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by The Goose
Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: MODEL 14 PROJECT FINISHED
Replies: 15
Views: 7921

Re: MODEL 14 PROJECT FINISHED

Now that is a beautiful rifle. Great work!
by The Goose
Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 foend project
Replies: 5
Views: 1725

Re: Model 8 foend project

Roger, Thanks for the input. Yeah, I do not actually know about the butt stock. The idea of it being an A5 was put forth by others on this forum. No matter. It is a beautiful rifle that someone cherished and invested in. I will have to think about the checkering. It would look nice.
by The Goose
Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 Range Report
Replies: 2
Views: 1629

Model 81 Range Report

My new, to me, Model 81 .35 won on Gunbroker. Finally got brass, bullets, dies etc and made it to the range. The load is 200 gr. Hornady RN over 33 grs. of IMR3031. I sighted in at 75 yards and got comfortable. Then moved the target out to 100 yards. The attached photo shows the results. The top two...
by The Goose
Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 foend project
Replies: 5
Views: 1725

Model 8 foend project

When I first joined this forum a few months back I posted a photo of a Model 8 that I had just picked up. It was pretty much determined that it jad been re-blued, the buttstock replaced with one from a Browning A5 and the bolt cover had been jeweled after market. About my third trip to the range the...
by The Goose
Wed May 23, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: GB M8 35Rem $26!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1018

Re: GB M8 35Rem $26!!

I threw a bid in on it. Lets see what happens. It would make a fun project.
by The Goose
Mon May 07, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: look what followed me home
Replies: 4
Views: 2061

Re: look what followed me home

Great find. I like it!
by The Goose
Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: A Very Nice Find
Replies: 10
Views: 3782

Re: A Very Nice Find

Very nice indeed!
by The Goose
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hi.
Replies: 5
Views: 1783

Re: Hi.

Welcome from an equally new guy
by The Goose
Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Getting the old gal to shoot
Replies: 6
Views: 1861

Re: Getting the old gal to shoot

Roger, Thanks for the info. Much appreciated!
by The Goose
Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Getting the old gal to shoot
Replies: 6
Views: 1861

Getting the old gal to shoot

I posted a little while back that I had acquired my first Model 8 in .32 Rem. It came with 6 loaded rounds and 40 pieces of brass. Of course I imediately ran to the range and blew off the 6 loaded rounds. The first 5 rounds were flawless and printed about 5" at 100 yards. The lone 6th round fired bu...
by The Goose
Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Oh man, I got it bad!
Replies: 5
Views: 2182

Oh man, I got it bad!

A month ago I stumbled across a Model 8 in .32 at a good price and I grabbed it. Now I have been bitten badly by the 8/81 bug. I just won the rifle below on Gunbroker/ Should have it in a week or so. The pictures are the sellers. I spoke to him on the phone and it was his father's who passed away re...
by The Goose
Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Cast Bullets?
Replies: 6
Views: 2114

Re: Cast Bullets?

Thanks for the input. Right now I am waiting on reloading dies to arrive and I have some jacketed bullets that I will load up first. I also have more brass on the way. Once I get this gun shooting I will start playing with cast bullets.
by The Goose
Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Cast Bullets?
Replies: 6
Views: 2114

Re: Cast Bullets?

Also for what it is worth I used to own a Winchester 1907 .351 self loader that shot cast boolits like a champ. Not the same rifle I know, but at least a similar category I think.
by The Goose
Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Cast Bullets?
Replies: 6
Views: 2114

Re: Cast Bullets?

The Lyman manual lists #321317 and #321297 with gas checks for the .32 Rem.. It only gives 2 powders, 2400 and Unique and mentions that Unique will not cycle the Model 8/81 although the Model 8 is listed as the test rifle. I wil be reloading the .32 Rem. and would like to hear any first hand experie...
by The Goose
Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Cast Bullets?
Replies: 6
Views: 2114

Cast Bullets?

So I just acquired a Model 8/81 (still to be determined) in .32 Rem. I am an avid boolit caster. Anyone here cast for these rifles? What has been your experience? Any recommendations?
by The Goose
Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New guy from MA needs help?
Replies: 9
Views: 3374

Re: New guy from MA needs help?

Ok, so here are a few close ups. All else aside I love this rifle. It may not be correct, but someone loved this rifle. To me it is a piece of history. It would be great to know how it arrived at today. What has it seen and experienced. Regardless, I will make this big dog bark again and it will liv...
by The Goose
Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New guy from MA needs help?
Replies: 9
Views: 3374

New guy from MA needs help?

Greetings all. One of my dream guns from childhood was the Remington Model 8 or 81. I always wanted one. Yesterday my dream came true. Although I am not completely sure what I have. I stopped by a local shop and they had a few guns that an elderly gentleman had brought in to sell. One was an 81A. Al...