Model 51

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at38b
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Model 51

Post by at38b » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:26 am

Thanks for all the responses to my silly questions. I've been out of the country again, back to the sandbox for three weeks. Anyway went to shoot this old 51, got about 40 rds thru it, pulled the slide to clear it, the slide is ratcheting??? Got home pulled it apart, no apparent broken parts, cleaned it up, the slide is upside down, barrel is locked in the forward position, breech block installed, all ok, well, as soon as the barrel is unlocked and pushed back against the block, it pushes rearward and up, as if your taking it out??? Something is catching and ratcheting when the slide is pulled back.
Any help would be really be appreciated,
Jeff

Steven Swope
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Re: Model 51

Post by Steven Swope » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:14 am

Check the extractor after you take the breech block out of the slide.

Only so many moving parts in the slide, keep checking ALL of them for breakage

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Re: Model 51

Post by ChuckD » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:56 pm

at38b
I'm not a gunsmith, but I have several 51's
I agree with Steven, since the barrel is pined to the frame, the problem must be with the breach block and/or the slide.

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Re: Model 51

Post by Steven Swope » Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:16 pm

Thinking it over since my last post..sounds like the extractor has partially broke, lost an hooked edge, has a top and bottom, or jumped partially out of its fixed in place recess in the breech block opening...

Also check the slide for drag marks / bright spots on the inside of the slide showing new wear... Some pics of what you might find after you get the slide and breech block separated / apart would be helpful to determine what may be wrong with it.


Also check the slide for any hairline cracks near the ejection port and around where the breech block fits in the slide along the top rails...

at38b
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Re: Model 51

Post by at38b » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:10 am

Thanks guys for all the info. 6am just pulled the barrel pin, pulled the slide back, compressed the grip safety, the frickin slide won't come off now? Just catches on something, is there a way to get it off, maybe pull the grip safety? I did look at the extractor when pulled back, looks like a small piece is off on the bottom.
Appreciate the info.
Jeff

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Re: Model 51

Post by Steven Swope » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:07 pm

View this,,, videos at bottom of page may help...

http://unblinkingeye.com/Guns/Rem51/rem51.html

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Re: Model 51

Post by Steven Swope » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:34 pm

Here is another instructional video,,,,,,,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2jy1Wjy1bI

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