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by Phyrbird
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FBI stuff available for restorations
Replies: 1
Views: 204

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: 82

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: 83

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: 83

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: 204

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: 290

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: 138

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: 3
Views: 151

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: 769

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: 256

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: 363

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: 622

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: 8
Views: 410

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: 8
Views: 539

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: 407

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: 415

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: 578

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: 578

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: 19
Views: 10918

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: 2996

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: 970

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: 1040

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: 4
Views: 1380

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: 1859

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: 1859

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: 1859

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: 921

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...
by Phyrbird
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Good one Got away
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Good one Got away

Couldn't bid on this one, but it's Nice. :?

https://www.gunbroker.com/Item/829940027
by Phyrbird
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Segmented follower spring
Replies: 3
Views: 778

Re: Segmented follower spring

This is a standard "old" spring. Wide leaves to the back.
by Phyrbird
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: New Model 8 Question. Why is bolt not catching on empty.
Replies: 1
Views: 544

Re: New Model 8 Question. Why is bolt not catching on empty.

A. check and see if the magazine release button spring is on top of the rail on the left side. Disassembly to fix. B. I had one that the bolt stop rocker parts were not installed correctly. Same fix, gotta disassemble to put stuff right. One thing look for a bent or worn leaf (V) spring on inside th...
by Phyrbird
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN information from old catalogues
Replies: 4
Views: 1014

Re: FN information from old catalogues

Canuck, you are a rascal :lol: I recall an old flick about some raccoons trashing a hunting cabin. Know anything bout that :?: :?:
by Phyrbird
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Safety Lever Design Differences
Replies: 7
Views: 1300

Re: Safety Lever Design Differences

If you do happen across one with a separation of lever & shaft:: http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=3441&p=11787&hilit=safety+locktite&sid=349040b2120e72ed1db75827256503d6#p11787 This may not be a permanent repair as a new milled pin hole, but better than a hokey ...
by Phyrbird
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New .30 Rem brass splitting necks !?
Replies: 13
Views: 2074

Re: New .30 Rem brass splitting necks !?

R-man I have had both 30 & 32 Rem split. But it was older original loads, the age of brass & storage conditions can have that effect. Annealing usually corrects necks or shoulder splits, but one gotta pull bullets for that. I've yet to figure out a good way to remove old primers safely B4 the anneal...
by Phyrbird
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove
Replies: 18
Views: 1842

Re: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove

HUHNH :!: :!:
Chas you may be right, the above photo does show an unusual clearance. Any body got Dims on this difference??
by Phyrbird
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Weak ejection on Model 81 .30 Rem
Replies: 11
Views: 1620

Re: Weak ejection on Model 81 .30 Rem

I must agree w/ Ken. The physics always apply, unless you go Quantum. Our Ladies operate on recoil momentum not energy, the product of mass & velocity primarily. With some offset due to the acceleration in the barrel of the projectile from rest. I personally have experience with the results. My sabo...
by Phyrbird
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Burried FN 1900
Replies: 7
Views: 1381

Re: Burried FN 1900

We like personality :!: :!:
Plus it looks like someone did a reasonable restoration. The scarfs are heritage in my opinion.
Carl
by Phyrbird
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Bordeaux
Replies: 5
Views: 1384

Re: Hello from Bordeaux

Jean,
Welcome, good luck on the parts. You may find them easier on the European market. I also suggest a review of the FN 1900 page on this home site. It's informative,just not that detailed on the magazine...
by Phyrbird
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Herters stuff + 32Rem dies Sold
Replies: 2
Views: 2346

Re: Herters stuff + 32Rem dies

Anybody need Herters loading parts? Got a couple specialized shellholders SOLD and a primer arm kit. Near NIB. ;) Would consider a partial trade for a Lyman Trueline Jr shellholder adapter for standard shellholders. 8-) Bump: still got the 32 Rem RCBS dies(sold), who wants 'em? still got Lyman 243&...
by Phyrbird
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: WTT Parts and more
Replies: 19
Views: 10918

Re: WTT Parts and more

Updated.
I still have the FBI takedown lever when someone needs.
by Phyrbird
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from British Columbia
Replies: 9
Views: 1690

Re: Hello from British Columbia

117, The HuntingBC site requires a registration to get at pics, thought you should know. A way to pump up members, they should consider a viewable alternative, not just lock everyone out. I'll try it out, just saying. Carl Update: REg worked; a nice lady, still got her stuff, Congrats on the bear. W...
by Phyrbird
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: stage one complete!
Replies: 2
Views: 1033

Re: stage one complete!

AH HA :!: Another victim of the dread collector's disease.
Told you these old rifles pine for their relatives, but glad you are having such good luck with your efforts.
A really great photo of the group, congrats..
Carl
by Phyrbird
Thu May 23, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: RCBS shell holder won't work
Replies: 7
Views: 2203

Re: RCBS shell holder won't work

AAWWW, be nice, Mom always said you get more flies with sugar than vinegar. :lol: :twisted:
by Phyrbird
Thu May 23, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Need .30 Rem reloading advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1213

Re: Need .30 Rem reloading advice

A start: http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=5166&sid=4c30963a75f04dd38d0d21084071c9f5 http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=5374&sid=4c30963a75f04dd38d0d21084071c9f5 From Stevespages: 150 Grain Bullet--IMR-4320 From 33.0 grains to 3...
by Phyrbird
Wed May 01, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Unseated fired primers on reloaded .35 Rem ammo?
Replies: 8
Views: 2319

Re: Unseated fired primers on reloaded .35 Rem ammo?

This thread is a Really good reason to have a method for measuring headspace/shoulder of our fired rounds. I found the Hornady gauge for this is a great help. The first device I have found to test this reliably. Cheap insurance!! I also noticed on some cases the diameter of the collars are very clos...
by Phyrbird
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Back from the dead, I am!
Replies: 22
Views: 6162

Re: Back from the dead, I am!

Adam, Glad to hear the post-op therapy is helping your both, Keep on keeping on. I too am interested in the Kreiger mods. As I have the "Not" Kreiger & 3 early mags that don't use the side springs I'd like to mod a couple to make Xtra magazines for mine. It is different from the classic Kreiger desi...
by Phyrbird
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Back from the dead, I am!
Replies: 22
Views: 6162

Re: Back from the dead, I am!

Welcome Back, Welcome Back, U knowfrom Kotter. :lol:
I know about the therapy dragging on, from the back surgery couple years ago...
Stay with the stretching & strength building!! It does help, maybe just not soon enough t suit us...
Carl