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by caber
Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!
Replies: 39
Views: 23906

Re: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!

Thanks for the feedback and suggestions! I would LOVE someday to be able to repro the necessary parts via 3-D scanner/printer so I could shelve the originals yet keep shooting a Layman-modified M8/81 w/o any worry for the original prototype. Wouldn't need to chop up other factory original parts to t...
by caber
Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!
Replies: 39
Views: 23906

Re: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!

For those still interested in this ongoing saga... I finally took my Layman-modified Model 8 to a reputable and knowledgeable gunsmith. He suggested it wasn't worth trying to repair the broken piece for essentially 2 reasons: (1) He didn't see how it mattered in terms of safety and function. This ma...
by caber
Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:45 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!
Replies: 39
Views: 23906

Re: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!

Hopefully the 4 photos uploaded previously do a ddecent job showing the trouble spot where one of the two "tabs" (is there an official part/function name for these areas?) has broken off. Thanks again.
by caber
Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:43 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!
Replies: 39
Views: 23906

Re: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!

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Bad side.
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From front.
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Metal fragment.
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by caber
Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!
Replies: 39
Views: 23906

Re: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!

Adam, great idea about the photos. Thank you. I'm not that great with the camera, but here's a few that give an idea of the area in trouble:
by caber
Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!
Replies: 39
Views: 23906

Re: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!

At long last, I finally found the time and opportunity to take this Layman-modified to the range. After a semi-thorough take down, cleaning, and inspection of the rifle I was lucky enough to have some 35 Rem ammo on hand and put 30 shots through it. It worked FLAWLESSLY! What a rifle. First time I e...
by caber
Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:26 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!
Replies: 39
Views: 23906

Re: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!

Do the magazines fit snugly in the rifle? They do. I haven't noticed any play at all. Inserting and removing is all quite smooth. The only "complaint" I have with the functional design is the need to depress the magazine release during insertion. But, that may be only because I'm not used to it. Wh...
by caber
Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!
Replies: 39
Views: 23906

Re: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!

Just posted a series of pic's. Both magazines insert fully and lock into place. The operator, must depress the pushbutton for BOTH insertion AND removal. It's not clear to me exactly why there are 2 magazines and why they are different, most notably one being stamped "35 REM AUTO" and being slightly...
by caber
Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!
Replies: 39
Views: 23906

Re: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!

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Receiver Left.
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Shorter Magazine Inserted.
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Taller Magazine Inserted.
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by caber
Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!
Replies: 39
Views: 23906

Re: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!

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2 Magazines.
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by caber
Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!
Replies: 39
Views: 23906

Re: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!

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The Patent.
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Receiver Right.
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by caber
Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!
Replies: 39
Views: 23906

Re: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!

What caliber is the rifle?
35 Rem. I'll try and get you some pictures soon.
by caber
Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!
Replies: 39
Views: 23906

Re: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!

I'm only 4 years late to the conversation, but... I am a descendent of T.D. Layman. I have in my posession a Model 8 modified with the "detachable magazine invention" as described in the patent referenced in this thread. I also have the original patent of issue, complete with wax seal and original s...