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by Phyrbird
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB WTT CH 308 Swaging die
Replies: 0
Views: 1

WTB WTT CH 308 Swaging die

Got a need if any of you know of one. I'm looking for the CH 308 finish die for swaging. Not the core seat die, the other one. Need the top punch too. Don't have to have the knob, shaft, or top adjust screw. Got a workable bottom punch.
Looking to prep for the next shortage.
Will consider trade...
by Phyrbird
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from California
Replies: 3
Views: 16

Re: New member from California

Welcome, if you don't like the recoil of the 32 you really will be uncomfortable with a 300 Sav. Mine has a better punch tamed by a Limbsaver slip on. It works well. :ugeek: . My 32s are moderate. You should try a 45-70 with my Ken Waters Pet Loads, talk about a sledge :!: :!: The 35R with a 220g sl...
by Phyrbird
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: operating handle
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: operating handle

Got one in my spare parts box. Used but in great shape. No pits or cracks, slight blue wear on the tip of the plunger. All the rest good; ;) it's not been blued on the handle :x like so many. Carlsandage@yahoo.com Email me for $ + shipping, (USPS MO) or I do trade if we can get together on something...
by Phyrbird
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: a gun from God,,,,,,,,,,
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: a gun from God,,,,,,,,,,

Yea verily, he speaks to us from time to time. We have to listen. Wish I could hear more often.
A side note: 25R, that clean, the Lyman sight, $350 :?: :?: He is really looking after you. Next Thurs we need to be thankful.
by Phyrbird
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: My Nov 2018 Alberta buck
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Re: My Nov 2018 Alberta buck

Nice one, wish I could....
by Phyrbird
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: WTT Parts and more
Replies: 12
Views: 4684

Re: WTT Parts and more

Updated first post, See anything you like :?: :?:
See top of the list...
by Phyrbird
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: 1927 Model 8 problem cycling (Jam issue)
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: 1927 Model 8 problem cycling (Jam issue)

TklB, A lighter load may not cycle the action all the way back. Our Ladies are recoil operated. Cleaning the action spring & tube, the recoil spring, & the buffer spring could help. If the barrel sleeve springs are not in correctly it could have an effect as well. Sounds like a cycling problem, not ...
by Phyrbird
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Jack
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: Jack

Jack,
You have my personal email, keep me posted on a target opportunity, results of your inventory review, and I really would enjoy visiting again.
Take care, Carl
by Phyrbird
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jack
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Jack

Jack,
Haven't seen much of you lately. Are you well? I'm still recoupping from the back. Too slowwwww for my taste.....
Your brother in arms,
Carl
by Phyrbird
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Recoil Spring dimensions for Model 8 in .35 Rem
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: Recoil Spring dimensions for Model 8 in .35 Rem

Dieselman, You suggested you have installed a Model 11 spring in the barrel sleeve of a 35Rem. :idea: I am very interested in the possibility of similar work for some projects. Could you be kind enough to detail just what was done, the exact part used for replacement, & how/if it was modified? I rea...
by Phyrbird
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Looking at a Model 81, number hand etched on top?
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Looking at a Model 81, number hand etched on top?

Pics would help. Typically not but perhaps.
by Phyrbird
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: SRC
Replies: 10
Views: 606

Re: SRC

Who did the blue, I'm looking for a reliable source. Just not in Canada :?: :?: Who did the blueing :?: :?: Just for the record I really appreciate your skill with doing the mag release. I've a 32R with a single mag that releases, I'm also curious about the detail of getting the mags to fit in the ...
by Phyrbird
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: gunbroker--problems
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: gunbroker--problems

Yeah, my old searches are tttthhhhpppttt...
by Phyrbird
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: SRC
Replies: 10
Views: 606

Re: SRC

Who did the blue, I'm looking for a reliable source. Just not in Canada :?: :?:
by Phyrbird
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 7-30 Waters Rimless
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: 7-30 Waters Rimless

This may be of help, the 7x30W could be reamed in a 30R barrel lined to 7mm, the 30R is slightly smaller per SAAMI.
30Rem dim.jpg
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7x30 Waters dim.jpg
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by Phyrbird
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Help with barrel jacket bushing removal
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: Help with barrel jacket bushing removal

I'm pretty certain the sight block is brazed. It would likely cause scale from heat to remove. I have one some nitwit removed, toasty. Another option for the removal could be to use some medical freeze R134 to cool the barrel bushing after heating the sleeve. If that don't do it you may be in real t...
by Phyrbird
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Newbie Hello!
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: Newbie Hello!

KTB,
Did you get my PM with email for communication? I am still interested, just ain't found it yet.. :? ..
by Phyrbird
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel jacket question
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: Barrel jacket question

I agree on the Xthread, getting a reliable smith to chase those threads is gonna be a B**~~> :!: :!: They'd have to start way back & come out with out changing the thread pitch. I can't find one anymore that won't rip you off then charge for work not done or schlepped though just to get your money. ...
by Phyrbird
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81
Replies: 16
Views: 1126

Re: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81

Rman, thanks for your faith in me, :oops: Sometimes I wonder if it is deserved, but here goes. :) I am sure I have pulled a bolt carrier with the trigger assy still in, yet it easier to install with the assy out. The bolt stop lever is raised when the barrel is out. It makes the carrier challenging ...
by Phyrbird
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Recoil Spring dimensions for Model 8 in .35 Rem
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: Recoil Spring dimensions for Model 8 in .35 Rem

When you say "recoil spring" is it the one in the tube behind the bolt or the one in the barrel sleeve at the front or the one at the back in the sleeve? There are 3 that make the action work. Recoil spring is typically in front behind the barrel nut. Buffer spring (usually square cross-section) is ...
by Phyrbird
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81
Replies: 16
Views: 1126

Re: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81

RMan,
You shoulda dickered on the 300, most tang sights are worth $100 at least. Were it the FBI sight that could triple. Plus the 300 is just a little less than the 308. HHAARRRGGGH :!: :!:
by Phyrbird
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81
Replies: 16
Views: 1126

Re: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81

A couple thoughts: The firing pins are prone to mushrooming & it's possible for the rear of the bolt carrier too. Remove bolt carrier to check; push the bolt back with the barrel off, pull out on the center pin of the bolt handle, slide it forward out of the carrier, then the carrier will slide out ...
by Phyrbird
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 7.62x39......Part Deux, w/pics of my "new" .35 Remington
Replies: 15
Views: 709

Re: 7.62x39......Part Deux, w/pics of my "new" .35 Remington

Try : http://gungrip.com/remington-model-8-buttplate.aspx https://vintagegungrips.com/shop/remington-model-8-rifle-buttplate-curved-4-1116-x-1-12/ Bear in mind; these are curved, most are oversize to be sanded to fit the stock. Seldom do you find the metal ones with the toe that has a screw vertical.
by Phyrbird
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: 7.62x39......Part Deux, w/pics of my "new" .35 Remington
Replies: 15
Views: 709

Re: 7.62x39......Part Deux, w/pics of my "new" .35 Remington

Congrats :!:
That's a very clean rifle for the vintage. Got one of the SLRs a year or two older that has little finish left, a good shooter though. My son was impressed at the range.
by Phyrbird
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 8 from yesteryear
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: Model 8 from yesteryear

Yeah, I member that old style fence round lots of yards, & gardens. Not much good keeping out critters or kids. Another place you had to clip by hand.
by Phyrbird
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 35Rem with 300Savage barrel assembly.
Replies: 8
Views: 1184

Re: Model 81 35Rem with 300Savage barrel assembly.

Just to throw a wrench in the works :o :lol: : Propose a new wildcat; :idea: 35 Savage, take a 35Rem barrel, rechamber to the 300 Sav dimensions with the neck blown out to 357 or 358, use 300 Sav bolt, use 300 Sav springs, load for 180-200-220g projectiles. We could create a nice renovation for 35s,...
by Phyrbird
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Bolt rotation
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: Bolt rotation

I might add: there is a ridge on the inside left of the receiver that engages the bolt stop while the bolt carrier is between full open & battery. It helps prevent the bolt being rotated from vertical till it seats in the barrel on closing. Still the bolt can be rotated when all the way back. It's o...
by Phyrbird
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: 7.62x39......is the idea still alive & kicking?
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: 7.62x39......is the idea still alive & kicking?

Why not just use a saboted projectile in a 300 Sav? It could be rather impressive.
Why not :?: :?:
by Phyrbird
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Stuck Bolt: pulled back too far?
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: Stuck Bolt: pulled back too far?

Most likely it's because the barrel is not in battery position & installed. The bolt lock lever is released by the barrel in the forward position, with round in the magazine the mag follower does not engage the bolt stop. Try this: install barrel, pull back on bolt handle, push bolt release button d...
by Phyrbird
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Newbie Hello!
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: Newbie Hello!

Welcome Neighbor, :) grew up there, & still got family in town. I'm in SOKY near Bowling Green. Which rifle have you?
by Phyrbird
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: researching the history behind Remington gun markings
Replies: 9
Views: 840

Re: researching the history behind Remington gun markings

Did all that one handed :?: :?: Wow you're way faster than me :shock: :lol:
by Phyrbird
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 #4577
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: FN 1900 #4577

I should think a fibre optic, a reflex with differing reticles, a short light scope. Keep in mind: the back can't hang over the chamber -- ejection is up, eye relief will be too long for most ordinary scopes. we're limited :x :x
by Phyrbird
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: My model 8
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: My model 8

A key point is where the looseness is; is it between the barrel jacket & the receiver, or is it between the barrel tube & the jacket block? Another location could be between the barrel nut & the bushing. The location matters: nut/bushing can be fixed with replacements not worn, problems with the bar...
by Phyrbird
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Ten minute barrel nut tool
Replies: 12
Views: 2406

Re: Ten minute barrel nut tool

Or This: 8-)

https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/277510A

Granted it's not a nut splitter but it works. ;)
by Phyrbird
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 250 Savage in a Model 8/81 Remington: could this work?
Replies: 3
Views: 638

Re: 250 Savage in a Model 8/81 Remington: could this work?

Adam, From personal experience: rifle functioning is a result of momentum. Ie the recoil of the cartridge, if your 250 Sav has the momentum of the 300Sav it will open the bolt and chamber a new round, Wanna bet it's a lower momentum? Most likely the conversion will require cut down recoil, buffer, &...
by Phyrbird
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 32
Views: 4390

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

UUp Adam ya better hurry up :lol:
by Phyrbird
Sun May 27, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello new member from Rathdrum Idaho
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: Hello new member from Rathdrum Idaho

Mr Kim, Welcome, we are always glad to know those that appreciate our heritage. The 25 is a nice cartridge to work with, though not as far reaching as some. If you can find a reputable smith to restore your Dad's rifle I support it. You can find loaded rounds at Graf's online most of the time. Just ...
by Phyrbird
Fri May 11, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Native Texas Member
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: New Native Texas Member

I like this one; it's great to see our heritage appreciated. Too often modern "people" conveniently forget the things our families endured or stood up for. A shame the media forgets easier. They should publish this rather than our current "reality show". :oops: Pardon the commentary, perhaps I'm wis...
by Phyrbird
Tue May 01, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?
Replies: 12
Views: 1606

Re: Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?

Looks like a very clean rifle, Congrats.
by Phyrbird
Tue May 01, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: forearm screw and bushing Model 8 (8-32)
Replies: 10
Views: 1115

Re: forearm screw and bushing Model 8 (8-32)

Try pre WWII Japanese parts, EEEHHHWWWW :!: :!:
Better early British pieces. :cry:
by Phyrbird
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: forearm screw and bushing Model 8 (8-32)
Replies: 10
Views: 1115

Re: forearm screw and bushing Model 8 (8-32)

Numrich still has a few parts, not those you are looking for. Most of us have to wait for them to show up on GBroker or FleaBay. Not much help I know but it's what we got.... :oops:
by Phyrbird
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Model 10 Barrel adjustment bushing removal tool?
Replies: 5
Views: 2453

Re: Model 10 Barrel adjustment bushing removal tool?

Adam, Numrich has the bushing, lock, & lock screws. You might also try some of their choke tube spanners. I found some are useful for hook type spanner needs. Getting just the right one can be hit or miss; dimensions on the site are sadly missing. Buy one, if it don't fit, get a different one. As fo...
by Phyrbird
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Stock Finish
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Re: Stock Finish

I seem to recall a lacquer finish was typical for most of them. Though too I personally prefer the "True oil" type of finish. It takes a couple weeks for the many coats to dry, but is very glossy when done and "feels" great in the hand. My problem is tiny pits in walnut, maple, and most other hardwo...
by Phyrbird
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: WTT Parts and more
Replies: 12
Views: 4684

Re: WTT Parts and more

Bump cause my edit didn't show as a new post.... :oops:
by Phyrbird
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...
Replies: 8
Views: 1332

Re: So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...

Just a note Mr Waters was instrumental in my (& brother too) ringing the gong at 185yds at the Great 8 Event. 180 gr Hornadys Spire points & 200gr Hornady Spire points. They are good in the 760 pump too. All our loaders should read & memorize his articles on the 25-30 & 35Rem loads because he made s...
by Phyrbird
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: peep sight plug screw
Replies: 3
Views: 938

Re: peep sight plug screw

The Farce is with us :lol: :lol: