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by doublecanister
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: The actual Model 8 that killed Bonnie and Clyde
Replies: 3
Views: 777

The actual Model 8 that killed Bonnie and Clyde

My apologies in advance if this has been discussed on the forum before. We are all familiar with the Hamer/rifle stories related to the ambush. The Model 8 used by Bienville Parsh Deputy Sheriff Prentis Oakley was sold by Morphy's in 2006. The description includes the provenance, which seems pretty ...
by doublecanister
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hi from a new old guy
Replies: 7
Views: 1700

Re: Hi from a new old guy

Where did you find it? Did you pay a small fortune?
by doublecanister
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: New movie about Bonnie and Clyde
Replies: 0
Views: 1289

New movie about Bonnie and Clyde

I'm hoping for some Model 8 and Winchester 07 action in this film. Comes out in March. Finally, a movie that focuses on the posse that hunted the gang, and not on the gang itself. Costner looks perfect as Frank Hamer. Notice the pistol grip on Hamer's BAR....never seen that before. https://www.youtu...
by doublecanister
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Most delicate internal part?
Replies: 1
Views: 681

Most delicate internal part?

Hi all, I have a general question about the Model 8/81. What do people consider to be the most delicate internal part of the Model 8? In other words, what parts tend to fail or break the most often with repeated use? For example, do people have problems with the barrel lock spring, which has always ...
by doublecanister
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Stock screw rusted in place
Replies: 14
Views: 4811

Re: Stock screw rusted in place

While we are on the topic, any advice on how to remove the hammer pin that won't seem to move in the least bit? Its the pin that goes through the receiver and needs to be tapped out. I never had this problem before with my other rifles, but this new purchase M81 hasn't been taken apart in many years...
by doublecanister
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Stock screw rusted in place
Replies: 14
Views: 4811

Re: Stock screw rusted in place

Hey Sarge -- I had to bring the rifle to my gunsmith. He was able to do some magic that finally loosened the screw and he didn't bugger up the screw head too badly (I bought a new screw anyway). It was rusted in place and was untouched for probably decades.
by doublecanister
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 peep sight issue
Replies: 13
Views: 5730

Re: Model 8 peep sight issue

Question - my Lyman 1A tang sight is in the down position and I can't seem to figure out how to flip it up. What am I missing? Is there a mechanism that pops it up?
by doublecanister
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 30-30 rem
Replies: 7
Views: 3372

Re: 30-30 rem

Is 30-30 REM the same as .30 Remington?
by doublecanister
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Trying to determine value
Replies: 3
Views: 2354

Re: Trying to determine value

It seems like the going rate for a Model 8/81 in fine/collector condition is $800-1200. If it has any special features or deluxe stocks around $1500-2000. I was shocked that some standard rifles with no deluxe features were going for $2000-3000 a few weeks back.
by doublecanister
Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tulsa Trip--Jackitis Bad
Replies: 31
Views: 10410

Re: Tulsa Trip--Jackitis Bad

Two police models!? Eight total rifles?! You must be a wealthy man. Impressive cache.
by doublecanister
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: production marking question
Replies: 0
Views: 1236

production marking question

I have noticed that many early Auto Loaders and early Model 8s have an "RT" stamped on the left side of the barrel regardless of the serial numbers. Anyone else notice this? Why is this?
by doublecanister
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Recoil springs?
Replies: 5
Views: 2540

Re: Recoil springs?

Ok, good to know. I know that its pretty standard to swap out buffer springs on other firearms, like older 1911s, BHPs, etc. I should have assumed that no one is making buffer springs for the Model 8/81s any longer.
by doublecanister
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Recoil springs?
Replies: 5
Views: 2540

Recoil springs?

Do you all recommend replacing the main springs? Since most of these rifles are like 70 years old...how long do these springs normally last? Do they make replacement springs? Wolf springs?
by doublecanister
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Question about stock number
Replies: 2
Views: 2159

Re: Question about stock number

I confirmed that its a factory stock, exactly like the checkering on the website and has the "cheeks."
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by doublecanister
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Question about stock number
Replies: 2
Views: 2159

Question about stock number

My Model 8 with a 214XX-date range (1909) in 35 Rem has a fancy stock with checkering on the grip and forend. When I removed the stock, I noticed a serial number of some kind, 40XXX, in the recessed area where the receiver tang fits into the stock. Should the gun serial number match the stock number...
by doublecanister
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: New model 8???
Replies: 14
Views: 4624

Re: New model 8???

$2700 for a pretty standard early Model 8!?! That seems high to me and about $1500 more than I have ever seen one sell before in that configuration...but as long as you love it! :D
by doublecanister
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: the model 8D Peerless on GB
Replies: 7
Views: 3160

Re: the model 8D Peerless on GB

I did manage to win this auction on a Model 8 in .35 Rem. Pretty nice wood and metal for a 1909 rifle. What do you think? The checkering on the stock appears to be factory done.

Item# 624643678
by doublecanister
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Great 8 Event 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2779

Re: Great 8 Event 2017

Where would this be?
by doublecanister
Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Proper Lubrication (for the Model 8/81)
Replies: 2
Views: 1828

Proper Lubrication (for the Model 8/81)

I have a few questions regarding the proper lubrication of the Model 8/81. What parts need lubrication? Where does the most metal wear happen on these rifles? Given the tiny parts inside the receiver, should I be careful about lubricating them? What lubrication is best? A Rem Oil spray equivalent, a...
by doublecanister
Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 on Gun Broker
Replies: 9
Views: 4972

Re: FN 1900 on Gun Broker

I noticed a Model 81 in .35 Rem in good condition sold for $1575 on GB recently. I have noticed that 8/81s in .35 Rem in good/vg condition are going for money more these days.
by doublecanister
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Model 8 in 30-30?
Replies: 2
Views: 1801

Re: Model 8 in 30-30?

Thanks Cam. Very helpful. Good to know.
by doublecanister
Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Model 8 in 30-30?
Replies: 2
Views: 1801

Model 8 in 30-30?

I remember reading that some early Model 8's were chambered in 30-30, possibly for special order. Can someone confirm? Has anyone seen one for sale?

Thanks.
by doublecanister
Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel lock spring question
Replies: 3
Views: 2095

Re: Barrel lock spring question

Thanks all for the help. I am replacing the spring. I barely touched it while cleaning it and it broke in two. Guess it was in bad shape.
by doublecanister
Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel lock spring question
Replies: 3
Views: 2095

Barrel lock spring question

Hello!! If the spring broke off the barrel lock from my Model 81, can I easily insert a new spring without buying a new lock too? How is this done? What holds it in place? I notice some of the springs for sale don't have the curled eyelet end that inserts into the lock. Are those broken? If someone ...
by doublecanister
Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Stock screw rusted in place
Replies: 14
Views: 4811

Re: Stock screw rusted in place

Its the stock screw - not the receiver screw.

Thanks for the help, still no luck. It even broke the tip off one of my quality Grace screwdrivers. Wow!
by doublecanister
Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Stock screw rusted in place
Replies: 14
Views: 4811

Re: Stock screw rusted in place

I used some catalyst spray (many times) and the tapping method with a good screwdriver, but the stock screw is not moving. Man, this one is in good.
by doublecanister
Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Stock screw rusted in place
Replies: 14
Views: 4811

Stock screw rusted in place

I'm sure I'm not the first one to encounter this problem, but it seems that the main stock screw is rusted in place on my Model 81. I have been using rem oil and wd40 to try to get the screw to turn, but no luck. I don't want to booger the screw head. Any suggestions? I'm using quality gunsmithing s...
by doublecanister
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Did anyone see that Model 8 sell for nearly $3000 on GB??
Replies: 16
Views: 6434

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

It does seem that the model 8/81s in mint/like new condition in 35 Remington are going for a higher premium these days...$850-1400 from what I can tell on Gunbroker. Granted, one can always get lucky and score one for much lower, but people want this rifle in 35 Rem so they can shoot it, which is dr...
by doublecanister
Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Did anyone see that Model 8 sell for nearly $3000 on GB??
Replies: 16
Views: 6434

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

Two M-81s in .35 Rem in mint condition with original boxes just sold on GB - one for $1700.
by doublecanister
Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Rem. m-8 on gunbroker
Replies: 5
Views: 3366

Re: Rem. m-8 on gunbroker

One seller from California had two M-81s for sale on GB during the last two weeks -- both were mint condition rifles in .35 Rem WITH original boxes. One rifle sold for $1700 and the other for 1350.
by doublecanister
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Did anyone see that Model 8 sell for nearly $3000 on GB??
Replies: 16
Views: 6434

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

Yes, thats the one. Indeed, it was a clean example of a Model 8 from 1908 in 35 Rem -- but it has NO special features and still sold for nearly $3000. I am still amazed/confused. The bidding hovered around $800-1200 all last week (reasonable) and then shot up to the final price. YIKES. Guess that gu...
by doublecanister
Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Did anyone see that Model 8 sell for nearly $3000 on GB??
Replies: 16
Views: 6434

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

It sold tonight for like $2750. It wasn't anything special. Model 8 in .35 Rem made in 1908. It was in fine condition. But nearly $3000?? I could not believe it. Why so much?? I know .35 Rem is the desirable caliber so people can shoot the rifle, but come on. Is this the new normal?? Or just a biddi...
by doublecanister
Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Cannot re-insert trigger plate screw
Replies: 10
Views: 4501

Re: Cannot re-insert trigger plate screw

Yeah, yeah. :lol: When I encountered this problem last month, I went looking online for an extra screw..but couldn't find any. So I took the rifle to my gunsmith. Then, last week, I found screws for sale for $3 a screw. Needless to say, I am kicking myself for spending $80 to re-thread the original ...
by doublecanister
Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Will any .35 Remington round work in the 8/81?
Replies: 1
Views: 2321

Will any .35 Remington round work in the 8/81?

Pretty basic question. Will any .35 Remington round (rounded bullet, pointed, flat-nosed) function in the 8/81? I guess the same question holds for .25, .30, and .32 Rem.

Thanks.

TS
by doublecanister
Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Cannot re-insert trigger plate screw
Replies: 10
Views: 4501

Re: Cannot re-insert trigger plate screw

It turned out that the threads on the trigger assembly screw were damaged and weren't feeding into the threads on the receiver. I had to get my gunsmith to re-thread it. After I paid $80 for that, I was able to find a spare screw for $3....ugh. At least my rifle can be put back together now.
by doublecanister
Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Cannot re-insert trigger plate screw
Replies: 10
Views: 4501

Re: Cannot re-insert trigger plate screw

Still won't go in. I even removed the trigger assembly to see if the screw will go in to the receiver under no pressure -- nope. It is possible the screw threads on the RECEIVER were damaged at some point so they are not accepting the threads on the screw. Not sure how that could have happened. Its ...
by doublecanister
Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Cannot re-insert trigger plate screw
Replies: 10
Views: 4501

Re: Cannot re-insert trigger plate screw

Thanks. I got the pin in just fine, but still cannot get the screw in...it stops right before the threads. I will try to hammer the trigger assembly forward into the slot more securely --but since the pin is in, shouldn't the screw go in smoothly now? Ugh...
by doublecanister
Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Cannot re-insert trigger plate screw
Replies: 10
Views: 4501

Cannot re-insert trigger plate screw

So I recently picked up a Model 8 in .32 Remington (made in 1926) and decided to disassemble and clean the rifle. Thanks to the You Tube videos I managed to re-assemble the rifle until I had to put the trigger assembly screw back in the rifle. The darn screw won't go back in. I made certain the trig...