broken STEN cocking handle

skoda

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I was out shooting my STEN the other day, when I reached down to pull the bolt back I noticed that the top of the handle was missing. From the look of it it is obviously a stress fracture from going back and forth umpteen billion times (exaggeration for dramatic effect). Has anyone ever had this failure?

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STEN cocking handles are typically pretty strong, as I believe they were made from bar stock. Some of the Indian versions were cast, and I have had the safety tail break off on that cast example. Were you using the knob or ball end type?
 

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That does look like it could be a cast metal version. I've never seen the top portion break like that, but I would be certain it was due to metal fatigue. I recently had the safety tail break on what I believe is an Indian "ball end" style cocking knob; it was very clearly cast.

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