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Author Topic: Ronnie from Texas  (Read 263 times)

Ronv69

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Ronnie from Texas
« on: June 04, 2019, 05:18:19 AM »
I am 68.7 years old, Patron member of the NRA, and I own a R51. I am a part time gunsmith and I want to understand the issues that afflict this pistol. I have been shooting for 57 years, reloading for 40 years and gunsmithing for 37 years.
My friends call Ronnie. And I am a native of Texas.

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Re: Ronnie from Texas
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2019, 09:20:16 AM »
Welcome Ronnie.... Looking forward to your opinion on all things R51... Joe


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Re: Ronnie from Texas
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2019, 12:59:48 AM »
I am 68.7 years old, Patron member of the NRA, and I own a R51. I am a part time gunsmith and I want to understand the issues that afflict this pistol. I have been shooting for 57 years, reloading for 40 years and gunsmithing for 37 years.
My friends call Ronnie. And I am a native of Texas.
Really not too many issues.

Of the top of my head, and in no particular order:
  • The chamber often has what appears to] be SAAMI minimum Leade/freebore.  I've had 2 different barrels and multiple issues with the bullet engaging the rifling, both commercial and reloads.
  • The trigger has some "cosmetic" side-to-side wobble.  It doesn't affect the pull, break, or seem to affect shooting, but a lot of people don't like it.
  • The Magazines have had several revisions and several identified issues, including follower legs which are long enough that they need slightly shortened in order to load a 7-round "full" mag into a gun with a cartridge already chambered (7+1) or the bullet hanging on the front lip of the mag as the cartridge is fed into the chamber.


Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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Re: Ronnie from Texas
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2019, 02:59:08 AM »
Welcome Ronnie from another native Texan. The action on the R51 works perfectly.  Magazines could use more design work though.
-David

 

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