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by Rifleman
Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: What am I missing here? Model 8 on GB
Replies: 14
Views: 721

Re: What am I missing here? Model 8 on GB

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/902546907 Why do you suppose this one seems to be going thru the roof? I dont get it. I totally agree. I sure would not pay that much for that rifle, but to each his own. I just do not find that variant to be that interesting. Why are 8/81's "going thru the roof"? Sam...
by Rifleman
Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Swiss cheese anyone??
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Re: Swiss cheese anyone??

Good grief!!! How can anyone be that indecisive on what type of optic mount they're going to use?
by Rifleman
Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Swiss cheese anyone??
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Re: Swiss cheese anyone??

I really hate to see these purchased solely as a source for parts. That being said this one definitely is a parts gun. Hear ya there. I'm afraid to say to many have fallen to that. Model 8/81 'rapers' are buying 8/81's, tearing them apart, and selling the parts for over priced values to reap more o...
by Rifleman
Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel sticking to the rear after firing (SOLVED !)
Replies: 16
Views: 2938

Re: Barrel sticking to the rear after firing (SOLVED !)

Hey "cantgrowup"----how is the Model 8 working since your last post with your homemade wooden buffer? I reached out to the 'old time and knowledgeable' gunsmith that I advised you about in my area and he said that was a new one on him. Checked with another 'old time' website gunsmith that posted alo...
by Rifleman
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Interesting SN on this model 8...
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: Interesting SN on this model 8...

This thing might still shoot ok. It appears to have been rode hard and put away wet. The restamped number is a red flag for me. Definitely not for me, although the 35 Remington barrel is probably worth something. The peep sight may be worth something also. Just the ramblings of a retired old man. R...
by Rifleman
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: .25 Rem, Graf brass
Replies: 4
Views: 1311

Re: .25 Rem, Graf brass

Can't say 100% with accuracy, but when this same sort of question of where Graff's get there brass made, back in March when the question of the origin of Graffs 32 Remington brass came up (thread is a few down from this one), I advised what Graffs told me when I asked them who makes their 30/40 Krag...
by Rifleman
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: D Grade Model 8
Replies: 11
Views: 1797

Re: D Grade Model 8

Great shooting, two thumbs up!!!! :)
by Rifleman
Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Parts find
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Re: Parts find

Seemed interesting that the parts ya got were as though a person dissembled a 8/81. None of the parts repeat themselves as far as I see. My FFL guy is approaching 80, runs a old time gun shop that is real homey. Easy chairs, table in one corner where almost every day you can find up to 6-8 BS'ers si...
by Rifleman
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: D Grade Model 8
Replies: 11
Views: 1797

Re: D Grade Model 8

Hey Sarge756-----Hope I didn't appear to sound bad on my last post, if so, I apologize. Just curious what the price would be, figured it would be up in the higher realms, but probably not as much ifin the stock and receiver hadn't been messed with. Good luck on getting whatever you hope to get. Like...
by Rifleman
Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Parts find
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Re: Parts find

Yes indeed it is a "jackpot" and a "good haul"!!!!! Appears you have most of the major action working parts minus the trigger assembly, bolt, and assorted springs. Wonder what caliber the buffer spring and the barrel/shroud nuts are for? Wonder also if the parts were cannibalized from some rifle wit...
by Rifleman
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: stripper clips
Replies: 14
Views: 7566

Re: stripper clips

7.62x51 is so much bigger than 25/30/32 Rem I can't believe a M-14 clip would work. The plastic ones mentioned are for the 23,30, and 32 calibers. Use of a M14 clip refers to use for 300 and 35. Like Robopump mentioned in a earlier posting, loading with those clips is a PITA, I to can load faster b...
by Rifleman
Mon May 31, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: D Grade Model 8
Replies: 11
Views: 1797

Re: D Grade Model 8

What are you asking for it? Asking price makes for alot of whether a person wants to send time inquiring about it. While not a real big fan of engraved metal on rifles, yours is tasteful and I wouldn't have a problem with having one with that amount of engraving. Have no interest in firearms with en...
by Rifleman
Mon May 31, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: stripper clips
Replies: 14
Views: 7566

Re: stripper clips

https://cogburnarsenal.com/product/remington-model-8-81-stripper-clips/ Any 'track' record on how well these work? Wonder why they can't duplicate clips for the 300 and 35? For what I know about the process, the 3D printing/duplication process can recreate most things. If they were able to do the o...
by Rifleman
Mon May 24, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: First range trip with 108 year old .25 Remington!
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Re: First range trip with 108 year old .25 Remington!

One of my 81's barrel nut's and such was so tight I thought too I'd never get it apart. Soaked it for three days with Kroil (maybe the best nut buster lube out there) and used a hair dryer on high. Kept at it on the third day. Really leaned into the takedown tool to put alot of pressure on it. All o...
by Rifleman
Mon May 24, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Wood Spacer
Replies: 27
Views: 16584

Re: Wood Spacer

This is an oddity and mystery. I've scoured Henwoods book and several sites on the web and 'nothing' shows up about the wooden spring replacement and/or metal spacer/washers. I've looked at part schematics and listings from 'the day' and they all show a metal buffer spring. Gotta be something somewh...
by Rifleman
Sun May 23, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel sticking to the rear after firing (SOLVED !)
Replies: 16
Views: 2938

Re: Barrel sticking to the rear after firing

Reference the link by Hibby83-------- Well I'll Be.......!!!!!! First I've ever heard of read of this. Course I've only been reading and shooting two 81's in the last 3-4 years, but have never seen or heard, not even in Henwoods book of the wooden plugs substituting for the metal recoil springs. I'v...
by Rifleman
Sun May 23, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Navy Model 8? 1931?
Replies: 5
Views: 1413

Re: Navy Model 8? 1931?

We'll I'll Be!!!!!!! Reference to any Model 8 or 81 designated to be a 'Navy Model', while looking through Henwoods book on another matter, I ran across on page 117 a short heading titled 'The U.S. Navy Model 81's'. Not much info other than around 1944 100 Model 81's in 300 Savage and Remington 35 w...
by Rifleman
Sun May 23, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB: .25 Rem buffer spring and spacer washer
Replies: 4
Views: 1309

Re: WTB: .25 Rem buffer spring and spacer washer

Hey CGU', I posted in your posting in the 'Matainence' section again this time in reference to the 'spacer washer' and wooden plug also. My guess is that the guy who did the wood plug, put that washer in there so as the wood plug, buffer spring 'wanna-be' would hold up to the recoil as without the s...
by Rifleman
Sun May 23, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel sticking to the rear after firing (SOLVED !)
Replies: 16
Views: 2938

Re: Barrel sticking to the rear after firing

OK, Was, maybe still slightly confused. In your pics of your stripped barrel assembly and post you mentioned looking for the buffer spring and 'spacer washer'. I forgot to ask aboout it in my previous post. I see several have posted in your 'Wanted' post about the buffer spring and 'spacer washer'. ...
by Rifleman
Sun May 23, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel sticking to the rear after firing (SOLVED !)
Replies: 16
Views: 2938

Re: Barrel sticking to the rear after firing

Looking at your picture from the "Wanted" section of your Model 8 it looks like that round piece of wood while a short term partial solution to not having the proper spring has been taking a real beating for a while. It was an ingenious solution, but not totally able to replace the buffer spring. I'...
by Rifleman
Thu May 20, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Navy Model 8? 1931?
Replies: 5
Views: 1413

Re: Navy Model 8? 1931?

Remington's inspectors/fitters used a variety of approval stamps. There is nothing US Navy about this gun. It's strictly commercial. Right on with that!!! I've never read or heard of 8's or 81's having special military designations. Have seen sellers on GB many times in their sales pitches either t...
by Rifleman
Mon May 10, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Serial #10 on the chopping block
Replies: 12
Views: 2035

Re: Serial #10 on the chopping block

Guess even though it is serial #10, the four drilled holes on the side of the receiver is a no no for me, that and possibility wrong buttplate, unknown if stock is original. IMO buying a 8 for its serial number when there are/could be issues doesn't fly. Holes in receiver and unknown stock possibly ...
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: 3316

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: 3316

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: 12
Views: 2860

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: 1952

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: 1820

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: 2756

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: 1952

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: 1865

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: 2653

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: 2653

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: 1961

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: 1532

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: 2562

Re: Hello from Oklahoma!

Welcome from Iowa.
by Rifleman
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Scout mount
Replies: 15
Views: 4613

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: 1637

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: 3514

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: 2072

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: 2072

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: 2072

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: 1396

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: 2072

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: 2426

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: 1804

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: 3514

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: 3347

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: 2033

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: 2033

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: 2033

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'...