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by gramps35
Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Humpback disease
Replies: 16
Views: 4446

Re: Humpback disease

Nice find! Gotta love those humpbacks. I've had my grandfathers Model 11 for a couple of years now and it functions perfectly. I cleaned her up after a complete teardown and the only thing I found wrong was the small fiber washer at the rear of the receiver needed replacing. It was brittle and crack...
by gramps35
Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Real Real nice accessory add on ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1866

Re: Real Real nice accessory add on ...

I'm having a real hard time finding a gun in that pic. :lol:
by gramps35
Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: New Pics of my Model 8 part 2
Replies: 4
Views: 3149

Re: New Pics of my Model 8 part 2

I believe it's the Marble's R6. I'm sure someone more knowledgeable could tell you exactly.
It's missing the eye cup and the threads get a little tight about halfway up like it's slightly out of round, but otherwise it works great.
by gramps35
Sat May 07, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81, 35 REM ammo
Replies: 6
Views: 2727

Re: Model 81, 35 REM ammo

You can't go wrong with the Remington CoreLokt 200 grainers. That cartridge was designed for the Model 8 -81 action and will feed all day long. I've used LeveRevolution ammo and didn't really see the need for it. It also had some trouble feeding. Same with Federal's 35 Rem loads. Those are just slig...
by gramps35
Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Found Another Old 81'
Replies: 10
Views: 3413

Re: Found Another Old 81'

She's a beaut' . Good find! I love the fact they are so simple to work on. It looks like it's missing the rear sight, are the holes filled? Have yu taken off the buttplate to see if anything is stashed in there? Shooter5 - you can get a hold of Remington and request a Model 81 manual. They sent me o...
by gramps35
Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Grandpa's Model 8 (Disturbing pic)
Replies: 25
Views: 6369

Re: Grandpa's Model 8 (Disturbing pic)

That last pic makes me want to cry.
by gramps35
Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: newbie question...........
Replies: 4
Views: 1722

Re: newbie question...........

With the gun assembled and the bolt closed, press on the crown. It may take a little force, but not too much. Does the barrel move back into the jacket?

Does the barrel cycle back when it is fired?
by gramps35
Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pre Model 11
Replies: 21
Views: 14158

Re: Pre Model 11

Great arms for sportsmen, too bad changing economy, drove production cost out of ability to compete, sportsmen are denied the quality these had, Sighthound Looking through an old 2009 hunting mag the other day and it had a pic of some duck hunters. One of them was using an old humpback. Couldn't te...
by gramps35
Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Hornady Superperformance ammo??
Replies: 5
Views: 2186

Re: Hornady Superperformance ammo??

Hmmm, looking at their site I only see 35 Whelan listed.

I have tried their LEVERevolution ammo in mine though. Shot alright but I had some feeding problems. I guess my old girl like the round nose.
by gramps35
Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Whats behind your buttplate?
Replies: 16
Views: 4380

Re: Whats behind your buttplate?

Nice find canuck. 1405 Broadway, Spokane, WA puts that gun in the Felony Flats neighborhood. It used to pick up garbage in that neighborhood.
by gramps35
Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Is this for category guns only?
Replies: 4
Views: 2178

Re: Is this for category guns only?

Thanks for the link Hardrada55. I don't know why I didn't think of that. Still, I find it kind of funny that the makers of hunting rifles and ammo also makes hair dryers. :lol: "That's a nice buck Bob" "Thanks. He got a little wet dragging him back to camp, so once I got him home I pulled out my Rem...
by gramps35
Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Removing the 81 buttstock
Replies: 5
Views: 2098

Re: Removing the 81 buttstock

If you do remove the stock, then yes it is only the one rear screw. I left my stock attached to the gun. I used blue painters tape to mask off the metal so it wouldn't get scratched. I also taped the edges of the buttplate. Doing this insures you don't round off the edges of the wood while sanding. ...
by gramps35
Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Is this for category guns only?
Replies: 4
Views: 2178

Is this for category guns only?

Has anyone noticed how many personal grooming products the Remington name is attached too? Walking through a store the other day and I saw cordless shavers, hair curlers, nose hair trimmers etc.

Do they make these or do they license out the name to someone else?
by gramps35
Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Factory Manual for Model 81
Replies: 5
Views: 2215

Re: Factory Manual for Model 81

Hi DWalt, There is a model 8 manual on this site http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/remington-model-8-manual.pdf You can get a copy of the 81 manual from Remington http://www.remington.com/pages/news-and-resources/downloads/obsolete-manuals.aspx Brian I got one of...
by gramps35
Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Whats behind your buttplate?
Replies: 16
Views: 4380

Re: Whats behind your buttplate?

I found a note from my Grandpa. It had his name and address on it from when he lived in N. Idaho (Hope area to be exact). It's discolored from all the linseed oil, but still legible. I put it back in along with a note with my name and DL # and when I TruOiled the stock I wiped the oil far enough to ...
by gramps35
Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Police Model
Replies: 6
Views: 2668

Re: Police Model

Nice rifle, I like the Property Of engraving on the side. She looks like she needs a little internal cleaning, but other than that she's a beauty.
by gramps35
Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Ammunition ???
Replies: 5
Views: 1921

Re: Ammunition ???

As many others have said, 200 gr Remington Core-Lokts are your best bet. I've tried Federal's Power Shock 200 grainers and every magazine would have one or two that wouldn't feed right. I compared the rounds and found the Federal rounds were slightly shorter than the Remington rounds. Not a lot, abo...
by gramps35
Sun May 02, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Aperature sight
Replies: 5
Views: 1719

Re: Aperature sight

Got the sight yesterday, will clean and scrub today. Where do I find the blue thread locker? :?: You can find it anywhere that sells automotive supplies. Wal Mart carries it, heck, I think I've even seen it at Target before. It's made by Loctite. If you don't see it in the automotive area, check in...
by gramps35
Sun May 02, 2010 2:30 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Aperature sight
Replies: 5
Views: 1719

Re: Aperature sight

Once you get the sight, I recommend using some blue thread locker on the screw threads when you mount it. The sight on mine would work loose after a range session of fifty rounds or so. I didn't want to loose it, so I put a small amount of blue thread locker on it and haven't had a problem since.
by gramps35
Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Takedown- how do I
Replies: 2
Views: 1251

Re: Takedown- how do I

There should be a screw about halfway down the forend. Unscrew it and the forend slides off, exposing the take down screw.

The one on mine looks like a sling mount, but it isn't.
by gramps35
Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: New pics of my Model 8
Replies: 5
Views: 3379

Re: New pics of my Model 8

Hey Gramps, Can you tell me more about the "True Oil" you referenced in your post? jack1653 Tru-Oil is a stock finish made by Birchwood Casey. It's a mix of linseed oil and some other oils. It seals the wood real well and brings out the grain. http://www.birchwoodcasey.com/sport/wood_index.asp?cate...
by gramps35
Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Barrels
Replies: 5
Views: 2057

Re: Barrels

2verpsters wrote: The barrel unscrews from the barrel extension, the big shiny piece that is stamped with the caliber and mates up with the bolt and bolt carrier.
Really? I thought it was all one piece. Not hat I'd ever remove it or anything, but it's interesting to know.
by gramps35
Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Another new guy
Replies: 21
Views: 6837

Re: Another new guy

I don't know how I missed this the dozen or so times I've been here. I gotta say, I'm jealous. I have one each of the Model 8 in .35 Rem and a Model 11. Both were my grandfathers and both still work perfectly to this day.

Nice collection. Don't be a stranger around here.
by gramps35
Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Grandpa's Model 8 in .35 Remington
Replies: 5
Views: 3329

Re: Grandpa's Model 8 in .35 Remington

Wow, that's a beauty! Have you shot her at all?
by gramps35
Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: New Pics of my Model 8 part 2
Replies: 4
Views: 3149

New Pics of my Model 8 part 2

I didn't realize there was a three pic per post maximum. Here's a few more. I need to remember to take some action pics of her next time I'm at the range.
by gramps35
Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: New pics of my Model 8
Replies: 5
Views: 3379

New pics of my Model 8

I realized I only had one pic of the old girl in my intro post. I figured I should post a few here in the proper place. I've cleaned her up and Tru-Oiled the wood since the first post.
by gramps35
Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: She's a head turner
Replies: 1
Views: 1217

She's a head turner

My son and I went to the range yesterday before the Super Bowl. Every time someone came into the rifle area they had to ask about my Model 8. "What is that?" "How old is it?" "Does it shoot alright?" I spent just as much time showing it off as I did shooting it. I even let an old timer who said his ...
by gramps35
Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My other hobby.
Replies: 5
Views: 2841

Re: My other hobby.

Very nice!
by gramps35
Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Disassembly of the barrel on a Model 8
Replies: 1
Views: 1344

Re: Disassembly of the barrel on a Model 8

Well I figured it out. All I did was wrap some duct tape around the jaws of some regular old pliers and cranked on the barrel nut. Once it started clicking I knew I had it loosened. I was expecting the barrel to shoot across the room, but it didn't. Anyhow, I took it apart and cleaned the outside of...
by gramps35
Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Where to go for stock and forend?
Replies: 2
Views: 1686

Re: Where to go for stock and forend?

Hi all, My first post here, although I have read many posts on this site for the last couple of months. I recently aquired a woodless Remington 8 in .35. Where can I go to purchase correct buttstock and forend? Thank you. -footdoc Here's another site. http://www.thegunrack.net/Remington/Remington_C...
by gramps35
Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Disassembly of the barrel on a Model 8
Replies: 1
Views: 1344

Disassembly of the barrel on a Model 8

I'm wondering just how involved disassembling the barrel is? I know it needs a special spanner wrench, other than that is there anything I need to know. Will the barrel fly out due to the spring pressure? I have the owners manual, so I know what parts go where on reassembly, other than that is it to...
by gramps35
Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Sling question.
Replies: 4
Views: 2241

Re: Sling question.

I picked up a couple of 'shotgun slings' for my Model 8 and Model 11 12 gauge. They slip on so you don't have to drill holes for swivels or anything like that. They work pretty well. My only complaint, a very minor one, is that the rear loop rides on the stock where you grip it. It feels a little we...
by gramps35
Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Finally got to shoot the old girl!
Replies: 0
Views: 1396

Finally got to shoot the old girl!

Hey everyone, long time to post. So I took my son and the rifle to the range a couple of weeks back. Since he never shot a rifle before, I got him started on a old Marlin Model 60 22LR I picked up at a pawn shop. I let him put a hundred rounds or so through that so he could get his breathing and con...
by gramps35
Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 1702

Hello everyone

I was told about this site by Hardrada55 over vintage semi autorifle and thought I'd check it out. I recently inherited my grandfathers old Model 8. It's in real nice condition. http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/647/grandpasmodel8bg.jpg I want to learn more about it. The serial number is 149xx. It's th...