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by remcrazy
Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Full Stock Match Rifle
Replies: 16
Views: 6869

Re: Full Stock Match Rifle

Great job Jack on the final completion of your FSMR Replica! I notice a number of small modifications done to the stock work that I originally did not do, such as the "step" in the rear site notch out. I would have blended it back to match the existing contour I originally had and cut a bit less out...
by remcrazy
Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking To Purchase Large Pistol Primers!
Replies: 2
Views: 1901

Looking To Purchase Large Pistol Primers!

Looking to purchase 2000 to 5000 large pistol primers at a "fair" cost. Winchester, Remington, CCI or Federal brands.
Email direct: circlebranch@cox.net
by remcrazy
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Remcrazy's Model 8 "Tommy Gun"
Replies: 3
Views: 2673

Re: Remcrazy's Model 8 "Tommy Gun"

Thanks to P.V's tremendous talents and barrel conversion for whom without, this project would not have been possible! Thanks to Cam for the great posting, kind words and support throughout my many projects! Thanks to all the great folks on this site and the Remington community for inspiration! There...
by remcrazy
Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Jack's POE - LA Co Police Sheriff Dept #1
Replies: 6
Views: 3178

Re: Jack's POE - LA Co Police Sheriff Dept #1

Los Angeles County had "199" Remington Woodsmaster, Model 81's in .35 caliber, semi-auto 15 round detachable clips and 5 round box magazines; "172" Reising Model 50, .45 caliber semi-auto sub machine guns and; "91" Winchester Model 94, 30-30 caliber, lever action carbines with saddle rings. I have c...
by remcrazy
Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Loose Barrel Jacket Fix
Replies: 11
Views: 6378

Re: Loose Barrel Jacket Fix

Most appreciated gentlemen! I will give all this a try and see if it eventually loosens. I'm certain that this is all factory and no JB Weld involved. It appears to have never been apart. You may be correct in that I didn't get all the pin out! I will investigate that first and proceed to the next s...
by remcrazy
Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: A few pictures of the old days.
Replies: 3
Views: 3741

Re: A few pictures of the old days.

Thanks for sharing! Wonderful to see these old photos of the Model 8's from a bygone period in our history! How soon we all forget how things really were back then.
by remcrazy
Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Loose Barrel Jacket Fix
Replies: 11
Views: 6378

Re: Loose Barrel Jacket Fix

Wildgoose, You seem to have a real grasp of the proceedure here and much appreciate the posting, nicely done! I have a barrel shroud assembly that requires removal from the barrel head. I have punched out the pin and soaked the barrel head in Sea Foam Crud Cutter for days. I used my heavy padded vis...
by remcrazy
Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: John and Matt Browning elk hunt
Replies: 4
Views: 4232

Re: John and Matt Browning elk hunt

Great posting! We could use a lot more like it. Fantastic to see these old photos of the times. Wonderful historical value for all of us 8 & 81 collectors, especially since they're of the "Master", John Browning himself! Thanks for a nice job and sharing! Here are three pics of John and Matt Brownin...
by remcrazy
Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Jack London author of The Call of The Wild
Replies: 4
Views: 2958

Re: Jack London author of The Call of The Wild

Now this is cool stuff! Thanks for sharing the vintage photos. How great to see the old 8 with it's owner, Mr. London! This is some of the best historical evidence to help show their popularity with prestigious folks of the day! Hello After reading the Biography of Jack London and seeing a pic of hi...
by remcrazy
Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Remington Model 8 & 81 Pro Takedown Tools & More From CBR!
Replies: 3
Views: 6678

Remington Model 8 & 81 Pro Takedown Tools & More From CBR!

I'm back in Arizona and again offering the Remington Model 8 & 81 Pro Takedown Tools & spanner wrenches. Pro Tool sets are $80 plus shipping; spanner wrenches are $50 plus shipping. Please see the two videos on this site for complete takedown proceedures using both of these great tools! Thanks to Ca...
by remcrazy
Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Screws , Apertures & More For Model 8 & 81 From Joe Hulett!
Replies: 1
Views: 1428

Screws , Apertures & More For Model 8 & 81 From Joe Hulett!

Just an FYI for all the folks in the Remington Community. Joe Hulett, of "Apertures-n-More" from Traverse City, Michigan, offers various screws, apertures and other fine exact reproduction parts for the Remington Model 8 & 81. He also offers many items related to other fine firearms. His items and c...
by remcrazy
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: 4 holer scope mount
Replies: 1
Views: 1161

Re: 4 holer scope mount

I have an NOS complete Weaver mount just like it I'm willing to part with,#4 base plate for the Remington Model & 81, 100% complete with mounting screws! Email direct " circlebranch@cox.net"
by remcrazy
Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: recent 81 purchase - MAGAZINE IDENTIFICATION?
Replies: 18
Views: 8921

Re: recent 81 purchase - MAGAZINE IDENTIFICATION?

Now this is really cool! I'm among the many that has never seen anything like this magazine setup! Is it possible this is one of those illusive Navy, FBI, Prison, Police, etc. versions or similar that we never hear of or have ever seen? The magazine surely looks one piece and professionally done in ...
by remcrazy
Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Wanted: Remington Model 8 & 81 Leather Hardcase!
Replies: 3
Views: 1691

Wanted: Remington Model 8 & 81 Leather Hardcase!

I have been searching for the correct leather hardcase for a Remington Model 8 & 81. According to sources, the approximate dimensions as follows: 24" long, 8" wide, 2 3/4" to 3" thick, two internal compartments, one for barrel assy and one for receiver assy. Any information, pictures etc. greatly ap...
by remcrazy
Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Police 15 Round Magazine Wanted To Complete Project!
Replies: 0
Views: 1097

Police 15 Round Magazine Wanted To Complete Project!

Still looking for the Police 15 round magazine in 30 or 35 cal. If anyone has one for sale or knows of one for sale, the opportunity to purchase one would be greatly appreciated. I have been working on a Model 81 Police rifle project for about two years now and the magazine is the most crucial part ...
by remcrazy
Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for Remington Model 8 D, E or F Grade, Any Caliber!
Replies: 0
Views: 1602

Looking for Remington Model 8 D, E or F Grade, Any Caliber!

Like many others, I'm on a quest to find a Remington Model 8 D, E or F Grade in any caliber. Must be 95% or better inside/out, fully functional, all original, matching serial numbers, unmolested. I know this is like asking for the world but, somewhere out there is a Deluxe Grade that will fullfill m...
by remcrazy
Mon May 30, 2011 11:50 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Wanted 15 Round POE Magazines, 30 Or 35 Cal!
Replies: 0
Views: 1089

Wanted 15 Round POE Magazines, 30 Or 35 Cal!

Wanted! 15 round POE magazine/magazines in 30 or 35 caliber for project rifle! Any help/tips appreciated! Finders fee for any successful aquisition! circlebranch@cox.net
by remcrazy
Sat May 28, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Remington's bring BIG money!
Replies: 12
Views: 5663

Re: Remington's bring BIG money!

Cam, Fantastic! It would be super to get information on these so called "US Navy" rifles. There are so many unanswered questions remaining. Seems like a life times work to muddle through it all. The history and background on the Remington Model 8's and 81's keeps getting better and more interesting ...
by remcrazy
Thu May 26, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Remington's bring BIG money!
Replies: 12
Views: 5663

Re: Remington's bring BIG money!

Thanks to Cam, I'm now straight on the MNPD markings indicated earlier in my post. It sounded plausable at the time of my inquirey with the source but, now makes absolute sense as to what Cam states. The Police mag you show with the #3 above the serial number is the same location as my previous sour...
by remcrazy
Wed May 25, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Remington's bring BIG money!
Replies: 12
Views: 5663

Re: Police/Prison Guns, Magazines and Their Rising Values

The Police Gun magazine high prices are certainly getting outrageous, making it more difficult for the average collector to own one. According to my research, understanding and information from a number of Police Gun owners, the Police Guns originally came with three magazines each. I received infor...
by remcrazy
Sat May 21, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Remington's bring BIG money!
Replies: 12
Views: 5663

Re: Remington's bring BIG money!

Cam! I would like to thank you for the information on this auction. I reviewed the items related to the Remington Model 8's & 81's long in advance prior to the auction start date and admit drooling over a few of them. I carefully read the auctions terms, conditions, fees etc. and found that after al...
by remcrazy
Tue May 17, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 81 barrel nut off...........
Replies: 5
Views: 2475

Re: 81 barrel nut off...........

Dear Kaintuck, Once the barrel nut is removed, there is nothing else that holds the barrel tube in the shroud. Sometimes they do/will hang up and feel like they're still under spring tension! Re-check the top of the barrel at the threads. Try to look inside as best you can, pulling on the barrel tub...
by remcrazy
Tue May 17, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Browning A5 or Remington 11
Replies: 42
Views: 16029

Re: Browning A5 or Remington 11

Dear CTGODOG, The A5 and Model 11 are nearly identical in makeup and details. They were both manufactured from the same John Browning specs and designs. I have had both and would be hard pressed to tell anyone which is better. Perhaps the Browning A5 is more refined and maybe better polished/finishe...
by remcrazy
Tue May 17, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Thanks To One And All & The Great Model 8 Site!
Replies: 2
Views: 1411

Thanks To One And All & The Great Model 8 Site!

I wanted to post a sincere thank you to one and all, the Great Model 8 Site & the Remington Community for your gracious support and kindness the past few years. I will continue to support this site and all involved as much and as often as possible. We would be lost (I would be) without this site and...
by remcrazy
Tue May 17, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 8/81 Scope mount alternative
Replies: 5
Views: 4328

Re: Model 8/81 Scope mount alternative

Wow! I have to say again what a great job on the checkering! I'm envious of your talents! Thanks for the pictures and sharing with us all! Best always, Remcrazy Thanks for the compliments. Remcrazy unknowingly helped me out with the pattern. His Gunbroker listing of a checkered 81 awhile back when b...
by remcrazy
Fri May 13, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 8/81 Scope mount alternative
Replies: 5
Views: 4328

Re: Model 8/81 Scope mount alternative

Hey Joe,
That's a right fine job sir! I like the chekcering job too, nice work! I really need to get back to my projects, just can't seem to find the time these days. Great to see others getting something accomplished though! Best of luck!
Remcrazy
by remcrazy
Thu May 12, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington spanner wrench Project ** pic heavy
Replies: 27
Views: 18798

Remington Reproduction Spanner Wrench & Takedown Proceedures

The reproduction CBR spanner wrenches are heat treated and oil quenched for hardness/temper. This is what causes them to take on the blue/black appearance. They are not blued. These little spanners are not produced for misuse or abuse beyond their capabilities. Even the "real deal" Remington spanner...
by remcrazy
Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: picture of my 300 sav model 81
Replies: 8
Views: 2893

Model 8 & 81 Takedown Screws

The small swivel on the forearm stock is NOT a sling swivel! This is part of the "takedown" screw assembly to enable the user to grasp with fingers for easier loosening/tightening of the screw. This is a common misconception among many folks both past and present. The small swivel simply will not ta...
by remcrazy
Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Source for Repro Remington Buttplates (including Model 8)
Replies: 6
Views: 2025

Re: Source for Repro Remington Buttplates (including Model 8)

The guy you got your butt plate from, Jami, is not the same as Vintage Gun Grips in Florida. If you'll notice, Jami's are flawed and not good quality. The reason I know is, I purchased one and ended up sending it back. Jami never said anything in his auction or showed pictures of the plates being fl...
by remcrazy
Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 81 take down
Replies: 12
Views: 3214

Re: Model 81 take down

What you are seeing are the alignment marks. The breech block and barrel screw into one another as others have stated. The marks are stamped and appear as one line , half on each part. I would not panic and I'm quite sure this is what you are seeing. These marks are all indicated on the bottom (unde...
by remcrazy
Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Wanted Remington Model 8 Deluxe D, E or F Grade Any Caliber!
Replies: 0
Views: 1064

Wanted Remington Model 8 Deluxe D, E or F Grade Any Caliber!

Hello everyone! I'm hoping you may be able to assist me in my quest for a Remington Model 8 Deluxe D, E or F Grade! Must be 95% or better inside and out, all original, matched serial numbers, unmolested! I have high end collector grade Model 8's & 81's for sale and/or trade! Some that are as much so...
by remcrazy
Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Wanted Remington Model 8 Deluxe D, E or F Grade Any Caliber!
Replies: 0
Views: 1199

Wanted Remington Model 8 Deluxe D, E or F Grade Any Caliber!

Hello everyone! I hope that you can assist me on my monumental quest for a Remington Model 8 Deluxe D, E or F grade! Must be 95% or better inside and out, all original, matched serial numbers, unmolested! I have high end collector grade Model 8's & 81's for sale and trade! Some that are as much soug...
by remcrazy
Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Source for Repro Remington Buttplates (including Model 8)
Replies: 6
Views: 2025

Re: Source for Repro Remington Buttplates (including Model 8)

Vintage Gun Grips are great peolple and they have top quality products! The gal that takes the orders is really knowledgeable and tells you everything needed about their products, how to install etc! Here's their info: Vintage Gun Grips, 1544 Seminole Blvd., Suite 136, Casselberry, FL 32707; Phone: ...
by remcrazy
Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Wanted 15 Shot Magazine .35 Cal. Police Special Model 81
Replies: 0
Views: 1031

Wanted 15 Shot Magazine .35 Cal. Police Special Model 81

Hello folks! I'm looking to purchase one of those illusive and impossible 15 shot magazines for a Model 81 Police Special in .35 caliber. I realize this is like asking for the goose that layed the golden egg but, if one doesn't ask, one doesn't find! Something in good to excellent condition if possi...
by remcrazy
Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Marble Peep Sight on eBay
Replies: 2
Views: 1389

Re: Marble Peep Sight on eBay

The Marbles peep sights for Model 8 & 81 are nice, don't get me wrong but, they don't hold a candle to the same in a Lyman! For some reason, it appears the much better built Lyman peep sight tends to takes a back seat. I have one of each and would choose the Lyman over the Marbles any day! They are ...
by remcrazy
Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Markings on bolt / Remington 8 in .300 Savage
Replies: 11
Views: 4378

Re: Markings on bolt / Remington 8 in .300 Savage

Good to hear! There are a GREAT bunch of folks here that are all willing to help others any way they can! Cam does a Wonderful job of keeping it together for us all to enjoy and participate! We all appreciate it! The sharing of information, stories and friendship make it what it is, FANTASTIC! Merry...
by remcrazy
Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Markings on bolt / Remington 8 in .300 Savage
Replies: 11
Views: 4378

Re: Markings on bolt / Remington 8 in .300 Savage

Dear Jeff, Yes, Jack is correct sir. I find it unfortunate that new comers must go through this experience buying their first Model 8 &/or 81 rifles. There is another now on GB advertised as a Model 81 in .300 savage but, it's actually another Model 8 in sheeps clothing! Some where along its life sp...
by remcrazy
Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Remington Model 8 & 81 Reproduction Stock Questions
Replies: 0
Views: 1401

Remington Model 8 & 81 Reproduction Stock Questions

Hello all! I 've had quite a few requests for information on my reproduction Model 8 & 81 Walnut stocks. Unfortunately, for some reason, I'm not able to return post/email back to some of you due to "system errors" with your addresses. Please contact me direct at: circlebranch@cox.net I can furnish a...
by remcrazy
Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Factory Manual for Model 81
Replies: 5
Views: 2193

Re: Factory Manual for Model 81

I have manuals for the Remington 81's. They're 8 pages with the parts breakdown, list of parts, how to etc. You get two manuals, one early Model 81, one late Model 81. I also include two extras! A rare 4 page copy of Remingtons "Special Sights for Rifles" and a two page "Model 8 High Power Autoloadi...
by remcrazy
Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: The auction that is driving me crazy.
Replies: 11
Views: 3258

Re: The auction that is driving me crazy.

Well, I see some "lucky" individual won it for $175. If they don't use it for a shooter, project builder or the like, I suspect it will be back around the block for yet another ride! Remcrazy And look what I just ran accross today. http://www.proxibid.com/asp/LotDetail.asp?ahid=1242&aid=33918&lid=91...
by remcrazy
Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Needed, Thompson SMG Butt/Forearm Specs for Model 8 Project
Replies: 3
Views: 1465

Needed, Thompson SMG Butt/Forearm Specs for Model 8 Project

Hi Guys! I'm hoping someone in the community can help me out! I'm looking for information and/or specs on WWII Thompson SMG stocks! I'm building a project Model 8 rifle conversion and want to utilize the standard squared forearm stock with finger groove and the standard fixed/removable butt stock. O...
by remcrazy
Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Whats behind your buttplate?
Replies: 16
Views: 4335

Re: Whats behind your buttplate?

I purchased a model 8 sometime ago and never checked the butt stock. Rifle came out of Minnesota. One day, I decided to take off the butt plate just out of curiosity. Mmmnn, something in both holes! One hole contained State of Minnesota deer tags dated 1930, Cass County. Had the original owners name...
by remcrazy
Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Remington Model 8 & 81 Pro Takedown Tool Set!
Replies: 1
Views: 4507

Remington Model 8 & 81 Pro Takedown Tool Set!

I have again, taken on another project with positive results. I have had a small quantity of Pro grade takedown tools made for the Remington 8's & 81's. These are Gunsmith grade/quality tools! They are a two piece set, one for the barrel nut, one for the barrel bushing. Both have 12" x 3/8" steel ha...
by remcrazy
Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: barrel jacket/adapter is loose
Replies: 25
Views: 8014

Re: barrel jacket/adapter is loose

Hi guys! Well, maybe I can save you all the time, trouble & expense! I have the new "Pro" takedown tools already made for the Remington Model 8 & 81. Got tired of fighting the loosing battle with stuck, rusted, frozen nuts and bushings! These are a two piece set with 12" handles on both. I garauntee...
by remcrazy
Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:06 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Model 8 .25 Caliber Barrel Wanted For Project Rifle!
Replies: 1
Views: 1626

Model 8 .25 Caliber Barrel Wanted For Project Rifle!

I'm again posting and requesting help to find a Model 8, .25 caliber barrel with extension. I hope to find one with the matched/head spaced bolt assembly. If not, the barrel with good/better shootable bore, will do just fine. I'm working on a mock Trials Rifles for my winter project gun, among other...
by remcrazy
Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Remington Model 8 Butt Stock Reproductions
Replies: 7
Views: 5356

Re: Remington Model 8 Butt Stock Reproductions

Greetings Clampdaddy!
You can email me direct at: "circlebranch@cox.net". We can discuss your needs and costs. I am open to trades too! In fact, I would prefer to trade my work. Let me know!
Kindest regards,
Remcrazy
by remcrazy
Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Need 25 Caliber Barrel for Project Trails Rifle Build
Replies: 0
Views: 984

Need 25 Caliber Barrel for Project Trails Rifle Build

I'm in need of a .25 caliber barrel for Model 8! I'm attemping a mock build of the Trials Rifle. I have a 30 caliber Model 8 with the correct details, markings, butt plate etc that I plan to use but would prefer the .25 barrel for authenticity. If anyone has or can lead me to a .25 caliber barrel in...
by remcrazy
Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Military Full Stock Model 8 Barrel Bands
Replies: 0
Views: 1386

Military Full Stock Model 8 Barrel Bands

I thought I had figured out what barrel bands or, stock bands, were used on the Remington Model 8 Full Stock Military version but, I was wrong. I have been re-reading and checking the picture in Henwood's book and now am baffled as to what was actually used. I first thought the bands were that of th...
by remcrazy
Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Need Trials Rifle & Military Full Stock Rifle Hardware!
Replies: 3
Views: 1765

Re: Need Trials Rifle & Military Full Stock Rifle Hardware!

Hi Jack,
Thanks for the information on the pictures. I will try and contact him when I have the pictures ready to go!
Regards always,
Remcrazy
by remcrazy
Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Remington Model 8 Butt Stock Reproductions
Replies: 7
Views: 5356

Re: Remington Model 8 Butt Stock Reproductions

Hello Clampdaddy! Sorry to hear you too had this same bad experience! What a shame these folks have to treat us like dirt! Well, they are just hurting themselves for a lot of future business. I have since spent the summer in my woodshop building custom jigs and tooling to make forearm stocks for the...