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by Rifleman
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New .30 Rem brass splitting necks !?
Replies: 13
Views: 337

Re: New .30 Rem brass splitting necks !?

Oh Oh!!! MY bad! I should have been a little more informative. My post when I advised Graff's advised me about Jamison making their brass, I should have also penned I was referring to 30-40 Krag brass wkhen I was talking with them. Guess I assumed when I posted about the Graff 30 Remington brass, it...
by Rifleman
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Rem 8/81 Featured in Dillion 'Blue Press'
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Rem 8/81 Featured in Dillion 'Blue Press'

kenhwind/81 Police: What you penned may be true, not debating that. The article wasn't I believe to be one giving the full skinny on the rifle and as I wrote to those familiar with the two models, would just be knowledge already known. It was to give shooters who may be unaware of even the existence...
by Rifleman
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Rem 8/81 Featured in Dillion 'Blue Press'
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Rem 8/81 Featured in Dillion 'Blue Press'

Dillon Reloading in their publication, 'The Blue Press' for October 2019 has a two page article about the 8 and 81's. I don't use a progressive reloader (get along fine with my Ol' RCBS Rockchucker), but have bought items from time to time from them so they send me their magazine/catalog. Anyway nic...
by Rifleman
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Great Model 8 Handled
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Great Model 8 Handled

Today at a gun show in Rochester, Minn, I had the opportunity to really handle and look at a Model 8 for the first time. Around a year ago I saw one, but it was in pretty tough shape and I just looked quickly over it. My area where I live, 8/81's are few and far between. I only saw one 81 in my life...
by Rifleman
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Safety Lever Design Differences
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: Safety Lever Design Differences

Is that the one for $39.95? Just posted last week of never seeing any for sale then saw that one the other day. If it is the same one you're talking about, I thought something looked a little 'hinky' about it. I view around 6 or so 'old vintage' and firearms parts (including ebay) sites once in a wh...
by Rifleman
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Safety Lever Design Differences
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: Safety Lever Design Differences

What you posted 'cantgrowup' could be a good possibility, although I'd have thought Remington would have used all of the 2nd version up before going with the third. I have noticed by searching for parts for the 8 and 81 to see what is available, that there are 'safety rockers' available here and the...
by Rifleman
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Safety Lever Design Differences
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Safety Lever Design Differences

Wondering about the safety lever differences in regard to being a welded or screw version. I've read in Henwoods book that there were three versions. A early 1900 some(the first) which had the thumb piece in the middle of the lever. The lever was later changed around '06 (the second version) which h...
by Rifleman
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New .30 Rem brass splitting necks !?
Replies: 13
Views: 337

Re: New .30 Rem brass splitting necks !?

'cantgrowup'-From what I've read about Graff's brass, it has always been given high marks by other users. Before I bought some I asked them who manufacturers it for them and was advised 'Jamison', which has a good reputation. In regards to the chambers on the 8/81's being a tad larger than say bolt ...
by Rifleman
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8/81 Barrel Takedown tool
Replies: 10
Views: 989

Re: Model 8/81 Barrel Takedown tool

ROBOPUMP makes and sells a effective and good quality tool. I bought one around a year ago. Worked slick, with no problems. At the time it was around $25. He's a forum member. If you do a search you can find pictures and information on it.
by Rifleman
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New .30 Rem brass splitting necks !?
Replies: 13
Views: 337

Re: New .30 Rem brass splitting necks !?

New brass shouldn't have split at the necks like that on a first firing. Overly 'hot' loads may, but your loadings don't appear to fall in that area. Did you ever hear back from Graf's? I'd call em, emails have a nasty habit of taking forever to get response's back. You never know, they may have had...
by Rifleman
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove
Replies: 16
Views: 307

Re: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove

Good 'gun tuning' cantgrowup! I attempted several times to find the web-post I mentioned in my previous post giving the barrel tpi and screw sizes and tpi of them. I found it the first time by accident while searching for info on 8 and 81's. I think it possibly may have been a post on a web gun foru...
by Rifleman
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove
Replies: 16
Views: 307

Re: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove

Sometime prior to April of 2018 I read somewhere off the web where someone had posted the thread pitch of the barrel threads and also the screw sizes and thread pitch of all the screws and tapped holes on Mod 8 and 81's. I had put the info on my computer favorite's for future reference. Due to a nas...
by Rifleman
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: TANG SIGHT TROUBLE
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: TANG SIGHT TROUBLE

Hey 'eagles'---Can't guarantee any results, but when I bought my first Model 81, the receiver was drilled and tapped for scope mounts. Thinking I may as well mount a scope on it, I talked with the seller (bought on Gunbroker) who advised if I needed any help with scope mounting gear or anything for ...
by Rifleman
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Weak ejection on Model 81 .30 Rem
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: Weak ejection on Model 81 .30 Rem

cantgrowup (interesting handle): I thought the same thing regarding height of ejecting empty brass when shooting my first Mod 81 in 300 Savage. I had previously had a combination of feeding and ejection problems with the 81 (post titled 'First Time Shooting Problems 300 Savage 81) and pretty well fo...
by Rifleman
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Unseated fired primers on reloaded .35 Rem ammo?
Replies: 8
Views: 796

Re: Unseated fired primers on reloaded .35 Rem ammo?

Interesting Wildgoose. Do you recall where you read that?
by Rifleman
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Unseated fired primers on reloaded .35 Rem ammo?
Replies: 8
Views: 796

Re: Unseated fired primers on reloaded .35 Rem ammo?

I haven't in a Rem 8/81, but I did so in a WW 2 British Enfield .303 British rifle. I noticed a number of the primers in my reloads were not flush or a bit above the line. They were from some reloads early in my reloading for the rifle and I was way on the lower end if not the bottom of the load cha...
by Rifleman
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Back from the dead, I am!
Replies: 22
Views: 3819

Re: Back from the dead, I am!

Rotator tear due to traumatic injury. Slipping on a metal feed grain bin ladder and grabbing rung to prevent fall. Only aggravated it at time, but short time later, slipped on snow covered ice, grabbed the side rail of a truck with right arm and all my weight pulling on right shoulder. Felt like a r...
by Rifleman
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: What happens when bolt carrier latch spring is broken?
Replies: 12
Views: 1332

Re: What happens when bolt carrier latch spring is broken?

From what I've seen since becoming a 8/81 style Remington rifle owner/shooter, most sources I've familiar with go by the schematic drawing on page 178 of Henwoods book, also the bolt breakdown on page 181, both from the NRA assembly/disassembly manual. also used on the 'Home" schematic' for this for...
by Rifleman
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Back from the dead, I am!
Replies: 22
Views: 3819

Re: Back from the dead, I am!

Hello Adam, Welcome back. In regards to Rotator Cuff Surgery, well, been there, done that. Right shoulder rotator, complete tear back in 1996, surgery Feb, 97-out of work three months, went back to work one month earlier than MD's figured. Mostly due to better than normal body condition for a 48 yea...
by Rifleman
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: a gun from God,,,,,,,,,,
Replies: 5
Views: 1773

Re: a gun from God,,,,,,,,,,

Wish Remington had continued with the Rem 25 caliber with the 81 model or at least offered it in 250 Savage when they offered the 81 in 300 Savage. Have two rifles chambered in 250 Savage, a Ruger M77 bolt gun and a 1929 Savage 99 Takedown, both tack drivers in that caliber, esp the Ruger. Amen on t...
by Rifleman
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: What happens when bolt carrier latch spring is broken?
Replies: 12
Views: 1332

Re: What happens when bolt carrier latch spring is broken?

If it was the barrel lock spring I'd say it wouldn't allow the barrel lock to properly trip the bolt carrier latch which controls the release of the bolt. These John Browning rifles are a mechanical marvel in their design and function. Take em apart and it is amazing how all the parts interact and a...
by Rifleman
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Mod 8 recoil spring dimensions
Replies: 1
Views: 551

Re: Mod 8 recoil spring dimensions

Lots of luck in your search. I've been looking for three screws to replace ones on a 81 that someone once upon a time 'buggered up' with a ill fitting screwdriver, plus several other parts to have on hand 'just in case'. I've checked First and Numrich, plus about a dozen other online outfits for aro...
by Rifleman
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Ejection (Stove Piping) with 81 300 Savage
Replies: 10
Views: 2034

Re: Ejection (Stove Piping) with 81 300 Savage

Had wife video me shooting two mags full this AM having camera zoomed in to watch brass ejection. Fired first mag slow shots, with one double tap-shot 2nd mag full 'as fast as I could pull trigger'! No stovepipes, brass actually being tossed higher than I thought, similar to other video's I've watch...
by Rifleman
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Screws/Springs Wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 865

Re: Screws/Springs Wanted

Thanks Phyrbird for posting links having parts available, a little different what I'm looking for though. I have seen several mainsprings on Ebay, probably grab one before they disappear. The three screws are my main 'wanna get', will get springs though just to have on hand "just in case".
by Rifleman
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Screws/Springs Wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 865

Screws/Springs Wanted

Looking for the following screws to replace those damaged by poorly fit screwdrivers on 81-Must have fairly decent screwdriver slots. 1) Trigger Plate (#7 in NRA Diagram) 2) Bolt Carrier Latch (#9 in NRA Diagram) 3) Barrel Lock (#10 in NRA Diagram) Also #22 Barrel Lock Spring------#24 Magazine Indic...
by Rifleman
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81
Replies: 18
Views: 5165

Re: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81

Just curious if anyone has any thoughts reference my last post about what I did to my 81 Savage as far as getting it shooting properly again and what I 'think' may have been the problem. Just wondering if you members who have been around the 8/81 for a long time and have seen problems associated wit...
by Rifleman
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Hunting in the Adirondacks
Replies: 9
Views: 1339

Re: Hunting in the Adirondacks

Both of my Grandfathers passed in 1944, four years before my birth year which was 1948. To bad the Model 8 wasn't kept. Looking at the pictures of the 'hunting camp' makes me wish I could step in a time machine and travel back and hunt as they did, in their time. No cell phones or tablets around, no...
by Rifleman
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Hunting in the Adirondacks
Replies: 9
Views: 1339

Re: Hunting in the Adirondacks

What a great/neat picture Maynard!! Looks like it could have been one of the advert pictures Remington produced during the reign of the Model 8 and the 81. Looking at those old pictures back in the late 50's and early to mid 60's as a wee lad is the reason I have two 81's today. Always liked looking...
by Rifleman
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Ejection (Stove Piping) with 81 300 Savage
Replies: 10
Views: 2034

Re: Ejection (Stove Piping) with 81 300 Savage

RMan, a quick note; keep an eye :shock: on the bolt rotation. When you push back it can turn out of line w/ the bbl block. If so, no sweat, ;) pull bolt back @ half way, (releases the bolt lock) then push it back vertical with a dowel or such. Many of these rifles have sold "busted" because of that...
by Rifleman
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Ejection (Stove Piping) with 81 300 Savage
Replies: 10
Views: 2034

Re: Ejection (Stove Piping) with 81 300 Savage

Thank you Fred. I have had the 81 disassembled/assembled around 3-4 times in my attempt to find my previous problems with it which I believe were caused by a damaged bolt latch/latch spring. (First time shooting problems with 81 300 Savage post). Think if some nice day ever comes to Northern Iowa, I...
by Rifleman
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Ejection (Stove Piping) with 81 300 Savage
Replies: 10
Views: 2034

Re: Ejection (Stove Piping) with 81 300 Savage

Any 'tricks of the trade' when reinstalling the bolt. Know from experience with other firearms, not to mention anything mechanical things, that there are always 'little tricks' to putting things back together that makes it a lot easier and less frustrating if the 'tricks' are known. If the action sp...
by Rifleman
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Ejection (Stove Piping) with 81 300 Savage
Replies: 10
Views: 2034

Re: Ejection (Stove Piping) with 81 300 Savage

Thanks 81Police--Hear ya ref more modern auto-loader ejection. My AR's toss it pretty good approx. 3-4 feet to my right and forward. My Ruger mini-14 is a real case tosser-they end up anywhere 4-10' 180* to my right-real PIA to collect brass. Have learned to lay down some old military surplus sheets...
by Rifleman
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another restoration completed
Replies: 10
Views: 1696

Re: Another restoration completed

Great job Sarge, looks very good. I've restored some firearms without use of any power tools, takes a lot of patience and hard work. High fives and two thumbs up to ya!
by Rifleman
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Ejection (Stove Piping) with 81 300 Savage
Replies: 10
Views: 2034

Ejection (Stove Piping) with 81 300 Savage

Hello All! If you've read my last post dated 02/24 on my original post concerning my 81 Savage (First Time Shooting Problems With Savage 300 81-org posted 08/23) I think I solved the problems I was having. After firing 60 rounds all went well except that when firing the first two magazine full of ro...
by Rifleman
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81
Replies: 18
Views: 5165

Re: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81

OK, I'm finally getting around with a update/reply on my 81 300 Savage on what I "think" my have been my problem and how I'm getting along with it now. I started this reply twice, first time I had to leave before done and the 2nd time, I had it all written, went to click the preview button and every...
by Rifleman
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 9180

Re: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!

I'm still in awe and drooling. Thanks Jack for posting all the pictures and info. I've never seen so many 8/81's in one spot. Would love to see in person. In the past 49 years attending gun shows and haunting gun shops, I rarely ever saw a 8 or 81. Not a popular hunting or even target shooting gun i...
by Rifleman
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Movie ref Frank Hamer/Bonnie&Clyde
Replies: 13
Views: 1833

Movie ref Frank Hamer/Bonnie&Clyde

Not sure where to post this, probably should have been on Model 8 board, but guess all 8/81 fans might be interested. Saw a movie preview on Sheriff Jim Wilson's FaceBook page today (Sheriff Wilson former Sheriff in Texas, writer for Shooting Times, current writer and rep on NRA American Rifleman ma...
by Rifleman
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 9180

Re: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!

Doubled post, tried to delete. ?
by Rifleman
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 9180

Re: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!

WOW!!!!! My mouth is hanging open and I can't close it!!! I need a diaper to put on my lap to absorb the drool!!!! What a collection!!!! Very nice Jack-can't say enough. Very nice! :D
(Just wonder if it's possible to click on them to enlarge, tried, but nothing would happen) What a collection!
by Rifleman
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8C -35 Remington
Replies: 13
Views: 2532

Re: Model 8C -35 Remington

Yes it is a beauty!!! Those are just a pleasure to see pictures of, a dream to see in person, and to hold. Sort of like my desire to see and hold a real German Stg44. :D
by Rifleman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Special Firearm
Replies: 50
Views: 15329

Re: Special Firearm

Interesting!!!
by Rifleman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Remington Advertisements Collection
Replies: 3
Views: 1123

Re: Remington Advertisements Collection

Love old magazine ads about guns, esp those from the 50's and 60's. Reminds me as a wee lad sitting in the local barber shop reading issues of Sports Afield, Field and Stream, and Outdoor Life. Would read the mags waiting to get trimmed and sometimes after. Sometimes along with a couple other friend...
by Rifleman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8C -35 Remington
Replies: 13
Views: 2532

Re: Model 8C -35 Remington

Sounds like a 'Top Shelf' purchase Roger. Look forward to your comments and any pics. This Iowa weather esp since the last week of January has been brutal at times. Just went through the three day -33/-25 deep freeze last week (wind chills -50/60), 45*F weekend, and now ice, snow, wind, and calling ...
by Rifleman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Article about Rem 81
Replies: 1
Views: 767

Re: Article about Rem 81

Good to see 'The Rifleman' including the 81 in the magazine. Was a double thrill issue as they also had an article about one of my favorite cartridges, the 250 Savage, shoot it in a top tang Ruger 77. Wish Remington had chambered the 81 in 250 Savage when they dropped their own 25 caliber or just ke...
by Rifleman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Special Firearm
Replies: 50
Views: 15329

Re: Special Firearm

Any updates 'Jack', curious about how you've gotten along with the 1900.
by Rifleman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Butt Pad Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 2793

Re: Butt Pad Replacement

Just as a update-several days ago I shot some rounds without the Limbsaver on my 81 300 Savage, then with it on, then off, then with it back on. Final thoughts-----Will shoot it from now on with the Limbsaver ON!!!! Big difference. One of the best accessories I've ever purchased for shootin! :D :D
by Rifleman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: disassembly video
Replies: 1
Views: 768

Re: disassembly video

Very good and informative video. I watched it multiple times in fixing my 81, learned a lot of how the 81 is put together and operates. Recommend it to any and all.
by Rifleman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Firsy attempt: not enough lubing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1813

Re: Firsy attempt: not enough lubing?

Well, I had to look up what a 'Tribologist' was, although I sort of suspected what it might be in the way 'greg' used it in his post. Guess according to what the definition states it is, I've been a amateur one for many years with my guns, vehicles, and the 19 years I was a heavy equipment operator ...
by Rifleman
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello new guy with a Model 81
Replies: 7
Views: 1441

Re: Hello new guy with a Model 81

Hello New Guy "Kyle M." from Ohio. According to Henwoods book on the 8/81's, your 81 according to the serial number was finalized in 1942. Being your firearm/barrel production code 'XK' shows a production of Dec/41, a late production may have moved it into '42 as Remington's serial number's for the ...
by Rifleman
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Model 8 Christmas (2018)!
Replies: 4
Views: 1215

Re: Merry Model 8 Christmas (2018)!

I 2nd the Merry Christmas to all and a Blessed New Year. Amen to your post 81police, high fives to ya for posting 'what the reason for the season is!' PTL! Enjoyed your pictures! Rifleman