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by Fred
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FS: Rear Picatinny Red Dot Mount.
Replies: 15
Views: 3191

Re: FS: Rear Picatinny Red Dot Mount.

Email sent.
by Fred
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Primers backing out
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Primers backing out

Whoops! I guess it's in the SAAMI book so any dies/reamers should be made to that spec. I'll edit my post above. I learned something today. :D
by Fred
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Primers backing out
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Primers backing out

Yes, bottle-necked cases typically headspace on the shoulder instead of the rim (ala .30-30 Win) or the case mouth (9x19mm Luger). In most "modern" cartridges fired cases typically have enough pressure to expand the brass to fit the chamber to the point it it has zero room left to expand. When you r...
by Fred
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Primers backing out
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Primers backing out

Posted this in another primer-related thread here, but yes, I've observed the primers backing out some. https://i.postimg.cc/s2s735Yb/different.jpg It's 2 different .35 Remington M81 barrels shooting the same 200gr Factory Remington Corelocts from a box of 20. One has a 'tighter' chamber than the ot...
by Fred
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FS: Rear Picatinny Red Dot Mount.
Replies: 15
Views: 3191

Re: FS: Rear Picatinny Red Dot Mount.

No worries, I have time and material on hand.
by Fred
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FS: Rear Picatinny Red Dot Mount.
Replies: 15
Views: 3191

Re: FS: Rear Picatinny Red Dot Mount.

Yes, I can make that. But I don't have any personal experience with scout scopes and would need some rough dimensions for overall length, and where you'd want the rail in relation to the barrel yoke/jacket head (or other reference point). Expected height above boreline would be a good reference too.
by Fred
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: NOS Buffer spring
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: NOS Buffer spring

Could be NOS, but it shouldn't matter. For what it's worth, my 1947 buffer spring's ends also do not not touch adjacent coils. Let us know how it works.
by Fred
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Need buffer spring for .35 remington
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Need buffer spring for .35 remington

Yeesh. That's no bueno. I don't have a spare barrel nut. They must be hard if it cracked in thirds. Nummrich says they have one or more. It's anyone's guess on the condition though: https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/836000 Maybe fleabay too. As far as bolt-travel goes, just pulling the handle al...
by Fred
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Need buffer spring for .35 remington
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Need buffer spring for .35 remington

Looking at the mechanism, I don't see much difference in function with a spring slightly longer or shorter than the factory piece. What is wrong with your short buffer spring that you are looking for a replacement? If your 1.970" length spring is being fussy, the first thing I'd do is to shim it to ...
by Fred
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Need buffer spring for .35 remington
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Need buffer spring for .35 remington

Alright, the factory buffer spring's a stout little bugger being that it's a heavy square wire profile and only about 6 turns... It's hard to match that spring rate in a more conventional coil spring. If you assume it just has to be stiff enough to prevent the bolt/barrel assembly from crashing into...
by Fred
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Need buffer spring for .35 remington
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Need buffer spring for .35 remington

I want one too but since they're unavailable I've been thinking of trying to "make" one by modifying a stack of belleville washers...
by Fred
Thu May 07, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Semi rough shape 1900 on the auction block
Replies: 11
Views: 3843

Re: Semi rough shape 1900 on the auction block

Hey, that's neat. Do you have any more photos? Maybe the "1903" is the serial number?
by Fred
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FS: Rear Picatinny Red Dot Mount.
Replies: 15
Views: 3191

Re: FS: Rear Picatinny Red Dot Mount.

PM replied to.
by Fred
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Are my handloads safe
Replies: 4
Views: 1055

Re: Are my handloads safe

Hodgdon says the max load for H4895 is 38.5gr for the Hornady 200 RN at an overall length of 2.510". Given the case capacity and large bullet diameter, overall length will play a major role in max pressure. Shorter OALs can raise the pressure significantly. You'll probably be fine, just be aware the...
by Fred
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Old Verses New 35rem chamber
Replies: 5
Views: 1812

Re: Old Verses New 35rem chamber

You can try to separate cases by brand so that "Remington" headstamp stays with the M81 and "Winchester" headstamp stays with the Marlin, etc.

Also, at least in my case, the M81 firing pin is huge compared to my other rifles, so fired primers are obvious what came from what.
by Fred
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Old Verses New 35rem chamber
Replies: 5
Views: 1812

Re: Old Verses New 35rem chamber

If you're handloading then I'd suggest that you just neck-size the 35 Remington. It's low enough pressure that, once fired, it should still chamber easily and headspace should not require a Full Length sizing operation to be accurate and reliable. Just work up whatever load you want to use for your ...
by Fred
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Krieger Remington model 81 in local gun store
Replies: 4
Views: 1509

Re: Krieger Remington model 81 in local gun store

I have some beachfront property in Arizona for sale too, cheap. http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/forums/images/smilies/icon_lol.gif It's theirs and they can sell it for whatever they want, but there's no way I'd ever pay that. Of course I too have a M81 I'd be happy to sell for $8500. http...
by Fred
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Are there any free photosharing sites recommended?
Replies: 3
Views: 1158

Re: Are there any free photosharing sites recommended?

I use postimage.org
by Fred
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: FBI Model 81 w/ issues
Replies: 5
Views: 1605

Re: FBI Model 81 w/ issues

It looks like the washer under the takedown screw is a lock-washer too. That might be contributing to why it's reluctant to loosen. Oil, heat and maybe some channel-lock pliers with some substitute brass jaws for extra torque without marring the finish.
by Fred
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: To disassemble or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 2293

Re: To disassemble or not?

If it looks pretty clean, and has lubrication in the bolt lug abutments and bolt cam pins, then go shoot it. If it cycles fine, then perhaps it doesn't need any TLC. Otherwise, with the right tools it should come apart fine. If you were paying attention you shouldn't have trouble with reassembly IMO.
by Fred
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FS: Rear Picatinny Red Dot Mount.
Replies: 15
Views: 3191

Re: FS: Rear Picatinny Red Dot Mount.

Sorry for the delay in reply, I've been traveling for the Christmas/New Year's holiday.

Yes, I have a few ready-made. I can ship Jan 6 when I get home.
by Fred
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from Pitkin.Louisiana
Replies: 10
Views: 2827

Re: New member from Pitkin.Louisiana

That's a sharp looking rifle. Thanks for sharing photos. I hope you get the ejection anomaly figured out.
by Fred
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Ejection issues
Replies: 11
Views: 2330

Re: Ejection issues

First I'd check that the ejector plunger moves freely and has sufficient pressure to kick the case up and out of the way once the case clears the breech. This can probably be checked with empty brass cases. Chamber one and then pull the bolt back quickly and the case should get ejected with vigor. A...
by Fred
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: 2019 Michigan Rifle Season
Replies: 5
Views: 2566

Re: 2019 Michigan Rifle Season

Wow! That's great! What load/bullet did you use? What was the range? It must not have been too far as the trees look pretty thick in the first image. I daresay you didn't lose much meat either. :D Thanks for sharing.
by Fred
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Mannlicher esque
Replies: 6
Views: 1508

Re: Mannlicher esque

Well that's certainly one way to do a custom. Not really my cup of tea but I'm happy someone's out there trying different things.
by Fred
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove
Replies: 18
Views: 3837

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

why not pool together to get some made ? Because it's a PITA. Looking at mine Remington probably stamped them out and then heat treated and blued them. I have been avoiding making my own because I know it'll be difficult to duplicate. On top of that there's nearly zero market for them. So unless so...
by Fred
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: FBI Model 81
Replies: 19
Views: 7376

Re: FBI Model 81

Phyrbird wrote:I noticed from your photos the rifle appears to be one with the brazed barrel jacket.
How can you tell the jacket's brazed, from there being no pin in the yoke on the left-hand side?
by Fred
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Good one Got away
Replies: 4
Views: 2067

Re: Good one Got away

That sure is pretty. I'm not sure about $1900 pretty, but nice nonetheless. Makes me wonder how far another $1500 would get me and my M81. I'm not much of a collector so if I can build somethng for the same price as an 'off the rack' model I'd build vs. buy.
by Fred
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: new model 81 owner, general ?'s
Replies: 10
Views: 3061

Re: new model 81 owner, general ?'s

5. One last question, I remember seeing <snip> a red dot [mount], where can you get one of these? Your "No. 5" is something I can help you with if you need, there's a for sale listing in the appropriate forum here. Otherwise congrats on your new rifle. My .35 Rems are 4, +1 configuration too: bolt ...
by Fred
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: FBI Model 81
Replies: 19
Views: 7376

Re: FBI Model 81

I think it looks good. Have you picked it up fromt eh FFL yet? Is this a collector or is it something you're going to shoot? What caliber?
by Fred
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Is this thing cute, or what?
Replies: 4
Views: 2746

Re: Is this thing cute, or what?

Hey, that looks pretty sharp. A little felt tipped "anodize pen" would be a finishing touch.

Hope you like it.
by Fred
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FS: Rear Picatinny Red Dot Mount.
Replies: 15
Views: 3191

FS: Rear Picatinny Red Dot Mount.

So I made a couple of these picatinny bases for our Model 8 or 81 autoloading rifles. It should be a reversible modification primarily for the addition of a red-dot or reflex sight. You should be able to use your factory nut-plate and rear sight screws to install it. I'm asking $40 shipped (lower 48...
by Fred
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Action remaining locked during unloading
Replies: 3
Views: 1503

Re: Action remaining locked during unloading

occasionally the bolt will cam itself 90° while it is being cycled by hand and once after firing, I have to push it into place with a tool so it is straight up and down. In my M81 examples the spring surrounding the firing pin will keep the bolt extended with the lugs at the 12 and 6 o'clock positi...
by Fred
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Need 81 lower tang screw
Replies: 1
Views: 1069

Re: Need 81 lower tang screw

If you can't find one, send me a PM and I could probably make you one. If you want an original I could probably sell you my original and I'll re-make the one for my M81 that's been drilled and tapped for a scope and seen better days in general.
by Fred
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?
Replies: 17
Views: 4801

Re: Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?

Slitter saw showed today, so I made an arbor and finished my screws: https://i.postimg.cc/DZDQfGx5/Finshed-Screws.jpg I'll order some material and make half a dozen little Picatinny adapters for the rear sight hardware. I'll post up in the for sale forum in a few weeks. *edit* here's the for sale th...
by Fred
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?
Replies: 17
Views: 4801

Re: Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?

I know I'm deviating somewhat from my own thread topic but I could make a few aluminum "universal" picatinny red dot bases for the forum members if there were interest. I don't have anodize or Cerakote at my disposal so there'd be an extra step somewhere to make it a uniform color. Judicious applica...
by Fred
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?
Replies: 17
Views: 4801

Re: Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?

Made some progress today.

Image

I've been playing with titanium lately. If they're going to be $14 a pair, there's going to be a reason for it. haha. I'll cut them to length, chamfer and slot the heads when the slitter saw comes.
by Fred
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?
Replies: 17
Views: 4801

Re: Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?

That's the plan. Add another nut plate for a pair of bases and mount something out front. To be honest, my M81's accuracy is so poor, the red dot at 50 yards is probably good enough. Optics would just make the shotgun pattern more visible and disappointing. http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com...
by Fred
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Peerless Grade Model 8 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 2427

Re: Peerless Grade Model 8 for sale

Without a database of what was an actual D-grade Remington (serial number or other distinguishing mark), how would you know if it was or not? Did the Remington shop ever do customer work at request? If someone asked for that style of checkering and engraving would Remington have done work to the cus...
by Fred
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?
Replies: 17
Views: 4801

Re: Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?

The reflex sight was me in 2014. It was a quick and dirty modified weaver rail to try and eliminate the other sight systems as culprit for poor accuracy, and now I'm looking to do it right on a replacement barrel/jacket. I have a drilled-and-tapped receiver already and the offset scope is the worst ...
by Fred
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?
Replies: 17
Views: 4801

Re: Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?

Thanks for further evidence, Phyrbird. I believe I'll be remanufacturing the barrel jacket where I'll add another nut-plate to secure some bases for an extended eye relief scope or a red dot, low to the bore centerline (I was never very good with iron sights). :)
by Fred
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?
Replies: 17
Views: 4801

Re: Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?

Thank you for the reply. I disassembled the gun and a 6-40 does fit in the rear sight nut-plate, but a new screw is pretty loose. An 8-40's too big and no matter how I try a precision ground 40TPI Brown and Sharpe thread pitch gauge does not want to fit the existing screws. No oddball metric pitch s...
by Fred
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?
Replies: 17
Views: 4801

Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?

The screws holding on the rear sight on my M81 are all buggered up. I want to try to remanufacture them, but they're in poor condition to be used as templates. Near as I can figure is that they're close to a #6-42. The major thread diameter's .138". They're definitely not 40s and with my calipers an...
by Fred
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Segmented follower spring
Replies: 3
Views: 1747

Re: Segmented follower spring

Like said above, stack the spring with the un-riveted ends towards the rear of the magazine to reassemble.
by Fred
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 35 cast boolit load,,,,,,,,,,
Replies: 4
Views: 1769

Re: 35 cast boolit load,,,,,,,,,,

What Ideal mould number did you use? What diameter did you use, what OAL and what lubrication? With optics I haven't had much luck with jacketed or cast so if there's a magic bullet, I'm all ears.
by Fred
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Photobucket linked pics blurred?
Replies: 1
Views: 1168

Re: Photobucket linked pics blurred?

There's no such thing as a free lunch. That said, Photobucket is crap. There's a variety of other "free" image hosting services that don't butcher/ransom images or apply some unwelcome watermark. I generally use postimage.org. Seems easy enough to use and the image hosting is relaible enough for me....
by Fred
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New .30 Rem brass splitting necks !?
Replies: 13
Views: 4080

Re: New .30 Rem brass splitting necks !?

You can try annealing the New Grafs brass before you load. If that doesn't eliminate the issue I'd seek a solution through Grafs.
by Fred
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Chrome line barrel
Replies: 4
Views: 1598

Re: Chrome line barrel

A replacement barrel is easy to come by, though likely expensive. Talk to any barrel maker to make to a coutour/caliber/twist identical to what you have, then have a smith thread, chamber and crown the replacement barrel. This is common work that should be a service available through any competent g...
by Fred
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Bordeaux
Replies: 5
Views: 2311

Re: Hello from Bordeaux

Welcome aboard, Jean. Importing and exporting firearms-related parts is tricky as the parts may fall under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) umbrella. I believe that I cannot mail you a basic Model 8 wood fore-end or simple butt-plate without facing felony charges for exporing fir...
by Fred
Mon May 06, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Take down gun case
Replies: 1
Views: 1014

Re: Take down gun case

36" is a foot longer than it needs to be for a M8 rifle broken in two. I'd look at alternatives, maybe custom, or get a case long enough to keep from having to take the rifle down.