Firing the Sten gun on the range this morning, Trooper Scriven had a double feed and an explosion in the chamber. This forced the brass case of the second bullet into the third finger of his left hand.  At first we thought it had severed the bone, but it turned out to be only a very minor flesh wound. This was the only exciting incident of the day.
. A double feed is a firing fault that occurs when two bullets enter the chamber simultaneously.