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by Bandersnatch
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Everyone out to pasture?
Replies: 21
Views: 237

Re: Everyone out to pasture?

I check in periodically for new posts and I'm hoping that I'll have some new photos and hunting stories this season that feature the 81.
by Bandersnatch
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Serial number 20
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Serial number 20

I almost bid on that one. Glad I didn't! :shock:
by Bandersnatch
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: The 566-example
Replies: 7
Views: 599

Re: The 566-example

Methinks someone has replaced the barrel jacket with one from a model 8. Good eyes Bandersnatch! So the rear sight maybe, but I don't think barrel assemblies between 8/81's and FN 1900's are interchangeable. The receivers are recessed differently for the takedown screw and jacket head. Great lookin...
by Bandersnatch
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: The 566-example
Replies: 7
Views: 599

Re: The 566-example

Methinks someone has replaced the barrel jacket with one from a model 8.
by Bandersnatch
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: What are barrel and barrel nut thread sizes ?
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Re: What are barrel and barrel nut thread sizes ?

Ooh, a nice little group in the center. Seems to shoot well.

Perhaps a touch more lube and some more shooting to break it in?
by Bandersnatch
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Hunting in the Adirondacks
Replies: 13
Views: 4884

Re: Hunting in the Adirondacks

Still a buck a day in AL, but limited to total of three for all combined seasons. Now, we can take a doe a day all season long!

That .25 ought to do just fine for the critters you have there.
by Bandersnatch
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Hunting in the Adirondacks
Replies: 13
Views: 4884

Re: Hunting in the Adirondacks

Mr Bandersnatch---Almost a year, but I am back online. Notice you are in "lower Alabama"--I'm from east Tennessee. Spent some very enjoyable days in AL (aside from our football rivalry--Go Vols!!). Ft McClellan & Montgomery. Have 2 other Rem autos--a M8 in .25 and 81 in .300. Really enjoy the mecha...
by Bandersnatch
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Scout mount
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Re: Scout mount

jim18611865 wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:00 am
Sorry I should have mentioned that, it is a .32.

Jim
Very good. The holes seemed a trifle large for a .30.

I have sometimes considered a mount like this but I've been leery of putting so much weight on those two screws.
by Bandersnatch
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Scout mount
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Re: Scout mount

What caliber?
by Bandersnatch
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: A Saga of three of our Ladies
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: A Saga of three of our Ladies

Some true beauties. :)
by Bandersnatch
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FS: Rear Picatinny Red Dot Mount.
Replies: 15
Views: 3732

Re: FS: Rear Picatinny Red Dot Mount.

Just my two cents, but I think it should be a bit longer, out beyond the hand guard, with a band of some sort around the barrel jacket. This way not too much weight is put on the two sight screws and one could mount a scout scope.
by Bandersnatch
Fri May 08, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member with Model 81
Replies: 3
Views: 1693

Re: New Member with Model 81

Come on in. Set a spell.
by Bandersnatch
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Indiana
Replies: 8
Views: 3246

Re: Hello from Indiana

Howdy do! :D
by Bandersnatch
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Hand loads
Replies: 3
Views: 1107

Re: Hand loads

Should do for pigs quite nicely. :)
by Bandersnatch
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member from the Mid-Hudson Valley of NY
Replies: 4
Views: 1926

Re: New Member from the Mid-Hudson Valley of NY

Just an FYI: M1A stripper clips work just fine.
by Bandersnatch
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member from the Mid-Hudson Valley of NY
Replies: 4
Views: 1926

Re: New Member from the Mid-Hudson Valley of NY

This is the sort of thing I've been looking for: a 1906 Autoloader. Came close a couple of times but couldn't quite close the deal.
by Bandersnatch
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Scoped 8
Replies: 5
Views: 2229

Re: Scoped 8

Very nice! May we see the side with the mount?
by Bandersnatch
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Cheek Pad for the 8
Replies: 2
Views: 1642

Re: Cheek Pad for the 8

I like the non-permanent mods that can always be removed and the rifle returned to stock config if necessary. Great little addition! My dad once had the same pad on a Springfield M1A and liked it. Bet that's a comfortable shooter! I'll take her out this next week, whenever this Noah type flood lets...
by Bandersnatch
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Cheek Pad for the 8
Replies: 2
Views: 1642

Cheek Pad for the 8

https://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/bandersnatch45/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20200312_1034332.jpg A little something I found to make scope use on the ole springpole more comfy. A Garand cheek pad from Midway. The leather is new and very stiff, making installation a pain. But it gets the eye in line ...
by Bandersnatch
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member with a model 8
Replies: 4
Views: 1390

Re: New Member with a model 8

Howdy!
by Bandersnatch
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Alabama 2019-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 2310

Re: Alabama 2019-2020

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by Bandersnatch
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Alabama 2019-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 2310

Re: Alabama 2019-2020

And one of these..... https://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/bandersnatch45/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20200125_1729369.jpg https://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/bandersnatch45/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20200125_1729252.jpg https://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/bandersnatch45/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20200125...
by Bandersnatch
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Alabama 2019-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 2310

Alabama 2019-2020

Found a couple of these.....

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by Bandersnatch
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: The Model 81 in 25REM.
Replies: 17
Views: 8540

Re: The Model 81 in 25REM.

Here's some ammo:

https://shop.reedsammo.com/25-Remington_c144.htm

It's good stuff.
by Bandersnatch
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale (Next batch is ready!)
Replies: 18
Views: 4343

Re: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale

I bought the tool I use, which is similar to this one, on eBay. Might be a place to go.
by Bandersnatch
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Light Restoration on .30 Rem #8
Replies: 10
Views: 2618

Re: Light Restoration on .30 Rem #8

https://onedrive.live.com/?v=photos&cid=E049172E9B1FF9F9&tagFilter=Indoor&id=E049172E9B1FF9F9%212221&parId=root&parQt=allmyphotos&o=OneUp https://onedrive.live.com/?v=photos&cid=E049172E9B1FF9F9&tagFilter=Indoor&id=E049172E9B1FF9F9%212222&parId=root&parQt=allmyphotos&o=OneUp https://onedrive.live.c...
by Bandersnatch
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello From the U.P. Of Michigan
Replies: 3
Views: 1441

Re: Hello From the U.P. Of Michigan

Yeah, we like pitchers. :)
by Bandersnatch
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: What do I have 1932 Model 8 sn 59xxx
Replies: 4
Views: 1472

Re: What do I have 1932 Model 8 sn 59xxx

We need pitchers!
by Bandersnatch
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 Gunsmith?
Replies: 3
Views: 1569

Re: Model 8 Gunsmith?

Our member curdog can help with this.
by Bandersnatch
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Custom butt
Replies: 2
Views: 1325

Re: Custom butt

oh my.....
by Bandersnatch
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from Pitkin.Louisiana
Replies: 10
Views: 3259

Re: New member from Pitkin.Louisiana

What caliber?
by Bandersnatch
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: 2019 Michigan Rifle Season
Replies: 5
Views: 3044

Re: 2019 Michigan Rifle Season

Huzzah! Good shot!
by Bandersnatch
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Mannlicher esque
Replies: 6
Views: 1832

Re: Mannlicher esque

VElly intelesting….

What auction site was this?
by Bandersnatch
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:35 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

Rifleman wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:19 pm
I'm not sure what Bandersnatch meant in his first answer "5 is right out."
It's a Monty Python joke.
by Bandersnatch
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:40 am
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

As to 5., our member, Fred, makes these. I bought one and it's the berries.

Image
by Bandersnatch
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:02 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

Howdy do! I'll see if I can take a crack at some of these: 1. Mag capacity for the 300 is 4. 5 is right out. 2. Pretty fair going rate for the 300's. The 25's tend to go for more. 3. Not sure what you mean by marble adjustable rear sight. Is it mounted to the barrel or the receiver? Pics would help....
by Bandersnatch
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Is this thing cute, or what?
Replies: 4
Views: 3139

Re: Is this thing cute, or what?

Fred wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:16 pm
Hey, that looks pretty sharp. A little felt tipped "anodize pen" would be a finishing touch.

Hope you like it.
I have some aluminum blacking compound, so that will be next. You do good work, bossman. :)
by Bandersnatch
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Is this thing cute, or what?
Replies: 4
Views: 3139

Is this thing cute, or what?

https://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/bandersnatch45/IMG_20191026_1024278.jpg https://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/bandersnatch45/IMG_20191026_1023517.jpg https://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/bandersnatch45/IMG_20191026_1024103.jpg https://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/bandersnatch45/IMG_...
by Bandersnatch
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Date codes
Replies: 1
Views: 1264

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: 5397

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: 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 Bandersnatch
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Peerless Grade Model 8 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 2745

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: 13
Views: 4884

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: 2919

Re: Safety Lever Design Differences

I can't get the pic, but eBay has a repaired safety lever for sale and it looks hideous.