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by BZimm
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 300 Savage - Reduced Recoil Load
Replies: 6
Views: 2850

Re: 300 Savage - Reduced Recoil Load

I'll agree on the recoil issue with 300 Savage. I ended up with my Rem 81 in a trade and it's the only rifle I have in that caliber. It is harsh but I am setting up to reload that cartridge and time will tell on a softer load. I don't think this rifle will see all that much use, but I did see my son...
by BZimm
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 81 Scope Mount Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 3043

Re: Model 81 Scope Mount Questions

My apologies, I thought I responded to this post back around 5 o'clock and I musta goofed that up too. I'm good at that. I think I found something interesting and right now I'm on the hunt for a Weaver #7 sub-base. It apparently is made for several different Browning style semi-auto shotguns and als...
by BZimm
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Stock screw rusted in place
Replies: 14
Views: 4807

Re: Stock screw rusted in place

One of my other diversions has me working on old hit n miss engines. I was pondering a bolt that hadn't seen daylight since 1903 when an older fellow suggested the beeswax thing. Now there's a pound of the stuff on my bench. ;)

BZimm
by BZimm
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 81 Scope Mount Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 3043

Model 81 Scope Mount Questions

I have a 1948 model 81 chambered in 300 Savage. Previous owner(s) have not been very considerate of the old girl and I'm trying to figure out how much work I am willing to do without losing on an investment. As you can see in my pictures, the magazine has been "fixed" by someone and the receiver has...
by BZimm
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Stock screw rusted in place
Replies: 14
Views: 4807

Re: Stock screw rusted in place

Try using beeswax. Yep. Warm the parts with a heat gun and work a small bit of beeswax (no imitations) around any seams or cracks between the two parts. Let cool completely. Do it again. Beeswax is an amazing penetrant. It won't make things easy, just easier.
by BZimm
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from UP of Michigan
Replies: 4
Views: 2549

Re: Hello from UP of Michigan

Hey Thank You for the responses. I have to dig into the old girl for a thorough cleaning and I think I'll have to remove the brass bolt to slid the magazine up through the receiver. I'll take pictures along the way. Very curious about that and I agree; when I found that three cartridges would fit as...
by BZimm
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: detachable magazines
Replies: 19
Views: 8901

Re: detachable magazines

This thread might be where I belong right now..... I just brought home a model 81. It functions well and I am a happy guy..... The magazine has what appears to be a brass bolt through it side to side. When I got the rifle, I honestly didn't know it didn't belong there. Any ideas? I know that 3 cartr...
by BZimm
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from UP of Michigan
Replies: 4
Views: 2549

Hello from UP of Michigan

Let me say that less than a week ago I didn't know there was such a thing as a Remington 81. I was wandering around on a sale/trade local website and there was an ad for "hunting equipment" and when I asked the fellow what he had, he said "rifle". It took a little bit to get a couple pictures and af...