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I hope they do have another rebate. Could use another R51! I need a Smokey!

I got an email from Remington. They are having a sale on gun parts and holsters at 25% off.
I would provide the link but I am at work and their "censors" won't let me access the site to get the address...but I can get on here...Haha.  ;D

Go figure  8)

I love censorship!  ::) Thanks for the heads up. I may get another magazine.

Why buy a R-51 Pistol / Re: Continued Sales?
« on: April 16, 2018, 02:30:59 PM »
Remington is going through chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings right now. They will continue production of all guns from what I understand. They released their 2018 catalog and the R51 is prominently featured, even the Smoke frame version is highlighted. I think the R51 will be with us for the foreseeable future. Well, at least for the next year or so. But I don't think anyone can guarantee that right now.

R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 Gen1
« on: April 16, 2018, 02:28:24 PM »
The Gen 1s honestly were complete screw ups generally speaking. Everything from sub standard machining work, to simply neglecting to remove burrs from internal parts. There were a few (and I mean a few) that functioned ok. Those were pistols that were hand-tuned and turned out. The mass produced ones were really bad. Thank God Remington has gotten those issues straightened out. The first thing that struck me on my Gen 2 Huntsville gun, is the fine machining work that was done. It is absolutely beautiful! There are a few minor internal differences, but the changes made were for the better. However, if you are interested in a metal trigger for your Gen 2, Engineerpower on here is a genius at machining and design. He even is making barrels which are fitted with an adapter for a suppressor. I think a metal trigger is in the works. If you have a unmolested, original Gen 1 with all the paperwork and box, hang on to it! It could be valuable one day!

R51 General Discussion / Re: Grab-A-Gun Magazines
« on: April 16, 2018, 12:11:34 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?

You got a basket case for a magazine. I have never heard of anything that bad in my life. There shouldn't be enough spring tension to make the round do that if it is the last round in the mag. I think these mags like to invent new failures to keep us wondering. Strange.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Grab-A-Gun Magazines
« on: April 16, 2018, 07:42:26 AM »
That's great to hear!  I am still having some problems with the magazines I previously modified, so may just get the new ones.

I would definitely try the new mags. They are cheap ( 14.99) and mine appears at least to work properly. I was even able to chamber a round on a fully loaded magazine! Wasn't able to do that with a stock mag before! Funny you are still having problems with your modified mags. I would have figured for sure they would work.

Introductions section / Re: Intro
« on: April 15, 2018, 01:16:38 PM »
Welcome aboard Dan from Louisiana! You are in the right place to get your R51 100% reliable! Just read some of the mods we have made to our mags, and hopefully it will get you up and running right. Glad you found us!


R51 General Discussion / Grab-A-Gun Magazines
« on: April 15, 2018, 01:14:10 PM »
Finally got around to testing the new mag I got from Grab-a Gun. I ran 30 rounds through that one mag this afternoon on some water jugs, and it ran flawlessly. Zero glitches or hang ups. No mods necessary!  This was a new 2018 mag. I think Remington has finally got it going...................maybe  ;)

R51 General Discussion / Re: Scoring and Scratches on Barrel Bushing
« on: April 14, 2018, 06:22:18 AM »

 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.

Thanks for shedding some light on that subject. I was wondering if the bushing was hardened or not. I guess there is no need for it.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Scoring and Scratches on Barrel Bushing
« on: April 13, 2018, 12:37:00 PM »

I would be very tempted to agree with you, except I already looked there. It is nice and smooth. Maybe it happened during reassembly somehow. Who knows.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Scoring and Scratches on Barrel Bushing
« on: April 13, 2018, 12:34:31 PM »
Sorry for being so late here. Just got back, so here is what it looks like. Good grief Todd, yours looks worse than I have seen before. What the heck am I complaining about?


Kind of hard to see I know, but that is the best I can do for now.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Scoring and Scratches on Barrel Bushing
« on: April 13, 2018, 02:53:38 AM »
Will do Todd. I am at work right now, so I can't pull it out. When I go on lunch in a little bit, I snap a couple right quick.

R51 General Discussion / Scoring and Scratches on Barrel Bushing
« on: April 12, 2018, 11:39:22 PM »
Has anyone noticed their barrel bushings that may have individual scoring and scratch marks? Mine was free of anything like that when new. Now after about 290 rounds, it has these hideous scratches on it. Ok, so maybe I am exaggerating about it being hideous. But for someone who is picky about their guns appearance, and keeping it as like new looking as possible, this just got to me. I field stripped it the other day to see if there was a bur or dirt or something on or under the slide which could be causing this. It's as smooth as silk. I am sort of perplexed as to how this is happening in the first place. Anybody else having this problem? I will post a pic later today if anyone needs to see it. Thanks!

General Discussion / Re: Rifle Confiscation in Illinois
« on: April 11, 2018, 07:01:49 AM »
The Louisiana legislature here just ruled against banning assault rifle purchases for those 18 and under. I can't say there is much to be proud about Louisiana politics, but this I am proud of! We are all rednecks down here!!! Don't mess with us!

Other Guns - talk about them here / Re: Armalite AR24
« on: April 11, 2018, 06:58:20 AM »
I prefer the old CZs. The new ones just aren't as appealing as the old ones.

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