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by uhjohnson
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 30-30 Rem
Replies: 1
Views: 378

30-30 Rem

What years were the M8 barrels marked 30-30 Rem before they were properly marked 30 Rem

Thanks
by uhjohnson
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: FP retainer pin removal
Replies: 1
Views: 305

Re: FP retainer pin removal

I figured it out, you have to be smarter than what your working with. I found the photos on the disassembly of the model 8 very helpful (https://www.flickr.com/photos/buster_charlie/sets/72157623271360342/page2) but i was a little confused when the author was showing the FP retainer pin being remove...
by uhjohnson
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: FP retainer pin removal
Replies: 1
Views: 305

FP retainer pin removal

I have removed the bolt catch and two cam pins to free the bolt and spring tension from the firing pin but i cannot get the retainer pin out to remove the FP. I have applied penetrating fluid, cleaned the crud from the top of the pin and came in from the bottom opposite side diagonally with a small ...
by uhjohnson
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 8D peerless not selling
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Re: 8D peerless not selling

I added these screen shots to keep this thread more tangible once the auction is discarded by GB
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by uhjohnson
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 8D peerless not selling
Replies: 4
Views: 783

8D peerless not selling

This is the second time on the block this month for this beaut, is there something wrong with it. To me it looks 100 percent original and is used but not abused and the price seems right

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/720714426
by uhjohnson
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Remington 81 "Special Police" FOR SALE!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1102

Re: Remington 81 "Special Police" FOR SALE!!

Is it back on for 8,000 from the new owner http://www.gunbroker.com/item/662269518
by uhjohnson
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Crazy price for a 14 1/2
Replies: 1
Views: 590

Crazy price for a 14 1/2

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I just had to have it and had the spare cash, she will join her .35 mod 14 sister, and .25-20 mod 25R carbine cousin :o

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/635146524
by uhjohnson
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Watson peep sight
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Re: Watson peep sight

Nice looking sight, the right side cheek looks a little high and pronounced as if it has been glued on after a heavy sanding
by uhjohnson
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FN 1900
Replies: 16
Views: 2888

Re: FN 1900

Why would a gun sell for that high of a price if it is a custom not done by FN and is there any way to find out if in fact FN did not do the work
by uhjohnson
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FN 1900
Replies: 16
Views: 2888

Re: FN 1900

here is a permanent picture to follow this thread
by uhjohnson
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FN 1900
Replies: 16
Views: 2888

Re: FN 1900

Not knowing anything about the FN, is it all factory original and is it too much to pay for one, however jack1653 hung in until 5,000.00 so it must not be too high
by uhjohnson
Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Split washer in barrel assembly
Replies: 3
Views: 1141

Split washer in barrel assembly

I just disassembled my 30 rem barrel assembly to a recent purchase because the barrel appeared not to extend past the barrel nut enough and to make sure everything was there. Everything was there, well lubed, including a split washer that is not supposed to be there, I left it out upon reassembly. W...
by uhjohnson
Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Another POE - Nassau County?
Replies: 12
Views: 3129

Another POE - Nassau County?

Why does the receiver police department lettering look so sloppy

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/570467006
by uhjohnson
Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Wood Spacer
Replies: 24
Views: 4911

Re: Wood Spacer

I can't believe I didn't pick up on that
by uhjohnson
Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Wood Spacer
Replies: 24
Views: 4911

Re: Wood Spacer

I hope i am not offending anyone by resurrecting this old thread but i don't think it has been answered. I have been reading many threads about the different springs used on the 8/81's and found this one very interesting. In another thread someone mentioned the 25 buffer spring could be compressed b...
by uhjohnson
Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Stamp on barrel jacket ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1764

Re: Stamp on barrel jacket ?

Yes there is a small hairline crack about 1/2 inch, how did you know, it is tight and does not open when flexed
by uhjohnson
Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Unaltered Model 8???
Replies: 4
Views: 1207

Unaltered Model 8???

The seller claims this is an unaltered 2nd year model 8, tell me if I am correct in what I see wrong, all in all it is a nice gun but I don't think it's worth $1,100. The barrel jacket is wrong, i think it should have an 02 or 07 patent date. The magazine as well as the trigger guard should not have...
by uhjohnson
Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:20 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: First calibers offered
Replies: 1
Views: 940

First calibers offered

What were the calibers offered for the first few years for the model 8

Thanks
by uhjohnson
Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Stamp on barrel jacket ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1764

Re: Stamp on barrel jacket ?

How do i get the scope mount plugs out
by uhjohnson
Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Stamp on barrel jacket ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1764

Stamp on barrel jacket ?

I just got this m8 serial number 25593 with a high patent date of 1902 (i think it is too early for the gun) and the barrel is marked 30-30Rem all in all the gun is in great shape for 310.00, no rust 85%, unmolested round knob. I bought this gun because it has been tapped for a weaver #4 mount, some...
by uhjohnson
Mon May 30, 2016 4:37 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 8E stock and parts
Replies: 5
Views: 1680

Re: Model 8 stock

I don't know what happened to the link. Looks like a broken E(gg) to me and if it is, why would someone part this beautiful specimen out, and no, he does not have the receiver to buy all the pieces to "put humpty together again". Would it be worth buying all the pieces available and putting them on ...
by uhjohnson
Sun May 29, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 8E stock and parts
Replies: 5
Views: 1680

Model 8E stock and parts

Is this Remington's checkering or is it aftermarket

Thanks
by uhjohnson
Sun May 22, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Scope mount???
Replies: 1
Views: 1236

Scope mount???

I just won this off of gunrunner and need to know what scope mount was on the receiver

https://www.gunrunnerauctions.com/listi ... 1147558902

Thanks
by uhjohnson
Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel jacket bent
Replies: 3
Views: 1035

Barrel jacket bent

I finely got a barrel assembly with a 1902 patent date (without sights) and when it arrived i noticed a little swell about 10 inches from the mating surface of the jacket head. After mounting to the receiver it appeared to bend downward, i removed it an placed it on a flat surface between the front ...
by uhjohnson
Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Folsom Prison Model 81's
Replies: 2
Views: 2942

Re: Folsom Prison Model 81's

Here is a Winchester 1907 from Folsum
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =546731275
by uhjohnson
Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Number 8
Replies: 4
Views: 1135

Number 8

I'm not as good as some of you guys, this is my eighth spring pole (8/81) and there will be more. I think I paid a fair price and it appears to be unmolested. I see some going for about the same price and more with rubber butts, extra holes, and sanded stocks. Tell me what you think and possibly wha...
by uhjohnson
Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Forend screw ...........found one.
Replies: 5
Views: 1414

Re: Forend screw

by uhjohnson
Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: A little show and tell...
Replies: 2
Views: 2890

Re: A little show and tell...

One of these days I will get one. Nice. You showed us, now tell us how it shoots. I can see the similarity to the Thompson/Center Contender
by uhjohnson
Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: my 1933 35 rem.
Replies: 11
Views: 3556

Re: my 1933 35 rem.

here's my imagination going fully wild, that stunp coming off the tree trunk looks like a head with your hat on it, you can make out the nose and the mouth is yelling: YEAH!!! then it would continue saying, you can lay that JMB model 8 on me anytime, hey wait don't pee on me.
by uhjohnson
Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: is this a model 8 round knob butt stock???
Replies: 7
Views: 2011

Re: is this a model 8 round knob butt stock???

I decided to go back and look at the paper that the parts were wrapped in and found it is oil soaked news paper, not weatherproof paper, I can't make much out but this little piece caught my eye, the lightening holes are also a time capsules. Does anyone have an idea what year in November this was p...
by uhjohnson
Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: is this a model 8 round knob butt stock???
Replies: 7
Views: 2011

Re: is this a model 8 round knob butt stock???

I started shaking the stock and was hearing a thump in the lightning holes, so I took the butt plate off and wrapped in two pieces of old, fragile weatherproof paper was a mainspring, firing pin and a lyman front sight, yes it is a model 8 round knob butt stock. Now I can subtract the cost of these ...
by uhjohnson
Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 25 Remington from 30-30 Winchester
Replies: 3
Views: 1254

25 Remington from 30-30 Winchester

I just recently purchased 100 cases of 25 Remington converted from 30 30 Winchester through a process of hydroforming. I paid $1 per case, the necks/shoulders were annealed, the rims turn down and a cut put at the base for the ejector, I have placed 5 rounds in my model 8 and each ejected by hand, I...
by uhjohnson
Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: is this a model 8 round knob butt stock???
Replies: 7
Views: 2011

is this a model 8 round knob butt stock???

I bought this unsanded round knob butt stock off of ebay thinking it was a model 8(It is a beauty with cheeks that you can't see in the photos). I have two model 8 receivers and both receivers fit the stock, the trouble is neither trigger guard fits. I have one straight (21,000) trigger guard that d...
by uhjohnson
Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: receiver/trigger guard combinations ???
Replies: 0
Views: 934

receiver/trigger guard combinations ???

How many receiver, trigger guard assemblies were made in the model 8 series that would crossfit one another. I have a 21,000 and 26,000 model 8 receiver and trigger guard assembly. The 21,000 straight trigger guard will fit the 26,000 receiver because it has a double tapped/angled block on the upper...
by uhjohnson
Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:29 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 8 barrel jacket FS
Replies: 3
Views: 1245

Re: Model 8 barrel jacket FS

Is this how the notch is supposed to look
by uhjohnson
Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 8 barrel jacket FS
Replies: 3
Views: 1245

Model 8 barrel jacket FS

The rear sight dovetail doesn't look right, it looks as if it has been lengthened and an original sight will no longer work. What do you think?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/REMINGTON-MODEL ... Sw585WT993
by uhjohnson
Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:13 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Top and bottom butt plate tangs
Replies: 1
Views: 1400

Top and bottom butt plate tangs

I didn't want to post the auction on the site but no matter what I tried to get a screenshot to upload the file was still too big.
Was this butt plate offered by Remington or was it an aftermarket butt plate with the stock modified
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =501954200
by uhjohnson
Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: nice model 8 in 35 cal on gun runner.com
Replies: 2
Views: 1710

Re: nice model 8 in 35 cal on gun runner.com

I think it would have looked better in my arms at the range and sleeping in my safe
https://www.gunrunnerauctions.com/listi ... 1123352694
by uhjohnson
Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:57 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Nice 8/81 magazine for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1435

Re: Nice 8/81 magazine for sale

No

I have a Krieger that came with two mags and was thinking about getting the mag on GB and try to extend it with two more regular mags to get high capacity
by uhjohnson
Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: My first custom 81
Replies: 3
Views: 1834

Re: My first custom 81

With a low serial number like this it could be the first custom 81. Anyone out there know of a lower number custom.
by uhjohnson
Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: My first custom 81
Replies: 3
Views: 1834

My first custom 81

and probably a long time before I see another. I may have paid a bit much but it was only on the block for three days and no one else challenged the Initial offering, so it was either too high or the auction was too short. So unless you look at the completed auctions you won't see this one of a kind...
by uhjohnson
Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB Krieger magazine - thanks!
Replies: 4
Views: 2260

Re: WTB Krieger magazine - thanks!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Remington-Model ... 33a4f7cfcd



He was at 585 4 months ago. You are the second person looking for one at this time
by uhjohnson
Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Jack-Itis and my first Krieger!
Replies: 13
Views: 5748

Re: Jack-Itis and my first Krieger!

Take the full plunge, he was at 585 about 4 months ago
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Remington-Model ... 33a4f7cfcd
by uhjohnson
Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Police Model on GB
Replies: 1
Views: 1590

Re: Police Model on GB

Has the stock been sanded
by uhjohnson
Sun May 31, 2015 5:47 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 81 butt stock? ??
Replies: 1
Views: 1324

81 butt stock? ??

I bought this thinking it was an 81 butt stock and won't be home for a couple of weeks. After looking at a couple of 81's on GB i see there are two screws in the bottom tang ,my stock only has one hole and the buttplate looks identical to the 81. What do you think
by uhjohnson
Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: my new 8
Replies: 6
Views: 2246

Re: my new 8

Have the ears been removed or did remington stop putting them on rifles by this year
by uhjohnson
Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: my new 8
Replies: 6
Views: 2246

my new 8

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =470996193

Did i pay too much and what does anyone see wrong with it other than the split in the forearm



Thanks
by uhjohnson
Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:53 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: hole in receiver
Replies: 2
Views: 1366

hole in receiver

Is this hole here because it was missed during production or did it open up durning a reblue. I seem to recall seeing flush finished circular areas in this area on receivers

Thanks