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Remington 51 Prototypes

U.S. Patent No. 1,401,552

U.S. Patent No. 1,391,496

Prototype breech block with tailpiece.

Production breech block.

Prototype Breech Block
The detachable tailpiece which is found on several Remington 51 prototype breech blocks (the purpose of which was to make sure the slide did not snag the topmost cartridge in the magazine during recoil) does not appear on any of the patent drawings I have examined.  The production breech block had a shortened integral tail.

Copyright 2007
by Ed Buffaloe.

 

 

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