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by jim c 351
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Rem Model 8 POE
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Rem Model 8 POE

Bob,
Thanks for the input.
Was there any clue as to whether the conversion was done in the 30's or 90's.
Not sure what to look for.
Jim C
by jim c 351
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Rem Model 8 POE
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Rem Model 8 POE

Cam, Thanks for the offer. If anything develops I will surely take you up on the offer. Point of clarification,-- The gun came from an auction, not a PD. I just used the PD for one of the examples. So there is no telling who previously owned it. One thing I "think" I remember is the butt plate. I be...
by jim c 351
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Rem Model 8 POE
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Rem Model 8 POE

Cam,
Thanks,
It was interesting to learn that a miss matched mag wasn't a big deal, but a gun machined in Joe's basement was a real big deal.
This really puts the pressure a buyer to decide who did the work.
Many thanks,
Jim C
by jim c 351
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Rem Model 8 POE
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Rem Model 8 POE

A friend has a Remington model 8 for sale. It has a POE, 15 rd mag. The mag ser. no. does not match the rifle. I have not seen the rifle for several months so I cannot answer questions about the forend and other M8 POE characteristics. Can some one give the average values for the following possibili...
by jim c 351
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 81 Bolt malfunction
Replies: 18
Views: 7327

Re: Model 81 Bolt malfunction

leben, I know how you feel, but be cautious trying to force someone to do something that he is incapable of doing. Even the small percentage of gunsmiths that actually went to a trade school probably learned about blueing, 1911s and AR15s. Probably didn't have a model 8 within 200 miles of the schoo...
by jim c 351
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 81 Bolt malfunction
Replies: 18
Views: 7327

Re: Model 81 Bolt malfunction

As John Henwood said in his book on the 8/81, "where do you find a gunsmith that knows a thing about a model 8."
I wish you luck but I have my doubts as to whether the last gunsmith solved your problem.
Jim C
by jim c 351
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: magazine for Winchester 1905, 35cal
Replies: 2
Views: 1440

Re: magazine for Winchester 1905, 35cal

Joe, Thanks, I offered the guy $85.00 but was rejected. I bought my M1905 on GB.com. Bidding ended on Wednesday. On Tuesday two 35 cal mags ended. I placed bids but didn't go very high since I didn't know if I'd get the gun. I have a 351 mag that works fairly well, but would like to get a proper mag...
by jim c 351
Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: magazine for Winchester 1905, 35cal
Replies: 2
Views: 1440

magazine for Winchester 1905, 35cal

I recently bought a Winchester M1905 in 35 WSL .
It came without a magazine.
Anyone have a magazine they can part with???
Jim C
by jim c 351
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Headspace issue on Model 8 32 Rem
Replies: 8
Views: 3245

Re: Headspace issue on Model 8 32 Rem

Mike, If your rifle has a headspace problem I can't think of any solution short of switching barrels and bolts. Therefore I'd focus on the brass. Years ago, when I shot an M1 and M14s a lot I would get these separations every now and then. Never kept track of number of times fired. I started to insp...
by jim c 351
Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: 30-30 dies for 30 Rem
Replies: 7
Views: 2639

Re: 30-30 dies for 30 Rem

Thanks for all the comments. It goes without saying that the ideal solution is to buy a set of 30 Rem dies. I my case I don't own a rifle in 30 Rem caliber. I have a friend who does own such a caliber. I don't want to spend $80.00 just to load a box or two a year for my friend. I was hoping for a ch...
by jim c 351
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 30-30 dies for 30 Rem
Replies: 7
Views: 2639

30-30 dies for 30 Rem

Can 30-30 dies be used to reload 30 Remington cases??????????
Jim C
by jim c 351
Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: detachable magazines
Replies: 19
Views: 8803

Re: detachable magazines

Apparently Pete never got back to Robert. To bad.
Stripper clips work fine for fast reloads but the detachable mag works best for unloading.
Especially when done frequently as when moving from one location to another.
Big advantage to the Win 351 and 401.
Jim C
by jim c 351
Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Model 81 Low Capacity Magazine (POE)
Replies: 4
Views: 2289

Re: Model 81 Low Capacity Magazine (POE)

L C Borden, I'm no expert but from what I have been able to learn you will never find such a magazine and if you did it would probably be very expensive. I suggest that you have a 5 shot mag made at a good machine shop, using your 15 shot mag as a pattern. Jim C PS another thought. Would it be legal...
by jim c 351
Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Hunting in Texas with the Model 8
Replies: 7
Views: 4634

Re: Hunting in Texas with the Model 8

Mike,
Does the world sometimes seem upside down to you.
Cheer up, gun owners won the last election.
Jim C
by jim c 351
Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Model 8 / 81 Barrel Wrench
Replies: 2
Views: 1784

Re: Model 8 / 81 Barrel Wrench

tdunn,
Here are some of my inventions.
Jim C
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by jim c 351
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Model 8 Buck
Replies: 11
Views: 6627

Re: Model 8 Buck

Big Dooly,
Nice buck and nice Remington.
Take care where you lay the rifle. My pre 8 rifle has a patch of pitting near the muzzle that likely was caused by blood.
Jim C
by jim c 351
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to de-cock a Winchester 1907?
Replies: 6
Views: 2567

Re: How to de-cock a Winchester 1907?

Phyrbird,
I own a 07 and a 10. What works with the Remington will not work with the Winchester. That's why I use snap caps.
Jim C
by jim c 351
Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to de-cock a Winchester 1907?
Replies: 6
Views: 2567

Re: How to de-cock a Winchester 1907?

No.
Use an empty case as a snap cap or machine a proper rim on a 357 snap cap.
Jim C
by jim c 351
Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Blew up my model 81
Replies: 4
Views: 2470

Re: Blew up my model 81

My guess would be a broken firing pin or a high primer, either not seated all the way into case or loose.
Jim C
by jim c 351
Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Marble tang sight
Replies: 3
Views: 2108

Re: Marble tang sight

phyrbird,
I'll send a PM.
Jim C
by jim c 351
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Marble tang sight
Replies: 3
Views: 2108

Marble tang sight

I just bought a Marble tang sight on ebay. Its coming without a mounting screw. Apparently the screw is a non standard size. I see several for sale on ebay, ranging from $10.00 two $20.00. Maybe of new manufacture. Can anyone recommend any of the sellers?? Does anyone here have one they can part wit...
by jim c 351
Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel tools
Replies: 2
Views: 1675

Re: Barrel tools

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Chris,
Here you go. Works great.
Jim C
by jim c 351
Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 81 police on GB
Replies: 10
Views: 3704

Re: 81 police on GB

by jim c 351
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Frozen take down bolt
Replies: 7
Views: 3006

Re: Frozen take down bolt

Darryl,
I would fire 15 shots rapid fire, give the take down bolt a sharp rap on the end with a lead mallet, put a crescent wrench on the locking bolt,(not the locking bolt lever) and give the wrench a rap with the lead mallet, all while the gun was still hot.
I require no fee for this advise.
Jim C
by jim c 351
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB Magazine spring for Rem 8/81
Replies: 3
Views: 1898

Re: WTB Magazine spring for Rem 8/81

Sarge,
Thanks for the tip. I just got off the phone with Jack First. They have the spring and I ordered one.
They are aftermarket and cost $38.00 plus S&H , but its the only game in town.
Thanks again .
Jim C
by jim c 351
Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB Magazine spring for Rem 8/81
Replies: 3
Views: 1898

WTB Magazine spring for Rem 8/81

I need a magazine spring for a Rem model 8/81 in 35 cal. The spring that feed the cartridges.
Can anyone help??
Jim C
by jim c 351
Tue May 31, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Rookie report part 3 continued
Replies: 9
Views: 7828

Rookie report part 3 continued

Here are the tools I came up with to work on the barrel jacket. The hex nut is bored out to fit over the barrel nut and is used to remove/replace the barrel nut and barrel jacket bushing. The wooden dowel is a 1/2 inch dowel inserted in a 3/4 inch dowel and lathe turned to fit inside the barrel jack...
by jim c 351
Tue May 31, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: rookie report part 3 continued
Replies: 0
Views: 3116

rookie report part 3 continued

I guess I'm limited to 3 pics at a time. so here is 3 more.\
Jim C
by jim c 351
Tue May 31, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Rookie report part 3
Replies: 0
Views: 3079

Rookie report part 3

After buying the Remington rifles the next order of business was to make the necessary tools to properly work on them. The first was a ramp support to protect the ramp and front sight while making adjustments. This was make using a nylon border for a rubber desk pad. Hope your able to make out how i...
by jim c 351
Tue May 31, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Rookie report part 2
Replies: 1
Views: 3057

Rookie report part 2

Clip and ammunition. Since I can't afford to shoot factory 35 Remington, the first order of business is to come up with some reloads that work the action of the Remington. This was made easy after reading John Henwoods book. I have settled on 3 loads. #1 Hornady 200 gr JRN, 35 gr 3031, CCI LR primer...
by jim c 351
Tue May 31, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Rookie Report Part 1
Replies: 5
Views: 4654

Re: Rookie Report Part 1

Cam ,
Thanks but I may have figured out what I was doing wrong.
Her is some pics of my new Remington Auto Rifles. My interest in these rifles is the fact that they were used to fight crime along with the other firearms pictured.
Jim C
by jim c 351
Mon May 30, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Rookie Report Part 1
Replies: 5
Views: 4654

Rookie Report Part 1

I recently bought 2 Remington Automatic rifles, an 8 & 81, both in 35 cal. My interest in these firearms is because they were used by law enforcement to fight crime during the lawless years. Here's a few pics of these rifles along with some other firearms. Hope you enjoy. Jim C Sorry, I have no idea...
by jim c 351
Fri May 27, 2016 6:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: OLD RUSTY MODEL 8 FOR SALE
Replies: 4
Views: 3404

Re: OLD RUSTY MODEL 8 FOR SALE

Is it drilled and tapped for a scope???
Jim C
by jim c 351
Fri May 13, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Purchase *w/ PICTURES
Replies: 17
Views: 9093

Re: New Purchase

Darryl,

Congratulations.
Jim C
by jim c 351
Tue May 10, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Purchase *w/ PICTURES
Replies: 17
Views: 9093

Re: New Purchase

Darryl,
As a long time member (about 3 weeks) of this forum let me be the first to welcome you.
I'll leave it to others, more senior, to answer your question.
Your friend,
Jim C 351
by jim c 351
Wed May 04, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Newest member of the "81" club.
Replies: 14
Views: 6333

Re: Newest member of the "81" club.

Mack, The checkering can easily be cleaned by an experienced person. What I wonder is how to tell if the gun has 300 savage recoil springs or 30 Rem recoil spring. My guess is ,it has the wrong recoil spring and buffer. Jim C Ps, I just bought my first Remington auto last week . Its a Model 8 made i...
by jim c 351
Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 front sight
Replies: 1
Views: 1394

Model 8 front sight

Can someone provide the dimensions of the original front sight for a model 8 in 35 cal ,1930s vintage, or tell me where I could buy an original???
Thanks.
Jim C
by jim c 351
Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Mismatched model 8
Replies: 5
Views: 2236

Re: Mismatched model 8

Phyebird,
No letters or numbers on jacket head.
Pulled the barrel back and found 'REP" surrounded by circle on right side and a 6 over 8 on bottom.
thanks for commenting.
Jim C
by jim c 351
Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Mismatched model 8
Replies: 5
Views: 2236

Re: Mismatched model 8

Jack, Thanks for the reply. I plan on keeping the rifle. its a nice looking firearm and could come in handy if a griz should escape from the zoo. I also don't plan on trying to match it up. Just want to learn what I can about it. For instance,---since no letters or numbers were stamped on the barrel...
by jim c 351
Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Mismatched model 8
Replies: 5
Views: 2236

Mismatched model 8

Today I picked up a Remington model 8 in 35 cal from my dealer. I bought it off gunbroker.com. The serial number is 67,690. I had noticed that the rifle had an model 81 fore end and I commented about it to the seller. The sellers reply was, "it does look like a model 81 fore end" . Well when I check...