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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: 395

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: 395

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: 137

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: 226

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: 226

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: 226

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: 15
Views: 5732

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
Replies: 9
Views: 642

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: 708

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: 278

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: 304

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: 391

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: 255

Re: Custom butt

oh my.....
by Bandersnatch
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from Pitkin.Louisiana
Replies: 8
Views: 539

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: 625

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: 471

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: 945

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: 945

Re: new model 81 owner, general ?'s

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

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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: 945

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: 1472

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: 1472

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: 515

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: 1848

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: 1848

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: 1291

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: 2475

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: 1295

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: 2065

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: 981

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: 1367

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: 1612

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: 1367

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: 1612

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: 2199

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: 1209

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: 1187

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: 3307

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: 2218

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: 1161

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: 1811

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: 2661

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: 1232

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: 1598

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: 1301

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: 5102

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: 3373

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

Very nice!