I think it was just prior to the end of WWII, in mid 1945, that the Toronto Police Force obtained twelve or fifteen Reisings to supplement their Thompsons. I used to have a copy of a newspaper article from the time, that warned any would be low life, the TPF had obtained these guns to deal with them. The article didn't mention the source of the guns.
A few years ago I made an absentee bid on a Reising which was at an auction in Alberta. I was high bidder and the gun arrived a couple of weeks later. Upon inspection I discovered the stock was stamped "T.P.F. 11" which gives me pause to think it may very well be one of the guns Toronto bought. There are no proof marks to indicate any particular military or police service on the gun. Of course the serial number (106230) and the make and model are there. It shows little sign of use and the barrel is absolutely minty.
I will be displaying the gun at a show in the near future so have removed the bolt as it is a requirement with full auto guns.
Edited by Canuck, 13 October 2017 - 12:58 PM.