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by Rifleman
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Mod 8 recoil spring dimensions
Replies: 1
Views: 280

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: 1002

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: 483

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: 483

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: 3516

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: 6
Views: 534

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: 6
Views: 534

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: 1002

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: 1002

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: 1002

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: 1002

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: 608

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: 1002

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: 3516

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: 3247

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: 12
Views: 554

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: 3247

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: 3247

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: 1172

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: 5356

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: 687

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: 1172

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: 483

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: 5356

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: 2051

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: 512

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: 1265

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: 847

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: 745

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: 675

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: 5356

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: 5356

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: 5356

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: 2051

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: 5356

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: 5356

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: 5356

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: 9
Views: 1623

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: 5356

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: 9
Views: 1623

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: 703

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: 18
Views: 3516

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: 1265

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: 18
Views: 3516

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: 18
Views: 3516

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: 1265

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: 18
Views: 3516

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: 18
Views: 3516

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: 997

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: 997

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...