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Wise Lite Arms Sterling L2A3 9mm Luger, $500

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GUN TESTS GRADE: A
The all-business look of the Sterling is matched by its excellent construction and perfect operation. We liked this carbine, despite its heavy weight. We thought it has lots of class, especially the folding stock that locked tightly, open or closed.

Wise Lite Arms Sterling L2A3 9mm Luger, $500

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A simple turn of a screw in the pistol grip gets the trigger system out of the gun. We left it alone. All the parts of this carbine, except the grip were steel, protected with an excellent black crackle-finish paint job.
That gaping hole holds the 34-round magazine, which had a roller follower and worked perfectly. The lever behind the trigger is the safety, here in the forward or firing position.
Removing the rear cap lets all the guts out of the Sterling for cleaning. Be careful with those springs when taking it down or putting it back together. We always recommend the use of safety glasses, but emphasize here because of those springs.
This locking nut allows easy removal of the barrel for cleaning or maintenance. We left it in the gun. To the right is the well-protected front sight.

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