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by ranman
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Serial number 20
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Serial number 20

I like the stamped letters of the serial number on the rear stock, I have never seen that before. Great early model 81 congrats
Edit: should have wrote front stock...not enough coffee :D
by ranman
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Rear sight - marked or not?
Replies: 11
Views: 139

Re: Rear sight - marked or not?

The Great Remington 8 book by John Henwood suggests all 4,913 FNs may have been made prior to the outbreak of World War 1 in 1914. The book also reads the Model 1900 was dropped from FN catalogs in 1929. That’s about as close as you can get for manufacturing dates.
by ranman
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Everyone out to pasture?
Replies: 21
Views: 240

Re: Everyone out to pasture?

Life gets in the way a lot but this is still a great forum . Lots of great information here but very few have 8s and even fewer FNs. Maybe not enough of the new generation using these old springpoles.
by ranman
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Rear sight - marked or not?
Replies: 11
Views: 139

Re: Rear sight - marked or not?

FC7BD86D-CDA4-43E9-8761-D4EBBBD0CC95.jpeg . This is an FN rear sight( round barrel) and the serial number should match the rifle . Usually the whole serial number is present, but I have viewed them with only the last two digits stamped. The elevator is marked on one side only and usually has only t...
by ranman
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Rear sight - marked or not?
Replies: 11
Views: 139

Re: Rear sight - marked or not?

Cam is correct, Browning rear sights have the rifle serial number stamped on the underside. The elevator is also stamped with the last two digits only.
by ranman
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: The 566-example
Replies: 7
Views: 599

Re: The 566-example

The barrel jacket is one of the few parts on an FN that have no markings or inspection stamps.This is likely original to the receiver as condition appears to match . FN and Remington sights may be swapped on round barrel models with no alterations to the gun. Very nice FN you have in you collection.
by ranman
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Address on FN receiver
Replies: 6
Views: 4343

Re: Address on FN receiver

That is just amazing! Can’t wait to see the finished product.
by ranman
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Broken bolt carrier
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Broken bolt carrier

I would think the bolt needs to be checked for cracks before firing. This is significant problem and for safety's sake should not be used. Replace the bolt and have this one looked at . LPI ( liquid penetrate inspection) can be done at some machine shops at a reasonable price . This process will ide...
by ranman
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Scoped 8
Replies: 5
Views: 2229

Re: Scoped 8

The serial number 378xx dates to 1916 according to the book . I am looking forward to see how much the scope will improve my shooting off a bag.
by ranman
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Scoped 8
Replies: 5
Views: 2229

Re: Scoped 8

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I picked up a couple new old stock mounts a few years ago and have been patiently waiting for the right model 8 to appear. Adds a bit of weight but It is a good trade off.
by ranman
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Scoped 8
Replies: 5
Views: 2229

Scoped 8

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This one is 30 rem and was already drilled for the scope. At first glance it looks like an 81 but it’s not. Someone has installed an 81 stock on this 8 and did it well. The only down side is the bottom tang is too long but it works .
by ranman
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Alabama 2019-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 2310

Re: Alabama 2019-2020

Looks like you had a great deer hunt, and very nice buck !
by ranman
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 sight brochure
Replies: 2
Views: 1450

Re: Model 8 sight brochure

Only the price is listed, no information on making adjustments
by ranman
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from British Columbia
Replies: 9
Views: 3140

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: 2
Views: 1450

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: 22471

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: 4242

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: 2778

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: 2523

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: 7204

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: 4398

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: 18177

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: 5457

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: 26725

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: 5545

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: 6619

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: 6619

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: 6619

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: 3494

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: 7197

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: 8184

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: 8067

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: 6330

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: 7450

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: 4224

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: 4224

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: 8067

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: 7450

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: 3260

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: 8067

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: 3137

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: 3397

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: 3173

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: 3640

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: 3640

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: 3640

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: 3032

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: 3640

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: 3032

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: 5902

Re: POE Heaven

Fantastic collection of Police rifles.