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by Phyrbird
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Primers backing out
Replies: 6
Views: 104

Re: Primers backing out

FYI from the old SAAMI data...
32 RemSAAMI compr.jpg
32 RemSAAMI compr.jpg (238.1 KiB) Viewed 63 times
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: 82

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: 45

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: 119

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: 216

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: 216

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: 2
Views: 991

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: 20
Views: 13931

Re: WTT Parts and more

Want to sell: Starting at top left; Griffin & Howe base for M8-81 or A5 style shotguns. Lyman 41AT receiver sight 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 Shotguns w/ one set of rings (both avai...
by Phyrbird
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Research on Serial #s
Replies: 1
Views: 1519

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: 2575

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: 2069

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: 1711

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: 1519

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: 1788

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: 1826

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: 1257

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: 1788

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: 969

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: 1676

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: 2158

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: 1220

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: 1797

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: 3
Views: 972

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: 3
Views: 972

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: 1220

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: 1302

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: 941

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: 1257

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: 2094

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: 1039

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: 1177

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: 2031

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...
by Phyrbird
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Ejection issues
Replies: 11
Views: 2069

Re: Ejection issues

Does the last round hold the bolt back? That's a good indicator if the action is cycling fully. Gunk & varnish is a battle with our ladies, they like a good bath at least every 10 :shock: years. Just be real careful to catch all the parts when disassembling, they can be a issue getting replacements....
by Phyrbird
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from Pitkin.Louisiana
Replies: 10
Views: 2575

Re: New member from Pitkin.Louisiana

Welcome :D
Got means Pics??
by Phyrbird
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 5
Views: 1400

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

I believe we all could take a minute to be thankful. Just exhale, hold it for that minute.
Now realize there is air to inhale. 8-)
It is the little things we forget to be thankful for; in living, with family, and fellowship. It's good to notice....
Carl
by Phyrbird
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: engraved lady "d" 4 grade
Replies: 3
Views: 1167

Re: engraved lady "d" 4 grade

Dude,
You know you got the sister of one of my M8s :!: :!: Sights & all 8-)
Check some of my early posts for the Pics; they are almost twins... :D
by Phyrbird
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Knowledge @ a serial number
Replies: 2
Views: 2261

Re: Knowledge @ a serial number

emailed. :?
by Phyrbird
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Knowledge @ a serial number
Replies: 2
Views: 2261

Knowledge @ a serial number

Cam,
I got a nice buttstock recently. Checkered, flat semi-pistol grip. Could I send you an email to check if It's in your data? One of our ladies may have fallen. :cry:
Carl
by Phyrbird
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: WTT Parts and more
Replies: 20
Views: 13931

Re: WTT Parts and more

Huser,
I'm in process of cool weather catchup from hot season, will check soon. Know I've got some washers, just need to verify if they fit the 35 bbl. (these also should fit the 300Sav bbl) If you please it could be after T-day, OK?
Carl
by Phyrbird
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: FBI Model 81
Replies: 19
Views: 5450

Re: FBI Model 81

Nice Pics. I have the takedown screw, the sights, a 30R rifle. Just not the FBI rifle. TTHHHPPPTTT :!: :( Of course with the loss of the Remington records, documenting FBI rifles is near impossible. I noticed from your photos the rifle appears to be one with the brazed barrel jacket. Thats a reliabi...
by Phyrbird
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: new model 81 owner, general ?'s
Replies: 10
Views: 2451

Re: new model 81 owner, general ?'s

Thanks Cam, on one of my lists now....
by Phyrbird
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weaver support Heads up
Replies: 0
Views: 3190

Weaver support Heads up

Weaver support/repair/ warranty is now handled by Bushnell. Seems they are being assimilated. Repair web page will not accept Weaver data -- or give you a repair tag #. On hold phone support is 15-25 in que wait times are 30m - hour. If the scope is older than 1986 it is repair only service. You pay...
by Phyrbird
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FS: Rear Picatinny Red Dot Mount.
Replies: 15
Views: 2881

Re: FS: Rear Picatinny Red Dot Mount.

Fred, I'm impressed. Give me a week or so, think I'm gonna get a couple, please.
Carl
by Phyrbird
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?
Replies: 17
Views: 4298

Re: Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?

I can dig it. You are right the "to the left" scope does make for odd ergonomics. But so does straight up ejection. If you come up with a viable option for our Ladies I'm sure there would be lots of interest here. JMB was an innovative designer at worst, we can follow his example.
by Phyrbird
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?
Replies: 17
Views: 4298

Re: Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?

Look for it, one of our guys drilled a short rail for the rear sight boss & mounted a reflex sight. A shotgun scope could be mounted the same. BUT you could try the Pachymar mount, the Griffin & Howe, or the Williams mounts. Yes they require drill/tap of the receiver, but the G&H mount helped me rin...
by Phyrbird
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?
Replies: 17
Views: 4298

Re: Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?

Fred, I've tried several solutions for these. They are 6-40. All my factory screws fit a screw checker plate with only minimal play. I've had about a dozen of the 8-81s & all have had no issues w/ factory or aftermarket 6-40s. Even my spare sight mount blocks are the same. You mentioned your screws ...
by Phyrbird
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Shooting Vintage Ammo
Replies: 6
Views: 2166

Re: Shooting Vintage Ammo

KW, That 25 looks heavily burnished on the case body. If powder degraded, & gave hi psi it could cause this. You might consider pulling the remaining bullets, the primers, & annealing the case necks. It won't help body splits but can make a difference on the case necks. Unfortunately the older stuff...