Got something odd

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Cybrludite
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Got something odd

Post by Cybrludite » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:00 pm

I have to confess to a love of oddball guns. This time it may have bit me on the ass. The Academy Sports up the road a little ways has had a Remington R51 in the case for a while now. Price finally got down to where I was willing to take a stab at it. It's of the second run, not the disastrous first batch. Haven't gotten to the range yet, but it seems to have no trouble hand-cycling 115grain ball or 124 grain S&B hollow points.

Pluses: light, compact, disappears in the pockets of my khakis, grip actually fits my meathooks.

Minuses: field stripping & reassembling the fucking thing makes me nostalgic for the simple and intuitive procedures for doing that with the Ruger Mk. III 22/45 I used to have. It may end up as a safe queen or trade fodder just for that.
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Re: Got something odd

Post by Weetabix » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:50 pm

Don't clean it. ;)
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Re: Got something odd

Post by Netpackrat » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:58 pm

Weetabix wrote:Don't [strike]clean[/strike] shoot it. ;)
FIFY.
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Re: Got something odd

Post by slowpoke » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:51 pm

Find THE single 9mm loading it likes and only shoot that.
Before each range trip inspect the frame shoulder that the breach block impacts, look for peening.
Why they cheaped out and didnt press a steel locking shoulder into the frame..... :roll:
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Re: Got something odd

Post by First Shirt » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:14 am

Retire it as a safe queen. In 20 or so years, it's going to be worth a TON more than you paid for it!
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Re: Got something odd

Post by Greg » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:16 am

What exactly has you convinced the second batch is 'better'? :?
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Re: Got something odd

Post by SoupOrMan » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:37 am

You're a braver man than I am, Gunga Din.
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Re: Got something odd

Post by Cybrludite » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:31 am

Well, there's the whole "price dropped to where it was worth taking the chance" thing. :lol:
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Re: Got something odd

Post by slowpoke » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:06 pm

How cheep are we talking? Hi point cheep?
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Re: Got something odd

Post by Cybrludite » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:22 pm

slowpoke wrote:How cheep are we talking? Hi point cheep?
Damn near. Pretty sure I got close to the wholesale price.
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"When liberal democracies collapse, someone comes along who promises to make the trains run on time if we load the right people into them." - Tam K.

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