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Author Topic: 1st range trip...  (Read 162 times)

Zorba

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1st range trip...
« on: July 31, 2019, 11:15:33 AM »
Just got back from the range.

Bottom line: 1 FTF in 50 rds, 3rd round was nosedived in the mag , I'll try the a bit of smoothing of the "front projection" first.

I've had far worse problems with better regarded guns when they were new - BUT - not this type of malfunction.  I had tried several things that I had read about in an attempt to induce a failure and it passed those just fine, but "random round" in the next to last mag didn't feed and I wasn't doing anything "special" either way.

Otherwise, the gun ran fine. Next time I'll A/B it with my LC9s and see how they compare. Now I get to go clean it...
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Re: 1st range trip...
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2019, 02:55:26 PM »
Did the first disassembly/reassembly/cleaning.

Encountered a problem that NOBODY addresses, and NO video covers. I'm still not 100% sure what was happening, but APPARENTLY the bbl was rotated out of plumb and thus would not permit correct slide re installation. It also tended to push the breechblock assy such that its rear edge would ride up (relative to an upside down slide) and prevent the lower from sliding on.

Fussy to work with for sure - but I'm sure it'll get easier with practice! Still better than a Ruger Mark series, I own a Mark III.
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Re: 1st range trip...
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2019, 05:28:20 AM »
I use the upside down method of reassembly. Just make sure the ejector is positipned properly to enter the slide. The R51 is my favorite pistol.

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Re: 1st range trip...
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2019, 08:35:34 AM »
Yea, that's what I was doing as well. Upside down makes more sense...
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Re: 1st range trip...
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2019, 11:57:05 AM »
Despite the reassembly issue, the R51 is still my favorite pistol. Shame Remington discontinued them.
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