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by Phyrbird
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: 2021

Careful Roger, don't wanna start a Remdemic :!: :!: :lol: :mrgreen:
Next we'll have to start wearing polarized glasses to prevent the "gleam" of that next M8-81 affecting our frontal lobes :ugeek:
by Phyrbird
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: 2021

Ditto: may you stay safe so we can stay Forum brothers & sisters.
by Phyrbird
Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 Action Spring
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Model 8 Action Spring

I agree with Jack (always), the only one I ever found without the action spring tube was from a "Stripper". My only spare went to the restore project. The wood plug is equally hard to find.
by Phyrbird
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FBI stuff available for restorations
Replies: 3
Views: 1834

Re: FBI stuff available for restorations

whupps; no pics to me :?: :?:
by Phyrbird
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Front sight blade OA height
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Front sight blade OA height

Cam Woodall put me onto this:

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B002APM8AS/ ... _lig_dp_it

It's not original, but Very Visible.... 8-) ;)
by Phyrbird
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: replacement Model 81 buttstock
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: replacement Model 81 buttstock

Roger, I too need one please, for a restore of one of my barrel assys with the partridge front sight.Hoping to get a frame from a member too. I have every thing else for now.
by Phyrbird
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Recommended ammo for .35 Model 8
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: Recommended ammo for .35 Model 8

180 gr rang the gong at the Great Model 8 Event some years back. 8-)
by Phyrbird
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: A Young Gun
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: A Young Gun

Cute :!: :!: Good embroidery, like the UnY corn too :D
by Phyrbird
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Rear sight mount missing
Replies: 3
Views: 2990

Re: Rear sight mount missing

It's a small bar with the 2 threaded holes that fits the holes in the bbl sleeve.
Got one , $20 + shipping if you please.

carlsandage@yahoo.com

My forum inbox stays full so I prefer email OK?
by Phyrbird
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 Magazine Spring broke when rifle fired
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Re: Model 8 Magazine Spring broke when rifle fired

Roger
Know you are cruisin'; watch out the Ladies don't gang up on you. What was that about scorn :?: :?:
:lol: :lol: :twisted: 8-) 8-)
by Phyrbird
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 Magazine Spring broke when rifle fired
Replies: 9
Views: 631

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: 22
Views: 1280

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: 288

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: 15937

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: 229

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: 1097

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: 380

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: 14
Views: 1394

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: 794

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: 775

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: 844

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: 22
Views: 2211

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: 1129

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: 5
Views: 1007

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: 1129

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: 5
Views: 1007

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: 4
Views: 1022

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: 578

Re: Kreiger mag

Not yet :!: 8-)
by Phyrbird
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Primers backing out
Replies: 9
Views: 1382

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: 556

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: 1130

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: 679

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: 1154

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: 1154

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: 1970

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: 15937

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: 1977

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: 3794

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: 3327

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: 2408

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: 1977

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: 5676

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: 3268

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: 2285

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: 5676

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: 1419

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: 2354

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: 3248

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: 3
Views: 1834

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: 2623

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...