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by cantgrowup
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale
Replies: 13
Views: 2997

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: 348

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: 342

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: 342

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: 342

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: 342

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: 154

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: 235

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: 154

.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: 114

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: 114

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
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale
Replies: 13
Views: 2997

Re: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale

Thanks Cam.
by cantgrowup
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale
Replies: 13
Views: 2997

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
Replies: 13
Views: 2997

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: 1156

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
Replies: 13
Views: 2997

New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale

I have designed and commissioned a custom Remington Model 8/81 barrel shroud removal tool for sale. It utilizes one end for removal of the barrel nut (using a extended tip set screw) and the other end for removal of the barrel jacket bushing. A .30 cal. nylon jag (8-32 thread) is included for center...
by cantgrowup
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Are there any free photosharing sites recommended?
Replies: 3
Views: 1156

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: 1
Views: 1118

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: 5411

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: 1165

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: 1760

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: 2660

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: 4069

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: 4069

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: 4069

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: 2440

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: 3653

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: 4069

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: 3817

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: 3817

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: 3492

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: 3817

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: 3817

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...
by cantgrowup
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove
Replies: 18
Views: 3817

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

The barrel nut is .983" in length and has 25 teeth (although the Henwood book says 24... and I counted them several times and came up with 25 each time :o ). The barrel nut washer appears to have many teeth, so maybe the two are not matched. How far down should the barrel nut be tightened on these r...
by cantgrowup
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove
Replies: 18
Views: 3817

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

I was hoping that may be the issue, but my washer ID measures 0.555 +/-, so I guess it actually is the .30 Rem washer.
by cantgrowup
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove
Replies: 18
Views: 3817

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

Here's a pic showing the position of the washer when it rotates counterclockwise on top of those two rear flattened threads. The groove is at 1 o'clock and you can just see the washer bulge at 12 o'clock. Once it is in that position, it will not allow the washer to be easily removed. I need to figur...
by cantgrowup
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove
Replies: 18
Views: 3817

Barrel nut washer was off-center from barrel thread groove

I just bought a 1929 Model 8 in .30 Rem and am taking it apart to clean and inspect before shooting. I had trouble getting the barrel out of the shroud because its threads were hung up on the barrel nut washer. The little bump on the inside of the barrel nut washer was not lined up with the groove i...
by cantgrowup
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Weak ejection on Model 81 .30 Rem
Replies: 11
Views: 3640

Re: Weak ejection on Model 81 .30 Rem

It's probably my anemic hand loads. I used 29.0 gr of IMR 3031 pushing 150 gr Hornady RN (#3035) around 2000 fps. I had already disassembled and thoroughly cleaned the rifle before shooting.
by cantgrowup
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Weak ejection on Model 81 .30 Rem
Replies: 11
Views: 3640

Weak ejection on Model 81 .30 Rem

I shot my Model 81 in .30 Rem for the first time the other day and the ejected brass was only going about a foot directly upward and dropping back down on my arm on the shooting table. I realize that the extractor is on the 12 o'clock position and that the ejector is on the 6 o'clock position, and t...
by cantgrowup
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Can you convert a .32 Rem to a .35 Rem by switching parts?
Replies: 5
Views: 2338

Can you convert a .32 Rem to a .35 Rem by switching parts?

Can you simply convert a Model 8 from .32 Rem to .35 Rem by merely switching out the barrel assembly, bolt assembly, and magazine? A friend has a pistol grip .32 Rem and a straight stock .35 Rem. He wants a pistol grip .35 Rem. I told him it should be a simple swap out of parts on the receivers. Is ...
by cantgrowup
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: The actual Model 8 that killed Bonnie and Clyde
Replies: 3
Views: 1922

Re: The actual Model 8 that killed Bonnie and Clyde

Wow! There is somebody else out there as twisted as me! :lol: I have become an aficionado of all things B&C in my retirement. My buddy and I are trying to collect firearms that are representative of those used by B&C or by LEO against them. The Dr. Shehee rifle borrowed by Bienville Parish Deputy Sh...
by cantgrowup
Thu May 23, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: RCBS shell holder won't work
Replies: 7
Views: 3377

Re: RCBS shell holder won't work

Well, that's not very comforting. I just ordered two RCBS #19 shellholders to use in loading my new .30 Rem Model 81. I always order two shellholders so that one can remain in the press, and one in the primer tool. I just ordered a bunch of .30 Rem from Graf, so if the shellholders won't fit, RCBS i...
by cantgrowup
Thu May 23, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Need .30 Rem reloading advice
Replies: 4
Views: 2089

Need .30 Rem reloading advice

Well... I just picked up my sixth "greatmodel8".... an 81 in .30 Rem made in May 1949. I already reload for .32 Rem, .35 Rem, and .300 Sav, but my initial searching for info on .30 Rem reloading is not very promising. First of all... my Hornady 10th Reloading manual doesn't cover it! :o I have just ...
by cantgrowup
Thu May 02, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Unseated fired primers on reloaded .35 Rem ammo?
Replies: 8
Views: 3617

Re: Unseated fired primers on reloaded .35 Rem ammo?

Yes... I need to measure the headspace with my Hornady kit, and keep the brass specific to each .35 Rem rifle. I will then just neck size to see if that helps move the shoulders up to where there is no excessive headspace.
by cantgrowup
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Unseated fired primers on reloaded .35 Rem ammo?
Replies: 8
Views: 3617

Re: Unseated fired primers on reloaded .35 Rem ammo?

You are right about the most recent Hornady reloading manual being #10. I was going off of memory. And you are probably right about the mid - range load being too light to force the case back against the bolt face. The brass is new mfg Hornady and below the max length allowed. The gun cycles fine wi...
by cantgrowup
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Unseated fired primers on reloaded .35 Rem ammo?
Replies: 8
Views: 3617

Unseated fired primers on reloaded .35 Rem ammo?

I've experience some partially unseated primers on some reloaded .35 Rem ammo that I reloaded and fired myself in two different Model 8 rifles. The loads themselves are in the middle of the recommended ranges from the Hornady Reloading Manual No. 11 with 32.0 gr of H4895 pushing a Hornady 200gr RN I...
by cantgrowup
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: What happens when bolt carrier latch spring is broken?
Replies: 12
Views: 3388

Re: What happens when bolt carrier latch spring is broken?

Nope... I haven't seen a Bolt Lock Spring by itself. I wish I did. The Bolt Lock is a pretty tough item, but the little flat spring.. not so much! :(
by cantgrowup
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: What happens when bolt carrier latch spring is broken?
Replies: 12
Views: 3388

Re: What happens when bolt carrier latch spring is broken?

Rifleman,
I was "trying" to use the Remington factory schematic/parts list on page 24 from "The Great Remington 8" book by Henwood, but just grabbed the wrong part name and number. I got my replacement Barrel Lock and Spring from eBay.
by cantgrowup
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: What happens when bolt carrier latch spring is broken?
Replies: 12
Views: 3388

Re: What happens when bolt carrier latch spring is broken?

OOPS! I made a mistake! It is not the "Bolt Carrier Latch Spring" that I was talking about. It was the "Barrel Lock Spring" (part #131). I misread the parts schematic listing. I apologize for the confusion.