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by 81police
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Light Restoration on .30 Rem #8
Replies: 5
Views: 36

Re: Light Restoration on .30 Rem #8

Wow! I really enjoyed seeing the series of pictures from before to disassembly & cleaning to after. Amazing what's underneath all that grime. You did a great job and will keep that rifle running for many more years to come. Nice! :D

Is the serial number of your rifle 157?
by 81police
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Any smiths able do a Krieger Conversion?
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: Any smiths able do a Krieger Conversion?

I don't know any sorry
by 81police
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Stock Stamping
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Stock Stamping

as often with other types of firearms, individuals and companies (especially) marked ownership of their firearms. Cool stampings, have you investigated any possible sources via google search?
by 81police
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: New member

Welcome Chris!! Great fix on your rifle...do what you gotta do!
by 81police
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Browning 1900
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: Browning 1900

Here's the auction link for anyone interested...

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/853039941
by 81police
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: FBI Model 81 w/ issues
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: FBI Model 81 w/ issues

Hi RedFlannelCap, I made your post into its own topic so all discussion can focus on your specific gun. These are my guesses only... The additional pins & holes may have been Remington's attempt to fix a loosening jacket tube from the jacket head. The brazed area may have been the FBI's attempt at r...
by 81police
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Dad, a Marine w/ 3 Purple Hearts...
Replies: 3
Views: 60

My Dad, a Marine w/ 3 Purple Hearts...

Every Marine has a story, but not every Marine has 3 Purple Hearts. Here's PART 1 of a 3 part series on my dad's experience in Vietnam, 1968-1969...

https://youtu.be/lLRvUb0JB1g
by 81police
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello From the U.P. Of Michigan
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: Hello From the U.P. Of Michigan

Welcome and nice springpole!
by 81police
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: FBI Model 81
Replies: 19
Views: 1999

Re: FBI Model 81

Be of good cheer CalFred! You have a uniquely put together, authentic FBI 81. Let me address some of the inconsistencies and take a guess at what's going on... Your barrel assembly is not original to the rifle. The hand stamped "16651" on the top of the jacket head was possibly done by the FBI. As y...
by 81police
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 Gunsmith?
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Model 8 Gunsmith?

Sorry oldbowyer, I do not know any specific 8/81 gunsmith. However, if you find a gunsmith that's well versed with Remington M11 or Browning A5 shotguns, those are pretty close mechanically.
by 81police
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: What do I have 1932 Model 8 sn 59xxx
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: What do I have 1932 Model 8 sn 59xxx

Hi BEVO08, please post pictures of the rifle & it's stock set.

If you have difficulty doing this, send them to me directly: cat9x@hotmail.com
by 81police
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Model 8 Christmas 2019!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Merry Model 8 Christmas 2019!!!

Thanks Roger! And thank you too
by 81police
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: LA County 81 Police question...
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: LA County 81 Police question...

I would think so too. Regarding condition, comparative to other LA County 81's I've seen your rifle would be among the nicest. Congrats!
by 81police
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: LA County 81 Police question...
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: LA County 81 Police question...

Hi Stan,

Special Police 81 stamped "#31" by LA County should be serial number 18760. It was listed for sale on Checkpoint Charlies earlier this year for $7500.

Pictures at the time show it to be very clean and all original. Outstanding gun.
by 81police
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: British proof marks on Model 8?
Replies: 11
Views: 191

Re: British proof marks on Model 8?

Good words from Hardrada55 above :D Date your rifle by the "Remington date code" not the serial number (unless no date code is present). As previously stated, your rifle was made, and stamped by Remington in November, 1926. The receiver was made & serialized years prior but not the complete rifle. Y...
by 81police
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Model 8 Christmas 2019!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Merry Model 8 Christmas 2019!!!

and a few more...
by 81police
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Model 8 Christmas 2019!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Merry Model 8 Christmas 2019!!!

A few more...
by 81police
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Model 8 Christmas 2019!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Merry Model 8 Christmas 2019!!!

Merry Christmas from the GREAT MODEL 8!! This makes 10+ years we've been going, so thank all of you who participate and bring so much insight to our forums. Enjoy our doctored "A Christmas Story" pictures from over the years....forget Red Ryder, get that boy a Remington built "springpole" NOW!! And ...
by 81police
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member in North Texas
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: New member in North Texas

Welcome!!!
by 81police
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Greetings from Virginia
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Greetings from Virginia

starting your collection out on top! Hard to beat. Love the FBI guns.
by 81police
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: British proof marks on Model 8?
Replies: 11
Views: 191

Re: British proof marks on Model 8?

Looks like standard British import proofs to me. I've seen another Model 8 or two with similar stamps.
by 81police
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from Pitkin.Louisiana
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: New member from Pitkin.Louisiana

Thanks for registering and posting Koltray, looking forward to hearing more from you!
by 81police
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Stock set for Model 81 on Fleabay
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Stock set for Model 81 on Fleabay

I haven't kept up with stock sets, is this a fair price?

Thanks for the heads up btw..
by 81police
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Roger! Your posts and input are missed for sure!!

I dare say happy black consumerism Friday too :shock: :lol: :roll:
by 81police
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Semi rough shape 1900 on the auction block
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Semi rough shape 1900 on the auction block

Thank you so much! This one was previously unknown to our database but has added useful info.
by 81police
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: 2019 Michigan Rifle Season
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: 2019 Michigan Rifle Season

Whoa, lotta energy offloaded in that noggin. Beautiful buck!!!!!! Congrats. Love the rifle too
by 81police
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Semi rough shape 1900 on the auction block
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Rough shape 1900 on the auction block

WOW! Do you think you could share the serial number with us for our FN 1900 database?
by 81police
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Mannlicher esque
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Mannlicher esque

that's the epitome of "custom"!!!
by 81police
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: 32 REM Model 8 Krieger?
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: 32 REM Model 8 Krieger?

Hi TJH, If the serial number of your rifle is 46xxx it was indeed manufactured in 1922, about the time Remington introduced their date code system. It appears yours was not date coded, however, it has 2 repair codes. PPP3 - June, 1945 The 2nd stamp is harder to interpret because it appears double st...
by 81police
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: engraved lady "d" 4 grade
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: engraved lady "d" 4 grade

oh my if that rifle could talk....the stories now!!!!
by 81police
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Knowledge @ a serial number
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Knowledge @ a serial number

whats the serial number?
by 81police
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: FBI Model 81
Replies: 19
Views: 1999

Re: FBI Model 81

CalFed wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:59 pm
One thing I'm interested in is finding out, if possible, what route these rifles took to get into the private market.

The FBI is not known for selling off their weapons to the public
good question, i'd love to know the answer :D
by 81police
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member from Pensacola FL and Superior WI
Replies: 1
Views: 802

Re: New Member from Pensacola FL and Superior WI

Welcome Huser91!!! Best of luck this season!

Sorry I don't know of any 8/81 specific gunsmiths. C&R Arsenal have a crackerjack gunsmith on tap. Check their website!
by 81police
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Is this thing cute, or what?
Replies: 4
Views: 1165

Re: Is this thing cute, or what?

now that looks fun :D :D
by 81police
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: FBI Model 81
Replies: 19
Views: 1999

Re: FBI Model 81

You've got a real treasure there, full of history. The FBI models went through quite a few transitions as testing & field use reports came back. Yours looks awesome.
by 81police
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Scope or not?
Replies: 3
Views: 983

Re: Scope or not?

Hi Harmorby, Love your FN. Unfortunately, when manufactured, there was no provision for any alternative sighting system. Even a tang sight would require the drilling & tapping of at least 1 hole in the receiver tang (actually somewhat common in Canadian FN's). One idea would be to drift the rear sig...
by 81police
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: FBI Model 81
Replies: 19
Views: 1999

Re: FBI Model 81

dead ringer there CalFed. Congratulations! Would you mind sharing the serial number and we can add it into our FBI database?
by 81police
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FS: Rear Picatinny Red Dot Mount.
Replies: 4
Views: 1028

Re: FS: Rear Picatinny Red Dot Mount.

That looks so awesome!
by 81police
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Action remaining locked during unloading
Replies: 3
Views: 515

Re: Action remaining locked during unloading

Never seen this issue personally. It's def a call for disassembly, inspection & cleaning. I'd check out the cams in the bolt carrier.
by 81police
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Great new Video on the Model 8 & FN 1900
Replies: 0
Views: 1165

Great new Video on the Model 8 & FN 1900

C&R Arsenal did a fantastic job presenting the WWI history involving the Model 8 & FN 1900...along with live firing. Check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hisyNvnaoio
by 81police
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Peerless Grade Model 8 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 903

Re: Peerless Grade Model 8 for sale

The engraving, though nice, is not consistent with other D, E, & F grades of the time period. Also, game scene panels were reserved for "E" and "F" grades. The wood checkering is another "not factory" indicator of the gun. It doesn't resemble period Remington work neither in quality nor pattern. Pic...
by 81police
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Peerless Grade Model 8 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 903

Re: Peerless Grade Model 8 for sale

Thanks for the pictures Shooter5. I think it's cool and exciting to find any 8 or 81 for sale at gun stores, you just never know what's going to be there. And just a heads up for anyone on the forums interested in the rifle, this is not a "D" Peeless grade and am convinced the scroll work & wood che...
by 81police
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Rem Model 8 POE
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: Rem Model 8 POE

As a purist collector, yes I think a mismatched magazine is a big deal, even if from the same dept. Therein though, the serial number of the mag should be within the same range of the rifle, and/or verified from the same dept...otherwise I believe value can decrease significantly. Bottom line, if th...
by 81police
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Rem Model 8 POE
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: Rem Model 8 POE

Hi jim c 351, great questions...the prices are considering that the rifles & magazines are in very good - excellent condition. Also, these guns sell so infrequently at auction that the prices below are an educated guess at best!

1) $5,000

2) $5,000-6,000+

3) $1,500
by 81police
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81, 300 Savage, Detachable Magazine
Replies: 7
Views: 746

Re: Model 81, 300 Savage, Detachable Magazine

a homemade or one-off gunsmith job
by 81police
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81, 300 Savage, Detachable Magazine
Replies: 7
Views: 746

Re: Model 81, 300 Savage, Detachable Magazine

Magazine looks detachable. It's not a Krieger conversion, but appears to be nicely done.
by 81police
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Rem 8/81 Featured in Dillion 'Blue Press'
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: Rem 8/81 Featured in Dillion 'Blue Press'

kenhwind/81 Police: What you penned may be true, not debating that. The article wasn't I believe to be one giving the full skinny on the rifle and as I wrote to those familiar with the two models, would just be knowledge already known. It was to give shooters who may be unaware of even the existenc...
by 81police
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Rem 8/81 Featured in Dillion 'Blue Press'
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: Rem 8/81 Featured in Dillion 'Blue Press'

Several of the paragraphs from the article were rewrites of paragraphs from this very website.