Numrich has the entire striker assembly of which the cocking piece is one part. I bought the complete 591 striker assembly for $38.00. A lot more expensive than the cocking piece which sells for $6.60. Only no one has the cocking piece in stock. Since my 591 is my daily varmint rifle, I am glad to get in back into service when the parts arrive from Numrich.
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Posted by sledz on 02 October 2015 - 01:31 PM
I bought my 5mm as a 15 year old in 1972 new at a local Coast to Coast hardware store in Iowa and for Christmas my Dad bought the Weaver cross dot scope that I put back on it. I used it for several years and was a crack shot with it! Big feral cats, opossums, gophers, raccoon, fox, dimes and pennies you name it! Rabbits were especially fun.
Well a year ago I found out about the new ammo being made and bought some and after 40 years it's back! So exciting to shoot this again. I stumbled on this forum and I am glad there is a following. I had no idea the prices for these are so high, it just sat in my case for literally 40 years and I just assumed it was a boat anchor.. I do have a box of original ammo that I never did shoot that probably 35 years old..!
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Posted by JFK52 on 17 December 2014 - 12:47 PM
I say keep the rifle intact. Take what ever option suits you best with an intact rifle. Sell it to someone who wants to enjoy this fantastic rimfire.
Going the parts route is much harder. You will be hard pressed to find persons who want each and every part especially if you want to do it all at one time. You will be dealing with multiple buyers. That translates into many seperate transactions each with it's own time frame, considerable personal effort and shipping. It sounds like you could get the same money as for the parts ($400-$450) or better if the rifle is a true "safe queen".
I do not know anything about the 5mm Craig to make a comment on that route.
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Posted by REMNANT on 12 January 2014 - 03:44 PM
The original design for the fully supported chamber, was created so that the gun could be easily cleaned, and all parts were made removable. There was a small sheet metal cover on the left side of the receiver, which could be pried out, and the retainer for the extractor, as well as the spring and guide, could be removed and cleaned and oiled. This left the extractor loose, on the inside, retained by the bolt, until the bolt was opened and removed, at which point the extractor merely fell out. This seemed acceptable at first, but then people started thinking that it would be easy to leave the extractor out completely, and fire the gun, which would blow a large piece ot the case wall out, and create all kinds of havoc. It wasn't long before it was back to the drawing board, to get something that was not removable in the field. This led to the riveted unit, which became the standard configuration. Unfortunately, some guns had been shipped with the original configuration, and every effort was made to retreive these, and retrofit them with the new design. I think only a small number got out with the original setup, probably less than 100, but that is only a very rough guess. I doubt that any 592's were involved, since that model was a little behind the 591, in release. I forgot to mention that, in addition to riveting the extractor in place, the second, ugly cover, with the 4 screws was added, to prevent loss of the pressed-in cover, as well as prevent gas escape, if everything else failed.
Both the 591, and 592 were late to market, compared to plans, both because of the extractor redesign to accomodate the high pressure rounds, but also due to the rim diameter change. When we began to get case failures, with the original chamber design (slotted as on the .22), the first move was to increase the cartridge case wall thickness. This gave a stronger case, but by the time the straight drawn case was upset to form the rim, there was very little space left in the rim for priming mix, and we began to get misfires. Then the rim diameter was increased by .015 inches. This solved the ignition problem, but now we had to get new chambering reamers, and the magazine for the 591 couldn't take the larger rim, so the molds had to be modified for the Delrin body and side, which were welded together. Also the brass and steel magazine tubes for the 592 had to be made slightly larger, which took more time. The original rim dia was about .312 max, and the final dia was about .327 max. These are the chamber diameters, and the actual cartridges typically went .302-.308 on the first gen, to .316-.322, on the final production.
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Posted by Magnum on 28 October 2013 - 05:17 PM
I did have to modify the safety lever and removed a small amount of material from the stock to clear the bend in the lever - nothing you can see externally. I haven't officially checked the pull weight. It's adjustable and would guesstimate it at around 1.5 #'s after I lightened it up.
I may modify the original to compare, but doubt it'll work as nice as the Timney without some major TLC.
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Posted by AMMOe on 05 August 2012 - 07:27 PM
I just finished off a sweltering week of PD shooting that involved the T/C 5mm when applicable. It was fantastic. Three misses and 11 dogs total. (No pictures, unfortunately) The last dog of the day was in 102 degree heat at 156 yards using the Varmint load. He was half obscured by the waving grass and I shot him standing with the rifle foreend resting on a camera tripod. At the shot I could see the spray of blood and saw him flip backwards into the hole. My hunting partners saw it as well and were mightily impressed. I got three today: 40 yard head shot, a 100 yard shoulder shot, and the aforementioned 156 yarder. Oddly, the guys I was shooting with were using very accurate 22WMR and 17HMR rifles. They each hit an equal number of dogs but the 22WMR 40 grain killed them better. Neither of them held a candle to the Five, though. ~AMMOe
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Posted by 5MMEagle on 07 June 2012 - 05:16 PM
Here are some photos
This magazine is not finished
It is hard to hold the rifle work the bolt and take photos at the same time.
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Posted by Muzz on 12 July 2011 - 04:38 AM
I guess you will hold the World Record for biggest animal killed with the 5mm!!
I hope you get some ribeyes for handling the situation!
Not surprizing to me... my old pappy has taken untold whitetails with him over the years!
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