A set of mounts is $99.99.
Sounds expensive? Our man Jesse is making them pretty much by hand, so that takes some time. Jesse stepped up to develop these and he did it the old fashioned way, so he has earned some due, know what I mean? Then the mounts are shipped to Crusader HQ for Finishing. Default is Black or they can be Duracoated in the color of your Crusader Sterling. OD Green, Battleship Grey, Coyote Tan, Fertile Earth, Bacon Strip Brown, or Tactical Pink. What ever you want, we don’t care, and we wont judge you. We don’t color match anything though so don’t send us any swatches. If I say that’s the color – that’s the frakking color. Fusia? That’s Ninja Grey to us. We only have a few colors in our crayola box so slow your roll. Who said Plaid? Go to the corner.
If you order a Sterling, you can order the Mounts with it and it will be coated and affixed for you. Because Because we’re nice guys like that. Because the install is kind of a PITA.
Contact Joe at Crusader HQ by going to CrusaderWeaponry.com and using the Web Form.
This is one of our Crusader Sterling Carbines. Mine, actually. Caliber is 9mm. This is a semi auto version of the classic Sterling SMG used by Brit Commandos in hostile actions after WWII. The Crusader version has perminant lubrication treatment, and is built with careful parts selection and refitting and finishing of those parts, making these the smoothest Sterlings I’ve ever handled.
We have an Optics Mount now, standard Picatinny, to mount pretty much any optic you want. In this video is a Bushnell Trophy T that we just put on there for testing. It’s a more solid mounting than what is typically put on a .300 RUM hunting rifle, so it’s going to stand up to pretty much anything a 9mm Buzz Gun can dish out. These mounts will be available with futur Sterling orders as a cost added option, or as a stand alone product to order.
This unit, being a prototype, is left in the raw and unfinished. Standard orders will ship flat black. If you order yours with a Sterling finished in another color, it will be duracoated or cerakoted in that color.
The shot group at the end of the clip shows a 25 yard group with bulk reloaded ammo.
For more information contact Joe via the web form at CrusaderWeaponry.com
Tonight I did a Detailed Strip and Clean of my Crusader Sterling. The more I “get to know” the Sterling, the more I respect it. Any gun that makes a Mosin Nagant look complicated… I like it.
I have some ideas to help tweak the next batch of Sterlings… as soon as we’re ready to do that with our Upgrade we’re working on. Still tweaking that. So later this summer we’ll do another run of those I think. August maybe.
I’m going to do some Sterling vids on Maintenance and Tactics.
One of the drawbacks to the Sterling is that it has no way of mounting an optic. We’re fixing that. Our friend JesseL from WTA is working on a very simple and elegant solution. Prototypes are in route to Ogre Ranch for testing.
Should these work out… these will be offered immediately for all those that had ordered one of our Sterlings. They will also be offered as an option for all future Sterling orders.
We learned a lot doing these 9mm SMG’s the first time around. The next run will be even better… especially with these mounts. Yes, there will be another run. Give us a few weeks and we’ll be looking at making that run. We’ve a lot of business to take care of first, but its coming.
I don’t have much gasoline in the truck, and I’m so broke I can’t afford to pay attention. But I have ammo and Ballistic Testing Zone One is practically out the back door of Ogre Ranch. So we did a little bit of shooting while the kids were doing school work.
The Sterling was once again… impressive. The gun was flawless, but one of the magazines was under-sprung and caused two malfunctions when loaded to capacity. Continue reading →
The Sterling: Designed in 1942. Perfected in 2011. Okay, that’s a bit much… and it’s cheesy as hell. However during test firing today at Ballistic Testing Zone One, the Sterling didn’t have a single malfunction of any kind. The gun ran flawlessly.