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by chas1949
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: FBI front sight
Replies: 1
Views: 40

FBI front sight

Would like to buy FBI front sight for M8
by chas1949
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: M81 300 Sav
Replies: 1
Views: 130

M81 300 Sav

There appears to be a pre model 8 on Gun Broker listed as a M81 300 Sav. A curious thing is that there are no side springs on either side of mag and no holes in mag on either side to locate the springs. We're there early M8s produced without the side spring. GB link https://www.gunbroker.com/item/87...
by chas1949
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: What are barrel and barrel nut thread sizes ?
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Re: What are barrel and barrel nut thread sizes ?

Just because in case no one mentioned it, another member here is making new barrel nuts and washers. He must have thread size info you need.
by chas1949
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Military marked m11 sportsman
Replies: 0
Views: 334

Military marked m11 sportsman

Recently purchased a very nice 1943 military riot 12 ga, matching #s plain receiver and furniture, 20" barrel with flat military finish. The only issue I have is that someone sanded down the ordinance mark and the FJA inspectors mark on the stock. If anyone here knows where I might find another butt...
by chas1949
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Broken bolt carrier
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Broken bolt carrier

Scrap bin, us your replacement. Safety first
by chas1949
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Round knob M8
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Round knob M8

Are round knob model 8s found in all calibers?
by chas1949
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Safety lever screww
Replies: 0
Views: 580

Safety lever screww

Want to buy a m8/m81 safety lever screw
by chas1949
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB: Magazine Spring for Model 8
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: WTB: Magazine Spring for Model 8

Wisner's gun parts $20.00
by chas1949
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Kreiger mag
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Kreiger mag

Has anyone attempted to take a Kreiger mag and extend it to 10 rounds by adding on bottom using section of a regular m81 mag and section of mag spring?
by chas1949
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Segmented follower spring
Replies: 3
Views: 1941

Re: Segmented follower spring

Never saw one that was riveted. Very small spot welds on any I have seen.
Wisner's still has them for sale, $20.
by chas1949
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: TANG SIGHT TROUBLE
Replies: 7
Views: 2163

Re: TANG SIGHT TROUBLE

Not sure on this one as my tang sights are Marbles but I believe the lever on side is to lock sight in down position when not using. There is a flat on one side to hold with a wrench and two holes on other end for a snake eye spanner bit. I believe this is how you adjust tension on spring that puts ...
by chas1949
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 300 savage barrel Assy Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 3989

300 savage barrel Assy Ebay

This does not include recoil spring case or buffer spring. Was not in pics so I asked. Response was you get what you see.
by chas1949
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove
Replies: 18
Views: 4469

Re: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove

Possibly the little nub on the inside of the washer is not fitting tight enough in grove. If you had access to a tig or mig welder you could very easily put a little weld on it then file to fit. Mig or tig would do this without over heating washer. Looking at what little thread is damaged I think yo...
by chas1949
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove
Replies: 18
Views: 4469

Re: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove

Or a fine toothed barrel nut. I believe Bob's gun parts might be able to help you. There is a nut,washer and bushing on EBay but priced way to much.
by chas1949
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove
Replies: 18
Views: 4469

Re: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove

I have 25teeth on coarse ones and 50 on fine ones. The fine barrel nut is 1.02 +_ long while coarse ones I have are 1.25 and 1.0 +_ long. After looking again at picture I believe the nut may have forced the bump on the washer back on the threads when removed at some point. With fine notches on washe...
by chas1949
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove
Replies: 18
Views: 4469

Re: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove

Another possibility is nut way over tightened at some point. The washer appears to have fine notches is the nut the same. There were coarse and fine of both nut and washer
by chas1949
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove
Replies: 18
Views: 4469

Re: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove

washer dims
35/300, ID .6135
25,.30,.32 ID .5520

35/300 .0615 larger
by chas1949
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove
Replies: 18
Views: 4469

Re: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove

Is it possible that it was put together with a 35/300 washer that has a larger ID
by chas1949
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Weak ejection on Model 81 .30 Rem
Replies: 11
Views: 4220

Re: Weak ejection on Model 81 .30 Rem

I agree only to the point that the load needs to provide enough energy to recoil barrel/ bolt carrier far enough to lock carrier back and let the barrel separate from carrier. Extraction and ejection occurs when bolt is static and casing is out of the chamber when barrel returns to battery. There is...
by chas1949
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Weak ejection on Model 81 .30 Rem
Replies: 11
Views: 4220

Re: Weak ejection on Model 81 .30 Rem

I believe you are mistaken. when fired ejection of spent case takes place when the bolt carrier has traveled fully to the rear and been locked back til the barrel has moved back forward. Ejection takes place after the barrel is forward enough to be free of spent round. Bolt carrier is not released t...
by chas1949
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Weak ejection on Model 81 .30 Rem
Replies: 11
Views: 4220

Re: Weak ejection on Model 81 .30 Rem

I would suggest anemic hand loads had nothing to do with ur issues. 70 years old now and been dragging a model 8 around northern NY woods since I was 14. Back then with my dad and grand dad who also carried M8s. At the end of the day we always unloaded running the mag dry by running the action by ha...
by chas1949
Wed May 01, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 Magazine Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2962

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: 3036

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: 5991

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: 1960

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: 3786

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: 3786

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: 3452

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: 3452

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: 1575

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: 1575

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: 2345

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: 1632

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: 2168

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: 7377

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: 1599

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: 7377

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: 7377

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: 3502

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: 1870

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: 10
Views: 5566

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: 1644

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: 1757

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: 1757

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: 1722

Re: safety lever

found one.
by chas1949
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: New Magazine spring
Replies: 0
Views: 1866

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: 1870

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: 2176

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: 1722

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: 2645

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.