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by cedarhillsupply
Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: 35 Rem ammo and 300 Savage brass
Replies: 3
Views: 4587

Re: 35 Rem ammo and 300 Savage brass

300 Savage brass is sold out
by cedarhillsupply
Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 fails to eject
Replies: 12
Views: 9277

Re: Model 8 fails to eject

Update - I tried Phyrbird's suggestion. The barrel pushes back into the shroud, the bolt goes rearward, but lacks about 1/4 of locking to the back. When I push the cocking handle rearward, the bolt latches. Of note is that two other rilfes which have functioned normally ( an 81 in 300 Savage and an ...
by cedarhillsupply
Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 fails to eject
Replies: 12
Views: 9277

Re: Model 8 fails to eject

I have not. The ammo has been fired in two model 8s and a 141. Only the gun under discussion has produced such large indentations.
by cedarhillsupply
Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: 35 Rem ammo and 300 Savage brass
Replies: 3
Views: 4587

35 Rem ammo and 300 Savage brass

Compadres, One of the major firearms distributors, Bill Hicks and Co in Minneapolis just got in 200 boxes of Remington 35 Rem ammo. If you have an FFL or access to one, you can buy from Bill Hicks. Graf and Sons in Mexico Mo, just got in some Hornady 300 Savage brass, if you don't care to make your ...
by cedarhillsupply
Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 fails to eject
Replies: 12
Views: 9277

Re: Model 8 fails to eject

I use a RCBS powder measure. weigh charges on an electronic scale until I get it set, then throw ten rounds and weigh the result. I try to use the same handle stroke every time ( bump it at the top, bump it at the bottom). HOWEVER, I will load three rounds with weighed charges and try those.
by cedarhillsupply
Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:36 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 fails to eject
Replies: 12
Views: 9277

Re: Model 8 fails to eject

They are reloads. Hornady 200 grain spire point, 39 grains of 748, Wolf LR primer, cases trimmed ( forgot the OAL).
by cedarhillsupply
Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 fails to eject
Replies: 12
Views: 9277

Model 8 fails to eject

Compadres, the list no stranger to ejection problems. The solutions usally center around weak ejector springs and/or chipped extractors. I have a model 8 in 35 , made in 1918, that recoils normally, but fails to eject. I tried the easiest solution first, polishing the chamber. No help. The extractor...
by cedarhillsupply
Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: The "holiest" model 81
Replies: 10
Views: 5834

Re: The "holiest" model 81

Cam, I am humbled. A mere 12 holes obviously ain't nuthin. If that were my 81, I would get on the milling machine and make a side mount plate that would use four of the holes, and cover up the rest. Then I'd epoxy the mount to the gun and put it on Gunbroker as "rare factory scope mount included". P...
by cedarhillsupply
Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: The "holiest" model 81
Replies: 10
Views: 5834

The "holiest" model 81

Compadres, We have all had the experience of handling a model 8 or an 81 and finding that some previous owner had it drilled and tapped for a scope. Sometimes the rifle may be otherwise desirable (like my Kreiger conversion) and we buy it anyway. Many times we pass it up. I was given Model 81 #30320...
by cedarhillsupply
Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Magazine follower and spring removal
Replies: 8
Views: 5094

Re: Magazine follower and spring removal

My dream for my retirement years was a house with a range and a shop building. We are very fortunate to have been able to do that here in Southern NM, where we can shoot nearly every day of the year.
by cedarhillsupply
Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Magazine follower and spring removal
Replies: 8
Views: 5094

Re: Magazine follower and spring removal

John,
thank you very much for taking the time to answer in such detail. Following your instructions, I discovered the spring was in backwards and badly kinked on one leg. Replaced it with one from a parts gun. Ran three rounds through it at the house, fed and functioned just fine.
by cedarhillsupply
Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Magazine follower and spring removal
Replies: 8
Views: 5094

Magazine follower and spring removal

Forgive me if this topic has been flogged to death on this site, but I just encountered my first malfunctioning model 81. It fails to feed from the magazine ( factory ammo for testing, of course) after manually chambering a round. In order to check for the most often quoted problem ( mag spring in b...