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?
M50 S/N Question
Posted 19 December 2017 - 12:25 AM
Edited by fifthmdec, 19 December 2017 - 12:26 AM.
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
Posted 19 December 2017 - 12:06 PM
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...
Posted 19 December 2017 - 02:15 PM
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
Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:21 PM
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.
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
Posted 19 January 2018 - 10:36 PM