The Remington R-51

January 2nd, 2014

Of all the unlikely but cool things to resurrect, Remington is producing a new version of their Model 51. The original was a neat pistol with a unique "hesitation locked" blowback action designed by John Pedersen. That one was chambered in .380 Auto and .32 ACP and had a steel frame, while the new iteration will be chambered in 9mm.

To modern eyes, it may look like a hybrid of a VP70 and a Whitney Wolverine, but the 51 is a smaller, thinner gun, with a lighter trigger. It looks as if the grip panels are replaceable, which is a nice touch. Surprisingly, MSRP is $389, which should put it well under $350 on the open market.

While it's a bit on the small side, it's larger than some of the micro-9mm guns that are all the rage. That means it should actually be shootable. Looks like I just found my first gun for the new year.

1 Comment
  1. Chase wrote, running Mozilla Firefox 26.0 on Windows 7

    I don't know how the price is so low, but I do know that in my current situation, that puts this pistol near the top of my want list.

    Comment on January 3, 2014 @ 7:21 pm

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