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by norm
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member and 8 owner
Replies: 7
Views: 3612

Re: New member and 8 owner

Not a Remington but the Stevens 425 lever action was also chambered for the 25 Remington rimless. Probably scarcer than any other rifle for the 25.
by norm
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Remington Model 25 in 25-20
Replies: 4
Views: 2364

Re: Remington Model 25 in 25-20

Those Remington 25's are neat little rifles. Look more like a 22 RF and I think they are neater than a Winchester 92 or Marlin 94 in the same caliber. I got one in 32 WCF about 10 years ago and like it so much I just had ro get one in 25-20. Been working up cast bullet loads for it this winter. Got ...
by norm
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: I took some advice & closed the Vault
Replies: 8
Views: 3154

Re: I know I have a Model 8 in hear somewhere !!

Do you live in a museum?
by norm
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 25 Remington reloading questions
Replies: 11
Views: 4294

Re: 25 Remington reloading questions

I use Winchester large rifle primers for all of my rifle reloads. I have never found any difference between brands. For the 25 Remington you should not need magnum primers.
by norm
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 25 Remington reloading questions
Replies: 11
Views: 4294

Re: 25 Remington reloading questions

Gamemaster, My Lyman manual #43 copyright 1964 shows 3031 with 117 gr. jacketed 21 gr. start load at 1930 fps and max 26 gr. at 2339 fps. Also lists 4064 23 gr. start and 27 gr. max and 4320 23 gr. start and 27 gr. max. Case length 2.050. I assume that is max length since no trim length is listed. C...
by norm
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 not ejecting
Replies: 25
Views: 6599

Re: Model 8 not ejecting

I checked my model 8 30 caliber. With a cleaning rod in from the muzzle and pushing the whole barrel and bolt assembly back it moves about 2.75 inches. Hard to get a real precise measurement.With the bolt and barrel pushed back that far I can't move it any farther. Pulling on the bolt handle moves t...
by norm
Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 30-30 dies for 30 Rem
Replies: 7
Views: 2679

Re: 30-30 dies for 30 Rem

This question about 30-30 dies for 30 Remington has showed up on this web site before. Decided it was time do a little experimenting. I full length sized a once fired 30 Remington case in my 30-30 dies which are RCBS not Redding like I wrote in my previous post. I colored the shoulder area with a fe...
by norm
Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 30-30 dies for 30 Rem
Replies: 7
Views: 2679

Re: 30-30 dies for 30 Rem

30-30 dies can be used to neck size 30 Remington cases. Not sure about full length resizing. Shoulder angles are different between 30-30 and 30 Remington. I have Redding dies for the 30 Remington so have never tried 30-30 dies for 30 Remington. You would need the 30 Remington shell holder.
by norm
Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FN 1900
Replies: 16
Views: 6092

Re: FN 1900

Jack, gunauction.com14351117
by norm
Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FN 1900
Replies: 16
Views: 6092

Re: FN 1900

Jack, gunauction.com14351117
by norm
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FN 1900
Replies: 16
Views: 6092

FN 1900

FN 1900 listed on gunauction.com 3 days left
by norm
Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Set of Remington Rifles
Replies: 17
Views: 7958

Re: A Set of Remington Rifles

I checked Henwood's book this morning. There at least 13 different barrel jacket markings and possibly 15 in the Model 8. Model 81 there are only 2 different markings. Jack check your gun safe, you might already have a set.
by norm
Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Set of Remington Rifles
Replies: 17
Views: 7958

Re: A Set of Remington Rifles

A set of Model 8's each having a different barrel jacket markings would probably be hard to obtain. There are 10 or 11 different markings and the full set in each of the 4 Model 8 rifles would be a fantastic set.
by norm
Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: 35 Remington bolt action
Replies: 2
Views: 1838

Re: 35 Remington bolt action

Winchester Model 70 and Remington 600. I believe the Remington model 7 is available from the Remington custom shop.
by norm
Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: newbie reloader with .32 bullet questions
Replies: 4
Views: 3063

Re: newbie reloader with .32 bullet questions

Adam, You should try tweaking the oal for your reloads like Phyrbird says. I am always surprised when someone has feeding problems with flat nose bullets in a model14/141. I had shot a couple hundred lyman 321297's in my m14 32 before I found out they would not feed. The 321297 is the Ideal/Lyman bu...
by norm
Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tang sight Trouble
Replies: 3
Views: 2055

Re: Tang sight Trouble

Nothing unusual about tang sight shooting left or right in my experience. Put some shims under one side or the other of the base. Strips cut from aluminum cans work for me. Trial and error method. Make sure you have enough ammo when you go to the range.
by norm
Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Chronographing the Model 8
Replies: 1
Views: 1560

Re: Chronographing the Model 8

Nothing unusual about varying chronograph results. My brother has a Marlin 1894 41 Magnum identical to mine-about 50 numbers later by serial number. His chrongraphs 50 fps faster than mine with factory loads from the same box and the same difference with my identical handloads. At one time I had two...
by norm
Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 99 Savage questions/interests
Replies: 8
Views: 3107

Re: 99 Savage questions/interests

Adam, I have several 300 Savages and really like them. I load nothing but cast bullets for them. Varget is definitely a good powder for the little 300. As for takedown vs solid frame I have 2 99 carbines one solid frame and one takedown. The solid frame is slightly more accurate overr a long string ...
by norm
Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from the Pacific Northwest
Replies: 6
Views: 4297

Re: Hello from the Pacific Northwest

When I started reloading 25 Remington I already was loading the other Remington Rimless calibers and had a shell holder and 30 Remington brass.I loaded quite a bit of ammo before I bought the correct die set. Necked the 30 caliber brass down in a 7-08 die and then a 250 Savage die. Loaded with the 2...
by norm
Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Unaltered Model 8???
Replies: 4
Views: 2373

Re: Unaltered Model 8???

Factory repair code on the barrel jacket.
by norm
Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ruger Deerstalker vs. Deerfield: any experience with these?
Replies: 2
Views: 1998

Re: Ruger Deerstalker vs. Deerfield: any experience with the

Adam, I had a Ruger autoloader for several years a liberty model. Shot it over 500 rounds mostly with cast bullet. RCBS swc. Once in awhile the semi wadcutter shoulder would hang up at the chamber entrance. For absolutely reliable feeding I would suggest a truncated cone profile bullet. It did not s...
by norm
Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: LOVE STORIES: Your first model 8 (or 81)
Replies: 16
Views: 6856

Re: LOVE STORIES: Your first model 8 (or 81)

Got my first Model 8 in 1990. Went to the Minnesota Trappers convention at the Meeker county fairgrounds. Among all the tables of traps,scents and other trapping equipment was a table with a Model 8 and a couple of Marlin 22 RF's. Don't remember what I paid but I took the Model 8 home. Knew very lit...
by norm
Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Model 14 pump
Replies: 8
Views: 3045

Re: Model 14 pump

I got my copy of Ken Blauch's book from the Remington Society web site. I just checked and it is marked sold out. You will have to look at used book sources to find one.
by norm
Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Model 14 pump
Replies: 8
Views: 3045

Re: Model 14 pump

That is an anti rattle device. Only used for a short time. Introduced about 1921. It puts rearward pressure against the magazine tube. This information from Ken Blauch's book on the 14 & 141.
by norm
Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: 81 Saturn Boone scope
Replies: 6
Views: 3936

Re: 81 Saturn Boone scope

Forget to mention the Colt Gatling gun 45-70 at the same auction sold for $33,000.00.
by norm
Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: 81 Saturn Boone scope
Replies: 6
Views: 3936

Re: 81 Saturn Boone scope

That appears to be the 81/300 Savage that sold at Goeman auction this morning. It also had the peep sight for the Boone scope mount. Sold for $625.00.
by norm
Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Auctuion
Replies: 0
Views: 1733

Auctuion

Remington 81 in 300 Savage on Goeman Auction Service,Lennox,SD. Their website says with rare Boone gunscope.
by norm
Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: shooting .32 Rem FN verus RN in Model 14's: NO!
Replies: 5
Views: 5188

Re: shooting .32 Rem FN verus RN in Model 14's: NO!

I have read that warning about not using flat nose bullets in Remington 14/141's but not until I had shot a bunch of them in my 14's. Keep the cartridge oal within specs and you should not have problems - at least I haven't. I have model 14/141's in all four calibers. Gus I am not familiar with the ...
by norm
Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Parkerized Model 81 (Update) and Cartridge Case Issue?
Replies: 6
Views: 3889

Re: Parkerized Model 81 (Update) and Cartridge Case Issue?

Nothing unusual about the dented case mouths. Are those factory loads?
by norm
Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: How to tell the difference between 8/81
Replies: 8
Views: 4704

Re: How to tell the difference between 8/81

I am pretty sure that is a Model 8. Pistol grip is the same shape as my Model 8 of about 1916 vintage. Also it appears to have no magazine side springs and all the 81's I have seen have both left and right side springs.
by norm
Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: .357 lever action AND bolt actions - what say ye?
Replies: 8
Views: 4638

Re: .357 lever action AND bolt actions - what say ye?

Adam, Those pistol caliber carbines are fun. Especially with a matching caliber handgun. Trick is to find a load that shoots well in both. I have a 41 Magnum combination and the RCBS 41-210 SWC shoots well in both but the SWC does not feed well int the Marlin 1894 carbine. I'm still looking for a ro...
by norm
Sat Sep 26, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: looking for .35 Remington cast bullet
Replies: 2
Views: 2456

Re: looking for .35 Remington cast bullet

sionics, Got to agree with Fred. RCBS 35-200-FN is THE bullet for the 35 Remington. I use in my Model 8,model 141 and 3 Marlin 336's. Only problem I've had is some rifles the front band touches the start of the rifling when seated to the crimp groove. Cure is to taper the front band. I do this by ru...
by norm
Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inexpensive .32Rem dies?
Replies: 2
Views: 2176

Re: Inexpensive .32Rem dies?

I doubt if you will find really inexpensive loading dies for the 25,30 or 32 Remington Rimless. Maybe at a gun show. I have RCBS and Redding and they are both special order but check prices because sometimes there is a big difference between the two companies.Both brands are good quality.
by norm
Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Caliber Conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 4166

Re: Caliber Conversion

There is also the Lindahl chucker. A 22 based on the 25 Remington case. A few years ago Gun Digest had an article about Leslie Lindahl and his wildcat. Also had a picture of Townsend Whelan shooting prairie dogs with one. When I get home I'll look it up and post more information.
by norm
Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 fails to eject
Replies: 12
Views: 9340

Re: Model 8 fails to eject

Check the cases. Something might be different between them. Primer pocket or flash hole size. Or maybe not. just a thought.
by norm
Sun Jun 07, 2015 4:45 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 81 with a compass in the stock
Replies: 5
Views: 3292

Re: 81 with a compass in the stock

Model 81's are not the only rifles with a compass in the stock. I have a sporterized Krag and a Marlin 336 built in 1948 that have it.
by norm
Sun May 17, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: recently acquired original .32Rem ammo
Replies: 10
Views: 4898

Re: recently acquired original .32Rem ammo

I just checked the chapter in Hatchers Notebook which covers priming compounds. He states Remington placed Kleanbore priming on the market in 1927 and was followed in short order by other brands and makes. Hatcher also states RWS was using non corrosive priming in 1901.
by norm
Sat May 16, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: recently acquired original .32Rem ammo
Replies: 10
Views: 4898

Re: recently acquired original .32Rem ammo

Adam, Check the ammunition section on this site. Might help date your ammo. If before 1930 they might be corrosive primers. In that case clean the bore as if it was black powder.I don't know for sure when non-corrosive primers came into use but my fragile memory says late 1920's.
by norm
Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Can We Discuss Specific Handloads For Model 8/81s?
Replies: 15
Views: 12219

Re: Can We Discuss Specific Handloads For Model 8/81s?

I have been loading 35 Remington for over 20 years so I will share some of my load information. I shoot my Marlin 336 a lot more than my Model 8 since I shoot monthly lever action silhouette matches at Wagner,SD. I load nothing but cast bullets in my 35's mostly the RCBS 35-200-FN which weighs 200 t...
by norm
Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Henwood's book, anyone else buy it?
Replies: 17
Views: 6553

Re: Henwood's book, anyone else buy it?

35Rem, A little bit of trivia about the 2nd edition stamped by the NRA. In a letter I got from John dated March 4, 1999 he mentioned the NRA returning the 1st and 2nd edition he had sent for review. Direct quote from the letter. "Had quite a row with the NRA. They took the review copies on the first...
by norm
Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is this a good book on reloading?
Replies: 7
Views: 2912

Re: Is this a good book on reloading?

Almost all dies and presses made today use 7/8 x 14 thread and will interchange. Lyman 310 dies have smaller thread something like 5/8 x 30 . There are bushings available so 310 dies can be used in a press threaded for 7/8 x 14. I do this mostly with the Lyman expanding chamber for flaring case mout...
by norm
Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is this a good book on reloading?
Replies: 7
Views: 2912

Re: Is this a good book on reloading?

Almost all dies and presses made today use 7/8 x 14 thread and will interchange. Lyman 310 dies have smaller thread something like 5/8 x 30 . There are bushings available so 310 dies can be used in a press threaded for 7/8 x 14. I do this mostly with the Lyman expanding chamber for flaring case mout...
by norm
Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is this a good book on reloading?
Replies: 7
Views: 2912

Re: Is this a good book on reloading?

Have not read that book so can't comment on it. I can recomend the current Lee manual.and since I'm a bullet caster I'll suggest the current Lyman cast bullet manual. The Lee manual has more load data than any book I've seen. I got started handloading over 35 years ago with an RCBS Rockchucker kit. ...
by norm
Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Henwood's book, anyone else buy it?
Replies: 17
Views: 6553

Re: Henwood's book, anyone else buy it?

Sorry to hear that John Henwood has passed on. I've got all three editions of his Remington 8&81 book, also his books about the Winchester self loaders and the S&W military and police revolver. John was a member of the Cast bullet Association like I am and he advertised his books in the CBA newslett...
by norm
Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Henwood's book, anyone else buy it?
Replies: 17
Views: 6553

Re: Henwood's book, anyone else buy it?

Sorry to hear that John Henwood has passed on. I've got all three editions of his Remington 8&81 book, also his books about the Winchester self loaders and the S&W military and police revolver. John was a member of the Cast bullet Association like I am and he advertised his books in the CBA newslett...
by norm
Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Limitations of the peep sight.
Replies: 3
Views: 1746

Re: Limitations of the peep sight.

Tang sights can be adjusted for windage by shimming one or the other side of the base or moving the front sight.
by norm
Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Remington Model 8, 35 rem, need cast load help!
Replies: 1
Views: 1470

Re: Remington Model 8, 35 rem, need cast load help!

johnski, I have only loaded 200 gr. cast in my Model 8 35 Remington. In my experience you will need 1600 fps muzzle velocity for reliable functioning with 200 gr. bullets. Also my experience is that 1400 fps is about the limit for decent accuracy with plain base bullets and since the molds you menti...
by norm
Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why is this site so slow?
Replies: 6
Views: 2383

Re: Why is this site so slow?

ten ring, There not a lot of 8/81 owners compared to other rifle or handgun models.
by norm
Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1855

for sale

30 Remington ammo--4 boxes WW 170 gr Silvertip, 5 boxes Peters 170 gr Inner-Belted, 1 box Remington 170 gr Core-lokt SP index # 2630 REM-UMC headstamped, 3 boxes Remington 160 gr metal case white boxes was told by a cartridge collector these were loaded for prison guards index no.2330. And a couple ...
by norm
Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: bullet profile HELP!
Replies: 5
Views: 2356

Re: bullet profile HELP!

Can you see rifling marks on the cast bullets? Use a felt tip marker to color the bullet. Makes it easier to see rifling marks. If you see rifling marks on the bullet use a .354 or.355 sizing die in the lube sizer with a flat faced top punch and run the bullet into the sizing die nose first to reduc...