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Lot 777: Harrington & Richardson Reising Model 50 SMG

Auction Date: May 3, 2019

Harrington & Richardson/Reising Model 50 Fully Transferrable Class III/NFA C&R Submachine Gun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $6,500

Harrington & Richardson/Reising Model 50 Fully Transferrable Class III/NFA C&R Submachine Gun

Manufacturer: Harrington & Richardson Inc
Model: Reising model 50
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 11 inch round
Finish: parkerize
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1976
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 359
Class: Class III

This is a very good refurbished example of a Harrington & Richardson Reising Model 50 fully automatic SMG. This model of SMG saw some limited used in the early days of WWII Pacific campaign by the United States Marines as a substitute for the M1 Thompson. They were more widely used as defensive weapons for war-essential industries and then later after WWII in the hands of law enforcement agencies. The top of the receiver has the three-line Harrington-Richardson factory markings, with the fire control and serial number on the rear right side, followed by the late serial number of "90745". The short 11 inch barrel is fitted with a combination, flash hider/muzzle break with 14 cooling fins on the barrel. It has a blade front and a stamped, sheet metal four position adjustable rear sight. The breech end of the barrel is stamped with "2/PM" indicating the barrel was proofed fired and checked during assembly. It is fitted with a one-piece, walnut buttstock with a stamped sheet metal buttplate and a set of sling swivels attached to the underside of the stock. It has a unique cocking mechanism, which is actually a large hole on the underside forend where the cocking lever is located. You just reach in with your finger and cock the bolt and your ready to fire. This weapon includes two original Reising marked Model 50 20 round stick magazines and a unmarked cardboard shipping box.

Rating Definition:

Fine with 98% of the current light gray reparkerized finish overall to include the bolt assembly. Light pitting is visible under the finish. The walnut stock is also in fine condition with only a few minor handling marks. NOTE: This item is restricted as a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) that is classified as a "Curios or Relic" as defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.

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