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Sten Clone Made In Oregon

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by RangerEric, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. RangerEric

    RangerEric Southern Oregon, United States Active Member

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    Was discussing this with someone tonight, and neither of us could come up with the name of them. What was the 9mm carbine that was vaguely a clone of a Sten or Sterling or something that was made here in Oregon? Anybody know?
     
  2. odiesplace97301

    odiesplace97301 silverton area Member

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    Was it a zx 5 made P.A.w.S. made in keizer ?
     
  3. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    allied armament did a lot of semi auto "clones" but looks like they are out of business.
     
  4. RangerEric

    RangerEric Southern Oregon, United States Active Member

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    Might be that ZX5. I dunno, I was recalling them being still in production and not that expensive when I saw them at the Rickreall show a couple years ago.
     
  5. OcelotZ3

    OcelotZ3 Corvallis Active Member

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    This might be the one. I bought one of these at the last Albany gun show since I had never seen one before.

    This one was originally made by Powers Gun Works (PGW) in Powers, Oregon.

    I've heard it referred to as a "PGW Carbine"; don't know if there was another name or not. I think they were made from 1984-1986 by Darrell Holland, who is still a gunsmith down there.

    See page 15 in this magazine:

    http://www.gunclubofamerica.com/backhbissues/GCA-Hotbrass_Vol_3/hb3.pdf


    Later, they were made by a place in Auburn, Wa and called the D-Max Carbine. See:

    Gun Digest 2012 - Dan Shideler - Google Books

    Hopefully this is what you were looking for. If anyone has more info I'd appreciate it since I now own one of these things.

    Oh, yeah. It's *really* fun to shoot.

    Scott
     
  6. OcelotZ3

    OcelotZ3 Corvallis Active Member

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    RKBA East County Member

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  8. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Used to live close enough to PAWS to hear him shooting full auto in long bursts.