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by cantgrowup
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale (Next batch is ready!)
Replies: 18
Views: 4343

Re: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale

I will be receiving the next batch of 25 barrel shroud tools from the machine shop in the next couple of weeks. I already have a waiting list of eight or so new customers, but if you'd like one of these tools for your Model 8/81 "ladies", drop me an email at cantgrowup@hotmail.com. I still have not ...
by cantgrowup
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale (Next batch is ready!)
Replies: 18
Views: 4343

Re: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale

Hey guys,

I have a batch of 25 tools being fabricated now. I've got a list of people that have contacted me on this forum and will send you an email or message when I get them from the machine shop. You can write me directly at cantgrowup@hotmail.com
by cantgrowup
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: newly mfg barrel nuts and washers
Replies: 16
Views: 731

Re: newly mfg barrel nuts and washers

Schofield.... I had been trying to determine the actual barrel thread sizes on another post, and someone just reminded me that you were going to possibly try and manufacture barrel nuts and probably know what sizes the threads are. Do you know what the thread dimensions are for the barrel nuts that ...
by cantgrowup
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: What are barrel and barrel nut thread sizes ?
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Re: What are barrel and barrel nut thread sizes ?

You know... I didn't even think of that. I'd told him that I'd order one or two of the barrel nut/washer sets but did not even think to think that he might have the actual sizes. I'll ask him. Thanks!
by cantgrowup
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: What are barrel and barrel nut thread sizes ?
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Re: What are barrel and barrel nut thread sizes ?

Shot my new "troublesome" .30 Rem for first time. Twenty rounds. Functioned okay... had one failure to extract, but empty case wasn't stuck (I guess the extractor just didn't get a good grip). Fired two and three rounds okay from magazine. Two times, the bolt didn't fully go into battery and I had t...
by cantgrowup
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: newly mfg barrel nuts and washers
Replies: 16
Views: 731

Re: newly mfg barrel nuts and washers

I'm in for a set. How do we order?
by cantgrowup
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: What are barrel and barrel nut thread sizes ?
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Re: What are barrel and barrel nut thread sizes ?

Well.... he said that he did not cut the threads again, but merely chased it using that setting. So, the original factory thread dimensions would have been different. I'm not doing the math because that sounds an awful lot like 16/32" or 1/2" which is what I had a die for and it wouldn't fit over th...
by cantgrowup
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: What are barrel and barrel nut thread sizes ?
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Re: What are barrel and barrel nut thread sizes (1/2"-24?)

Well.... my gunsmith was able to mount the barrel in his lathe, centered it up on the bore axis and re-turned the barrel threads. He said the setting that he had to use to chase the threads was 17/32" - 24 tpi. Now the barrel nut threads back onto the barrel easily... and I've now reassembled the ba...
by cantgrowup
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: What are barrel and barrel nut thread sizes ?
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Re: What are barrel and barrel nut thread sizes (1/2"-24?)

Yes... reinstalling the barrel in the shroud assembly and getting the little washer nub to line up with the groove in the barrel thread used to give me fits. Then I started marking the end of the muzzle with a black Sharpie indicating where the groove is and then I can easily rotate the barrel to li...
by cantgrowup
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: What are barrel and barrel nut thread sizes ?
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Re: What are barrel and barrel nut thread sizes (1/2"-24?)

Okay... I give up. The 1/2"-24 tap and die came in and they don't fit either. Too small, and the 9/16"-24 tools were too large. So... I brought the barrel and barrel nut to a competent gunsmith that builds rifles and he is going to mount the barrel in his lathe and chase the threads. I'll let you kn...
by cantgrowup
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: newly mfg barrel nuts and washers
Replies: 16
Views: 731

Re: newly mfg barrel nuts and washers

I'd already put in a request for a nut and washer. Do you have any idea of what they would cost per set if you get the 12-15 order? I may order two to help you make the minimum.
by cantgrowup
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Broken bolt carrier
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Broken bolt carrier

I got my replacement bolt assembly yesterday and took it apart to clean and inspect. The rear of the bolt cavity is different from the broken one. The back surface is flat. I don't remember seeing a raised cone on the rear of any of the other bolt carriers in my other eight Model 8/81 rifles when I ...
by cantgrowup
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: What are barrel and barrel nut thread sizes ?
Replies: 11
Views: 612

What are barrel and barrel nut thread sizes ?

Well, I just had to buy another Model 8 in .30 Rem (1927) and having issues with getting the barrel nut back on the barrel threads all the way. I had taken the rifle completely apart and the barrel nut came off easily. However, when trying to reassemble the barrel assembly, the barrel nut started ha...
by cantgrowup
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Broken bolt carrier
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Broken bolt carrier

Sound advice. Will use entire replacement bolt carrier/bolt assembly when I get it.
by cantgrowup
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Broken bolt carrier
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Broken bolt carrier

I just bought a really nice Model 8 in .30 Rem with the plain flat-knob stock. Bluing is 90-95% and wood is free of any significant scratches or dents. The bore is perfect. It doesn't look like the gun had been shot that much, but when I tore it down completely prior to firing, I discovered that the...
by cantgrowup
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: newly mfg barrel nuts and washers
Replies: 16
Views: 731

Re: newly mfg barrel nuts and washers

I, too, would like to buy a .35 Rem nut and washer (and according to the Henwood book, it is the same for the .300 Sav). I would also be interested in a barrel nut and washer combo for the .25/.30/.32 Rem in the mid-length (with 24 or 40 tooth configuration), if you choose to manufacture a set for t...
by cantgrowup
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale (Next batch is ready!)
Replies: 18
Views: 4343

Re: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale

Email me at cantgrowup@hotmail.com .
I have one tool left for sale.
by cantgrowup
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Need .25 Rem reloading advice
Replies: 0
Views: 848

Need .25 Rem reloading advice

I'm looking to load Hornady 117gr RN (#2550) bullets with IMR-3031 and WLR primers in Graf brass. I've seen comments in this forum about 27.0 gr being the max. I've also read that the .25-35 Win load data can be used for the .25-Rem. The current Hornady reload manual says that the max load for IMR-3...
by cantgrowup
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Failure of bolt to lock open after last round?
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: Failure of bolt to lock open after last round?

Okay... Physician heal thyself. I took the Model 8 apart again and studied the mechanical workings of the individual parts. The magazine indicator lever is pushed upward up by the magazine follower and after the last round is responsible for locking the bolt back. Since this was a NOS follower that ...
by cantgrowup
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Failure of bolt to lock open after last round?
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: Failure of bolt to lock open after last round?

The small side tab on the magazine indicator spring is in the correct slot in the receiver. The spring itself is slightly bent where it is inserted into the magazine indicator itself, most likely just from being in compression for 97 years. The weakened spring is still trying to lift the indicator a...
by cantgrowup
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Failure of bolt to lock open after last round?
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: Failure of bolt to lock open after last round?

No comments? :roll: Come on guys... you are supposed to be the experts on keeping these ol' Model 8s going. Nobody has commented yet. I'm thinking that it may be a problem with the magazine indicator spring being "bent" after a century of constant stress. I now have 8 of these rifles and they will n...
by cantgrowup
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Failure of bolt to lock open after last round?
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Failure of bolt to lock open after last round?

Shot my .25 Rem Model 8 for first time and tried Hornady 117 JSP with IMR-3031 at 21.0, 22.0, 23.0, 24.0, and 25.0 (5 rounds loaded for each but I fired them in 2 and 3 round batches). The rifle was ejecting and chambering at each load, but the bolt would not lock open after the last round until I g...
by cantgrowup
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: .25 Rem buffer spring and washers look odd
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: .25 Rem buffer spring and washers look odd

Looking at the pictures in Numrich for the .25 Rem springs (part number 33) shows a stiffer spring with 7-8 coils. My spring from my .25 Rem has 13-14 coils. Is that correct for the .25 Rem?
by cantgrowup
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel extension slightly loose?
Replies: 0
Views: 597

Barrel extension slightly loose?

I just noticed that the barrel extension on my "new" Model 8 .25 Rem is slightly loose. It rotates very slightly and will separate a few thousandths when pulled/pushed laterally. How are these barrel extensions affixed to the barrels? Screwed in and then staked (those little index marks)? Can this b...
by cantgrowup
Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: .25 Rem buffer spring and washers look odd
Replies: 3
Views: 388

.25 Rem buffer spring and washers look odd

I just bought my first .25 Rem Model 8 (1923) and am disassembling and inspecting. When I removed the barrel shroud components, the buffer spring looks very different from my other Mod 8/81 guns, and there were two washers on the receiver end of the buffer spring. None of my other .30, .32, .35, .30...
by cantgrowup
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB: Magazine Spring for Model 8
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: WTB: Magazine Spring for Model 8

Thanks! I just ordered one. I still would like to eventually have an original, but this repro will get me shooting.
by cantgrowup
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB: Magazine Spring for Model 8
Replies: 2
Views: 291

WTB: Magazine Spring for Model 8

I just bought a 1923 Model 8 in .25 Remington that is missing the magazine spring. Does anyone have a spare magazine spring that is riveted? (I may have to use a non-riveted spring if I can't get the early style). Also... the rifle was missing a magazine follower, but I just bought an "8/81" followe...
by cantgrowup
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale (Next batch is ready!)
Replies: 18
Views: 4343

Re: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale

Well... to be honest with you I figured if I couldn't garner enough interest in the only website dedicated to Remington Model 8/81s for a new barrel takedown tool, then there isn't much value in marketing outside of the the forum.... or hope in making more than the remaining two prototypes. Apparent...
by cantgrowup
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale (Next batch is ready!)
Replies: 18
Views: 4343

Re: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale

I can understand that. I like your suggestion of using a ruler and crescent wrench for a stubborn rusted up bushing. My tool is more for normal barrel assembly work. I broke down the barrel assemblies on all of my seven 8/81s the first time using a friend's die wrench tool with an insert that had li...
by cantgrowup
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are there any free photosharing sites recommended?
Replies: 3
Views: 1368

Re: Are there any free photosharing sites recommended?

Thank you very much! New barrel removal tool for sale in Sell or Trade section (with linked pics thanks to you!).
by cantgrowup
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale (Next batch is ready!)
Replies: 18
Views: 4343

New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale (Next batch is ready!)

UPDATE: The first "production" batch of 25 tools are ready. I'm asking $90 which includes shipping. If interested, send an email to cantgrowup@hotmail.com. I have already been contacted by 15 guys that are interested, and I have just sent emails/messages to them to let them know. That leaves only 1...
by cantgrowup
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Are there any free photosharing sites recommended?
Replies: 3
Views: 1368

Are there any free photosharing sites recommended?

I previously used Photobucket to share photos in forums online, but now they want $8 per month for their previously free service. I don't have enough photos to share for $76 a year! Can anyone recommend a FREE photo sharing site?
by cantgrowup
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Mod 8 .30 Rem: Hard to insert rounds in magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 1299

Mod 8 .30 Rem: Hard to insert rounds in magazine

I'm noticing that it is very difficult to insert rounds into my 1929 Mod 8 in .30 Rem, with the one spring magazine. None of my other Mod 8/81's are this difficult, and rounds easily pop into their magazines. Is it recommended to maybe slightly bend or file/polish the lip on the box mag or maybe try...
by cantgrowup
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Movie ref Frank Hamer/Bonnie&Clyde
Replies: 13
Views: 6176

Re: Movie ref Frank Hamer/Bonnie&Clyde

Old thread, but I thought I'd throw my two cents in. I liked the feel of the movie in that I think it captured the era well (from what I imagine and have read of the era). But there was way too much poetic license and ignoring of actual history (e.g., Hamer never talked to old man Henry Barrow at th...
by cantgrowup
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Photobucket linked pics blurred?
Replies: 1
Views: 1314

Photobucket linked pics blurred?

Is it just me, or have all the linked photos on Photobucket been blurred and watermarked? I assume that they now want everyone to pay for the previously free storage, and any previously linked pics are worthless as visual aids. Extortion!!!!! :x
by cantgrowup
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 35 cast boolit load,,,,,,,,,,
Replies: 4
Views: 2010

Re: 35 cast boolit load,,,,,,,,,,

Wow! Sub-MOA! I'm lucky to get 4 MOA with my old eyes. Great shooting!
by cantgrowup
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Safety Lever Design Differences
Replies: 7
Views: 2919

Re: Safety Lever Design Differences

Remington may have held the leftover Type 2 levers until the end of the 81 line was in sight, and decided to use up the old stock instead of making more Type 3 levers.

I've only seen one Model 8 on GB that had the lever tack-welded on its shaft.
by cantgrowup
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New .30 Rem brass splitting necks !?
Replies: 13
Views: 4599

Re: New .30 Rem brass splitting necks !?

I loaded the brass for a second time and fired twenty in my 81 and thirty in an 8 that I had not fired yet. I got one more split neck in the Model 8, but no more split necks in the original 81. I had replaced the original six brass with six from my other unopened bag of 50, and fired three from each...
by cantgrowup
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New .30 Rem brass splitting necks !?
Replies: 13
Views: 4599

Re: New .30 Rem brass splitting necks !?

Grafs suspects my chamber might be too large, so I've ordered some Cerrosafe metal to caste the chamber.
by cantgrowup
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New .30 Rem brass splitting necks !?
Replies: 13
Views: 4599

Re: New .30 Rem brass splitting necks !?

What is the Ken Waters load?
by cantgrowup
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: 30 REmington case & chamber dims
Replies: 1
Views: 2598

Re: 30 REmington case & chamber dims

Thanks! I've printed it off and saved it electronically.
by cantgrowup
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8/81 Barrel Takedown tool
Replies: 10
Views: 4057

Re: Model 8/81 Barrel Takedown tool

Did you ever check with your machinist friend about making more of these takedown tools for sale? I would definitely buy one.
by cantgrowup
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New .30 Rem brass splitting necks !?
Replies: 13
Views: 4599

New .30 Rem brass splitting necks !?

I just fired my 1949 Mod 81 in .30 Rem for the first time. I had loaded brand new Graf brass with 29.0 gr of IMR 3031 pushing a 150gr Hornady RN Interlock bullet (.308"). Afterwards, I noticed that 6 of the 50 brass had splits on the base of the necks just above the shoulder. To be honest, I had not...
by cantgrowup
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove
Replies: 18
Views: 4469

Re: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove

Well guys... I think that I solved my rotating barrel washer problem (for now). I merely took a center punch and punched the barrel washer nub near the end on both sides. This created enough extra metal on the tip of the nub so that it now stays in the thread groove. I still plan to eventually chase...
by cantgrowup
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove
Replies: 18
Views: 4469

Re: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove

Thanks. I had thought about using TIG or MIG welding to increase the depth of the barrel nut washer nub, and may go that route if I can't restore the flattened threads. Noob Admission! Sheepishly I have to admit an initial error in my understanding of the washer and groove function. I had thought th...
by cantgrowup
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: I need a .30 Rem recoil spring
Replies: 0
Views: 3773

I need a .30 Rem recoil spring

One of the ends on my .30 Rem Model 8 recoil spring is bent inward such that the end of the spring sticks through the hole of the recoil spring case when inserted. I will try to bend it back to a more correct configuration, but I would rather replace it. So... if you have a spare .30 Rem recoil spri...
by cantgrowup
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove
Replies: 18
Views: 4469

Re: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove

Well.... I believe that the barrel threads are 24 to the inch according to my thread file, but I don't think I shall try to repair the flattened threads with it. I will contact local gun smiths to see if they have proper thread dies to restore the damaged threads. If anyone knows the proper thread d...
by cantgrowup
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove
Replies: 18
Views: 4469

Re: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove

I have a thread file somewhere. I will see if the threads match up with any teeth on the file and slowly chase the thread back. Does anyone have a picture of what the coarse washer teeth look like to compare against my washer? And if that is the case, then I will have to find a coarse teeth washer f...