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Old 07-18-2014, 11:49 PM   #11
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Asked at a LGS today about the R51 recall - the owner had no idea. Looked it up, no recall. I think what happened was, Remington just pulled it off the market. Not a usual problem recall, with an advisory and a fix. The R51 at the LGS is still for sale.
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:12 AM   #12
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Might be worth grabbing as a collector piece . You know , kind of like an Edsel .....


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Too bad. I had high hopes when the 51 was announced. Big Green really screwed the pooch with this POS.


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Old 07-19-2014, 05:51 PM   #14
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Or tell the dummy at the lgs that the wholesalers will take it back and get a credit.
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Might be worth grabbing as a collector piece . You know , kind of like an Edsel .....
More like the Ford Pinto. We've seen how Pinto prices have recently sky rocketed. It only took 30 years, but a nice clean, low mile example will set you back almost $1,500 in 2014 dollars. That's almost what a new one cost in 1974!!! (unless you adjust for inflation, then that's $310.00 1974 dollars).

A decent Model 51 (on which the R51 was largely copied), will cost about $400.00 today. Considering production ceased in 1927, that's a return worse than the Pinto, when adjusted for inflation ($27.00 in 1927).

Neither the Ford Pinto, the Remington Model 51 nor the R51 would be recommended investment choices with their negative return on capitalization when adjust for inflation.
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:53 PM   #16
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Saw one on the shelf on Monday...after all the negative reviews, I didn't even ask to see it. Instead, I looked at a Rhino revolver next to it.
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