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by Rifleman
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Mod 8 .30 Rem: Hard to insert rounds in magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 1299

Re: Mod 8 .30 Rem: Hard to insert rounds in magazine

Not sure whether you are talking about inserting into chamber or into magazine but here's some info fwiw. I saw an article addressing the difficulty loading the magazines of model 8's, Here's the suggested technique that I found to work. Instead of pushing cartridges down into the mag parallel to b...
by Rifleman
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: New Member

Welcome 'fechnerj'!!! You are extremely fortunate to inherit a 25 caliber Model 8. Alot of 8/81 collectors and shooters spend alot of years trying to add one to their stable. A rarer caliber to find and can be a pricey one!!! Lucky guy!!! Rifleman
by Rifleman
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Remington 8/81 'Cannibalizers' '!
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: Remington 8/81 'Cannibalizers' '!

Sorry, I don't. Looked at Numrich Parts, they're out of stock.
by Rifleman
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Everyone out to pasture?
Replies: 21
Views: 239

Re: Everyone out to pasture?

Been there before. Was sitting castin for a spell several years ago, so I stood up to stretch a bit. Had a 'convenience' style coffee mug close by, grabbed it to take a drink. I don't like drinking from those things with the lid on through the little oval hole, always take it off to consume. Anyway,...
by Rifleman
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Remington 8/81 'Cannibalizers' '!
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: Remington 8/81 'Cannibalizers' '!

Hear what yer saying about scarce parts and no longer made ones. If a junker rifle with bad bore, poor rusted exterior, basically a beat up 8/81 is the case, see no problem. But to take a nice looking functional rifle and scrap it is another. I've searched the internet alot for 8/81 parts (and other...
by Rifleman
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Remington 8/81 'Cannibalizers' '!
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Remington 8/81 'Cannibalizers' '!

Always curious about something and that's when ya see 8/81 parts on eBay and other such selling/buying sites if any of ya have ever known some of those sellers buying 8/81's and tearing them down and selling the parts individually? As far as I'm concerned that's among the lowest of the low. Case in ...
by Rifleman
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 Magazine Spring broke when rifle fired
Replies: 9
Views: 85

Re: Model 8 Magazine Spring broke when rifle fired

PLEASE never use anything other than 35 REMINGTON ammunition in your gun! Your Model 8 is designed to use the chambering that is stamped on the barrel. 35 Whelen is not equal to 35 Remington, they are totally different dimensions. WHAT Hibby83 said!!!!!! Question: will the Whelan .35 cal. ammo fit ...
by Rifleman
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Everyone out to pasture?
Replies: 21
Views: 239

Re: Everyone out to pasture?

My brother and I have a Model 8 C .35 that was Dad's so we grew up with one of these rifles. We went to a gun show about 10 years ago and came home with an 81 in .300 Savage, then another.300, an 81 in .35, an 8 in .25, .30 and another .30. Nice collection 'kenhwind'! I grew up with nothing but a H...
by Rifleman
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Serial number 20
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Serial number 20

Maybe some inspector/assembler initials or ID number. Maybe some previous owners initials/code. Once upon a time I used to take wooden grips off of any handgun I bought or the butt plate on long guns and use a wood burner to carve my initials and a specific number in the wood for ID purposes, not re...
by Rifleman
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Everyone out to pasture?
Replies: 21
Views: 239

Re: Everyone out to pasture?

Howdy Wildgoose! Nice lookin pair of 300 Savages. Like your deer hunt picture. In my state (Iowa) its a muzzle loader, shotgun, bow deer hunt state. A few years ago they opened it up to large bore straight wall handgun cartridges only that can be used either with handgun or rifle. A few straight wal...
by Rifleman
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Serial number 20
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Serial number 20

Nice buy. I did see that one on GB. Over the last 3 months or so there has been some nice ones show up there. Not having anything that is chambered in 35 Rem and I've promised myself I wasn't going to buy anything chambered in a caliber other than what I had (didn't want to go out and buy new dies, ...
by Rifleman
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 250 Savage/300 Savage Brass
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: 250 Savage/300 Savage Brass

For what it's worth, Cabela's is still selling Rem 250 Savage brass for $29.95, free shipping on orders over $50.00 as of this date, 10/17/20.
by Rifleman
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Everyone out to pasture?
Replies: 21
Views: 239

Re: Everyone out to pasture?

OK, probably be a meeting in the dark of night to get rid of me, advise Cam "Get rid of that guy, he's a trouble maker", haha Rifleman no worries that's not going to happen! Bottom line however, this website is a VERY niche site. How many websites out there are solely dedicated to relatively obscur...
by Rifleman
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Everyone out to pasture?
Replies: 21
Views: 239

Everyone out to pasture?

WOW, this forum is next to dead anymore. I haven't been a member that long, but when I did join there was some information and sharing of posts and idea's. Anymore there is just the occasional post about a new 8/81, a technical question that may go unanswered or when it does 3-7 days after posting t...
by Rifleman
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 250 Savage/300 Savage Brass
Replies: 1
Views: 149

250 Savage/300 Savage Brass

In case any one is looking for 250 or 300 Savage brass Cabela's has Remington new 50 rds for $29.95. Orders over $50 get free FedEx Shipping. Brownell's has new Hornady 300 Savage 50 rds for $29.99. Free ship with Code L6S or Code RSA on 10% off orders over $99.00. These were prices as of 11:49 PM C...
by Rifleman
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Current 8 & 81 Prices
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Current 8 & 81 Prices

Now that's an idea, chances slim and none that I'll ever do it. :)
by Rifleman
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Current 8 & 81 Prices
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Current 8 & 81 Prices

Yep, one of those states. I was just down to probably one of the biggest gunshows in Iowa that is held 6-7 times a year in Des Moines this last weekend. Not one Rem 8/81 and only three Sav 99's. Two of them were pretty beat, the other was $$$$ due to the fact it was in good shape for a 90 year old 9...
by Rifleman
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Current 8 & 81 Prices
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Current 8 & 81 Prices

No bottleneck (high power) rifle cartridges allowed. Other than bow and muzzleloader rifle, the DNR only allows certain straightwall cartridges for hunting deer such as 44 Magnum, 45/70, and a few others. Up until not to long ago other than bow/muzzzleloader the only legal means was by the use of sh...
by Rifleman
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Current 8 & 81 Prices
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Current 8 & 81 Prices

In my state (Iowa) at gunshows I do go to, they are rarely seen, so I get most of my prices off GB and Guns International. I bought both of my 81's off of GB. For the most part it seems to me that 8/81 prices have climbed around $100-150 in the last year. It seems also that prices on guns internatio...
by Rifleman
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: What are barrel and barrel nut thread sizes ?
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Re: What are barrel and barrel nut thread sizes ?

Well.... my gunsmith was able to mount the barrel in his lathe, centered it up on the bore axis and re-turned the barrel threads. He said the setting that he had to use to chase the threads was 17/32" - 24 tpi. Now the barrel nut threads back onto the barrel easily... and I've now reassembled the b...
by Rifleman
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: What are barrel and barrel nut thread sizes ?
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Re: What are barrel and barrel nut thread sizes (1/2"-24?)

Yes... reinstalling the barrel in the shroud assembly and getting the little washer nub to line up with the groove in the barrel thread used to give me fits. Then I started marking the end of the muzzle with a black Sharpie indicating where the groove is and then I can easily rotate the barrel to l...
by Rifleman
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Failure of bolt to lock open after last round?
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: Failure of bolt to lock open after last round?

Can't say if this could be your problem CGU', but when my first Mod 81 300 Savage was giving me more headaches than a noisy neighbor, ie. failure to eject, failure to lock after last round, improper ejection, most of my problem had to do with a warped and damaged Bolt carrier latch spring and a dama...
by Rifleman
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Spanner wrench
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: Spanner wrench

Yes Rob, good to see ya postin. Wish the forum was more active. Have got a lot of mileage out of the tool I purchased from you. Works so slick I almost want to disassemble the barrel and sleeve every time I clean the bore. Take care. Rifleman
by Rifleman
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Spanner wrench
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: Spanner wrench

Welcome Craiger: 10-4 on what 81 Police posted. Also several members make them and offer for sale. I've seen offers for sale of tools for the 8/81 barrel takedown on other forums and ebay also, some are pretty pricey. I bought a tool from a member of this forum several years ago that works like a ch...
by Rifleman
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 35Rem with 300Savage barrel assembly.
Replies: 10
Views: 5566

Re: Model 81 35Rem with 300Savage barrel assembly.

Noticed that the original OP post dates back to 2017, all I'd say about that post is 'leave well enough alone'. Wonder if the OP ever did the conversion? '48Model81'--In reference to your question to the extractor being marked '35', both the Rem 81 35 Rem and 300 Savage extractors are marked '35'. I...
by Rifleman
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: NOS Buffer spring
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: NOS Buffer spring

Fred wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:54 am
Could be NOS, but it shouldn't matter. For what it's worth, my 1947 buffer spring's ends also do not not touch adjacent coils. Let us know how it works.
Ref spring ends: So are both of my mid-late1940 era 81 buffer spring ends not touching adjacent coils.
by Rifleman
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member with a model 8
Replies: 4
Views: 1390

Re: New Member with a model 8

Welcome---Love the 8/81 Models, have two 81's, both 300 Savage. Like them for their historical history and lore. Have the same love affair for Savage 99's. They were both rifles used in a lot of the old gun and hunting magazines I looked at growing up-dreaming of hunting deer, moose, or elk in the g...
by Rifleman
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Loading the Model 81 .300 Savage caliber
Replies: 5
Views: 1842

Re: Loading the Model 81 .300 Savage caliber

GTopp: Right on what 81police posted. I've read here on the forum of many guys having problems with their 8/81 magazines only to find the spring was installed incorrectly at some time by a previous owner or themselves. Will work only one way. Besides the video's on the home page, an excellent video ...
by Rifleman
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: stuck cam pin
Replies: 3
Views: 1174

Re: stuck cam pin

Both of my 81's had everything from oil soaked dirt, weed seeds, bits of grass/leaves, power residue, you name it in the actions. If you haven't already done so, get or make proper tools to tear apart the barrel/barrel jacket assembly. If you haven't done so, you'll find a lot of crud and debris in ...
by Rifleman
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: NRA-American Rifleman Model 8
Replies: 1
Views: 1144

NRA-American Rifleman Model 8

Just received my February 2020 issue of NRA's magazine, 'The American Rifleman'. Pages 38-39, 'The Centerfold' of the issue has the Goodwin painting of 'A Grizzly Surprise' as its content. It's the one with a hunter armed with a Model 8 still half in his bedroll being surprised by a teed off 'Griz'....
by Rifleman
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: FBI Model 81 w/ issues
Replies: 5
Views: 1886

Re: FBI Model 81 w/ issues

2nd's to 81 Police and Hibby83 in regards to a little heat and soaking in pent oil. On one of my 81's in attempting to get the barrel jacket off the barrel nut and especially the barrel jacket bushing were so tight I thought they may never come loose. After soaking them in Kroil pent oil for 2-3 day...
by Rifleman
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: My Dad, a Marine w/ 3 Purple Hearts...
Replies: 4
Views: 1777

Re: My Dad, a Marine w/ 3 Purple Hearts...

Interesting video Cam, a salute and gratitude to your Dad, thank him for his service for me. Only those that were there and in any combat know how it truly is. Look forward to parts II and III. God Bless and be with our men and women in uniform.
by Rifleman
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello From the U.P. Of Michigan
Replies: 3
Views: 1441

Re: Hello From the U.P. Of Michigan

Welcome Northup87--Look forward to seeing the results. I bought my 2nd Model 81 300 Savage from a guy in the UP-enjoyed talking with him via telephone prior to buying it. Love looking a pictures of your area!
by Rifleman
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Model 8 Christmas 2019!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2395

Re: Merry Model 8 Christmas 2019!!!

Fun pictures!! The one with the kids daring the other one to stick his tongue on a cold barrel reminds me of back in elementary school probably 1957-58, saw a kid do that on a dare. Tongue froze to a pipe of some kind, teacher brought warm water out and poured on kids tongue. We all got reprimanded....
by Rifleman
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Mannlicher esque
Replies: 6
Views: 1832

Re: Mannlicher esque

WOW! That is different, interesting, not 'my cup of tea' either, but interesting. If you can, post what it sells for if sold. Thanks
by Rifleman
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 5
Views: 1830

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

A Happy and Blessed one to you also Roger--and to all the forum members and readers.
From 'another' Roger from Iowa!! :)
by Rifleman
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: new model 81 owner, general ?'s
Replies: 10
Views: 3727

Re: new model 81 owner, general ?'s

I'm not sure what Bandersnatch meant in his first answer "5 is right out." It's a Monty Python joke. :lol: :lol: :D I sat reading that trying to figure out the significance, left, then came back and still was puzzled. LOL-Never was into Monty Python. Think I maybe only watched several short segment...
by Rifleman
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: new model 81 owner, general ?'s
Replies: 10
Views: 3727

Re: new model 81 owner, general ?'s

Here's my 2 cents: 1) I always load five rounds in both of my post war 300 Savage 81's. Release the bolt, 1 in chamber, four in magazine. It's not recommended to slip one in chamber, load five in magazine, and try to release bolt without it stripping another round. In fact I don't think it would be ...
by Rifleman
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Scope or not?
Replies: 3
Views: 2180

Re: Scope or not?

Nice rifle like that, that is pure from any alterations, I'd leave as be unless you don't care about the collectability of it. Hate seeing these old rifles with holes drilled in receivers. Once drilled, ya gotta live with it. Police 81's idea if it works for ya is a good one. Years ago, I bought a H...
by Rifleman
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Just got outbid at local estate auction
Replies: 4
Views: 1858

Re: Just got outbid at local estate auction

While I'm no expert on Savage 99's, I've been reading up for around three years on the history and have only had mine for a year. Reference whether it is factory tapped for scope rings or not, if your rifle has 'Savage Model 99' rolled on top of the receiver ring and has holes tapped into the roll m...
by Rifleman
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: FBI Model 81
Replies: 19
Views: 9872

Re: FBI Model 81

Wow! Pictures show it to be in great shape. Na, I'd better keep that .410-something for grandsons to shoot. :D Ifin I'd trade ya, I'd have to go out and buy new dies, brass, and other caliber needs. Something I always tell myself for a reason not to buy a firearm in a caliber I don't already load fo...
by Rifleman
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Just got outbid at local estate auction
Replies: 4
Views: 1858

Re: Just got outbid at local estate auction

The 99's are a great rifle. I have one also in 250/3000 (1929 take down) all original. Your right about the tapping of the receiver, unless it is one of the factory tapped models, the recoil pad also decreases value if any wood was taken off to get a certain length of pull. If the rifle was in good ...
by Rifleman
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: FBI Model 81
Replies: 19
Views: 9872

Re: FBI Model 81

WOW, finally a new post! Thought maybe everyone had given up on the forum. Nice gun, have yet to see a FBI model or any other 8/81 model other than standard ones in person. Nice rifle to get, you plan on shooting? I misread your post at first and thought you indicated you had won the 81 possibly at ...
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: 4600

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: 2129

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: 2129

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: 1434

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: 2919

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: 2919

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: 2919

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...