US coast guardsmen standing watch over a homeland beach with his German Shepard along the US coast in anticipation for a surprise attack on home soil during ww2. The rifle he has is a Reising Model 50. The Reising M50 was a full stock submachinegun that fired at 500 rounds per minute and was chambered In .45 acp and desined as a "cheaper to produce" substitute for the Thompson smg by John Browning's Protege, Eugene Reising. Eugene Reising was an excellent marksman and ordnance engineer who believed engineering principles must match actual field needs. Reising practiced his Views by being an avid shooter, and by serving in the early 1900s as an assistant to firearm inventor John M. Browning. Reising contributed to the final design of the US .45 Colt M1911 pistol, one of the most reliable pistols in history. Reising then designed a number of commercial rifles and pistols on his own, when in 1938, he turned his attention to designing a submachine gun as threats of war rapidly grew in Europe. Two years later he submitted his completed design to the Harrington & Richardson Arms Company (H&R) in Worcester, Massachusetts. It was accepted, and in March 1941, H&R started manufacturing the Model 50 full stocked submachine gun. since the weapons only comparable competitor was the Thompson SMG. The more easily manufactured Reising was quickly adopted by the US Navy and Marines as a "limited-standard" weapon. It remains one of the more sought after as well as overlooked US war rifles by collectors to this day.
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