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#1 StrangeRanger

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 09:06 PM

In all of the postings I've read here the M50s have numeric values only in the S/Ns.  Mine is S48XX.  What if anything does that number indicate about the origin/history of my gun?


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#2 fifthmdec

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 12:25 AM

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#3 taeelec

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 08:47 AM

Your M50 was made in 1957. This is the last known year of production. A total of 907 M50's were made in 1957 ( serial numbers S4700- S5607). Many of the S prefix serial number M50's were sold thru Numrich Arms when H&R went out of business. I suggest you buy Frank Iannamico's excellent book UNITED STATES SUBMACHINE GUNS for more info on the Reising submachine gun and other WW2-post war US SMG's. Todd in Oregon


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#4 fifthmdec

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 12:06 PM

In addition, Frank has a book dedicated to the Reising submachinegun and the semi automatic models.

Title of the book is: “The Reising Submachinegun Story.”

Not sure if it is still available.

Purchased it from Frank years ago at a Thompson collectors event...

Fun guns...
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#5 Black River Militaria CII

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 02:15 PM

The Numrich ‘S’ prefix numbers seem to be all military model repros built on commercial model numbered registered Reising receivers. I’ve brokered quite a few of these guns over the years and have yet to come across a commercial Reising with an ‘S’ prefix.
The Numrich military repros are very well done, in my experience, with all correct military parts and correctl6 parkerized. Buyers will pay a premium for these repros sometimes and at other times want a discount to a commercial value. FWIW
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#6 Loulittle

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:21 PM

Recently purchased a Model 50, SN 5554. Waiting on my Form 4 to clear. Came in original box...hard to tell if it was fired much.
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#7 eMGunslinger

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 11:20 PM

I have a S Prefix gun
Out of all the Reisings I have bought and sold 20+ now by rough count its been one of the nicer and better running ones I have ever had. Not to say the others didn't run well but I have NEVER had a problem with this gun and cleaning it hasn't ever been a priority.


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#8 taeelec

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 09:09 AM

Congrats on the purchase of your early manufacture M50 Loulittle! I'd love to see some pictures! Especially interested in the box. Is this your first Reising? Todd in Oregon


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#9 Loulittle

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 10:36 PM

Will be happy to when my Form 4 clears and I can take possession!
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