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by Long Recoil
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Another Bonnie and Clyde Model 8
Replies: 0
Views: 885

Another Bonnie and Clyde Model 8

I found this in one of my Remington books. I couldn't scan it. Sorry for the low quality pic.

I thought it was interesting. Enjoy
by Long Recoil
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Another 8 in 30 Rem. Pictures Posted
Replies: 6
Views: 1214

Re: Another 8 in 30 Rem. Pictures Posted

Very, very nice! What year?
by Long Recoil
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: My first 1900 .35
Replies: 17
Views: 4236

Re: My first 1900 .35

Really beautiful. $800 is a great price too. Thanks for letting us enjoy it along with you. I look forward to seeing some hunting pictures too.
by Long Recoil
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 Rifle Trunk
Replies: 5
Views: 1180

Re: Model 8 Rifle Trunk

My round knob fits perfectly too.
by Long Recoil
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 Rifle Trunk
Replies: 5
Views: 1180

Model 8 Rifle Trunk

I've always wanted a custom rifle trunk. To me, very little is as classy as a fitted trunk. My Dad built this one for me. It's a prototype of sorts but a very nice one. It holds a second barrel and has room for ammunition, cleaning tools, sling, turnscrews, and an oil canister (in front of the foren...
by Long Recoil
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: sighting issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1930

Re: sighting issue

The ring sight is called an aperture sight. They allow for much more accurate shooting than open sights. They do this by increasing sight radius and making sight alignment easier. The eye naturally will align an object in the center of a circle because it is brightest there. Because the aperture sig...
by Long Recoil
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: a gun from God,,,,,,,,,,
Replies: 5
Views: 2598

Re: a gun from God,,,,,,,,,,

The varmint Model 8! Nice one. I'm jealous. No .25 Rem in my battery...yet.
by Long Recoil
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: What type of rear sight?
Replies: 2
Views: 1025

Re: What type of rear sight?

They come up for sale. This one is claimed to be original but is a flat top so I don't think it is. It's missing it's elevator but you could use a replacement. Remington would put nearly any sight you wanted on a rifle back then. Your broken one was a No. 95. https://www.ebay.com/itm/NICE-ORIGINAL-R...
by Long Recoil
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Model 8 Fox
Replies: 4
Views: 2029

Re: Model 8 Fox

I had to choose between .32 and .35 Remington that morning. My .35 has a wonderful trigger so it got the nod. My little Rem Model 25 in .25-20 is the quintessential Fox gun but I have a real soft spot for my old M8 .35. The Speer 180 is a very sturdy bullet so when turned on a furbearer it acts like...
by Long Recoil
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Model 8 Fox
Replies: 4
Views: 2029

Model 8 Fox

I finally got a Fox. 25 years of hunting and I managed to do it with a Model 8 in .35. Oh, and it was -20 degrees.

20 yards. He has a beautiful pelt. I'm going to get a full mount.
by Long Recoil
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello new guy with a Model 81
Replies: 7
Views: 1791

Re: Hello new guy with a Model 81

Welcome! I'm glad you're enjoying that 81. I don't think you will damage the extractor since its not a controlled round feed mechanism. On neither of my M8's is the rim under the extractor prior to bolt lock. At the same time I wouldn't drop one in the chamber and let the bolt slam forward. My .35 h...
by Long Recoil
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 front Sight Height
Replies: 2
Views: 873

Re: Model 8 front Sight Height

I saw it stated as 11/32" somewhere. I'm sure someone with an unmounted M8 sight will chime in.
by Long Recoil
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Operating handle removal
Replies: 10
Views: 2375

Re: Operating handle removal problem

I just discovered that an FNFAL front sight tool is perfect for removing the bushing.
by Long Recoil
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Grooved buttplate
Replies: 0
Views: 1072

Grooved buttplate

I think the pictured buttplate is a replacement. Would you agree? The rifle is old enough to be marked 30-30. Don't know serial the yet. It's mine pending better pics.
by Long Recoil
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Operating handle removal
Replies: 10
Views: 2375

Re: Operating handle removal problem

Yeah, I've tried pliers. I guess I'll have to make a spanner. I'll start soaking it in Kroil. I'm sure it hasn't been taken apart in 110 years!
by Long Recoil
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Operating handle removal
Replies: 10
Views: 2375

Re: Operating handle removal problem

Here are a couple pics. I can take others if needed. It seems like the retaining pin won't lift enough. I might have to remove the bushing.
by Long Recoil
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Operating handle removal
Replies: 10
Views: 2375

Operating handle removal

I got another M8 for Christmas and can't get the operating handle out. I've disassembled my other M8 before but can't get this one to slide out. It's a 1908 rifle. The op handle moves within its dovetail but it seems that I can't pull up the retaing pin far enough for it to slide out. The pin doesn'...
by Long Recoil
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Still in the field at 96 years old
Replies: 2
Views: 1287

Still in the field at 96 years old

My Model 8 in .35 is one of my favorite rifles.

I killed this doe yesterday.

81 yards

180 Speer at about 2200 fps. The bullet penetrated about 18 inches. Exit wound was 2 inches wide.