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by kenhwind
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: stage one complete!
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: stage one complete!

Nice set of Remington's, and habit forming We only had one for many years which was Dad's, an 8-C in .35, then a few years back we came home with an 81 .300 Savage. Then another 81 in .300.. then another 81 in .35. Sold the 81 in .35 Bought a .32 barrel assembly on eBay and then bought a Model 8 in ...
by kenhwind
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from British Columbia
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: Hello from British Columbia

Welcome.
Like an old rock band or movie star these Remington's have a clique following, we only have 5 of them.
We have one that was my dad's although he didn't buy it new its been in the family since my brother and I were tots, so it has sentimental value, and it is a Model 8-C in .35 Remington.
by kenhwind
Mon May 27, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: RCBS shell holder won't work
Replies: 7
Views: 877

Re: RCBS shell holder won't work

I just looked in my Lyman reloading manuals and it looks like the 6.8 SPC and .30 Rem have the same rim diameter with 0.001 difference. Lyman has a shell holder compatibility chart and the Lyman #15 is the same for 6.8 SPC; 40 S & W; & 30 Rem. The chart lists the Redding #5, which is what I use as t...
by kenhwind
Sun May 26, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Need .30 Rem reloading advice
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Need .30 Rem reloading advice

Some reloading manuals state in the cartridge information that the 30-30 data is okay for the .30 Remington.
I bought an older Lyman manual #45 to get some data on the .38 Super and in the back there is a section with data for the .30 & .32 Rem.
by kenhwind
Tue May 21, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Receiver Sight ID
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Receiver Sight ID

If your Redfield sight for the 1903 will fit the two holes this would lead me to believe that a 1903 sight may be the answer, as I think that the hole spacing was compatible on the different brand sights. I looked on eBay and there are several Lyman 48 sights listed but like you posted none have thr...
by kenhwind
Tue May 21, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Receiver Sight ID
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Receiver Sight ID

In Hatcher's Notebook ; page 140 there is a picture of the Remington rifle with a musket type forearm with barrel/forearm band/sling swivel. The rifle has a receiver sight on the right side, and appears to be a Lyman sight, and it has a long slide, which makes me wonder if it is one of those that we...
by kenhwind
Sun May 19, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Estate Auction Model 81
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Estate Auction Model 81

You did good imo. We have a case like that but it needs to be refurbished.
Not sure about which sight but I have seen photos of these rifles with a side mounted receive sight on the right side.
by kenhwind
Sat May 18, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Another 8 in 30 Rem. Pictures Posted
Replies: 6
Views: 613

Re: Another 8 in 30 Rem. Pictures Posted

Well we made it to the rifle range last weekend and brought some Model 8s with us. Originally we were going to bring them all, but only brought the two 30 Remington's and the .23-35. I didn't shoot the most recent acquisition but my brother did and he said it shot pretty good.
by kenhwind
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB: Operating Handle
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Re: WTB: Operating Handle

This is more then I'd want to pay but:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Remington-Mode ... SwaKVcwl99
by kenhwind
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 Magazine Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 638

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: 368

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: 5
Views: 1397

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: 997

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: 1341

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: 997

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: 343

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: 586

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: 236

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: 6
Views: 613

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: 255

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: 6
Views: 613

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: 586

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: 6
Views: 613

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: 792

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: 2076

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: 710

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: 1360

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: 1141

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: 2201

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: 1730

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: 1704

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: 1005

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: 1704

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: 1320

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: 3442

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: 2763

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: 1199

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: 1327

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: 2607

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: 1327

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: 872

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: 10750

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: 3964

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: 2698

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: 2698

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: 1342

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: 2760

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: 2760

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: 2760

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.