Italian Pietta PPS50/22 16” Semi-Automatic .22LR Rimfire Soviet PPSh-41

SOLD FOR: $700

WOA#: WY231114JP004

Make: Pietta

Model: PPS50/22

Serial Number: PP005036

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .22 Long Rifle

Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Blowback

Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “FILLI PIETTA CAT3046/MADE IN ITALY” “MOD PPS/50CAL.22LR”.  Serial number “PP005036”. The right side of the receiver is marked “MITCHELL MFG.CORP.HB.CA”.  The right side of the barrel has proof marks.

Barrel Length: 16” with full length vented barrel shroud/jacket.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a fixed blade screwed to the barrel. The rear sight is a buckhorn, drift adjustable.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a one piece wood stock with a straight comb, smooth semi-pistol grip and finger grooves in the forend.  The buttplate is a curved smooth metal plate.  There are sling studs on the forend and the buttstock. The barrel jacket is one piece integral to the receiver.  The LOP measures 13.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttstock. The stock rates in Excellent overall condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: 1x 10rd magazine and 1x 50rd drum magazine.  Overall the magazines are in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish:  Black

Finish Originality:  Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp.  There is no erosion visible. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows no wear but few light scratches from storage. The screw heads are sharp. The pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions properly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Owners Manual and two magazines as stated above.

Our Assessment:  The Pietta PPS/50 is a .22 LR caliber semi-automatic rifle that closely resembles the iconic Soviet PPSh-41 submachine gun used during World War II and other conflicts. This firearm replicates the classic look and feel of the original PPSh-41, making it a popular choice among history enthusiasts and collectors. The PPS/50 features a distinctive drum magazine, which adds to its historical authenticity and allows for extended shooting sessions without frequent reloading. However, it’s essential to note that despite its appearance, the PPS/50 is a semi-automatic rifle and not a fully automatic submachine gun.

Chambered in the widely available and affordable .22 LR caliber, the Pietta PPS/50 offers a cost-effective and low-recoil option for recreational shooting, plinking, and target practice. Its lightweight and user-friendly design, combined with the iconic aesthetics, make it an enjoyable firearm for those who appreciate historical firearms or want a unique rimfire rifle. Please see our photos and good luck bidding! C.J.

Italian Pietta PPS50/22 16” Semi-Automatic .22LR Rimfire Soviet PPSh-41
Italian Pietta PPS50/22 16” Semi-Automatic .22LR Rimfire Soviet PPSh-41