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    Unknown Manufacturer Markings... Sten Gun

    Asking the experts...

    I recently purchased a DEWAT Mk. II Sten. The manufacturer markings & codes have me a bit stumped.

    The receiver (magwell) is marked...
    STEN MK II
    E&Co

    The trigger guard is marked...
    J
    H [?] LD
    W
    These initials are in a shield.


    I believe that "E&Co" is Elkington & Company (Birmingham) however, I cannot find any info on "JHW LD.

    What are your thoughts?

    Any and all info is very much appreciated.
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    Possibly M.107 J HARPER & Co LTD, Willenhall

    Since you know about E&Co you will probably have my friend Peter Laidler's definitive work on the Sten. He mentions many of the manufacturers and their numeric codes but JHLtd W does not feature in his work however it is contained in the reference he quotes from which the above is extracted. Contract papers at the PRO/TNA will probably help answer the question.
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    ...Possibly M.107 J HARPER & Co LTD, Willenhall

    Thanks Bonnex, very much appreciated!
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