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by Phyrbird
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: British proof marks on Model 8?
Replies: 4
Views: 34

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: 7
Views: 90

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: 3
Views: 52

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: 71

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: 91

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: 63

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: 63

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: 10023

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: 16
Views: 1606

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: 451

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: 531

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: 2
Views: 837

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: 1020

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: 1020

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: 1020

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: 514

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: 593

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: 471

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: 322

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: 631

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: 821

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: 1367

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: 1066

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: 976

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: 812

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: 923

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: 2059

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: 10023

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: 1193

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: 728

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: 1765

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: 833

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: 1728

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: 5027

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: 5027

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
by Phyrbird
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Stock troubles
Replies: 12
Views: 4440

Re: Stock troubles

Auger: a wood boring bit, spiral, w/cutters that cut very smooth holes. (unless you break thru the back) No rasp here. https://www.irwin.com/tools/browse/drill-bits/woodboring-drill-bits/auger-bits the hole referenced in our posts is the one the receiver tube for the recoil spring slides in the stoc...
by Phyrbird
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Buttstock bolt lining up
Replies: 5
Views: 945

Re: Buttstock bolt lining up

you might check this topic, many of us have the same problem with the early Ser# 81s.

http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety. ... 078#p15488
by Phyrbird
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: For your fine veiwing or bidding pleasure Grade Fs
Replies: 4
Views: 1384

For your fine veiwing or bidding pleasure Grade Fs

Check these out: :shock: https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/76/3571/remington-model-8f-premier-grade-semiautomatic-rifle https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/76/3572/remington-model-8f-premier-grade-semiautomatic-rifle https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/76/1412/remington-model-241-pr...
by Phyrbird
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 8s & an 81 Group Photo
Replies: 8
Views: 1977

Re: Model 8s & an 81 Group Photo

Jack I think you are right, did you visit and infect them with our disease :?: :lol: Gotta be the dread Jackitis :!: :!: Yes I am glad There is no vaccine :o
by Phyrbird
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 8s & an 81 Group Photo
Replies: 8
Views: 1977

Re: Model 8s & an 81 Group Photo

Nice Congrats
by Phyrbird
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Reloading 30 Remington....
Replies: 3
Views: 905

Re: Reloading 30 Remington....

Suggest you try the Hornady 140g Monoflex, I'm having pretty good luck with them & Leverrevolution powder. Another potential could be the 160g FTX. These are a little lighter, great ballistic coefficient, with modern design for 30-30 velocities. The Monoflex being a solid has great accuracy potential.
by Phyrbird
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New recruit from Central Pa
Replies: 10
Views: 2600

Re: New recruit from Central Pa

Noticed you got one with the top-toe buttplate that is a good find. & in 25 Rem, had one almost the same & had to trade for a Inglis. It too has JMB designs. Good luck with the pair, watch out though, they'll soon be whining :cry: for their relatives. Then infect you with Jackitis :!: :lol: :!:
by Phyrbird
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: model 81 safety
Replies: 3
Views: 1029

Re: model 81 safety

I've used a special Loctite to hold this type of parts with great success. This might help: http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=3441&p=11787&hilit=safety+locktite&sid=1bd2d529cf1e99757856471ea8d6ced9#p11787 You will definitely need a new safety screw at least. Perh...
by Phyrbird
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Cool Vintage Scoped 8
Replies: 2
Views: 1107

Re: Cool Vintage Scoped 8

boy, that would mess up the take down length 8-)
by Phyrbird
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: My first 1900 .35
Replies: 17
Views: 4283

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: 1708

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 ;)