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by mattitude
Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: 2013 Hunting Victories Thread
Replies: 21
Views: 11390

Re: 2013 Hunting Victories Thread

I've been out a few times this fall and in September I hunted with a group of other disabled veterans in South Carolina and cleaned up with a nice 6 point buck, a mature doe & 3 hogs...all trophies. One was straight up Russian boar and another looked like it escaped farmer Brown's during the summer....
by mattitude
Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Pistol Grip Model 8 For sale
Replies: 5
Views: 2381

Re: Pistol Grip Model 8 For sale

What is the caliber?
by mattitude
Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Additions to collection and another visit with Matt
Replies: 3
Views: 2475

Re: Additions to collection and another visit with Matt

As with the last time, I had a blast with Joe & Reid when they visited me a few days ago. They stopped by more towards the evening and we spent the first hour in my home catching up and doing some show-and-tell on my end. The weather was deceptive as even though it was about 2 hours before dark with...
by mattitude
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: WTS Remington Model 8 "D" Grade w/Ammo & Reloading Supplies
Replies: 0
Views: 1501

WTS Remington Model 8 "D" Grade w/Ammo & Reloading Supplies

With a very heavy heart I will be parting with my 1908 vintage pre-Model 8 Remington Self Loading Rifle "D" grade factory engraved rifle complete with 75rds of Federal 200gr RNSP factory ammo, 23rds of Hornady 200gr FTX LeverRevolution factory ammo, 40 once fired cases, about 275pcs 180gr. spire sof...
by mattitude
Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: "D" Grade .25 Remington @ Collector's Firearms
Replies: 16
Views: 4548

Re: "D" Grade .25 Remington @ Collector's Firearms

Joe, believe me I've gotten a lot of encouragement from the folks here to take her afield and I did work up a sweetheart 180gr. load that is an absolute pussycat. Also there is another thread when I was visited by a forum member & his son-in-law not too long ago and we took her to the range. His S-I...
by mattitude
Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Yesterday's Cool 81 Find
Replies: 9
Views: 3912

Re: Yesterday's Cool 81 Find

I'm really digging that pistol gripped stock...I really wish that my Model 8 had one. I love my rifle, but I just don't like how my hand is positioned with the straight stock in the firing position. I absolutely love your rifle and wish she was mine so you can say that I'm very green with envy.
by mattitude
Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: GOT A MINT IN BOX FN TODAY
Replies: 5
Views: 2383

Re: GOT A MINT IN BOX FN TODAY

I used to have one of the Tacticals about 2 years ago that I got in a trade for an HK45 that I had. I loved my HK, but I didn't like being limited to only 10 rounds. I liked that the FN has the 15 rounders, came with factory high profile night sights, threaded barrel and machined slide for a RMR. I ...
by mattitude
Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: "D" Grade .25 Remington @ Collector's Firearms
Replies: 16
Views: 4548

Re: "D" Grade .25 Remington @ Collector's Firearms

Well, at this time I can't say "my OTHER "D" grade but I do have an every day hunting "D" grade .35 Remington myself that I picked up earlier this spring. She does have her original bluing but at one time a previous owner either tried to or did mount some type of receiver sight so she has 2 extra ho...
by mattitude
Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: "D" Grade .25 Remington @ Collector's Firearms
Replies: 16
Views: 4548

Re: "D" Grade .25 Remington @ Collector's Firearms

You're welcome ;) In all seriousness, I look at Collector's site every day because they happen to have some of the most beautiful and unique firearms for sale and I get to window shop some really awesome stuff. That rifle you just purchased looked to be museum grade and I hope that you will share pi...
by mattitude
Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: "D" Grade .25 Remington @ Collector's Firearms
Replies: 16
Views: 4548

Re: "D" Grade .25 Remington @ Collector's Firearms

Holy crap that was quick!!! It was put up just last night and she's gone already??? I don't know who bought it, but she was a 98%+ condition with the rounded pistol grip stock and the wood had very nice figuring. Price was 5495.00 and I was wondering if that was a fair price for a "D" grade in prett...
by mattitude
Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: "D" Grade .25 Remington @ Collector's Firearms
Replies: 16
Views: 4548

"D" Grade .25 Remington @ Collector's Firearms

I check Collector's "new arrivals" page every day (I don't really know why I torture myself with things I can never afford...) and last night I saw that they have a mint "D" grade Model 8 in .25 Remington. She's a bit steep, but is that somewhat reasonable for an example that fine in .25 caliber??? ...
by mattitude
Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: My first Model 8
Replies: 30
Views: 9751

Re: My first Model 8

Sweet Model 8 and you did an awesome job on the Model 11. I think you got such a great deal is that more than likely the person you got the rifle from just couldn't find any ammo for quite some time and decided to move it for something that they could shoot. You might want to ask if they have ANY am...
by mattitude
Fri May 31, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Fish-hunting w/Combat Warriors Oregon Inlet, NC Memorial Day
Replies: 2
Views: 3243

Re: Fish-hunting w/Combat Warriors Oregon Inlet, NC Memorial

Joe, it was an epic day on the water for sure and the conditions couldn't have been better. The vessel was very plush and the air conditioning was frigid so everyone was very comfortable. We have more fish than we know what to do with and you are always welcome for a visit
by mattitude
Wed May 29, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Fish-hunting w/Combat Warriors Oregon Inlet, NC Memorial Day
Replies: 2
Views: 3243

Fish-hunting w/Combat Warriors Oregon Inlet, NC Memorial Day

I'm a few days late with this but I've been processing & packaging close to 100 pounds tuna & mahi and I'm down to my last 15 pounds so I can take a little break to tell the tale and put up some pictures. I was invited to fish with the Combat Warriors group this past Memorial Day. They do hunting an...
by mattitude
Wed May 29, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: The only Stith mdl 8 carbine!
Replies: 5
Views: 2160

Re: The only Stith mdl 8 carbine!

That's really cool right there! How well does those mounts hold zero? I'm not about to put any extra holes in Sophie but I wouldn't kick one of those rifles out of bed if one dropped in my lap.
by mattitude
Tue May 21, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Update Mini Range Report Matt`s Grade 4 Mod 8
Replies: 5
Views: 2774

Re: Update Mini Range Report Matt`s Grade 4 Mod 8

I had a great time with Joe and Reid despite it being an unusually busy day at my house which caused me to push back the range time, but it gave us some extra time to sit down and get to know each other. It was interesting to find out that Reid and I both have daughters named Sophie. The weather hel...
by mattitude
Sun May 19, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Mini range report Model 8 Grade 4
Replies: 12
Views: 3776

Re: Mini range report Model 8 Grade 4

Well, Joe and his S-I-L Reid stopped by my house for a little bit and then hit the range with my Grade 4 Model 8 and he also brought one of his 8's in .30 Remington to shoot (among a few others...I also brought my SSG-82 5.45x39 rifle & Remington 700 that I built) and we set up on the 50 yard line s...
by mattitude
Sat May 18, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Mini range report Model 8 Grade 4
Replies: 12
Views: 3776

Re: Mini range report Model 8 Grade 4

I just need some more trigger time to get the bench technique down for this old girl...if that doesn't pan out then I'll take a harder look at the slip on pad. I don't think I'll be attempting shooting lefty any time soon and also the ejection isn't an issue as the brass pretty much dribbles out of ...
by mattitude
Fri May 10, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Highly Customized 81-D
Replies: 10
Views: 4799

Re: Highly Customized 81-D

That's a beautiful rifle for sure and some aspects of it makes me envy what you have over mine. The original safety removal was cleverly done although my personal preference is for the original lever safety. I love your stock and forend and wish that I had it on my rifle. Yours looks nice and hand f...
by mattitude
Fri May 10, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Mini range report Model 8 Grade 4
Replies: 12
Views: 3776

Re: Mini range report Model 8 Grade 4

This is my first experience with the 35 Remington round so I really didn't know what to expect...but I know that anything throwing a 200gr projectile 2000+ fps will dish out some punishment. I owned an older Ruger 44 Carbine and the recoil was likened to a 20 gauge shotgun and also felt more punishi...
by mattitude
Thu May 09, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Mini range report Model 8 Grade 4
Replies: 12
Views: 3776

Mini range report Model 8 Grade 4

As promised here is my small range report of "Sophie", my 1908 vintage Model 8 "grade 4" factory engraved rifle. I just picked up 100 rounds of Federal 200gr RNSP and 40 rounds of Hornady 200gr FTX ammo along with a Lee 3 die set so that I'll be able to reload for the optimum performance of the rifl...
by mattitude
Thu May 09, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: FN # 1689, help?
Replies: 2
Views: 1759

Re: FN # 1689, help?

What kind of restoration are you looking to do? Do you know if the rifle is functional? Some pictures would really help out if possible.
by mattitude
Thu May 09, 2013 6:37 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics posted*
Replies: 28
Views: 7227

Re: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics pos

Annabellebd, I take it you are in the Fayetteville area and we are talking about the notorious Jim's...correct? They are a bunch of tools and over-price 99% of the stuff, but I have found a few killer deals there. I put the Remington on layaway about 3 weeks ago and I was relieved that it was still ...
by mattitude
Wed May 08, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics posted*
Replies: 28
Views: 7227

Re: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics pos

Corey, funny you should mention about an aperture sight on ebay...I just picked one up and hopefully should be on my rifle in a week or so. I'm planning on putting some rounds through her today as long as I get home before sundown and if so I'll be sure to get some pics to do a small range report.
by mattitude
Mon May 06, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics posted*
Replies: 28
Views: 7227

Re: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics pos

I'm more than pleased with all the information and all of the different people that took the time to help me out. I appreciate it more than any of you know. With a "working" rifle of this age I understand it's near impossible to find a 100% example and unfortunately in time people will just have to ...
by mattitude
Mon May 06, 2013 6:57 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics posted*
Replies: 28
Views: 7227

Re: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics pos

Thanks again for the excellent replies and I honor & value all of the opinions here. That's interesting about how many Model 8's were produced in the first few years and that they are still around!! I only know of 1 other shop that would more than likely have a Model 8 or two, but since it's about 3...
by mattitude
Sat May 04, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics posted*
Replies: 28
Views: 7227

Re: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics pos

Thanks for the compliments and reassurance that I did fine in my purchase. It always makes me feel better when I score something special. I don't make a lot of money because my family income is solely on my Social Security & VA disability, so when I can buy something for less than what it's worth th...
by mattitude
Sat May 04, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New guy here...
Replies: 9
Views: 3502

Re: New guy here...

All, well I finally got the rifle home with me and posted a few pics in the Great Model 8 section. Please check them out and let me know what I have as I appreciate and value your opinions and input. I was able to order 100 rounds of ammo along with a set of dies, so I'll be asking what projectiles ...
by mattitude
Sat May 04, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics posted*
Replies: 28
Views: 7227

Re: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics pos

The 5 is definately a 5 and if you look at the 3 especially you can see that the back of the curves has the same style as the 5. I thought the 8 was a 3 until I took a picture and zoomed it...damned old eyes. Like I said before the numbers match the receiver tang. I just noticed 2 more things. 1. Th...
by mattitude
Sat May 04, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics posted*
Replies: 28
Views: 7227

Re: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics pos

Doing alright works for me. I figured about the recoil pad but what about the checkering? The engraved number is the same as the number that is stamped on the side of the receiver tang and trigger plate tang when the stock is removed. Do you think the engraving isn't factory but done to look factory...
by mattitude
Sat May 04, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics posted*
Replies: 28
Views: 7227

Re: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!!

I'm not losing any sleep possibly getting one over on that shop as they are a known price gouger and makes no apologies for it even before our current shortage. I live in the Ft. Bragg community and some local businesses take advantage of the fact that if one soldier won't pay their inflated price t...
by mattitude
Sat May 04, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics posted*
Replies: 28
Views: 7227

Re: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!!

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by mattitude
Fri May 03, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics posted*
Replies: 28
Views: 7227

I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics posted*

I just came back from a wounded warrior hog hunt in SC and while there I delivered a custom Remington 700 that I built for a friend and while I told him that I couldn't accept any payment from him, he insisted on giving me something. After a little thought I asked him to just give me enough to pay o...
by mattitude
Thu May 02, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New guy here...
Replies: 9
Views: 3502

Re: New guy here...

Sarge, please let me know when you are up in the Bragg area and we'll get together. Thanks again for the warm welcomes and it looks like I'll be picking up my rifle in a week or less so pics should be up sooner than later. Hopefully then someone will tell me what I actually have and if I did a good ...
by mattitude
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New guy here...
Replies: 9
Views: 3502

Re: New guy here...

Thanks for the warm welcomes and I plan to put in my 2 cents once in a while along with some questions sprinkled in for some good measure. I've given the site a good look over and right now I'm thinking I have a Model 8 (thin forend along with the style of fine checkering) but I don't know if it's a...
by mattitude
Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New guy here...
Replies: 9
Views: 3502

New guy here...

Hi everyone, my name is Matt and I'm a lover of wood & steel from a time when people were skilled craftsmen and took great pride in their work. I've always admired the Model 8 & 81 rifles but never got to the point of actually putting down money on one mainly due to finding ammo to actually shoot th...