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by Blastattack
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 3d printed stripper clips
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: 3d printed stripper clips

The NATO chargers seem to work well for both .35 and .300. I slightly squished some of mine in a vise to narrow them a bit to better fit the slot in my .35 rifle. I'm told K98 chargers work very well.
by Blastattack
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Rear sight mount missing
Replies: 3
Views: 3116

Re: Rear sight mount missing

It's a small bar with the 2 threaded holes that fits the holes in the bbl sleeve. Got one , $20 + shipping if you please. carlsandage@yahoo.com My forum inbox stays full so I prefer email OK? I'll likely make one, but OP might want it. Can you take a picture of it and post it here? I just want to s...
by Blastattack
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Rear sight mount missing
Replies: 3
Views: 3116

Re: Rear sight mount missing

Bumpity bump. What does this piece actually even look like? Someone buggered the one on my rifle, and it seems to be a single piece.
by Blastattack
Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Lyman and Marbles Tang Sight on Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 1205

Lyman and Marbles Tang Sight on Ebay

Marbles: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-MarblesTang-Peep-Sight-Remington-Model-8-or-8l-Marble-Redfield-King-Lyman-/160898308167?pt=Vintage_Hunting&hash=item2576495847 Lyman: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lyman-Tang-Peep-Sight-Remington-Model-8-81-Rifles-Like-Marbles-King-Williams-/160905010791?pt=LH_DefaultD...
by Blastattack
Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Remington Model 8. ser# 158
Replies: 11
Views: 4823

Re: Remington Model 8. ser# 158

Blastattack, did you happen to notice if this rifle had the caliber engraved on top of the barrel jacket extension? There was a discussion recently here on this forum about another very early m-8 that had no caliber marking at all.Just my curiosity at work here. I always thought that they were all ...
by Blastattack
Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Remington Model 8. ser# 158
Replies: 11
Views: 4823

Re: Remington Model 8. ser# 158

81police wrote:That was a steal Blastattack
I feel silly for not buying it. I should have snapped it up, but oh well.
by Blastattack
Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Remington Model 8. ser# 158
Replies: 11
Views: 4823

Re: Remington Model 8. ser# 158

And the last 2. Enjoy!
by Blastattack
Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Remington Model 8. ser# 158
Replies: 11
Views: 4823

Re: Remington Model 8. ser# 158

Here are the first 3
by Blastattack
Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Remington Model 8. ser# 158
Replies: 11
Views: 4823

Re: Remington Model 8. ser# 158

I managed to snap a few with my iPhone. I can get them posted sometime tommorrow. I really should have bought it though... There was another one there to, 104xx range, .35 Remington, the guy wanted $475 for it. however it had a good dent in the barrel jacket and the receiver had this washed out brow...
by Blastattack
Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Remington Model 8. ser# 158
Replies: 11
Views: 4823

Re: Remington Model 8. ser# 158

Well someone snapped it up not long after I posted. If it was one of us, post pictures!
by Blastattack
Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Remington Model 8. ser# 158
Replies: 11
Views: 4823

Remington Model 8. ser# 158

At a gunshow here in Calgary AB. There is a nice Model 8 here, $295. No bluing left, whole gun is covered in a brown patina, appears te be in perfect mechanical function, bore is described as very good. .35 Remington caliber. First year production, ser# 158. If it doesn't sell you can call the guy a...
by Blastattack
Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Reloading lead bullits for the 30 Remington. Model 8
Replies: 19
Views: 7658

Re: Reloading lead bullits for the 30 Remington. Model 8

What would one of these barrels cost (for him to make)? :?: A rough blank will set you back $300 (CM/SS, up to a max of 32" finished length), contoured is ~$400. He usually charges $600 (all in, though no bluing) to re-barrel a Remington 700. I'm guessing that is would end up costing around $700, o...
by Blastattack
Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Reloading lead bullits for the 30 Remington. Model 8
Replies: 19
Views: 7658

Re: Reloading lead bullits for the 30 Remington. Model 8

Blastattack. Your friend makes barrels for the Model 8 Remington? :?: Not exactly. He makes barrels that excel at accurately launching cast bullets (and exceptionally accurate standard bullets) downrange into tiny holes. He did say that it would be fairly straightforward to change the barrel on a M...
by Blastattack
Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Reloading lead bullits for the 30 Remington. Model 8
Replies: 19
Views: 7658

Re: Reloading lead bullits for the 30 Remington. Model 8

Very interesting tests indeed. Getting cast bullets to shoot well is an art-form. A friend of mine makes barrels (and damn good ones at that) that handle cast bullets spectacularly well. On a good day, some of the best ASSRA (American/Alberta Single Shot Rifle Association) members can plot ten of th...
by Blastattack
Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Unusual Remington model 8
Replies: 6
Views: 3421

Re: Unusual Remington model 8

So, as stated before, the theory would be to replace the barrel nut with the suppressor. You would not be able to remove the suppressor without first removing the shroud retaining ring, unlike on the standard 8/81. Modifications required would be as follows: 1. Shorten barrel by length of suppressor...
by Blastattack
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Unusual Remington model 8
Replies: 6
Views: 3421

Re: Unusual Remington model 8

There is also the major question of what effect a suppressor, which is basically a hyper efficient muzzle brake that reduces sound, would have on the recoil action of the firearm. Being a long recoil, there could potentially be an issue with a lack of energy to adequately cycle the action.
by Blastattack
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Unusual Remington model 8
Replies: 6
Views: 3421

Re: Unusual Remington model 8

Well, here'as an insane idea: What about installing the suppressor inside the barrel shroud? Basically shorten the barrel to carbine length, somehow set the spring assembly back, and install the suppressor between the end of the barrel and the jacket nut. Externally, the rifle would appear stock, it...
by Blastattack
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Unusual Remington model 8
Replies: 6
Views: 3421

Unusual Remington model 8

I was browsing the web researching firearms, and came across this post on IMFDB in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor: Remington Model 8 The Remington Model 8, fitted with a scope and silencer in disassembled condition, can be seen in the weapon box of Alex O'Connell. http://www.imfdb.org/w/image...
by Blastattack
Thu May 31, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Parkerized steel clips for .35/.300 Sav?
Replies: 1
Views: 1930

Re: Parkerized steel clips for .35/.300 Sav?

They look like NATO .308 clips. I have close too 100 of them that are IVI (Canada) marked, of which only about 6 or 7 readily fit my .300 savage cases. The rest a very tight, though would likely loosen up with a little work.
by Blastattack
Sat May 26, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Birthday IMFUNCITY!
Replies: 7
Views: 3173

Re: Happy Birthday IMFUNCITY!

Happy Birthday! ... ... meanwhile, waiting for a check from Mark Z (of FB), figure by Friday he should be able to pay up. Not greedy, say 1% for the courtesy of loaning him my birthday for the last 28 years... what a rifle that would buy!!! :mrgreen: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/sciencenotficti...
by Blastattack
Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Remington Model 8 Safety Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 10522

Re: Remington Model 8 Safety Replacement

So an update for y'all, at long last. Received my NOS/Lighyl used parts from Circle B today. Got the safety fitted and functioning, which is great! Also, took some pics of the old safety. I copied the views that Big Al posted, so hopefully that gives some insight. Overal very pleased and the gun now...
by Blastattack
Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Model 8 owner
Replies: 9
Views: 3962

Re: New Model 8 owner

I would be cautious about reloading that old brass. I read a story somewhere where a guy fired and reloaded very old 25/30/32 Remington ammo and ended up destroying his gun. He used mild loads, but the believed cause of death was the mercuric primers weakening the brass and causing a complete casehe...
by Blastattack
Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Ryan from SFRC: Model 8 in 25 Remington (Canada)
Replies: 4
Views: 2378

Re: Ryan from SFRC: Model 8 in 25 Remington (Canada)

:D Glad to be of service! I was looking at buying it for myself, but i had just bought my first (1917 in .30 Rem) the week before and figured spending another $600-$700 (after shipping, cases, bullets, dies, powder etc) would not be good for my bank account. Glad a member here picked it up! And plea...
by Blastattack
Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Ryan from SFRC: Model 8 in 25 Remington (Canada)
Replies: 4
Views: 2378

Re: Ryan from SFRC: Model 8 in 25 Remington (Canada)

I see it's now sold. Did one of us get it?
by Blastattack
Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Remington Model 8 Safety Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 10522

Re: Remington Model 8 Safety Replacement

Very cool! Thank you for the inside look! Now perhaps this is because my safety is pooched, but when I engage the safety, I am able to move the trigger back and forth without releasing the hammer. However, once disengaged and the trigger is pulled, the hammer drops. Is the safety arm inside holding ...
by Blastattack
Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Remington Model 8 Safety Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 10522

Re: Remington Model 8 Safety Replacement

Big Al: Well, that makes it official. Someone really went to town on my rifle and that whole assembly desperately needs replacement. I can get some pictures up for you tomorrow afternoon/evening, and will detail the two parts from every angle. It's quite surprising how far off the two components are...
by Blastattack
Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Remington Model 8 Safety Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 10522

Re: Remington Model 8 Safety Replacement

I would agree with others, you should definitely replace the safety and the rocker on your rifle. I would guess the pin-hole punch marks on the outside of the safety lever were either from an attempt to tighten the lever (as indicated by sighthound ) or by unfamiliarity in proper disassembly. A tip...
by Blastattack
Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Newbie from Calgary Alberta
Replies: 16
Views: 4788

Re: Newbie from Calgary Alberta

I posted this on other thread also because it is a serious safety issue. This same malfunction had occured with a 8 I bought off GunBroker, no return sale, damage not disclosed, I did not pick up on how it could have happened, was not able to fix safety to my satisfaction, bought a new one and inst...
by Blastattack
Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Remington Model 8 Safety Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 10522

Re: Remington Model 8 Safety Replacement

It's definitely stuck on the shaft, and has not shifted since it was "repaired". One thing though, is the safety lever meant to be press fit into the locking arm? Is this normal, or should the two parts simply drop free of each-other when the driving/locking lugs on the safety barrel get to the diss...
by Blastattack
Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Remington Model 8 Safety Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 10522

Re: Remington Model 8 Safety Replacement

Wait... so the safety is not supposed to go down that far then? Is it supposed to look like this when off safe a ready to rock and roll? http://picturearchive.gunauction.com/672086/7250260/80dd6c48a0a4a217abb857cc853274ca.jpg Because when i put my safety to that position, she's still locked up. No t...
by Blastattack
Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Ryan from SFRC: Model 8 in 25 Remington (Canada)
Replies: 4
Views: 2378

Ryan from SFRC: Model 8 in 25 Remington (Canada)

Ryan from SFRC (Canada) has a Model 8 for sale, described as: (40) Remington Mod 8, 25 Rem, Stock has been refinished at one time. Monte Carlo Stock, $400 http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp149/ChemistCGN/Used%20Gun%20Sale/IMG_0856.jpg http://www.canadiangunnutz.com/forum/showthread.php?t=726198 P...
by Blastattack
Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Newbie from Calgary Alberta
Replies: 16
Views: 4788

Re: Newbie from Calgary Alberta

Detailed pics can be found here:

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by Blastattack
Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Remington Model 8 Safety Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 10522

Remington Model 8 Safety Replacement

Hello all! In my intro I posted that my safety wasn't locking up properly, and was given a suggestion for a fix. Upon further review of the rifle, it would appear that, at some point in it's life, the rifle discharged with the safety lever in the safe position. This impact quite severely peened the ...
by Blastattack
Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Newbie from Calgary Alberta
Replies: 16
Views: 4788

Re: Newbie from Calgary Alberta

Thanks for the BTT. I am just about to post something about this in the Maintenance section, showing some in depth pictures of the damage. It appears this rifle fired while the lever was in the safe position, and the bolt handle came back and damaged the lever. The topic/post will be up shortly, jus...
by Blastattack
Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Newbie from Calgary Alberta
Replies: 16
Views: 4788

Re: Newbie from Calgary Alberta

Thanks for all the love guys! JMB is one of my heroes, and a masterfully artistic mechanical genius. The guts of a Browning design raise firearms design into an artform, it's incredible! So far my collection consists of a 1952 FN Auto-5 (with a whopping five barrels :D) and am looking forward to acq...
by Blastattack
Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Newbie from Calgary Alberta
Replies: 16
Views: 4788

Newbie from Calgary Alberta

Hey all. My name is Keenan, and I have an addiction. An addiction to JMB and his incredible creations, that is! Just got my first Model 8, and I am super excited for her! She's a late 1917 Model 8-A in .30 Remington. Metal is in great shape, no pitting or rust, though the finish is mostly gone, and ...