Search found 59 matches

by xtimberman
Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Heads-Up on 4 M-8s and One M-81 in Fort Worth
Replies: 0
Views: 1603

Heads-Up on 4 M-8s and One M-81 in Fort Worth

FYI: The Fort Worth Cabela's must've bought a collection. There were 4 Model-8s (.25, .30, .32, and .35) and a single Model-81 (.30) in the used racks this morning. All were worn, but serviceable and not abused and with a couple having repairable holes from sling swivels on the buttstock. The .25 wa...
by xtimberman
Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Did anyone see that Model 8 sell for nearly $3000 on GB??
Replies: 16
Views: 6107

Re: Did anyone see that Model 8 sell for nearly $3000 on GB?

It only takes two committed bidders to drive an auction.

Maybe the winner had a sentimental attachment to the rifle? I've paid cousins outrageous sums of $$ for certain family firearms that I wanted to retrieve before they were ruined, lost, or sold off.
by xtimberman
Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: A Tale of 2 30 cal 81s
Replies: 7
Views: 3219

Re: A Tale of 2 30 cal 81s

Great gun show story! Just goes to show you that you can't find anything if you don't go out and look. :) I find it MUCH more satisfactory to shop at a larger gun show or used gun store where I can examine things with my own eyes. Even though I will bid on parts and accessories, I have to say that I...
by xtimberman
Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: LE Firearms Courtesy of jim8008
Replies: 7
Views: 4835

Re: LE Firearms Courtesy of jim8008

xtimberman, The 1895 rifle is one of the U.S. contract muskets. It was shipped from Winchester to the Springfield Armory on January 12, 1899. One of 10,000 total ordered, it was in the last shipment of 1,000. The rifle is marked U.S. on the receiver ring and there are several KSM inspector marks on...
by xtimberman
Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 F.B.I. - VIDEO
Replies: 5
Views: 2723

Re: Model 81 F.B.I. - VIDEO

The one I mentioned was priced at the Fort Worth Cabela's for ~$600, IIRC.....probably could've been had for $500. It sat there for a month or so and disappeared.
by xtimberman
Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:54 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 F.B.I. - VIDEO
Replies: 5
Views: 2723

Re: Model 81 F.B.I. - VIDEO

Thank you for taking time to make the video! very informative! I believe one of these passed through the used racks of my local Cabela's several months ago - no barrel sights or screw holes, missing Lyman receiver sight but with bright blue in sight area and with the holes. I wondered why and what-f...
by xtimberman
Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:34 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: LE Firearms Courtesy of jim8008
Replies: 7
Views: 4835

Re: LE Firearms Courtesy of jim8008

Is the 1895 Winchester one of the Russian contract models....or was it a special order item chambered for a North American cartridge?
by xtimberman
Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: LE Firearms Courtesy of jim8008
Replies: 7
Views: 4835

Re: LE Firearms Courtesy of jim8008

Wow....what an assemblage!

Thanks for posting the photos! :D
by xtimberman
Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Model 8 & 81 VIDEO - CALIBER TEST!
Replies: 2
Views: 3053

Re: Model 8 & 81 - CALIBER TEST VIDEO

Thank You!
That project was very informative!
by xtimberman
Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:31 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Visit with Jack
Replies: 5
Views: 3242

Re: Visit with Jack

Thanks for resurrecting that interesting 4 year old link, Sarge! I hadn't dug that far back into the threads to find that one yet.
by xtimberman
Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Reloader Q&A
Replies: 3
Views: 2388

Re: Reloader Q&A

From the 1974 Remington Sporting Arms and Ammunition brochure: .30 Rem. - 170gr. SP Core-Lokt - 2120fps MV .32 Rem. - 170gr. SP Core-Lokt - 2120fps MV From 1966 Shooters Bible : .25 Rem. Express - 117gr. SP Core-lokt - 2320fps MV .30 Rem. - 170gr. SP - 2220fps MV .32 Rem. - 170gr. SP - 2220fps MV Fr...
by xtimberman
Sun May 24, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: new */81 Owner
Replies: 4
Views: 2918

Re: new */81 Owner

Very nice rifle you have there! I look forward to your reports on shooting and hunting! Good to know about the "seasonal" runs of .35 Remington ammo. Even though I'm handloading my own .35 Rem. ammo now, I still want to stockpile 4-5 boxes of the 200gr. Core Lokt ammo - just to have around for the o...
by xtimberman
Tue May 19, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 Barrel lengh Difference
Replies: 7
Views: 3636

Re: Model 8 Barrel lengh Difference

The barrel length variations issue appeared in other threads recently: http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4069 Fellow had several Model-8s - each with more or less barrel protruding ahead of the bushing. IIRC...there are photos and further mention of this in anothe...
by xtimberman
Sat May 16, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 8's drop some bucks!
Replies: 1
Views: 2263

Re: Model 8's drop some bucks!

That's a great photo! Lots of interesting detail - even down to the bandanas tied onto the hats of the five visiting "sports". Much of that area was burned and kept cleared for cattle and planting back in those days. It is now so thick with live oak, mesquite, and prickly pear, I doubt that you coul...
by xtimberman
Sat May 16, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: recently acquired original .32Rem ammo
Replies: 10
Views: 4700

Re: recently acquired original .32Rem ammo

Adam, Check the ammunition section on this site. Might help date your ammo. If before 1930 they might be corrosive primers. In that case clean the bore as if it was black powder.I don't know for sure when non-corrosive primers came into use but my fragile memory says late 1920's. I'm curious. Any n...
by xtimberman
Fri May 15, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: recently acquired original .32Rem ammo
Replies: 10
Views: 4700

Re: recently acquired original .32Rem ammo

That's great-looking vintage .32 Rem. ammo, Adam. Old-timers used to call the jacketed bullets with the broad exposed lead tip as "Blue Nose" bullets. They accounted for a lot of game! You normally can't tell if they are loaded with 150gr. or 170gr. bullets without pulling a few examples and weighin...
by xtimberman
Sun May 03, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Buffalo arms 30 Rem for sale
Replies: 28
Views: 7280

Re: Buffalo arms 30 Rem for sale

Bandersnatch, (I don't know your actual name so until I do - I'll be referring to you as BS, LOL - JK!) I was looking at those headstamps, which appear to be "real" old R-P/Remington-Peters stamped. Do outfits such as Buffalo Arms just gather and collect used brass, run it all through the tumbler/r...
by xtimberman
Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Is 35 remington leverevolution safe to use in a model 81?
Replies: 8
Views: 5565

Re: Is 35 remington leverevolution safe to use in a model 81

I've been working on some load development for my Model-8 in .35 Remington and decided to try to confirm the advertised 2225fps velocity of Hornady's Leverevolution ammunition for that cartridge. I fired several rounds (Lot #3150431) from the Model-8 over my blue Chrony - set up 10' from the end of ...
by xtimberman
Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Can We Discuss Specific Handloads For Model 8/81s?
Replies: 15
Views: 11618

Re: Can We Discuss Specific Handloads For Model 8/81s?

Here is a photo of the seating plug that comes with the Lee .35 Rem. die set: http://i554.photobucket.com/albums/jj439/xtimberman/DSCN3932.jpg It will seat the widely-available Hornady FTX bullet without harming the flex-tip at all: http://i554.photobucket.com/albums/jj439/xtimberman/DSCN3940.jpg ht...
by xtimberman
Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Can We Discuss Specific Handloads For Model 8/81s?
Replies: 15
Views: 11618

Re: Can We Discuss Specific Handloads For Model 8/81s?

The cone-shaped cavity in the seating plug provided with the Lee .35 Remington die set will perfectly accommodate seating Hornady FTX bullets without damaging the flex tip or deforming the copper jacket in any way. Likewise for the 200r. Hornady RNs and SPs. I do have a question, though... This part...
by xtimberman
Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Rem. 14 1/2 Rifle
Replies: 13
Views: 6088

Re: Rem. 14 1/2 Rifle

Thanks Adam.

Sent you a PM.
by xtimberman
Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Rem. 14 1/2 Rifle
Replies: 13
Views: 6088

Re: Rem. 14 1/2 Rifle

Phyrbird wrote:The avatar is a pigeon.
:?: :?: :?:
They got pigeons in North Waziristan?
by xtimberman
Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Rem. 14 1/2 Rifle
Replies: 13
Views: 6088

Re: Rem. 14 1/2 Rifle

If you lit go of this weapons can i buy it,, its looks perfect for me the quality and the figure of this gun,, i was hooping to have this kind of weapons to be part of my collections.. Sorry....but I find this sort of approach quite creepy - coming from a 1st-time poster. My BS antennae are in full...
by xtimberman
Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 8D Peerless 25Rem - FOR SALE
Replies: 5
Views: 3806

Re: Model 8D Peerless 25Rem - FOR SALE

That is MY kind of shootin' iron! -- I tend to really like deluxe, factory-embellished firearms with a few "issues" to keep me from relegating them to safe queen status...and to afford me the opportunity to shoot and hunt with a fancy gun without so much worry. If I hadn't recently found a worn Peer...
by xtimberman
Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Surprise
Replies: 5
Views: 3528

Re: Surprise

So disappointing! ....unless it was righteously low-priced enough for someone wanting to have a Model-8 with a scope...? If all those holes were covered by a mounting plate sporting a classic scope with a post reticle, I surely could ignore them easier.
by xtimberman
Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: .30 Rem Ammo and/or Brass
Replies: 7
Views: 3819

Re: .30 Rem Ammo and/or Brass

Glad to help out!
Give us a condition report when you get it.
by xtimberman
Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: my gang
Replies: 4
Views: 2857

Re: my gang

Wow! What a nice collection of interesting Model-8s! ...every caliber, too!

Great family gun history. I would love to hear more of the stories!

(...and I thought M1 Garand accumulators were the only ones with that compulsion to "get just one more!")
by xtimberman
Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: howdy from central texas
Replies: 15
Views: 4942

Re: howdy from central texas

I'm relatively new to Model-8s, so I am eagerly waiting to listen to your experiences with 'em. :)

I had a .32 cal. 30+ years ago but didn't shoot it much and just wasn't as interested in it as the .35 cal. one I have now.
by xtimberman
Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 Pricing?
Replies: 10
Views: 6316

Re: FN 1900 Pricing?

Sarge756 wrote:The joy and wonder of the Wikipedia experience has reached our humble group.
:lol:

I'd really like to know if he acquired the 1900.
Funny how some elderly threads just won't die.
by xtimberman
Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: 141 transition
Replies: 9
Views: 7906

Re: 141 transition

Very nice!
I would be proud to have that one, too!
by xtimberman
Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Rem. 14 1/2 Rifle
Replies: 13
Views: 6088

Re: Rem. 14 1/2 Rifle

deleted
by xtimberman
Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Rem. 14 1/2 Rifle
Replies: 13
Views: 6088

Re: Rem. 14 1/2 Rifle

deleted
by xtimberman
Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Rem. 14 1/2 Rifle
Replies: 13
Views: 6088

Rem. 14 1/2 Rifle

Deleted
by xtimberman
Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Talked to Buffalo Arms...
Replies: 4
Views: 2046

Re: Talked to Buffalo Arms...

I was told that Jamison made proprietary brass for Buffalo Arms. Of course, BA forms a LOT of brass from Bertram, ppu, R-P, Win., etc, but I'm not talking about that. I have some of their Jamison-made .33WCF brass and it is great stuff.
by xtimberman
Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: .30 Rem Ammo and/or Brass
Replies: 7
Views: 3819

Re: .30 Rem Ammo and/or Brass

I just saw this ad in the RSA forum:

http://www.remingtonsociety.com/forums/ ... =9&t=23271
by xtimberman
Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Simple Loose Flip-Up Aperture Fix?
Replies: 5
Views: 2960

Re: Simple Loose Flip-Up Aperture Fix?

wow, my marbles sight doesn't do that, does your say marble gladstone on the side I'm not sure but you might have the Lyman sight, they look very simular but I wouldn't know for sure as I'm only familiar with my marble sight, witch the aperture just screws and isn't as cool with that flip up featur...
by xtimberman
Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Remington Model 16 info
Replies: 4
Views: 2978

Re: Remington Model 16 info

That is a VERY interesting and obscure Remington!

I've only run across one before and it wasn't nearly as nice as yours.

Shoots a VERY interesting and obscure cartridge variation, too.
by xtimberman
Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:43 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Can We Discuss Specific Handloads For Model 8/81s?
Replies: 15
Views: 11618

Re: Can We Discuss Specific Handloads For Model 8/81s?

Thank you Mr. Byers. I've included your loads in my reloading data library.

It is very good to have known first-hand Model-8/81 data for .35 Rem. on the relatively new Leverevolution gunpowder.
by xtimberman
Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Simple Loose Flip-Up Aperture Fix?
Replies: 5
Views: 2960

Re: Simple Loose Flip-Up Aperture Fix?

photos deleted Before slightly pinching the hinge with needle nose pliers and before adding the tiny drop of polystyrene cement to the hinge pin of the small aperture...it would end up in a half-way position after firing every shot. Even though this is a temporary fix, the aperture will stay put - u...
by xtimberman
Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Simple Loose Flip-Up Aperture Fix?
Replies: 5
Views: 2960

Re: Simple Loose Flip-Up Aperture Fix?

What type of sight, and pics would make easier for us to see if all the parts are there and if it is assembled correctly. Same sight as on the rifle in the banner photo at the top of the page of this forum. (Marbles?) I've had sights like this before on other rifles - just not with a loose hinge on...
by xtimberman
Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Can We Discuss Specific Handloads For Model 8/81s?
Replies: 15
Views: 11618

Re: Can We Discuss Specific Handloads For Model 8/81s?

FYI... I've heard from two reloading die manufacturers about custom bullet seating plugs. RCBS acknowledges that their current-production .35 Rem. seating plug will damage FTX bullets, but will make you a custom plug for $18+shipping. Lee believes theirs will work fine with .358" FTX bullets as-is, ...
by xtimberman
Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: School Me On My Model 8
Replies: 10
Views: 4419

Re: School Me On My Model 8

Mine is the 8th ed. It has 25 Rem, 30Rem, 35Rem, & 300 Sav articles written by Ken Waters. They are very detailed discussions of loads and issues for each cartridge. Very thorough. I;ll have to get back to you on the 32Rem, It's a little more obscure. Thanks, mine is 2nd edition. Good to know where...
by xtimberman
Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Simple Loose Flip-Up Aperture Fix?
Replies: 5
Views: 2960

Simple Loose Flip-Up Aperture Fix?

The tiny flip-up aperture in the "tang" sight mounted at the rear of the receiver on my M-8 is looser than it should be, and won't stay put during recoil. I'd like to tighten it up a bit, without having to resort to a "fix" that leaves it in one position or the other. Flipped up is good for sighting...
by xtimberman
Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Can We ID Remington Firearms Engravers?
Replies: 3
Views: 2247

Re: Can We ID Remington Firearms Engravers?

I hope so! I would love to be able to put a name to the scrolls on my well-worn Grade 4 example. I didn't expect to...but can't find any hand-engraved sigs or initials anywhere on it. If you study firearms engraving for just a short while, it becomes easy to ID certain distinctive styles - even on s...
by xtimberman
Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: School Me On My Model 8
Replies: 10
Views: 4419

Re: School Me On My Model 8

Phyrbird wrote: I would also suggest Ken Waters' Pet Loads book, one of the few articles on the Remington calibers reloading.
I have an earlier edition of Waters' Pet Loads in the loose leaf binder. I've noted the .30 Rem. and .35 Rem. data in mine. Does yours have anything on the .25 and .32?
by xtimberman
Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Can We ID Remington Firearms Engravers?
Replies: 3
Views: 2247

Can We ID Remington Firearms Engravers?

Is there a way to identify the scrolls and styles of the various high-grade Model-8 engravers in the Remington shop?

Most of the Winchester and Colt engravers of the same time period are well-known by name and their distinctive engraving styles can be readily identified by photo comparisons.
by xtimberman
Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: .30 Rem Ammo and/or Brass
Replies: 7
Views: 3819

Re: .30 Rem Ammo and/or Brass

For just a moment this morning...I thought I had found a huge stack of fresh reasonably-priced boxes of ammo for you .30 Remington shooters at a local gun shop: http://www.remington.com/product-families/ammunition/centerfire-families/30-remington-ar.aspx Sigh...I live in a vacuum when it concerns AR...
by xtimberman
Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FMJ M&P Rounds For .35 Rem.?
Replies: 3
Views: 1773

Re: FMJ M&P Rounds For .35 Rem.?

Heh! I figured I'd get a quick answer from this bunch.
Thanks.
by xtimberman
Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FMJ M&P Rounds For .35 Rem.?
Replies: 3
Views: 1773

FMJ M&P Rounds For .35 Rem.?

Has anyone ever run across any factory .35 Rem FMJ loads for police, military, or paramilitary use? While we were sightseeing around his old hometown last year, my elderly Pop pointed out an area where there was an early 20th century police rifle range. It had been recently leveled to build a propan...