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by kenhwind
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 Magazine Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Model 81 Magazine Problem

It seems that feeding issues can be caused by the magazine spring being backwards.
Are the two magazine side spring guides there?
by kenhwind
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Buttstock bolt lining up
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Buttstock bolt lining up

One thing I've noticed with some of these Model 8s & 81s is that it took some judicious fitting to put together, and when re-assembling they don't always seem like they want to go back together. It seems like the factory armorer got them assembled, and years later when we disassemble as needed we di...
by kenhwind
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: a gun from God,,,,,,,,,,
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Re: a gun from God,,,,,,,,,,

That's interesting my Model 8 25-35 was also made in 1908, 11932. Not as nice as your, bore is a little rough from the old corrosive ammo, but if I try real hard it will shoot pretty good with my loads. Mine had a tang sight, but I put a receiver sight on it.
by kenhwind
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 8s & an 81 Group Photo
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Model 8s & an 81 Group Photo

We had two other Model 81's. For some reason we kind of lost interest and I had listed them here: A Model 81 in .35 Rem. that was pretty nice, and a Model 81 .300 Savage that had the wood checkered. The WTS listing didn't seem to generate a lot if interest so we decided to keep them, but then out of...
by kenhwind
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Movie ref Frank Hamer/Bonnie&Clyde
Replies: 12
Views: 534

Re: Movie ref Frank Hamer/Bonnie&Clyde

The gun shop scene while a good scene in a movie, is really out of place. The monitor was a pretty special bit of kit. I want to say back then they cost around $500 I just ran it through an internet inflation calculator and it is almost $10,000 in todays money. The Thompson was $3,700....that is a ...
by kenhwind
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 8s & an 81 Group Photo
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Model 8s & an 81 Group Photo

Here is a group photo of our Remington Model 8s and an 81.
Top to bottom:1908 Model 8 .25-35 Rem.; 1912 Model 8 .30 Rem.; 1919 Model 8 .30 Rem.; 1918 Model 8-C .35 Rem.; Oct 1940 Model 81 .300 Savage
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by kenhwind
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Reloading 30 Remington....
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Reloading 30 Remington....

Well I just tried to load up some .30 Remington with a Hornady 125 FMJ. The case is too long for these bullets. You might want to try the Hornady 160 grain FTX for the 30-30 in the .30 Remington. These seem to work okay. I know I loaded some up and I'm sure I shot some to make sure they worked. Beca...
by kenhwind
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Your Opinion Please!
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Your Opinion Please!

In 25-35, it is certainly worth a consideration to buy unless the price is overboard.
by kenhwind
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 refinishing
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Model 8 refinishing

If the butt stock already has a recoil pad on it which I doubt if any did as OEM, then I see no reason to not refinish the stock.
by kenhwind
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Another 8 in 30 Rem. Pictures Posted
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Another 8 in 30 Rem. Pictures Posted

We haven't shot it yet, and I guess I could look up when it was made.
Edit: Looks like about 1912 for this one.
by kenhwind
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: bolt locking
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: bolt locking

It should. One Idea but I'm not sure if it the problem. Pull the bolt back and look inside, if you see a leaf spring on top of the bolt ways this will create issues. The tab on the spring is supposed to be in its groove, but even being careful during assembly it slips out. I know I did it twice and ...
by kenhwind
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Another 8 in 30 Rem. Pictures Posted
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Another 8 in 30 Rem.

Pictures:
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by kenhwind
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Your Opinion Please!
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Your Opinion Please!

IMO: No.
It looks to me like a homemade stock and the wood doesn't even resembles walnut, and has a grain pattern much like more common woods used for general construction. If homemade it looks like a pretty good job.
by kenhwind
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Another 8 in 30 Rem. Pictures Posted
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Another 8 in 30 Rem. Pictures Posted

A couple of weeks ago my brother receives a phone call from the gun shop that did the transfers for my Model 8 25-35 Rem as well as a 30 Rem, and they just got in a Model 8 in 30 Remington. Some old timer brought it in, so one week ago Saturday past we went and looked at it. Needless to say it here ...
by kenhwind
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Very Slow Lock Time
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Re: Very Slow Lock Time

IMO it would be better to feed from the magazine as it seems that the cartridge rim can slip under the extractor rather then be forced over it.
IIRC there should be a hammer bushing in these guns.
by kenhwind
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8C -35 Remington
Replies: 13
Views: 1156

Re: Model 8C -35 Remington

We have a model 8 C that was my Dad's. I'm pretty sure it has been metal has been refinished, but whomever did it did an excellent job.
The barrel jacket isn't marked "C" but the buttstock is, so I'm pretty sure its original.
by kenhwind
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 front Sight Height
Replies: 2
Views: 524

Re: Model 8 front Sight Height

I just so happen to have one hear in front of me, and yes it measures 11/32"
by kenhwind
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: sighting issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1000

Re: sighting issue

There is a couple of ways to seat the front sight: One is with Locktite, but then you cannot move it. The other it to dimple the bottom of the front sight with a center punch. If someone drove the sight out to the left it mau have opened up the dovetail cut in the sight base. When using an aperture ...
by kenhwind
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: barrel head
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Re: barrel head

The barrel extension is pinned to the barrel. I bought a .30 Remington barrel on eBay and the barrel nut wouldn't go on, and as I messed around with it the barrel turned. Anyway I ended up with it as the seller was " well you didn't ask blah, blah..." so I took the high road and kept it. I did manag...
by kenhwind
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Info on 81
Replies: 10
Views: 1615

Re: Info on 81

Nice Model 81.
by kenhwind
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: 1927 Model 8 problem cycling (Jam issue)
Replies: 8
Views: 1241

Re: 1927 Model 8 problem cycling (Jam issue)

What you describe makes me wonder if your cartridge is too long. You mention a spire point, but not the caliber. We have rifles in four calibers, a .35, .30, .25, and a .300. A spire point 150 grain FMJBT seems to be fine in the .300 Savage, but would be too long in the .30 Remington. Using the Horn...
by kenhwind
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: 1939 Remington Model 81 (35 Remington)
Replies: 5
Views: 1361

Re: 1939 Remington Model 81 (35 Remington)

Yes you don't see them in this nice of condition very often, and even in lesser condition the prices seem to be escalating.
I think I had that 81 in .300 on my watch list.
We have a Model 8-C that was Dad's in .35 Remington and it shoots quite well for an oldie.
by kenhwind
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Sem Pistol Grip Model 8 availability and tang sight Q's
Replies: 2
Views: 815

Re: Sem Pistol Grip Model 8 availability and tang sight Q's

The tang sights and now the receiver sights are getting to be an expensive proposition for these rifles. A Marble's R 6 tang sight just sold on eBay for $191.50, with most tang sights being listed for about $250.00 BIN. A Redfield 102 N receiver sight just sold for $159.27. I think that the only tan...
by kenhwind
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: 1939 Remington Model 81 (35 Remington)
Replies: 5
Views: 1361

Re: 1939 Remington Model 81 (35 Remington)

You done good imo.
by kenhwind
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Help with barrel jacket bushing removal
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

Re: Help with barrel jacket bushing removal

The biggest problem with heating the barrel jacket is it soften the solder under the front sight base.
by kenhwind
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 7.62x39......Part Deux, w/pics of my "new" .35 Remington
Replies: 15
Views: 2633

Re: 7.62x39......Part Deux, w/pics of my "new" .35 Remington

I think that stock has definitely been cut and cut at an angle also. Your best bet for a stock is probably here:
https://www.shop.macongunstocks.com/Rem ... 1_c115.htm
by kenhwind
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 35Rem with 300Savage barrel assembly.
Replies: 8
Views: 2293

Re: Model 81 35Rem with 300Savage barrel assembly.

I sometimes wonder why Remington didn't just use the .35 Remington as the parent case for the .25, .30, & .32 Remington rather then marketing what was or is essentially rimless version of the 25-35 WCF, 30-30 WCF, & .32 W.S. I cannot help but think that with the slightly larger diameter case that sl...
by kenhwind
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: semi pistol grip M8s
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Re: semi pistol grip M8s

The 8 C we have seems to have a higher grade of wood on it. I know its factory because the cutout in the stock is marked 8 C.
by kenhwind
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 8s & an 81
Replies: 3
Views: 1114

Re: Model 8s & an 81

Yea the 8 C gets a little attention here.
Kind of sentimental to us seems in how we grew up with it. I have a takedown case but it kind of fell apart, I should get it restored.
by kenhwind
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 .30 Remington
Replies: 8
Views: 2164

Re: Model 8 .30 Remington

Finally got some Tru-Oil on the stock and forearm. Haven't installed a butt swivel because the one I got from Gun Parts the swivel is crooked. Because the stock has a sling swivel I put a Judd barrel band swivel on the barrel. I doubt if I'll sling the rifle, but it looks kind of neat. https://i.img...
by kenhwind
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 8s & an 81
Replies: 3
Views: 1114

Model 8s & an 81

This is what we now have.
Top to bottom:
Model 81 .300 Savage
Model 8 .25-35 Remington
Model 8 .30 Remington
Model 8 C .35 Remington
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by kenhwind
Sun May 20, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: need some info on marbles R6 aperture and a stuid question
Replies: 1
Views: 795

Re: need some info on marbles R6 aperture and a stuid question

http://aperturesnmore.com/category.sc;j ... egoryId=13

I don't consider the stock question to be stupid, but don't know if a Model 11 will fit an 81.
by kenhwind
Mon May 14, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 33
Views: 7906

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

Nice Model 8. Overall it looks like its in decent condition. nice solid lands should shoot okay too. What caliber? Just clean it. Your lucky we've had a couple of these that were a chore to disassemble, but I also had some that came right apart. If you need any assistance or guide lines this is the ...
by kenhwind
Wed May 02, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?
Replies: 12
Views: 3218

Re: Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?

Looks good to me too.
Looks like a pretty good condition one also.
by kenhwind
Tue May 01, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: forearm screw and bushing Model 8 (8-32)
Replies: 10
Views: 2144

Re: forearm screw and bushing Model 8 (8-32)

12-28 isn't really oddball. The two standard tpi for a #12 thread is 24 & 28. I know the 81 takedown screw is a larger thread then Model 8, I just haven't measured or gauged the threads on our 81. Back then 40 tpi was common for # 6 & 8 screws now everything is either36 or 48. Henwood in his book on...
by kenhwind
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: forearm screw and bushing Model 8 (8-32)
Replies: 10
Views: 2144

Re: forearm screw and bushing Model 8 (8-32)

The Model 8 forearm Screw threads seem to be 8-32. You will have to scrounge eBay and GunBroker to find the right part. I bought a Model 8 .30 Remington with replacement wood and the forearm was held on with clear shipping tape, but I had found a Model 8 Takedown Screw on eBay so I'm okay, but the f...
by kenhwind
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Need COL for .32 Rem with Speer 170gr jacketed SPFN
Replies: 1
Views: 1262

Re: Need COL for .32 Rem with Speer 170gr jacketed SPFN

I had a Model 8 .32 Remington barrel assembly and used the Hornady 170 grain .321 as well as the Speer bullet and crimped on the bullet cannelure. My older Lyman Reloading Manual lists a Max OAL as: 2.525 These worked just fine imo, but they are a bit longer then the factory .32 Remington load, with...
by kenhwind
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Williams rear central mount receiver sight serial # or designation?
Replies: 11
Views: 2397

Re: Williams rear central mount receiver sight serial # or designation?

My brother and I have a Model 8 C that was my Dad's, so we've been familiar with these rifles all our lives. Then we found an 81 in .300 Savage when we went to a gun show one Saturday withy nothing else to do. Then we bought a couple more. As far as the sights go you have to be diligent and watch th...
by kenhwind
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Williams rear central mount receiver sight serial # or designation?
Replies: 11
Views: 2397

Re: Williams rear central mount receiver sight serial # or designation?

The Redfield mounts on the tang sight hole but requires a secondary hole to be drilled on the top of the base. The Williams also mounts on the tang sight hole but requires that two more holes be drilled. The box for the Williams is marked: FP 81, with the 81 hand written. hello, as my williams FP-8...
by kenhwind
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Williams rear central mount receiver sight serial # or designation?
Replies: 11
Views: 2397

Re: Williams rear central mount receiver sight serial # or designation?

The 8 & 81's are drilled and tapped for a tang sight. The receiver sights seem to be an afterthought and probably became popular after WWI.
Unless the seller wanted a lot more with the Lyman tang sight you have went for it, as these sell for around $250.00 on eBay.
by kenhwind
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Bolt questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1283

Re: Bolt questions

I don't believe there is a firing pin spring in the Model 8, I just had a .30 Remington apart and there was no spring.
We've had several of these 8 & 81's and the bolts were all in the white.
by kenhwind
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Williams rear central mount receiver sight serial # or designation?
Replies: 11
Views: 2397

Re: Williams rear central mount receiver sight serial # or designation?

FP- Fool Proof Micrometer adjustments, and a very nice sight. I don't think the target knobs appropriate for this sight, and probably not available. I got lucky and won one on eBay, nib that I put on an 81 .300. Our 81 .300 like yours had some holes drilled in the side so I wasn't too squeamish abou...
by kenhwind
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Williams rear central mount receiver sight serial # or designation?
Replies: 11
Views: 2397

Re: Williams rear central mount receiver sight serial # or designation?

The Redfield mounts on the tang sight hole but requires a secondary hole to be drilled on the top of the base.
The Williams also mounts on the tang sight hole but requires that two more holes be drilled.

The box for the Williams is marked: FP 81, with the 81 hand written.
by kenhwind
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Stock Finish
Replies: 3
Views: 1102

Re: Stock Finish

I thought they were varnished.
I wouldn't even consider lacquer, either varnish or gun stock oil.
by kenhwind
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Stock Finish
Replies: 3
Views: 1102

Stock Finish

I have that Model 8 with the CBR stock and forearm and I need to put some finish on it.
Any suggestions?
by kenhwind
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 missing pin near safety
Replies: 3
Views: 1239

Re: Model 8 missing pin near safety

Yes it looks like the pin is mossing, not sure what its called but its the pin that goes through the trigger housing.
Should be an easy fix.
In the schematic its part # 18: Hammer pin
by kenhwind
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 .30 Remington
Replies: 8
Views: 2164

Re: Model 8 .30 Remington

Been fitting the stock today, the forearm is real close. I took of the buttplate and CBR is stamped on the end of the stock. I got the stock fit pretty good yesterday, but someone had over drilled the stock screw hole so I cheated and moved the hole forward slightly. Forearm takedown screw is a bit ...
by kenhwind
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 .30 Remington
Replies: 8
Views: 2164

Re: Model 8 .30 Remington

Here is a few pictures: https://i.imgur.com/qNRP5iw.jpg https://i.imgur.com/AqsXbpl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/sK8IbbK.jpg A previous owner put some kill notches in the buttplate, the stock screw will not thread in, and I have a correct takedown screw. It looks like the stock needs to be moved forward ...
by kenhwind
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 81 in .300 Savage
Replies: 6
Views: 2178

Re: 81 in .300 Savage

You made out alright, that's a for sure.
The receiver sight is a big plus imo they get premium bids on eBay.