In the 1960s, Remington had affiliations in Canada,
Mexico, Brazil and in Europe. As this is written, no significant
revelation has surfaced concerning JES MER , nor has
any information about Model 51s having been made in
Germany. RSA has a Life Member, in Germany, and we are
waiting for response to our E-mail inquiry. If you have or
have seen a JES MER semi-auto pistol please let us know.
SO, WHAT ELSE IS NEW ON THE
REMINGTON MODEL 51 RESEARCH SCENE?
A brief, isolated comment concerning “U.S. Government
purchases of Remington Model 51s”
has been discovered in factory archive correspondence
files. When this can be validated it could possible answer a
lot of questions about government marked examples that
have ben found.
The number of Model 51 samples we now have on our
research spreadsheet has surpassed the 735 mark. Thanks
to all of you who are assisting in the effort. In addition, the
number of engraved Remington Model 51s reported is
growing. Detailed information has been promised, by some
of the owners. If you have any unreported Model 51(s)
please share the details with our group.
Bobby Prescott, friend and fellow RSA member and his
collection of 100+ Remington Model 51s may not be news.
But, rumor has it that his Tulsa Gun Show purchases
included another engraved 51 with blue finish. His sharing
of the detailed information and a picture or two is anxiously
Some of the other engraved Model 51s we know of are those
in the Cargile collection posted by Ed Buffaloe on Wikipedia and
the beauty that adorned the 4th quarter 2008 cover of the
RSA Journal and previously reported ones in the Prescott
collection. A Texas RSA member has a few and promised research
data soon. Another is known of in Milwaukee and the owner has
been sent forms to fill in and submit.
Our Model 51 Research group is grateful for the tremendous
response to our requests for information. Please keep it up. David
Fagan, our RSA Web-site Manager has made it so easy for
individuals to report serial numbers and pertinent information. All
you have to do is to go to www.remingtonSociety.com and select
research, then Model 51.
Model 51 Survery
Fill out the electronic form, hit submit
and your response magically and automatically appears on my
If you have photographs of your Model 51s or related
material you are willing to share for possible inclusion in future
publications, please send them to:
Bob Hatfield, P.O. Box 586, Lake Ozark, MO 65049
Now, I know that some of you still choose not to travel the
cyberspace highway. We provide a system to use snail-mail.
Simply call me (572) 365-4234, or drop me a note at the address
above. I’ll forward you sufficient forms to allow you to participate
in our Model 51 informational quest. Just fill out a form on
each of your Model 51s and send them to me at the address
printed on the sample form, printed on the following pages. You
are encouraged to photocopy them, fill them out, and mail or scan
them to me.