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by Fred
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Round knob m8 in 35 Remington
Replies: 4
Views: 42

Re: Round knob m8 in 35 Remington

Yeah, that kind of price makes me happy I have a cheap "basket case" rifle I can shoot and enjoy, rather than another museum piece, mothballed in some dark hole for another 100 years.
by Fred
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stoopid Questions Get Stoopid Answers
Replies: 11
Views: 323

Re: Stoopid Questions Get Stoopid Answers

Brass is hard to find in the wild for our beloved 35's, and I was wondering if anyone had experience converting ... other... cartridges. Here's "GRUMPA's" method: https://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?276255-308-to-35-Rem-done-my-way GRUMPA's the only person I've ever seen offer converted...
by Fred
Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: What are these two "spots" on the receiver?
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: What are these two "spots" on the receiver?

They're rivets that hold a piece of metal in place on the inside of the receiver. That piece of metal depresses a lever in the bolt carrier that allows the bolt to rotate at the appropriate time as part of the "autoloading" operation.
by Fred
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: model 8 operating handle assembly bushing
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: model 8 operating handle assembly bushing

Pitbul, if you can't find a replacement, send me a PM. I can probably make you one.
by Fred
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nice looking .35 Model 8 on GB. 1 day left, @ $800 now
Replies: 12
Views: 1362

Re: Nice looking .35 Model 8 on GB. 1 day left, @ $800 now

Maybe I can ring up the buyer and tell them I've got some primers for sale. Seems they have plenty of money on hand.
by Fred
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Need Model 8 Firing Pin for 35REM
Replies: 13
Views: 1142

Re: Need Model 8 Firing Pin for 35REM

I don't know where to look for one online. When you have tools, sometimes it's a better use of time to make new parts than to hunt down rare OE parts on the internet. I'm not saying it's easy to make them. I'm saying that if the OE parts don't exist, then it might be worthwhile to bring an uncommon ...
by Fred
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Need Model 8 Firing Pin for 35REM
Replies: 13
Views: 1142

Re: Need Model 8 Firing Pin for 35REM

I might be able to make you one if you strike out finding a factory Remington one for sale. Let me know.
by Fred
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Need Model 8 Firing Pin for 35REM
Replies: 13
Views: 1142

Re: Need Model 8 Firing Pin for 35REM

The FP retention pin hole is about 45˚ off level through the bolt carrier. In mine I drove it out from the bottom right, out the top-left. It only goes one way. If you tap on it the wrong way then it will bind the firing pin.

If you tap on it, and the FP tightens up, then go to the other side.
by Fred
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Need Model 8 Firing Pin for 35REM
Replies: 13
Views: 1142

Re: Need Model 8 Firing Pin for 35REM

Sorry to hear about the pin. No, they're not all the same. I know that some have a spring and other, older versions do not. Whether or not that matters, or how it relates to different calibers, I don't know. The firing pin retention pin in my M81 is half-round. It can only be removed out the way it ...
by Fred
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Steel stripper clip >$242 on eBay today
Replies: 8
Views: 962

Re: Steel stripper clip >$242 on eBay today

I am not a connoisseur of stripper clips or old mausers. I actually had a pocketful of 35 Rem brass when I went to a gunshow and some guy had ammo cans full of war surplus stuff. I tested the clips for function before I reached for a $5 bill. I did not shop around and probably over-paid. You can pro...
by Fred
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Steel stripper clip >$242 on eBay today
Replies: 8
Views: 962

Re: Steel stripper clip >$242 on eBay today

Can't fault the guy for his optimism, that there are bids on it is another matter. I recall a quote from P.T. Barnum: "There's a sucker born every minute." And to think, I've been using these 8mm mauser stippers I picked up for $5 at a gunshow ($1.25 each!). I guess I got no taste. :lol: too_cheap.J...
by Fred
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: WTS .30 Rem brass
Replies: 5
Views: 2196

Re: WTS .30 Rem brass

Yeow. They don't give that stuff away, do they? :lol: Of course, lately nothing's going cheap.
by Fred
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: A Young Gun
Replies: 6
Views: 1162

Re: A Young Gun

Cute little monster. I don't suppose you get much sleep. :D
by Fred
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: newly mfg barrel nuts and washers
Replies: 24
Views: 3461

Re: newly mfg barrel nuts and washers

Put me down for a nut/washer set for a .35 Rem too.
by Fred
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 Magazine Spring broke when rifle fired
Replies: 9
Views: 1139

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:

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=5603
by Fred
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Everyone out to pasture?
Replies: 22
Views: 2466

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: 5158

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: 9
Views: 1998

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: 14
Views: 2160

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: 14
Views: 2160

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: 5318

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: 9
Views: 1998

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: 9
Views: 1998

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: 9
Views: 1998

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: 5318

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: 5318

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: 904

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: 1627

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: 1627

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: 1627

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: 1627

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: 8343

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: 5318

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: 1779

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: 2652

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: 2652

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: 2406

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: 5
Views: 2143

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: 2616

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: 3826

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: 5318

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: 4324

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: 3865

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: 4259

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: 3427

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: 6685

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: 22988

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: 2917

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: 8386

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: 22988

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?