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by Phyrbird
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 Magazine Spring broke when rifle fired
Replies: 8
Views: 69

Re: Model 8 Magazine Spring broke when rifle fired

Rick, I have several of the Wisner springs, none required fitting just put in. Of course you gotta take it apart. & cleaning meanwhile helps.... As for the 35 Whelen, I agree it probably would not go in the mag let alone the chamber. IF 35W does chamber this is MAJOR error on the part of somebody. O...
by Phyrbird
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Everyone out to pasture?
Replies: 19
Views: 193

Re: Everyone out to pasture?

Yea verily; we are here. Some are older, less active, BUT don't count us out. We will pass on to the nest Gen our legacy.
by Phyrbird
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Local auction
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Local auction

Luke
May you outbid all at ridiculous low gavels.
As for other auctions, I gotta sit out. Have Bdays, Xmas, & lots of other stuff hitting my cashflow. Perhaps another will come my way.
Your fiendly neighborhood Phyrbird
by Phyrbird
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: WTT Parts and more
Replies: 21
Views: 14997

Re: WTT Parts and more

OK, add to the list:
One FBI barrel assembly, finish about 80%, clean inside, #301

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by Phyrbird
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: FBI front sight
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: FBI front sight

Chas
I have one. 8-) BUT it's only available with attached parts. Namely the barrel assembly. Any chance you have #30 of the known rifles? I really shouldn't break up original parts. :?

email please, my PM inbox stays too full
carlsandage@yahoo.com
by Phyrbird
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: The 566-example
Replies: 7
Views: 565

Re: The 566-example

Mayhap Jack could comment. I note the different stamp on the (definitely) "Remington" rear sight, it's a twin for many I've seen. I note no date stamp on the barrel sleeve block, & there seems to be no roll stamp on the top of the barrel sleeve. I know there are a few FNs without the rib, could be o...
by Phyrbird
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Tang sight
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: Tang sight

This is what goes with the alphabet soup barrels: :geek: Lyman 41AT Lyman 41at lg.jpg You can use a screw in aperture but the flip up target peep is pretty functional. 8-) I have the correct sight, no mount screws, in better than usual shape. I now have 4, 2 in service (not available) but I don't ne...
by Phyrbird
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: What are barrel and barrel nut thread sizes ?
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Re: What are barrel and barrel nut thread sizes (1/2"-24?)

Been there, done this. 4hours with a triangular needle file. :? File a little, test fit a little, more file, get it close then tap with a soft face hammer to swage the threads for fit. :twisted: :twisted: More file a little, repeat. Work your way down the threads one at a time till minor tite. ;) Th...
by Phyrbird
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: .30 cal ammo
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: .30 cal ammo

Another option for ammo & brass:

https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/ca ... goryId/206?

Luck to you.
by Phyrbird
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: First Year Remington Autoloading Rifle, .35, Front Sight and Rear Sight, tapped sight mount holes questions
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: First Year Remington Autoloading Rifle, .35, Front Sight and Rear Sight, tapped sight mount holes questions

S7C, Maybe I can help. Got an Xtra front sight base, likely NOS. Is your barrel jacket round or ground flat from the Goobersmith? A factory base is round to fit the barrel jacket. Front sight base.jpg Also got the Lyman 41AT receiver sight in the Fleabay bin. In better than usual shape. (@95%) Sorry...
by Phyrbird
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: new member
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: new member

Welcome, we like it when more folks join in. Pics are good too
by Phyrbird
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: newly mfg barrel nuts and washers
Replies: 16
Views: 710

Re: newly mfg barrel nuts and washers

Curt, A suggestion: the barrel nut washers have 2 tooth patterns to my knowledge. (Members correct if I'm wrong) I have one or two with no serrations, one was in service, now replaced. If possible I'd appreciate your running them through the CNC mill to get them right. Plus It could save time & be m...
by Phyrbird
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Failure of bolt to lock open after last round?
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Re: Failure of bolt to lock open after last round?

CGU, I did the heat treat several times. Worked once, on an old rimfire single shot, made from a piece of hacksaw blade. Curled ends for the pins it fit. Point is unless you get VERY lucky with the metallurgy of the part & the temps involved you get a fancy paper clip most times. I heated to cherry ...
by Phyrbird
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: .25 Rem buffer spring and washers look odd
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: .25 Rem buffer spring and washers look odd

Not the 7-8 coils, Nope
by Phyrbird
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Failure of bolt to lock open after last round?
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Re: Failure of bolt to lock open after last round?

CGU Is the mag ind spring riding on to of the bolt carrier rail, that's usually what causes weird stuff with the empty lock & cycling new rounds? It's supposed to be in the tiny slot just under the rail. The spring should be fairly straight when not in the action. Look to see if both tabs on the spr...
by Phyrbird
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: .25 Rem buffer spring and washers look odd
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: .25 Rem buffer spring and washers look odd

I'm not certain about the washers, not seen those B4. But the buffer & recoil springs are different on the 25Rem. Your buffer looks right. Some of our guys have found a wood buffer with 2 split washers on each end in a few rifles. Pretty sure they were not factory installed. Part numbers on the old ...
by Phyrbird
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: A Saga of three of our Ladies
Replies: 3
Views: 664

A Saga of three of our Ladies

This is a tale of 3 Ladies; a Dowager, The Queen, and the Comtessa. I thought our group might enjoy the fortunate coincidences that brought them together. Starting with a few photos to whet the curiosity. Our 3 ladies meeting ;) IMG_20200706_194851.jpg The middle is the Dowager of Tattooed Lady fame...
by Phyrbird
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Kreiger mag
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: Kreiger mag

Not yet :!: 8-)
by Phyrbird
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Primers backing out
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: Primers backing out

FYI from the old SAAMI data...
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Note the crossed circle for the headspace length & diameter of the datum on the shoulder. 8-)
by Phyrbird
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Newly acquired FN. Gorgeous, but safe?
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: Newly acquired FN. Gorgeous, but safe?

GDt Welcome. I'm surprised the projectile didn't get stuck. Lucky guy. Some of these will surprise you too. I've had a few that gave 5-6" groups at 100, a 1907 30-30 marked that I got 2 in less than an inch at 50 with me on the iron sights. At the Great model 8 meet my 35 Rem with the G&H scope moun...
by Phyrbird
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Temp commo
Replies: 0
Views: 691

Temp commo

Brian U have email, please
Carl
by Phyrbird
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Tatooed Ladies Looking for a new home
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Tatooed Ladies Looking for a new home

Got no dog in this hunt, but I thought the members might: http://www.ponyexpressfirearms.com/products/remington-model-81-police-gun-l-a-sheriffs-department-rifle/ https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/rifles/remington-rifles-semi-auto/remington-model-8-in-scarce-e-grade-semi-auto-ri...
by Phyrbird
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Need buffer spring for .35 remington
Replies: 8
Views: 734

Re: Need buffer spring for .35 remington

Fred,
Thanks, we should follow up on an alternative like this. Might save a rifle or 2. Metal fatigue is going to get these springs one of these days.
by Phyrbird
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Need buffer spring for .35 remington
Replies: 8
Views: 734

Re: Need buffer spring for .35 remington

KISS -- Why not a round coil with near Identical specs? I'm interested...
by Phyrbird
Fri May 08, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member with Model 81
Replies: 3
Views: 1685

Re: New Member with Model 81

We have a lot of fun, a lot of sharing. Welcome
by Phyrbird
Mon May 04, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: WTT Parts and more
Replies: 21
Views: 14997

Re: WTT Parts and more

Want to sell: Starting at top left; Griffin & Howe base for M8-81 or A5 style shotguns. Sold Lyman 41AT receiver sight Sold last one still for sale Extractor for 25-30-32 Remington calibers Bolt link pin should fit all Bolt lock rocker should fit all Bottom: Williams scope mount for M8-81 & A5 Shotg...
by Phyrbird
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Research on Serial #s
Replies: 1
Views: 1784

Re: Research on Serial #s

Got no replies.
Any of these Ladies out there?
In a month or so I may bump this again, once.
by Phyrbird
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from Pitkin.Louisiana
Replies: 10
Views: 3249

Re: New member from Pitkin.Louisiana

KT,
Would you be so kind to send me a couple pics? Please use my email as my message box stays too full
Carl
carlsandage@yahoo.com
by Phyrbird
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Ejection issues
Replies: 11
Views: 2797

Re: Ejection issues

Yep, Our Ladies need a bath & a shave at least every 10 years. :oops: :lol: :shock:
Be careful though they made a Charmin commercial about too much handling :lol:
by Phyrbird
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: scope mount identification
Replies: 3
Views: 2112

Re: scope mount identification

This is probably a Jeager, perhaps one of a kind. I have communicated with the current family( still in the business) There have been lots on our fiendly auction site, but none for our Ladies. A side note: are you sure the holes are not below the rib in the side of the frame? There is a different ma...
by Phyrbird
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Research on Serial #s
Replies: 1
Views: 1784

Research on Serial #s

OK I find I need to follow in Jack's footsteps. I am doing some digging & research to find some rifle(s). If you might have (know of) Model 81s with the following numbers I am interested in history or info. I might consider a purchase if I get lucky. I have discussed this with some of our leading me...
by Phyrbird
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Indiana
Replies: 8
Views: 3222

Re: Hello from Indiana

Requires repeated infusions of gun oil, powder smoke, :lol: and be aware from personal experience there is no cure or remission, only a fear you might miss THE one. :oops: Then a period of restoration fever. With complications of 0.00% gunsmiths that will do quality work. :twisted: :twisted: Finally...
by Phyrbird
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: US trials Rifle
Replies: 12
Views: 2634

Re: US trials Rifle

I'm impressed :!: :!:
by Phyrbird
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New Model 8 owner with dating question
Replies: 5
Views: 1794

Re: New Model 8 owner with dating question

You found a smith that actually worked on it?? Wow :!: :!:
by Phyrbird
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Indiana
Replies: 8
Views: 3222

Re: Hello from Indiana

Welcome :D
When your Lady arrives, be careful, they all wanna join up with relatives. It's called Jackitis :!: :!: :!:
by Phyrbird
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB Magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 1224

Re: WTB Magazine

I might be able to help, which mag you need? There are 3 or 4. Send me a Pic(s) of what you need: ;)
carlsandage@yahoo.com

Note: from experience these are NOT a drop in; require fitting in most cases. Got a good smith, I don't.... :cry:
by Phyrbird
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Old Verses New 35rem chamber
Replies: 5
Views: 2068

Re: Old Verses New 35rem chamber

Some help for headspace measurements:
http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety. ... b8f#p19378

Hoernady finally came out with an affordable headspace tool.
by Phyrbird
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Scam alert
Replies: 0
Views: 2807

Scam alert

there's a new scam going on: :twisted: Alexi calls, claims there is an IPhone from amazon to be sent to Bakersfield Cal. :roll: Tells you to call a #, DON'T do it. :oops: Amazon NEVER calls like this, they know about it. Have pity on the crew in "Bakersfield". They're in for it. :twisted: :twisted: ...
by Phyrbird
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FBI stuff available for restorations
Replies: 1
Views: 1512

Re: FBI stuff available for restorations

Cam U got email, please. ;)
Carl
by Phyrbird
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Scoped 8
Replies: 5
Views: 2221

Re: Scoped 8

That is unusual. I like. You realize it's a pre-Model 8, referred to a Self Loading Rifle? I'd be real curious if the tang stock screw is in a second tapped hole of the frame tang. A semi grip tang on the early rifles is also unusual. The smith that added the 81 trigger group & stock looks like they...
by Phyrbird
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Bolt will not move from closed
Replies: 4
Views: 1426

Re: Bolt will not move from closed

Safety first :!: :!: :!: Take a wood dowel, hold the end to where you can see the extractor end on top of the closed bolt. (the forward position) Mark or hold with fingers at the muzzle. That should be about the length from the bolt face to the muzzle. Gently slide the dowel in the barrel, SLOWLY. I...
by Phyrbird
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Bolt will not move from closed
Replies: 4
Views: 1426

Re: Bolt will not move from closed

Can you release the barrel assy as in takedown? Is the safety up?
by Phyrbird
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FBI stuff available for restorations
Replies: 1
Views: 1512

FBI stuff available for restorations

Ladies & Gents, I recently fell into a windfall. I've been pursuing an FBI model for years with no luck here in SOKY. Bidding has not worked due to cash flow, always under. But I had a run of luck. :mrgreen: . I have received 4 ea barrel assemblies with distinctive FBI characteristics. :D Three are ...
by Phyrbird
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Very tight barrel nut
Replies: 2
Views: 1663

Re: Very tight barrel nut

Wish I could find a smith that would do right. All in this area are either "Bubbas" :? or 10X expensive. :evil: Plus they act like they wish you had never darkened their door. :arrow: :arrow: :arrow:
by Phyrbird
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: FBI BARREL ASSEMBLY?
Replies: 2
Views: 1252

Re: FBI BARREL ASSEMBLY?

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted: UHJ,
Ya just hadda go & bid on it. Curses FoilED again :cry: :cry:
For the record, I put in a offer but was rejected...
Maybe another day ;) :D
by Phyrbird
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New Model 8 owner with dating question
Replies: 5
Views: 1794

Re: New Model 8 owner with dating question

Be sure to check for mushrooming of the firing pin or the bolt carrier. They can wear over years of strikes. I always pull the bolt back half way & release the hammer to relieve the springs on my Ladies. That also prevents a dry fire on the firing pin.
by Phyrbird
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: To disassemble or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 2704

Re: To disassemble or not?

I agree, the lady may look fair on the outside. In the barrel jacket it's usually decades of dust & oil varnish if you're lucky. Lots of penetrating oil, soak for a week, maybe a heat gun, plus tools to remove the barrel nut & bushing. Sometimes the barrel bushing is very challenging. It took my bro...
by Phyrbird
Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Custom butt
Replies: 2
Views: 1321

Re: Custom butt

One of my 81s had a similar treatment, only in cream colored plastic. Luckily the stock was not modded. Plus the the original plate with correct ser# handy when I got her. I'm pretty sure the top bolt toe plate will be a challenge to find. I've only seen two. :? :?
by Phyrbird
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Greetings from Virginia
Replies: 4
Views: 1571

Re: Greetings from Virginia

You Rascal :!: :!: :!: :evil: Two FBIs, just a few years apart :mrgreen: Only ones I've seen was at Jack's, a couple online that should have been mine, but others wanted them more of course. Any way welcome to our community, if you ever need one of the takedown bolts for your Ladies I probably got t...
by Phyrbird
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: British proof marks on Model 8?
Replies: 12
Views: 2695

Re: British proof marks on Model 8?

It is odd. It is a M8. While I know little of British proofs, could it be they were applied when the rifle was imported? I believe all that were imported legally had to be proofed before delivery. Don't rule out the lend lease, I read somewhere there was a lot of stuff sent to be in service. Not onl...