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by Bandersnatch
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Date codes
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Date codes

If I read the signs aright, LXX3 is a repair code from feburary 1952. The rifle was sent to Remington and fixed.

I don't know what the other one is. Pics would definitely help.
by Bandersnatch
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?
Replies: 17
Views: 142

Re: Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?

I'll take one.
by Bandersnatch
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Thread pitch on M81 rear sight screws?
Replies: 17
Views: 142

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 Bandersnatch
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Peerless Grade Model 8 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: Peerless Grade Model 8 for sale

It's very pretty, but not factory engraving or checkering. I'd not pay $3500 for it.
by Bandersnatch
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Hunting in the Adirondacks
Replies: 9
Views: 1339

Re: Hunting in the Adirondacks

polock wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:31 pm
A big reason we love our Rem 8 & 81 rifles is nostalgia for simpler and, IMO, better times. Pics of hunting camps back in the day--esp. featuring our fav rifles--are icing on the cake!

But---My 8 in .35 Rem. is no fun to shoot from the bench!
She's got some thump, don't she?
by Bandersnatch
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Safety Lever Design Differences
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: Safety Lever Design Differences

I can't get the pic, but eBay has a repaired safety lever for sale and it looks hideous.
by Bandersnatch
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New .30 Rem brass splitting necks !?
Replies: 13
Views: 337

Re: New .30 Rem brass splitting necks !?

What is the Ken Waters load? Ken's pet load for .30 Rem is 32 grains of IMR3031 and a 150 grain Spitzer bullet. He didn't specify which Spitzer he used and I used a Hornady SST designed for 300 Savage in order to keep the round within overall length, 2.525". Remington factory literature of the day ...
by Bandersnatch
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Buffer spring 32/35/300
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Buffer spring 32/35/300

I'd shoot it because, what the heck.

Hen's teeth are easier to find.

A lot.
by Bandersnatch
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Burried FN 1900
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Burried FN 1900

How is the internal condition?
by Bandersnatch
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Weak ejection on Model 81 .30 Rem
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: Weak ejection on Model 81 .30 Rem

cantgrowup wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:24 am
It's probably my anemic hand loads. I used 29.0 gr of IMR 3031 pushing 150 gr Hornady RN (#3035) around 2000 fps. I had already disassembled and thoroughly cleaned the rifle before shooting.
Ken Waters' load for this one is 32 gr of 3031 and a 150 gr bullet. Ejection is quite brisk.
by Bandersnatch
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Burried FN 1900
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Burried FN 1900

How terribly interesting. Do we know what the brass plate signifies?
by Bandersnatch
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Weak ejection on Model 81 .30 Rem
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: Weak ejection on Model 81 .30 Rem

Actually I'd be happy if mine did that. They mostly eject straight up and land on my head.
by Bandersnatch
Sun May 26, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: RCBS shell holder won't work
Replies: 7
Views: 1255

Re: RCBS shell holder won't work

Any Shell holder that fits .40 S+W will fit .30.
by Bandersnatch
Sun May 26, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Need .30 Rem reloading advice
Replies: 4
Views: 396

Re: Need .30 Rem reloading advice

6th edition Lyman manual has 30 rem data.
by Bandersnatch
Wed May 22, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Estate Auction Model 81
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Re: Estate Auction Model 81

Verra cool!
by Bandersnatch
Fri May 17, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New recruit from Central Pa
Replies: 10
Views: 1820

Re: New recruit from Central Pa

25 and 30 are definitely the easiest shooting of any of these rifles. 35 has more thump and I find that about 30 rnds is about all the fun I can stand.
by Bandersnatch
Wed May 15, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8/81 Barrel Takedown tool
Replies: 10
Views: 989

Re: Model 8/81 Barrel Takedown tool

I think I should be interested in this tool. Price?
by Bandersnatch
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from San Diego
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: Hello from San Diego

Howdy!
by Bandersnatch
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: For your fine veiwing or bidding pleasure Grade Fs
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Re: For your fine veiwing or bidding pleasure Grade Fs

Not the best engraving work I've ever seen. The deer looks like a goat and the bear appears surprised.
by Bandersnatch
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 8s & an 81 Group Photo
Replies: 8
Views: 1351

Re: Model 8s & an 81 Group Photo

Verra nice! :)
by Bandersnatch
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Long Recoil LMGs of WWI
Replies: 4
Views: 603

Long Recoil LMGs of WWI

https://youtu.be/xplcIo1_iMM

Some interesting video of light machine guns.
by Bandersnatch
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 Rifle Trunk
Replies: 5
Views: 793

Re: Model 8 Rifle Trunk

Excellent!
by Bandersnatch
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: model 81 safety
Replies: 3
Views: 670

Re: model 81 safety

There is a pin missing that fits between the safety and the safety rocker. It fits in the hole lowest in this pic, just below the large hole for the screw. You can fabricate this pin out of most anything. The pin locks the two halves of the safety together and it will work as designed.
by Bandersnatch
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: My first 1900 .35
Replies: 17
Views: 3314

Re: My first 1900 .35

A beauty!
by Bandersnatch
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Front sight specs, help me please...
Replies: 9
Views: 2100

Re: Front sight specs, help me please...

Very nice!
by Bandersnatch
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: A couple to wishlist
Replies: 2
Views: 895

Re: A couple to wishlist

Velly intelesting
by Bandersnatch
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: What's It Worth...
Replies: 3
Views: 1205

Re: What's It Worth...

I was considering buying that one. I think you did rather well.
by Bandersnatch
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Custom Rifle Project
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Custom Rifle Project

I was asked some time back to document the progress on a custom rifle I was having built. It's a Yugoslav large ring receiver with a Douglas #1 air Guage barrel in 7mm Mauser. My smith is currently lapping the bolt lugs and shaving the extra bits off of the receiver. He'll drill the scope mount hole...
by Bandersnatch
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Movie ref Frank Hamer/Bonnie&Clyde
Replies: 13
Views: 1833

Re: Movie ref Frank Hamer/Bonnie&Clyde

Saved to the list....
by Bandersnatch
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8C -35 Remington
Replies: 13
Views: 2532

Re: Model 8C -35 Remington

Oooh! Pretty!
by Bandersnatch
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Model 8 Fox
Replies: 4
Views: 1710

Re: Model 8 Fox

Good shot!
by Bandersnatch
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: 1927 Model 8 problem cycling (Jam issue)
Replies: 8
Views: 2057

Re: 1927 Model 8 problem cycling (Jam issue)

2.525" is the correct length for 30 Rem. Hornady makes an FTX spire point for 30-30 the works well for 30 Rem. 32 grain of 3031 provides plenty of zip to work the action.
by Bandersnatch
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Operating handle removal
Replies: 10
Views: 2117

Re: Operating handle removal problem

Pics?
by Bandersnatch
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Guy Here
Replies: 2
Views: 1082

Re: New Guy Here

Howdy!
by Bandersnatch
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Info on 81
Replies: 10
Views: 2538

Re: Info on 81

Nice looking after market checkering. Cool rear sight. Hard thumping caliber.

What's not to like?

The Hornady ammo shoots just fine out of these old guns and is readily available.
by Bandersnatch
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from new member
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

Re: Hello from new member

Howdy do!
by Bandersnatch
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 5
Views: 1815

Re: Newbie

Yow! :shock:
by Bandersnatch
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Old rifle still knocks them down!
Replies: 9
Views: 2714

Re: Old rifle still knocks them down!

What caliber?
by Bandersnatch
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from California
Replies: 4
Views: 1446

Re: New member from California

Howdy!
by Bandersnatch
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: My Nov 2018 Alberta buck
Replies: 4
Views: 1403

Re: My Nov 2018 Alberta buck

35 Rem puts em down! :mrgreen:
by Bandersnatch
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from SW. Kansas
Replies: 4
Views: 1530

Re: New member from SW. Kansas

Howdy do!
by Bandersnatch
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Zeroing
Replies: 1
Views: 2178

Re: Zeroing

Image

Frankenstein AR15, Palmetto State Armory barrel, and I have no idea where I got the rest of the parts. At 100 yds.

Simmons Aetec 2.8-10x44mm

PMC 55gr ball.

Not very impressive, but should do for coyotes.
by Bandersnatch
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Zeroing
Replies: 1
Views: 2178

Zeroing

Image

Winchester model 70 Featherweight,. 30-06, 100 yds.

Zeiss Conquest scope 3-9x40mm

Ammo is 125gr. Hornady SST over 50 grains of 3031. One of Ken Waters' pet loads.
by Bandersnatch
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 1326

Re: New member

My very favorite caliber