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by Kootenay52
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Sling swivels?
Replies: 1
Views: 1131

Sling swivels?

Were sling swivels installed on Model 81's?? or were they an after market item?? Came across one the other day and it had them The front one is on the barrel and not the wood fore stock .
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by Kootenay52
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Rem Model 8 Serial numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 1569

Re: Rem Model 8 Serial numbers

Soaking in a good reliable solvent like Hoppes is good. I have also used a small brass brush for tight areas to avoid wearing the finish. I like the 0000 steel wool too (gently) as it is used to card during blueing process. The 0000 can eventually wear thru a finish. I have a old Tee shirt soaked i...
by Kootenay52
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Rem Model 8 Serial numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 1569

Re: Rem Model 8 Serial numbers

A couple areas come to mind. Remove the stock to expose the tangs. You will find a serial number on the side of the tang. The stock should have a serial number stamped in the upper tang slot. Remove the butt plate and often there is a serial number on it. Removing the barrel assembly will expose se...
by Kootenay52
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: sighting issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1943

Re: sighting issue

I agree @ the plastic, just not the source. Many machine tool suppliers can sell plastic shim stock in various thicknesses down to about .002. It's Great & it is very stable for these applications.... Try it, comes in 8 1/2 x 11 sheets, affordable too... Sounds good ....I will give that a try next ...
by Kootenay52
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: sighting issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1943

Re: sighting issue

I have taken the front sight out and put a very thin piece of plastic (like paper thin) under the dovetail of the front sight and then reinstalled the front sight. This has worked well for me in the past. Laminate plastic material comes in different thicknesses. I simply found a thickness that was e...
by Kootenay52
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Rem Model 8 Serial numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 1569

Rem Model 8 Serial numbers

I can find the serial number for my Model 8 on the underside of the receiver. Is there any other place that I can look to see if there is matching serial numbers??
Thanks.
by Kootenay52
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from new member
Replies: 3
Views: 1536

Re: Hello from new member

Thanks for the info Jack......I can only find a serial number on the underside of the receiver and the checkering is indeed not factory. The stock is a bit tired as noted in the pictures.
by Kootenay52
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from new member
Replies: 3
Views: 1536

Hello from new member

Hello everyone...thanks for adding me to the forum. Attached below is the motivation for joining this forum. Its date of manufacture was 1910.....so technically it is a Remington Autoloading Rifle. It is in .32 Remington. The previous owner was kind enough to throw in two complete boxes of vintage a...