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Other Guns - talk about them here / Armalite AR24
« on: April 03, 2018, 08:02:51 AM »
I just read the blurb on the CZ75 vs R 51.  Its sort of a watermelon vs orange debate, BUT whilst on the subject, if anyone comes across an Armalite AR24, they should snap it up if they want a full size duty pistol.  A sort of cross between a CZ75 and an old SIG 210.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Firing pin retainer pin.
« on: March 31, 2018, 09:48:34 AM »
Went and removed the firing pin.  Little bits of primer fell out of the breechblock.  Also noticed that the firing pin spring is bordering on floppy, as in collapsed on itself.  I stretched it out a bit, reassembled and got 5 rounds off before the thing gummed up again.  Took out the firing pin; spring is mushed out again.  Gonna call Remington see if I can talk to someone who knows what he's doing.  I think the problem is caused by the F.P. spring giving up.  It allows over-penetration of the F.P. causing a too-hard strike on the primer which makes little moon-like craters in the primer.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Firing pin retainer pin.
« on: March 31, 2018, 07:55:59 AM »
One of my R51's  has developed the trick of piercing the primer, draggin' a piece of primer back thru the firing pin hole and gumming up the works.  Got a email into Big Green and they replied saying theyre gonna send me a repair order.  So far(3 days) nada.  This is getting irritating.  I do have a spare, unfired.  Guess I'll put a few hundred rounds thru it and see if it has the same problem.  I looks to me as if I'm not alone.  I did notice that before it started holing the primers that it tried to pull the dented portion of the primer back out.  Weird.

Introductions section / Intro
« on: January 27, 2018, 12:42:58 AM »
Well here I am.  Have a couple of R51's ; one stashed for whatever reason, and one for carrying in towns and cities.  I also have two of the old model 51s, one in 32 and the other in 380.  Very impressive old guns.  I'm retired, doing some songwriting and recording and playing gigs with local musicians.  So much for that.

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