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by Rifleman
Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: My first and I hope my last "Frankengun" (in .250-3000 Savage)
Replies: 17
Views: 816

Re: My first and I hope my last "Frankengun" (in .250-3000 Savage)

At 50 yards, I'd say it's a pretty good shooter with a group like that, esp if you discount the upper left flyer. The 8/81 rifles "ain't" 1" and less MOA rifles, even with a scope on them in most cases. They were made for huntin' and huntin rifles they are, although not being able to hunt deer or ot...
by Rifleman
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: My first and I hope my last "Frankengun" (in .250-3000 Savage)
Replies: 17
Views: 816

Re: My first and I hope my last "Frankengun" (in .250-3000 Savage)

Interesting conversion!!! I really like the 250 Savage (250/3000) caliber. Have two Savage 99's and a Ruger 77 bolt gun in 250 and love the caliber. I to wonder why Remington didn't offer the 8/81 in 250, think it is a better option than the 25 Remington. On a Savage firearm forum there was a discus...
by Rifleman
Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: .32 Rem brass at Grafs HEADS UP!
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: .32 Rem brass at Grafs HEADS UP!

At one time Jamison Brass made various calibers of rifle brass for Graff's, then sometime later read that through a 'buy and sell' some outfit by the name of Captech took over Jamison and produced brass. Around four years back I bought a Krag 30/40 rifle and bought some brass from Graffs, headstampe...
by Rifleman
Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: .300 Savage forming from .308win
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: .300 Savage forming from .308win

I've always read and understood that if a person reloads brass of military calibers, that the internal case capacity of ammo designed for and used for military or designated as military grade has less internal case capacity than commercial ammo. That would include some of the popular rounds such as ...
by Rifleman
Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Barrel lock and Barrel lock spring
Replies: 6
Views: 645

Re: Barrel lock and Barrel lock spring

High Fives to ya Hcompton79 for posting that video link. As others have said, one of the best (if not thee best) animation's of a 8/81 action in operation. Wish I had seen this also when I first started shooting my first 81. As much as I scoured the web looking for 8/81 how to and any and all info o...
by Rifleman
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 30 REM ammo crate
Replies: 10
Views: 892

Re: 30 REM ammo crate

Ditto's on that. I have two 81's in 300 Savage, would like to get a nice one in 35 Remington, but buying any 8/81 in any other caliber is a NO with me due to rare availability and price of ammo and brass. I would buy any of the other calibers if the rifle was in nice shape and not over priced and re...
by Rifleman
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: .300 Savage forming from .308win
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: .300 Savage forming from .308win

Reference reforming .308 brass to 300 Savage, I did so a while back as .308 brass either new or used is more common and cheaper than 300 Savage. Resized some once fired Hornady using a set of Redding 300 Savage dies, full length resize. I use a RCBS Rockchucker press, so it had enough leverage and s...
by Rifleman
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Tangs screws
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: Tangs screws

I did notice the unusual non-screw and metal damage viewing the gun on GB while it was still listed. Thought it strange at the time but forgot about it until you posted Trepang. Still have the GB listing on my "Ended Watch List", went back and took a look at it. Agree with other posts that possibly ...
by Rifleman
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Remington's Models 14 and 141
Replies: 8
Views: 1143

Re: Remington's Models 14 and 141

I’ve been watching GB too lately. I’ve been itching for a 14/141 in .30 Rem. There was a nice 14 in 25 recently, but didn’t want invest in getting another caliber loaded. I already reload for 20 other calibers! Due to budgetary constraints, I usually look for shooter grade rifles. As long as they h...
by Rifleman
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Remington's Models 14 and 141
Replies: 8
Views: 1143

Re: Remington's Models 14 and 141

Well, I've been looking at a few 14's and 114's on GB and GI. Did bid, make offers on several, but as with 8/81's, Savage 99's, and a multitude of firearms in the last few months, sellers are IMO asking to much for starting prices and buyers (most with only a few buys to their credit) are bidding th...
by Rifleman
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Draken says hi
Replies: 5
Views: 818

Re: Draken says hi

Howdy Draken--Welcome to the forum from Iowa.
by Rifleman
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member
Replies: 4
Views: 538

Re: New Member

Hello GEORGEC--Welcome to the forum from Iowa.
by Rifleman
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Oklahoma!
Replies: 8
Views: 1033

Re: Hello from Oklahoma!

Welcome from Iowa.
by Rifleman
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Scout mount
Replies: 14
Views: 2347

Re: Scout mount

As soon as it warms up a little I will take it out again. I bought a Lead Sled. Jim A great and wonderful butt pad to lessen recoil without using a 'lead sled' are 'Limb Saver' brand slip on pads. They are a quality item, around $30 on the average, but really tame recoil to the shoulder. Great prod...
by Rifleman
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 598

2021

A Blessed and Happy New Year to all! :D
by Rifleman
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nice looking .35 Model 8 on GB. 1 day left, @ $800 now
Replies: 12
Views: 1501

Re: Nice looking .35 Model 8 on GB. 1 day left, @ $800 now

On the homepage of this website, click on "The grades of the Model 8 and 81" and you will be able to see what factory checkering of a B grade 81 would look like. Lots of good photos to see the subtle differences, (and not so subtle). Amen to MinnesotaDan's post. Also check any books with 8/81 pictu...
by Rifleman
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 Action Spring
Replies: 6
Views: 838

Re: Model 8 Action Spring

jack1653 wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:58 pm
I have number 59 which is a first day production in 1906 and it has a spring tube.
Regards,

jack1653
Well that answers that 100% plus, can't get much earlier than "first day production"! :D Thank you 'jack'. :D
by Rifleman
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 Action Spring
Replies: 6
Views: 838

Re: Model 8 Action Spring

OK-Got curious about the video. I'll admit I hadn't watched the video for some time. All I could remember was when the guy in the video separated the stock and receiver, the action spring really popped out and there wasn't a action spring tube on the receiver. I remember when the video guy reassembl...
by Rifleman
Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 Action Spring
Replies: 6
Views: 838

Re: Model 8 Action Spring

:shock: Must be the 'stump' question of the month, guess no one knows!
by Rifleman
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Sheriffs Department Model 81 with 15 round magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Re: Sheriffs Department Model 81 with 15 round magazine

Those 81's always bring high dollar $$$$$+ on GunBroker (and other sites). Have seen many of the 'bid' timing date/hour come and go with no bids. The sellers will relist many times with no bids. Sometimes the cycle will repeat itself quite a few times until a buyer buys it or the seller just quits l...
by Rifleman
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 Action Spring
Replies: 6
Views: 838

Model 8 Action Spring

A few years back I was watching a Utube video made by a guy called Mixup98. Video labeled 'Remington Model 8 Semi-Auto Rifle-How to Disassemble'. Very good video, learned alot about the 8/81 watching it umpteen times when I was having cycling problems with my first 300 Savage 81. The problems I had ...
by Rifleman
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: A Young Gun
Replies: 6
Views: 1243

Re: A Young Gun

Cute little 8/81 fan!!! :)
by Rifleman
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Repair date vs manufacture date - Please help
Replies: 4
Views: 771

Re: Repair date vs manufacture date - Please help

Trepang: According to Henwood in his Rem 8/81 book on Model 8 exterior markings, the 'trefoil' (sort of a three leaf pattern) on the trigger plate and just above it on the receiver, another 'trefoil', are the fitters stamps. The circled N above the serial number is the assemblers mark. In Henwoods b...
by Rifleman
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nice looking .35 Model 8 on GB. 1 day left, @ $800 now
Replies: 12
Views: 1501

Re: Nice looking .35 Model 8 on GB. 1 day left, @ $800 now

Double/triple WOW!!!!! I watch 8 and 81's for sale on GB and Guns International. Put alot of them on a watch list to see how they sell and what for. Bid on a few once in a while. Would like a nice one in 35 Remington one of these days for "just cause". Anyway I've noticed as many of you probably hav...
by Rifleman
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ** Merry Model 8 Christmas 2020 **
Replies: 10
Views: 1244

Re: ** Merry Model 8 Christmas 2020 **

Merry and Blessed Christmas to you also Cam and to all forum members and readers.
Like the pictures-should've had a 8/81 plastic gun as a kid. Amen to the Bible verse for the "Reason for the Season"! :)
by Rifleman
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Picked up 1922 .35Cal Model 8 today
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Re: Picked up 1922 .35Cal Model 8 today

I'll PM ya the video info today, ya should have it before the sun sets. The stampings you see on the bottom of your receiver and trigger assembly are "Assemblers and Fitters" stampings from what I've read here on the forum and reading John Henwoods great book 'The Great Remington 8 and 81'.Great inf...
by Rifleman
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Picked up 1922 .35Cal Model 8 today
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Re: Picked up 1922 .35Cal Model 8 today

I'll try to get the video's PM's to ya ASP! I'll just have to type the video info to ya vs having a click on link. Doin that is way past my pay grade/computer skills. Need to figure it out sometime how to do. When your rifle was on GB, I could see what appeared to be a date code on the left side, bu...
by Rifleman
Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Picked up 1922 .35Cal Model 8 today
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Re: Picked up 1922 .35Cal Model 8 today

Nice lookin Model 8 Trepang. When I was looking at it on GB I noticed the seller had in his heading it was a 1920 DOB, but in his description he had it was a 1922 production. I checked the serial number from the picture he supplied and saw it was a 1922 birth date. That is one of the nicest Model 8'...
by Rifleman
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: New Old Stock 81 Forearm *WOW*
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: New Old Stock 81 Forearm *WOW*

I'll 3rd the WOW! Nice find-is that something you obtained or didja get the pic from somewhere? Be worth its weight in gold to someone with a severely damaged forearm, although it might be worth more left as is. See forearms pop up on ebay and such once in a while, although used. Items like that pos...
by Rifleman
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Remington's Models 14 and 141
Replies: 8
Views: 1143

Re: Remington's Models 14 and 141

Read that due to the 14/141 magazine construction that spire pointed bullets could be used without fear of recoil ignited primers, but that the majority of shooters of those two guns fired RN ammo for the most part. Would not mind having one in 25 Remington for the type of shooting I do with my 81's...
by Rifleman
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Remington's Models 14 and 141
Replies: 8
Views: 1143

Remington's Models 14 and 141

They "ain't" 8's or 81's, but have any of you had any experience with Remington's Models 14 and 141? Remington's early pump versions are cousin's of the 8 and 81, firing the same calibers, being manufactured during the 8 and 81 hey-days before both models were dropped for the 740 auto and 760 pump. ...
by Rifleman
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Hunting in the Adirondacks
Replies: 14
Views: 8499

Re: Hunting in the Adirondacks

Revisited this thread again tonight. Was interesting to read again and view the pictures. Ah---to be able to hunt with those guys back in the thirties for a couple of days!!!! A big reason we love our Rem 8 & 81 rifles is nostalgia for simpler and, IMO, better times. Pics of hunting camps back in th...
by Rifleman
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New Member- New to me Model 8. Please tell me what I bought here
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Re: New Member- New to me Model 8. Please tell me what I bought here

Ah, so you got that one. Had been looking at it for a while, had it on on my watch list. Have contemplated getting a 81 in 35 Rem for a while, bid on a few, but didn't go all the way with them. Saw your Model 8 and thought it was in pretty nice shape for a Rem 8 of that age, was watching it for seve...
by Rifleman
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New here from Southern Maryland
Replies: 5
Views: 812

Re: New here from Southern Maryland

Welcome from Iowa. Thank you for your service. I don't know if I could have spent the time you sub sailors spent under the water. I start to go nuts if in the house for a couple of days. Wait to you crowd out a safe, buy another, and then need another. A pleasant vice IMO! :D
by Rifleman
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: new member
Replies: 1
Views: 397

Re: new member

Howdy from Iowa. The 8/81's are a interesting and fun rifle to shoot.
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: 1958

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: 7
Views: 1456

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: 863

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: 22
Views: 2704

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: 863

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: 863

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: 1258

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: 22
Views: 2704

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: 2327

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: 22
Views: 2704

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: 2327

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: 646

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: 22
Views: 2704

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: 22
Views: 2704

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: 646

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...