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An update on my R1:

I ended up replacing the extractor, firing pin stop and reshaping the tip of the ejector. The original firing pin stop was a typical production part and very loose fitting both fore/aft and sideways, as much as .005". The original extractor was far from tuned and also a bit loose in the stop.

I used EGW parts and had to fit them as required but now everything is tight and properly tuned. Shells eject at the 5 o-clock position and about 3 feet away, perfect.

Had it out twice last week along with the R51 and it's such a pleasure to shoot that the R51 is going to take a back seat to it from now on at the range.


R51 General Discussion / Re: Remington 48 Hour Sale - 4-19-18
« on: April 19, 2018, 08:29:43 AM »
Hope they have another rebate soon. I've got more money to burn on another R1 ;D

R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 Magazine lips
« on: April 17, 2018, 05:34:20 AM »
Here's what I got on mine. One mag has been problematic, causing the last live round stovepipe issue. The other has never given me any trouble.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Grab-A-Gun Magazines
« on: April 16, 2018, 12:13:17 PM »
It's odd.  I bent the lip to correct the nose dives, but I may have to bend them back in some.  I am having the opposite of the nose dive, which I think is a "nose up chamber feed failure".  It's like a stovepipe, but it's a live round.  It's only happening to the last round in the magazine. 

Best I can figure is that without the lip to stop the follower, it's tipping up so much that it's pushing the last round past the chamber before it closes so the cartridge ends up poking out of the ejector port bullet tip exposed. 

Any other explanations?

I have one mag that does the exact same thing, the other is perfect every time. Initially it was only doing it on the last round of the mag but today I was out with it and it happened on a second to the last round. One live round was stove-piped and the last round was jammed under it trying to enter the chamber, a double feed I guess. I'll have to measure the lips and compare them to my good mag.

Introductions section / Re: Intro
« on: April 15, 2018, 02:03:27 AM »
Welcome to the forum Dan. You've come to the right place to get your R51 running 100%.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Scoring and Scratches on Barrel Bushing
« on: April 14, 2018, 01:48:21 AM »
Good grief Todd, yours looks worse than I have seen before. What the heck am I complaining about?

 They'll all get pretty ugly eventually so a spare might be a good thing to have. Mine has been field-stripped no less than 30 times, maybe more. The bushing is not hardened and that also makes it very easy to scratch.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Scoring and Scratches on Barrel Bushing
« on: April 13, 2018, 10:49:11 AM »
Here's what mine looks like.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Scoring and Scratches on Barrel Bushing
« on: April 13, 2018, 01:52:44 AM »
Sean, post a pic when you get a chance. I noticed some scratches on mine when it was new, before I ever fired it so I polished the bushing. They were light scratches and polished out easily without removing any material. Now, sneaking up on 1000 rounds, the bushing is scratched again in several places but I believe they are from handling/field-stripping. I'll post a pic later, going to the range this morning to test my 1911s new extractor.

General Discussion / Re: Rifle Confiscation in Illinois
« on: April 07, 2018, 01:12:53 AM »
Turn in my rifles? What rifles? I don't own any rifles ;)

R51 General Discussion / Re: Re;; R51 Breech block
« on: April 02, 2018, 12:49:46 AM »
That's the only pin that I haven't removed from my R51. The only pin on Numrich's site that I don't recognize is a stepped pin like Joe mentioned and could be the one.


R51 General Discussion / Re: magazines
« on: March 27, 2018, 06:30:00 AM »
I just ordered 2 S&W Shield magazine springs. They are the Wolff 10% more power springs but I can't find factory springs to try. These springs have 14 coils where the R51 mag has 13, if I remember correctly, so some cutting may be in order.

The springs come Friday. I will let you all know if they will fit in the R51 mags and go from there on testing them.

Pat, unfortunately the Shield springs will not fit. The Shield mags are not a single or double stack but somewhere in between and the springs are just too wide. The first 3 to 4 coils are small enough to fit but the rest gets wider like a Beretta 92 spring.

Other Guns - talk about them here / Re: GSG 1911 22, so much fun.
« on: March 25, 2018, 08:11:30 AM »
     I found this outfit puts out good parts at a reasonable price.   Only
downside is, they only have 1911 .45ACP parts.    But, just about all the
parts on a 1911 frame are not worried about the calibre.
(Barrel, magazine, ejector. barrel bushing)  BTW  Super .38 and 9MM will feed from
the same mag on a 1911.

Thanks B, Added it to my favorites.

     Don't try this  unless  you have an extra 9mm ejector
The 9MM ejectors are skinny compared to the .45APC.
File down the forward end of the ejector about 1/16 of an inch

Thanks Blackie, a reshaping of the ejector is on my list of things to do but, after a few hours of reading last night, I discovered the extractor is in need of tuning first. Thinking about replacing it with a WC or EGW as I read they're much better. Take a look at how out of whack the stock one is. I'm not sure it can be tuned easily.

Hit the range yesterday and all I can say is this R1 is a great shooter. Fired 150 rounds of ball ammo, 115 and 124gr, without a single failure. First pic were the initial shots to see where the sights were set and you can see that they were a little high when out at 20 yards. Adjusted and pushed the target out to 30 yards and used a rest, second pic.

The only issue I had was that most shells were ejecting straight up and back hitting me in the head. I had several land in my front shirt pocket, and even a few go down my shirt collar, ouch! I think I need to re-shape the tip of the ejector, last pic, or look at adjusting the extractor, Blackie, any tips on this?


Please give us a range review when you get a chance. She looks pretty too by the way! I wish I had a R1!

Sean, I'm hoping to get out this weekend or on Monday.

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