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    Nice little Remington 51 pistol

    I forgot this one in a display case and was wiping some items in the case and remembered this little pistol. It's in such nice condition. Can't remember the year but i'ts a survivor.
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    Very nice!
    You don't often see these really early ones in such good shape.
    Some of the small parts are fire-blued which makes for a nice contrast.
    Probably 1919 mfg.

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    You're right! The 380's with 9 serrations were like 1918 to 20 or 21.
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    Very nice indeed! And, as graceful as the new ones are clunky and horrible. Colt's did much better in the re-make arena.
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    John Douglas Pedersen (May 21, 1881 — May 23, 1951) was a prolific arms designer who worked for Remington Arms, and later for the United States Government. Famed gun designer John Moses Browning told Maj. Gen. Julian S. Hatcher of U.S. Army Ordnance that Pedersen "was the greatest gun designer in the world"


    Don't think anyone has ever said a bad thing about that pistol.



    But that modern version Remington re-introduced a few years ago was an insult bearing the same name! .

    But then , John Pederson didn't have the advantage of a college education , engineering degree and modern CAD/CAM!
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    That is a beautiful gun! Elegant lines for sure.
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    Remington 51 pistol 32 and 380...

    After all they are both hammerless.....LOL



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    Very Nice Doc !!

    Love the old school Remington / UMC logo on the grips.


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    Very nice shape.

    PA 3730 puts its production in 1919, the first year of regular production. Only something like 10 or 20 guns were completed in 1918. I can’t get to my chart right now, but I think 1919 ended in the low PA 20-thousands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by po18guy View Post
    Very nice indeed! And, as graceful as the new ones are clunky and horrible. Colt's did much better in the re-make arena.

    The difference between a 380 at 21,500 psi pressure and a 9mm +P at 37,500 psi is huge. Remington should never have introduced the R51 in the 9mm +P configuration.

    Pulling the case out of the chamber about .20" before the bullet leaves the barrel can work at 380 pressures but at 37,500 psi they were asking for troubles.

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