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by ranman
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from British Columbia
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: Hello from British Columbia

Welcome, the model 8 you have should be a real head turner at the range. Enjoy using the great model 8!
by ranman
Thu May 30, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 sight brochure
Replies: 0
Views: 51

Model 8 sight brochure

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More information for the Model 8 sights. Note the "special" in the title . No date that I can find.
by ranman
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Back from the dead, I am!
Replies: 22
Views: 3094

Re: Back from the dead, I am!

Welcome back :D I bet all students miss you.
by ranman
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 8s & an 81 Group Photo
Replies: 8
Views: 997

Re: Model 8s & an 81 Group Photo

Great collection of auto loaders. Great blue and cheeks now those are fine examples of how things use to be made.
by ranman
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Another 8 in 30 Rem. Pictures Posted
Replies: 6
Views: 613

Re: Another 8 in 30 Rem. Pictures Posted

Very nice, looks like it has had a sheltered life. Bet it shoots good to !
by ranman
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Your Opinion Please!
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: Your Opinion Please!

Looks like a home made stock not sure if it’s pine but I would guess it’s not walnut. Pretty good job and it looks better to be shape than some I have come across. Butt plate is a keeper not to many style around. How about some pictures of the rest of the old 8. What is date of manufacture.
by ranman
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: My first 1900 .35
Replies: 17
Views: 2687

Re: My first 1900 .35

You will turn a lot of heads hunting with that beauty. Great piece of
Browning history and extremely hard to find in that shape. Very nice
by ranman
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Another restoration completed
Replies: 10
Views: 1300

Re: Another restoration completed

Fantastic job on the restoration,all by hand is definitely a labour of love.
by ranman
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 8063

Re: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!

That is an incredible collection. Please keep the pictures coming!
by ranman
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8C -35 Remington
Replies: 13
Views: 2076

Re: Model 8C -35 Remington

Sweet 8c :mrgreen: . I hope the rest of your "grand slam" are as nice .
by ranman
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Special Firearm
Replies: 50
Views: 14003

Re: Special Firearm

Spectacular to say the least! The "cheeks" and release on the front stock really add style. Moving the safety to the trigger guard also gives it a very modern look of a semi auto. Some one was ahead of the times in designing this work of art.
by ranman
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Old rifle still knocks them down!
Replies: 9
Views: 2262

Re: Old rifle still knocks them down!

Pretty cool to take the old 8s out and score with one. Great pic.
by ranman
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: SRC
Replies: 10
Views: 3026

Re: SRC

Everything except the blue was done by myself. I like looks of any SRC,so I added one for the "cool factor". The detachable magazine has a very positive release that is easily used with a gloved hand . No more fumbling when it minus twenty!
by ranman
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: SRC
Replies: 10
Views: 3026

Re: SRC

The blue is the only part I can't take credit for. Hours and hours of hand polishing to remove most of the deep pits. Don't know if I would do that part again, but never say never. My smith then gave it his best to make it look presentable.
by ranman
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: SRC
Replies: 10
Views: 3026

SRC

Last winters project for this fall hunt. Reblued a very rusty and severely pitted early rifle in 35 Rem. The bore had a very bad ring a few inches from the muzzle so it made a great project piece . The new stocks will be complete but not until after the deer hunt (about half done now ). Groups abou...
by ranman
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Savage 99 take-down/250 Savage questions...
Replies: 4
Views: 1829

Re: Savage 99 take-down/250 Savage questions...

the takedown Savage sounds like a great project gun. Soooo light and handy, excellent for dogging the bush. There are still very many in use up here in the deer camps. I think at that price you won't be disappointed .
by ranman
Wed May 02, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?
Replies: 12
Views: 3964

Re: Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?

Early rifles in that shape I would not hesitate to grab it. That's a beauty :mrgreen:
by ranman
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Reloading for the 1900 (35 Rem)
Replies: 16
Views: 4335

Re: Reloading for the 1900 (35 Rem)

Wow, and I thought we had it bad in Canada! Welcome to the forum kumpe.
by ranman
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Oh my, poor FN #2150 (pics added)
Replies: 13
Views: 4742

Re: Oh my, poor FN #2150 (pics added)

Canuck, that's looks so much better! With a little tlc that old spring pole will outlast most of us.
by ranman
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 c finally
Replies: 10
Views: 4163

Re: Model 8 c finally

Roger that is certainly a very outstanding 8! I did not think a model 8 in such great condition would survive the years. Very nice.
by ranman
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 peep sight issue
Replies: 13
Views: 4625

Re: Model 8 peep sight issue

Mart the last options would,be to change out the sight for another as sometimes the bottom contour differ or hand fit the base of the sight you have to mate with the receiver. I have done both these with good success.
by ranman
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: 30-30 rem
Replies: 7
Views: 3019

Re: 30-30 rem

Yes this is the same round , but renamed to avoid confusion with the 30-30 wcf rimmed .
by ranman
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: 30-30 rem
Replies: 7
Views: 3019

Re: 30-30 rem

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30-30 Remington for the model 8 not Winchester 1894, I bet there was some upset hunters back then.
by ranman
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Oh my, poor FN #2150 (pics added)
Replies: 13
Views: 4742

Re: Oh my, poor FN #2150 (pics added)

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Canuck, I had the same problem and used a Browning Auto 5 stock . Took me about two hours SLOWLY fitting it to my FN. These fit like a glove ! The round knob Auto 5 also fits with the only difference being the checkering . I use this one because the sissy pad is easier on my shoulder .
by ranman
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 peep sight issue
Replies: 13
Views: 4625

Re: Model 8 peep sight issue

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This is a Redfield tang sight and it has windage adjustment,perfect for those guns that are problematic. I have two that have these and I definitely would buy another.
by ranman
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 #2160
Replies: 3
Views: 1708

Re: FN 1900 #2160

That's a very nice FN. No extra holes and the original sight elevator. Good find!
by ranman
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Oh my, poor FN #2150 (pics added)
Replies: 13
Views: 4742

Re: Oh my, poor FN

Great project gun and well worth it just for the parts. You can't go wrong with that!
by ranman
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 #25
Replies: 3
Views: 2197

Re: Model 8 #25

Two digit serial number and in very good condition, it doesn't get much better!
by ranman
Wed May 31, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Had some surgery
Replies: 6
Views: 2430

Re: Had some surgery

Carl and Jack all the best in your speedy recoveries. It is always tough to go slow for recovery. Take care guys.
by ranman
Sat May 20, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: gunbroker. com
Replies: 6
Views: 2003

Re: gunbroker. com

I'm also having the same issue and hope this is not the new layout . I do not like to forage my way through a thousand items to view a select few. I suspect they are having issues that will be corrected.
by ranman
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Buttstock find
Replies: 6
Views: 2695

Re: Buttstock find

I am still searching for a first year model,never found even a beater. While I have not picked up any more FNs it would be neat to have one matching a model 8 serial number.
by ranman
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Buttstock find
Replies: 6
Views: 2695

Re: Buttstock find

The stock is a bit and dark and original.
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by ranman
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Buttstock find
Replies: 6
Views: 2695

Re: Buttstock find

Jack1653, the serial number is around 2900 and dates to second year production. This is my first model 8 with the early safety. I have been looking a very long time for the right one. A few pictures will follow.
by ranman
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Watson peep sight
Replies: 4
Views: 2180

Re: Watson peep sight

Yes the cheeks have been shaped to make them stand out. This is my beater fun gun that I shoot often. The receiver had a big dent on the top by the peep and has had a tough life but still works flawlessly. In calibre 25 and 32.
by ranman
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Buttstock find
Replies: 6
Views: 2695

Buttstock find

I aquired a new model 8 and was checking for matching number. Under the butplate I found an envelope dated 1933 full of wax covered wooden matches.It was addressed to a home on Vancouver Island, how cool is that. This is the third time I have found stuff, ammo or matches but never had a date on paper
by ranman
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Watson peep sight
Replies: 4
Views: 2180

Watson peep sight

I picked this odd sight up a few weeks ago. Have not seen this make before and there is not much information on the net. Anyone have one.
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by ranman
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: POE Heaven
Replies: 8
Views: 4393

Re: POE Heaven

Fantastic collection of Police rifles.
by ranman
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tulsa Trip--Jackitis Bad
Replies: 31
Views: 9266

Re: Tulsa Trip--Jackitis Bad

Jack , your latest acquisitions are amazing, such a variety of model 8s all I can say is wow. Of course I would like to see the FN in a few more pictures or maybe the D grade, the C maybe....oh oh overload :mrgreen:
by ranman
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 30-30 rem
Replies: 7
Views: 3019

Re: 30-30 rem

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30-30 Remington rounds first year or two production I think .
by ranman
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 30-30 rem
Replies: 7
Views: 3019

30-30 rem

Found five 30-30 Remington rounds in my stash this week . I happened to check the headstamps as I also shoot 32 and noticed it was stamped odd. I think these were only made the first year or two. Pictures will follow.
by ranman
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: new forum format
Replies: 9
Views: 4018

Re: new forum format

Bandersnatch, my I Pad seems to have the same problem with the new format. I will also try the pc.
by ranman
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Battlefield 1 video game
Replies: 4
Views: 2160

Re: Battlefield 1 video game

The model 8 in a video game,who would have thought! Now our secret is out and all the kids will want one. I had better get my jackitis top up.
by ranman
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: 81 Doublefeeding
Replies: 1
Views: 1149

Re: 81 Doublefeeding

Sounds like the magazine lips need to be reshaped . If they are to wide the rounds will not stop at the top of the magazine when firing. There is a "sweet spot" the lips must be shaped - front and back, differences are almost unnoticeable. The follower will push the cartridge to high and double feed...
by ranman
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 #55 ----- CUSTOM
Replies: 7
Views: 4201

Re: FN 1900 #55 ----- CUSTOM

The take down latch on the forearm is a great addition. Old world craftsmanship is the way all the fns were build but this one is a cut above. Great score Jack!
by ranman
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Addition To Member Family
Replies: 16
Views: 4619

Re: New Addition To Member Family

Congratulations poppa81 police.
by ranman
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Now. That's better.
Replies: 7
Views: 3300

Re: Now. That's better.

Awesome set !
by ranman
Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 on Gun Broker
Replies: 5
Views: 2773

Re: FN 1900 on Gun Broker

The length of pull looks to have been shortened and i think the butplate is to early for the serial number? Does anyone know the serial number the change of plates was made? This is only my speculation from a few pictures. A few issues but it is still an FN.
by ranman
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Proper Lubrication (for the Model 8/81)
Replies: 2
Views: 1643

Re: Proper Lubrication (for the Model 8/81)

I have use rig on the internal barrel components and only a drop of oil on the rails and trigger assembly. Like sarge stated wipe all excessive oil off as it will be a dirt magnet. Too much oil also will freeze up if in sub zero weather which is often deer season here. Most of the guns I have seen t...
by ranman
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Meanwhile, at the Gun Show...
Replies: 19
Views: 5916

Re: Meanwhile, at the Gun Show...

I like the scope set up,nice rig. Good find!
by ranman
Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: New addition
Replies: 10
Views: 5316

Re: New addition

I would like to see a video on this. I bet most would hold minute of pie plate at 100 yards.