.22 drum fed carbine?


September 7, 2003, 08:34 PM
I was at the silverdome gun show today and saw a .22 carbine that vaugely resembled the older kind of beretta subgun, and it had a 50 round magazine. It also had an italian name, although i forget what it was. The guy wanted 495 for it. What kind of gun is this, are they any good, and was that a good deal?

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Jim K
September 12, 2003, 10:24 PM
Just to show that you are not being ignored, I seem to recall something like that, but can't remember any details. The maker's name would help. Maybe you will run into it again and get more info.


September 12, 2003, 11:28 PM
For some reason, I've got this picture of a Mitchell PPS-50 in my head; is this what you saw?

September 13, 2003, 12:15 AM
Thank you,
thats exactly what i saw. how much do these things usually run? are they always that much? are these guns very practical for a good 22?

September 14, 2003, 12:55 AM
That's exactly what I thought about when I read the posting. A poor man's PPSH in .22LR. I don't think they're made anymore though. Squires-Bingham is from the Phillipines and aren't great. Marketers trying to cash in on the guys like me who like SMG's. It ain't.

November 18, 2006, 06:01 AM
Mine is marked F.LLI PIETTA MADE IN ITALY. They're commonly called the "Bingham PPS-50." Just a nice little .22rf plinker. Some talk of feeding malfunctions with certain types of ammo. I don't know about mine because my guns are for display only and I don't shoot them. For the subgun lovers, there's the Auto-Ordnance Thompson 1927-A3 in .22rf. Mine is also pictured below, with a .22rf Erma M1. The Thompson can be drum fed by converting one of the PPS drums to fit it. 45Broomhandle



November 18, 2006, 05:39 PM
The 50 round drum magazines for the PPS 50 are bringing high prices if you can find one.

November 26, 2006, 10:22 AM
$495.00 for one in good condition with the drum is about right. There is also a 30rd. stick mag version also. If it has just the stick mag around $350.00-$375.00. Some of the higher grade ones have a walnut stock versus a birch stock. It also came in nickel or chrome model. I have had two and both were extremely reliable with either the drum or stick mag. Not to mention the fun and attention that they get at the range. Just a drum will fetch over $200.00 alone. BTW they have nothing to do with Squire Bingham from the Phillipines.

February 20, 2008, 03:08 PM
The gun I had was imported by Mitchell Arms and manufactured by Pietta in Italy. They were very tight and very accurate. It had a walnut stock and came with a drum and stick magazine. With high-velocity .22 lr ammo, the thing worked like a charm, though I would never load the drum with more than 40 - 45 rounds.

BTW, I found an old 50 round drum magazine in my closet.

April 4, 2009, 10:48 PM
Hey do you still have the 50 rd drum for the Bingham pps-50 22 lr. Please let me know... Patrick ... 832-928-2616

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