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by Rem8&81
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: the model 8D Peerless on GB
Replies: 7
Views: 3351

Re: the model 8D Peerless on GB

I looked at the pictures & it was a bit different then many "D"grades, but I believe it was a factory engraved "D" grade. However, the wood was stripped of its finish & it was reblued in my opinion. Despite the condition, I believe the buyer did well for the price it sold for. After all, the gun did...
by Rem8&81
Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB 30 Rem brass or ammo
Replies: 3
Views: 2366

Re: WTB 30 Rem brass or ammo

If your still looking for .30 cal. brass, my brother may be able to help you out. Recently he had several boxes of NOS factory primed brass. Brian Creamer email, winwinoptions@yahoo.com
by Rem8&81
Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB Model 8 in 25, 30 or 35 Rem
Replies: 7
Views: 4500

Re: WTB Model 8 in 25, 30 or 35 Rem

If you're still looking for another rifle in the other calibers, you may want to send my brother an email, he may be able to help you out. He is selling the collection of John Henwood, many of the rifles shown in the book on the 8/81's. Brian Creamer email, winwinoptions@yahoo.com
by Rem8&81
Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: stripper clips
Replies: 7
Views: 4794

Re: stripper clips

My brother may be able to help you out if you're still looking. Brian Creamer email, winwinoptions@yahoo.com
by Rem8&81
Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Lyman # 45 REcvr sight
Replies: 6
Views: 3567

Re: Lyman # 45 REcvr sight

Just to add confirmation, Jack is correct that the R41 is the correct sight for the 8/81's. The R45 looks very similar, but not correct. They have fooled me several times sitting in a case at a gun show.
by Rem8&81
Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 81buttstock
Replies: 4
Views: 2644

Re: 81buttstock

I also believe it was a late model 8 stock, which had the optional flat pistol grip wrist, which was of some popularity at the time. I think you got pretty good money for it.
by Rem8&81
Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Bonnie and Clyde display
Replies: 19
Views: 7855

Re: Bonnie and Clyde display

I agree with both Cam and Joe. Almost assuredly, Bonnie and Clyde were not taken down with an extended magazine model 8 rifle, even though the family of the famed Texas Ranger perpetuated that falsehood. They simply didn't know better and would refer to a model 81 with the extended magazine as the ...
by Rem8&81
Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 Buttplate question
Replies: 11
Views: 4810

Re: Model 8 Buttplate question

With regards to the "shotgun" style buttplate, I agree with Cam and Jack. The buttpalate on your rifle is probably a replacement to the original black plastic one it probably originally left the factory with. As Jack mentioned, there appears to be a couple of fit indications that this is probably t...
by Rem8&81
Tue May 07, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics posted*
Replies: 28
Views: 7774

Re: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics pos

mattitude, Go ahead and shoot it. It has some value, but it won't be hurt by shooting it. There is a tang sight currently on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/161022078956?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649#ht_69wt_1043 The one listed is boxed so fairly expensive, but I know the selle...
by Rem8&81
Mon May 06, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics posted*
Replies: 28
Views: 7774

Re: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics pos

Hello mattitude and the rest of the gang on the site, it has been far too long since I was last commenting on a posting on the site. Cam did email and asked me to take a look at this thread and rifle to provide an opinion. I appreciate the vote of confidence, but as I review the pictures and commen...
by Rem8&81
Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Remington Model 14 help please
Replies: 5
Views: 4059

Re: Remington Model 14 help please

It does look like your rifle is a factory carbine and a nice old gun. However, I don't like to contradict another poster, but I'm pretty confident your rifle is not a "C" grade. Most 14R's (carbines) had straight stocks, while most 14 A's(standard rifle) had the semi pistol grip stocks. The wood on...
by Rem8&81
Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Seial number question
Replies: 3
Views: 2172

Re: Seial number question

It sounds like in the other posting that you verified it is a much earlier number. They can get tougher to read as the eyes start to go. Ejoy your rifle!
by Rem8&81
Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Seial number question
Replies: 3
Views: 2172

Re: Seial number question

I'm going to guess the rifle is actually a model 8 rather than an 81. Probably worth a closer look to varify.
by Rem8&81
Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington Model 14 1/2 -A ...Would love some help here.
Replies: 6
Views: 4416

Re: Remington Model 14 1/2 -A ...Would love some help here.

You do have a nice rifle. I collect these as well, but would not consider myself an all-knowing expert. However, while I agree with wildgoose about the thumbnail safety, I believe there is a mix-up regarding the "A". I believe the "A" is refering to it being a standard "A" grade rifle, whereas a ri...
by Rem8&81
Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Wanted a standard style peep sight for my 81(Found one)
Replies: 4
Views: 2368

Re: Wanted a standard style peep sight for my 81

Pitchy, There is a fairly affordable Lyman listed on eBay currently. http://www.ebay.com/itm/160899359018?ss ... 1436.l2649
He also has two new in the box ones for the guy who collects and probably doesn't wish to actually place on a shooter's rifle. Good Luck
by Rem8&81
Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Need Model 8 Op. Handle
Replies: 4
Views: 2013

Re: Need Model 8 Op. Handle

Sarge, Contact my brother Brian, I believe he can provide you with a complete charging handle and possibly a clip or two. winwinoptions@yahoo.com
by Rem8&81
Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: A few on GB
Replies: 0
Views: 1160

A few on GB

I was on GB earlier today and noticed my brother Brian has started to list a few of several 8 and 81 rifles he is thinning from his collection. Some unique guns. Here is one link to get you to one of his listings and then click on his other auctions. http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?I...
by Rem8&81
Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FBI 81 on GB
Replies: 7
Views: 3005

Re: FBI 81 on GB

Cam is correct, that was an original and correct FBI case. Also of note are the seven slots in the case which are meant to hold the FBI preloaded stripperclips. These cases are extremely rare, In 30 plus years of collecting, my father and I have only come across one other than this one which recent...
by Rem8&81
Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 35 Rem range report
Replies: 26
Views: 7941

Re: 35 Rem range report

You may feel some of those groups were terrible, but whatever game you were shooting at would have been laying in the dirt. That's really the point, although I understand the desire to find the most accurate combination and to hit the bullseye every time. Good shootin.
by Rem8&81
Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: want to buy a fore end nut
Replies: 6
Views: 2408

Re: want to buy a fore end nut

Forty Rod, If I am reading your post correctly, you are wanting to replace the forearm screw with a wider one to accommodate a wider sling. If this is correct, please let me caution you. First, the factory forearm screw was never intended to accommodate a sling, although it may look like it and oth...
by Rem8&81
Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: New M81-B, Pre-war
Replies: 31
Views: 10690

Re: New M81-B, Pre-war

DWalt, Some of the Lyman tang sights had an aperture with a little lever on them which allowed them to be folded down to change the size. Some had simply fixed holes with no folding apertures, while other Lyman/Marbles tangs had threaded apertures which allowed the user to select from a variety of ...
by Rem8&81
Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New Member: Rem Model 8 issues?
Replies: 8
Views: 3215

Re: New Member: Rem Model 8 issues?

Wow Sarge, that's a great series of photos! I don't know if all that detail gives me the confidence to fully strip one down or rather confirms my fears and the complexity. Thanks for sharing.
by Rem8&81
Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: The Model 81 in 25REM.
Replies: 17
Views: 5766

Re: The Model 81 in 25REM.

Jack did find a rare bird and what’s even cooler is the #25 serial number on a legit factory .25 caliber 81. I think Jack explained the situation correctly about the rarity and limited production of the 81 as I understand it and based on what can be pieced together from limited factory documents we...
by Rem8&81
Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: New M81-B, Pre-war
Replies: 31
Views: 10690

Re: New M81-B, Pre-war

Thanks Cam for taking the time to post a few of the pictures. I hope this helps. Also, refer to Cam's posting on the home page about the different 8 and 81 grades. Much of the article is based on the wood variations and upgrades. It has several good photos of high grade 8's and 81's showing these c...
by Rem8&81
Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Odd rear sight
Replies: 3
Views: 1673

Re: Odd rear sight

Wow, and some people refer to our beloved springpoles as clunky, this sight is the epitome of chunky, clunky and ugly. I have to hand it to the guy, he obviously had more time, resources, tools and mechanical smarts, than money and common sense. Back in the day Marbles and Lyman sights were fairly ...
by Rem8&81
Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: David Williams & The Original Model 8 Carbine
Replies: 8
Views: 8225

Re: David Williams & The Original Model 8 Carbine

Having a limited comprehension of how the model 8 actually functions, I am really confused how the modified carbine actually works as a semi-automatic. However it looks cool.
by Rem8&81
Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for Sights
Replies: 1
Views: 1294

Re: Looking for Sights

Jack, My father and I have purchased numerous sights from Garry over the years. You are correct in that he often has or can get the good stuff. Like many business owners who have been doing it for many years, Garry has developed both referral sources and product resources. Most guys who attend the ...
by Rem8&81
Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: New M81-B, Pre-war
Replies: 31
Views: 10690

Re: New M81-B, Pre-war

DWalt, The cheeks they are referring to the 81 B's not having are cheeks similar to the cheeks found on the wrist of the rifle where it butts up to the receiver, like on the early model 8's or higher grade rifles. Your rifle does not have these cheeks. It is fairly uncommon for a 81 B to have them ...
by Rem8&81
Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Hunting With the M81
Replies: 11
Views: 3834

Re: Hunting With the M81

Guys, I'm not a ballistics expert, as a matter of fact I rarely know what most of you are talking about when you start in on that subject, but I have had some experience hunting with our beloved rifles. We hunt deer and elk with our 8’s and 81’s out here in Oregon. My father shoots a well worn 1906...
by Rem8&81
Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: New M81-B, Pre-war
Replies: 31
Views: 10690

Re: New M81-B, Pre-war

DWalt, I forgot to mention the finish on these rifles since there was some talk about refinishing. The original finish on most 81's was actually a new finish to the 81's replacing the finish used on the 8's at the time of transition. While most 8's had a finish that was similar to the results achie...
by Rem8&81
Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: New M81-B, Pre-war
Replies: 31
Views: 10690

Re: New M81-B, Pre-war

DWalt, Congratulations on your purchase, it's always nice to pick up an 8 or 81 in the higher grades, especially when they are still in good condition. I think Jack and Cam have already provided great information, but I will try and add a couple of things to the conversation. 81 B's or C's are both...
by Rem8&81
Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Spanner Wrench
Replies: 10
Views: 4309

Re: Spanner Wrench

Contact Bob on his GB listings, I'm sure he has several more of those spanner wrenches and has other handy tools listed.
by Rem8&81
Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Model 81 POLICE -- FEDERAL PRISON RIFLE
Replies: 1
Views: 1372

Re: Model 81 POLICE -- FEDERAL PRISON RIFLE

top39,
Contact me, I may be able to provide you with a .30 cal or I may be interested in purchasing your case of ammo. corey@bestcpas.com or 503-999-3451 cell
by Rem8&81
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Remington Model 14 1/2
Replies: 8
Views: 6493

Re: Remington Model 14 1/2

mr mike has shared some good info, but a slight correction is warrented. The 14 1/2 was not a later upgrade of the 14, they were offered at the same time. The difference being that the 14 was offered in the same calibers as the model 8, while the 14 1/2 shot 44-40 or 38-40 calibers. Great guns whic...
by Rem8&81
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: How many mistakes can we find?
Replies: 2
Views: 1550

Re: How many mistakes can we find?

Someone please post a picture of this gun in the Ugly Duckling/ Bubba Joe Special photo portion of the site. The issues were so numerous with this rifle it would be easier to list the few positives. It does have an original rear sight, an original buttplate and the "bonus", a 30-30 stamped barrel. ...
by Rem8&81
Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: M81 Recoil pad
Replies: 8
Views: 3426

Re: M81 Recoil pad

oscarflytyer, I am probably one of the biggest sticklers for maintaining a gun's originality, but I have to agree with you and the others on this one. By all means, put a kickpad on it. Besides the fact that you should do what you want when you own it, the gun will be more valuable to you and more ...
by Rem8&81
Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: 25Rem Model 8 - GB# 300422527
Replies: 4
Views: 2497

Re: 25Rem Model 8 - GB# 300422527

Thanks for sharing those photos Cam. I believe those photos are from a few years ago when the rifle was offered by the same seller as factory original and flat new. It was actually supposed to be a special order factory high gloss finish. Obviously the seller was somewhat unaware of the fact that i...
by Rem8&81
Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:35 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: .25 caliber model 8 on GB
Replies: 0
Views: 1097

.25 caliber model 8 on GB

Under-priced, no reserve .25 caliber on GB (currently at $375). Lister says it has a couple of stock issues, but it looks original and unmolested otherwise. Pictures are not so great. One of you with wood talents could do some proper restoring on a decent rifle. http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...
by Rem8&81
Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Vintage Ammo Boxes
Replies: 1
Views: 1514

Vintage Ammo Boxes

There are some good examples for sale of fairly rare vintage ammo to accompany your Remington model 8 or 81. Seller has several boxes listed in the vaious calibers boxes from Remington, Winchester and Peter. Here is a couple of nice .25 caliber boxes, http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?I...
by Rem8&81
Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: M8 on Gun Broker
Replies: 8
Views: 2971

Re: M8 on Gun Broker

The rifle looks fairly nice, but my guess would be that it is a reblue. The rear sight is obviously a replacement and not correct vintage. It looks similar to the sights on modern Remington pumps and autoloaders like the 742, 760, 7600, etc., but I don't think it is. I hate to challenge Clint, but ...
by Rem8&81
Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: bubbas fn
Replies: 2
Views: 2503

Re: bubbas fn

Other than Bubba's fix on the bolt handle, the 10 yard view of the gun looks pretty good. One of Jack's handle domes will make it look right. Good luck on finding correct FN sling swivels. In thirty years of collecting we have never found a stash of any FN parts. Not even a single bolt handle, piec...
by Rem8&81
Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: GB early 8 32Rem
Replies: 2
Views: 1393

Re: GB early 8 32Rem

I love rifles like this one. While my father, brother and I are collectors of condition, having engraved, rare and FN examples, we hunt with and shoot rifles just like this one; honest and well used. The metal buttplate is great and good sights. I hate slings swivels on collector rifles, but on a w...
by Rem8&81
Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Highest M8 Serial #?
Replies: 41
Views: 22395

Re: Highest M8 Serial #?

Jack, As you have discovered well in your quest to have a rifle for each year of manufacture, serial numbers and barrel date codes don't always match for years of production. It is not uncommon to find a serial number supposedly from one year while the stamped date code might be from the prior or y...
by Rem8&81
Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Another FN to the Stable
Replies: 10
Views: 5621

Re: Another FN to the Stable

Jack, Another nice FN with lots of blue and a nice stock. The no rib rifles are certainly fewer and farther between. I think the ribs are one of the great things about the FN's, but the no ribbed are rarer. I have seen a few rifles with similar alterations or chunks missing from the forearms, both ...
by Rem8&81
Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Rem 81 on gunbroker-30 cal.
Replies: 4
Views: 1966

Re: Rem 81 on gunbroker-30 cal.

I think you found a nice early 81. I'm sure DWalt was looking at the other one listed and he is right about all the issues, not much collectible about that one. However, the one you pointed out looks good if it is all original. It is difficult to tell in the dark photos, but if I had to gamble, I w...
by Rem8&81
Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: water buffalo with a 8?
Replies: 11
Views: 3725

Re: water buffalo with a 8?

Pack, Is this going to be an African buffalo or Cape Buffalo? Are you going over to Africa or is this a Texas hunt? If you're shooting the baby in the picture while grazing on the ranch, I'd shoot either the 35 or the 300 without too much worry. We've shot some big elk with our 8's and 81's and I w...
by Rem8&81
Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Conversion Time Again
Replies: 12
Views: 5254

Re: Conversion Time Again

Nice project, nice result Jack! Bob does nice work on the forearms as well. It should be a smooth shooting old girl. Keep us posted on how it functions.
by Rem8&81
Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Wood Spacer
Replies: 24
Views: 10470

Re: Wood Spacer

Jack, I wish I could tell you that your wooden spacer was indeed a factory spacer found only in rare very early 25-35 rifles, but I can't. There is absolutely no way that gun left the factory with that chunk of wood as a factory specified part. I am in Ilion NY currently at the Remington factory in ...
by Rem8&81
Tue May 22, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Colorado Gun Show
Replies: 4
Views: 2076

Re: Colorado Gun Show

Yes, that is the link to their show. It has about 1500 tables, probably more as they added some last minute. It is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday. Setup for table holders starts Thursday afternoon around 3pm and Friday is for further setup and dealer day. I believe VIP passes were sold fo...