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by stopsevencharles
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: First Year Remington Autoloading Rifle, .35, Front Sight and Rear Sight, tapped sight mount holes questions
Replies: 5
Views: 751

Re: First Year Remington Autoloading Rifle, .35, Front Sight and Rear Sight, tapped sight mount holes questions

Thank you for your responses! I have been trying to find ANY example of the rear sight inserts on the internet and cannot find even a scrap of information about it. My own rifle did not come with an insert installed although aiming without one has always worked fine for me. I would be very eager to ...
by stopsevencharles
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: First Year Remington Autoloading Rifle, .35, Front Sight and Rear Sight, tapped sight mount holes questions
Replies: 5
Views: 751

First Year Remington Autoloading Rifle, .35, Front Sight and Rear Sight, tapped sight mount holes questions

Hello, I have owned this first year production Remington Autoloading Rifle in the 1400 serial number range since 2013: http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/forums/download/file.php?id=1119&sid=1f143635c62e7a46770ba72a0b96d0b9 Do all model 8's and Autoloaders have a rivet holding on the front s...
by stopsevencharles
Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 Barrel is apparently stuck
Replies: 1
Views: 2177

Model 8 Barrel is apparently stuck

Hi, I have an early Remington model 8. I was inspecting it today to prepare for shooting it, and it appears that the barrel will no longer reciprocate within the barrel shroud. It only moves back a couple millimeters before stopping. This is even if the gun is taken down and the barrel assembly is s...
by stopsevencharles
Wed May 28, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: 1st year production Remington Autoloading Rifle, .35rem
Replies: 4
Views: 3059

1st year production Remington Autoloading Rifle, .35rem

I've had this rifle for about a year now. I've put about 50 rounds through it since I bought it, and it is mechanically sound. Until recent issues with the front sight, I found it to be a straight shot. Somewhere in the last ten rounds or so, the front sight became a bit wobbly - I am not sure how t...
by stopsevencharles
Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: First year Remington Autoloading Rifle
Replies: 13
Views: 7041

Re: First year Remington Autoloading Rifle

I hear what you're saying. I really was only toying with the idea of making any changes to the rifle. I don't go shooting or hunting very frequently so even though .35 rem isn't the cheapest or most accessible ammo, I find this model 8 to be a perfectly utilitarian fit for my purposes, just as it wa...
by stopsevencharles
Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: First year Remington Autoloading Rifle
Replies: 13
Views: 7041

Re: First year Remington Autoloading Rifle

Ah yes, I can see now comparing the buttplate I have to pictures of originals that it has indeed been modified. The repair was done quite well in my opinion. If it's not going to fetch a premium then it just makes me feel better about using it for its intended purpose. I didn't want to put any more ...
by stopsevencharles
Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: First year Remington Autoloading Rifle
Replies: 13
Views: 7041

Re: First year Remington Autoloading Rifle

Sorry about the rather poor quality of these photos. I had trouble with the autofocus on my old digital camera. The contour of the stock appears to smoothly meet the butt plate, which looks to be appropriately sized. The butt plate meets the toe of the stock so smoothly that nothing about it suggest...
by stopsevencharles
Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: First year Remington Autoloading Rifle
Replies: 13
Views: 7041

Re: First year Remington Autoloading Rifle

rem81auto wrote:Is that damage at the toe of your rifle ??
No, the toe is intact and forms a contour to the butt plate as it appears it should.

It is .35 rem.
by stopsevencharles
Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: First year Remington Autoloading Rifle
Replies: 13
Views: 7041

First year Remington Autoloading Rifle

I bought this rifle last May for a good price. The serial number is in the low 1400's. Bore is shiny and clean. No rust. Only the usual dings you'd find on any stock. The guy at the shop I bought it from actually called the old man who had consigned it so I could ask him about the history - he said ...