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by In The Ten Ring
Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: hunting with Remington auto loader
Replies: 5
Views: 2417

Re: hunting with Remington auto loader

I hit a bear with my Honda Accord last year, the more bear you guys take down the better!

(My car was fine, just needed a new hood and bumper cover. Driving slower than the speed limit and being alert saved the car, me, and the bear. I had full coverage).
by In The Ten Ring
Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: model 81 still gets the job done!
Replies: 8
Views: 2324

Re: model 81 still gets the job done!

Early foregrip 81. My compliments on rifle and your bounty.
by In The Ten Ring
Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Model 8 deer 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2242

Re: Model 8 deer 2016

Congrats. One of these days, I hope to get one of my 5 Model 8/81's out into the field! :shock:
by In The Ten Ring
Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 8Nov16
Replies: 2
Views: 1216

Re: 8Nov16

We never can tell but I think we definitely dodged a bullet there, in a bigly way. :lol:
by In The Ten Ring
Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: How does one find Jim Greene?
Replies: 4
Views: 1908

Re: How does one find Jim Greene?

Jim Greene is now retired and impossible to find. I have called the gun store where he used to work three times now. The last time, today, the man said "Mr. Greene is now driving a truck."
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: How does one find Jim Greene?
Replies: 4
Views: 1908

How does one find Jim Greene?

I've been to both his website and his FB page and there is no number. Now on his website, there is a number to a place where he used to work.

I'd like to get my Model 81 fixed and I have a Browning Auto 5 question for him.
by In The Ten Ring
Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: gunsmith
Replies: 4
Views: 1565

Re: gunsmith

There is Jim Green up in Maine. I nearly drove up there last week as I was in VT anyway but I just didn't have time.

I will end up shipping him my jammed Model 81 in a couple of weeks.
by In The Ten Ring
Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: .25 Remington Model 8
Replies: 12
Views: 3032

Re: .25 Remington Model 8

The ski trip was a huge success but I didn't get on to Maine. I had a doc. appointment on the 13th but had I had a few more days I definitely would have pushed on into MN on the Model 8 hunt. I loved Killington Mtn. so much that I plan to return next year and then, hit Maine's pawn and gun shops.
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Great Model 8 MEET & GREET!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 7035

Re: Great Model 8 MEET & GREET!!!

Wow, what beauties!

One day, maybe I'll make it out that far.
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 8D Peerless 25Rem - FOR SALE
Replies: 5
Views: 2439

Re: Model 8D Peerless 25Rem - FOR SALE

I was still recovering from the Vermont ski trip. I didn't make it to MN as I had a doc appointment on the 13th but it was still a killer trip.

Nice to know these guns are still out there. Hope the new owner loves it.
by In The Ten Ring
Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Ordered full cup tip punch set.
Replies: 3
Views: 2761

Re: Ordered full cup tip punch set.

Thanks man. The set came and I found the 3mm punches to be exactly what I needed. I removed the pin and out came the triggerguard.....but to my dismay.......I can't get the bolt to unlock. I'll run the weapon up to Maine after the ski trip to Vermont. I spoke with Jim Greene via phone and he has a l...
by In The Ten Ring
Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 81 bolt
Replies: 5
Views: 1955

Re: Model 81 bolt

Congrats on the fix. I will probably just take my non-extracting Model 8 with me to Maine this spring when I go. I will also take the stuck bolt Model 81. I was able to remove the triggerguard (cup tip punch set came, it's the long and short 3mm punches you need from Brownells) from her but still a ...
by In The Ten Ring
Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: School Me On My Model 8
Replies: 10
Views: 2807

Re: School Me On My Model 8

The "30-30 Rem" marking is reason enough to own it.
by In The Ten Ring
Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Is 35 remington leverevolution safe to use in a model 81?
Replies: 8
Views: 4088

Re: Is 35 remington leverevolution safe to use in a model 81

I bought 3 boxes of the Leverevolution ammo for my .35's. I plan to reload on all those cases.
by In The Ten Ring
Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Ordered full cup tip punch set.
Replies: 3
Views: 2761

Ordered full cup tip punch set.

I just ordered the full Brownell's set. I spoke with Jim Green in MN and he thinks I should remove the trigger guard to my jammed Model 81 but he stressed which screws to not remove! I am going to try and visit him when I get up that way...I think I'll take the rifle with me if I haven't fixed it by...
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: .30 Rem Ammo and/or Brass
Replies: 7
Views: 2532

Re: .30 Rem Ammo and/or Brass

I am in the same boat. I really want a .25 and .32 Rem and I don't reload. I may have to begin reloading though. 30.30 Winchester brass can be made into .30 Remington with the use of a lathe. You may have to go that route although there are a couple of men on here that will sell you some .30 brass t...
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: my new 8
Replies: 6
Views: 2234

Re: my new 8

Congrats man. I saw that auction too. When you get the rifle you can tell us first-hand what you think of the stock.
by In The Ten Ring
Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:24 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: .25 Remington Model 8
Replies: 12
Views: 3032

Re: .25 Remington Model 8

Ya well, I'll just keep my eyes open. I have (so far) resisted all the tempting ones I've seen on Gunbroker. I should be up in Maine come April, already havethe rooms booked for the ski trip, so maybe I'll get lucky in some pawn shop or gun store up that way.
by In The Ten Ring
Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: My New-To-Me Model 8
Replies: 4
Views: 1909

Re: My New-To-Me Model 8

"30.30 Rem?" EXCELLENT FIND! Rather rare that marking.
by In The Ten Ring
Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Need an experienced gunsmith near Ohio
Replies: 7
Views: 2248

Re: Need an experienced gunsmith near Ohio

I just I got off the phone with Mr. Green, what a pleasant fellow! I'll take his advice on getting the trigger guard off and then if I need to I'll ship him the weapon.

I think I'll be heading up to Maine after my ski trip to do a little "Model 8 shopping."
by In The Ten Ring
Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: .25 Remington Model 8
Replies: 12
Views: 3032

.25 Remington Model 8

It finally has a bid......I nearly bid on it but really need to save my money now. I could be wrong but I think the description has changed a bit over the weeks also.....I don't recall the bore being described as "dark" but I could be wrong. Mismatched stock also keeps me at bay but nice that the se...
by In The Ten Ring
Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Model 8 with finish problems
Replies: 3
Views: 1634

Re: Model 8 with finish problems

Sorry man, nothing to be done for that. Your best bet is to get rid of it as soon as you can. Now being the nice guy that I am, I'll take it off your hands and all you need to do is pay the shipping fee. :lol: Yes she does look rough......have you tried 0000 steel wool and Rem Oil? Others may have b...
by In The Ten Ring
Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Coffeyville KS
Replies: 5
Views: 1721

Re: Hello from Coffeyville KS

Yes, hi, how are you?

Nice to have you here.

I could be wrong but I think first-year production total was only 4 digits in serial number.

You bought a box of (20?) .35 Remington for less than $20.00? You did EXCEEDINGLY well there.

Pics, we need pics.
by In The Ten Ring
Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Diamond in the rough?
Replies: 4
Views: 1519

Diamond in the rough?

I came across this on gunbroker. I emailed the seller and the serial puts it into 1915.

It's a bit too iffy for me but you guys may be more skilled.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =471273421
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: My first Custom rifle is done!
Replies: 9
Views: 3024

Re: My first Custom rifle is done!

Holy smokes! That is one pretty rifle. I'd be afraid to take it into the woods. Oh yes, there's also that. I have fallen in the woods hard enough to break scopes and I expect I'm not the only one in history to have done that. Any weapon taken into combat or the woods is bound to get a few scratches...
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Differences in extractor shapes?
Replies: 4
Views: 1613

Re: Differences in extractor shapes?

Bandersnatch, Both good and bad......my 1906 in .35 Rem has the curved extractor yet seems to extract just fine. Is the curved extractor just for (and always was for) the small calibers? Now if the squarded-off extractors are precisely for .35 Rem then that's good, although it seems a curved extract...
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:51 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Differences in extractor shapes?
Replies: 4
Views: 1613

Differences in extractor shapes?

Why does my 1906 .35 Remington have a crescent-shaped extractor while my 1911 .35 Remington has a squared-off extractor?

Wouldn't the crescent shape be more effective?
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: My first Custom rifle is done!
Replies: 9
Views: 3024

Re: My first Custom rifle is done!

I am not a fan of any military weapon being anything but original condition but that is certainly an attractive rifle. My compliments.
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:15 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Need an experienced gunsmith near Ohio
Replies: 7
Views: 2248

Re: Need an experienced gunsmith near Ohio

Oh wow, this is great. I may contact this ME gunsmith myself if I can't figure out my locked-bolt M81.
by In The Ten Ring
Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is this a good book on reloading?
Replies: 7
Views: 1571

Re: Is this a good book on reloading?

Norm, If I can get rid of (it'll go to Habitat for Humanity) a large dresser I have from the 1970's, I'll be able to build a sizeable bench. I've heard good things about the Hornady manual....is the latest edition the best to get? Will different brand dies work in any press? Ex: will RCBS dies work ...
by In The Ten Ring
Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: I may have found some .30 Remington.
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

Re: I may have found some .30 Remington.

Oh wow. I guess I haven't found any then.
by In The Ten Ring
Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: What do you think about this guided hunt?
Replies: 2
Views: 1906

Re: What do you think about this guided hunt?

I might would do something like that but I'm in no hurry to.
by In The Ten Ring
Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I may have found some .30 Remington.
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

I may have found some .30 Remington.

http://www.lohmanarms.com/category_s/2703.htm

If I can remember, I'll call tomorrow and see.
by In The Ten Ring
Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Newcomer with an FN 1900
Replies: 37
Views: 7594

Re: Newcomer with an FN 1900

Wow, this thread is great.

I could have missed it, but what country are you in sir?
by In The Ten Ring
Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: What do you think about this guided hunt?
Replies: 2
Views: 1906

What do you think about this guided hunt?

I know ZERO about guided hunts. But, I'd like to get a bear and use these .35's as JMB intended, and the price I could swing.

http://www.foggymountain.com/pricing1.shtml

Your thoughts?
by In The Ten Ring
Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is this a good book on reloading?
Replies: 7
Views: 1571

Is this a good book on reloading?

I'm hoping to build a reloading bench this summer and get tooled up. I've never reloaded but I have been saving up brass. What do you think of this book? http://www.amazon.com/Beginners-Guide-Reloading-Ammunition-Apartment/dp/148207379X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1425179513&sr=8-2&keywords=how+to+reload...
by In The Ten Ring
Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Any way to improve accuracy on my 35Rem Mod 81?
Replies: 19
Views: 5947

Re: Any way to improve accuracy on my 35Rem Mod 81?

:twisted: Once again, FALSE ADVERTISING. You will be reported to the Better Discussion Forum Bureau. :lol:
by In The Ten Ring
Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Any way to improve accuracy on my 35Rem Mod 81?
Replies: 19
Views: 5947

Re: Any way to improve accuracy on my 35Rem Mod 81?

Fred,

I'd be down with at least one of those mounts such as you made there!
by In The Ten Ring
Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: What cup tip punches?
Replies: 7
Views: 2073

Re: What cup tip punches?

One thing I have learned, don't be in a hurry if you can keep from it.

I'll try and get the whole set then, but it's on backorder right now at Brownell's.

The Model 8 I want to take apart is very minty and the convex pins are still convex.
by In The Ten Ring
Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 81 bolt
Replies: 5
Views: 1955

Re: Model 81 bolt

I have a Model 8 that isn't extracting unless I push down on the front of the extractor when it goes into battery. I have two NOS extractors on the way.

I'll keep everyone posted.
by In The Ten Ring
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: What cup tip punches?
Replies: 7
Views: 2073

Re: What cup tip punches?

Henwood suggests cup tip punches and the pins on my weapons are convex at their heads.

I realize standard punches will work but there goes the convex pin heads.
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: What cup tip punches?
Replies: 7
Views: 2073

What cup tip punches?

I know Henwood's book called for #2 and #3 but I must have gotten something wrong. I need the one for the trigger guard retaining pin that goes through the receiver from side to side. What size cup tip punch do I need?
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 History: Easter Rising 1916
Replies: 5
Views: 2031

Re: FN 1900 History: Easter Rising 1916

I love weapons with history.

:D
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 8A "Factory Checkered"
Replies: 19
Views: 3768

Re: Model 8A "Factory Checkered"

If I had not of bought so many this year already, I'd probably bid on it.
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Where to find an extractor?
Replies: 2
Views: 961

Re: Where to find an extractor?

I had already bought two from ebay before I looked on GB and saw Robopump's ads. :|
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:24 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 8A "Factory Checkered"
Replies: 19
Views: 3768

Re: Model 8A "Factory Checkered"

I was talking with somebody that wanted to do a picatanny rail on the rear sight holes......I just have to have back up irons though.......
by In The Ten Ring
Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:05 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Best modern scopes to mount on a Model 8
Replies: 4
Views: 1878

Best modern scopes to mount on a Model 8

At some point I am going to need a scope on a Model 8 (or 81)...what is the best modern scope to mount on one of these weapons?

I may need more information than I have right now (type of mount, etc) and I have no plans to drill an unmolested rifle.
by In The Ten Ring
Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Minnesota!
Replies: 2
Views: 957

Re: Hello from Minnesota!

Great to read this news man. :D

I am a fan of .32 caliber rounds and would love to have a Model 8 in this caliber. Keep us posted....at some point I am going to have to learn how to reload to shoot these great rifles.

Can you post pics?
by In The Ten Ring
Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Now a qualified member.
Replies: 2
Views: 1036

Re: Now a qualified member.

Well congrats man. Can you get us some pics of your "new to you" rifle? I have bought two each of Model 8's and 81's and I am yet to shoot any of them. One has a bolt lock issue and the others seem good to go and I've bought up a few peep sights and ammo. (.300 Savage and .35 Rem). I plan to hunt wi...
by In The Ten Ring
Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 8A "Factory Checkered"
Replies: 19
Views: 3768

Re: Model 8A "Factory Checkered"

"inordinate amount of discussion"....yes...this site is a bit reserved when it comes to posting. :lol: Jim, you didn't bid on that rifle because...... :lol: When I first saw this rifle for sale I nearly did a cartwheel. I emailed the seller and got the information he promises on the ad to send. I wa...