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by Roger
Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: D Grade Model 8
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: D Grade Model 8

Hey Sarge, It’s great to hear from you about our fellow member,Minnesota Dan. I’ve had some in person meetings with him,and countless phone and text conversations with him. He is a true gentleman in every sense of the word. And obviously a good shot. I know from my own reloading and testing,that it’...
by Roger
Sat Sep 04, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Peep sights for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Peep sights for sale

Fellow members, I’ve got 2 peep sights for sale. Both are as new in their original boxes. I’ve owned these for 15 or more years. One is a Marbles R6 with the original instruction sheet. It is basically new. The other one is a Lyman A1 with the tissue paper but no instructions. It is almost new. Both...
by Roger
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Hamer special
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Hamer special

Thank you very much for the reply. From the many varied reports, It’s very difficult to know what really happened and what guns were used.But I’m sure that the high grade m8 probably wasn’t there. However, Dr. Henry Sheehy loaned his m8 to deputy Prentiss Oakley and was more than likely at the shoot...
by Roger
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Hamer special
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Hamer special

So what caliber was that particular Hamer rifle? I’ve heard and read different things over the years. It may have even been addressed in Henwoods book.
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: D Grade Model 8 FS
Replies: 6
Views: 788

Re: D Grade Model 8 FS

Hey guys, I’m sure glad that this D-grade is going to one of my friends,from another friend of mine. This nice piece can join forces with a few of my old pieces in Minnesota with Dan. They always seem to get new roommates. I tried to warn him, but he evidently,didn’t listen.Lol.
Congrats guys,
Roger
by Roger
Thu Jul 01, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Remington Hat
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Re: Remington Hat

Hey Sarge, Thanks for the heads up! It is a great looking hat. I see one coming in to my future!
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Sun Jun 27, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Swiss cheese anyone??
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Re: Swiss cheese anyone??

Hey fellas, I don’t reply to many posts anymore. But I feel compelled to do so with this one. I consider Dan and Jack to be my friends,and wouldn’t say or do anything to offend either of them. But, these guns we are discussing here, represent a bygone era of our country. This is why I started collec...
by Roger
Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:39 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member, Jeff
Replies: 8
Views: 1634

Re: New Member, Jeff

Sir, A fine welcome to you. I am also glad to see new members come on board here. I’ve been a collector of JMBrowning firearms since around 1983. The model 8@81 have a special place in my heart. I started out collecting Auto 5 s, so the connection is direct to the Model 8/81. Jack is correct about t...
by Roger
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Interesting SN on this model 8...
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: Interesting SN on this model 8...

This thing might still shoot ok. It appears to have been rode hard and put away wet. The restamped number is a red flag for me. Definitely not for me, although the 35 Remington barrel is probably worth something. The peep sight may be worth something also. Just the ramblings of a retired old man. Ro...
by Roger
Sat May 08, 2021 4:01 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Serial #10 on the chopping block
Replies: 12
Views: 2035

Re: Serial #10 on the chopping block

Hey guys, I also noticed the buttplate is rem/umc marked. Comepletely out of order. Either the plate or stock are replaced. Or something else is amiss here.
However,if it is truly number 10, then it is certainly a rare piece.
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Newbie Question
Replies: 3
Views: 993

Re: Newbie Question

Sir, The round knob model 8 is considered a highly desirable type of rifle ,to those of us who collect model 8/81s. This type of stock was designed after the Auto 5 shotgun and Fn1900 rifle. I don’t know if this was a JM Browning design or if it was created by someone at FN. It’s also possible thoug...
by Roger
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Head scratcher on Gunbroker
Replies: 5
Views: 1509

Re: Head scratcher on Gunbroker

Hey fellas,
I noticed this one too. I haven’t taken time to look at Henwoods book to see if he mentioned any special serial numbers. I’m sure that there are some members who know the answer to this one.
Roger
by Roger
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Round knob m8 in 35 Remington
Replies: 4
Views: 1258

Re: Round knob m8 in 35 Remington

I found the item number.896715049
Roger
by Roger
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Round knob m8 in 35 Remington
Replies: 4
Views: 1258

Round knob m8 in 35 Remington

Hey guys, I don’t know how many of you saw the Gunbroker auction for this rifle. It ended Wednesday I think. It looked pretty nice at first glance, and it may be fine once in hand. I looked at it on the first day and thought it looked a little too good.I’m always suspicious of any gun that is almost...
by Roger
Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 8 or 81? Including Pictures
Replies: 15
Views: 3361

Re: 8 or 81? Including Pictures

Sir, I’m on the gun auction sites every day. The 35 caliber is the most desirable caliber now days. The values are keeping up with the 25 calibers and even exceeding them. But,there appears to be no rime or reason for these auction sites. Ammunition availability appears to be driving this,but with t...
by Roger
Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: 30 REM ammo crate
Replies: 10
Views: 2755

Re: 30 REM ammo crate

Sorry to steal this thread, but I do also stay in touch with Jack. Miss Mitch too
Roger
by Roger
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: 30 REM ammo crate
Replies: 10
Views: 2755

Re: 30 REM ammo crate

Hey there Joe, I’m sure glad to see you back on the forum. I look at it most days, but don’t post anything much of the time. Good to hear from you again.
I have a lot of 30 Remington ammunition,factory and reloads. But I’d be suspicious about this listing
Roger
by Roger
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Dating a Model 11 Shotgun
Replies: 3
Views: 2385

Re: Dating a Model 11 Shotgun

Sir, I’m sure not a wartime production expert. But I’d suspect it’s because of wartime production over site.
Roger
by Roger
Sat Jan 30, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 2311

Re: Model 8 Advice

I have to agree. I’ve hunted deer in every caliber of M8s and M81s. The only time recoil was any problem for me, was testing hand loads at the bench in the rest of the year. When a deer is in your sights, running or standing,you don’t notice any recoil.
Roger
by Roger
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Oklahoma!
Replies: 8
Views: 2562

Re: Hello from Oklahoma!

Sir , the Tulsa gunshow was on my bucket list for 35 years. Finally two of my sons took me there on my birthday. It can’t really be described to someone. You just have to see it to believe it. I’ve gone to it 5 times since that first trip, and I go now every chance I get. Every gun person should go ...
by Roger
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Oklahoma!
Replies: 8
Views: 2562

Re: Hello from Oklahoma!

Sir, welcome aboard. I’m sure you will find most members here to be very friendly and helpful.It’s good to see that there are still some people who realize the historical significance of these rifles.
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member
Replies: 4
Views: 1532

Re: New Member

Sir, I’m sure that if you decide to sell your family’s heirloom, that some one here will be glad to buy it from you. My father passed away recently and I now have his guns, besides my grandfather’s guns too. These are precious heirlooms for my family. I am very lucky to have 3 sons and 3 grandchildr...
by Roger
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: 72 year old Model (81) followed me home
Replies: 7
Views: 2540

Re: 72 year old Model (81) followed me home

Hey Jack,I think it’s too late! Congrats on a great find. The 35 is definitely taking over as the king in M8/81s. If you need any advice about hunting or reloading this caliber,send me an email.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 1637

Re: 2021

Happy New Year to everyone!
I wish all of you a safe year ahead and a good solid case of “Jackitis”
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: ** Merry Model 8 Christmas 2020 **
Replies: 10
Views: 3347

Re: ** Merry Model 8 Christmas 2020 **

Well fellas, I can’t say that I’ll be sorry to see 2020 go. But there are always things to be thankful for, even in the toughest of times. I praise God every day and thank him for all of the blessings in my life. Having lost my Father only a few months ago, this Christmas season will be a tough one ...
by Roger
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New here from Southern Maryland
Replies: 5
Views: 1792

Re: New here from Southern Maryland

Welcome aboard, glad to see that people are still interested in the model 8/81s. I’ve been a hunter/shooter all my life. I’ve been collecting JMBrowning designed guns since 1983. The model 8 is one that has grown dear to me over the years. Members here are helpful and friendly. If you have questions...
by Roger
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: replacement Model 81 buttstock
Replies: 4
Views: 1714

Re: replacement Model 81 buttstock

Hey Carl,
I don’t have any contact information on you. My email address is on my signature box.Maybe we can work something out.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Recommended ammo for .35 Model 8
Replies: 5
Views: 2302

Re: Recommended ammo for .35 Model 8

Sir, I also have used the ftx bullets to reload for 35 Remington. Also used the Hornady factory ammunition. They all worked well in my m8/81s,several different ones. I’d definitely recommend it for deer hunting. It kills them right now.
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: .32 Remington with 110 grain bullet
Replies: 7
Views: 2504

Re: .32 Remington with 110 grain bullet

So maybe it was discontinued between 1927 and 1932. I’m sure coyote hunters loved that round. However it must not have sold very well.
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: .32 Remington with 110 grain bullet
Replies: 7
Views: 2504

Re: .32 Remington with 110 grain bullet

I’m sorry,but none of my books even list this 110 gr. Loading. The earliest book is 1932. So it may have been discontinued before that.
Roger
by Roger
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: replacement Model 81 buttstock
Replies: 4
Views: 1714

Re: replacement Model 81 buttstock

Hey Carl,
I have 2 that I will sell. I have a nice figured early one that’s not for sale now.
Mike has already spoken for the refinished one, but no money has been discussed. They both have buttplates that are probably numbered to the stock.
Send me your email
Roger
by Roger
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: replacement Model 81 buttstock
Replies: 4
Views: 1714

Re: replacement Model 81 buttstock

Hey Mike,
I’ve got some m81 stocks.I have not looked at them in a while. One is original for sure. One is refinished. I may have more. I’ll have to look.
Roger
by Roger
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Barrel jacket off center
Replies: 5
Views: 2055

Re: Barrel jacket off center

Sir, I’ll send an email.
Roger
by Roger
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: .32 Remington with 110 grain bullet
Replies: 7
Views: 2504

Re: .32 Remington with 110 grain bullet

I may have that info in one of my old books. I’ll try to find it for you.
Roger
by Roger
Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Barrel jacket off center
Replies: 5
Views: 2055

Re: Barrel jacket off center

Sir, What caliber is your rifle ? I may have a complete barrel and jacket assembly for 30 Remington. I think I also have some barrel jackets/jacket extensions. They might not have barrel addresses that match your serial number, but they would help you get it shooting. Let me know if I can help. Than...
by Roger
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Barrel jacket off center
Replies: 5
Views: 2055

Re: Barrel jacket off center

Sir, Be sure to look at the juncture between the barrel jacket extension and the barrel jacket. If it’s been repaired incorrectly, that may be your problem. Look for signs of welding/ braising, or soldering. This was sometimes done by people who didn’t know what else to do.
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member
Replies: 7
Views: 2633

Re: New Member

Hey fellas, I’ve been lucky enough to own a few 25 caliber Remington model 8s. They are really pleasant to shoot. Since my retirement, I’ve sold a couple to a fellow member here. But I still own 4, that are not for sale at this time. They’re a joy to own and shoot. They’ll become my three sons probl...
by Roger
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Model 8 .35 cal magazine spring
Replies: 1
Views: 1014

Re: Model 8 .35 cal magazine spring

I’ve purchased M8s with the mag spring installed backwards before. But I’ve never had one break before. There are always first times for everything though.
Usually they just fail to load/ eject correctly. You can look that tidbit up in Henwoods book.
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 Magazine Spring broke when rifle fired
Replies: 9
Views: 2299

Re: Model 8 Magazine Spring broke when rifle fired

Hey fellas, Ihavent posted anything for awhile. But I see some of my friends posting and I must reply. Always be careful of any ammunition that is marked differently than your gun is. That being said, many brass cases are re purposed into some other caliber. If you’re unable to get the correct 35 Re...
by Roger
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Retirement sale
Replies: 2
Views: 2708

Re: Retirement sale

Hey fellas, I’ve had some interest in my rifles. Actually have one 32 caliber round knob sold at this point. However I still would like to sell more pieces. I would really like to sell the whole group to one person. If any of you guys out there know of someone who might be interested,please give the...
by Roger
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Retirement sale
Replies: 2
Views: 2708

Re: Retirement sale

Hey fellow members,I also have quite a few boxes of ammunition for the model 8s and 81s. Factory and reloads both . All calibers .
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 peep sight questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2802

Re: Model 8 peep sight questions

Sir, It’s probably a red field. Watch eBay and gunbroker . They pop up from time to time. I’ve had several over the years. I don’t have any right now that I would sell.
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Retirement sale
Replies: 2
Views: 2708

Retirement sale

I’m retiring soon and would like to sell off some my model 8s and81s. I haven’t done anything yet ,but if some member is interested, I will definitely talk to them about it. My email address is raw4555@gmail.com. Feel free to email me if you’re interested. There are round knobs,flat knobs, straight ...
by Roger
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Krieger conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 4406

Re: Krieger conversion

I'll have a Krieger conversion model 8 for sale soon. It is a round knob, in 35 Remington. It's in better shape than most m8s that are it's age. I'm retiring soon, and will be selling quite a few 8s and 81s
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: My Dad, a Marine w/ 3 Purple Hearts...
Replies: 4
Views: 2986

Re: My Dad, a Marine w/ 3 Purple Hearts...

Hey,Cam,I sure hope to meet your father someday. He sure seems like a guy I would want to know . Can’t wait to see the rest.
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Trying to find rear sight
Replies: 2
Views: 1862

Re: Trying to find rear sight

Sir,
I have several tang peep sights for Rem.8s How much do you want to spend?
Please email your response. My email address is found below. Don’t send me a private message. I never look at it.
Thanks Roger
by Roger
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: W.T.B project/parts gun "MODEL 8\81"
Replies: 6
Views: 8042

Re: W.T.B project/parts gun "MODEL 8\81"

Sir, I have several hunting grade model 8s. Or at least one possible parts gun.
I also have many parts ,barrels and jackets,etc. Don’t respond by private message here, I never look at it. My email address is in the address box below my name.
Thanks,
Roger
by Roger
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: 1939 Remington Model 81 (35 Remington)
Replies: 8
Views: 6815

Re: 1939 Remington Model 81 (35 Remington)

Sir, You have an early 81 in what looks to be excellent condition. It’s always hard to tell from photos,but this one looks original to me. I have an early 81 in just about perfect condition also,except in 30 Remington. I would sell mine ,but not for any less than 1000.00$ In my humble opinion,you di...
by Roger
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member in North Texas
Replies: 4
Views: 2666

Re: New member in North Texas

Welcome aboard

Everyone here is friendly and helpful.If you need help just ask.
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Model 8 Christmas 2019!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 3992

Re: Merry Model 8 Christmas 2019!!!

Hey CAmeron, Thanks again for posting this new Christmas story picture. I laughed out loud when I saw it.. Merry Christmas to all you fellow members.
Thank you for your time,
Roger