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R51 General Discussion / R51 Disassembly Tooling
« on: June 23, 2020, 12:48:23 AM »
Just an update on the tooling that I make.  I no longer have a website (got tired of it getting hacked) so you need to contact me through a PM, if you are interested in purchasing these tools.

Also, prices have been updated to $55.00 per set, either the standard barrel tool and one thumb-pusher or the threaded barrel tool and one thumb-pusher, which includes shipping to the lower 48 states.  Price for a standard barrel tool, a threaded barrel tool and one thumb-pusher is $75.00, which includes shipping to the lower 48 states.

Have a great day.
GerryR

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R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 Disassembly Tooling
« on: October 01, 2019, 10:22:45 PM »
You can PM me or contact me through my website, www.totalautomation.us.
Gerry

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R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 Disassembly Tooling
« on: August 16, 2019, 09:18:10 AM »
Some of us old timers have arthritic hands; try taking one apart under these conditions.  Others just don't believe everything has to be done the hard way; tools make life a little easier!

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R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 Disassembly Tooling
« on: June 30, 2019, 04:55:18 AM »
I should have 4 more sets for the standard barrel available tomorrow; I have one set available for the threaded barrel.

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R51 General Discussion / Re: !st round chambering
« on: June 02, 2019, 11:51:21 PM »
Shortening the legs on the follower works very well with the seven loaded in the magazine.
I shortened them 1/8"

Another thing to consider is the tab in the front of the magazine, like pmf41 mentioned.  If you
insert the magazine into the pistol with the slide back, you will notice that the tab is used to push
the round back to keep it from hitting the barrel ramp on its way up.  I used a pair of pliers to
bend the tab up enough to still keep the rounds clear of the barrel ramp, but still give more
room in the magazine for them to move.  I used a small file to take the sharp edge off of the tab.
It seems to work very well this way.

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R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 Disassembly Tooling
« on: May 20, 2019, 06:51:45 AM »
Details at:   http://www.totalautomation.us/guncorner.htm  Use the "Contact Us" page, and call me with a CC number, and I will get a set in the mail to you.  PM me if you have difficulty with my website.  Thank you for your interest.

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R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 Disassembly Tooling
« on: May 16, 2019, 10:22:08 AM »
PM sent.

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Range Results
« on: March 08, 2019, 10:20:03 PM »
As a gunsmith, I can tell you that all makes and models, semi-autos and revolvers, rifles and shotguns, have problems.  Anything mechanical has its limitations.  :)

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Another Sooch00 R51 review
« on: March 08, 2019, 03:31:52 AM »
Maybe a third one too, just in case one does fail!   :D

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Another Sooch00 R51 review
« on: March 07, 2019, 10:09:54 PM »
Some pistols costing much more than that have many more problems than 1 stoppage in 1000 rounds.  Many problems that I have had with new-to-me pistols have been caused by my lack of familiarity with them.  Once I have "learned " the pistol, many of the problems seem to disappear.

One of the things that has always bothered me is how many people will take their carry gun, and put thousands of rounds through it, and never consider the MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) of this "mechanical" item.  All mechanical things have a failure rate.  So, the idea is to put a few hundred rounds through a pistol to gain familiarity and confidence with it, then, maybe ,put a magazine or two through it once a month to maintain that confidence.

You are asking for a failure to happen at the wrong time, if you carry a pistol that has thousands of rounds through it. OK at the range, but I wouldn't bet my life on it for carry.   JMO.

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R51 General Discussion / Re: So I bought these new sights ...
« on: March 07, 2019, 09:53:36 PM »
You might want to apply some heat from a heat gun or hair dryer.  Sometimes a little heat will make the sights move easier.  Just a suggestion.

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R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 Disassembly Tooling
« on: March 07, 2019, 09:46:05 PM »
Three sets available for immediate delivery.  :)

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R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 Disassembly Tooling
« on: February 19, 2019, 08:44:50 AM »
Thanks for the write-up.  One thing is a little confusing, "This is for the threaded-barrel Gerry makes......"  Just to be clear, I do not make threaded barrels.  I made this particular tool to fit the barrels you make, and am happy to supply a tool to those who buy your threaded barrels to ease the frustration of field stripping the R51.  Again, thanks for the write-up; just wanted to be clear.  ;)

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R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 Disassembly Tooling
« on: February 07, 2019, 03:05:57 AM »
I have made 5 more sets of tools for the standard barrel pistol, and they are available for purchase.  PM me if you would like a set.  Thanks.

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R51 General Discussion / Re: My R51 is back!!
« on: February 07, 2019, 03:03:46 AM »
Thanks for the update, John.  Nice report!  Interested in seeing the results with 7+1.

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