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Author Topic: Rechamber to 38super or 9x23  (Read 145 times)

mr220v

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Rechamber to 38super or 9x23
« on: February 23, 2020, 11:27:46 PM »
Has anybody tried rechambering an r51 for 38super or 9x23.  I noticed the mags were long enough to accommodate the longer rounds.  It would only be a matter of reaming the chamber, and bending the top of the mag out.....for 9x23 anyway.  38 super has the wider rim.

The r51 mags also look like they accommodate wider rounds as well.  Long enough for 10mm.  Wide enough for 45acp.

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Re: Rechamber to 38super or 9x23
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2020, 11:54:10 PM »
One other observation......the r51 has problems feeding.  Could this be because we're basically using a 45acp mag for 9mm?  The rm380 gets a nice spacer in the back of the mag to fit the 380.  Why doesn't the r51 get this?

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Re: Rechamber to 38super or 9x23
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2020, 04:44:32 AM »
Many of suspect the mags cause most of the feed problems with the R51.
It always seemed to me the single V groove down each side of the mag causes the rounds to bind.
If you look down the top of a loaded mag you'll see the individual rounds randomly twist either way until they bind against the V grooves.
A second groove or single flat section would keep the rounds aligned and feed easier... Joe

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Re: Rechamber to 38super or 9x23
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2020, 11:20:16 AM »
This nice little pistol has enough things going on
with it, it certainly doesn't need to be rechambered
for anything. There's plenty of actual, originally
chambered guns out there. It's good that people
are thinking outside the box, I guess. IMHO.

 

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