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by superc
Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 81 "woodmaster" Firing pin??
Replies: 1
Views: 1492

Re: Model 81 "woodmaster" Firing pin??

Is there a down side to replacing the firing pin (Brownells) and trying out the new one to see if the malfunction has gone away?
by superc
Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Backyard Bambi
Replies: 1
Views: 2223

Re: Backyard Bambi

continuing the tale.. :)
by superc
Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Backyard Bambi
Replies: 1
Views: 2223

Backyard Bambi

I live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Deer are an increasingly numerous pest here. What has happened is real estate prices got so high many farmers (and their heirs) realized they could evade much hard work and get a pile of money by selling their land (some of which had been in the same f...
by superc
Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Rem. 8 Carbine
Replies: 40
Views: 36862

Re: Rem. 8 Carbine

Hi. New guy here. Yes, I love it. [Remington are you noticing?] My thought/concern, the recoil is not purely a function of the end escape velocity. It is more about chamber pressure and the initial inertia of the bullet and the bullet's resistance to going down the barrel. The phrase dwell time come...
by superc
Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Redfield peep sight
Replies: 3
Views: 2724

Re: Redfield peep sight

Standard bead type front sight though..
by superc
Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Redfield peep sight
Replies: 3
Views: 2724

Re: Redfield peep sight

continuing the pics
by superc
Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Redfield peep sight
Replies: 3
Views: 2724

Redfield peep sight

I don't know how common these are, but for what it is worth my own Model 81 came from the pawn shop with a Redfield rear sight.
by superc
Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: The NRA's Special Police 81
Replies: 1
Views: 1287

Re: The NRA's Special Police 81

If you visit the NRA museum it is over there on the right when you get down the entry hall. :) A shame it gets such little play there. They had big vaults full of them at FBI Quantico back in the WWII era. I am sure many here have seen the old B&W FBI photo of the safe full of Tommy guns and Model 8...
by superc
Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: U.S. Navy Model 81's?
Replies: 5
Views: 2745

Re: U.S. Navy Model 81's?

Given that Hatcher mentions the Remington autoloaders in his Notebook, they were known to the military. My other readings over the decades have left me with the understanding that sometime between the World Wars, a few, probably less than 100, were purchased for use by the US Marines (who are Navy, ...
by superc
Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Remington 81 and Doe
Replies: 7
Views: 5731

Remington 81 and Doe

This doe who presented a head on shot was no match for the Model 81. That is an exit wound. The 200 gr. bullet travelled diagnally front to back then exited. She dropped in her tracks. Fairly typical of how that caliber performs in these woods.
by superc
Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: My model 81
Replies: 1
Views: 1909

My model 81

I encountered this Model 81 in a Front Royal pawn shop two decades ago. It was cheap (about $80) because it had no firing pin. In caliber .35 Remington. Hello Brownells. Getting the new firing pin only took about 2 weeks. Figuring out how to disassemle the gun took a few more days. That was in the d...
by superc
Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 3
Views: 1519

Greetings

I am a collector and a hunter. I live in Northwestern Virginia. I have a Model 81 and what more is there it say?