Tag Archives: Sterlings

Sterling SMG’s

Yesterday I went over to Crusader HQ and helped work on the Sterling SMG project.  I had some fun doing it… I really did.

The Sterling is a unique weapon.  It’s simple to the point that it makes an AK look complicated, yet it has a crude elegance about it.  The parts that came were all in various conditions and each one had it’s own personality. The parts had to be all be cleaned, resurfaced / Slipstreamed.   It was time consuming, but we knocked them out pretty good.  Joe still has to do the finish work…. One of them is going to be Pink.  It should turn out awesome.

One thing that impressed me was the Slipstream process.  It’s easy to describe, but very challenging to do.  It’s a blind process that is done by feel.  It takes an experienced touch to do it, and Joe has that.    The result is a Sterling that actually feels like a weapon.   No grinding feel, no grit.  Huge difference compared to the last Sterling I fired.   Photos Soon.

Crusader LEO Sterling 9mm UPDATE

Crusader’s “Limited Edition Offering” Sterlings… Joe has all the parts and everything we need to do these builds.  I’ll be going out to SLC this coming Wed so we can get these things rolling and done.     I am so jazzed I can’t even sit still… This is like Christmas Eve coming… Building these guns is going to be a blast… but more so than that… One of them is mine!

I’ve had enough queries to insure that it is very likely that at some point in the future, we will make another run of Sterlings again.  But not any time soon.  Sorry.  If you didn’t get one, and you really want one.  I’m sure one of the guys that are getting one, might be willing to part with it, if the money is right.   But already these have become an instant collectible gun.. so the offer will have to be – generous.    Good luck with that.

Crusader Sterlings

I am very pleased with how well these Crusader Sterlings have done.    This project is going to be a lot of fun and I’ll be working on these things personally, along side GunDoctor.  I am really looking forward to getting my hands dirty and taking a photo amongst a bunch of SMG’s.

I might have to change the name of the Blog to The Happy Ogre.