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#4064 need help finding a cocking piece for my 591 bolt

Posted by JFK52 on 15 January 2016 - 01:53 PM

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.




#4106 Interest level in new plastic magazines?

Posted by Gary W on 13 February 2016 - 11:18 AM

I apologize, I meant one of those copy machines that makes plastic parts. I know nothing about them but have heard that they work pretty good and are coming down in price. The guy said you can apply a hardener for extra strength.


#3377 Bolt installation tip--eliminate the aggravation...

Posted by Issa Akhbar on 26 March 2013 - 08:29 AM

Most already know this, and I'm really not trying to be a smart-onager, but for those still fighting with the aggravating tendency of the bolt head to roll over when installing it in the receiver....just point the bolt straight down, align the slots, hold the rifle muzzle straight down also, then slide the bolt into the receiver. The bolt head can't roll over if gravity is working for you instead of against you... :D


#2313 Here's my 591

Posted by autoknife on 11 March 2012 - 12:34 PM

Picked this up years ago at a local gun show for a song. I love the wood and finish and that it doesn't have a mark on it. To be honest I don't think it has ever been fired so I need to find a beater I can shoot.
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#2298 damage from my 5mm

Posted by Matt5MM on 03 March 2012 - 07:32 AM

The scope I am using is a Nikon Scope Prostaff 3-9X40. I know its a center fire Riflescope but I went through about 6 differnt scopes before I just slapped on this one. BSA, Bushnell, Leupold and other Rimfire scopes just didn't get the grouping I was looking for. I had this as a back-up for my 7MM and just got so frustrated that I just put it on one day and took it to the range and low and behold I was shooting 1/4" 5 shot groups at 75 and 100 yards. Funny thing is that I won 50 bucks that day from a guy shooting a 17hmr. He asked me what I was shooting, afterwards he started poking fun at my 5MM (He had never heard of it). We shot two 5 shot groups one at 75 other at 100 yards and the tightest group would win the money. He was shooting a Ruger 77 with Elite 3200 on it. I smoked him. I knew then this scope was the one.


#4132 5mm Rimfire Shooters - Please Take This Survey and Email Aguila

Posted by Magnum on 28 February 2016 - 05:35 AM

I know beggers can't be choosers, BUT... how much I would buy would be dependent on how good it is. I don't consider the 5mm a plinking round, but more of a varmint round where consistency matters. Therefore, I'm hoping that the QC is there and not just a desire to fill an order, as I've been seeing happen in some 22 ammo.

The fact that they are advertising new rounds definitely creates excitement and makes one think there's some care/thought/testing being put into it. FWIW, I would be prone to buying a lot more if it really performed (and I did fill out the survey, but maybe should've upped my numbers to a best case scenario).


#4069 cause of my misfires

Posted by JFK52 on 21 January 2016 - 05:00 PM

As I have posted here before, I was having a continuing problem with misfires with the white box Aguila ammo. So I decided to let my gunsmith take apart my bolt, figuring I have never done this job and there might be dirt or old gunk in it. Surprise, surprise, surprise! (As Gomer Pyle used to say) I had two major problems within the bolt.

First, the firing pin was broken in two. The break occurred where the small tail piece of the firing pin met the larger part of the pin. That is where it slips into the channel of the bolt head.

Second, the cocking piece of the striker assembly had a 75% break around the outside of the piece. This was a hairline crack that I am sure went through the entire metal.

Firing pins were ordered from Numrich. A cocking piece can not be found as a stand alone piece. I had to buy the entire striker assembly to get the cocking piece.

Reassembling the bolt is no easy job. I have been going to my gunsmith for over 35 years. He said that you need three hands for this task. The bolt has been cleaned and put back together. I took 12 of my misfires and randomly loaded them in three magazines. I did not pay attention to where the original misfire strike was on the ammo when I put them in the mags. All 12 rounds fired on the first attempt. Extraction was strong and positive.

I believe my problem has been solved.




#4030 Found a magazine

Posted by JFK52 on 01 September 2015 - 08:53 PM

I sold two extra 591 magazines to fellows who came into my local gun shop over a period of a few months a couple of years ago. Both had inherited their father's rifle and both were without magazines. I sold each guy one of my spare magazines for $75 a piece. I felt this was a fair price and I got two more 591s back into use. I just felt it was the right thing to do, call it good 5mm karma. I did not lose any money on the transaction. If fellows want to ask $175 for a mag, that is his right in a free market economy. If it just sits there because persons will not pay that amount, same free market at work. I will add that I have a couple extra  591 magazines at present, so I am not without spares. I was hopeful that 5mmEagle was going to get his metal mag into production. I believe in having extra magazines for each magazine fed rifle I own.


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#3757 591 ready for testing

Posted by chsparkman on 04 March 2014 - 01:42 PM

Here is a picture of my Remingtons:
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On the left is my 591M with the new finish. I used a product called Arrow finish (Google takes you to several sources) that I bought at a gun show. It was a lot more work than should have been necessary but I like the results. However, I would rather work with Tru-Oil. The 592M was done with Tru-Oil but I didn't fill the wood first so it's kind of rough. It has the nicest wood of any of my guns. The 581 has a walnut stock that I bought on Gunbroker. I refinished the mahogany stock on the 582, but the 580 has the original factory finish, as I got it in 1973 on my 13th birthday. It could use a refinishing but the nostalgia keeps me from doing it.


#3632 Getting that Itch

Posted by hushkaboom on 02 January 2014 - 11:40 PM

Not many rabbits in the area we hunted. Managed to harvest 2 with white box and two with varmint.


#3412 My new 43 year old

Posted by QCMan on 13 April 2013 - 03:39 AM

Pooder, you have one of the most effective combos for just about any varmint - a 222 and a 5MM! I have had that combo since the 5MM first came out and back then we could hunt crows all year as the mexicans had not convinced the govt. that crows were a food source for them and then we declared them a migratory game bird. Great call for a bird that moves about 10 miles in its life. Back then and now, if the distance is too much for the 5MM I just reach over and get the 222. Had a 17HMR and dumped it when it started to spit out ruptured cases about every fourth or fifth round. Happily traded it for a clip fed 5MM to keep my tubular magazine company. You will have a hard time handing it over to your daughter after you shoot a bunch of rounds through it. Welcome to the 5MM world!


#3277 New member from S.E.MI, with a first year 592, no ejector cover.

Posted by tinman on 02 March 2013 - 05:21 AM

Have done quite a bit of reading here about Remingtons 5mm magnums. I owned a 591 for a while after Centurian ammo became available, but let myself get talked into trading it. Now for my recent 592 purchase.
Saw this 592 walking around at a gun show with a walnut stock, and bought it quickly for a good price. After I got it home and was checking it out I noticed it wasn't drilled & tapped for an ejector cover. That started my research on the forum.
I contacted Remington about having the recall performed at this time, and they pretty much said "find a gunsmith, the parts are available." HA! I guess I'm on my own with this one.
I'd like to start shooting this rifle, but I read the post warning that you will lose an eye if you have a case rupture. Anyone here own the early model / non ejector cover 591 or 592? Do you shoot them the way they came from the factory?
I also posted this on RFC in the new 5mm section, but didn't get much response.

Thank you,
John


#3127 1971 591M...

Posted by 17VLD on 20 January 2013 - 09:35 AM

Very nice work there.I would'nt sell it. I hope I can find a reasonably one some time.
Matt


#2859 What Happened to the Drawn Cases From Eagle View Arms?

Posted by 5MMEagle on 12 October 2012 - 11:53 AM

They are on a back burner for right now. 591 magazines, 5MM rifle and TC stubs have taken priority. They have not been forgotten. Sorry we missed your call, things are very busy right now.

Thanks for the inquiry.

Lowell


#2542 Question On 591 Magazines, Would Like Your Input

Posted by FormerCATM on 29 June 2012 - 08:57 PM

I voted for black, but I really don't care what color it is. They could be chartreuse with purple polka dots, and I wouldn't care. What I really would like to see is a magazine capacity of 7-10 rounds instead of 4.


#1960 A collection of my 5mm Mag Pictures

Posted by Gary W on 13 January 2012 - 04:54 PM

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My first of several triples with the new rf ammo

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Weird how some made a mess

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And weird how some didn’t make a mess out of the same box

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I have made quite a few nice head shots with the RF ammo

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Love that Grip Cap!

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Hand gunning has been a blast with the RF ammo

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This is a 10" Oct barrel I picked up with gold inlay

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#3714 New 5MM Magazine successful test fire today

Posted by 5MMEagle on 30 January 2014 - 10:43 PM

Magnum,

We are still working on producing magazines and have not given up. The biggest problem is to be able to assure the 5MM shooters that we can produce enough high quality magazines before we release them for sale and that we can continue producing them for the foreseeable future.

I made some mistakes in announcing too early what we were working on and in trying to include everyone in our adventure have disappointed a lot of people. I apologize for that. I have chosen to be silent recently because of the lessons learned about marketing.

There are different challenges in producing 10 magazines and making 5,000 to 10,000. The samples that I sent out were very slow in being returned and there were some problems with those that I did get back.

The 5MM Forum will be the first group that learns when we release the new magazines and we may have a couple of versions for you to choose from.

Eagle View has invested a large amount of resources, time, money and material since we became involved in this cartridge. We have had some major achievements and a few that were total disasters, but we have supported this cartridge and it shooters since 1993 and will continue to do so.

Lowell