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by Phyrbird
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!
Replies: 39
Views: 16463

Re: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!

Cabe, I agree bout the scrappers. Yeah we need parts to keep our ladies functioning, but I shudder to think how many of our rifles are/have been parted out to supply the stuff online. Wish too there was a way to 3D print spares for these fine rifles. I'm in process of a restore on one receiver found...
by Phyrbird
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Operating handle removal
Replies: 10
Views: 281

Re: Operating handle removal problem

Yeah!! Thats what I'm talkin'bout :D :!: :!:
by Phyrbird
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Long time lurker, new member.
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: Long time lurker, new member.

Welcome; need Pics :D
by Phyrbird
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Model 8 Christmas (2018)!
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Merry Model 8 Christmas (2018)!

Merry Christmas to all, & a Merrier New years.
Let us strive to keep the spirit thru all this year.
Carl
by Phyrbird
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Another New Guy
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: Another New Guy

Greg
Send me an email @ the sight, perhaps I can help.

Carlsandage@yahoo.com
by Phyrbird
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Butt Pad Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 1391

Re: Butt Pad Replacement

U R welcome R'man, I like the slip ons because they require no mods to a stock. Plus it's really easy to throw one or two sizes in the pack with the muffs & safety glasses for a trip to the range... Of course in the pack means they won't mark-up the stock like many I've seen in the last 10 years, I ...
by Phyrbird
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Special Firearm
Replies: 47
Views: 2041

Re: Special Firearm

Even better, it's a high grade FN1900 :!: :!: I noticed all the screws are indexed :o
Now I gotta rinse the drool outa the keyboard again. :oops: Running outa distilled H2O :!: :!:
by Phyrbird
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Special Firearm
Replies: 47
Views: 2041

Re: Special Firearm

Jack, A Beaut :!: :!: I feel your joy (& pain in the left rear pocket) as I have a soft spot for these Queens of the craft. Unfortunately I haven't deep enough pockets to share in acquiring this quality. However know I and my brother have had good luck with a couple of Herolds, mine a tri-barrel, hi...
by Phyrbird
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Rem Model 8 Serial numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: Rem Model 8 Serial numbers

Soaking in a good reliable solvent like Hoppes is good. I have also used a small brass brush for tight areas to avoid wearing the finish. I like the 0000 steel wool too (gently) as it is used to card during blueing process. The 0000 can eventually wear thru a finish. I have a old Tee shirt soaked in...
by Phyrbird
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: sighting issue
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: sighting issue

I agree @ the plastic, just not the source. Many machine tool suppliers can sell plastic shim stock in various thicknesses down to about .002. It's Great & it is very stable for these applications....
Try it, comes in 8 1/2 x 11 sheets, affordable too...
by Phyrbird
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: thegreatmodel8.net
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Re: thegreatmodel8.net

Dave, I use the "remingtonsociety.com" site frequently. When I enter thegreatmodel8.net I end up on the society site. Is there any pages on the "dot" net URL? or is it just a pass thru to our site? If it has no pages we can't use them, then the only reason to hang onto the URL is to prevent others f...
by Phyrbird
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jack and the Tornado
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: Jack and the Tornado

Jack,
Is Ms Brenda OK? Heard some damage there.
by Phyrbird
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: operating handle
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: operating handle

U R Welcome :oops:
by Phyrbird
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 7.62x39
Replies: 10
Views: 1077

Re: 7.62x39

Good reply, it'll take a while to percolate, for now... 8-)
by Phyrbird
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 7.62x39
Replies: 10
Views: 1077

Re: 7.62x39

My brothers are hooked up with some investment casters in their jukebox restoration hobby. You just might use the "print" to get a good casting to be finish machined. Nice work. Which 3D printer you use? I'd really like to find a printer for small steel parts; know what I mean? PS I'd also like to k...
by Phyrbird
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: Newbie

OOOO :!: :!: Pretty Lady. :shock: I don't think the engraving is Rem original, but WOW, it is very tasteful. The scope & mount really sets it off. My compliments, a Great 81. Know you have inherited a treasure. 8-) Is that nickel plating I see? PS I know our members would like more Pics detailing th...
by Phyrbird
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Reloading for the 1900 (35 Rem)
Replies: 16
Views: 2153

Re: Reloading for the 1900 (35 Rem)

The Norma powders are available here. I'm afraid what is not is the barrel of a FN1900 :? . Wish there were more but only a few of us are privileged to have one of our ladies direct from Belgium. :cry: If I'm not mistaken the caliber listing in some places across the Pond is a 9mm. :shock: Further I...
by Phyrbird
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB WTT CH 308 Swaging die
Replies: 0
Views: 338

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: 4
Views: 467

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: 4
Views: 392

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: 318

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: 437

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: 5436

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: 7
Views: 641

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: 469

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: 469

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: 9
Views: 1139

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: 717

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: 1391

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: 698

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: 1391

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: 633

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.
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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: 683

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: 1004

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: 501

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: 2031

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: 9
Views: 1139

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: 2031

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: 2031

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: 1541

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: 1541

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: 641

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: 1695

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: 562

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: 1597

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: 564

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: 1004

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: 1633

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: 1370

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