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by Halygon
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 33
Views: 4867

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

Thank you. One lesson learned was with the bolt itself on reassembly. Keep an eye on where the bolt sits and if the bolt is rotated or not. I didn't, I had the bolt too far back on assembly and the bolt was rotated. When I tried to attach the barrel, it would not fit due to the rotated bolt and lock...
by Halygon
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 33
Views: 4867

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

As with any good 4th of July, I had the pleasure of spending time with family, friends, fireworks, and of course my guns. For this year, I spent a couple of hours oiling and reassembling my model 8. It had been sitting there in zip lock baggies and organized parts bins on my workshop counter for a c...
by Halygon
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 33
Views: 4867

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

The small parts took longer than I expected because of the hard baked on grime, powder dust, etc that has been there for probably a good 60 years. I hope to do a final swab down the barrel, wipe down everything with an oil rag and reassemble this weekend. The before and after photos will not be star...
by Halygon
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 33
Views: 4867

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

Thanks! I’ll keep an eye out on those and see what I can find.
by Halygon
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 33
Views: 4867

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

Finished cleaning up all pieces - just need to re-oil and assemble. Bolt Assembly: https://i.imgur.com/y8HbhFw.jpg Magazine and Trigger Assembly: https://i.imgur.com/2BWLnHj.jpg I did find these two parts appear to be broken. I feel they are still functional, but might be interested in replacing. ht...
by Halygon
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Savage 99 take-down/250 Savage questions...
Replies: 4
Views: 843

Re: Savage 99 take-down/250 Savage questions...

I vote on the Savage 1899 too. Great gun, interesting mechanics inside. Love the balance when walking around during hunting season.
by Halygon
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 33
Views: 4867

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

Cleaned up all of the reciever small parts and safety. That screw is still stubbornly stuck in place. Soaking it in Kroil then going to tap it with a brass hammer to see if I can get it to break free of the rust. Most parts cleaned up well, you can see a bit of improvement. https://i.imgur.com/oYEV6...
by Halygon
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 33
Views: 4867

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

Cleaned up all of the reciever small parts and safety. That screw is still stubbornly stuck in place. Soaking it in Kroil then going to tap it with a brass hammer to see if I can get it to break free of the rust. Most parts cleaned up well, you can see a bit of improvement. https://i.imgur.com/oYEV6...
by Halygon
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 33
Views: 4867

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

Finished removing the last parts from the receiver minus one of the screws. All internal parts have a fine layer of grime and surface rust. https://i.imgur.com/EdMRHaj.jpg There was one screw that looks like someone before me tried to remove and failed. The screw head is warped a bit and I found out...
by Halygon
Sat May 19, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 33
Views: 4867

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

Bolt dissembled. It’s curious how few parts there are for a semiautomatic, although I think that is (at least in part) because the bolt housing was overly complex in design. Must have been hell to mass produce. https://i.imgur.com/9Zon03z.jpg And of course I bagged the parts for later: https://i.img...
by Halygon
Fri May 18, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 33
Views: 4867

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

81police wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 6:58 am
Lookin real good!
That little wheel on the hammer gave me a chuckle. Interesting way to push against a piece of spring steel vs a coiled spring. Very durable way to be honest.
by Halygon
Thu May 17, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 33
Views: 4867

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

Had some time to work on this tonight. Got through the trigger assembly. I am actually impressed with the simplicity of how it works. Plan is to get everything dissembled completely and then go back and clean/restore the parts and reassemble. Full Trigger assembly: https://i.imgur.com/4lI5JUL.jpg In...
by Halygon
Wed May 16, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 33
Views: 4867

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

81police wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 2:49 pm
Here's an example of one...

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Wait, are you trying to tell me that they don't all have what looks like a rivet hammered in place? ;) Watch, probably has a actual pop rivet in there. I wouldn't put it past my family.
by Halygon
Wed May 16, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 33
Views: 4867

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

You're right, it's the triangular shaped spring steel on the side of the magazine. They have a tab that inserts into a hole in the magazine right where yours appears welded. The tab broke at some point but it's not a terribly uncommon repair. Just saying replacements are out there if you had the no...
by Halygon
Tue May 15, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 33
Views: 4867

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

a used but not abused rifle! Looks like they did a good job repairing the magazine side spring tab. You could always replace that one with a brand new one if needed, now that you got the gun apart. Just because I am not super familar here, but to clarify, you are referring to the triangular piece t...
by Halygon
Mon May 14, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 33
Views: 4867

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

Nice Model 8. Overall it looks like its in decent condition. nice solid lands should shoot okay too. What caliber? Just clean it. Your lucky we've had a couple of these that were a chore to disassemble, but I also had some that came right apart. If you need any assistance or guide lines this is the...
by Halygon
Sun May 13, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 33
Views: 4867

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

Welcome aboard,Sir. You'll find the membership here to be friendly and helpful. I'm very glad to see you take an interest in prolonging the life of your family heirloom rifle. I've been lucky enough to inherit my grandfather's 3 guns. Nothing from the other side of the family,nor anything from my g...
by Halygon
Sat May 12, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 33
Views: 4867

Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

See my welcome post(http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&p=19877&sid=69746b8d5e9e74d4f56f8f1cf78233be#p19877) for the full story, but the short version is that I inherited a model 8 from my grandfather, who's father acquired it while it was new. My great grandfather us...
by Halygon
Fri May 11, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Native Texas Member
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

Re: New Native Texas Member

Welcome Halygon! I myself am a native Texan, native northern Texan actually. Congrats on the rifle! You don't happen to have a photo of the antlers and/or rifle do you? Thanks for joining, we'd love to hear about your journey with this heirloom. I love south TX btw, and love the hill country. I don...
by Halygon
Thu May 10, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Native Texas Member
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

Re: New Native Texas Member

Welcome..As you might have noted if you have reviewed old posts...We love Pitchers.We look forward to seeing your progress. I too do a bit of restoration of the old ones and am here for a conversation and exchange of ideas any time. PM with an email to you. Joe Thank you, I appreciate it. I’ll thro...
by Halygon
Thu May 10, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Native Texas Member
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

New Native Texas Member

Glad to find this community. I’ve already learned quite a bit from the site itself. I am from south Texas but currently live in the north - Up in North Dallas. I don’t get to work with my hands much at work, so my hobby is restoring old guns. Only been at it since the end of last year but love the l...