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by Behemotosh
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WHERE ARE YOU?
Replies: 27
Views: 9731

Re: WHERE ARE YOU?

Hey Crazy Eights! As several mentioned -make it an event. Set some tables so each member can show their fleet. Have a show and tell, parts tables(for me of course), ammo, etc. I am looking for some of the old photos showing deer and Model 8's. I especially like knowing the history of some of these o...
by Behemotosh
Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: 30 Rem for sale; 32 BBL for trade
Replies: 12
Views: 6987

Re: 30 Rem for sale; 32 BBL for trade

I did not see any info on the 32 barrel. Do you still have it for sale/trade? I don't have much to trade since I only have a few measly ol' humpbacks-one without a barrel. Oh yes, is it a barrel, or a barrel assembly (jacket, springs, etc.)? I have been off the board several years. Just getting to m...
by Behemotosh
Sun May 22, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: At least two types of rough chambers
Replies: 0
Views: 1056

At least two types of rough chambers

I haven't been on the board for some time. When I was on last, about December? of 2010, there was an issue of rough chamber that caused the case to seize. My favorite smithy says there are two types, generally. One is caused by a rough chamber reamer or chip that was pulled up by a chamber reamer. T...
by Behemotosh
Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Another Deer to the Model 8
Replies: 2
Views: 2812

Re: Another Deer to the Model 8

RJSport, I liked your evaluation of the Model 8/81s and agree with you in every respect. Maybe its just me, but these rifles seem to come up and on target quicker than anything I have ever had in my hands. Yeah, there is some recoil, but I get more recoil out of the bolt action jack handle guns arou...
by Behemotosh
Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Looking for parts sources
Replies: 3
Views: 1463

Re: Looking for parts sources

Wilderness8, I don't have any particular parts store, but I can share with you my way of finding parts. I take a long vacation. Each town I come to, I look for the gun stores and/or sporting goods stores. I found a great Model 81 this way and let an FM slip through my fingers. I found an old, icky g...
by Behemotosh
Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Caution
Replies: 3
Views: 2360

Re: Caution

Superimposed, I am not a gunsmith and only learned the tricks of these "springpoles" or "pogostick pop guns" if you will the hard way. I am glad to see others take the old girls apart and learn in the process. Letting the bolt fly forward in the receiver without the barrel on it is a real bad thing....
by Behemotosh
Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Our sortof leader joining us ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1817

Re: Our sortof leader joining us ...

Cam, Congratulations! May God bless! You need to treat her right-buy her her own rifle and shotgun. ;) :roll: I was able to find and marry an avid outdoors lady. I bought her several rifles and finally she settled on a Browning BAR in .30-06 and just a few weeks ago I bought her a 20 Ga. Remington 1...
by Behemotosh
Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Montana here we come!
Replies: 9
Views: 3047

Re: Montana here we come!

Why would one take a .44 when he had a .32 Rem autoloader? There are a lot of very big rattlers in this area, but it was too cool for them to be a problem. As noted in the website, the Model 8 was touted as being a reliable, powerful gun for the Western Hunter when it was intoduced. While I have a M...
by Behemotosh
Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Montana here we come!
Replies: 9
Views: 3047

Re: Montana here we come!

What a hunt! :D The old girl can do it! One shot just behind the ear at 150 yards (so the guide says-I think it was about 85 to 90 yards). And yes, we used the video and the still camera. I haven't seen the video yet. It took two days of ATV riders, an airplane and three pickup trucks to find them. ...
by Behemotosh
Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Montana here we come!
Replies: 9
Views: 3047

Montana here we come!

Hey everyone, I am taking one of the "old girls" out for a buffalo hunt near Jordan, Montana. :D It should be a real kick. 8-) Its billed as a Trophy Bull hunt. The Model 8 I am taking is the second Model 8 that my Grandfather bought. Its a later one, 62xxx in 32 Rem, but it is not in good condition...
by Behemotosh
Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 Project Gun - Update*
Replies: 49
Views: 20093

Re: Model 81 Project Gun - Sneak Peek

Cam,

What do you do-stay up all night thinking of ways to use up all of the parts guns the rest of us are trying to find?

Looks like a real fire pumper!

Shoot straight!
Behemotosh
by Behemotosh
Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: barrel jacket/adapter is loose
Replies: 25
Views: 7958

Re: barrel jacket/adapter is loose

Hey everyone,

I actually don't feel bad about the silver soldered barrel assembly. The gun is 100% factory, but well used and still pumps them out. It is also a family heirloom, my grandfather having used it since new.

Shoot straight!
Behemotosh
by Behemotosh
Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: barrel jacket/adapter is loose
Replies: 25
Views: 7958

Re: barrel jacket/adapter is loose

All gunsmiths are not made of the same mental caliber..... I have a Model 8 that had the barrel jacket become loose and a gunsmith silver soldered the barrel jacket to the shroud about 1948. I really do not know the reason it was silver soldered-I was only six at the time. Its quite possible he coul...
by Behemotosh
Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: need some help identifying a few 1907 model 8 parts
Replies: 9
Views: 3310

Re: need some help identifying a few 1907 model 8 parts

Cam & Mitch, So the story is the barrel jacket was replaced since it has the hole for the swivel stud and the later patent numbers..........The code alphanumeric indicates the factory did it in 1932.......Is there some way to tell if the barrel was replaced at this time as well? I am assuming it pro...
by Behemotosh
Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 in 35 Remington. Primers backing out. Need help!
Replies: 5
Views: 2949

Re: Model 8 in 35 Remington. Primers backing out. Need help!

Jon Z., I do not consider myself an expert on these guns, but my favorite gunsmith would bet that its a headspace problem. We haven't seen a chamber problem from factory ammo. Check the bolt lugs for wear where they seat into their recesses in the barrel nut. Also, be aware that these guns were some...
by Behemotosh
Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: The auction that is driving me crazy.
Replies: 11
Views: 3239

Re: The auction that is driving me crazy.

Robo, Please don't take this as preaching, but if it seems to good to be true-it probably is! I tried several times to get information on Model 8/81s on Gun Broker. Some even said they would respond and provided conflicting information from what I could see on the site photos. So let the buyer bewar...
by Behemotosh
Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: A Grand Slam
Replies: 5
Views: 2422

Re: A Grand Slam

Jack,

The one who gets the most guns wins!

Shoot Straight!
Behemotosh
by Behemotosh
Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Another new guy
Replies: 21
Views: 6690

Re: Another new guy

ROBOPUMP, I am personally a Browning A5 guy when it comes to bird shooting, but it sounds like you scored big-time with the six birds on your Rem Model 11. I had a Chemistry teacher that had one which I think was similar. He was a crack shot, but only shot when he knew he would kill the bird. We dou...
by Behemotosh
Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: For Mitch...
Replies: 13
Views: 4506

Re: For Mitch...

imfuncity, I am not sure what was to blame the most about bad gas, but I do know every old tractor had sediment, rust and scale in it. Some said it was the vented tank pulling in moisture while others blamed it on the gas distributor. I worked on a John Deere No 35 harvester that had a case of bad f...
by Behemotosh
Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: For Mitch...
Replies: 13
Views: 4506

Re: For Mitch...

Hey 45guy, Why are you mixing great memories (the gun) with great misery (the red tractor)? I grew up in the middle of the Sacramento Valley where the land is flat and the dirt very deep and dusty. All I can remember about that "red thing" in the background is lots of dust. I worked with the next mo...
by Behemotosh
Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stock refinishing...
Replies: 4
Views: 1986

Re: Stock refinishing...

Hey 45guy, Where can I get a buttplate like the one shown in your "finished" stock picture. I have Model 81 in 300 Savage coming, serial number 14xxx, that has a steel buttplate and I would like to put a period correct, rubber buttplate on it. So far, I can only find the graphite colored, modern but...
by Behemotosh
Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Ammunition ???
Replies: 5
Views: 1875

Re: Ammunition ???

rem81auto, I can readily (Nevada and Kalifornia) get 35 Rem in 170 and 200 grain in Remington Core-lokt. I like both, but the 200 grain is like throwing a window weight at them-knocks them down like Silvermino says, but knocks me down too..... I have a very good Federal Firearms guy that can order t...
by Behemotosh
Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: My first 81 is broke!
Replies: 9
Views: 2348

Re: My first 81 is broke!

tfwoodie, Welcome to the forum. Funny things can happen on the way to the forum, but if you own a Model 8 or Model 81, this is the place to be! There are many very knowledgeable members with a passion for these old rifles. I do not know exactly what your bolt hang-up problem is for sure. I do know t...
by Behemotosh
Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Poor thing ....
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

Re: Poor thing ....

Hey Rem81Auto, Very interesting stock. I am not an expert about the cheeks, but they do look like ones on good higher grades. As for the form of the stock-maybe it was done the day after a beerfest or something. Again, I am no expert by any means, but I have seen some very shoddy stocks-especially i...
by Behemotosh
Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stock refinishing...
Replies: 4
Views: 1986

Re: Stock refinishing...

45Guy, Great looking stock. My fleet of Model 8's and 81's have all been on horses that liked to roll with the saddle and rider. I have gotten the dings out of two, but the others will only be heirlooms. My stock guy, a master gunsmith, says one will require five pins in it before it will be done. L...
by Behemotosh
Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: I may just be the happiest man on Earth!
Replies: 6
Views: 4439

Re: I may just be the happiest man on Earth!

Hey 45guy, With a few tanks of gas I could be in the N.E. in a couple of days! Just kidding though. I do like the 30 Rem. I have my eye on one here in The People's Republic of Kalifornia-left coast ya know. We are still waiting for the results of the Kalifornia draw to see how we fared on tags. I co...
by Behemotosh
Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8/81's still in Existence In North America-World Wide
Replies: 17
Views: 6280

Re: Model 8/81's still in Existence In North America-World Wide

The family and our friends had 11 Model 8's and one Model 81 circa 1952.

I have three of them and know where two others are located.

Shoot straight!!
Behemotosh
by Behemotosh
Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Two Model 8 Deluxe Grade 3
Replies: 7
Views: 2062

Re: Two Model 8 Deluxe Grade 3

Jack, Leave a few for the rest of us to find! It appears to me barrels that do not match the receiver may be more common than we think. I have seen a number of them on gun show tables a few years ago that were so mismatched they looked like Johnny Cash's old Cadillac from the song. And sadly, I am h...
by Behemotosh
Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: The Verschneider Conversions
Replies: 15
Views: 7151

Re: The Verschneider Conversions

Jack, I read your post several times trying to compare your love of these "old girls" with mine. I have two complete Model 8's that have a very storied past in my family. When I get the first one of the two refurbished I will show and tell. I also have another that is now without a barrel so it will...
by Behemotosh
Sat May 29, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 hammer spring screws
Replies: 0
Views: 1061

Model 8 hammer spring screws

Did the factory stake or rivet the hammer spring screws? The screws on my Model 8's are so tight they won't budge with a screwdriver and they appear to be slightly riveted over. I have soaked them in Kroil and that hasn't helped.

Any one else with the same problem?

Shoot straight!
by Behemotosh
Thu May 20, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Forearm serial numbers?
Replies: 1
Views: 1412

Forearm serial numbers?

I cannot find any serial numbers on the forearms of my Model 8's. Did the factory mark the forearms like the stocks, or not?

Also, will the Model 81 Schnabel forearm fit on a Model 8?

Shoot straight!
by Behemotosh
Wed May 19, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Rem. 8 Carbine
Replies: 40
Views: 35462

Re: Rem. 8 Carbine

Okay guys, I just saw this. It's raining here today in Kalifornia and I got to surfing the forum... Absolutely fantastic! Too bad Dad didn't keep the barrel he blew up years ago. It had a walnut sized bulge about 4 inches from the end. Model 8 Kalashnikov........... I like to finish on the receiver ...
by Behemotosh
Tue May 18, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: What came with a new Model 8
Replies: 3
Views: 1892

What came with a new Model 8

What are the two holes in the butt of the stock supposed to do? Did firing pins or a barrel spanner wrench come with it? Or are the holes to lighten up the gun? I found firing pins in two of my fleet. The 60xxx had a firing pin wrapped in a piece of June 15, 1942 newspaper. The 45xxx had a firing pi...
by Behemotosh
Sun May 16, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Open Bottom Magazine from 60xxx
Replies: 2
Views: 1707

Open Bottom Magazine from 60xxx

My 60xxx has a magazine that does not have a bottom in it. It does not appear to ever had one because there is no ragged edges, rivets or screw holes.

Does anyone have an answer?

I tried to include a picture, but its too big a file for the php editor.

Shoot Straight!
by Behemotosh
Sun May 16, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 Firing Pin Springs
Replies: 1
Views: 1422

Model 8 Firing Pin Springs

Does the Model 8 require a firing pin spring? I have three Model 8's and none have a firing pin spring. My folks had so much trouble with firing pins that they kept firing pins in the stocks.

On line, I see firing pin springs for the Model 81, but none for the Model 8.

Shoot Striaght!
by Behemotosh
Fri May 14, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Marbles Tang Sights
Replies: 2
Views: 1688

Re: Marbles Tang Sights

All of my folks took the aperature completely out of the sight for snap-shots. In fact, all of my peep sight guns do not have aperatures.

Shoot straight!
by Behemotosh
Fri May 14, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 - What is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 2236

Re: Model 8 - What is this?

I may be wrong, but I think it's a slot for a receiver mounted peep sight. Does the gunhave a relatively high front sight. A higher front sight was necessary if a receiver mounted peep was installed.

Shoot straight!
by Behemotosh
Thu May 13, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New to the Forum-Old hand with Model 8's
Replies: 1
Views: 1157

New to the Forum-Old hand with Model 8's

My Grandfather, Uncles, Father and many of their friends used Model 8's for deer hunting here in the West. I have one complete one, one needs an operating handle, and I have a stock and receiver for a third; SN's 45xxx, 60xxx, and 62xxx. 60xxx would have been a candidate for complete restoration had...