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by chas1949
Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: GB M81. 30 Rem
Replies: 2
Views: 177

GB M81. 30 Rem

Has anyone looked at the 30 Rem 81 on Gun Broker with what appears to be a M740/742 or 1100 operating handle in place of the original knob
by chas1949
Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: M8 round knob butt stock
Replies: 0
Views: 154

M8 round knob butt stock

Would like to trade M8 round knob butt stock with recoil pad for round knob butt stock with or with out original butt plate.
by chas1949
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Redfield 102N
Replies: 0
Views: 134

Redfield 102N

Need a pair of mounting screws for a Redfield 102N Model 8 receiver sight.
by chas1949
Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: GB M81
Replies: 1
Views: 201

GB M81

Am I missing something here.
Please look at the Gun Broker listing and tell me if this listing it a bit curious.
As listed a M81 ser# 29666 30 cal. however no trade mark stamping or visible ser# on left side of receiver.
Also no mag spring or slot for one on left side of trigger plate.
by chas1949
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Round knob M8s
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Re: Round knob M8s

As you can see from the pics one screw in the normal place into the upper tang one an additional screw in stock.
Is this unusual?
by chas1949
Sun Jul 11, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Round knob M8s
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Re: Round knob M8s

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here it is
by chas1949
Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Round knob M8s
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Round knob M8s

Is there a reason that some round knob 8s have 3 screws and some 2 screws in the lower tang of trigger group. I have a 35 with 3 and a 32 with 2 screws.
by chas1949
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Swiss cheese anyone??
Replies: 11
Views: 1325

Re: Swiss cheese anyone??

I really hate to see these purchased solely as a source for parts. That being said this one definitely is a parts gun.
by chas1949
Thu May 27, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel sticking to the rear after firing (SOLVED !)
Replies: 16
Views: 3133

Re: Barrel sticking to the rear after firing

Numrick gun parts gives the dimensions of the buffer springs for each caliber. I have a 25-35 that had a split washer spacer under spring. Spring was short per spec and washer brought the length into spec.
by chas1949
Sun May 23, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel sticking to the rear after firing (SOLVED !)
Replies: 16
Views: 3133

Re: Barrel sticking to the rear after firing

I had one that did that quite a longtime ago. The solution was to run a large brass bore brush with cleaner in the chamber with a cordless drill on low speed for a few seconds. This cleaned and polished any residue from chamber. No more problem.
by chas1949
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Bolt carrier binding when it travels back
Replies: 6
Views: 1774

Re: Bolt carrier binding when it travels back

It appears from the photo that the bolt has remained lock to the barrel assy. This should not be the case if operating the action by hand. The bolt should have rotated and unlocked from barrel extension when operating handle is pulled back. With the bolt locked into the barrel extension you are also...
by chas1949
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 30 REM ammo crate
Replies: 10
Views: 2947

Re: 30 REM ammo crate

Same item listed on Armslist for $4500
by chas1949
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Split case necks on Grafs .32 Rem hand loads
Replies: 8
Views: 2464

Re: Split case necks on Grafs .32 Rem hand loads

Is it possible that with the scarcity of parts for these rifles that parts have been interchanged from other rifles. As collectors of these old girls we all have probably been required to use non original to rifle parts. If so it is possible that head space has been altered (opened up to the point t...
by chas1949
Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 2482

Re: Model 8 Advice

When ur drawing down down on a running white tail you don't even notice the recoil. Just waiting for those 200 gr 35s to pile him up.
by chas1949
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: GB M8 F grade
Replies: 4
Views: 1802

Re: GB M8 F grade

Thank you for confirming my thoughts and on this rifle.
I did share my concerns with the seller and suggested he visit the Great Model 8 site to view a F grade M8.
I got no response.
by chas1949
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: GB M8 F grade
Replies: 4
Views: 1802

GB M8 F grade

Can someone with more knowledge them myself comment on the M8 F grade currently for sale on Gun Broker.
To me it appears to be a standard A grade with the checkered stock that was available from the Remington at the time with no engraving at all.
by chas1949
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Recommended ammo for .35 Model 8
Replies: 5
Views: 2398

Re: Recommended ammo for .35 Model 8

Been hunting white tails in upstate NY since I was 11/12 years old with my dad and grandad. Always carried a M8 35 just like they did. 55 plus years. Back then Rem 200 and 220 grain were available, now only 150 or 180 grain can be found around my home if any at all. I contacted Remington a couple ye...
by chas1949
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: FBI front sight
Replies: 1
Views: 1149

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: 1346

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: 14
Views: 4549

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: 2405

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: 5
Views: 2322

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: 1097

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: 2128

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: 1530

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: 1694

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: 3088

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: 3865

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: 4794

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: 9432

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: 9432

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: 9432

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: 9432

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: 9432

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: 9432

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: 11022

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: 11022

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: 11022

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: 4932

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: 4410

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: 13
Views: 9396

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: 3101

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: 5847

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: 5847

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: 5148

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: 5148

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: 2451

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: 2451

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: 3273

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: 2365

Re: Barrel jacket question

Looks like barrel bushing has been cross threaded in.