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by Rifleman
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 22
Views: 220

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: 22
Views: 220

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: 448

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: 3226

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: 304

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: 448

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: 251

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: 3226

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: 1604

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: 233

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: 835

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: 470

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: 390

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
by Rifleman
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: when was sling swivel threaded hole added
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: when was sling swivel threaded hole added

According to Henwood in his book, page 58, he advises that "Beginning in October of 1920, the barrel jacket was drilled and tapped for a sling swivel; a plug screw being installed to fill the hole on those rifles ordered without swivels." Henwood further wrote that the drilled and tapped hole was ph...
by Rifleman
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Special Firearm
Replies: 50
Views: 3226

Re: Special Firearm

High Fives to ya Cam! Thanks for reminding me of that link. In my haste to learn all I could about the American versions, esp the Model 81, I never really read that link except to do a fast browse and look at the pictures. Wanting to read all I could about the 8/81 esp trouble shooting, maintenance,...
by Rifleman
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Special Firearm
Replies: 50
Views: 3226

Re: Special Firearm

Ah!!! The more I read Henwoods book, the more the answers to my own questions are answered. Read where the SN's on 1900's are under the receiver, also early Model 8's before the SN was moved to the left side of the receiver (didn't know that). Always learning. Anybody ever read any thing about how m...
by Rifleman
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Special Firearm
Replies: 50
Views: 3226

Re: Special Firearm

Jack: Thank you for your reply. Answered a lot. I never thought of the possibility that the numbered internals were recently installed, as I thought everything about the gun was original. Now as I think of it, you mentioned in your last post on your "721 Search" thread that the 721 you were searchin...
by Rifleman
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Butt Pad Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1604

Re: Butt Pad Replacement

I know this original post is nearing a year old, but hey, for anyone not previously seeing it, it can be new and/or needed information. I obtain a lot of info from old posts, especially for being a newbie/year old 81 owner and shooter. Anyway, reference Phyrbird's post on the Limbsaver slip-on recoi...
by Rifleman
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Special Firearm
Replies: 50
Views: 3226

Re: Special Firearm

You're right Jack, the tool on the 1900 section of the home page is the tool I saw some time ago and was referring to in my earlier post. Reference your posts on FN1900 serial number 721, being your Fraser custom 1900 has parts with the 721 serial number, does that mean that Fraser took parts from t...
by Rifleman
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Special Firearm
Replies: 50
Views: 3226

Re: Special Firearm

Thanks for the info on your post 81police ref the #3523. Interesting of the dual rifle 721 number. Ref Jacks posts/pictures, that take down tool is very interesting. Believe in my reading I saw a picture and description of one like that. Was that a tool the FN1900 rifles came with at the time, one o...
by Rifleman
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Special Firearm
Replies: 50
Views: 3226

Re: Special Firearm

"Wow" Jack, that is one nice shootin' iron. I'm not much for engraving unless it is tasteful as on that 1900. Guns that have every square inch of metal engraved are gaudy IMO, but this one is tasteful and down right beautiful. The wood is making me droll and shake, nice grain and color and the check...
by Rifleman
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: thegreatmodel8.net
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Re: thegreatmodel8.net

With my computer knowledge I "ain't ta" even go down those paths of confusion. :shock: :? :lol:
by Rifleman
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Special Firearm
Replies: 50
Views: 3226

Re: Special Firearm

OK!!! My appetite is wetted and need for more pictures and information is high.. Post More!!!!
by Rifleman
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: thegreatmodel8.net
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Re: thegreatmodel8.net

I didn't know there was a difference, ie thought both the .com and .net site differences were all one website (which I guess they sort of are). I keep the forum on my computer 'short cut', but hit the 'home' quite often and read and reread a lot of the information on the .net side. I've never seen a...
by Rifleman
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Trouble cycling
Replies: 1
Views: 461

Re: Trouble cycling

"Trouble cycling" as in how? Bolt stripping new round from magazine, chambering new round, ejecting brass. One or all three? Depending on the "trouble" narrows it down to cause. I'm fairly new to the 8/81 rifle, can understand some problems, but others here can really chime in on possibilities.
by Rifleman
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81
Replies: 16
Views: 2430

Re: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81

I just posted a question about lubing the 8/81's on LyingBastard's post about proper and needed lubing for the models. Indicated "I MAY" have found what my problem stemmed from. I disassembled my 81 over the weekend and believe I "MAY" have found what was causing the variety of problems I was having...
by Rifleman
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Firsy attempt: not enough lubing?
Replies: 5
Views: 835

Re: Firsy attempt: not enough lubing?

To all of you veteran/long time 8/81 shooters, what is the proper/needed lubing the 8/81 needs and likes. I've been shooting firearms since a wee lad of 15 back in the 60's, have shot and gunsmithed a variety of types and actions over the years. With the problems I've had with my 81 300 Savage (post...
by Rifleman
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81
Replies: 16
Views: 2430

Re: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81

Thank you for the info Phrybird. The stock screw on my rifle lines up 100% and reinstalling the screw goes very good. I'm hesitant in removing the trigger assembly or anything else until I can disassemble the barrel and see if all there is 'thumbs up'. With the barrel off the barrel moves back and f...
by Rifleman
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81
Replies: 16
Views: 2430

Re: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81

????? Until I get my barrel tool, anybody have ANY thoughts on what the problem could be, anyone heard of or had similar problems? Need assistance! Any thoughts, suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Phyrbird: In your comment reference taking the bolt out, if I'm reading it correct, your saying t...
by Rifleman
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Firsy attempt: not enough lubing?
Replies: 5
Views: 835

Re: Firsy attempt: not enough lubing?

I thought also that my bolt or the 'innards' in my 300 Savage Model 81 may be dry, needing some lube (if you've read the 'trials and tribulations' and 'woes' in my "First Time Shooting Problems" post). I took the barrel and stock off and using a needle oiler lubed where I could see that any metal to...
by Rifleman
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81
Replies: 16
Views: 2430

Re: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81

HELP. SOS. HELP. OK I was hoping that by removing the four plug screws that my troubles would be over. Nope!!! After removing the two back ones several rds failed to fire, bolt would fail to lock back after last shot causing a stovepipe. Removed the front two and fired 8 rds. Things went bad to wors...
by Rifleman
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81
Replies: 16
Views: 2430

Re: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81

It did cross my mind. Thought after seeing what the average GB price on the 81's usually go for it was a fair price. Not really in the hunt for another 81 right now, need to sort out the problems with the one I have. Except for the four scope mount holes mine has, mine has better wood and metal cond...
by Rifleman
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel Takedown Tools
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: Barrel Takedown Tools

OK, I think I may have answered one of my questions from the above post. You that are more knowledgeable will have to tell me if I'm on the right track. I viewed Bob's from CB other video on barrel takedown. This is the one where he uses his 'Pro-Tools' for disassembly. Watching it he first loosened...
by Rifleman
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel Takedown Tools
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: Barrel Takedown Tools

I was going to add about a tool made and sold by Robopump. Had seen it posted before with pictures and such, but couldn't find it. Alas, only a ways down on page one. It looks like a good tool for the purpose of taking off the barrel nut. Was wondering though, Bob from CB in his video showed and adv...
by Rifleman
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel Takedown Tools
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Barrel Takedown Tools

I know this has been posted and replied to some on the forum. I went to search and most, if not all of the replies and information is 2-4 years old. I've seen some of the tools made by forum members for the purpose of taking the bushings and such from the front of the barrel, but am wondering if any...
by Rifleman
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81
Replies: 16
Views: 2430

Re: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81

Good idea's (Rx)! Got home to late from gun show and travelin to do anything. Thanks for the suggestions. Looked at getting a box of 300 Savage ammo. Number of table's had some older fodder ($33-35 for 20 rds-same at a Fleet Farm store for new). It wouldn't cause me any financial drain, but at $1.65...
by Rifleman
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81
Replies: 16
Views: 2430

Re: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81

chas1949-Good thought, checked mine. Using a proper to fit screw driver, I couldn't turn it either way. Have to soak it with a little Kroil and see if it is as tight as it should be or age has set the screw some. Assume if previous owner had no problems with the main and trigger spring not tight eno...
by Rifleman
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81
Replies: 16
Views: 2430

Re: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81

81 police: Thought of that, but getting any 300 Savage ammo in my area is pretty much null and void. Will have to order on line to get it. I've looked in area stores and gun shops, in fact since getting the rifle haven't seen any at gun shows. Going to one this weekend in Rochester, Minn. It's a sho...
by Rifleman
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81
Replies: 16
Views: 2430

First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81

Hello to Forum: This past winter I bought a Rem 81 300 Savage caliber rifle. Very good shape, seller said he hadn't experienced any problems with the rifle.. Has been a busy summer and about a week ago I finally got around to shooting it. After buying rifle, I bought a set of die's, brass, and sever...
by Rifleman
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New from Iowa
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

New from Iowa

Hello from Iowa. Just bought my first Remington 81 in 300 Savage. Just getting order up for reloading dies, brass, bullets as 300 Savage is a new caliber to me. Have been a fan and admirer of the 8/81's since the mid 60's as a kid looking at the ads in Outdoor Life, Sports Afield, etc of the hunters...