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R51 General Discussion / Re: Locking back
« on: January 05, 2021, 01:56:45 AM »
Foxhunter - glad you kept the R51 and took the time to fix the issues.  Scouts Owner is correct that the slide release was the culprit.  When reassembling, the catch must be under the little spring or it will lock back on every cycle.  Here is a video that shows the issue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwUyxp0kNQg

General Discussion / Re: serial numbers again for R51G2 Smoke
« on: December 21, 2020, 02:37:59 AM »
Even though all manufacturing was moved to Huntsville in March of 2015, frames marked Charlotte were still being used up through December 2016 in Huntsville.  The first frames marked Huntsville start in January 2017.  All Smoke models are indeed made in Huntsville as they were introduced in September 2017.  Also, just because an R51 is marked Charlotte does not make it a G1.  G1s had a couple identifiers: R51 logo on the slide is in a different location and the sights do not have set screws.  The G1s also came in a bright green box rather than the new hunter green box. 

The Blue Book of Gun Values has some incorrect information - the G2 was reintroduced to original owners on June 23, 2016 and to the public on August 12, 2016. Production was suspended in fall 2018.

I think that you are right that at the end of the production run they started using any and all extra parts to assemble guns and get them out the door.  I also think that your pistol could very well be the factory prototype model for the "Smoke" color variation.  This could explain the out of sequence serial number, blemish and used status.  Either way, it is going to be difficult to verify any information on the gun now.

The first thing I would do to your gun, to make sure it works properly, is to trim the legs on the magazine followers.  This will solve most problems. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZBnEgdQvUU

This post shows the other things to do to the pistol to get it ready: http://r51pistol.com/r51-general-discussion/steps-to-a-fully-functional-model-r51/

If you are interested in the timeline of NC to AL production, this is a post that will shed some light on the matter: http://r51pistol.com/remington-r51-facts-and-specs/a-brief-history-of-the-r51/

General Discussion / Re: serial numbers again for R51G2 Smoke
« on: December 20, 2020, 06:02:56 AM »
I haven't seen a photo of yours but here is one that has a similar serial number with a strange colored frame.  Could be the lighting.  The box for this one says that it is a 96430 all black model.

General Discussion / Re: serial numbers again for R51G2 Smoke
« on: December 20, 2020, 03:40:06 AM »
Gman, that is very interesting that your smoke model has the serial number H014XXXR51.  Supposedly there were about 65,000 total units produced.  It is hard to get information from Remington on the production because of the recall and other litigations.  The list that I have of known serial numbers is only 185 owners long, but a good sampling from Prototypes, NC Gen 1s, NC Gen 2s, Huntsville Gen 2s, and Huntsville Smoke models.  I haven't tried calling customer service since the sell off, so I don't know if it is an option anymore, but you used to be able to call and they would tell you the production month and year of your R51.  Your serial number would suggest a spring 2017 production.  Maybe your lower frame was held over until the fall of 2017 when smokes were sold.  Or it could be an early test design that was proposed before the actual run happened.  That would be very cool, the prototype smoke model! 

I have never seen a lower frame marked "HSV", but all smokes are from Huntsville.  I would be very interested in your co-worker's gun digest book pages.  You should post the scans for all to see.

Just curious about your purchase, did it come in the original Remington box?  Was the box marked with material #96234?

Introductions section / Re: New member
« on: December 07, 2020, 01:26:00 AM »
Welcome to the forum.  There is not much new information or topics on this pistol.  But let us know what you think and if you have anything to share about the R51.  We all love it here and there are many topics to search on this forum.

Remington R51 Facts and Specs / Re: A Brief History of the R51
« on: November 13, 2020, 12:45:03 AM »
Nothing official other than replies from Remington customer service.  But then again, Remington was never forthcoming on the R51 since the beginning.

Received a reply from Remington, no more R-51 production.

Remington R51 Facts and Specs / Re: A Brief History of the R51
« on: November 12, 2020, 07:53:31 AM »
I'm guessing there was a glut of r51's and r51 accessories lying around earlier this year.  This current environment has probably allowed retailers to finally move these excess guns.  I was hoping there would be a final clearance of r51's at firesale prices, but I'm guessing that isn't going to happen.  They will be able to sell the remaining guns, and the new owners will probably announce it's discontinuation early next year.  I wonder if r51's are currently in production?

Remington discontinued the R51 in 2018 and all of the fire sales have already happened.  Accessories were always pretty limited and are mostly gone.  You can find some things here and there online.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Ambi mag release is driving me nuts!
« on: November 06, 2020, 12:45:03 AM »
Assuming you are right handed?

You mean like the S&W M&P Shield .40 or .45 which are both smaller than the R51?  Still, wishful thinking...

Introductions section / Re: Thanks For adding me
« on: October 26, 2020, 12:40:25 AM »
Welcome!  There is a lot of good information in this forum to get you going.  Aftermarket accessories are getting pretty slim since they quit making the gun in 2018.

The sale of Remington Outdoors has been approved by a bankruptcy court judge on September 29, 2020.  Remington will be broken up into 7 different entities:

o   Vista Outdoor Inc. (Federal Ammo, Bushnel) to purchase majority of assets- ammunition, accessories, brand and trademarks
o   Sturm Ruger & Co. Inc. to purchase Marlin firearms business
o   Roundhill Group LLC (Real Estate Investors) to purchase the non-Marlin firearms business including Ilion, NY plant and museum
o   Sierra Bullets LLC to purchase Barnes ammunition business
o   JJE Capital Holdings LLC (Palmetto State Armory) to purchase DPMS, H&R, Stormlake, AAC, and Parker brands
o   Franklin Armory Holdings LLC to purchase Bushmaster brand and related assets
o   Sportsman's Warehouse Inc. to purchase TAPCO brands

So it is possible that Roundhill could bring back the Gen3 R51 and perhaps even make the .40 and .45 versions once promised.  Here's to wishful thinking...

R51 General Discussion / Re: Shooting 6" low - FIXED!
« on: September 29, 2020, 08:42:06 AM »
Very interesting.  I'll have to try different head positions next time I'm at the range, even though I wear my bifocals when shooting.

Introductions section / Re: Hello Friends
« on: September 28, 2020, 06:13:50 AM »
Welcome to the forum.  Are you an R51 owner or just a fan?  Do you have any experiences/wisdom to share?  Let us know.  There is a lot of useful information on the forum.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Ft Scott TUI ammo
« on: September 23, 2020, 08:39:16 AM »
Thanks for the update.  Welcome to the forum.

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