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    Reising M65

    Hi gents, I recently purchased a Reising M65 from a friend for $325. I've seen it but it hasn't arrived yet and was wondering where I should look for info on these and what they are worth. This one is completely original I think. It's in fabulous condition, is parkerized, has a Redfield rear sight and a front sight with "ears", and one mag. Any thoughts on the info question? How'd I do on the price? I'll try to post some pics when I get it if anyone is interested. TIA, Steve


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    If the gun has not been altered you did great. A Military H&R 65 in nice condition should bring 500.00 plus. Has it been drilled and tapped for scope rings? What was serial number range? H&R sold some Model 65's late in the war to civilians.

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    Two sources of info on these: Batha's book on 22 Martial training rifles and Iammacco's book on the Reising Machine gun. Not much else out there on these.

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    Thanks guys, when I get it this week I'll look all that stuff up and let you know. I didn't notice scope ring taps but I don't know enough to see them as improper. Steve

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    None of the H&R 65's where drilled and tapped for scope bases. There have been two on Gunbroker for sometime now and both of them are drilled and tapped for scope bases. I just sold one with two holes D&T'd one hole under the rear sight and one hole just in front of the rear sight. I got more money for mine than what you paid for yours. Plus the one I sold the serial number was couple hundred above 17,000. Keep tthe rifle clean and well oiled to cut down on malfunctions. Also none of these Military rifles are marked with US Property. Well almost none are but couple have showed up with "flaming bomb" stamps and couple with USMC stamped on them. I have never seen one in person only pictures posted.
    I don't think anyone knows for sure what the serial number range is Military correct rifles. Some thought is a serial number less than 17,000. I am not sure where I seen this 17,000 number though.

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    Hey guys

    I have just been giving one of these rifles in original configuration with serial # in the mid 8,000's. Weapon is in great shape no pitting, bright clean bore, however the extractor is missing along with the spring and pin. Any idea on finding one or original specs to have one made?

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    The parts should be the same as what fits the 150/151 H&R Reisings.
    Harrington & Richardson*|*150*|*e-GunParts.com

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    Thumbs up

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    Thanks just ordered the parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK111 View Post
    None of the H&R 65's where drilled and tapped for scope bases. There have been two on Gunbroker for sometime now and both of them are drilled and tapped for scope bases. I just sold one with two holes D&T'd one hole under the rear sight and one hole just in front of the rear sight. I got more money for mine than what you paid for yours. Plus the one I sold the serial number was couple hundred above 17,000. Keep tthe rifle clean and well oiled to cut down on malfunctions. Also none of these Military rifles are marked with US Property. Well almost none are but couple have showed up with "flaming bomb" stamps and couple with USMC stamped on them. I have never seen one in person only pictures posted.
    I don't think anyone knows for sure what the serial number range is Military correct rifles. Some thought is a serial number less than 17,000. I am not sure where I seen this 17,000 number though.
    Hey, I think you sold that one to me!

    Even if your not, here is the story of mine (which also happens to be a bit more than 17000 and have two drilled & tapped holes for a Weaver side mount).

    My theory upon seeing the hole placement was that it was for a Weaver side mount similar to one on my "Garandicon Trainer Prototype" Springfield Model 87M (which came with side-mount holes from the factory, but someone had added a rear peep sight). Sure enough, I was right. So I purchased another side mount base, put on my scope rig and went to the NRA range in Fairfax VA.

    First of all, the H&R Model 65 Reising is an absolute joy to shoot. There is very little recoil and it just feels great on the bench. Secondly, its a flippin *tack driver* with regular ammo! Two magazines using the scope would leave me with a ragged quarter-sized hole.

    The downside is that even with the scope cranked all the way to the left and all the way up, it was still printing down and to the right. My brother-in-law is going to machine down the base to match the 87M, and he also suggested some Burris Signature rings with inserts that can compensate quite a bit for the lopsidedness.

    Next time I take it out, I will use the factory sights and see how well it performs, then try again with the scope.

    BTW, the H&R 65 feels like a "real" rifle, while the Remington Model 12A I also brought along felt more like a toy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fushigi Ojisan View Post
    Hey, I think you sold that one to me!

    Even if your not, here is the story of mine (which also happens to be a bit more than 17000 and have two drilled & tapped holes for a Weaver side mount).

    My theory upon seeing the hole placement was that it was for a Weaver side mount similar to one on my "Garandicon Trainer Prototype" Springfield Model 87M (which came with side-mount holes from the factory, but someone had added a rear peep sight). Sure enough, I was right. So I purchased another side mount base, put on my scope rig and went to the NRA range in Fairfax VA.

    First of all, the H&R Model 65 Reising is an absolute joy to shoot. There is very little recoil and it just feels great on the bench. Secondly, its a flippin *tack driver* with regular ammo! Two magazines using the scope would leave me with a ragged quarter-sized hole.

    The downside is that even with the scope cranked all the way to the left and all the way up, it was still printing down and to the right. My brother-in-law is going to machine down the base to match the 87M, and he also suggested some Burris Signature rings with inserts that can compensate quite a bit for the lopsidedness.

    Next time I take it out, I will use the factory sights and see how well it performs, then try again with the scope.

    BTW, the H&R 65 feels like a "real" rifle, while the Remington Model 12A I also brought along felt more like a toy.
    That be the same one. Sure glad you enjoy it. When I got it it had a scope mount on it and no rear sight. I believe that scope mount was a Mossberg. I will try and find it maybe it will work better for you. I never put a scope on the H&HR 65. Will let you know.

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