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by rcathey714
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Remington Model 8 For Sale 35 Rem. - SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 1525

Re: Remington Model 8 For Sale 35 Rem. - $530 SHIPPED

This has sold! THANKS!
by rcathey714
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Remington Model 8 For Sale 35 Rem. - SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 1525

Remington Model 8 For Sale 35 Rem. - SOLD

EDIT: Adding in a note before you read all that down there...this price is negotiable. Let me know what you're thinking! Gentlemen, You may recall this poor Model 8 I had: http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3853 My firearm collection has taken a bit of a turn from the ...
by rcathey714
Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Caliber Conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 4167

Re: Caliber Conversion

That's good to know about the extractor. Thanks for the tip! Does anyone have a link to one of these that has been converted into .308? I would like to read more about that.
by rcathey714
Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Caliber Conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 4167

Re: Caliber Conversion

What about a handgun round? Anyone know of one that might work?

Since the 81 I mentioned before is clearly a Franken-Gun, I wouldn't be opposed to a little experimentation -instert mad scientist laugh here-
by rcathey714
Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Caliber Conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 4167

Re: Caliber Conversion

Very interesting about the bolt head size on the 300 Savage. I own an 81 in 300 savage that's currently sporting a 35 Rem bolt head :shock: . Shoots just fine though haha. I'll have to do some measuring on that. The main reason I bring this up is that I would really like to shoot my Model 8 more but...
by rcathey714
Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Caliber Conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 4167

Caliber Conversion

Hello all!

Has anyone ever done or seen a caliber conversion done on a 8 or 81? The rim diameter is .460" which is conceivably modifiably close to the 30-06 rim of .473". If possible to shave off that extra .013", that opens the bolt face up to a huge range of different calibers.

Thoughts?
by rcathey714
Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: The "holiest" model 81
Replies: 10
Views: 5899

Re: The "holiest" model 81

How do you guys fill the holes? My thought for these holy relics was to weld and then cerakote but that's just cause I want to pick up dead rifle and put a new life in it, is there a way to weld and then blue it without seeing where the holes were? Charlie, If you follow the link to the other threa...
by rcathey714
Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: The "holiest" model 81
Replies: 10
Views: 5899

Re: The "holiest" model 81

Hey all! I think my holy Model 8 beat you by a couple holes. Get someone to tig weld like I did and get to filing! ;)

EDIT: Here's that thread viewtopic.php?t=3853
by rcathey714
Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:47 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Welded Model 8 from Gunbroker
Replies: 20
Views: 9494

Re: Welded Model 8 from Gunbroker

Got her all put together yesterday afternoon! I'll be trying to find some place to shoot it this coming weekend, maybe. Need to find a little more ammo too if I can.

The concensus is no Hornady ammo, correct?
by rcathey714
Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Welded Model 8 from Gunbroker
Replies: 20
Views: 9494

Re: Welded Model 8 from Gunbroker

Well, here it is! Perfect? Nope. Close enough? Dern straight. As you can see in the unfinished picture, there are a couple low spots but they match the rest of the gun so I can definitely live with that. The finish is just some cold blue I bought at an auction once. Lord knows how old it is but it w...
by rcathey714
Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Welded Model 8 from Gunbroker
Replies: 20
Views: 9494

Re: Welded Model 8 from Gunbroker

And I'm about to file away all that character just as soon as 5 o'clock rolls around ;)
by rcathey714
Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Welded Model 8 from Gunbroker
Replies: 20
Views: 9494

Re: Welded Model 8 from Gunbroker

Welded up! I think there are still a couple low spots but, heck, it looks better than 11 holes!
by rcathey714
Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Welded Model 8 from Gunbroker
Replies: 20
Views: 9494

Re: Welded Model 8 from Gunbroker

I'm definitely on the road to getting rid of that title! My work friend called yesterday at about 6 to tell me he got it all welded up. I'll get another picture of that posted on Monday and I'll probably clean it up Monday too. Question: Would this 1932 model 8 have a place for a firing pin spring A...
by rcathey714
Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Welded Model 8 from Gunbroker
Replies: 20
Views: 9494

Re: Welded Model 8 from Gunbroker

Just a quick shot with the threaded pins in place and ground down. They're about 1/16" proud of the surface. My previously mentioned work buddy is hopefully going to weld it up tonight. Maybe Monday night. We shall see (it's hard to rush someone that works for Subway and about 150 round of .22LR).
by rcathey714
Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:44 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Welded Model 8 from Gunbroker
Replies: 20
Views: 9494

Re: Welded Model 8 from Gunbroker

That would 11, good sir. I tapped 9 of them last night for 10-32 plugs. Two for 1/4"-28. My guess is, most of these holes were holding 8-32 screws that wallered out. Instead of drilling the mount and the gun for 10-32, they just moved the mount and drilled new 8-32 holes. Wash, rinse, and repeat a f...
by rcathey714
Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Welded Model 8 from Gunbroker
Replies: 20
Views: 9494

Re: Welded Model 8 from Gunbroker

Well it just gets worse. I got it all taken apart for a good scrub down and there's no firing pin. It's just plain gone. Everything else is in place. It's like someone took it apart, took out the firing pin, and put it back together. Numrich to the rescue! Should be here early next week.
by rcathey714
Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Welded Model 8 from Gunbroker
Replies: 20
Views: 9494

Re: Welded Model 8 from Gunbroker

Don't worry, Phyrbird. I'm going to do everything in my power to make her all better!
by rcathey714
Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:09 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Rem 8 35Rem GB $299!
Replies: 20
Views: 7998

Re: Rem 8 35Rem GB $299!

Started a thread up in the Model 8 forum!

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3853&p=14049&sid=3c ... 600#p14049
by rcathey714
Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Welded Model 8 from Gunbroker
Replies: 20
Views: 9494

Welded Model 8 from Gunbroker

Hello, Folks! This is in regards to the $299 Model 8 from Gunbroker. There was a thread on it it the For Sale forum. Anyway, I picked it up yesterday afternoon. After some careful Dremel-ing, I found Swiss cheese. Overall, I'm pretty happy. There's a few pin-prick pits here and there but the barrel ...
by rcathey714
Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:06 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Rem 8 35Rem GB $299!
Replies: 20
Views: 7998

Re: Rem 8 35Rem GB $299!

To be honest, Roger, that's one of the reasons I'm not sold on the idea as well.
by rcathey714
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Rem 8 35Rem GB $299!
Replies: 20
Views: 7998

Re: Rem 8 35Rem GB $299!

imfuncity: Lord have mercy! I wouldn't move to California if my life depended on it. I moved from Kentucky to Missouri. From a small town to a very large town (for a job). Sarge: You're definitely pushing me in that direction. The biggest issue against it, I suppose, is how much more guns I'd buy on...
by rcathey714
Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Rem 8 35Rem GB $299!
Replies: 20
Views: 7998

Re: Rem 8 35Rem GB $299!

Well, here's the breakdown: Friday 8/22 - Visit dealer after work to pay 30 dollar transfer fee and get the paperwork going. Saturday 8/23 - Call to check status only to be told, in a sassy tone, "We'll get to it when we get to it." (Seriously.) Sunday and Monday - Store closed. Tuesday 8/26 - Calle...
by rcathey714
Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Rem 8 35Rem GB $299!
Replies: 20
Views: 7998

Re: Rem 8 35Rem GB $299!

I wish! I recently moved to the area I am now after leaving my hometown. Back home, everyone at the gunstore knew me by name (and taste in firearms ;) ). Here, the gunstore staff is uneducated on most everything firearm related and very rude. So, let's just say I have been very unimpressed with the ...
by rcathey714
Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Rem 8 35Rem GB $299!
Replies: 20
Views: 7998

Re: Rem 8 35Rem GB $299!

I mean, I guess another one in 35 couldn't hurt....
by rcathey714
Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:51 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Rem 8 35Rem GB $299!
Replies: 20
Views: 7998

Re: Rem 8 35Rem GB $299!

Welcome and glad you decided to take the plunge. We will be waiting to see the results of your work in progress and wish you well with it. Joe Thanks, Joe! I'll snap some pictures along the way, for sure. Keep an eye out in the main Model 8 forum. Well done and welcome to the sickness...just keep r...
by rcathey714
Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Rem 8 35Rem GB $299!
Replies: 20
Views: 7998

Re: Rem 8 35Rem GB $299!

Well shoot...I wouldn't have guessed any of that. Thanks for the info! I've been looking at them for a year or so now. I just haaaad to have one to go with my Winchester 1897 (keeping it in the family, don'tchya know). When I saw that Bubba special scope mount, I knew it would 1. turn a lot of peopl...
by rcathey714
Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Rem 8 35Rem GB $299!
Replies: 20
Views: 7998

Re: Rem 8 35Rem GB $299!

First post here! Just thought I'd say that I'm the buyer :D