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by Phyrbird
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Help with barrel jacket bushing removal
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Help with barrel jacket bushing removal

I'm pretty certain the sight block is brazed. It would likely cause scale from heat to remove. I have one some nitwit removed, toasty. Another option for the removal could be to use some medical freeze R134 to cool the barrel bushing after heating the sleeve. If that don't do it you may be in real t...
by Phyrbird
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Newbie Hello!
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Newbie Hello!

KTB,
Did you get my PM with email for communication? I am still interested, just ain't found it yet.. :? ..
by Phyrbird
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel jacket question
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Barrel jacket question

I agree on the Xthread, getting a reliable smith to chase those threads is gonna be a B**~~> :!: :!: They'd have to start way back & come out with out changing the thread pitch. I can't find one anymore that won't rip you off then charge for work not done or schlepped though just to get your money. ...
by Phyrbird
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81
Replies: 16
Views: 527

Re: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81

Rman, thanks for your faith in me, :oops: Sometimes I wonder if it is deserved, but here goes. :) I am sure I have pulled a bolt carrier with the trigger assy still in, yet it easier to install with the assy out. The bolt stop lever is raised when the barrel is out. It makes the carrier challenging ...
by Phyrbird
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Recoil Spring dimensions for Model 8 in .35 Rem
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Recoil Spring dimensions for Model 8 in .35 Rem

When you say "recoil spring" is it the one in the tube behind the bolt or the one in the barrel sleeve at the front or the one at the back in the sleeve? There are 3 that make the action work. Recoil spring is typically in front behind the barrel nut. Buffer spring (usually square cross-section) is ...
by Phyrbird
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81
Replies: 16
Views: 527

Re: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81

RMan,
You shoulda dickered on the 300, most tang sights are worth $100 at least. Were it the FBI sight that could triple. Plus the 300 is just a little less than the 308. HHAARRRGGGH :!: :!:
by Phyrbird
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81
Replies: 16
Views: 527

Re: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81

A couple thoughts: The firing pins are prone to mushrooming & it's possible for the rear of the bolt carrier too. Remove bolt carrier to check; push the bolt back with the barrel off, pull out on the center pin of the bolt handle, slide it forward out of the carrier, then the carrier will slide out ...
by Phyrbird
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 7.62x39......Part Deux, w/pics of my "new" .35 Remington
Replies: 15
Views: 340

Re: 7.62x39......Part Deux, w/pics of my "new" .35 Remington

Try : http://gungrip.com/remington-model-8-buttplate.aspx https://vintagegungrips.com/shop/remington-model-8-rifle-buttplate-curved-4-1116-x-1-12/ Bear in mind; these are curved, most are oversize to be sanded to fit the stock. Seldom do you find the metal ones with the toe that has a screw vertical.
by Phyrbird
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: 7.62x39......Part Deux, w/pics of my "new" .35 Remington
Replies: 15
Views: 340

Re: 7.62x39......Part Deux, w/pics of my "new" .35 Remington

Congrats :!:
That's a very clean rifle for the vintage. Got one of the SLRs a year or two older that has little finish left, a good shooter though. My son was impressed at the range.
by Phyrbird
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 8 from yesteryear
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Model 8 from yesteryear

Yeah, I member that old style fence round lots of yards, & gardens. Not much good keeping out critters or kids. Another place you had to clip by hand.
by Phyrbird
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 35Rem with 300Savage barrel assembly.
Replies: 8
Views: 867

Re: Model 81 35Rem with 300Savage barrel assembly.

Just to throw a wrench in the works :o :lol: : Propose a new wildcat; :idea: 35 Savage, take a 35Rem barrel, rechamber to the 300 Sav dimensions with the neck blown out to 357 or 358, use 300 Sav bolt, use 300 Sav springs, load for 180-200-220g projectiles. We could create a nice renovation for 35s,...
by Phyrbird
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Bolt rotation
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Bolt rotation

I might add: there is a ridge on the inside left of the receiver that engages the bolt stop while the bolt carrier is between full open & battery. It helps prevent the bolt being rotated from vertical till it seats in the barrel on closing. Still the bolt can be rotated when all the way back. It's o...
by Phyrbird
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: 7.62x39......is the idea still alive & kicking?
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: 7.62x39......is the idea still alive & kicking?

Why not just use a saboted projectile in a 300 Sav? It could be rather impressive.
Why not :?: :?:
by Phyrbird
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Stuck Bolt: pulled back too far?
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Stuck Bolt: pulled back too far?

Most likely it's because the barrel is not in battery position & installed. The bolt lock lever is released by the barrel in the forward position, with round in the magazine the mag follower does not engage the bolt stop. Try this: install barrel, pull back on bolt handle, push bolt release button d...
by Phyrbird
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Newbie Hello!
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Newbie Hello!

Welcome Neighbor, :) grew up there, & still got family in town. I'm in SOKY near Bowling Green. Which rifle have you?
by Phyrbird
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: researching the history behind Remington gun markings
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: researching the history behind Remington gun markings

Did all that one handed :?: :?: Wow you're way faster than me :shock: :lol:
by Phyrbird
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 #4577
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: FN 1900 #4577

I should think a fibre optic, a reflex with differing reticles, a short light scope. Keep in mind: the back can't hang over the chamber -- ejection is up, eye relief will be too long for most ordinary scopes. we're limited :x :x
by Phyrbird
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: My model 8
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: My model 8

A key point is where the looseness is; is it between the barrel jacket & the receiver, or is it between the barrel tube & the jacket block? Another location could be between the barrel nut & the bushing. The location matters: nut/bushing can be fixed with replacements not worn, problems with the bar...
by Phyrbird
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Ten minute barrel nut tool
Replies: 12
Views: 1820

Re: Ten minute barrel nut tool

Or This: 8-)

https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/277510A

Granted it's not a nut splitter but it works. ;)
by Phyrbird
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 250 Savage in a Model 8/81 Remington: could this work?
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Re: 250 Savage in a Model 8/81 Remington: could this work?

Adam, From personal experience: rifle functioning is a result of momentum. Ie the recoil of the cartridge, if your 250 Sav has the momentum of the 300Sav it will open the bolt and chamber a new round, Wanna bet it's a lower momentum? Most likely the conversion will require cut down recoil, buffer, &...
by Phyrbird
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 31
Views: 2940

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

UUp Adam ya better hurry up :lol:
by Phyrbird
Sun May 27, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello new member from Rathdrum Idaho
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: Hello new member from Rathdrum Idaho

Mr Kim, Welcome, we are always glad to know those that appreciate our heritage. The 25 is a nice cartridge to work with, though not as far reaching as some. If you can find a reputable smith to restore your Dad's rifle I support it. You can find loaded rounds at Graf's online most of the time. Just ...
by Phyrbird
Fri May 11, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Native Texas Member
Replies: 6
Views: 694

Re: New Native Texas Member

I like this one; it's great to see our heritage appreciated. Too often modern "people" conveniently forget the things our families endured or stood up for. A shame the media forgets easier. They should publish this rather than our current "reality show". :oops: Pardon the commentary, perhaps I'm wis...
by Phyrbird
Tue May 01, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?
Replies: 12
Views: 1287

Re: Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?

Looks like a very clean rifle, Congrats.
by Phyrbird
Tue May 01, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: forearm screw and bushing Model 8 (8-32)
Replies: 10
Views: 988

Re: forearm screw and bushing Model 8 (8-32)

Try pre WWII Japanese parts, EEEHHHWWWW :!: :!:
Better early British pieces. :cry:
by Phyrbird
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: forearm screw and bushing Model 8 (8-32)
Replies: 10
Views: 988

Re: forearm screw and bushing Model 8 (8-32)

Numrich still has a few parts, not those you are looking for. Most of us have to wait for them to show up on GBroker or FleaBay. Not much help I know but it's what we got.... :oops:
by Phyrbird
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Model 10 Barrel adjustment bushing removal tool?
Replies: 5
Views: 2186

Re: Model 10 Barrel adjustment bushing removal tool?

Adam, Numrich has the bushing, lock, & lock screws. You might also try some of their choke tube spanners. I found some are useful for hook type spanner needs. Getting just the right one can be hit or miss; dimensions on the site are sadly missing. Buy one, if it don't fit, get a different one. As fo...
by Phyrbird
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Stock Finish
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Re: Stock Finish

I seem to recall a lacquer finish was typical for most of them. Though too I personally prefer the "True oil" type of finish. It takes a couple weeks for the many coats to dry, but is very glossy when done and "feels" great in the hand. My problem is tiny pits in walnut, maple, and most other hardwo...
by Phyrbird
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: WTT Parts and more
Replies: 11
Views: 4331

Re: WTT Parts and more

Bump cause my edit didn't show as a new post.... :oops:
by Phyrbird
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

Re: So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...

Just a note Mr Waters was instrumental in my (& brother too) ringing the gong at 185yds at the Great 8 Event. 180 gr Hornadys Spire points & 200gr Hornady Spire points. They are good in the 760 pump too. All our loaders should read & memorize his articles on the 25-30 & 35Rem loads because he made s...
by Phyrbird
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: peep sight plug screw
Replies: 3
Views: 804

Re: peep sight plug screw

The Farce is with us :lol: :lol:
by Phyrbird
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: peep sight plug screw
Replies: 3
Views: 804

Re: peep sight plug screw

Try these guys: http://www.aperturesnmore.com/product.sc?productId=29&categoryId=-1 Or this: 8-) http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5098&sid=559d4ca510ecce4fd8ac63d29bed3acc Or FEabay items: :oops: https://www.ebay.com/itm/FILLER-SCREW-4-REMINGTON-MODEL-8-81-AUTOL...
by Phyrbird
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Pics of 8 or 81 with Williams 5D or FP-SSM peep sight
Replies: 6
Views: 974

Re: Pics of 8 or 81 with Williams 5D or FP-SSM peep sight

Harry, Got sight, wanna trade :?: :?: I have 2 extras, only need one... http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3837&p=19004&sid=52e705fa5a69ebd4f606ae0dbe12ee43#p19004 Need forearm screw for restore project Would like a 35Rem barrel & nut for same. Got 35Rem buffer spa...
by Phyrbird
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Howdy from Oregon!
Replies: 2
Views: 738

Re: Howdy from Oregon!

Welcome EM,
This is a great group to share. Have fun :!:
by Phyrbird
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: remington 25-35 questions
Replies: 8
Views: 951

Re: remington 25-35 questions

Whups
Jackitis agin :!:
by Phyrbird
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Reloading for the 1900 (35 Rem)
Replies: 13
Views: 1235

Re: Reloading for the 1900 (35 Rem)

From hornady's data sheet on their factory round ballistics: ===============vel 0000y 100y 200y 300y 35 Rem: 200 gr. FTX = 2225 1963 1722 1505 ====================ft/lb — =================2198 1711 1317 1006 == :ugeek: So with their load for the 200g we have nearly the requirement at 200yd. Looks to...
by Phyrbird
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Louisville Show
Replies: 2
Views: 822

Re: Louisville Show

The JAG show is one of the largest in 6 states. Folks come in from all the surrounding states for these. It's where I found my first Model 81; the one with the oval Redhead case, Near mint. Be alert there are other shows at the fairgrounds that are not this one, we have the Military Collectors show ...
by Phyrbird
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Louisville Show
Replies: 2
Views: 822

Louisville Show

Anyone going to the Louisville show this weekend? (24th & 25th)
Brother & I are having a table this time. It's been decades since I set up. :oops:
Give a shout if you're coming; see ya there :)
by Phyrbird
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: The new generation of JM Browning
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

Re: The new generation of JM Browning

More PICs
Yep it's a 45ACP :mrgreen:
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And there is option without the beveled mag well too :D
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Cam you may have another attack of Jackitis from this :!: :!: :?: :!:
by Phyrbird
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: The new generation of JM Browning
Replies: 4
Views: 1148

Re: The new generation of JM Browning

Got hands on :twisted: :twisted: At the NWTF Nashville show. A handful & will soak up recoil with the wide grip. However they're not for small hands. Just sitting there waitin for a drool IMG_20180216_131401.jpg AH :!: Finally in hand IMG_20180216_131432.jpg Look at the mag well IMG_20180216_131438....
by Phyrbird
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nashville Wild Turkey show last W/E
Replies: 0
Views: 640

Nashville Wild Turkey show last W/E

Thought the members might be interested in the Remington booth at the NWTF show in Nashville. Some cool &/or predatory displays. It was vverrrry Interrrresting their new emphasis on getting into the black rifles & shotguns. Nowhere are there the beautiful pumps, semi-autos, or 22s of old. I think th...
by Phyrbird
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Oh my, poor FN #2150 (pics added)
Replies: 13
Views: 1713

Re: Oh my, poor FN #2150 (pics added)

Oh Yeah. ;) Now you're coming in there :mrgreen:
by Phyrbird
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Problem with Marbles R6 sight
Replies: 6
Views: 954

Re: Problem with Marbles R6 sight

Brian, I suggest one of the following: https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-MOUNTING-SCREW-4-REMINGTON-MODEL-8-81-AUTOLOADERS-REAR-TANG-PEEP-SIGHTS/162864816114?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649 or http://www.aperturesnmore.com/product.sc;jsessionid=41468D77280010AE47259CB5188D2B84...
by Phyrbird
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Problem with Marbles R6 sight
Replies: 6
Views: 954

Re: Problem with Marbles R6 sight

From "Old Gun Sights" '98 ::

Marbles R6 sight screw size: Length .328 Head dia .250 Shank .181 Thread size: .182-40
(I finally found a reliable answer after 6yr)
by Phyrbird
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Alabama 2017 with the Model 81
Replies: 6
Views: 1544

Re: Alabama 2017 with the Model 81

Bander
You had a great year, Bucks, does, hog, & a apprentice getting their first. Nice...
And the 81 looks ferocious with all that scope on top, SWWEEET :!:
Wish my back would let me have that kinda year :oops:
by Phyrbird
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 c finally
Replies: 10
Views: 1463

Re: Model 8 c finally

Roger,
As this is a very original 8-C Could you send some photos of the grip cap & the Buttplate, please.
I would also be interested if any one could photo the same on a M 81? It is good for us to be able to recognize these in online photos.
Thanks
Carl
PS I Like that butt stock, Pretty :!: :!:
by Phyrbird
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Confused on this one.
Replies: 3
Views: 786

Re: Confused on this one.

Rob, I have a Gr D with a Repair code "XXX3" that dates to 1950. It has a model 81 barrel sleeve on the 1907 serial # receiver, trigger guard, stock, buttplate, and even the magazine. The graving on the sleeve is period correct on the barrel sleeve. It even has the model 8 forearm boss that will Not...