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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: 407

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: 221

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: 221

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: 5011

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: 209

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: 1149

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: 1547

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: 971

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: 997

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: 1605

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: 1577

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: 1253

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: 2063

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: 1508

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: 1542

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: 3061

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: 3061

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: 1985

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: 1654

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: 7374

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: 1654

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: 7374

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: 4080

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: 1886

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: 1886

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: 1286

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: 2668

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: 2668

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: 2668

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: 4080

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: 3664

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: 4080

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: 18
Views: 3837

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: 18
Views: 3837

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: 1910

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: 3655

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: 3623

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: 3623

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: 15629

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: 3400

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: 15629

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: 3882

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: 3400

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: 1058

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: 3396

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: 2010

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: 2010

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: 6853

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: 3969

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: 3969

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...