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Anyone like the old H&R Model 60? (semi-auto carbine).

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Captain O, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. Captain O

    Captain O St. Helens, OR Well-Known Member

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    Never has a submachinegun ever been more cussed (and discussed) then the H&R Model 50 Reising. It came in two stock configurations full and Model 55 "paratrooper" (folding) stock types. The only problem with the Reising was that it was prone to jam when dust and oil came together to render the Model 50 inoperable. In most civilian, Police and Nuclear reactor sites (where the post-war submachineguns served) the Reising shot well. Due to it's relatively slow rate of fire, (from the closed bolt) the Reising was both effective and manageable.

    The Model 60 was a full stock and 18.25" barrel length. It was a .45 ACP self loader than had better accuracy than many shooters believed.

    Does anyone here either like, or fancy an H&R Reising Model 60?
     
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  2. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Such an overlooked piece of history! I love shooting the Model 60, better than the Thompson. The Reising is also an extremely simple design though there isn't allot of room inside the receiver for dirt and grime!

    Oh boy want talk about spendy mags, $100+ now for Reising marked mags!!o_O
     
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  3. Captain O

    Captain O St. Helens, OR Well-Known Member

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    I must agree that it beats the #ell out of the Thompson self-loading Carbine. I wonder if you could arrange for an MPA (MAC-10) magazine to function in the Reising Model 60?

    Even the new MPA Carbine shoots as accurately as a Thompson Carbine and can be had for a little more than $600. What a neat, compact and convenient Carbine! You can buy one for less than most .45 ACP handguns. They come with a 30 round magazine, and weigh less. (But that's another thread).

    What's not to like?
     
  4. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I would love to see a .45 acp wood stocked carbine made and sold.
    I have seen and handled , but never shot a H&R model 60.
    Seemed like a good design , felt good in the hands as well.
    A .45 acp carbine would make a fun and handy gun to shoot and have around.
    Wish Marlin would bring back the Camp 45 with internal improvements.
    Andy
     
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  5. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    You guys and your pistol chambered rifles:confused:o_O.

    Worst idea in gun history....
     
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  6. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I've seen worse* ... But I do like the "fun" factor for a pistol caliber carbine.
    Also if .45 acp is good in a 5 inch barrel , Just think how much better it is in a longer barrel.

    * Here is one example A Puckle Gun. It was a revolving flintlock that could shoot round balls or "square" balls ...
    Andy
     
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  7. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'll agree with fun for plinking.

    9mm would be softer recoil and half the price or less to shoot though:rolleyes:
     
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  8. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    .9mm is a excellent cartridge as well.
    Many fine handguns are chambered for it. I like the Colt Carbine that shoots it.
    I do not own anything in .9mm . However I do have a Colt Government in .45acp , so a carbine in .45 acp makes better sense for me.
    Andy
     
  9. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I thought you wanted a lever gun in .357 mag to go along with that GP100....o_O
     
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    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Ha! Your right I do:).

    I'll wiggle out if this though by saying that the .357mag wasn't a pistol cartridge until recent history and technically revolvers aren't pistols:D:p
     
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  11. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Ohhh... .Sure go all "lawyer" on us Joe ... LOL
    Andy
     
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  12. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Just for reference here are a few pics I found online!

    Model 50 in a nice fitted case!
    And the others pics are a Model 60 semi auto version.

    model 50.jpg

    model 60.jpg

    model 60 1.jpg model 60 2.jpg
     
  13. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Cool pics!
    Thanks for sharing Velzey.
    Andy
     
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  14. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's cool, Andy!
    I don't know, though. Despite the obvious size of the bore I'm not sure that it's enough gun for a big, rogue, Kosher Dill!o_O
     
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  15. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Oh my I just looked up the prices for a Model 60, ughhh they are selling for $1800 plus now! WOW
     
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  16. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Sgt. Nambu,
    That puts a whole new spin on "the salad shooter..."
    Andy
     
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    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well, what if you also had a Coonan in .357...then you would have a pistol cartridge :cool:
     
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  19. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if you go make one that takes 1911 magazines?
    And if it could be made and sold for less than $1800?
    Andy