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by chas1949
Wed May 01, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 Magazine Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 547

Re: Model 81 Magazine Problem

I have read this post several times and finally realized no one has mentioned that the front top edge on the mag have a small dimple bent in slightly on both sides. This requires that the follower be tipped slightly to one side to get it to fit down into the mag. Once flat on top of the mag spring i...
by chas1949
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: For your fine veiwing or bidding pleasure Grade Fs
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: For your fine veiwing or bidding pleasure Grade Fs

Too rich for my blood. Mine are all shooters these are gun safe queens for sure....
by chas1949
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Stock troubles
Replies: 12
Views: 3462

Re: Stock troubles

First off you must take a common sense approach here. The rifle was together and functional before you disassembled to clean and service, so did you do anything that would affect reassembly of the butt stock to the receiver such as remove and reinstall the action spring tube? If not then butt stock ...
by chas1949
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Pre Model 8 jam issue
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: Pre Model 8 jam issue

Since you state one round at a time loaded by hand functions fine may I also suggest that you check out the magazine. If the top round is being released before being stripped from mag by the bolt this could interfere with proper extraction and ejection. Load 3 rounds into the mag and depress all the...
by chas1949
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Operating handle removal
Replies: 10
Views: 1705

Re: Operating handle removal problem

Zoro tools or Amazon, search EasyPower #16 spanner bit
by chas1949
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Operating handle removal
Replies: 10
Views: 1705

Re: Operating handle removal problem

This is what I found to R/R operating handle bushings. It is an EasyPower # 16 spanner bit. Also comes as a spanner driver (like screw driver). Fits tight in the holes in bushing and has worked very well for me. Lightly clamp op handle in soft jaw vise, tap bit into holes and use 1/4 drive ratchet t...
by chas1949
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: 1927 Model 8 problem cycling (Jam issue)
Replies: 8
Views: 1630

Re: 1927 Model 8 problem cycling (Jam issue)

Some times you have to work on the magazine a bit. Sounds like the round in the mag is pushed out before barrel has returned to battery and released the bolt carrier. Try gently bending the mag lips in a bit to hold round down. Make sure side springs are installed correctly also.
by chas1949
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: 1927 Model 8 problem cycling (Jam issue)
Replies: 8
Views: 1630

Re: 1927 Model 8 problem cycling (Jam issue)

Make sure the magazine spring is installed correctly, make sure open side of spring faces to the rear of magazine...
by chas1949
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: light primer strike
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: light primer strike

Glad I could help
by chas1949
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: light primer strike
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: light primer strike

Make sure front screw on bottom tang is tight, this secures the main spring (hammer) and trigger spring. If loose the hammer will not have enough energy when striking firing pin.

Also does firing pin move freely in the bolt carrier and is not broken?
by chas1949
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Help with barrel jacket bushing removal
Replies: 4
Views: 1263

Re: Help with barrel jacket bushing removal

here is a method I have used a couple of times to remove barrel jacket bushings that were rusted and could not be removed. This will however ruin the bushing. Take a large pair of vise grips and clamp on the bushing at the notched ring as tight as possible. This will deflect the bushing enough for p...
by chas1949
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel jacket question
Replies: 2
Views: 952

Re: Barrel jacket question

Looks like barrel bushing has been cross threaded in.
by chas1949
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: williams sights
Replies: 4
Views: 1213

Re: williams sights

I have two of these sights and there is no click when adjusting however there is a noticeable detent felt when turning adj scews. Be sure to loosen lock screws before attempting to adj windage or elevation.
by chas1949
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81
Replies: 18
Views: 4511

Re: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81

Check the link and make sure it installed in bolt with the rounded corner facing up so no possibility of it binding when bolt is all the way back. Also check magazine indicator as that is what keeps bolt open after last round is fired.
by chas1949
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Pre M8 front sight
Replies: 1
Views: 962

Pre M8 front sight

Has anyone run across a M8 or M81 with this type front sight.
This one happens to be on a 1911 pre M8 in 30-30 Rem. Barrel jacket is typical 1902 patent. I have had this rifle for some time now and decided to check it out.
M8 front sight.jpg
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by chas1949
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81
Replies: 18
Views: 4511

Re: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81

The same M81 I talked about with the screw not being tight also had scope mount screw holes. Plug screws short enough not to bind when flush with outside of receiver are non existent. So I drilled and tapped a hole for #8-40 thread in a piece of scrap .060 thick sheet steel. Run the plug screws in s...
by chas1949
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81
Replies: 18
Views: 4511

Re: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81

Had a similar thing happen with a M81 I bought. Some rounds fire some wouldn't. Found that who ever had it before me must have had it apart and did not tighten the main spring/trigger spring screw completely on reassembly. This caused light hammer strike on firing pin. After tightening screw all was...
by chas1949
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Recoil Spring dimensions for Model 8 in .35 Rem
Replies: 9
Views: 2036

Re: Recoil Spring dimensions for Model 8 in .35 Rem

10" L
29 coils
.750 - Dia.
.055-.060 wire dia. depending where measured.

had a 35 barrel apart so I checked.

Hope this helps
by chas1949
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: M81 stock screw
Replies: 2
Views: 880

Re: M81 stock screw

found one, Wisners gun parts
by chas1949
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 35Rem with 300Savage barrel assembly.
Replies: 8
Views: 2671

Re: Model 81 35Rem with 300Savage barrel assembly.

Per the Lee loading book the rim dia. of a .35 case is .460 while the 300 Sav is .473. I have checked the bolt face dimensions on a 300 bolt which was .4755 and the .35 Rem was .463. Numrick Arms also lists the .35 bolt and 300 bolt with different part numbers. I personally would stick to the correc...
by chas1949
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Bolt rotation
Replies: 2
Views: 999

Re: Bolt rotation

I will try to explain with info I have read. When the rifle is in "battery" the barrel is forward and bolt carrier forward with bolt locked into barrel extension. When fired the barrel and bolt carrier recoil as one until fully rearward. The barrel then is pulled back into the barrel shroud by the r...
by chas1949
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: safety lever w/screw
Replies: 2
Views: 1014

Re: safety lever w/screw

Thank you for the info...
by chas1949
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: safety lever w/screw
Replies: 2
Views: 1014

safety lever w/screw

When did these appear on these rifles? Was it early pre M8s or later rifles. I recently acquired a nice M81 with this style lever. Could this be OEM?
by chas1949
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: safety lever
Replies: 1
Views: 842

Re: safety lever

found one.
by chas1949
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: New Magazine spring
Replies: 0
Views: 1011

New Magazine spring

Found new mag springs at Wisners gun parts. $20.00
by chas1949
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: M81 stock screw
Replies: 2
Views: 880

M81 stock screw

Need the screw trigger plate to stock M81.
by chas1949
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: NEED A Barrel Lock Screw!
Replies: 3
Views: 1166

Re: NEED A Barrel Lock Screw!

The front short screw that holds barrel lock and does not interfere with the magazine?
If you still need it I have an extra one I will send you, just send one back when ever you find one.


Chas1949
by chas1949
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: safety lever
Replies: 1
Views: 842

safety lever

Need a safety lever assy. (type with screw)
by chas1949
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: M81 stock set for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1323

M81 stock set for sale

stock 1.jpg
M81 stock 2 (2).jpg
Nice original M81 stock set for sale. Includes sling swivels, fore end screw and butt plate.

Asking 185.00 includes shipping lower 48.
by chas1949
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: M8 Receiver and trigger plate SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 1220

M8 Receiver and trigger plate SOLD

Stripped M8 receiver # 32924. Trigger plate and magazine box, matching numbers 32922. I purchased this rifle for parts only as the barrel rifling was very bad and magazine internals were missing. Asking $85.00 including shipping lower 48 only. Must have FFL 01 or 03 to purchase. M8 receiver 2.jpg M8...
by chas1949
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 1004

SOLD

3.jpg 1.JPG 2.JPG Very nice Williams scope mount and Weaver K3-1 scope. Mount includes the screws which are spaced about 1 inch o/c and are 8-40 thread size. Scope is clear and bright with 1" tube. This is also listed on Ebay so first commit to buy will be honored Asking $160.00, includes shipping ...
by chas1949
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: semi pistol grip M8s
Replies: 3
Views: 1159

semi pistol grip M8s

Does anyone have the numbers of these produced vs the straight grip M8s.
As for the M8C is it only the checkered stocks that differentiate these from an M8 semi pistol grip?
by chas1949
Thu May 17, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New owner
Replies: 4
Views: 1335

Re: New owner

Pull the forearm off and check for the last 3 digits of the receiver ser number stamped on left side of barrel jacket where break down screw goes through. Your serial number for receiver is for 1912 manufacture. All my M81s are marked this way. If a 30-06 case fits into bolt face it is correct for t...
by chas1949
Wed May 16, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New owner
Replies: 4
Views: 1335

Re: New owner

Is this rifle a model 8 as stated or a model 81. Model 8 production ceased in 1936 and never included 300 Savage. 300 Savage came about with the model 81. The buffer spring length you mention is consistent with a 300 savage. However it sounds as though the rifle was originally a 30,32 or 25 caliber ...
by chas1949
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Looking for some parts...
Replies: 7
Views: 2453

Re: Looking for some parts...

Look on GunBroker.com. Search Remington "Model 8". Two days left on bidding.
by chas1949
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Looking for some parts...
Replies: 7
Views: 2453

Re: Looking for some parts...

All on Ebay
by chas1949
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: M81 reciever got what I need
Replies: 0
Views: 1488

M81 reciever got what I need

WTB a M81 receiver with no extra holes in the sides and a good M8 butt stock.
by chas1949
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: barrel nut removal
Replies: 1
Views: 1451

Re: barrel nut removal

Barrel nut tool.jpg Barrel nut tool.jpg Yes I felt the same way after I made this and used it so I drilled a second hole in the end of the eye. This was tapped to 10-32 to accept a 10-32 dog point set screw 5/8 in long. Dog point had to be filed down just a bit with a small file to fit in barrel nu...
by chas1949
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Ten minute barrel nut tool
Replies: 12
Views: 4363

Re: Ten minute barrel nut tool

very nice
by chas1949
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Ten minute barrel nut tool
Replies: 12
Views: 4363

Re: Ten minute barrel nut tool

Since I am not sure how to edit my post I am going to correct my mistake this way.
I had originally planned on using a piece of a 3/32 drill bit and not 3/16 to repair my old tool.
by chas1949
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Ten minute barrel nut tool
Replies: 12
Views: 4363

Ten minute barrel nut tool

0907071212.jpg 0907071306.jpg 0907071214.jpg After much use the double ended tool I purchased from Circle Branch years ago let me down. The small tip that fits in the hole of the barrel nut broke off on a particularly stubborn barrel nut. I put the rifle away thinking I would repair the tool by bra...
by chas1949
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: delete this post
Replies: 3
Views: 1672

delete this post

delete this post
by chas1949
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Split washer in barrel assembly
Replies: 3
Views: 2153

Re: Split washer in barrel assembly

Just disassembled a M8 in 30 30 Rem that had a split washer in the same place. The spring was short according to the specs listed by Numrick arms. However when length of spring is measured with the split washer it comes very close to correct length. I wonder if since this seems to be not an uncommon...
by chas1949
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: detachable magazines
Replies: 19
Views: 8011

Re: detachable magazines

Having hunted White tails in northern NY for forty years carrying a 1909 pre M8 in .35 I can tell you there is no real need for a detachable mag. I do have a Krieger in 300 Savage in my collection but have only used it afield a couple of times. Easier to unload and you do avoid that possibility of a...
by chas1949
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: I found the problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1843

Re: I found the problem

Quite possible that as long as your rifle was fitted with a 35/300 buffer spring (2.160 OAL) that the recoil spring may be for those calibers also. Also the correct buffer spring for a .30 Rem per Numrick arms is only 1.825 OAL not 1.935 OAL as that is for the .25 Rem. Put all this together and ther...
by chas1949
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Holes for scope mount
Replies: 2
Views: 1260

Holes for scope mount

Does anyone here have the contact info for a gunsmith that could fill holes and restore a model 81 receiver that has had 4 holes for a Williams scope mount drilled and tapped in it. This is a really nice 300 Savage with a Krieger conversion removable mag and Williams receiver sight. Would like to el...
by chas1949
Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: M8 Remington markings
Replies: 2
Views: 1640

M8 Remington markings

What year did the M8 start being marked with Mod 8 Remington.
My M8 35,30 and 25 are unmarked, only the 32 is marked Mod 8 Remington.
by chas1949
Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: FN1900
Replies: 0
Views: 1509

FN1900

Interested in possibly purchasing a FN1900 in 35 Remington.
If anyone has info on one or has one to sell please message me with asking price and condition.

Thank you,
chas 1949
by chas1949
Thu May 21, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: M8 forearm
Replies: 1
Views: 1872

M8 forearm

WTB good condition M8 forearm stock.
by chas1949
Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:56 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: M8/81 scopes
Replies: 9
Views: 4031

Re: M8/81 scopes

A true "vintage" and "completing the rifle as it originally was" is a worthy endeavor and I tend to lean that way when dealing with old guns. The "no mag wheels on my 40 Ford" mentality. I`d advise you to modify it just a little for this effort though. Last year production of the 81 keeps it in the...