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by Phyrbird
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: My first 1900 .35
Replies: 5
Views: 26

Re: My first 1900 .35

For the vintage that is one fine example of a FN, Congrats. Wish I could manage find one...
Carl
by Phyrbird
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: To FBI or not to FBI
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: To FBI or not to FBI

My compliments to a neal if he's here on the forum. I think you got a real deal. Let us know if you need help w/ the restore. Wish I couldv'e hung with you longer ;)
by Phyrbird
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: A couple to wishlist
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: A couple to wishlist

Not less ya win da Lottery :lol: :arrow: :oops:
by Phyrbird
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: To FBI or not to FBI
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: To FBI or not to FBI

Yup, I was right, can't afford it. :cry:
by Phyrbird
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: A couple to wishlist
Replies: 2
Views: 41

A couple to wishlist

Found these, curious & curiouser: https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/rifles/remington-rifles-custom-shop/remington-model-8-40-d-41-factory-engraved-deluxe-rare-caliber-25-35-remington.cfm?gun_id=101186867 https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/rifles/remington-rif...
by Phyrbird
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: WTT Parts and more
Replies: 16
Views: 6392

Re: WTT Parts and more

Bump cause my edit didn't show as a new post...
PS I still need some rear barrel sight blanks for my Ladies....
by Phyrbird
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: To FBI or not to FBI
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: To FBI or not to FBI

Guess who has a sight(s) :?: :D Of course I would need some correct #5 screws :oops: to mount it. I wonder if any of our members has a spare front sight for such a restoration project? 8-) If not I have a tall Williams sight that would serve, just not be original. :roll: I also have the takedown lev...
by Phyrbird
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: To FBI or not to FBI
Replies: 4
Views: 72

To FBI or not to FBI

:?: Is it or one that is a 1950 repair? I see 41AT screw holes, but no Partridge front sight. Yeah the left side stamp is similar.
:?: :?: :twisted: :? :? :| :?:

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/802017278
by Phyrbird
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: What type of rear sight?
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: What type of rear sight?

Find ?? No.
Marbles folding aftermarket sight for the Model 8, hang on to the screws they are hard to find & pay for too. :?
by Phyrbird
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Henwood book
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Henwood book

Respects, Have a safe tour & a great (model 8) read ;) . If you like the book I've another on a "Browning" Diamond you will love.
by Phyrbird
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Screws/Springs Wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Screws/Springs Wanted

These'll get you started: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Remington-81-trigger-474lot/173128314599?hash=item284f406ee7:g:ivkAAOSwZ5hab2Q2 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Remington-81-parts-300-savage-474lot/173128269584?hash=item284f3fbf10:g:SOsAAOSwATtab14m https://www.ebay.com/itm/Remington-Model-8-bolt-return-...
by Phyrbird
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Front sight specs, help me please...
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: Front sight specs, help me please...

Oh Yeah, theats what I'm talkin' bout :!: :!:
:idea:
by Phyrbird
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 1626

Re: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!

To solve the cookie mystery; its an old fashioned anti rust sponge. It probably has a desiccant & an O2 absorber originally. Now it's kinda crumbly. I leave in place cause it may have been placed during the repair. Not likely, just maybe. :D :lol:
by Phyrbird
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 1626

Re: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!

Jack, Please excuse a small side trip from all the beauties. Just had a thought, could my Tattooed Lady have been the model for the FBI series? :?: :?: Same receiver sight, same sling swivel, no barrel sight, just in a harder hitting caliber. http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/forums/viewtop...
by Phyrbird
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Ejection (Stove Piping) with 81 300 Savage
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: Ejection (Stove Piping) with 81 300 Savage

RMan, a quick note; keep an eye :shock: on the bolt rotation. When you push back it can turn out of line w/ the bbl block. If so, no sweat, ;) pull bolt back @ half way, (releases the bolt lock) then push it back vertical with a dowel or such. Many of these rifles have sold "busted" because of that ...
by Phyrbird
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Another restoration completed
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Another restoration completed

Thanks Sage Sarge, good detail. The small stuff sounds easier than I thought. Still I've several pieces longer needing finish for a restore as you have done. No $$ for tanks & heater. By the way, what type of pot you use? heard stainless is not a great idea.... :?: Just an idea, if you ever desire a...
by Phyrbird
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: New to me model 8’s
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: New to me model 8’s

Welcome, Nice Ladies. I like the top toe buttplates too.
by Phyrbird
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Krieger conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Krieger conversion

Yeah my Left rear pocket keeps coming up empty :cry: :cry:
by Phyrbird
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another restoration completed
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Another restoration completed

Great work. Sarge.
Curious, what do you use for metal finish? I need GOOD one, & can't afford tanks burners, salt etc. for my small jobs...
by Phyrbird
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Really Odd Buttplate
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Really Odd Buttplate

Eric,
Got one on rifle, not available. You are right I've seen 2 on auction, unrealistic prices. Wish we knew the origin of these, I know I saw pictures elsewhere :?: :?: :?:
I beleive a couple of our members have these, doubt any are spares.... :cry:
by Phyrbird
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: More Drool & Jackitis
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: More Drool & Jackitis

Sarge you should see the M11 in my brother's rack. Even prettier, love shooting w/ the 2 ivory beads on the vent rib, just doesn't have all the scroll work. ;) Still she's prettier.
Try Pepcid AC for the heart burn works for me :lol:
by Phyrbird
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: More Drool & Jackitis
Replies: 2
Views: 250

More Drool & Jackitis

Just thought I'd give members a heads Up. There are some pretty Ladies selling on GI: https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/rifles/remington-rifles-semi-auto/remington-model-8-d-grade-in-300-savage.cfm?gun_id=101139552 https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/shotguns/...
by Phyrbird
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Front sight specs, help me please...
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: Front sight specs, help me please...

Uhh-huh Uhh-huh, lets Do it right here :lol:
(Sorry I get carried away)
by Phyrbird
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Front sight specs, help me please...
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: Front sight specs, help me please...

OOh I need more pics of details. Not to hyjack this thread.
Could a grand & mighty Canuck start another, please.
Canuck, the sight looks as if it could be measured from the bottom of the dovetail to top as well??
by Phyrbird
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Sights for Model 8
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Sights for Model 8

Jack there are several of those I've never seen; let alone one a Model 8. From the vintage it's pretty clear they were never available for the 81s. I note some were designed for mounting on the wrist of the stock. :shock:
by Phyrbird
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Owner, Questions About My Model 81
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: New Owner, Questions About My Model 81

I may be wrong but the screw holes on left look like for the Williams 5D sight.
A pretty Lady, the finish is better than typical factory. The renovation looks nice...
Welcome :)
by Phyrbird
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: WTT Parts and more
Replies: 16
Views: 6392

Re: WTT Parts and more

Roger,
Email 2 U Thanks
by Phyrbird
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 1626

Re: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!

Aside from I told ya so, I'm speechless :o
AAAARRRRTTHHHH DUH DUH DUH :mrgreen:
by Phyrbird
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: WTT Parts and more
Replies: 16
Views: 6392

Re: WTT Parts and more

Bump cause my edit didn't show as a new post...
by Phyrbird
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 1626

Re: Ahlberg Collection

OOh Wow :!: :!: I was at the Gr8 Event & held some of these :!:
This is gonna be GOOD 8-)
by Phyrbird
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Need a Model 8 crescent butt plate, help please!
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: Need a Model 8 crescent butt plate, help please!

Whoa, if it's not inletted for the toe on top or bottom then it had a plastic buttplate. Unless it is one that had a "S" curve military style plate. If so the stock will be fitted (carved) to slide into the plate with mount screw blocks glued in the holes drilled in the butt. I've one like this. The...
by Phyrbird
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8C -35 Remington
Replies: 13
Views: 845

Re: Model 8C -35 Remington

Nice :!: :!: :mrgreen:
by Phyrbird
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Butt Pad Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1840

Re: Butt Pad Replacement

:D :D :D
by Phyrbird
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Firsy attempt: not enough lubing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1042

Re: Firsy attempt: not enough lubing?

Again, Browning gun oil; cause it doesn't evaporate after 3months.
Tribologist :!: :!: :shock: I know what it means.... Yea verily we have another Geek in our midst :lol:
Not just me. :D
by Phyrbird
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Just stumbled on a LA Sheriff's Dept Model 81
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Re: Just stumbled on a LA Sheriff's Dept Model 81

There you go again, I'm washing the drool outa my keyboard w/ distilled H2O. This is getting expensive at 69 cents a gallon.
by Phyrbird
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Fitting a butt plate
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Fitting a butt plate

Heating of some kind may do the trick. Be REAL careeful with the heat gun if used. A good idea is to eyeball the butt screw holes, the centering of vertical on stock,& L/R on the stock B4 any bend. You can get an unpleasant surprise if you don't check first. Experience is a hard teacher....
by Phyrbird
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: RCBS shell holder won't work
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: RCBS shell holder won't work

Suggest you connect w/ RCBS, if they are like many other manufacturers in our chosen hobby they may take dramatic warranty action. I've had Ruger do considerable work on one of my babies, they charged Nada for parts & fitting of a cylinder. I only was out shipping for purloined parts. Weaver has off...
by Phyrbird
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: RCBS shell holder won't work
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: RCBS shell holder won't work

Here you go: https://www.grafs.com/uploads/technical-resource-pdf-file/15.pdf https://www.buffaloarms.com/shell-holder-chart I've noted some of the "Remington" cases are a little sloppy around the rim, Grafs too. :evil: There are several shellholders just a little larger that work just as well. Look...
by Phyrbird
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!
Replies: 39
Views: 18171

Re: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!

Cabe, I agree bout the scrappers. Yeah we need parts to keep our ladies functioning, but I shudder to think how many of our rifles are/have been parted out to supply the stuff online. Wish too there was a way to 3D print spares for these fine rifles. I'm in process of a restore on one receiver found...
by Phyrbird
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Operating handle removal
Replies: 10
Views: 901

Re: Operating handle removal problem

Yeah!! Thats what I'm talkin'bout :D :!: :!:
by Phyrbird
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Long time lurker, new member.
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Re: Long time lurker, new member.

Welcome; need Pics :D
by Phyrbird
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Model 8 Christmas (2018)!
Replies: 4
Views: 587

Re: Merry Model 8 Christmas (2018)!

Merry Christmas to all, & a Merrier New years.
Let us strive to keep the spirit thru all this year.
Carl
by Phyrbird
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Another New Guy
Replies: 2
Views: 744

Re: Another New Guy

Greg
Send me an email @ the sight, perhaps I can help.

Carlsandage@yahoo.com
by Phyrbird
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Butt Pad Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1840

Re: Butt Pad Replacement

U R welcome R'man, I like the slip ons because they require no mods to a stock. Plus it's really easy to throw one or two sizes in the pack with the muffs & safety glasses for a trip to the range... Of course in the pack means they won't mark-up the stock like many I've seen in the last 10 years, I ...
by Phyrbird
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Special Firearm
Replies: 50
Views: 4426

Re: Special Firearm

Even better, it's a high grade FN1900 :!: :!: I noticed all the screws are indexed :o
Now I gotta rinse the drool outa the keyboard again. :oops: Running outa distilled H2O :!: :!:
by Phyrbird
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Special Firearm
Replies: 50
Views: 4426

Re: Special Firearm

Jack, A Beaut :!: :!: I feel your joy (& pain in the left rear pocket) as I have a soft spot for these Queens of the craft. Unfortunately I haven't deep enough pockets to share in acquiring this quality. However know I and my brother have had good luck with a couple of Herolds, mine a tri-barrel, hi...
by Phyrbird
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Rem Model 8 Serial numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 811

Re: Rem Model 8 Serial numbers

Soaking in a good reliable solvent like Hoppes is good. I have also used a small brass brush for tight areas to avoid wearing the finish. I like the 0000 steel wool too (gently) as it is used to card during blueing process. The 0000 can eventually wear thru a finish. I have a old Tee shirt soaked in...
by Phyrbird
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: sighting issue
Replies: 5
Views: 714

Re: sighting issue

I agree @ the plastic, just not the source. Many machine tool suppliers can sell plastic shim stock in various thicknesses down to about .002. It's Great & it is very stable for these applications....
Try it, comes in 8 1/2 x 11 sheets, affordable too...