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Author Topic: My R51 is back!!  (Read 321 times)

shinerjohn

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My R51 is back!!
« on: January 31, 2019, 02:37:01 PM »
I got my R51 and all 3 of my magazines back from Remington this evening.  I sent her in because she would not run at 7+1 - full magazine with one in the chamber.  The repair work documentation states that they found the problem: Action Binds!

So they gave me 2 new parts: 1) and new slide, and 2) a new barrel.  They also polished the bolt (breech block?) and "adjusted" the mags. 

I will hit the range this weekend and report back.

Remington is taking this seriously!

shinerjohn

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Re: My R51 is back!!
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2019, 10:34:17 AM »
Ooops!  They did NOT replace my slide and barrel.  I misread the repair document.  My bad...

FlatEarther

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Re: My R51 is back!!
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2019, 02:14:22 PM »
Seems "polished the bolt " is what they did for HR Funk too...
Any chance you could post pictures or a description of said polishing?
Thx - Joe

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Re: My R51 is back!!
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2019, 01:34:30 AM »
Im also interested in what work Remington is doing to the breech block to make it run better.
-David

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Re: My R51 is back!!
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2019, 07:47:40 AM »
I tore the magazines down and I see no changes to the magazines.  I sent them 3 new style mags and have 2 old style.  One of the old style mags has a spring that is one coil shorter than the others.  I put that short spring into one of the mags I sent them.  And it came back in the mag I sent it in.  There is no difference in the length of the legs of any of my 5 magazines.  I believe they did absolutely nothing to my mags.  I will check the breech block (bolt) tomorrow after I receive GerryR's take-down tool.

shinerjohn

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Re: My R51 is back!!
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2019, 04:55:50 AM »
I enjoyed a brief visit to our outdoor range yesterday. I took an additional misbehaving pistol so my time was split and brief. As previously stated, I have 5 R51 mags (3 gen2 and 2 gen1).  I took all 5 to the range although only the 3 gen2 mags had been sent for repair.  I shoot guns better than I shoot cameras!

As best I could determine, all breech block polishing was on the one side (bottom).  Polishing was not drastic, extensive - it was slight, modest.  I did not see any evidence of the lip described by HRFUNK.

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Remington's Repair Work Performed Document
Problems I reported:
Consumer states handgun fails to feed when loaded to capacity. Fails to cycle as well. Including 2 original magazines and 1 magazine that he purchased for testing. Using American Eagle 124 grain and Remington UMC primarily. All problems were running 7 + 1: 7 in the magazine & 1 round chambered.

Remington coded it as follows:
Problem Reported                                                                Problem Found:
A_M019 - Fails To Feed                                                        Action Binds
B_M020 - Fails To Cycle

Notes
Polish bolt, adjust mags, safety/function check and test fire.
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I do not believe they tested with 7 + 1.  I believe they merely made sure it would fire and that it was functioning safely. I have no clue how they adjusted the mags.  They polished the bolt to improve the action and returned the pistol.
Soooooo, yesterday tested all 5 mags at 7 rounds without 1 in the chamber.  I had NO problems.  She ran smoother than she ever has before.  I fired 50 rounds of Magtech 115gr FMJ without incident.  I used my mag loader for each round.  The action is now flawless!  I will use the same approach on the next range trip.  If all goes well, I'll progress to testing 7 + 1.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2019, 10:50:39 AM by shinerjohn »

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Re: My R51 is back!!
« Reply #6 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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Re: My R51 is back!!
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2019, 01:43:58 PM »
John thanks for the followup.
On mine I found a small sharp edge on the bottom of the bolt face (the place where Funk said he thought a lip was removed). Just enough to catch a finger nail. So I smoothed/rounded with fine emory cloth.
My R51 has had a random FTF nose dive problem since day one. Maybe this will help.... Joe

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Re: My R51 is back!!
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2019, 02:24:18 PM »
i hope that does the trick for you, Joe!

We just had a nasty cold front here and it's not supposed to reach 40 until Sunday afternoon.  Odds are pretty good that I won't shoot again until then!
Y'all stay warm and safe!!

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Re: My R51 is back!!
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2019, 08:32:56 AM »
I finally made it back out to the range this afternoon.  I am thrilled: 4 of my 5 mags now work with 7+1 !!  The one that doesn't work is STRANGE, but I'll take it down tonight to determine what's happening. 

So if your R51 does not work with 7+1, send it in!  Once they polish the breech block, it should work like a champ!

 

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