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by model8man
Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Left handed model 8?
Replies: 4
Views: 2534

Left handed model 8?

Any of you guys ever heard of a left handed 8?

Ran into a guy the other day that swore his father in law had one. Guy's name was "Lefty".

I never heard of such a thing, but wasn't sure enough to challenge him.

Randy
by model8man
Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81A .30 with Case
Replies: 3
Views: 2065

Re: Model 81A .30 with Case

Nice grab Jack.

Randy
by model8man
Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Frank Hamer's Rifle
Replies: 5
Views: 3686

Re: Frank Hamer's Rifle

http://texashideout.tripod.com/bc.htm Guys: Go to this website and check it out. It is really cool. Click on "Barrow Guns" and scroll down to see the borrowed Remington model 8A 35 Remington that Prentis Oakley used to fire the first shot (and last as far as Clyde was concerned) of the "battle", (if...
by model8man
Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Gun Broker and similar sites
Replies: 4
Views: 2608

Re: Gun Broker and similar sites

On any reserve auction you have to watch for "straw bidders" or "pushers". Usually buddies of the seller who know what the "reserve price" is in advance. On most auction sights you can end the auction until the "reserve" is met. When you see the same 2 or 3 guys with 14 total bids on the same gun an...
by model8man
Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Reminton Model 8 25-35
Replies: 7
Views: 3502

Re: Reminton Model 8 25-35

Jack:

PM coming in.

Randy
by model8man
Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Reminton Model 8 25-35
Replies: 7
Views: 3502

Re: Reminton Model 8 25-35

These show up occasionally on the auction sites. It's not all that hard to find ammo as they shoot the regular old 25 Remington ammo. It's a lot harder to find the 25-35 stamped gun than ammo to shoot in it. There was a minty 25-35 Rem up on gun broker this summer with 250 rounds of vintage ammo. Gu...
by model8man
Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Forearm screw for model 8
Replies: 1
Views: 1486

Forearm screw for model 8

Does anybody have a forearm screw they would sell me?

Does anybody know where I might be able to find one?

Thanks.

Randy
by model8man
Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Price inflation!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1955

Re: Price inflation!!

I saw that one also and was actually going to take a swing at the thing.

I figured it might get up to $1000, but $2587? Unbelievable. I wonder if the seller actually got paid off? Sometimes people get crazy in the heat of the moment and reconsider their bids once they sober up.

Randy
by model8man
Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 Grade 6 (F) info please (with pics)
Replies: 8
Views: 4661

Re: Model 8 Grade 6 (F) info please (with pics)

What a beautiful gun. An unbelievable find.

Very envious.

Randy
by model8man
Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 1817

Re: Hello

Hey you want to sell that back sight? Just kiddin'...kind of. Great piece of Americana you got there. Imagine the stories it could tell if it could talk. Honestly if you need to or want to sell it, it would probably be most valuable parted out. I am restoring an old 35...see some part there I could ...
by model8man
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 Restoration
Replies: 2
Views: 2417

Re: Model 8 Restoration

Hey,

Thanks for the lead. I will check him out.

Anybody else have any suggestions?

Randy
by model8man
Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Another new guy
Replies: 4
Views: 2453

Re: Another new guy

Does anybody know someone that might be able to restore this gun for me? Thanks.

Randy
by model8man
Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 Restoration
Replies: 2
Views: 2417

Model 8 Restoration

Hello to all. I'm new to the forum and some of you may have seen the pictures of my model 8 that I posted in the new guy section. If not here she is. As you can see she's been around the block a couple of times. The gun has been in my family for 4 generations. It has no value the way it is other sen...
by model8man
Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: The Inventor
Replies: 3
Views: 2801

Re: The Inventor

John Browning killed more men with a slide rule, compass and pencil than any man in history.
by model8man
Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Bonnie and Clyde
Replies: 7
Views: 4157

Re: Bonnie and Clyde

Where is Prentiss Oakley? He is the man that reputedly fired the first round of the 'battle' from the staggering range of 25' (8 yards) straight through Clyde's brain with the model 8 35 Remington that he borrowed from a dentist friend of his. According to a lot of historical accounts I have read it...
by model8man
Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Safety latches
Replies: 2
Views: 1954

Safety latches

I'm a new guy so ya'all got to take it easy on me for a while and put up with lots of dumb questions. First question I have concerns the safety latches on these deals. Most of the ones I have seen are the type that have a pin on them and are pressed in. I've seen some 81's that are have a screw hold...
by model8man
Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Another new guy
Replies: 4
Views: 2453

Re: Another new guy

Yeah: It ain't much to look at and I know it ain't worth nothn', but I'm kind of attached to the thing for obvious reasons. Lookn' to expand my knowledge and collection of 8's. Been collecting Savage 99's for a while. These model 8's are way cool and a lot more reasonably priced. I could have bought...
by model8man
Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Another new guy
Replies: 4
Views: 2453

Re: Another new guy

This is a picture of my model 8. Serial #9490. 35 rem. Not much blueing left on it, but no rust or pitting anywhere. This is exactly the way it looked the day my grandfather gave it to me in 1979. Killed my first buck with it. A gigantic 8pt buck that dressed out at 190lbs. I don't know a whole lot ...
by model8man
Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Another new guy
Replies: 4
Views: 2453

Another new guy

What a great forum, can't believe I was able to find this. You guys were not easy to find! I knew there had to be some other guys out there that were into model 8's! I grew up in the Adirondack mountains of Northern New York. The most popular guns carried in the woods in those days were model 8's an...