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by mrparty
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: British proof marks on Model 8?
Replies: 12
Views: 3144

Re: British proof marks on Model 8?

Thanks for the info guys. There's pretty much no doubt in me that this is a 1926 gun now. Would you guys know how commonly these guns were exported to Britain? And lastly, what is the marking on the right side of the barrel next to the NP proof mark? It looks like loading data to me. Was it put ther...
by mrparty
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: British proof marks on Model 8?
Replies: 12
Views: 3144

Re: British proof marks on Model 8?

The serial number is 41033 and what I assume to be the date code is RT, which is on the left side of the barrel assembly near the receiver.
by mrparty
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: British proof marks on Model 8?
Replies: 12
Views: 3144

Re: British proof marks on Model 8?

Yeah it could just be a regular rifle that was sent to Britain, which would actually still be pretty cool to have. I don't really know how common or uncommon those are. Interestingly, I sent an email to Remington asking about the age of my Model 8 from it's serial number, and they gave me a date of ...
by mrparty
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: British proof marks on Model 8?
Replies: 12
Views: 3144

Re: British proof marks on Model 8?

Thank you for the insight, Hardrada. So it could have also been used as an expedition gun. Do you know if there were any expeditions around 1926?
by mrparty
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: British proof marks on Model 8?
Replies: 12
Views: 3144

Re: British proof marks on Model 8?

Wouldn't you think that if it was lend-lease, then it would have been made later than 1926? Did Britain receive older manufactured rifles from lend-lease, or new ones?
by mrparty
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: British proof marks on Model 8?
Replies: 12
Views: 3144

British proof marks on Model 8?

Hello guys, I'm new to this forum. I've got a Model 8 that has some interesting British proof marks and was wondering if anyone might know more about them or what the gun was doing in Britain. What confused me a little was that it seems like my gun was made in 1926 from the date code, so too late fo...