Danish STENguns: BOPA
BOPA produced some 200 copies of the STENgun. The production
started in a bicycle repair shop south of Copenhagen. This was
closed during the winter, and the people involved could work undisturbed
for a while, but then they had to move as too many people were
curious. They moved North of Copenhagen, and the "cover"
here was production of woodburners. As other groups they had to
steal the barrels. Testing of the guns took place in a nearby
wood. The production manager was Emil Haslund, and at his home
there was a small workshop, which too was used as a weaponshop.
After the war Emil Haslund and Ejgil Skov Jørgensen from
Holger Danske established a machine shop, "Cylinder",
in this building.