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by Texas by God
Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: model 8 &81 at Cabela's FW
Replies: 9
Views: 4692

model 8 &81 at Cabela's FW

I just spotted model 8 .30 Rem 4 digit # all there needs TLC.
And an 81 in.30 that has had the forend reshaped. $699 each.
by Texas by God
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 81 .300 Sav for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2382

Re: Model 81 .300 Sav for sale

Sold it.
by Texas by God
Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 81 .300 Sav for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2382

Model 81 .300 Sav for sale

I have decided to offer my 1950 model 81 Woodsmaster up for sale to the members here. I would rate it at 90% condition. There are some pics of it in the Pics section under Thomas' model 81. It has some carry wear but no extra holes. Very good condition and functions perfectly. I am asking $650 and w...
by Texas by God
Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Thought you guys would like this.
Replies: 4
Views: 2203

Re: Thought you guys would like this.

Nice of him and good form on you for buying from him. Those Boulder Western knives are good ones. Best, Thomas.
by Texas by God
Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: spreading the faith
Replies: 0
Views: 2030

spreading the faith

[i[/i]While having our antelope hunters check their rifles zero, I broke out my 81 .300 Savage and allowed them 4shots apiece at a rusty bucket hanging on a post. At the 12th shot the bucket fell off and they all agreed it was the coolest gun ever. Best,Thomas
by Texas by God
Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: spreading the faith
Replies: 1
Views: 1297

spreading the faith

[i[/i]While having our antelope hunters check their rifles zero, I broke out my 81 .300 Savage and allowed them 4shots apiece at a rusty bucket hanging on a post. At the 12th shot the bucket fell off and they all agreed it was the coolest gun ever. Best,Thomas
by Texas by God
Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New guy getting started
Replies: 4
Views: 4134

Re: New guy getting started

Welcome to THE forum. Any questions you have will be promptly and cheerfully answered by a great cast of regulars! Best, Thomas.
by Texas by God
Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 1 st model 8
Replies: 3
Views: 1824

Re: 1 st model 8

If the ammo is in green/white or green/yellow boxes (Remington) I would shoot it.
by Texas by God
Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member in North Texas
Replies: 12
Views: 5686

Re: New Member in North Texas

Saw pics of the event and I certainly want to make it next year! Still looking for my model 8 .32 to appear and adopt me....Best,Thomas.
by Texas by God
Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member in North Texas
Replies: 12
Views: 5686

Re: New Member in North Texas

Welcome to you. The people on this forum are amazing. Where did you get it and what caliber? We'd love pics as well. Best, Thomas.
by Texas by God
Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Remington model 8&81 book
Replies: 3
Views: 2046

Re: Remington model 8&81 book

Thank you, gentlemen. Best, Thomas.
by Texas by God
Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Remington model 8&81 book
Replies: 3
Views: 2046

Remington model 8&81 book

Where can I get THE model 8 & 81 book? Sorry the authors name escapes me! Best, Thomas.
by Texas by God
Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: model 8 and me
Replies: 12
Views: 5614

Re: model 8 and me

Fedoras and overalls- you boys remind me of grand dad, uncles, and me. My dad hasn't worn them since the Dust Bowl- and he says he aint starting now!! Nice model 8- I want one like that . Best, Thomas.
by Texas by God
Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Thomas's Model 81
Replies: 5
Views: 3652

Re: Thomas's Model 81

Adam Lee- I can describe the marks on my model 81 better than I can photo/post them.... On the upper left receiver extension it is stamped CWW On the bottom of the receiver next to the forend there are two diamonds and a plus sign with circles on the left and right arms. This stamp is also on the tr...
by Texas by God
Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Thomas's Model 81
Replies: 5
Views: 3652

Re: Thomas's Model 81

Thanks for the complements,gentlemen. Yes the forend has great figure that wasn't really evident before. The darker pic on the rocker is my phone pic- not so good. Adam Lee I will get those marks photographed soon and post them. Best, Thomas.
by Texas by God
Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Thomas's Model 81
Replies: 5
Views: 3652

Re: Thomas's Model 81

Thank you Cam for posting these. This is my 1950 .300Savage model 81. When I got it a few months ago the stock and forend had flaking varnish and some dents and scratches. I have a buddy who is very good with gunstocks so I asked him to gently restore it. I wish I had some before pics but you can se...
by Texas by God
Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: TLC for my 81 Woodsmaster
Replies: 1
Views: 1667

TLC for my 81 Woodsmaster

I just got my 81 back from a friend who is a wizard with wood. I asked him to remove the flaked varnish and steam out the worst dents from the stock. It came back beautiful with no lost character. Now that summer is here shooting time is limited to early morning so I'll be waking up the cows! Modera...
by Texas by God
Wed May 18, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Greetings from NH
Replies: 6
Views: 4136

Re: Greetings from NH

Welcome; the folks on here are first class. Glad to have you!
by Texas by God
Mon May 02, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Newest member of the "81" club.
Replies: 14
Views: 6420

Re: Newest member of the "81" club.

Beautiful! As"incorrect" as that pad is you will appreciate it on the bench! My 81 is the same year/caliber! Congratulations on a great find. Best, Thomas.
by Texas by God
Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: LOVE STORIES: Your first model 8 (or 81)
Replies: 16
Views: 6863

Re: LOVE STORIES: Your first model 8 (or 81)

My first 81 was a .300 Sav converted to .308 by someone -they over stamped the last zero with an 8 and sort of polished the Sav off. I reloaded ammo using .300 Sav data and all was well. Sold it to my older brother and he just used regular .308 mil surp ammo by grinding or clipping the tips off! We ...
by Texas by God
Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Ft.Worth gun show
Replies: 1
Views: 1349

Re: Ft.Worth gun show

I was there also. The .308 conversion was a shame. I liked the .32 model 8 on the west end of the hall but alas I was there selling not buying. The pistol grip M8 you mentioned had some nice figured walnut though as did the M14 pump with the left hand cheek piece. I want a .32 model 8 badly... They ...
by Texas by God
Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Number 8
Replies: 4
Views: 2218

Re: Number 8

Beautiful. Good price. Shoot it a lot. Best, Thomas.
by Texas by God
Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: New Book
Replies: 2
Views: 1929

Re: New Book

I have ordered and read this book. I really enjoyed the hunting stories and fishing stories. Although I do not know what this "hunting in snow" is that he speaks of! Well worth the nominal cost and helps a fellow cancer survivor. God bless everybody! TbG
by Texas by God
Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member in Illinois
Replies: 6
Views: 2514

Re: New member in Illinois

Welcome from down south!
by Texas by God
Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: .250 Sav in a M 81?
Replies: 5
Views: 2596

Re: .250 Sav in a M 81?

Thanks Mr Woodall - I knew you would know. Best, Thomas.
by Texas by God
Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: .250 Sav in a M 81?
Replies: 5
Views: 2596

Re: .250 Sav in a M 81?

Ruin my daydream with facts why don't ya! It would have been great if Remington had gone gone that way when they brought out the M81. Thanks and God bless!
by Texas by God
Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: .250 Sav in a M 81?
Replies: 5
Views: 2596

.250 Sav in a M 81?

This has surely been addressed before but why couldn't a M8 .25rem barrel be rechambered and installed in a .300 sav M81-no other changes? A.250 sav autoloader would be a HOOT!
by Texas by God
Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Here … Greetings from Northeast Ohio!
Replies: 4
Views: 2125

Re: New Here … Greetings from Northeast Ohio!

Welcome. I also lurked awhile before jumping in. Look up Gary Fellers for your sights. Leave him a message he'll call you back in a few days and probably can fix you up. I just fired a 4 shot 100yd group that spanned 3"(barrel sights) with my reloads for my .300 Sav model 81. Yes they get it done in...
by Texas by God
Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: My Blue Lacy Hog Dog hybrid....FWIW
Replies: 2
Views: 1937

Re: My Blue Lacy Hog Dog hybrid....FWIW

Beautiful family! On our farm we have always had mutts- smart and free. In Texas we have a breed called Walmarts- because someone is giving them away in the parking lot.
by Texas by God
Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:46 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Flea Market Remington 81 in 35 Rem
Replies: 1
Views: 1898

Re: Flea Market Remington 81 in 35 Rem

Have you been arrested for burglary? $120? I'll triple your investment anytime. You should have bought a lottery ticket that day too....
by Texas by God
Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Info on my Model 8
Replies: 4
Views: 2872

Re: Info on my Model 8

Very nice. The scope can subtract from the value but I would guess $7-800. Your Dad's gun should not be for sale normally but I don't know your life. It's a beauty that I would be proud of for sure!
by Texas by God
Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:18 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: new member from Northern NY
Replies: 4
Views: 2265

Re: new member from Northern NY

Welcome from Texas! Few people from the rest of the country relalize the REAL New York is the breathtaking upstate. Beautiful countryside and great people. My wife and I would live up there in a heartbeat if you had more freedom. I love hunting tales and hope to make some with my new 1950 .300 sav m...
by Texas by God
Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 81 .32cal ya or na
Replies: 5
Views: 2481

Re: Model 81 .32cal ya or na

With those negatives at that price I would pass personally. A good complete shooter can be found at or slightly above that price. Good luck looking!
by Texas by God
Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Four in a row at Cabelas Fort Worth
Replies: 2
Views: 1979

Four in a row at Cabelas Fort Worth

Went to Cabelas this morning and there on the Holy Handling Rack were: #1- a four digit sn model 8 .35 fair condition. #2 a .30 rem model 8 more blueing but swivel holes/scratches on the butt. #3 a .25 rem model 8 fair to good overall. Finally a very good model 81 .30 rem with a nice replacement for...
by Texas by God
Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 81 owner after30yr absence
Replies: 2
Views: 1660

Re: 81 owner after30yr absence

I've been hunting since I can remember. Squirrel, bullfrogs , turtles. To learn patience then on to bigger game. Last season I only got to hunt opening day so I decidedto use iron sights only. One buck with my Dads old 94 30-30 and one withmy .41 Ruger. Total satisfaction-not trophies but they are t...
by Texas by God
Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 81 owner after30yr absence
Replies: 2
Views: 1660

81 owner after30yr absence

Hi all. My Remington 81 experience started with a .308 conversion I got in trade for a Ruger 10/22. I test fired it behind a LARGE tree with a trigger string and all went well. I shot it for a summer with .308 starting loads and it was dead on. An older brother talked me out of it and he just clippe...
by Texas by God
Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Texas
Replies: 6
Views: 2313

Re: Hello from Texas

We're neighbors now. Looking forward to talking guns.
by Texas by God
Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hey!!!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2722

Re: Hey!!!!!!!

Sorry I meant welcome Savagebrother! I know nothing of buckeyes.
by Texas by God
Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hey!!!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2722

Re: Hey!!!!!!!

Hello Buckeye State from the south. I joined yesterday!
by Texas by God
Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Texas
Replies: 6
Views: 2313

Re: Hello from Texas

The county of Wise, sir. NW of the Metromess. In the suburbs of the sticks! And you?
by Texas by God
Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Texas
Replies: 6
Views: 2313

Re: Hello from Texas

Thank you! I just got off the phone with Remington and they confirmed my new 81 .300 Sav was made in April 1950. It's been hunted and I need a #39 front sight because the bead is gone. It matches my 1958 12ga Brwning a-5 perfectly!
by Texas by God
Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Texas
Replies: 6
Views: 2313

Hello from Texas

New member here- i love this forum.
by Texas by God
Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Reloading Question for the 81
Replies: 4
Views: 2223

Re: Reloading Question for the 81

Hi all. Country boy empirical evidence on Remington81 strength: I had one thirty some odd years ago that someone had rechambered to . 308 Win. Being young and dumb I shot the snot out of it with nary a problem- till it was stolen! It's probably still working out there somewhere... My current 1949 81...
by Texas by God
Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Reloading Question for the 81
Replies: 4
Views: 2223

Re: Reloading Question for the 81

130gr at that velocity sounds safe enough. Stay a grain below max as long as it works the action. Full power loads in the .300 /81 make theirselves known on your collar bone. My first post!