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by miwoods
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: I found the problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2686

Re: I found the problem

Thank you for measuring your buffer!

Every time I think I have an answer, I find a new question. Mine will definitely not eject with the 2.16" buffer but will with the 1.983". I sure can't see what the problem is.

The search will continue. Again, thanks for the help!

miwoods
by miwoods
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: what have I got?
Replies: 6
Views: 7287

Re: what have I got?

81police wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:15 pm
this is NOT a Model 8 or 81 buttplate
That is what I suspected. Does anyone know if a 8 or 81 butt was ever made as small as 4 7/16 x 1 9/16?

The butt stock fits into the receiver very nicely, but the small butt measurement makes me suspect a very good fitting job with an incorrect stock.
by miwoods
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: what have I got?
Replies: 6
Views: 7287

Re: what have I got?

Here is a photo. I am currently using epoxy to fill in a missing piece and have not completed the process. The plate is 4 7/16 x 1 9/16.

This is dimension is smaller than others I have read about.
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by miwoods
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Buffer springs
Replies: 1
Views: 1429

Buffer springs

There have been a number of questions on this forum regarding the dimensions buffer springs. I can find little data regarding the correct dimensions of the springs. I know this is a pain, but is there a member here that has some correct original rifles that could post accurate measurements of the di...
by miwoods
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Ejector
Replies: 2
Views: 1513

Ejector

Here is another newbie question: Is the ejector on a model 8 supposed to be cut at an angle? For all rifles I have worked with that utilize a plunger type ejector, the face of the ejector is parallel to the bolt face. The face of my ejector is wedge shaped, with the "point" of the wedge towards the ...
by miwoods
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: what have I got?
Replies: 6
Views: 7287

Re: what have I got?

anyone??
by miwoods
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: I found the problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2686

Re: I found the problem

Pete, Thank you for the information. I checked the rifle out per your recommendation and everything worked correctly with the exception of distance the barrel moves in the sleeve. My barrel can only move about 3.25", and this is after I installed a shorter buffer spring that I purchased. The rifle n...
by miwoods
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: what have I got?
Replies: 6
Views: 7287

what have I got?

I have a 1929 production model 8, 30 Rem. I think I have a rifle put together with parts. I discovered it had a 35 Rem buffer spring installed. I next decided to replace a broken buttplate. My buttplate is curved bakelite, 4 7/16 x 1 9/16. It does not have the circle in the middle, rather "Remington...
by miwoods
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Buffer spring
Replies: 3
Views: 2108

Re: Buffer spring

Here ya go !! Joe http://www.ebay.com/itm/Remington-Model-8-Buffer-spring-30-30-REM-/332286441524?hash=item4d5dd0b834:g:8psAAOSw-0xYOw9s Your search skills clearly out shine mine! I searched ebay and found nothing. Thank you for the help. The spring has been purchased, I hope it is the correct one....
by miwoods
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Buffer spring
Replies: 3
Views: 2108

Buffer spring

I'm probably looking for a needle in a haystack, but I need to find a Model 8 buffer spring for a 30 Rem (1.825" OAL). Can anyone help?

Thanks,
MIwoods
by miwoods
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: I found the problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2686

I found the problem

A number of months ago I started a thread about "model 8 not ejecting". I sort of hit a dead end and put the rifle in the safe. This evening I was looking around at the Numrich website and saw the listing for buffer springs (none available). What jumped out at me is that they list three different bu...
by miwoods
Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 not ejecting
Replies: 25
Views: 8238

Re: Model 8 not ejecting

Cam, I have had the recoil spring in the butt out and it is working fine. Norm, sorry about the blister! Your measurement tells me my barrel is moving the correct distance when pushed by hand. Thanks to both of you gentlemen! The only possible issue I can see is that an incorrect buffer spring was i...
by miwoods
Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 not ejecting
Replies: 25
Views: 8238

Re: Model 8 not ejecting

I forgot to post that I checked the bolt carrier latch, and it is in fine shape. The last load I tired for function was 30 gr of 3031, WLR primers and a 170 gr Sierra flat point. This load is 0.2gr over max for 30-30 in the current Sierra manual. It was not able to push the barrel far enough back to...
by miwoods
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 not ejecting
Replies: 25
Views: 8238

Re: Model 8 not ejecting

So using a wooden dowel against the muzzle, I should not be able to push the barrel down far enough to lock the bolt back due to the stiffness of the buffer spring?
by miwoods
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 not ejecting
Replies: 25
Views: 8238

Re: Model 8 not ejecting

miwoods wrote:Could someone measure how far down you can push the barrel into the shroud using a wooden dowel? This will tell me if my barrel has the correct range of movement.

Thank you,
miwoods
Can someone help me out with this measurement?

Thanks
miwoods
by miwoods
Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 not ejecting
Replies: 25
Views: 8238

Re: Model 8 not ejecting

MiWoods: I've 2 30Rs, one M8, one M81. When I get some time I'll try to duplicate your measurements. I'm trying to document the dimensions of various springs in the sleeve as I clean things. It's just that dishes, dusting, fall leaves, mower & auto repairs, Xmas shopping, dental visits get in the w...
by miwoods
Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 not ejecting
Replies: 25
Views: 8238

Re: Model 8 not ejecting

ranman wrote:I had a rifle with similar problems cause by a bent bolt carrier latch. The latch gets bent on the small end and is very hard notice.
I will check this out.

Thank you!

miwoods
by miwoods
Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 not ejecting
Replies: 25
Views: 8238

Re: Model 8 not ejecting

Update: My cousin made a barrel wrench for me :D . I took the barrel apart and discovered the recoil spring case was correctly installed. I then did some careful measuring. My buffer spring is 2 1/8" long and recoil spring case is 1 5/8" long. The two together are 3 3/4" long. The distance between t...
by miwoods
Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 not ejecting
Replies: 25
Views: 8238

Re: Model 8 not ejecting

Gentlemen, Thank you for your time and advice! I am going to have a machine shop make a nut type spanner tool for me. The suggestions here, combined with viewing some disassembly videos leads me to suspect the recoil spring case. There is only one way to find out. I will report back after getting th...
by miwoods
Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 not ejecting
Replies: 25
Views: 8238

Re: Model 8 not ejecting

The 170 gr load I was using is 1 gr short of book max. I took some measurements, the barrel can move back in the sleeve 2 11/16", no more. The bolt needs to be pushed back 3.5" to lock. There is something inside the barrel assembly that prevents it from moving back further. I am pretty sure the acti...
by miwoods
Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 not ejecting
Replies: 25
Views: 8238

Re: Model 8 not ejecting

When I pushed the barrel down, it felt like I hit a stop. It was not moving further. When I pull the bolt handle back, it locks every time.

Does this sound like an issue of the two springs that are in the barrel jacket?
by miwoods
Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 not ejecting
Replies: 25
Views: 8238

Re: Model 8 not ejecting

OK, more information. I did some Google searching and found a post on this site by Phyrbird suggesting pushing a wood dowel against the end of the barrel to simulate recoil. When I pushed the barrel all the way down, the bolt was 1/4" ot 1/2" short of being far enough back to lock. Something is prev...
by miwoods
Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 not ejecting
Replies: 25
Views: 8238

Re: Model 8 not ejecting

The combination of a light bullet and a light load my be the issue. Not enough to cycle the action. You didn't mention the powder charge so its a bit hard to tell. If the 170 grain bullet load didn't do the job I would suspect the powder charge. The lightest bullet I use in my rifles are 150 graine...
by miwoods
Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 not ejecting
Replies: 25
Views: 8238

Model 8 not ejecting

I am new to the Model 8, having just purchased a 30 Remington (#59XXX). Rifle is in nice shape; I removed the barrel assembly and took the action apart for cleaning. I cleaned the bore and the bolt assembly, lubricated and reassembled. Action really moves smoothly. Using new Graf's brass, H-335, and...