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by LyingBastard
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: barrel head
Replies: 4
Views: 1327

Re: barrel head

Wow. I thought that it would come off like the one in an AR: once you remove all the remains of the old pin, the barrel can be twisted off with a large lever of arm. I was just looking at how the pin goes in the extension and it seems either you drill the barrel after everything is lined up or you w...
by LyingBastard
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Recoil Spring dimensions for Model 8 in .35 Rem
Replies: 9
Views: 2383

Re: Recoil Spring dimensions for Model 8 in .35 Rem

So I talked to the guy who made recoil springs for paratrooper FALs whether he would be interested in doing a run of recoil springs. I could post his reply here but the bottom line is they had to have 100 sets sold just to break even. In the Model 8/81 case, that would mean 100 per caliber.
by LyingBastard
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: barrel head
Replies: 4
Views: 1327

Re: barrel head

IMHO you might want to consider verifying the headspacing. I do not know if all barrels and barrel extensions were so perfectly made they were interchangeable with each other. I do know in an AR while the barrel + barrel extension *assembly* is usually headspaced against a standard bolt at any barre...
by LyingBastard
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 7.62x39
Replies: 10
Views: 2684

Re: 7.62x39

Phyrbird, AFAIK printers that can do metal parts (sintering) are still a bit pricy. Of course what is pricy to me might be nothing to others. I know they use them in aeronautical industry but I do not know if they can produce load-bearing pieces. Good site for that is http://www.practicalmachinist.c...
by LyingBastard
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 7.62x39
Replies: 10
Views: 2684

Re: 7.62x39

Er, not quite. The blue (supposed to be purple but hey, I am not colour blind but I sure am colour dumb :lol: ) one is the one I made/printed. As you can clearly see, it is an work in progress. But, as a first attempt, it ain't bad. The metal one is the one I used as reference to make the model the ...
by LyingBastard
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 7.62x39
Replies: 10
Views: 2684

Re: 7.62x39

Slow progress
by LyingBastard
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel jacket question
Replies: 2
Views: 1103

Barrel jacket question

This is my spare barrel jacket (for the barrel project) and, is it me or it looks it was bent towards the front sight? BarrelJacket2_01.jpg BarrelJacket2_02.jpg BarrelJacket2_03.jpg I can swear I am seeing a bit of a bulge/dent forming around the first third of the front sight base and then going in...
by LyingBastard
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: 7.62x39......is the idea still alive & kicking?
Replies: 9
Views: 3344

Re: 7.62x39......is the idea still alive & kicking?

Based on what I read about relining Mauser C96 pistols, how well done it will be really depend on the gunsmith. On the C96 case, it's barrel is 4" or longer and one of the main issues people have is the hole for the relining was not properly centered. The Model 8 barrel is a bit longer, but straight...
by LyingBastard
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Remington-branded ammo on sale at Natchez
Replies: 1
Views: 982

Remington-branded ammo on sale at Natchez

35 Remington (only one I checked) at $22/box
by LyingBastard
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Firsy attempt: not enough lubing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1793

Firsy attempt: not enough lubing?

So I took my Model 8 to the range yesterday. Ammo was a Remington-brand green box of 35 Remington in 200gr. As with all of my new 9to me firearms) I put one single round in magazine, pull bolt back, and let it go. And It did not want to close all the way: Remington_Model8_27.jpg Remington_Model8_28....
by LyingBastard
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: 7.62x39......is the idea still alive & kicking?
Replies: 9
Views: 3344

Re: 7.62x39......is the idea still alive & kicking?

Katieboots29 I finally got around to take pictures... just to remember I have some spare Yugo barrels doing nothing. So I took said pictures. Here are them side by side Remington_SKS_Barrels_01-sm.jpg I lined them up about where the barrel ends on the breech side; it looks like they are pretty close...
by LyingBastard
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Bolt rotation
Replies: 2
Views: 1131

Bolt rotation

I was looking at the barrel in my Model 8 and could not figure out what makes the bolt rotate when it is about to lock itself against the barrel. Usually I would see some kind of groove in an angle that would grab the tabs and rotate the bolt, but I am not seeing that. Am I missing something?
by LyingBastard
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: 7.62x39......is the idea still alive & kicking?
Replies: 9
Views: 3344

Re: 7.62x39......is the idea still alive & kicking?

I do agree about matching the weight: if you need to match the barrel spring anyway might as well get close to a known quantity. What I think will be the hardest, unless you want to sacrifice a barrel (I would love to get a sewer pipe barrel to start with), is the area the bolt locks to. I need to t...
by LyingBastard
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Recoil springs?
Replies: 5
Views: 2399

Re: Recoil springs?

If we can get enough people for a group buy, there are places which will make a run. I do not know how many Wolff Springs need to make a set, but there is a guy on falfiles who made the paratrooper recoil spring set for that rifle. All is needed is a good, not worn-out spring.
by LyingBastard
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 7.62x39......is the idea still alive & kicking?
Replies: 9
Views: 3344

Re: 7.62x39......is the idea still alive & kicking?

Well, from my thread (http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5215) on the caliber and the thread you mentioned, you will need 1. The 35Remington/300Savage bolt because of the rim diameter 2. The 35Remington/300Savage recoil spring 3. To make a barrel. This IMHO is the...
by LyingBastard
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Uncooperative follower
Replies: 2
Views: 964

Re: Uncooperative follower

After posting I realized that's what the two top notches just ahead of the reinforcing grooves are. I mean, now I know what to look for, they arr quite obvious in the picture I posted.

So, just another newbie question. :oops: Carry on!
by LyingBastard
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Uncooperative follower
Replies: 2
Views: 964

Uncooperative follower

Stupid question: I have two magazines, thanks to chas1949. Remington_Model8_09-sm.jpg Just for the fun of it, I took the follower+spring of the which has both (un-numbered) and put them in the other one (with serial number on it). But it does not seem to lock itself in place. How is the follower kep...
by LyingBastard
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Stuck Bolt: pulled back too far?
Replies: 2
Views: 1144

Stuck Bolt: pulled back too far?

So I reassembled my Model 8, at least the non-barrel side of the business. I felt the bolt was dragging a bit so I lubed its outside before sliding it in. I cycled it a bit carefully since I found some of the parts wanted to fall off if the trigger housing (lower receiver for the AR crowd :lol: ) wa...
by LyingBastard
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Recoil Pad Recommendation
Replies: 2
Views: 1524

Re: Recoil Pad Recommendation

If you are willing to settle for a slip-on pad, check out the MAS 36 ones. They come in two sizes ~1" and ~2" thick.

Here is a picture of the MAS 36 2" thick one:
Remington_Model8_14-sm.jpg
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by LyingBastard
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 7.62x39
Replies: 10
Views: 2684

Re: 7.62x39

Interesting: I tried to put a 7.62x39 round in the bolt and it acted like it was a bit too fat for it. But this is supposed to be a 35 remington bolt, which according to my little table has larger base/rim diameter than the x39.

I feel rather confused.
by LyingBastard
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 7.62x39
Replies: 10
Views: 2684

Re: 7.62x39

I was looking at some numbers for those cartridges: 30-30 | 30Rem | 7.62x39 vs 32Rem vs 35 Rem Pressure, CIP Kpsi 51.5 Pressure, SAAMI Kpsi 42 38 45 36 33.5 OAL in ??? 2.525 2.205 2.54 2.525 Base Diameter, in 0.422 0.422 0.447 0.418 0.460 Bullet diameter, in 0.308 0.308 0.312 0.321 0.358 If the 30-3...
by LyingBastard
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 81 in .300 Savage
Replies: 6
Views: 2762

Re: 81 in .300 Savage

Bandersnatch wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:48 am
Heck, yeah, you made out on that deal. I wouldn't give an old can of beans for one of those Russian tomato stakes.
Well, if you bump into those scoped tomato stakes, there is a can of beans here with your name on it. ;)
by LyingBastard
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: NEED A Barrel Lock Screw!
Replies: 3
Views: 1346

Re: NEED A Barrel Lock Screw!

By that do you mean the nut that goes on the front or the screw thingie with the lever to tighten the assembly down?
by LyingBastard
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 7.62x39
Replies: 10
Views: 2684

7.62x39

More as a mental exercise than suggesting it to be done, and ignoring barrel issues for now: would 7.62x39 be a good modern caliber for the 8/81? My argument: Similar to 30-30 in many ways Plenty around though brass casing is not found at Wal Mart Bullet diameter in the 30-32cal range Maybe even the...