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by keltg
Sat May 11, 2013 6:00 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Highly Customized 81-D
Replies: 10
Views: 4605

Re: Highly Customized 81-D

very nicely done, and they didn't go over board on the alterations as i have seen some custom rifles are.
by keltg
Wed May 08, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Newest member of my collection
Replies: 3
Views: 2471

Re: Newest member of my collection

Keltg, Your new .300 Savage 81 has some great wood figuring in the stock. I think you got a great 81 for what you paid - very nice! Thank you Adam, the recoil pad not being original was a bit of a let down but over all she's in good shape. Been thinking of stripping the finish and redoing the stock...
by keltg
Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Newest member of my collection
Replies: 3
Views: 2471

Newest member of my collection

Went to a local gun show yesterday and was looking for either a 22 hornet or a 222 Remington, well i found both but nothing in my price range, if you didn't have 1000.00 you didn't buy. Well we where on our way out when a A5 Browning caught my eye, then I seen her a Model 81 with a side mount scope,...
by keltg
Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Pics of whats coming
Replies: 21
Views: 7823

Re: Pics of whats coming

Its taken a while, had to get a couple of other projects out of the shop before i got back to this one. Well here a couple of photos of my Model 8 with just the final fitting of the stock left.
by keltg
Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Jack's Cased Project Rifle!
Replies: 16
Views: 6895

Re: Jack's Cased Project Rifle!

Only word that i can find to describe that is Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!!
by keltg
Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:53 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 Cutaway
Replies: 3
Views: 1630

Re: Model 8 Cutaway

that would make a pretty awesome display. Might just have to start looking for a wore out model 8 or 81 to do that too.
by keltg
Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:51 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Will the sickeness end?........... ugh
Replies: 12
Views: 4284

Re: Will the sickeness end?........... ugh

looks good, like the old looking photo, sets a time for the model 8, like the pistol too.
by keltg
Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: barrel lock spring
Replies: 2
Views: 1488

Re: barrel lock spring

i am not sure if this the right thing to do, but there is a small parts store that caters to the agriculture industry and they carry a wide selection of spring steel, and coil springs, they are always very helpful if they don't have it they will try to find a match. I would look for a similar store ...
by keltg
Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: my latest project
Replies: 12
Views: 3906

Re: my latest project

very nice looking rifle.
by keltg
Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Trouble with my old model 8
Replies: 2
Views: 2318

Re: Trouble with my old model 8

sounds like the carrier latch is wore and is able to move too high and is catching when the bolt moves back to load the next round.
by keltg
Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: 5 school days left - not that I'm counting UPDATE
Replies: 16
Views: 4290

Re: 44 school days left - not that I'm counting

told you we need more teachers like yourself.
by keltg
Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: For Sale: Custom 81 w/ Police Magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 2220

Re: For Sale: Custom 81 w/ Police Magazine

very nice piece, wish i was in the us already. have to do some more research on getting an importers license.
by keltg
Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Dent removal on bottom of magazine shell
Replies: 8
Views: 2730

Re: Dent removal on bottom of magazine shell

you should be good to go, have to take some pics show off how it works for you. the clip i did worked out good for the bottom but the previous owner used pliers or vise grips and pushed the sides of the magazine in at the bottom as well. Managed to get the worst of that out as well.
by keltg
Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: other hobbies - plastic modeling
Replies: 16
Views: 4257

Re: other hobbies - plastic modeling

my full name is Kelvin Trent Giesbrecht or keltg for short. I have seen the pictures you have posted of some of your project rifles. and have admired them. I am a water plant operator by trade, but needed something to keep my evenings full so i took a Gunsmithing course last winter completed the 10 ...
by keltg
Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:12 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Dent removal on bottom of magazine shell
Replies: 8
Views: 2730

Re: Dent removal on bottom of magazine shell

i used my router for the outside block radius, i had a round nose bit that was a pretty close match. for the inside radius i used a fairly thin piece that i could move across the width of the magazine. i also tried a hard wood dowel that was rounded on the end and that worked pretty good as well.
by keltg
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: other hobbies - plastic modeling
Replies: 16
Views: 4257

Re: other hobbies - plastic modeling

we need more teachers like yourself. I raised one son myself till two years ago. he passed away, i have been with my gf now for just over 2 years and she has 4 children oldest just turned 18, the rest are 11, 7, and 6, we have a little one together that is 7 months old now. and i know they would all...
by keltg
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Dent removal on bottom of magazine shell
Replies: 8
Views: 2730

Re: Dent removal on bottom of magazine shell

i had the same issue with my model 8 on one of the magazines i have, i formed a block of wood that fits in side of the magazine just a little longer, and made a hardwood block that has the same outer shape as the good magazine then tapped the dents with the wood and mallet till the magazine had the ...
by keltg
Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ebay steal!
Replies: 2
Views: 1497

Re: ebay steal!

nice find Packmule, that will look mighty fine on your carbine.
by keltg
Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: other hobbies - plastic modeling
Replies: 16
Views: 4257

Re: other hobbies - plastic modeling

Adam lee those 3d models are amazing.
by keltg
Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Just Joined... and pleased I did!
Replies: 7
Views: 2450

Re: Just Joined... and pleased I did!

Hello from Manitoba Canada, welcome to the site.
by keltg
Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Lyman 2a AT tang sight
Replies: 1
Views: 1062

Re: Lyman 2a AT tang sight

very nice tang peep just short on the cash at the moment, or i would be just offering you the take it bid, not big on auctions lol. If it doesn't sell keep me in mind. Maybe we could work out a deal.

Thanks kel
by keltg
Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WANTED..For a Model 8 .. BUTT STOCK
Replies: 6
Views: 2865

Re: WANTED..For a Model 8 .. BUTT STOCK

I'm looking for a decent BUTT STOCK for a very nice Model 8.. in .30 Rem It has a TANG SIGHT...that I do not want... Someone put a rubber pad on mine...yuk... I also have a full wood case of .30 Remngton ..from a PRISON in Colorado..In WHITE boxes...FULL METAL JACKET..Like was used by the US MARINE...
by keltg
Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Will the sickeness end?........... ugh
Replies: 12
Views: 4284

Re: Will the sickeness end?........... ugh

Packmule wrote:well I just bought
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =332422104
I hope its as good as it looks if not I got tons of ammo, the sickeness
is alive and well......ugh
she sure is pretty though isn't she. hard to pass them up when they look that well kept.
by keltg
Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New to me Webely
Replies: 6
Views: 2787

Re: New to me Webely

very nice. gotta love the classic firearms, they have character.
by keltg
Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Couple of cool old hunting pics from a book
Replies: 5
Views: 3185

Re: Couple of cool old hunting pics from a book

great photos thanks for sharing
by keltg
Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Low serial #
Replies: 6
Views: 3178

Re: Low serial #

you are correct, very nice model 8 you have there, i am jealous.
by keltg
Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Pics of whats coming
Replies: 21
Views: 7823

Re: Pics of whats coming

Pitchy wrote:Now that`s going to be pretty dern cool. 8-)
Thanks Pitchy, now i got the receiver done and reassembled, I am onto the barrel end of things. Pretty sure i will be hunting this whitetail season with the old girl. looking for a tang peep for it.
by keltg
Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Pics of whats coming
Replies: 21
Views: 7823

Re: Pics of whats coming

Well i managed to sneak my receiver into the bluing tank after i got a customers barrel and action done. i think it turned out not to bad. heres some pics of what it looks like with the bolt carrier and safety in place.
by keltg
Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: current gun projects
Replies: 3
Views: 1585

Re: current gun projects

You are as bad as i am. I have two of my own projects simmering on hold as i complete a customers.
by keltg
Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Picking up an FN today
Replies: 22
Views: 8390

Re: Picking up an FN today

beautiful looking rifle.
by keltg
Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Not so old Cooey
Replies: 2
Views: 1914

Re: Not so old Cooey

Thanks Adam.
by keltg
Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Model 11 or Savage 720 magazine tube questions
Replies: 15
Views: 8865

Re: Model 11 or Savage 720 magazine tube questions

i have used a propane torch in the past to help loosen tight threads. also tapping while warm with a non-marring hammer close to the threaded area helps the loosening.
by keltg
Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member
Replies: 4
Views: 1914

Re: New member

hello and welcome aboard. I am a fairly new member of this site as well. Always nice to hear of family rifles that are heirlooms and still being passed down through the generations.
by keltg
Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 1908 Model 8 with 1935 jacket: my first 8
Replies: 33
Views: 11419

Re: 1908 Model 8 with 1935 jacket: my first 8

nice looking piece, even with the extra holes.
by keltg
Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Gonna thin the herd ....
Replies: 19
Views: 4892

Re: Gonna thin the herd ....

that pretty much sums it all up. I have grown up in the southern part of Manitoba in a small town till i was of age, then in a smaller town and out on acreages till just recently. Not till i took this new job 4 years ago and moved into the limits of a town, did i really understand the freedom that s...
by keltg
Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:07 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 1908 Model 8 with 1935 jacket: my first 8
Replies: 33
Views: 11419

Re: 1908 Model 8 with 1935 jacket: my first 8

look forward to following you documentary on your experiences with your model 8.
by keltg
Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Great Links
Topic: The Great Model 8 DOWNLOADS
Replies: 3
Views: 7033

Re: The Great Model 8 DOWNLOADS

Thank you Tom, and Thank you Cam for all that you put into this site and Forum. It has been a huge help with rebuilding my model 8.
by keltg
Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 carbine and red deer hind
Replies: 6
Views: 2143

Re: Model 8 carbine and red deer hind

good looking animal congrats.
by keltg
Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Pics of whats coming
Replies: 21
Views: 7823

Re: Pics of whats coming

yes the butt plate is broken at the toe. I have a couple butt plates around just haven't gotten around to seeing if i have a matching Remington one. If i don't have a Remington butt plate here then the search will begin for one. i have noticed some of the model 8's had a steel butt plate and might l...
by keltg
Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Not so old Cooey
Replies: 2
Views: 1914

Not so old Cooey

Here are a couple photos of a Cooey 840 I returned to shooting condition, It like my Model 8 was someone else's discarded project, for what ever reason, this wood was hidden under brown house paint when i got it.
by keltg
Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Rem. Falling block No. 6
Replies: 0
Views: 1551

Rem. Falling block No. 6

Some photos of a little Rem 6 i replaced all the wood on and cleaned up to make it a shooter. Kids sure like this little single shot.
by keltg
Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Pics of whats coming
Replies: 21
Views: 7823

Re: Pics of whats coming

here is the matching safety lever jeweled it as well to match the bolt. once i get my hot salts tank online i will be bluing the receiver and add some photos of the receiver with the bolt and safety installed. thinking it should all look pretty good together.
by keltg
Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: cracked barrel shroud
Replies: 2
Views: 1387

Re: cracked barrel shroud

Cam is right the best fix is to replace the shroud. there is a lot of internal force with the heavy springs inside the shroud. If soldering is the way you choose to go, find an experienced gunsmith that is well versed in brazing and soldering.
by keltg
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Few 81 pictures
Replies: 28
Views: 9610

Re: Few 81 pictures

ya know what you mean. Charlie my shepherd cross and i have been together for 6 years this coming may. never a dull moment.
by keltg
Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 1548

Re: Hello

Hello TMB the pressures that hornady load this ammo to is 31000 cup to 35000 cup which are all safe loads for the model 8 and model 81's. there shouldn't be any troubles using the leverevoultion ammo. if you are uncertain see if you can even get a couple rounds off someone and try one or two and che...
by keltg
Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:48 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Few 81 pictures
Replies: 28
Views: 9610

Re: Few 81 pictures

sorry to hear about your dog Pitchy. they always make target shooting interesting. how long was your dog with you?
by keltg
Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:38 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Pics of whats coming
Replies: 21
Views: 7823

Re: Pics of whats coming

now that i have the jeweling jig modified to do the bolt carriers i would be more than happy to jewel others. PM me if you are interested or email at keltg20@gmail.com i am in Canada but parts haven't been an issue to cross the border yet.
by keltg
Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:21 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New to the Forum old to the gun.
Replies: 3
Views: 1416

Re: New to the Forum old to the gun.

hello and welcome aboard. As a 20 year amateur gunsmith working mostly on my own firearms, and now the past year of actually being licensed up here in Canada as a gunsmith its great to have experience around to be able to go to when in doubt. I am also pretty new to the model 8/81 realm. its been mo...
by keltg
Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Few 81 pictures
Replies: 28
Views: 9610

Re: Few 81 pictures

only been on this forum a short time but have seen alot of your photos and videos. they sure are fine. and a joy to see.
by keltg
Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 in .300 Savage, 1945
Replies: 10
Views: 4716

Re: Model 81 in .300 Savage, 1945

looks to be in really nice shape. Mine is kinda like a jigsaw puzzle right now. I have a model 8 in 35 Rem. i am rebuilding.