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by kenhwind
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 peep sight questions
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: Model 8 peep sight questions

Yes looks like for the Redfield.
No body is giving them away.
by kenhwind
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Bolt will not retract
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Bolt will not retract

with the safety down you should be able to see the hammer if it is not cocked. And if it is in the fired position then the riffle cannot go off as you do not know if its loaded.
The safety level isn't loose is it?
by kenhwind
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Bolt will not retract
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Bolt will not retract

If this "E" Grade is in good condition I think that the bolt is glued in place from dried up solvent, which turns into something similar to dried shellac. The only thin locking the bolt is the safety/rocker and if that moves the bolt should retract. I'd take the barrel assembly off and spray some Gu...
by kenhwind
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: stuck cam pin
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: stuck cam pin

What I'd probably do is try a little heat with a butane lighter. Soaking it is also a good idea.
Old bore cleaner dried up hard like shellac, and you're right most of these rifles have never been disassembled.
You should already have or you can remove the firing pin.
by kenhwind
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Refinish?
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Refinish?

Macon Gunstocks: https://www.shop.macongunstocks.com/Remington-Model-8-Remington-Model-81_c115.htm I'm not into refinishing, and not so much about diminishing value as that I'd have no idea what to expect, and the cost of shipping plus the work kind of makes it prohibitive imo. Years ago it was a mo...
by kenhwind
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Re: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale

I bought the tool I use, which is similar to this one, on eBay. Might be a place to go. I would try an eBay listing eBay has a lot of traffic compared to one forum. Once these Model 8 and 81 Rifles have been disassembled and thoroughly cleaned there's really no reason to take the barrel assembled b...
by kenhwind
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: my little 25-35
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: my little 25-35

How is the bore on your 25-35? I have one too, mine was well used metal was good, wood ahh so-so. What prompted me to get a 25 was that I had bought a .32 Remington barrel assembly off of eBay and I thought I'd get a .30, but then considering the 30 and 32 are almost the same, I decided to find a 25...
by kenhwind
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: is this checkering correct?
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: is this checkering correct?

I'm pretty sure ours, my brother and I as this was Dad's, is correct as the stock is marked inside as an 8 C which was a higher grade of wood and checkered, probably a standard pattern. I doubt if Remington would have checkered up to the takedown swivel screw.
by kenhwind
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: is this checkering correct?
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: is this checkering correct?

Here's out 8 C forearm:

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by kenhwind
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: To disassemble or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 769

Re: To disassemble or not?

I've repaired a loose barrel jacket a couple of times. What I did was get the original pin out, unscrew the barrel jacket from the receiver extension, clean, use numbered drill bits and just go up slightly in pin size.. When reassembling thread the two parts together drill a new hole. Unscrew them s...
by kenhwind
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: HELP Side Scope Mounting Plate Broke Off
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: HELP Side Scope Mounting Plate Broke Off

If the screws are 6-48 Brownell's sells an oversized tap and screws.
by kenhwind
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: To disassemble or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 769

Re: To disassemble or not?

We have taken all of the 8 & 81 Remington's we have completely apart. While the videos may be good I'd advise to get the NRA Assembly/Disassembly Book as well as the Gun Digest some good tips in both. If you can get the barrel nut off and remove the barrel the jacket inside can be cleaned sufficient...
by kenhwind
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: RCBS 25 Remington Dies
Replies: 1
Views: 514

Re: RCBS 25 Remington Dies

Go to Huntington RCBS
https://www.huntingtons.com/store/produ ... 906&page=1

Redding dies are half that price.
by kenhwind
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Ejection issues
Replies: 8
Views: 410

Re: Ejection issues

There is one issue that makes these guns erratic. Open the bolt and look inside, if you see the magazine indicator spring on top of the bolt guides that's the problem.
When reassembling these gun that spring fits into a small slot and has a tendency to slip out when assembling.
by kenhwind
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New .30 Rem brass splitting necks !?
Replies: 13
Views: 2074

Re: New .30 Rem brass splitting necks !?

I think that someone at Graf's is mistaken. Jamison doesn't list 30 Remington on their site, but Quality cartridge does, and their home page states that their properly headstamped brass is available from Graf & Sons. I was just going through my Graf's .25 Remington brass and noticed that the brass h...
by kenhwind
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?
Replies: 17
Views: 1859

Re: Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?

You could make a Scout type rifle with these. If you took and extra rear sight attaching plate and mounted it in front of the rear sight it might be possible to mount a scope in front of the receiver Scout Rifle or Shotgun style.
by kenhwind
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Peerless Grade Model 8 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

Re: Peerless Grade Model 8 for sale

A "D" Grade? We have a "C" Grade Model 8 and the only distinguishing thing about it is the higher grade wood and checkering. The stock is marked "C" inside, so I'm pretty sure its legit. Would a "D" Grade have the level of engraving? My first impression is that it is not factory, but I am not qualif...
by kenhwind
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Shooting Vintage Ammo
Replies: 6
Views: 921

Re: Shooting Vintage Ammo

Oh I make my own too.
We won't be shooting too much of this vintage stuff, my post was to give a heads up on shooting this older ammo.
by kenhwind
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Shooting Vintage Ammo
Replies: 6
Views: 921

Re: Shooting Vintage Ammo

I buffed the powder off of them. I shot several of the .25's no problem.
We will not shoot anymore of the 30's in the one box, but have others to try out.
by kenhwind
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Shooting Vintage Ammo
Replies: 6
Views: 921

Re: Shooting Vintage Ammo

I also shot the .25 Remington and have a split case as well as one misfire, well two because one of these misfired before. The misfires were from an old box of Western. The split case is from a red box of Winchesters. I shot a few of these only one seemed to split. https://i.imgur.com/oS1qdpA.jpg ht...
by kenhwind
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Shooting Vintage Ammo
Replies: 6
Views: 921

Re: Shooting Vintage Ammo

We also shot these Remington 30 Remington, not a full box either about 14 rounds. Two split case necks. Now I've seen this on occasion over the years, and not always with older ammo.

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by kenhwind
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Shooting Vintage Ammo
Replies: 6
Views: 921

Shooting Vintage Ammo

Went shooting yesterday and we had a box of Western 30 Remington that wasn't full and decided to shoot some. Cases all cracked. Some where shot in one Model 8, the others in the other one. This ammo isn't that old. These were Silvertips, but I had some other loose 30 Remington's also Silvertips that...
by kenhwind
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 32 Remington load data
Replies: 6
Views: 735

Re: 32 Remington load data

I had a .32 barrel assembly and made up a few loads, but I'm not sure if I recorded them. No I didn't, but do have a load listed for the .32 Special 28.0 Reloader 7.

My 45th Lyman Manual lists in the reference section 32 Remington 170 Grain Jacketed: IMR 4064 28.0-32.0
by kenhwind
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?
Replies: 17
Views: 1859

Re: Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?

Back when these rifles were made, at least the Model 8 the gun companies made what they calculated to be correct for the purpose, not like today or say since WWII where most threads are a standardized pitch and dia. So maybe these screws may very well be slightly larger then #6 or actually a fractio...
by kenhwind
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Good one Got away
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Re: Good one Got away

Didn't see that one. It would be nice to have, looked like it was in good condition.
by kenhwind
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Mod 8 .30 Rem: Hard to insert rounds in magazine
Replies: 1
Views: 478

Re: Mod 8 .30 Rem: Hard to insert rounds in magazine

See if the top of the magazine has been squished in any, otherwise I don't know. I don't think I'd mess with the side spring any.
by kenhwind
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 32 Remington load data
Replies: 6
Views: 735

Re: 32 Remington load data

.32 Winchester Special data will suffice.
One of the manuals has data for Reloader 7 iirc.
by kenhwind
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?
Replies: 17
Views: 1859

Re: Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?

I'm under the impression they are 6-40
Henwood in his book on The model 8 & 81 state 6-40 also.
You might find replacements on eBay
by kenhwind
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Rem 8/81 Featured in Dillion 'Blue Press'
Replies: 4
Views: 883

Re: Rem 8/81 Featured in Dillion 'Blue Press'

I just located my copy of the Oct. Blue Press. The article doesn't have much information and seems brief. More like a story for print rather then critique of these rifles. The part the about Bonnie & Clyde ambush and who had what guns has been debated time and again. But he seems to have a few facts...
by kenhwind
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Safety Lever Design Differences
Replies: 7
Views: 1300

Re: Safety Lever Design Differences

I've seen the safety levers listed on eBay periodically. The welded one listed is probably junk, you can not but that kind of weld on a part like that without it warping. I think there might be one listed on GunBroker, I did a "saved search" on Model 8 parts a week or so back, and IIRC one was liste...
by kenhwind
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New .30 Rem brass splitting necks !?
Replies: 13
Views: 2074

Re: New .30 Rem brass splitting necks !?

I've been using the Graf's brass with no serious issues, but did finally have some split cases with the .25 Remington brass. This brass is Quality Cartridge Brass and in my opinion doesn't seem to be as good as say genuine factory brass. But at least it is available and with the correct headstamp. I...
by kenhwind
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Buffer spring 32/35/300
Replies: 5
Views: 985

Re: Buffer spring 32/35/300

If its only the end of the buffer spring that broke off, and it is still flat on each end I'd not worry about it, but would still look for a replacement.
by kenhwind
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Weak ejection on Model 81 .30 Rem
Replies: 11
Views: 1620

Re: Weak ejection on Model 81 .30 Rem

I am inclined to disagree that an anemic load will not cause weak ejection. When cycling the action to unload the rifle you are only actuating the bolt. When fired the recoil has to operate the entire mechanism, after all it is a recoil operated firearm. If there is not enough inertia from or pressu...
by kenhwind
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Weak ejection on Model 81 .30 Rem
Replies: 11
Views: 1620

Re: Weak ejection on Model 81 .30 Rem

My load listing shows 30.5 IMR 3031 for the Hornady 150 RN Case ejection in these do not seem to be consistent either. John Browning designed the rifle as a .35 caliber, which uses a 200 grain bullet or a bit heavier. Remington decided that they needed to compete with Winchester on a "heads up" basi...
by kenhwind
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Weak ejection on Model 81 .30 Rem
Replies: 11
Views: 1620

Re: Weak ejection on Model 81 .30 Rem

My first thought would be: Factory ammo or reloads? Then I would ask if the barrel assembly has been disassembled and cleaned. Because of the long recoil action of these rifles it takes some energy to operate properly. Dirt old powder and dried up oil can impede the barrel reoiling with enough zest ...
by kenhwind
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 81 butt stock
Replies: 1
Views: 628

Re: 81 butt stock

Seems to be an 81 stock.
by kenhwind
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Can you convert a .32 Rem to a .35 Rem by switching parts?
Replies: 5
Views: 1231

Re: Can you convert a .32 Rem to a .35 Rem by switching parts?

I ended up buying a model 8 in 25 because I had bought a 32 Remington barrel assembly on eBay. Switching barrel assemblies at the range was somewhat of a hassle imo. An eBay member was looking for a 30 Remington barrel so I sold him my 32 assembly and dies. The .25, .30, & .32 Remington share the sa...
by kenhwind
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Remington model 8 .25 barrel
Replies: 2
Views: 713

Re: Remington model 8 .25 barrel

Model 8 .25 barrel assembly listed on eBay, no cream puff.
by kenhwind
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Approx value of 1907 Model 8
Replies: 2
Views: 839

Re: Approx value of 1907 Model 8

Value depends on condition and if in original condition. Can you post some pictures in order to get an assessment? To get the most out of selling you can determine a price, list it here, or put it on an auction site: GunBroker, Gun Auctions etc. Do not take it to your local gun store or pawn shop, t...
by kenhwind
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Can you convert a .32 Rem to a .35 Rem by switching parts?
Replies: 5
Views: 1231

Re: Can you convert a .32 Rem to a .35 Rem by switching parts?

I probably would not change anything, but if I was seriously inclined to do so, I would disassemble the barrel assemblies and swap the barrels with the respective parts and maintain the correct barrel jacket assembly with each receiver. The only reason I can think of doing this would be if one were ...
by kenhwind
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Can you convert a .32 Rem to a .35 Rem by switching parts?
Replies: 5
Views: 1231

Re: Can you convert a .32 Rem to a .35 Rem by switching parts?

I suppose so by changing the bolt head, and barrel assembly. Not sure about the magazine, but I imagine the side springs are different.
by kenhwind
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: stage one complete!
Replies: 2
Views: 1032

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: 1690

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: 2203

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: 1213

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: 1115

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: 1115

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: 1200

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: 1662

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: 792

Re: WTB: Operating Handle

This is more then I'd want to pay but:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Remington-Mode ... SwaKVcwl99