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by JohnP
Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: My son's great grandfather's Model 8
Replies: 9
Views: 4331

Re: My son's great grandfather's Model 8

Interesting info on .25-35 cartridge here: http://www.armorypub.com/2001/4-01.htm

My barrel/breach is stamped as you see Model 8 at this site.......
by JohnP
Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: My son's great grandfather's Model 8
Replies: 9
Views: 4331

Re: My son's great grandfather's Model 8

re: .25-35, I'll have to check again , but my recollection is that the .25-35 cartridge, also rimless, was a discontinued predecessor to the later adopted .25 Rem and a subtlely but distinctly differenct cartridge, and that Model 8's chambered in .25-35 were rechambered for .25 Remington for no char...
by JohnP
Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: My son's great grandfather's Model 8
Replies: 9
Views: 4331

My son's great grandfather's Model 8

My son inherited his GGF's Model 8, SN# 24,XXX made ca. 1910-1912 in .25-35 Remington but converted (presumably by the factory) to .25 Remington. Breach is still marked .25-35 Rem. He also inherited 5 boxes of original .25 ammunition. I put five rounds thru it and it cycled fine and still makes roun...
by JohnP
Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB Main receiver screw
Replies: 0
Views: 1233

WTB Main receiver screw

This is the main screw in the rear of the receiver that secures the trigger assembly plate. For my Model 8. NLA from Numrich Arms. thx.
by JohnP
Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WANT TO BUY - barrel shroud/barrel for .25 Rem
Replies: 0
Views: 1309

WANT TO BUY - barrel shroud/barrel for .25 Rem

Have a family heirloom Model 8 serial # 24,XXXX (1910-11) in .25 Remington but barrel shroud is cracked. Need a replacement and interested in a barrel too. My barrel lis serviceable but pretty worn. Thx!
by JohnP
Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: cracked barrel shroud
Replies: 2
Views: 1480

cracked barrel shroud

Hello -I have noticed that the barrel shroud is cracked on the bottom along the flange that screws into the receiver. It had apparently cracked once before and was rather crudely welded but that has given way (talking decades ago). An amateur gunsmith nearby says it can be hard soldered versus welde...
by JohnP
Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: cracked barrel shroud
Replies: 1
Views: 1510

cracked barrel shroud

Hi. Recently refurbished a model 8 passed down to my son from his maternal great grandfather. Decades ago the barrel shroud cracked right at the juncture of the flange that attaches to the frame, and it was crudely brazed in place. Recently my son noticed that it has seperated again (not completely)...
by JohnP
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Model 8 owner
Replies: 9
Views: 3111

Re: New Model 8 owner

thx all this is all good info, especially the cautions on old brass. I do intend to shot this gun. I was impressed by the power of that 25 Remington. A nice round. I also have his Marlin 39 from the early 50s. Cleaned it up. replaced the missing front and rear sights and replaced the broken magazine...
by JohnP
Tue May 29, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Model 8 owner
Replies: 6
Views: 1932

Re: New Model 8 owner

Thanks guys. All great inputs. Will post some pics and progress on bringing this old Model 8 back to life. Thanks to the video available on this site, have begun to strip the receiver and I have never seen such gunk...hard as a rock after all these years and still the gun works. The old game warden ...
by JohnP
Mon May 28, 2012 6:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Model 8 owner
Replies: 6
Views: 1932

New Model 8 owner

We've inherited a Model 8 from my son's great grandfather with a straight grip serial # 24xxx. He was a game warden in Wyoming in the 20's and '30s. The Breach is marked .25-35 but it shoots .25 Rem, . He must have bought it used, as the SN appears to put the date of mfg around 1912. I have to say, ...
by JohnP
Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Model 8 owner
Replies: 9
Views: 3111

New Model 8 owner

Hello. I recently inherited a Model 8 from my Grandfather. Serial # 24XXX, which according to this site was manufactured in 1911. Stamped on the bolt is "25-35 Rem, but it takes Rem 25. Gun came with several old boxes of Ammo. Shot about 10 rounds at the range yesterdy and it fired great. It is in F...