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by Western
Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Remington Model 30S Express .25 Remington near mint for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1556

Re: Remington Model 30S Express .25 Remington near mint for sale

Very pretty.

What part of Remington did you work for? My uncle was a Duponter that worked with Remington when he was not working with plastics (the future apparently) and used to give my Dad the guns he got as job perks. Cute little oddities like this were his speciality.
by Western
Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Newbie from Calgary Alberta
Replies: 16
Views: 3522

Re: Newbie from Calgary Alberta

I like your rifle. I got to shoot the other day with three other Model 8 owners (along with the owner of several French automatic rifles, including one that works just like a Model 8) who live in town and made an interesting discovery. My friend with a 32 and original sights shot worst. My 35 with p...
by Western
Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: A couple of nice ones...
Replies: 2
Views: 1380

Re: A couple of nice ones...

I like the Model 14 - if only my wife did not go back to medical school. I wonder if they would trade a nice set of anatomy text books with some racy images of spleens and a rather saucy exploded view of a colon...
by Western
Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Teeth Nash: Auctions
Replies: 6
Views: 2049

Re: Teeth Nash: Auctions

My students did a research project on rigged bidding and found more auctions that do not fit normal models, with weapons that reappear for sale a week after they are sold. It is actually possible to write a program that detects and flags shill bidders and dealers that accept shill bids.
by Western
Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Teeth Nash: Auctions
Replies: 6
Views: 2049

Re: Teeth Nash: Auctions

Washington State just starting requiring sales tax on guns purchased over the internet from out of state, the only item purchased by mail / electronically so treated. The cost jacks the price by 8% and has turned otherwise reasonable auctions unreasonable for me lately. On the other hand, I just got...
by Western
Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: a question
Replies: 5
Views: 1974

Re: a question

I lucked out - bought a Model 8 with a 3xxx serial number, then found its original owning family (actually, they found me). Not much history in terms of famous people doing famous things, but a family history that ended up with the rifle in a pawn shop in Seattle where it sat for years unloved and u...
by Western
Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Teeth Nash: Auctions
Replies: 6
Views: 2049

Re: Teeth Nash: Auctions

I finally skipped that auction - not worth the hassle. The good news is I found my rifle elsewhere.
by Western
Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Gonna thin the herd ....
Replies: 19
Views: 5166

Re: Gonna thin the herd ....

There is a bunch of "billy the kid" pistols in Arizona, but I remember talking to a collector who pointed out that even if one existed, it would likely be a wrecked up and rusted Schofield. For some reasons when you see John Wesley Hardin's personal 44 being displayed at the world's largest ball of ...
by Western
Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Teeth Nash: Auctions
Replies: 6
Views: 2049

Teeth Nash: Auctions

The rifle of my dreams is on an auction site. I bid for it last week with a fair bid, and some sot come by with 16 minutes down and bids an impossibly huge amount for the gun. I am left eating his dust. The rifle comes back. The seller claims buyer backed out and paid expenses. I bid again, and agai...
by Western
Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: the outlaw josey whales
Replies: 8
Views: 2708

Re: the outlaw josey whales

I work routinely with armorers in film and video and I was curious about the piled up Springfield's in the "Outlaw Josie Wales." After a long inquiry I found someone who probably knows (although not the actual armorer), an extra, he says: "...they were made of rubber. Most of the guns in that movie ...
by Western
Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Gonna thin the herd ....
Replies: 19
Views: 5166

Re: Gonna thin the herd ....

I have been ghosting gun shows looking for the perfect DWM 1908 Brazil Mauser receiver to build a historically accurate rifle that my wife's G-Grandfather carried in WW1. I am happy I am not going to your gunshow because that assembly looks like 22 divorces waiting to happen, although I wish I could...
by Western
Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New guy from MA needs help?
Replies: 9
Views: 3597

Re: New guy from MA needs help?

It looks to have typical re-bluing indications. Like our previous example it is a fine job of bluing.
by Western
Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New revolver
Replies: 2
Views: 1633

Re: New revolver

I am interested in you also posting the CW holster that is sold with it.
by Western
Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:28 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Community Building Exercise
Replies: 5
Views: 1725

Re: Community Building Exercise

One can only hope America can return to its roots of national pride and all citizens will be proud responsible and Americans not some hyphenated subculture. As John Wayne was quoted, "Why should i have to press 1 for english?" Jerry I feel you sighthound. Recently I went to a political rally for a ...
by Western
Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: gunbroker penny bid model 8
Replies: 4
Views: 1577

Re: gunbroker penny bid model 8

The serial number is only 100 away from my own rifle. If the wife had a sense of humor I would compete for it.
by Western
Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Community Building Exercise
Replies: 5
Views: 1725

Community Building Exercise

I can say that, bar none, the Model 8 community is the most respectful, knowledgeable, and generally helpful groups I have ever come across. Although my Model 8 is my hobby, I have to as part of my research study how people communicate in online communities, and as a free-lance member of law enforce...
by Western
Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New Owner of Model 8 ...
Replies: 9
Views: 2964

Re: New Owner of Model 8 ...

Always have a gunsmith check older rifles. The pressures developed by the 35 rem is not all that great, but a stress crack or a mis-formed chamber could make the gun more dangerous to you than deer. After 9/11 my department was issued with hastily pulled M16A1s taken from the state armories. More th...
by Western
Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New Owner of Model 8 ...
Replies: 9
Views: 2964

Re: New Owner of Model 8 ...

I do work with historical display of firearms from time to time, and one of the signs of a reblue I was taught to look for was blue that was lighter where you expect it to be darker. Most weapons have darker blue at mating points, such as where the barrel meets the receiver, where you do not expect ...
by Western
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: 8 in 300Sav?
Replies: 5
Views: 1719

Re: 8 in 300Sav?

Imfuncity - tell your wife / significant other / significant pets / bank manager that I have given you specific permission to purchase this odd model 8. Reserve Sarge's solution for something more extreme, like trying to purchase Capodimonte porcelain on Home Shopping Network.
by Western
Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Rem 14, .32Rem
Replies: 18
Views: 4298

Re: Rem 14, .32Rem

I sent him the following message:

Can you provide pictures and details on each of the six model 14s you have for sale. A group photo would be excellent for comparison purposes, but also it would be nice to know the serial range for each weapon.
by Western
Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Rem 14, .32Rem
Replies: 18
Views: 4298

Re: Rem 14, .32Rem

A gentleman is offering 6 Model 14s for sale on Gunbroker, sans pictures, buyout only, all in 30 cal. Limited details on the arms.
by Western
Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:48 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Rem 14, .32Rem
Replies: 18
Views: 4298

Re: Rem 14, .32Rem

Before I became a professor and took a 70% cut in pay, I used to buy and sell guns (many I wish I still had). I owned an M1 whose serial number I tracked down to a 1/7 Marines issued on Guadalcanal (thanks to the NARA archives), and a Mod 37 from the same unit it Vietnam. Now, I have been forced to ...
by Western
Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Rem 14, .32Rem
Replies: 18
Views: 4298

Re: Rem 14, .32Rem

To back this up - there is a Model 8 rusted out and sadly abused on Gunbroker for 600. Considering my pristine model 8-C1907 was 50 dollars at a pawn shop, that is huge. A rusted model 8 would be worth around 100 to me. It would be a nice project gun. If the barrel is shot out it could be relined, a...
by Western
Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PHOTOS OF ALL GREAT MODEL 8 MEMBERS
Replies: 26
Views: 10109

Re: PHOTOS OF ALL GREAT MODEL 8 MEMBERS

As a photographer I never seem to have pictures taken of me. I found a very few other pictures of me and it seems like I never have a rifle in my hand, only a camera.


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by Western
Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PHOTOS OF ALL GREAT MODEL 8 MEMBERS
Replies: 26
Views: 10109

Re: PHOTOS OF ALL GREAT MODEL 8 MEMBERS

Me http://www.virdea.net/me.jpg And to head off the jokes - yes I look around 20 years old - I was being carded until I was 38 and when I was in uniform people thought I was going to a costume party. By the way, I am the one in the USDOJ jacket (my alma mater) not the young student working with me.
by Western
Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Great Model 8: A Documentary
Replies: 3
Views: 1558

Re: The Great Model 8: A Documentary

Hey Western, That sounds like a lot of work and a significant economic commitment. I am not a historian on the Remington's but I know there are readers and members who could contribute. I am a collector and have my stories, some which appear on this site. I just happen to like these rifles and find...
by Western
Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Great Model 8: A Documentary
Replies: 3
Views: 1558

The Great Model 8: A Documentary

It has recently come to my attention that there might be interest in a gonzo - low cost documentary on the Model 8 - one made by people who love this rifle, for people who love this rifle, about people who love this rifle and the rifle they choose to love :D . I wanted to open a topic to ask the que...
by Western
Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 on steriods!
Replies: 9
Views: 4441

Re: Model 81 on steriods!

I shot two documentaries in the 1980s in Northeast Georgia (the days before digital), Cleveland: Town of the Dolls and Unicoi Means New Way . Sadly, the Bush era was the great heyday for government documentary funding. I used to be able to get 20,000 bucks to shoot a movie or produce a documentary, ...
by Western
Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 on steriods!
Replies: 9
Views: 4441

Re: Model 81 on steriods!

Jack I am in Central Washington. There is a lot of hunting and outdoors fun in the Cascades, and if you come into town I will put together a scratch crew and we will videotape and photograph your weapons. Because of cost, it is cheaper to shoot in the summers. Then I will turn whatever I shoot into ...
by Western
Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 on steriods!
Replies: 9
Views: 4441

Re: Model 81 on steriods!

I wish someone would come to my neck of the woods with their fancy Model 8/81s. I would make a HD documentary on them.
by Western
Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 on steriods!
Replies: 9
Views: 4441

Re: Model 81 on steriods!

This reminds me of my secret desire. Years ago, before they were being imported, I owned a MAS49/56 in 7.5mm. This was about the nicest shooting autoloader I have ever had, until I bought my model 8. I always wanted to buy one and take it to a gunsmith to have it tuned and sporterized. Sadly when I ...
by Western
Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Armslist/Gunlistings heads up
Replies: 5
Views: 2541

Re: Armslist/Gunlistings heads up

I was a deputy for four years and I can say that most problems with firearms in the hands of felons comes from stolen weapons, not CR / dealer transfers. However, there was a certain minority of cases where show dealers (there was no Internet gun sales in those days, but I understand the problem is ...
by Western
Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Model 8 In The Movies
Replies: 6
Views: 2354

Re: Model 8 In The Movies

Imfuncity- I am not sure if there is a "right way", I just know the cartridge base down method is a design feature of a lot of magazine arms (the theory is that the cartridge is long , so holding it vertical gives you more grip with no need to have your fingers in front of the action for longer). I ...
by Western
Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Model 8 In The Movies
Replies: 6
Views: 2354

Re: Model 8 In The Movies

One thing interesting about the Model 8 videos on that sight is that the shooter uses a rather clumsy horizontal down and back loading motion. Many rifles made before WW2 with internal mags were designed to be loaded by taking a vertical cartridge primer side first and pushing in down. In these desi...
by Western
Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Model 8 In The Movies
Replies: 6
Views: 2354

Re: Model 8 In The Movies

Chris Peck was the Property Master for Public Enemies. He is a great Prop master for that type of movie because he is an armorer himself and a member of the American Entertainment Armories Association. In a movie that put than many period guns into the hands of that many actors, making sure your pro...
by Western
Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: What goes around comes around ( I guess)
Replies: 2
Views: 1346

Re: What goes around comes around ( I guess)

I was looking at it, but not at that price. Depending on the barrel springs I would go 100 for parts.

On the other side, you could strip the blue from the gun, weld up the excess of holes, and bakecoat the exposed metal some unusual color, and make something of the poor wrecked thing.
by Western
Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Source for .35 Remington Dummy Loads
Replies: 11
Views: 3068

Re: Source for .35 Remington Dummy Loads

The dummies are here and employed, and my wife will be dropping the wine by the postal master on Monday / Tuesday after dropping me at work, depending on her schedule.
by Western
Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Decoding Auctions
Replies: 0
Views: 1090

Decoding Auctions

What these terms mean: 1. Classic - We are charging twice what this thing is worth. 2. Truck Gun - This gun looks like it was cleaned in a drying machine with a pound of playground sand. 3. Winter Project - This shot out thing is missing parts and dangerous to boot. 4. Highly Collectable - Don't sho...
by Western
Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Parts gun? Or just needs TLC
Replies: 3
Views: 1561

Re: Parts gun? Or just needs TLC

This might be a good gun for refurb and gunsmithing. With the obviously ruined blue, it looses its "as is" historical value (at least until it ages another hundred years) so you could afford to strip it down, blue or durakote it, replace its original barrel it it needs it, and have a nice and unique...
by Western
Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Howdy from British Columbia
Replies: 10
Views: 2997

Re: Howdy from British Columbia

I have been photographing and scanning photos of a friends collection for his website, and my students routinely produce historical projects on firearms. The internet is a great place to share these gems.
by Western
Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Unusual .35 Rem Autoloader
Replies: 1
Views: 1350

Unusual .35 Rem Autoloader

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =267360394

Check out this .35 Remington autoloader for sale on Gunbroker.
by Western
Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Got my Rem 141, 35 Rem today....
Replies: 4
Views: 2230

Re: Got my Rem 141, 35 Rem today....

Before you fire it, post a picture man! What is more important, our curiosity or your fun?
by Western
Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Source for .35 Remington Dummy Loads
Replies: 11
Views: 3068

Re: Source for .35 Remington Dummy Loads

They sound perfect Sarge. If you put your return address on the package I will just send the wine back to the same address. Otherwise just e-mail me the address. As for the stripper, I will have to contact Remcity about them. I have gone through a stack of around 50 strippers, none really work. A 5x...
by Western
Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Source for .35 Remington Dummy Loads
Replies: 11
Views: 3068

Re: Source for .35 Remington Dummy Loads

Jack, nothing better than a fine wine.
by Western
Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Source for .35 Remington Dummy Loads
Replies: 11
Views: 3068

Re: Source for .35 Remington Dummy Loads

Thanks. Do your drink wine and would you like some obscure but very nice Washington State, New York, or French wine?
by Western
Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Source for .35 Remington Dummy Loads
Replies: 11
Views: 3068

Re: Source for .35 Remington Dummy Loads

I have run across one place that may help, ammo-one.com. I bought some obsolete ammo from them in the past but they cater mostly to the cartridge collector set. They deactivate ammo on request, but not sure what they charge to do it. They are a bit misinformed, as some collectors can be that don't ...
by Western
Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Senior Birthday Celebration
Replies: 6
Views: 2261

Re: Senior Birthday Celebration

87 is the new 45/ :)
by Western
Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:56 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Source for .35 Remington Dummy Loads
Replies: 11
Views: 3068

Source for .35 Remington Dummy Loads

Does anyone know of a source of .35 Remington dummy rounds? I need four rounds for a display.
by Western
Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Aquisition
Replies: 2
Views: 1405

Re: New Aquisition

In an era before the bigger is better movement, the 16 (or Sweet 16 as the Brownings were known) was considered the perfect self-defense and hunting gun. In Iowa. most kids would start with either a 16 or a 20 (my personal favorite) for their utility gun, given to them in their mid-teen, backing up ...
by Western
Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas from the Great Model 8!
Replies: 10
Views: 3193

Re: Merry Christmas from the Great Model 8!

My wife and I rescued for cats who were considered "unadoptable" (sic) as our mutual Christmas present, plus I put the model 8 under the tree. This has been a very frugal but very fun Christmas. Except, I have two books due at the publisher in three weeks and the kitties are trying to help me by typ...