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by Phyrbird
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN information from old catalogues
Replies: 4
Views: 47

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: 94

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: 11
Views: 154

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: 16
Views: 175

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: 203

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: 168

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: 222

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
Replies: 2
Views: 1640

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: 17
Views: 8830

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: 530

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: 323

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: 1137

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: 320

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: 7
Views: 694

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: 3629

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: 3629

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: 3818

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: 534

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: 698

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: 1257

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: 1257

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: 488

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: 1687

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: 623

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: 727

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: 3142

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: 1235

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 ;)
by Phyrbird
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: A couple to wishlist
Replies: 2
Views: 844

Re: A couple to wishlist

Not less ya win da Lottery :lol: :arrow: :oops:
by Phyrbird
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: To FBI or not to FBI
Replies: 4
Views: 1235

Re: To FBI or not to FBI

Yup, I was right, can't afford it. :cry:
by Phyrbird
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: A couple to wishlist
Replies: 2
Views: 844

A couple to wishlist

Found these, curious & curiouser: https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/rifles/remington-rifles-custom-shop/remington-model-8-40-d-41-factory-engraved-deluxe-rare-caliber-25-35-remington.cfm?gun_id=101186867 https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/rifles/remington-rif...
by Phyrbird
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: WTT Parts and more
Replies: 17
Views: 8830

Re: WTT Parts and more

Bump cause my edit didn't show as a new post...
PS I still need some rear barrel sight blanks for my Ladies....
by Phyrbird
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: To FBI or not to FBI
Replies: 4
Views: 1235

Re: To FBI or not to FBI

Guess who has a sight(s) :?: :D Of course I would need some correct #5 screws :oops: to mount it. I wonder if any of our members has a spare front sight for such a restoration project? 8-) If not I have a tall Williams sight that would serve, just not be original. :roll: I also have the takedown lev...
by Phyrbird
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: To FBI or not to FBI
Replies: 4
Views: 1235

To FBI or not to FBI

:?: Is it or one that is a 1950 repair? I see 41AT screw holes, but no Partridge front sight. Yeah the left side stamp is similar.
:?: :?: :twisted: :? :? :| :?:

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/802017278
by Phyrbird
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: What type of rear sight?
Replies: 2
Views: 635

Re: What type of rear sight?

Find ?? No.
Marbles folding aftermarket sight for the Model 8, hang on to the screws they are hard to find & pay for too. :?
by Phyrbird
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Henwood book
Replies: 1
Views: 1070

Re: Henwood book

Respects, Have a safe tour & a great (model 8) read ;) . If you like the book I've another on a "Browning" Diamond you will love.
by Phyrbird
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Screws/Springs Wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 821

Re: Screws/Springs Wanted

These'll get you started: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Remington-81-trigger-474lot/173128314599?hash=item284f406ee7:g:ivkAAOSwZ5hab2Q2 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Remington-81-parts-300-savage-474lot/173128269584?hash=item284f3fbf10:g:SOsAAOSwATtab14m https://www.ebay.com/itm/Remington-Model-8-bolt-return-...
by Phyrbird
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Front sight specs, help me please...
Replies: 9
Views: 1984

Re: Front sight specs, help me please...

Oh Yeah, theats what I'm talkin' bout :!: :!:
:idea:
by Phyrbird
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 8883

Re: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!

To solve the cookie mystery; its an old fashioned anti rust sponge. It probably has a desiccant & an O2 absorber originally. Now it's kinda crumbly. I leave in place cause it may have been placed during the repair. Not likely, just maybe. :D :lol:
by Phyrbird
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 8883

Re: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!

Jack, Please excuse a small side trip from all the beauties. Just had a thought, could my Tattooed Lady have been the model for the FBI series? :?: :?: Same receiver sight, same sling swivel, no barrel sight, just in a harder hitting caliber. http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/forums/viewtop...
by Phyrbird
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Ejection (Stove Piping) with 81 300 Savage
Replies: 10
Views: 1927

Re: Ejection (Stove Piping) with 81 300 Savage

RMan, a quick note; keep an eye :shock: on the bolt rotation. When you push back it can turn out of line w/ the bbl block. If so, no sweat, ;) pull bolt back @ half way, (releases the bolt lock) then push it back vertical with a dowel or such. Many of these rifles have sold "busted" because of that ...
by Phyrbird
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Another restoration completed
Replies: 10
Views: 1579

Re: Another restoration completed

Thanks Sage Sarge, good detail. The small stuff sounds easier than I thought. Still I've several pieces longer needing finish for a restore as you have done. No $$ for tanks & heater. By the way, what type of pot you use? heard stainless is not a great idea.... :?: Just an idea, if you ever desire a...
by Phyrbird
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: New to me model 8’s
Replies: 2
Views: 677

Re: New to me model 8’s

Welcome, Nice Ladies. I like the top toe buttplates too.
by Phyrbird
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Krieger conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 1132

Re: Krieger conversion

Yeah my Left rear pocket keeps coming up empty :cry: :cry:
by Phyrbird
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another restoration completed
Replies: 10
Views: 1579

Re: Another restoration completed

Great work. Sarge.
Curious, what do you use for metal finish? I need GOOD one, & can't afford tanks burners, salt etc. for my small jobs...
by Phyrbird
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Really Odd Buttplate
Replies: 3
Views: 1084

Re: Really Odd Buttplate

Eric,
Got one on rifle, not available. You are right I've seen 2 on auction, unrealistic prices. Wish we knew the origin of these, I know I saw pictures elsewhere :?: :?: :?:
I beleive a couple of our members have these, doubt any are spares.... :cry:
by Phyrbird
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: More Drool & Jackitis
Replies: 2
Views: 767

Re: More Drool & Jackitis

Sarge you should see the M11 in my brother's rack. Even prettier, love shooting w/ the 2 ivory beads on the vent rib, just doesn't have all the scroll work. ;) Still she's prettier.
Try Pepcid AC for the heart burn works for me :lol:
by Phyrbird
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: More Drool & Jackitis
Replies: 2
Views: 767

More Drool & Jackitis

Just thought I'd give members a heads Up. There are some pretty Ladies selling on GI: https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/rifles/remington-rifles-semi-auto/remington-model-8-d-grade-in-300-savage.cfm?gun_id=101139552 https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/shotguns/...
by Phyrbird
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Front sight specs, help me please...
Replies: 9
Views: 1984

Re: Front sight specs, help me please...

Uhh-huh Uhh-huh, lets Do it right here :lol:
(Sorry I get carried away)