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by Phyrbird
Mon Sep 06, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: WTT Parts and more
Replies: 23
Views: 20116

Re: WTT Parts and more

Luke,
Sorry, it Fleabayed away. And the Williams site no longer lists them. they did a year ago, Shame
by Phyrbird
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: positive user feedback
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: positive user feedback

Just to return the feedback:
My dealings with this Gent were excellent. They could have went south in many ways but we made arrangements by the book, not always easy. He can be trusted to be fair & scrupulously stick to his agreements. We have fun too.
by Phyrbird
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: My model 81 barrel tool
Replies: 15
Views: 2603

Re: My model 81 barrel tool

Consider use of a 6pt 3/4" impact deepwell socket for stock. Might be less expensive for machining. I too would find this type of tool interesting. Especially if it could be attached to a ratchet wrench or impact tool. The T handle would be very easy for normal use, with the socket square a hi torqu...
by Phyrbird
Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: D Grade Model 8
Replies: 11
Views: 2000

Re: D Grade Model 8

Sarge,
The holes look like they are for the Williams 5D. If that helps.
My experience with TIG: it is possible, but impossible to preserve the blue. I'd add the receiver sight, it already there. Plus it would be less expensive I'd think.
Carl
by Phyrbird
Sat May 01, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Mainspring Screw help
Replies: 8
Views: 2086

Re: Mainspring Screw help

Yup Yup Yup 8-) :ugeek:
by Phyrbird
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 81 .30 Rem, just home.
Replies: 5
Views: 1389

Re: Model 81 .30 Rem, just home.

Congrats, that's a good'un
by Phyrbird
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Bolt carrier binding when it travels back
Replies: 6
Views: 1796

Re: Bolt carrier binding when it travels back

LB,
I think what chas is drawing attention to is that NO M8 -81 will look like that if the action is operated by hand. Manual pull the bolt, the barrel stays forward, does not follow the bolt. Is the barrel in the barrel assembly in your photo? I also note nothing is holding the bolt & barrel back.
by Phyrbird
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: My first and I hope my last "Frankengun" (in .250-3000 Savage)
Replies: 17
Views: 3666

Re: My first and I hope my last "Frankengun" (in .250-3000 Savage)

Bander, The problem is not the spring but momentum; ie Recoil. A 100-120g pill will just not generate the same momentum as a 150-180g 300 Sav will. M= fps x mass (120g). At normal pressures for the savage rounds it would mandate the different spring. Perhaps even a different mainspring. Trust me. I'...
by Phyrbird
Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: My first and I hope my last "Frankengun" (in .250-3000 Savage)
Replies: 17
Views: 3666

Re: My first and I hope my last "Frankengun" (in 250 Savage)

Velly interesting :!: :!: Model 81s are chambered in 300 sav, the 308 version of the Savage cartridges. I personally have a hard time understanding why Remington did not chamber the 250-3000 it's sister. It is a better performing case. Of course being recoil operated the 250 MUST have differing spri...
by Phyrbird
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Shooting Model 8
Replies: 3
Views: 1296

Re: Shooting Model 8

Good factory ammo:
Reeds Ammo
Grafs
Not always in stock but regular suppliers.
by Phyrbird
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Northeast Oklahoma
Replies: 3
Views: 1530

Re: Hello from Northeast Oklahoma

Howdy, good to meetcha :D
by Phyrbird
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Alabama 2020-21
Replies: 11
Views: 2397

Re: Alabama 2020-21

Yup :D
by Phyrbird
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Early Lyman AT sight.
Replies: 1
Views: 1045

Re: Early Lyman AT sight.

Jay,
Look up FBI rifle on this site. :D ;) :D
by Phyrbird
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 2512

Re: Model 8 Advice

That's a nice one, I like the buttplate, one of my favorites...
35 Rem too is a fave.
by Phyrbird
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Pennsylvania bucks
Replies: 4
Views: 3186

Re: Pennsylvania bucks

Congrats Luke,
Wish I were there... Now we are wanting to go to the woods...
Carl
by Phyrbird
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: GB M8 F grade
Replies: 4
Views: 1828

Re: GB M8 F grade

Note the wrist sanded down below the tang. Forearm is not even a M81 let alone M8; ie we probably have a Franken. Due to the M81 screw in the forearm, hard to see, but there. Buffed out pit on the receiver left & on the serial # area could mean a reblue. Receiver is likely a SLR early rifle from B4 ...
by Phyrbird
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 1719

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: 1719

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: 2178

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: 3282

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: 1518

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: 1817

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: 2423

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: 2620

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: 4
Views: 4541

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: 2520

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: 2520

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: 6093

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: 1488

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: 23
Views: 20116

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: 1159

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: 3035

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: 1299

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: 4637

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: 2136

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: 2038

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: 1643

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: 30
Views: 8471

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: 2479

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: 2643

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: 2479

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: 2643

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: 2508

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: 1709

Re: Kreiger mag

Not yet :!: 8-)
by Phyrbird
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Primers backing out
Replies: 9
Views: 3931

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: 1615

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: 2276

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: 1706

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: 2837

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: 2837

Re: Need buffer spring for .35 remington

KISS -- Why not a round coil with near Identical specs? I'm interested...