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The Model 50 is a semi-automatic rifle that is made by Rickard Firearms & Defense. It is the lower caliber variant to the Model 40 semi-automatic rifle, with a design very similar in appearance to the M1930 and the M44 / M44A rifles, and is the direct successor to the Rickard Model 20. It competes against the HS-556 and the Blackburn Model 350.

Model 50

The Rickard Model 50 in wood furniture and with a 15-round magazine.

Facts:

  • Barrel is 17 or 24 inches long.
  • Chambered for the .223 Remington cartridge, and is fed via a 10, 15, 20, or 30-round magazine.
  • Designed in 1981, produced since 1985.
  • Effective range is around 500 meters.
  • Rate of fire: Semi-automatic.
  • Weighs 6.7 pounds (unloaded), 7.7 pounds (loaded)
  • In the mid to late-1980's, this rifle was often advertised alongside the Model MP81 as a police / law enforcement weapons kit.
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