Originally Posted by Jim Hauff
ANY PICTURES??? I (and probably a lot of others) would like to see this one.
Not totally on topic but:
I bought it at a gun show almost 50 years ago. I think I paid $50.00.
What I have found in my research is that Remington would nickle plate on a special order / request basis only. They supposedly never offered it as an either blue finish or nickle plate choice when purchasing one.
Reportedly very few Model 51's ever came out of the factory this way I am led to understand. Handfull at best. I've not had any luck verifying this fact with Remington.
This one was manufactured in very late 1922 per the S/N.
Only found one other fellow, West Coast area, that has one and he claims he turned down an offer of $1,500 for his. His claim at least.
I rarely shoot mine anymore because I am scared to death something will break and then I would not be able to get the parts to fix it.
But if you have ever picked up, held and pointed a 51, it has the most natural feel you will ever experience. Never had that particular feeling with any other pistol I have ever owned.