Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by snidervolley, Jun 8, 2020.
My reising m55
Five spare stocks?
What is that other thing?
Very cool! The Reising is something I've wanted to get my hands on for a few years now.
I wish I had bought one when my agency cleaned house.
They swept up all the Reisings, Thompsons, Winchester 97 and 12 Riot and Trench guns, lever actions, and assorted sporting arms confiscated from hunters encroaching on the government reservation and traded them in on a uniform battery of 870s and AC556s.
I saw a TVA Reising in a store once, the price was not bad, pre-86. There was a gunzine article about a guy making magazines for them. He would cut and weld Thompson magazines to center feed. He was carving followers out of wood, hoping he would get enough business to get a mold made for plastic.
I like the magazine technique of using internal ribs to decrease capacity from 20 to 12 rounds for the semi-auto Reising without changing the outer dimensions. Beretta did a similar technique to make 10 round Hillary mags for the 92 platform- much better than an ugly plastic block on the bottom or a riveted afterthought.
I held one once at a gunshow. A fella was just walkin around with it over his shoulder with a "For Sale" sign hangin out of the muzzle.
He wanted waaaaay too little for it, $4500 if I remember right- and no mention of any paperwork or registry.
Good chance he was ATF, I suppose. Oh, well, I still get to say I played with a real Reising once!
Very cool, OP!
I always liked the looks of the M55 stock, but how is it to actually shoot with? Looks like that skinny wire stock would not be all that comfortable. And could maybe fold up mid-burst if you don’t keep the pressure on it the right way.
Overall the Reising seems a bit under appreciated as a shooter. But it wouldn’t be my first choice to go into combat with dragging through the dirt and mud.
I had a chance to shoot an unregistered one in 1966 , the M55 with folding stock. I liked the way it chugged along, a little faster than a grease gun , and ity seemed accurate enough. hen I came back from Vietnam the 1968 amnesty was over and it had "disappeared" from my grandparents possession and they would not tell me about it. They passed in a couple years after.
Nice that Yohan got a chance to shoot one
We called him something else in basic but yes I must confess that guy was probably around , end of first marriage in 71
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