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by mr mike
Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: JMB lever action Winchester 92 question
Replies: 4
Views: 3851

Re: JMB lever action Winchester 92 question

Read your post on the Winchesterr 1892 model.. I'm no expert but I do own a '92 manufactured in 1894. Purchased from family of original owner, I realy love it. With regard to age / vntage, no real way to tell without serial number. If you can obtain serial send off a request to Cody Firearms Museum ...
by mr mike
Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts on Ruger .357 GP 100's, Six Series vs. any S&W .357
Replies: 2
Views: 2181

Re: Thoughts on Ruger .357 GP 100's, Six Series vs. any S&W

Mr Lee, Saw your post and thought to send you a quick note. Your search for a .357 / 38 SPL revolver struck a bell with me. You mention "tactiCool" hand guns, not sure if I follow you on that term. Anyway thought i 'd pass this along for what its worth. I'm not an expert by any means, not much for h...
by mr mike
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Top and bottom butt plate tangs
Replies: 1
Views: 2143

Re: Top and bottom butt plate tangs

It's likely non-factory. But you never know. I checked my Remington 8 "Bible" by Henwood. During this period 1909 they did not have a metal butt plate. They used a hard rubber butt plate up through about 1920 or so. Beginning around 1910 there were steel butt plates with bottom tangs. Through the tw...
by mr mike
Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: nice model 8 in 35 cal on gun runner.com
Replies: 2
Views: 2564

Re: nice model 8 in 35 cal on gun runner.com

Great balls 'o fire! They sure weren't giveing that one away! Anyone on this site take that puppy home?
by mr mike
Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: nice model 8 in 35 cal on gun runner.com
Replies: 2
Views: 2564

nice model 8 in 35 cal on gun runner.com

Was just looking at the current auction on gunrunner.com. There a pretty nice moder 8 up for grabs.
MFG in 1929. I'm no expert but worth a look. No dog in this fight, I'm broke or I'd go for it.
From today 13 Aug, auction has one day plus ten hours closing on 14th. Hope someone here can get it!
by mr mike
Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: MidwayUSA VIDEO - Remington Model 8
Replies: 4
Views: 4565

Re: MidwayUSA VIDEO - Remington Model 8

Sure wish I could see the entire film. I don't have this program on my current TV set up. If someone ever down loads this we need to get it on the site so its possible to view the entire film.
by mr mike
Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hand loaded ammo
Replies: 4
Views: 2230

Re: Hand loaded ammo

Many thanks for the advice. Really like this rifle, plan on sticking with "stock" ammo.
Thanks again.
by mr mike
Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hand loaded ammo
Replies: 4
Views: 2230

Hand loaded ammo

Had an experience today not sure what to make of it. Took my restored 1908 model 8 to a friends place to shoot a few rounds today. He owns some land and has an area set up for shooting. Some may recall i had my rifle restored and had some problems with the shop I mentioned earlier. I took one box of...
by mr mike
Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kreiger magazine
Replies: 8
Views: 4821

Re: Kreiger magazine

Can someone post the link to this gun. Tried to find it without success. Must be lookin' in the wrong place.
by mr mike
Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: John Browning, a model 8 and an elk
Replies: 5
Views: 5170

Re: John Browning, a model 8 and an elk

Just for follow up that photo is posted in the frontspiece of the great Remington 8 book by John Henwood. To quote the text with the photo.....John Moses Browning, center with his skinning knife at the ready and his brother Mathew on the right after a successfull elk hunt in ths Jackson hole area of...
by mr mike
Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Thinking about my Model 8.
Replies: 13
Views: 6983

Re: Thinking about my Model 8.

The first of my two model 8's in 35 cal. is 1908 year of manufacture. I often think of what that year means in a historical sense. The family I got the rifle from had owned it since 1938 so there were some stories to be learned prior to my gaining it in 2011. The rifle I most admire from a historica...
by mr mike
Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Just a thought
Replies: 0
Views: 1545

Just a thought

As we all know Tuesday November 11 is Veterans day. I plan to mark the day with respects and honor to our local vets. Just learned however that Monday the 10th of November is special also. It marks the 236th birthday of our United States Marine Corp. The Few, the Proud, the brave. With that in mind ...
by mr mike
Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Pics of my re-blued Model 8
Replies: 5
Views: 3396

Re: Pics of my re-blued Model 8

VTRem35, enjoyed looking at the pics of your re-blued model 8. Looking at the photos on my i-pad the photos came out a bit dark but the rifle looked good overall. Gotta say I felt some kin ship to you for the problems you calle out with East Coast Bluing. I've got them listed on my "don't bother to ...
by mr mike
Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: * *NEW PAGE: Remington's Aerial Autoloader
Replies: 2
Views: 2457

Re: * *NEW PAGE: Remington's Aerial Autoloader

This is really great information! I've often wondered if someone had attempted to use an AUTOLOADER while airborne. In John Henwood's Remington 8 book, pages 30, and 31, He address's the issue of the early world war one, French military aviation units to aquire Remingtons, Brownings, and Winchesters...
by mr mike
Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Angry as heck, gun shop issues.
Replies: 26
Views: 11091

Re: Angry as heck, gun shop issues.

IMFUNCITY, as always my thanks for the great photo posting. One of these days I gotta figure that out. Until then please live long and prosper old buddy :-) With regards to Mr Chicoine, he does good work, but waaaaay to slow and not very much into communication. With all due respect to those who fee...
by mr mike
Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: What is it like to be afield with a Model 8?
Replies: 4
Views: 2448

Re: What is it like to be afield with a Model 8?

"In the ring", Saw your post and thought I'd pass along that after almost three years I finally got my 1908 model 8A ( standard) back from the gun shop. Its a long story, I'll pass on here, but I had the gun restored to basic stock after mounting hole's ( 14 of 'em ) drilled in the reciever to mount...
by mr mike
Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Angry as heck, gun shop issues.
Replies: 26
Views: 11091

Re: Angry as heck, gun shop issues.

Its been awhile, so I wanted to come back and finish this post. I am really happy to report I finally have my rifle back!! Basicaly what happened was after an exchange of letters with the state consumer protection office, Mr Chicoine agreed on 1 May by letter to return my rifle. I heard from him sev...
by mr mike
Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Angry as heck, gun shop issues.
Replies: 26
Views: 11091

Re: Angry as heck, gun shop issues.

For all those that have added comments many many thanks. By way of up date, here's where I am at the moment. I filed a complaint with the Consumer protection office/ state Attorney General, North Carolina. I filled out a complaint form with attachments of copy's of postal money orders reciepts, and ...
by mr mike
Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Angry as heck, gun shop issues.
Replies: 26
Views: 11091

Re: Angry as heck, gun shop issues.

Mr DWalt, Thanks for your post. I currently have paperwork in the system to officially ask for my rifle back. Two thoughts come to mind. First I completely understand the family issues as described in your post. So why not post those on the Chicoine web site, or perhaps spend a few moments typing an...
by mr mike
Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Angry as heck, gun shop issues.
Replies: 26
Views: 11091

Re: Angry as heck, gun shop issues.

Hey Guys, Thanks for all replys. I'm workin' on this as I write. Ain't forgot ya. Give me some time, as I contact the feds and so forth for help. Promise to wrap this up when I get some info or my rifle back. Will post some photos of the work if I get it back in reasonable time. Again many thanks fo...
by mr mike
Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Angry as heck, gun shop issues.
Replies: 26
Views: 11091

Re: Angry as heck, gun shop issues.

This shop is located in Gastonia, north Carolina. For those who might be interested heres the story. As mentioned my name is Mike Turner. I live in a small town about 70 miles north of Seattle called Oak harbor on Whidbey Island. I'm a 30 year retired Navyman. Back in 2011 an old friend, a Vietnam e...
by mr mike
Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Angry as heck, gun shop issues.
Replies: 26
Views: 11091

Angry as heck, gun shop issues.

This is a long story but it boils down to an issue with a shop known as OLD WEST GUNSMITH. About 2 1/2 years ago I sent them a model 8 to be restored. I paid up front some $1260.00 to have the work done. To this day in spite of repeated calls and E-mails and their word the rifle is finished they hav...
by mr mike
Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Low serial #
Replies: 6
Views: 3610

Re: Low serial #

You are really fortunate to own that rifle. Just checked Henwoods model 8 book. The two lowest number rifles
he photo/ listed are serials 32 and 97 from 1906! Yours is only 9 digits higher.
A sweet lookin' piece!
by mr mike
Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Bonnie and Clyde auction
Replies: 3
Views: 1666

Re: Bonnie and Clyde auction

Just thought I'd add a follow up. Saw today on the news, both those pieces went to the same bidder for
a rompn', stompin' 504,000.00 Mere pocket change I'd say. :D
by mr mike
Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Just got my first Winchester
Replies: 13
Views: 5255

Re: Just got my first Winchester

Hey many thanks for the photos.
By the way, that guy I spoke to lived in Cottonwood. A "right friendly" sort o' fella, I'd say :D
by mr mike
Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Just got my first Winchester
Replies: 13
Views: 5255

Re: Just got my first Winchester

Hey Mitch, sent photos to your old e-mail address ( from a year ago) apparently "NO JOY" ! Did you recieve them? Tried to reach you on the land line to talk about it. "No JOY" there either! Operator had no one by your given name listed at your old postal address. Funny thing there is a guy with your...
by mr mike
Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Just got my first Winchester
Replies: 13
Views: 5255

Re: Just got my first Winchester

Sorry I was away from home for a few days. Haven't taken any photos yet. Promise to have some up soon
after posting to Imfuncity if he'll hel me out again :)
by mr mike
Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Just got my first Winchester
Replies: 13
Views: 5255

Just got my first Winchester

Golly, sure hope I ain't gonna get kicked out of the model 8 site for this, but I'm kinda excited at the moment. I just sealed the deal on an old Winchester rifle a model 1892! Its all there with a few nicks and scratches. Intresting thing was, I got it right here in the small Pacific northwest town...
by mr mike
Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Something good to know
Replies: 0
Views: 1153

Something good to know

Saw this item in a military newspaper and thought I'd pass it along for those on the site who are active duty, retired or reserve, or disabled military. For the rest of 2012, SMITH AND WESSON is offering military-only rebates ranging from $30. to $100.00 on some of its rifles, pistols and revolvers....
by mr mike
Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Remington Model 14 1/2
Replies: 8
Views: 6753

Re: Remington Model 14 1/2

Wow! Pretty interesting rifle you have there. I did a little digging on-line and came up with the following. Apparently after the model 8 came out it wasn't selling well against the lever action Winchester so Remington decided to turn up the "heat" with a new rifle. They brought out the model 14 pum...
by mr mike
Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Just Wondering
Replies: 9
Views: 2898

Re: Just Wondering

Golly Ned, Neighbor!!!
Is this a great site or what?!!!
So much knowledge about these rifles and so many folks willing to share!!!

Gotta love it!!
by mr mike
Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: M8 35 cal semi auto
Replies: 4
Views: 2422

Re: M8 35 cal semi auto

Welcome "rudetoad57", I just happened to be here when your post came in so allow me to welcome you. You've come to model 8 heaven with lots of swell folks that will help you in anyway possible to get the most from your classic old rifle. I am also a newby but looking through my model 8 "bible" The g...
by mr mike
Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: feeling kinda bad right now...
Replies: 7
Views: 2867

feeling kinda bad right now...

Man, I'm feeling real bad this afternoon. All day nothing on the news but that guy in Colorado shooting those people in the movie house. One of the weapons he used was a Remington 870 shotgun. When the local newsman on TV quoted the weapons the police found, two 40 cal Glocks, plus an AR-15 assault ...
by mr mike
Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Bonnie and Clyde auction
Replies: 3
Views: 1666

Bonnie and Clyde auction

Don't know how many might be interested.
Looks like another batch of Bonnie and Clydes stuff is up for auction
including a couple of nice hand guns. Just thought I'd post this
just in case.

http://www.rrauction.com/AuctionPreview.cfm
by mr mike
Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: winchester 73
Replies: 3
Views: 1523

winchester 73

As much as I love the old Remington model 8 I've got a real soft spot for the Winchester 73. Unfortunately I don't have the big thick wallet it seems to require to buy one. Today being somewhat slow for me I stumbled on a classic western movie on TV. Jimmy Stewarts "Winchester 73". Haven't seen it s...
by mr mike
Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: 81 35 cal ammo
Replies: 4
Views: 1860

Re: 81 35 cal ammo

Depending on where you live almost any good gun shop or sporting good store has 200 grain, 35 rem, soft point, rifle ammo. Among places I've located this ammo include ACE hardware in the sporting goods section. Also CABELLAS if you happen to live near one. Prices I've seen vary from around $ 28.00 t...
by mr mike
Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: looking for rem. 81 serial #16975
Replies: 6
Views: 3133

Re: looking for rem. 81 serial #16975

Roger, After reading your post, I went to a site called http://www.zabasearch.com Its sort of like an electronic phone book or search engine for looking up folks. I've used it successfully many times to locate old Navy buddy I served with in the past. In your case I typed in MELVIN ALLEN and for sta...
by mr mike
Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 Case Color Hardening?
Replies: 20
Views: 7706

Re: Model 8 Case Color Hardening?

Could someone tell me what "case color hardening" is?
Not familiar with that term.
by mr mike
Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Anyone ever hear of a factory trapper model 8?
Replies: 6
Views: 2397

Re: Anyone ever hear of a factory trapper model 8?

Just spent an hour or so going through my Henwood book. Theres no mention of a "trapper" version of the model 8. My gut feeling, even though I'm just a newbie around here, is somethings wrong, big time. That barrels shorter than some of the modified carbines I've seen elsewhere. I'm guessing it to b...
by mr mike
Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: another lyman tang sight on e-bay
Replies: 0
Views: 1046

another lyman tang sight on e-bay

Noticed there's another lyman 1A AT tang sight on e-bay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAP.DII?viewItem&rt=nc&item=220962337005&si=dbnurOKmI3Z... Its been sitting at $ 140. with about 17 hours to go. Seller claims its never been used still has box and paper directions. Sure hope someone here gets ...
by mr mike
Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tornados
Replies: 0
Views: 1114

Tornados

Sure hope all the members living in the midwest are "good to go". Been hearing about all the storms
passing through that part of the country.
Keep your powder dry !
by mr mike
Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: another question
Replies: 4
Views: 1948

Re: another question

Sarge 756
Thanks for the reply. P.M. sent
Mike
by mr mike
Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: another question
Replies: 4
Views: 1948

Re: another question

thanks jack 1653 I'll check it out.
by mr mike
Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: a question
Replies: 5
Views: 2104

Re: a question

Okay you guys. Make up a story huh? I guess that might work 8-) Actually though I was curious about those letters from Winchester. It does appear that if you write them they have the records to use in reply with info on the rifle. They looked pretty legit to me. Does remington do the same if you wri...
by mr mike
Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: another question
Replies: 4
Views: 1948

another question

A while back on this site someone posted they were going to get or looking for ( can't remember which) dummy rounds for a gun safety class they were involved with. Does anyone recall this? I was thinking recently that might be a good idea in my family as a safety training aid. As I don't load my own...
by mr mike
Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: a question
Replies: 5
Views: 2104

a question

Last week I was in the "big" city with the wife (Seattle) While she was in a store looking around I wandered across the street to a small place I noted at the last moment. A gun shop. It was small with bars on the doors and windows and at least one security camera. Going inside the salesman was work...
by mr mike
Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: the outlaw josey whales
Replies: 8
Views: 2922

Re: the outlaw josey whales

Many thanks for all the replys. This is really a great bunch here!!!! :D
by mr mike
Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: the outlaw josey whales
Replies: 8
Views: 2922

the outlaw josey whales

Was wondering if any of you expert gun guys could " school me" on a question I have. I'm sure most here have seen the old Clint Eastwood classic "the Outlaw Josey Whales", its a great western. Theres a scene early in the film where Eastwood is being chased by renegade soldiers who are passengers on ...
by mr mike
Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Interesting items on gunbroker today
Replies: 2
Views: 1530

Interesting items on gunbroker today

Noticed on GUNBROKER today they had some stuff that may be of interest or use to folks here http://www.gunbroker.com/auction/viewItem.aspx?Item=273968055 the other item numbers are 273401035 / 273638160 / 274296133 scroll down from there to see remaining items which include model 8 gun parts plus an...
by mr mike
Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Rem 14, .32Rem
Replies: 18
Views: 4581

Re: Rem 14, .32Rem

Oop's found the rusty beater, http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=272729352 I notice you can buy now for $800. :shock: You know funny thing I just bought my 2nd model 8 a few days ago. One of the most beautifull model 8's I've ever seen ( I'm still a newbe) After reading Mitch's (AKA...