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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: 100

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: 54

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: 100

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: 101

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: 340

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: 866

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: 286

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: 263

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: 809

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: 263

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
Image
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: 352

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: 31
Views: 2940

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: 1287

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: 988

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: 988

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: 3
Views: 509

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: 846

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: 846

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: 846

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: 731

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: 846

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: 846

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: 471

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: 471

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: 449

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: 809

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: 809

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: 806

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.
by kenhwind
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 .30 Remington
Replies: 8
Views: 809

Re: Model 8 .30 Remington

Pictures asap. The barrel jacket is apart, kind of grungy inside as can be expected, came right apart too. Nice bore. I had bought a Model 8 .32 Rem. barrel assembly, and then bought an 8 in .25. While having the two barrel assemblies was neat it was more of a hassle imo then just having two rifles....
by kenhwind
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 .30 Remington
Replies: 8
Views: 809

Model 8 .30 Remington

Bought but picked up a Remington Model 8 today. Not too bad bore looks good, has replacement wood and a Redfield receiver sight. I guess i have some work to do, but this looks like it will be a nice rifle. Yes, yes, I know the routine pictures, pictures, pictures.
by kenhwind
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

Re: So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...

I use the 147 grain 7.62/.308 bullet in the .300 Savage. I do not know in this combination will work with the .30 Remington. Okay I just did a comparison and the .300 S is a quite bit shorter then the .30 R or .25 R.
by kenhwind
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Pics of 8 or 81 with Williams 5D or FP-SSM peep sight
Replies: 6
Views: 974

Re: Pics of 8 or 81 with Williams 5D or FP-SSM peep sight

I don't recall seeing all that many Model 8 or 81s with the Williams SSM sight on them. I have seen a few shotguns either with them or with the three holes needed to mount it. If you 81 has a scope mount on it its already been drilled. If you want a model 8 or 81 with a receiver sight buy one that a...
by kenhwind
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: forearm pre-8 8s and 81s the same
Replies: 1
Views: 548

Re: forearm pre-8 8s and 81s the same

The barrel jackets are the same caliber wise, so I'd assume the forearms are too. The model 81 has a different forearm takedown screw then the model 8, and has larger threads.
Macon Gun Stocks sells replacement wood, I don't have a link to them.
by kenhwind
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: remington 25-35 questions
Replies: 8
Views: 951

Re: remington 25-35 questions

I have one, buy it. I paid a bit more then $400 for mine but it had a Lyman tang sight on it, and as they are selling on eBay for about $250 I did OK. The bore is a bit rough but after cleaning and shooting and cleaning some more the bore is looking not so bad, and it shoots nice. If you reload Graf...
by kenhwind
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Reloading for the 1900 (35 Rem)
Replies: 13
Views: 1235

Re: Reloading for the 1900 (35 Rem)

I don't have my loading manuals in front of me, but I do have Cartridges of The World.
They list a .35 Remington load using 200 Hornady RN; Varget 39.5; Velocity 2139; Energy 2030; Source Hodgdon.
by kenhwind
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Confused on this one.
Replies: 3
Views: 786

Re: Confused on this one.

I have an older Model 8 25-35 Remington, which is marked on the barrel in the usual place. I just checked and the barrel jacket head does not have the serial number on it. This leads me to think that maybe this Remington has a vintage barrel jacket head with a serial number added.
by kenhwind
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Recoil Pad Recommendation
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Re: Recoil Pad Recommendation

Most recoil pads are oversized and are then sanded down to fit. Lyman markets the Pachmayr brand, but Midway or Brownell's will have a selection you can chose from.
by kenhwind
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Rear sight replacements for 8/81 barrel.
Replies: 4
Views: 719

Re: Rear sight replacements for 8/81 barrel.

Williams and Marbles, maybe even Lyman made a sight blank with the 5/8 hole spacing that screwed in place of the rear sight. They also made them for a folding sight. These show up on eBay listings occasionally. I like the receiver sight and was lucky enough to snag a couple on eBay. The guns I mount...
by kenhwind
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Rear sight replacements for 8/81 barrel.
Replies: 4
Views: 719

Re: Rear sight replacements for 8/81 barrel.

You can try and fine a dovetailed block for an 81.

A KING sight just sold for about $50.00 iirc. I was going to bid on it.
by kenhwind
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 30-30 rem
Replies: 7
Views: 1438

Re: 30-30 rem

The barrel on my Model 8 is marked 25-35 Rem.
by kenhwind
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 peep sight issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1863

Re: Model 8 peep sight issue

I would not mount one of the Williams 5D side mount receiver sights on one of these rifles. I also would not alter one of the Model 8 tang sights as they sell for at least $225.00 on eBay. We have two with receiver sights, one is a Williams that I acquired on eBay and it requires drilling two holes ...
by kenhwind
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 8D peerless not selling
Replies: 4
Views: 1128

Re: 8D peerless not selling

Sure would be a nice mate to my 8 C, but a bit out of my price range, which I think may be why it hasn't sold. But on the other hand I have no clue as to what the price should be.
by kenhwind
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington Model 8 25-35 / .32 Remington
Replies: 9
Views: 1617

Re: Remington Model 8 25-35 / .32 Remington

The nice thing with these Remington 8's and 81's is that they are takedown and you can size the case as needed. With the 25 Rem. with the second batch and reloading some from the first batch I back-set the dies using feeler gauges. This worked pretty good. With the .32 I did the same, but found that...
by kenhwind
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington Model 8 25-35 / .32 Remington
Replies: 9
Views: 1617

Re: Remington Model 8 25-35 / .32 Remington

Finally got some 32 dies and brass, and shot some loads on Monday. Going to the range tomorrow. I have the dies backed out about 0.25 just to resize the neck and the body for good feeding. I used the Hornady bullet, but have some Speer's also. Redding sell a die spacer kit, it is three spacers: one ...
by kenhwind
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FS: Model 81 .30 Rem Barrel Assembly SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 626

FS: Model 81 .30 Rem Barrel Assembly SOLD

I have for sale listed on eBay a Remington Model 81 Barrel Assembly. Some minor rust but a very nice bore:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/263318398246?s ... 1555.l2649
Ken Windeler
Finally received a bid on this, thanks for looking.
by kenhwind
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: WTS: 30-30 Remington Model 8 Barrel
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Re: WTS: 30-30 Remington Model 8 Barrel

Well it seems this barrel has a ringed bulge just before the muzzle. This might explain why the barrel nut will not go on. This barrel would be good candidate for a carbine modification. I also relisted it on eBay as there was not any feedback here.
by kenhwind
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington Model 8 25-35 / .32 Remington
Replies: 9
Views: 1617

Re: Remington Model 8 25-35 / .32 Remington

Shot it Friday. We also have a Model 8 - C in .35, and an 81 in .300.