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Author Topic: Reassembly after field strip  (Read 3724 times)

bonorden

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Reassembly after field strip
« on: August 25, 2016, 04:58:13 AM »
According to the manual, when putting the slide back on, you do not have to grip and hold the barrel to be able to slide it back onto the frame.  However, the youtube videos all seem to demonstrate putting it back on while holding the barrel.

For me, I have to hold the barrel for it to slide back on...but it sure would be easier not to have to hold it.

How about for you?

lklawson

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Re: Reassembly after field strip
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2016, 06:33:15 AM »
According to the manual, when putting the slide back on, you do not have to grip and hold the barrel to be able to slide it back onto the frame.  However, the youtube videos all seem to demonstrate putting it back on while holding the barrel.

For me, I have to hold the barrel for it to slide back on...but it sure would be easier not to have to hold it.

How about for you?
I've done it both ways.  The way that Rem demonstrates in their video is far easier and preferable.

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Re: Reassembly after field strip
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2016, 10:49:46 AM »
I too have struggled with the reassembly, especially with my old weak hands.  The first time I tried it took me at least 15 minutes to get it on and I was not sure what l did to make it go on.  After spending some time practicing l found that if l get to the point where the slide stops, l change my grip to an overhand grip and then proceed to rack the slide.  This will push the barrel forward slightly and allow the firing pin block to rock down and slide over top of the frame rails.

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Re: Reassembly after field strip
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2016, 07:32:49 AM »
I too have struggled with the reassembly, especially with my old weak hands.  The first time I tried it took me at least 15 minutes to get it on and I was not sure what l did to make it go on.  After spending some time practicing l found that if l get to the point where the slide stops, l change my grip to an overhand grip and then proceed to rack the slide.  This will push the barrel forward slightly and allow the firing pin block to rock down and slide over top of the frame rails.

Thanks DanOh. 

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Re: Reassembly after field strip
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2016, 11:26:33 PM »
Hey Tres, welcome to the new forum.  Do I know you from someplace ;D?  The method I use to get the slide back on is working very well for me.  I think that is what is shown in the Rem video but I didn't catch what the guy in the video was doing at first.  It first appeared he was just sliding it back on the frame but a closer watch made me think he was in deed racking the slide.

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Re: Reassembly after field strip
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2016, 01:59:07 AM »
     I just field stripped my R51 after a range trip, and the guide rails on the frame will not slide under
the breech block. After three hours of cussin' and swearin' I called Remington support and talked
to Justin Emerson. He had me email him photos of what was happening, and called me back,
gave me a case number and is mailing me the package to return the pistol to the shop.
No muss no fuss.


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Re: Reassembly after field strip
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2016, 04:23:11 AM »
I got my R51 back together. After I finally figured out that the barrel needed to be pulled forward.
It did not say that in Remington's video.  >:( 
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lklawson

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Re: Reassembly after field strip
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2016, 01:36:47 AM »
I got my R51 back together. After I finally figured out that the barrel needed to be pulled forward.
It did not say that in Remington's video.  >:(
It doesn't need to be, but it makes it a lot easier.

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Re: Reassembly after field strip
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2017, 12:17:18 AM »
Go to wallyworld and but one of those little spring clamps with the plastic covers on the tips, and when you first rack the slide, clamp it to the end of the barrel.

Then drop the magazine and remove the take down pin and the slide will come right off no problem.

use the clamp for re-assembly and you will have no problems.
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Re: Reassembly after field strip
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2017, 01:13:18 AM »
Go to wallyworld and but one of those little spring clamps with the plastic covers on the tips, and when you first rack the slide, clamp it to the end of the barrel.

Then drop the magazine and remove the take down pin and the slide will come right off no problem.

use the clamp for re-assembly and you will have no problems.


JDCrab,
     I had some of those, but the rubber was not too substantial.   I got a set on
Amazon that work great.   Also good for grip exercises!  :<)
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https://www.amazon.com/Quick-Grip-VGP58100-58100-Spring-Clamps/dp/B00002244Z/ref=lp_553166_1_2_sspa/132-1413146-3911340?s=power-hand-tools&ie=UTF8&qid=1510758550&sr=1-2-spons&psc=1


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