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by 81police
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Back from the dead, I am!
Replies: 17
Views: 124

Re: Back from the dead, I am!

Dude!!! You're back!!! We missed ya.

Hope those shoulders heal up soon, they may need a little "Model 8 recoil therapy" before the years out
by 81police
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: For your fine veiwing or bidding pleasure Grade Fs
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: For your fine veiwing or bidding pleasure Grade Fs

Beautiful pieces of Remington history!
by 81police
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 8s & an 81 Group Photo
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: Model 8s & an 81 Group Photo

Now that's a NICE set!!
by 81police
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Movie ref Frank Hamer/Bonnie&Clyde
Replies: 12
Views: 502

Re: Movie ref Frank Hamer/Bonnie&Clyde

Really makes me think.....why did they make that choice and then go with some things that they got flat wrong...like the Thompson. 2 reasons. 1) There is so much misinformation about the ambush from print to video going back many many years. 2) The guns consistently thought to be used are probably ...
by 81police
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Your Opinion Please!
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: Your Opinion Please!

Stock profile looks odd in some places. Wood doesn't look like walnut. I'm guessing a well-done replacement.
by 81police
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 Rifle Trunk
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: Model 8 Rifle Trunk

That does look very classy :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by 81police
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Another 8 in 30 Rem. Pictures Posted
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Another 8 in 30 Rem.

sweet :D
by 81police
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: My first 1900 .35
Replies: 17
Views: 694

Re: My first 1900 .35

a decent amount of firepower there!
by 81police
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Cool Vintage Scoped 8
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Cool Vintage Scoped 8

This photo was originally published on the cover of Dawn of American Deer Hunting, Volume I and subsequently published in the latest edition of NRA's American Hunter magazine. Their caption reads in part, "his Remington Model 8 is topped with one of those newfangled telescopes; it appears to be a tu...
by 81police
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Pre Model 8 jam issue
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Pre Model 8 jam issue

Another suggestion, if you're able to video your gun's extraction & ejection in high speed you can go back and see when/where the issue is occurring. That would be very helpful actually.
by 81police
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Pre Model 8 jam issue
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Pre Model 8 jam issue

Here's suggestions from the Model 8 service manual on ejection fails... Cause A - Extractor has light tension at claw Correction - Bend upward the middle of extractor spring to produce more tension at claw Cause B - Extractor has too much space between claw and bottom of counterbore in face of breec...
by 81police
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: My first 1900 .35
Replies: 17
Views: 694

Re: My first 1900 .35

Thanks again for the info & pictures. Your rifle brings our database total up to 111 known examples. Comparatively, your FN is in VERY good condition! You've got a real prize there. It would be highly sought after in the USA. Enjoy it!
by 81police
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: My first 1900 .35
Replies: 17
Views: 694

Re: My first 1900 .35

Your FN was probably made around 1924-1925. FN records are not like Remington's records. We have put together a very informative article on the FN 1900 that I'd recommend checking out. If you're able to share more photos we would love to see them! What country are you in? http://thegreatmodel8.remin...
by 81police
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Front sight specs, help me please...
Replies: 9
Views: 1053

Re: Front sight specs, help me please...

NICE!!
by 81police
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: My first 1900 .35
Replies: 17
Views: 694

Re: My first 1900 .35

Harmorby, that FN is a beaut!! We conduct ongoing research on the FN 1900 and a confidential database of existing rifles worldwide. Would you be willing to share your rifle's serial number? If so, please email me below and I can also tell you where it falls in line w/ others. Nice gun!!! cat9x@hotma...
by 81police
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: To FBI or not to FBI
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Re: To FBI or not to FBI

Interesting gun. 3 repair codes! October, 1942 July, 1943 February, 1946 It's a legit FBI gun, it's just missing all of the original FBI sighting system. It would be so cool to have this gun and make it a project to restore it back to it's originally issued configuration. I know of another forum mem...
by 81police
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 3135

Re: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!

An additional "set" from Jack. These are all Model 81 "B" grades, all in 300 Savage caliber.
by 81police
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 3135

Re: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!

Another "set" from Jack's collection. These are all Krieger built detachable magazine rifles.
by 81police
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 3135

Re: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!

This is Jack's set of FBI issue Model 81's. Some are you basic early type FBI guns, others are transitional with features representing changes requested by the FBI. The last rifle in the picture is one of the most rare Model 81's in existence. It is the only known example of a late-type FBI Model 81...
by 81police
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hi from a new old guy
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: Hi from a new old guy

This is awesome! A stunning 81!!!! We operate a confidential database on engraved 81's... especially D grades. If you're willing, we would love to add yours. If so, would you email me?

cat9x@hotmail.com
by 81police
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: New to me model 8’s
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: New to me model 8’s

Great springpoles!! :D
by 81police
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Another restoration completed
Replies: 10
Views: 573

Re: Another restoration completed

WOW, well done Sarge!!!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :shock: :shock: :D :D
by 81police
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Krieger conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: Krieger conversion

If you haven't already seen our page on the conversions, I'd recommend comparing it to the rifle in question...

http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/?page_id=563
by 81police
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Really Odd Buttplate
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: Really Odd Buttplate

John Henwood called these "semi-military" "rifle" style steel buttplates. They are quite rare indeed. Henwood also notes, "the stock was apparently intended for a hard-rubber plate and was factory-modified to take this one, since the original screw holes were plugged and new ones drilled. All known ...
by 81police
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Ejection (Stove Piping) with 81 300 Savage
Replies: 10
Views: 980

Re: Ejection (Stove Piping) with 81 300 Savage

And yes the carrier (and bolt) can be removed w/out a complete disassembly of the action.
by 81police
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Ejection (Stove Piping) with 81 300 Savage
Replies: 10
Views: 980

Re: Ejection (Stove Piping) with 81 300 Savage

Hey Rifleman, I haven't ready your previous post, but 8/81's don't normally have as forceful ejection as other rifles, like an AR15 for example. Since we have modern technology available, one of the most helpful things is to video your shooting is as high speed as possible. Then go back and review t...
by 81police
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Hunting in the Adirondacks
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Re: Hunting in the Adirondacks

What a cool photo!!! That dude was heeled, an autoloading Remington and a 1911 as a sidearm! If found as equipped in modern times, he'd be in big trouble in NY! How times have changed. Thanks for sharing.
by 81police
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Movie ref Frank Hamer/Bonnie&Clyde
Replies: 12
Views: 502

Re: Movie ref Frank Hamer/Bonnie&Clyde

Here is the trailer. The shootout scene, like every other film of the like, is botched with incorrect posse firearms. This one shows a Winchester 1907 w/ 10 round magazine and a Thompson SMG :x :roll:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH6vC-BBKOc
by 81police
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 3135

Re: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!

"Jackitus" is a real condition. Seemingly un-curable and also highly contagious!

Jack has a marvelous collection that even these pictures don't do justice by any means.
by 81police
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 3135

Re: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!

The man himself...
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by 81police
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 3135

Re: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!

Only 15 or 16 Model 81-D's are known to exist. Here represents 30%+ of them!
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by 81police
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 3135

Re: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!

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by 81police
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 3135

Re: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!

A wonderful cased rifle collection, of various kinds, from the Ahlberg Collection...
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The rarest of the rare. Dan L. Fraser of Edinburgh custom FN 1900. Truly one of a kind.
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An Ahlberg made custom rifle w/ matching barrel assemblies in 25, 30, and 32 Remington.
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by 81police
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New recruit from Central Pa
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: New recruit from Central Pa

Good looking guns, and you've got the cartridge spectrum covered, 25 and 35. The 25 sure is a fun gun to shoot.
by 81police
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Stamp question.
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: Stamp question.

These would be fitter/inspector stamps. There are many of them representing the many people, over the years, who worked on these guns. The markings are normal.
by 81police
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 3135

Re: Ahlberg Collection

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The six rifles in this set are FN Model 1900’s. I took six of the sixteen in my FN collection to post. You may have seen some of these rifles in more detail on the FN 1900 thread on the Forum. I know many of you followed my quest to get a “Dirty Dozen” of these very fine firearms. My most recent addition of a cased Daniel Fraser customized FN is my most prized rifle.

In this set I have included some very fine examples of customized engraving and wood customization. There is a FN that was issued as a winning prize in a shooting competition in the country of Sweden. There is a Monte Carlo stock with a Stoeger mounting block that came from Germany. There is a two digit serial number that has had some excellent engraving and stock work done to it. There is a customized forearm with a quick release instead of a forearm screw. There is a bullet trap door in-letted into the bottom of the stock. One of the rifles has a barrel jacket that does not have the normal raised rib on the jacket. There is one FN that was returned to the factory in 1940 for a complete restoration and appears to have never been fired.
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by 81police
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 3135

Re: Ahlberg Collection

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The rifles in this set are all police models and are from several different agencies. Most of these rifles have matching serial numbers to the rifle and most are 15 shot POE magazines. There are two rifles with 5-shot POE magazines. One rifle did not have a magazine when purchased, but a spare that I have can be fixed to fit the rifle.
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by 81police
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 3135

Re: Ahlberg Collection

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The four rifles in this set are Model 8 Police Models. Only one of the rifles has the law enforcement agency inscribed on the left side of the receiver. Note that this rifle also has a very rare 10-shot magazine. The calibers on these rifles are 30 and 35.
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by 81police
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 3135

Re: Ahlberg Collection

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Some of the rifles in this set have had modification to allow for the use of the Police Officer’s Equipment 15-shot extended magazine. These rifles are called conversions and were done because the availability of the POE rifles were not easy to attain. I had the first conversions done by an individual who is very knowledgeable on the internal functioning of the model 8 and 81. The first two conversions were done for the model 8 and 81 in 35 caliber. I had enough “shooters” that I decided to convert several other calibers so that I could have a rifle for each caliber that would accept the POE magazine. While the pictures do not show the POE magazines in the rifles, I do have a magazine for each rifle. I have shot most of the conversions and they function very well. The 25 caliber is fun to shoot and the 300 Savage will punish the shoulder. Needless to say, when you empty the magazine all at once it can become very expensive.

I have since been able to find official Police Model Rifles from several agencies but they were made only for the 30 and 35 calibers. They can be seen in Set Eleven and Set Twelve.

There are some rifles that have had alterations to allow for a removable magazine similar to a Krieger conversion. There is one rifle which has an extended 6-7 shot magazine.
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by 81police
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 3135

Re: Ahlberg Collection

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There are 16 model 81 rifles in this set. There are examples of each caliber in later years including the 300 Savage. There is a normal model B with the “B” following the 81 and a model B following the serial number. I have never seen another model B with the”B” following the serial number. There is a 30 caliber that came with a custom leather case. There is a 300 Savage in mint condition that came with a custom built felt lined wooden carrying case. There are several Krieger conversions for both 300 Savage and 35 caliber. There are three D Grade in 300 Savage. One of the D Grades has had modifications to the safety and has been fitted with a removable magazine. One of the the 300 Savage caliber has two Krieger magazine and is fitted with a scope. There are two FBI rifles; one late model and one early model.
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by 81police
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 3135

Re: Ahlberg Collection

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The rifles in this set are model 8 engraved rifles. There are examples of the Grade D, Grade E, and Grade F in calibers 25-35, 35, 300 Savage. There is a customized Grade D with brass name-plate inlay in the stock.
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The rifles in this set are model 8 “Specialty” rifles and have been customized. There is a replica of the Full Stock Military Rifle in 25-35 caliber that was used by Colonel John Hession. The original rifle is in the Remington Museum in Ilion, New York. I built this rifle with the assistance of several forum members. 81police did the first test firing of the rifle.

Also in this set is a very rare, original US Army "Trials" Rifle in 25 caliber, a custom engraved rifle in an oak leaf pattern, a custom full barrel forearm and custom engraved receiver and a 30 caliber custom carbine.
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The rifles in this set are early Model 81. The forearms are called “Beaver Tails” and were discontinued on later models. One of the rifles is a first day production with serial number 25. This rifle is rare in that it is a 25 caliber. The other calibers in this group are 30, 32 and 35.
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by 81police
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 3135

Re: Ahlberg Collection

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The rifles in this set are model 8 flat knob pistol grip. There are two A grade and two C grade.
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The rifles in this set are model 8 straight stock in C Grade. The calibers are 25, 30, 32 and 35.
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The rifles in this set are model 8 round knob pistol grip in C grade. The calibers are 25, 30 and 35.
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by 81police
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 3135

Re: Ahlberg Collection

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The rifles in this set are early year productions. Some early year features on the rifles were discontinued and were no longer available. This set has what I believe to be a first day production with serial number 59 and it has the scripted “35 Rem” on the barrel shroud. There is a safety with the “tear drop” feature which is rare. There is an example of scripted calibers for the 35 Rem and 30-30 Rem. There is a rifle for each caliber; 25-35, 30-30, 25, 30, 32 and 35.
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The rifles in this set are called Old style round knob pistol grip. They are grade A rifles in each caliber; 25, 30, 32 and 35.
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by 81police
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8C -35 Remington
Replies: 13
Views: 1133

Re: Model 8C -35 Remington

Here are some pictures of Roger's rifle. The pictures don't do it justice. It's a beauty
by 81police
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Most delicate internal part?
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Re: Most delicate internal part?

I don't know if it's the most fragile part, but one part subject to a lot of abuse is the firing pin. I've probably heard of more broken firing pins over the years than any other part. And with so many slight variations, they're not always easily replaced. If I had an 8/81 that I hunted with on a re...
by 81police
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello everyone, Dan from PA here with a Model 8 in 35 Rem
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: Hello everyone, Dan from PA here with a Model 8 in 35 Rem

post pictures Dan, that may get you some feedback on the gun
by 81police
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Model 8 Fox
Replies: 4
Views: 1181

Re: Model 8 Fox

Although I bet it's not the first fox that's fell to the Model 8, its certainly the first one I've seen a picture of. Very cool! You won't soon forget that hunt I'd imagine :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by 81police
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Need a Model 8 crescent butt plate, help please!
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: Need a Model 8 crescent butt plate, help please!

Hey Dan, the best place for replacement parts may be watching auction sites like gunbroker or ebay. Buttplates of varying types are on there regularly.
by 81police
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Remington Advertisements Collection
Replies: 3
Views: 670

Remington Advertisements Collection

Posting this for forum member ROGER, this is his collection of advertisements. Really cool Roger!