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by Fred
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 Magazine Spring broke when rifle fired
Replies: 9
Views: 85

Re: Model 8 Magazine Spring broke when rifle fired

Depending on how/where the mag spring broke, your g'smith might be able to rivet it back together. Apparently, some were riveted from the factory:

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by Fred
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Everyone out to pasture?
Replies: 21
Views: 240

Re: Everyone out to pasture?

When I got my .35Rem M81 (circa 2014) it was $400. Seems that the collectors have driven up the prices some. On Gbroker, the least expensive M8/M81 is $700, plus S&H and FFL. None of them are chambered in anything particularly popular and lately there's a bit of an ammo/component shortage, some peop...
by Fred
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Address on FN receiver
Replies: 6
Views: 4343

Re: Address on FN receiver

Wow! That's a great restoration. Did you identify the font or did you just have the engraver go straight off the cleaned-up photo?

Will you be sending it out for re-bluing?

Looking forward to further installments on the project.
by Fred
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Primers backing out
Replies: 8
Views: 861

Re: Primers backing out

As he's no longer with us, I missed my opportunity to purchase GRUMPA's .35 Remington brass. He was as asset to the unpopular/obsolete cartridge shooting community.

In a couple months you'll be in snow and have a heavy winter coat to help soak up some of that recoil. :D
by Fred
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Scout mount
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Re: Scout mount

For a range gun shooting cartridges of moderate performance in an 9lb rifle I think those 2 screws will do alright. I probably wouldn't trust them for a rugged high dollar hunt without extensive testing to ensure they're up to the task. I'm confident the screws themselves will hold up, but the narro...
by Fred
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Scout mount
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Re: Scout mount

jim18611865 wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:57 pm
I shot around 34 rounds total.
Man my shoulder hurts.
Must have been shooting off a bench. :D Your 81 shoots better than mine for sure. What load are you using?

Thanks for sharing your range report.
by Fred
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FS: Rear Picatinny Red Dot Mount.
Replies: 15
Views: 3732

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: 8
Views: 861

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: 8
Views: 861

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: 8
Views: 861

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: 3732

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: 3732

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: 385

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: 741

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: 741

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: 741

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: 741

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: 4503

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: 3732

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: 1243

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: 2079

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: 2079

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: 1770

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: 1368

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: 1886

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: 2722

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: 3732

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: 3259

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: 2809

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: 3044

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: 1832

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: 4469

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: 9874

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: 2294

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: 3727

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: 9874

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: 3139

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: 3732

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: 1713

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: 1193

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: 5397

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: 5397

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: 5397

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: 5397

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: 2745

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: 5397

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: 5397

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: 5397

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: 5397

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: 1941

Re: Segmented follower spring

Like said above, stack the spring with the un-riveted ends towards the rear of the magazine to reassemble.