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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 8/6/2001 12:24:31 PM EDT
I saw this rifle recently, it was marked 'Reising .351' on the barrel, and '.351' on the bolt and the cartridges were headstamped with .351 SLR ( Ammo looked just like pictures I've seen of .351 Winchester used in their model 1907 self loading rifle ) The rifle had what appeared to be about a 7-10 round magazine which had two vertical grooves on each side as did the mag well. The location of the mag well and the mag release look very similar to pictures of the Model 50, 55, and 60 Reisings that I've seen, as well as the H&R Leatherneck .22 rifle. The charging handle was accessed through the bottom of the stock forend. On the rear of the receiver was a very nice Redfield peep sight. So far I have not been able to find any information about this piece and am dying to know more about it, thanks!
Link Posted: 8/6/2001 5:44:17 PM EDT
Anyone? Bueller.....? [:D] Btt
Link Posted: 8/7/2001 6:53:30 AM EDT
Btt and stuff...
Link Posted: 8/7/2001 7:34:36 AM EDT
No reference source I have shows any reference to the H&R Reising being made in any cal. other than .45 (and .22 if you count the Leathrerneck). Since you're shown as being up in Mass., if this gun is in private hands, I'll bet it was a demo, or experimental model that someone "liberated" from the plant. I can understand H&R wanting to cut in on Winchester's police market, and up til the 60's, the .351 was the "police rifle". If you can get a pic of the gun and post it, I'd be interested in seeing it.
Link Posted: 8/7/2001 8:39:25 AM EDT
I will see if I can get any pictures, wouldn't be for a couple weeks though. Is H&R still in business? And if so, is it in bad form to contact them about information regarding a possible prototype/experimental firearm? Thanks!
Link Posted: 8/9/2001 6:53:39 PM EDT
Btt, anyone know if H&R is still in business? And where I might find contact info? Thanks!
Link Posted: 8/10/2001 5:57:22 AM EDT
Last I heard, they were dead as a dodobird. That might be how that .351 got liberated. Asset clearance sale??
Link Posted: 8/10/2001 12:23:55 PM EDT
ARGH! [:D] I think you're right about it being liberated... Anyone know how to get in contact with any of the 'historians' that frequent Tales of the Gun?
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