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by greg
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Firsy attempt: not enough lubing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1942

Re: Firsy attempt: not enough lubing?

Hi Lying Bastard, Not sure if you'd cured your problem by now or not, but I believe I know your (or anybody else that has a similar issue as you) problem of the bolt not fully closing; and it is not likely due to lack of lubrication. Using the parts diagram and the numbering sequence that is in the ...
by greg
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Just stumbled on a LA Sheriff's Dept Model 81
Replies: 9
Views: 3223

Re: Just stumbled on a LA Sheriff's Dept Model 81

Hi All, In 1974, when I just got out of high school my favorite gun shop was the Pony Express in Encino, on Ventura Blvd in So. Cal. One day I walked in and bought a excellent condition, mdl 81 in 300 Savage for about $150, if my memory is correct. There was a selection of mdl 8s and 81s to pick fro...
by greg
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Very Slow Lock Time
Replies: 3
Views: 1009

Re: Very Slow Lock Time

Hi HComp and thanks for the response. It's good to know the depth of the hole in the stock was designed to keep pressure on the action spring plug! I've been playing with the 81 a bit using only cast bullet reloads in the 1800 fps range and the rifle seems pretty accurate. Still, I've only fired the...
by greg
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Very Slow Lock Time
Replies: 3
Views: 1009

Very Slow Lock Time

Hi All, First post (other than new member intro) on this amazing site and am hoping you folks can help me with some concerns regarding my new, to me, 1936 mdl 81. First off, I noticed lock time was very slow and thought the rifle needed a good cleaning and lube; since there where remnants of hardene...
by greg
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Another New Guy
Replies: 2
Views: 1498

Another New Guy

Hi All, Not really new to the Remington auto loader as I had an 81 in 300S when I was in my 20s. This rifle was stolen and it was not replaced until recently, 40 years later. This last summer I had the pleasure of shooting my brother's mdl 8 in 32. I had such a great time shooting and developing cas...