Just bought this on Gun Broker. I was the only bidder seems strange. What do you think?
Reising 55 Stock
Posted 09 October 2018 - 03:49 PM
The wood is reproduction .
How can you tell? It was advertised as NOS
Edited by mondabottle, 09 October 2018 - 04:31 PM.
Posted 09 October 2018 - 06:25 PM
Just by looking at it. I have handled at least 6 or 7 original paratrooper stocks over the years . It does not even have the cross ( reinforced) bolts in..
It is new but not WW2 factory original. Sorry for the bad news. BORE.
Posted 10 October 2018 - 06:09 AM
If memory serves, the seller did a limited run of about 5 stocks when he built a semi replica M55.
There was a thread on gunboards some time ago.
He built a semi Hyde replica also.
Edited by GUNGUY45, 10 October 2018 - 07:17 AM.
Posted 10 October 2018 - 01:10 PM
I would have the buyer stop shipment and refer to this thread . As said above , it is not NOS , only a new reproduction . I have one original , and the lack of the bolts is a dead give away .
Posted 10 October 2018 - 01:19 PM
Posted 11 October 2018 - 09:06 PM
Photo #5 is a different stock by the grain and color. I would definitely cancel the purchase and report them to GB mgt.
Posted 26 October 2018 - 07:58 AM
The screws for the metal hardware are also incorrect. Todd in Oregon
Posted 05 November 2018 - 07:09 PM
Thank you for tying all the puzzle pieces together! Great reference here for those wanting to buy an M55 stock
Posted 17 March 2019 - 07:31 PM
Looks like the real deal from here. What was the "show special" price? Easy way to get a model 55, and correct as many were done at the factory on 50 marked receivers.
Posted 17 March 2019 - 08:28 PM
Did not ask the price. My M50 is parked and the receiver has a Numrich S/N. It wouldn't make a very convincing faux 55.