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by MinnesotaDan
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: D Grade Model 8
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: D Grade Model 8

Thanks for the kind words, Joe and Roger. Maybe the best thing about collecting firearms is the great people that you get to meet. You were both great to deal with and I feel very privileged to have met you and been allowed to purchase some fine John Browning autoloaders from you. In the interest of...
by MinnesotaDan
Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member here, I'm from upstate NY,
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: New member here, I'm from upstate NY,

Hello and welcome to the forum. In order to possibly help with your extraction/ejection issues, 1)what type of problem exactly are you having? and 2) what have the gunsmiths tried in their attempts to fix your problem? I might not be able to solve your problem(s), but hopefully we can get some of th...
by MinnesotaDan
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: D Grade Model 8 FS
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: D Grade Model 8 FS

I am not worried about Covid 19 or Delta variants. It is this damn Jackitis I seem to have come down with.....
by MinnesotaDan
Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: My first 81 chambered in 35
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: My first 81 chambered in 35

Nice looking rifle. You will like that Redfield receiver sight.
by MinnesotaDan
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: What am I missing here? Model 8 on GB
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: What am I missing here? Model 8 on GB

It is interesting to note the "2012 Blue Book Values" listed on this website. Prices have gone up. Time to update the prices? It would be good to keep the 2012 blue book prices on the site, though. It is always nice to see that history. Also to show others (wives?) how these rifles have increased (t...
by MinnesotaDan
Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: What am I missing here? Model 8 on GB
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: What am I missing here? Model 8 on GB

There may be some economic factors in play with these prices, also. With all of the (printed paper) cash put in to the economy via Covid Stimulus payments, Paycheck Protection Programs, and unemployment benefits, inflation is inevitable, and is in fact, here as we speak. Look at housing prices, and ...
by MinnesotaDan
Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: What am I missing here? Model 8 on GB
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: What am I missing here? Model 8 on GB

I totally agree. I sure would not pay that much for that rifle, but to each his own.

I just do not find that variant to be that interesting.
by MinnesotaDan
Sun Jul 11, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: What am I missing here? Model 8 on GB
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: What am I missing here? Model 8 on GB

The rarity in this rifle is the buttplate. A somewhat rare "semi-military" "rifle" style steel buttplate. Page 48 of Henwood's book details this.
by MinnesotaDan
Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: D Grade Model 8 FS
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: D Grade Model 8 FS

Sarge,

I am interested in your D Grade. Sent you a PM.

Dan
by MinnesotaDan
Wed Jul 07, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Trip to the cabin
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: Trip to the cabin

The Crisco reacts to a high velocity round by exploding in a geyser of grease, twenty feet in the air. It was a full, sealed can. It was past its expiration date, it had been pushed back to the back of the shelf and forgotten. Those are really nice groups, especially with iron sights. 50 yds?, 100 y...
by MinnesotaDan
Tue Jul 06, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Trip to the cabin
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: Trip to the cabin

Sounds like a fun trip, shooting an 8 and an 81. It looks like you have a nice shooting setup , too. I hope that you were able to shred that target. When we shoot at the cabin, we shoot in an old rock quarry, at about 50 yards. We punch some holes in paper, but shoot a lot of plastic bottles filled ...
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Swiss cheese anyone??
Replies: 11
Views: 1191

Re: Swiss cheese anyone??

I guess that I am a bit more libertarian in my view of an 8 or 81 being parted out. My philosophy is to not tell others what they should do with their rifle, it is still a free country. In the same vein, if you want to boycott a seller who has parted out one of our favorite rifles, then I am O.K. wi...
by MinnesotaDan
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member, Jeff
Replies: 8
Views: 1660

Re: New Member, Jeff

Welcome to the forum, and thank you for your service to our country. The site has great information, and a great bunch of 8/81 enthusiasts.

Good luck at stopping your acquisitions at "one of each". More just seem to keep showing up in my collection!
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: D Grade Model 8
Replies: 11
Views: 1824

Re: D Grade Model 8

A rifle that nice would be worth restoring. I have seen, and heard, of guys Tig welding holes very successfully.
by MinnesotaDan
Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: D Grade Model 8
Replies: 11
Views: 1824

Re: D Grade Model 8

What type of receiver sight or scope mount were the holes drilled for? If one could find out, one could replace the sight/scope mount.

That would seem to make the rifle more appealing.
by MinnesotaDan
Sun May 23, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel sticking to the rear after firing (SOLVED !)
Replies: 16
Views: 2973

Re: Barrel sticking to the rear after firing

The scientific theory called "Occam's razor" holds that the simplest and most likely explanation is usually the correct one. If the buffer spring is not correct, and the barrel is not returning correctly, the odds are that the lack of buffer spring is the problem. One sure way to find out: Replace t...
by MinnesotaDan
Mon May 10, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Serial #10 on the chopping block
Replies: 12
Views: 2059

Re: Serial #10 on the chopping block

I am interested to know if this rifle has any factory repair codes, possibly explaining why the safety is not the period correct original.
by MinnesotaDan
Fri May 07, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member, First Model 8:
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

Re: New Member, First Model 8:

Welcome tallen702,

Has your rifle been modified to take the non standard charging handle? If not, it would probably not be too difficult to replace it with a standard one.
by MinnesotaDan
Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Range day with the 81 .30 Rem
Replies: 2
Views: 967

Re: Range day with the 81 .30 Rem

Nice work! Looks like that spitzer bullet flies a bit better than the flat nose.
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: New movie about Bonnie and Clyde
Replies: 4
Views: 5776

Re: New movie about Bonnie and Clyde

To be precise, that "BAR" was a Colt Monitor. It was a knock off of the Browning design, that had a shorter barrel, different compensator, different hand guard and a pistol grip. Internally, it was the same as a BAR. It would have been highly unlikely that a gun shop would have had one on hand for s...
by MinnesotaDan
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Hand at the Great 8
Replies: 8
Views: 1835

Re: New Hand at the Great 8

Old guns need love, too.
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: My first and I hope my last "Frankengun" (in .250-3000 Savage)
Replies: 17
Views: 3403

Re: My first and I hope my last "Frankengun" (in 250 Savage)

Is this a detachable magazine? If so, this is extra very interesting.
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: .300 Savage forming from .308win
Replies: 7
Views: 1965

Re: .300 Savage forming from .308win

This site sells once fired 300 Savage brass for $16.25/ 25 pieces. That is $65/100 if my math is correct. If converting 308 brass is going smoothly, keep doing it. But getting once fired 300 Savage brass is worth considering if the 308 conversion is not reliable. Plus the brass has the correct heads...
by MinnesotaDan
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Cheek Pad for the 8
Replies: 10
Views: 5524

Re: Cheek Pad for the 8

That's a good point.
by MinnesotaDan
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Cheek Pad for the 8
Replies: 10
Views: 5524

Re: Cheek Pad for the 8

I did notice that with the scope mount, the scope, and now the cheek pad that the 81 weighed a bit more than a trim Model 8. I took it to the range to try it out, and with the magazine full, it was a real heavyweight. A sling adds even a bit more. Felt like I was hefting a BAR. It would be interesti...
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Cheek Pad for the 8
Replies: 10
Views: 5524

Re: Cheek Pad for the 8

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It does make it easier to use the scope. Thanks.
by MinnesotaDan
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Shooting Model 8
Replies: 3
Views: 1207

Re: Shooting Model 8

I am heading to the range this afternoon to shoot an 81 in 35 Rem and an 8 in 30 Rem. Loads of fun. These rifles will hold up to use, just don't abuse 'em. Keep the loads mild, (just hot enough to reliably cycle the action), and it should be fine, as long as the rifle is in good working order. Brown...
by MinnesotaDan
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Trade buffer springs
Replies: 0
Views: 1583

Trade buffer springs

I have 35 Remington/300 Savage buffer spring that is like new, that I would like to trade for a nice 25/30/32 buffer spring.
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Cheek Pad for the 8
Replies: 10
Views: 5524

Re: Cheek Pad for the 8

Good to know. I will get one, and try to remember to post a picture once it get it installed.

Thanks for the info. This forum is a great place to learn.
by MinnesotaDan
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Cheek Pad for the 8
Replies: 10
Views: 5524

Re: Cheek Pad for the 8

I am thinking about getting a cheek pad for my scoped 81. How did the Garand pad end up working for you?
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Magazine indicator spring
Replies: 0
Views: 1428

Magazine indicator spring

I would like to buy a magazine indicator spring if anyone is making them. I have the assembly, just need the spring. Or if anyone can tell me the thickness of the spring stock, maybe I could cut one out myself. Thanks.
by MinnesotaDan
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Oklahoma!
Replies: 8
Views: 2599

Re: Hello from Oklahoma!

That is nice Model 8 you have there. Welcome to the forum.
by MinnesotaDan
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 32 REMINGTON fact. unprimed brass
Replies: 4
Views: 1595

Re: 32 REMINGTON fact. unprimed brass

Yep, give us a $ on those. Pretty cool find and a unique gift for sure.
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: ** Merry Model 8 Christmas 2020 **
Replies: 10
Views: 3358

Re: ** Merry Model 8 Christmas 2020 **

Merry Christmas to all, and happy shooting.
by MinnesotaDan
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nice looking .35 Model 8 on GB. 1 day left, @ $800 now
Replies: 12
Views: 3528

Re: Nice looking .35 Model 8 on GB. 1 day left, @ $800 now

On the homepage of this website, click on "The grades of the Model 8 and 81" and you will be able to see what factory checkering of a B grade 81 would look like. Lots of good photos to see the subtle differences, (and not so subtle).
by MinnesotaDan
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nice looking .35 Model 8 on GB. 1 day left, @ $800 now
Replies: 12
Views: 3528

Re: Nice looking .35 Model 8 on GB. 1 day left, @ $800 now

That does seem to be a bit high for an aftermarket, non factory checkering rifle. WOW is right.
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New here from Southern Maryland
Replies: 5
Views: 1812

Re: New here from Southern Maryland

Welcome Trepang. Enjoy the Model 8, thank you for your service to our country.
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New Member- New to me Model 8. Please tell me what I bought here
Replies: 6
Views: 1906

Re: New Member- New to me Model 8. Please tell me what I bought here

Congratulations on your first Model 8. You will need to be careful, or you will soon own several more. I am no expert, just a forum member, but I would say that your Model 8 is in above average condition, in fact very good condition for a Model 8 of it's age. It is in a very desirable chambering, as...
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member
Replies: 7
Views: 2654

Re: New Member

I am using 3031 with excellent results and a 117 gr. round nose. I had some 117 gr. Barnes bullets laying around from a failed 250-3000 Savage experiment, and they also shot great. I would guess that it would be a good hunting load. Welcome to the forum. There is lots of good information and lots of...
by MinnesotaDan
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Everyone out to pasture?
Replies: 22
Views: 5715

Re: Everyone out to pasture?

I will have my 81 in hand for the Minnesota deer opener in a couple of weeks. I also hope to have a photo or story to share. Good luck to you, Bandersnatch.
by MinnesotaDan
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Everyone out to pasture?
Replies: 22
Views: 5715

Re: Everyone out to pasture?

I even had some splatter on my safety goggles. I am thankful that if I was dumb enough to get water in my lead, that I was at least smart enough to wear safety goggles. "A man's just got to know his limitations"-Dirty Harry in Magnum Force.
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Remington 8/81 'Cannibalizers' '!
Replies: 5
Views: 1846

Re: Remington 8/81 'Cannibalizers' '!

One will turn up at some point. Hopefully, not a cannibalized one!
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Remington 8/81 'Cannibalizers' '!
Replies: 5
Views: 1846

Re: Remington 8/81 'Cannibalizers' '!

Wow, that is great that you were able to get those parts. What a nice find. Hopefully you can keep your rifles going forever with those parts.

Would you happen to have a Model 8 forend screw that you could sell? I had one just shear off. The metal just wore out.
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Remington 8/81 'Cannibalizers' '!
Replies: 5
Views: 1846

Re: Remington 8/81 'Cannibalizers' '!

On one hand, I see your point, that these old rifles are getting scarce, but then again, they are also getting old. Spare parts are needed to keep some going as functional rifles, and spare parts are needed for some to be lovingly restored. Unless new parts are being manufactured, (and with few exce...
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Everyone out to pasture?
Replies: 22
Views: 5715

Re: Everyone out to pasture?

I am using wheel weights. But I do not quench. I once got a visit from the "tinsel fairy" when some water touched the molten lead, so I don't have water around when I am casting anymore. Not to say that you should not quench your bullets, it's just that I am too clumsy to have molten lead around wat...
by MinnesotaDan
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Everyone out to pasture?
Replies: 22
Views: 5715

Re: Everyone out to pasture?

I use a Lee 180 RN bullet mold. Gas checked, the bullet comes in at 173 grs. Go figure. Over 27 gr. of 3031 in a 300 Savage case, it is accurate and reliably cycles the action of an 81. I have not had any problems with this load, so if you blow up your rifle,well, it is not my fault. This is not a m...
by MinnesotaDan
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: newly mfg barrel nuts and washers
Replies: 30
Views: 8047

Re: newly mfg barrel nuts and washers

I would like the nut and washer as I believe that the 35 Rem barrel nut/washer is the same as on the 300 Savage. Someone, please let me know if that is incorrect. (Obviously I need nut/washer for a 300 Savage).Thanks.
by MinnesotaDan
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: New Rem Model 8/81 barrel tool for sale (Second batch is ready for sale)
Replies: 23
Views: 11770

Re: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale

I would like to purchase one of these. Thanks.