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by 81police
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Current 8 & 81 Prices
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Current 8 & 81 Prices

Might need a Model 8/81 rechambered in 350 Legend then! Now that's an idea!
by 81police
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: The 566-example
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: The 566-example

Methinks someone has replaced the barrel jacket with one from a model 8. Good eyes Bandersnatch! So the rear sight maybe, but I don't think barrel assemblies between 8/81's and FN 1900's are interchangeable. The receivers are recessed differently for the takedown screw and jacket head. Great lookin...
by 81police
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Address on FN receiver
Replies: 6
Views: 4225

Re: Address on FN receiver

That's true firearm restoration! I love this thread. Restorative gunsmithing of this level is not seen very often so I've enjoyed it. Please keep us pictured up on this project! My wife's a graphic designer so I can appreciate the time required to transpose those digitally. VERY COOL!!!!
by 81police
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Serial on my Model 8 Peerless
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Serial on my Model 8 Peerless

Inspector/fitter stamps. Just more elegantly applied and in prettier font than your average "A" grades!
by 81police
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: .30 cal ammo
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: .30 cal ammo

Please see the link below, there you will find several options...

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=4693&sid=6cc503072 ... f49afc87da
by 81police
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Yoke serialization
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: Yoke serialization

Hi uhjohnson, older Model 8's had them hand stamped on the bottom of the jacket head across from the serial number on the bottom of the receiver. Later production guns usually had them under the forearm, hand stamped on the side of the jacket head...most often a partial serial number too. I've seen ...
by 81police
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member with a Model 8
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: New Member with a Model 8

MichiganModel8 welcome!

I'd suspect the repairs covered a wide range of mechanical issues. With no specifics given w/ a repair code it's hard to know, unless there's obvious evidence of parts replacement. I've seen barrels changed, barrel jackets, etc.

Good looking springpole you got there!
by 81police
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Scout mount
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: Scout mount

Would love to hear how it shoots!
by 81police
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: new member
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: new member

Happy to have you! Welcome
by 81police
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Size of model 81 OEM bead on front sight
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Re: Size of model 81 OEM bead on front sight

I'm going off memory, but I once used the following as a direct dimensional replacement for a factory 81 front sight...

HIVIZ 3/8-Inch Dovetail Fiber Optic Rifle/Muzzleloader Sight 0.38 Height
by 81police
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: First Year Remington Autoloading Rifle, .35, Front Sight and Rear Sight, tapped sight mount holes questions
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: First Year Remington Autoloading Rifle, .35, Front Sight and Rear Sight, tapped sight mount holes questions

Hi there, great questions... 1) the front sight block was historically brazed on. I've never seen the block sold separately from a complete barrel jacket. If they're found removed, it's usually from adjusting / replacing the front sight using too much hammer and not a front sight pusher. *sight part...
by 81police
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Spanner wrench
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: Spanner wrench

ROB!!! Good to see you on here again!
by 81police
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Spanner wrench
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: Spanner wrench

Hi Craiger & welcome.

Production of the repro wrenches ceased some years ago. If you do a search on our forums you'll find several posts on how to make your own at home.
by 81police
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from southwest WI
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: New member from southwest WI

good looking "springpole"! You're going to have a blast with that 81!
by 81police
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: A Saga of three of our Ladies
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: A Saga of three of our Ladies

HAHA! Your two rifles from "alphabet governmental organizations" are beauties! If only we had stories from the men who have peeked down their sights what tales we would have! Thanks for sharing. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by 81police
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New to the forum
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Re: New to the forum

Welcome aboard!
by 81police
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Use of Mod 81 in the rain?
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: Use of Mod 81 in the rain?

Great question. Although I've never used my in adverse weather a great many of them were. I'd imagine you'd treat them like any other firearm in moist conditions; once you're done get it dry. Depending on the degree of exposure it may require a simple wiping down or disassembly of the rifle. I'd lov...
by 81police
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from northeast
Replies: 1
Views: 434

Re: New member from northeast

Awesome! Welcome!!
by 81police
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New model 81 owner from the Central Coast.
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: New model 81 owner from the Central Coast.

Glad you're here...welcome!
by 81police
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 #1903 - Carabine Automatique Browning
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Re: FN 1900 #1903 - Carabine Automatique Browning

Thank you for sharing these photos and the additional parts photos. Very interesting history for sure!

That rifle got just what it needed, special care by someone who appreciates it. Glad to see you're enjoying it and maintaining it.
by 81police
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello From Florida
Replies: 2
Views: 1099

Re: Hello From Florida

Welcome!!
by 81police
Thu May 28, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: LASD 81 Tang Sight
Replies: 1
Views: 825

Re: LASD 81 Tang Sight

Great questions. I went and looked at photos of 28 LASD rifles that I've got on file. Only 2 had tang sights, one of which was yours. The other was questionable because it had been sold twice and one photo it had a tang sight, the other it didn't. Looking at the most original examples, they do not h...
by 81police
Sat May 09, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Manufacture Date? SN versus Date Code
Replies: 7
Views: 1635

Re: Manufacture Date? SN versus Date Code

They're both the same guns. Call it whichever you prefer! According to Remington, looking back, they're all "Models 8's".
by 81police
Fri May 08, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Manufacture Date? SN versus Date Code
Replies: 7
Views: 1635

Re: Manufacture Date? SN versus Date Code

In the begining the gun was called The Remington Autoloading Rifle. Later designated the "Model 8" Early guns had no markings. So yes, you have a Model 8 for all practical & legal purposes.
by 81police
Fri May 08, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Manufacture Date? SN versus Date Code
Replies: 7
Views: 1635

Re: Manufacture Date? SN versus Date Code

Hi decksterdog!

Great question.

The "RP" is probably not a date code. It's likely on the right side of the barrel jacket head and thus is a Remington proof stamp (R P often inside an oval). Real date codes are small stamps on the left side of the jacket head.
by 81police
Fri May 08, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Semi rough shape 1900 on the auction block
Replies: 11
Views: 4305

Re: Semi rough shape 1900 on the auction block

Hi Jasiel!

"1903" would be the serial number of the rifle.

2 questions...

What country are you in?

Do you have more photos of the complete rifle?
by 81police
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: scope mount identification
Replies: 3
Views: 2047

Re: scope mount identification

I don't know that make/model. Looks like some Griffin & Howe's but not identical.
by 81police
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Indiana
Replies: 8
Views: 3102

Re: Hello from Indiana

rcb wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:44 pm
Is it bad if 35 remington is now in my search history? :D I don't even have the 300 savage one home yet.
I think you're infected!
by 81police
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: US trials Rifle
Replies: 12
Views: 2503

Re: US trials Rifle

how removing the rear sight was handled (this is normal)...
by 81police
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: US trials Rifle
Replies: 12
Views: 2503

Re: US trials Rifle

Here are photos of Michwoods Remington Model 8 "U.S. Trials Rifle". It is in outstanding condition. Although the receiver # and barrel assembly # does not match, they are both authentic numbers. This mismatch is not uncommon and is known on 2 other Trials rifles. Of the 21 rifles produced, we have v...
by 81police
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: US trials Rifle
Replies: 12
Views: 2503

Re: US trials Rifle

this site has restrictions on photo sizes, please email them to me and I'll resize and post here for you...

cat9x@hotmail.com
by 81police
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: US trials Rifle
Replies: 12
Views: 2503

Re: US trials Rifle

Seen everything from $6000-12,000+

They are so rare and sell so infrequently putting a value on one is difficult
by 81police
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hi from the deep woods
Replies: 2
Views: 904

Re: Hi from the deep woods

Welcome sir!!
by 81police
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Indiana
Replies: 8
Views: 3102

Re: Hello from Indiana

Welcome!!! You're in for a good time if you've got an 8/81 in your collection!
by 81police
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: parts exchange
Replies: 3
Views: 1094

Re: parts exchange

Hi Ochotastic and welcome! Great questions, trigger plates (and stocks) interchange as long as they're for the same grip configuration. Grip configurations: straight grip Model 8 semi-pistol grip Model 8 Model 81 Trigger plates do not directly interchange across the 3 configurations. Even among the ...
by 81police
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member
Replies: 8
Views: 1427

Re: New member

Welcome Schofield! And yes, watch out for symptoms of "Jackitis" it strikes fast and as you can see is unrelenting! Any uncontrollable urge to buy more and more 8/81/FN 1900's around here is referred to as "Jackitis"! :mrgreen:
by 81police
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: For Sale - Model 8/81 Parts PILE!
Replies: 2
Views: 1340

Re: For Sale - Model 8/81 Parts PILE!

****** SOLD ********
by 81police
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: The Model 81 in 25REM.
Replies: 17
Views: 8316

Re: The Model 81 in 25REM.

If it's marked "25-35" that's a dead giveaway for a swapped, non-original barrel. The 25-35 Rem stamping was discontinued around 1910ish
by 81police
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: For Sale - Model 8/81 Parts PILE!
Replies: 2
Views: 1340

Re: For Sale - Model 8/81 Parts PILE!

LOT 2: Model 8 USED parts. These came off early-mid production Model 8's. Parts list below... 2 links, 2 bolts, 4 bolt carrier cam pins, 2 complete hammer assemblies (hammer, bushing, roller, pin), 2 safety rockers, 2 bolt carrier latch screws, 1 Marbles 34W front sight (NEW!!), 1 takedown assembly ...
by 81police
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: For Sale - Model 8/81 Parts PILE!
Replies: 2
Views: 1340

For Sale - Model 8/81 Parts PILE!

I'm letting go of my collection of Model 8 & 81 Parts! I'm offering these first to forum members. I'll leave these on here for 1 week then they're heading to gunbroker. Check payment only. Prices include shipping to lower 48. If interested please email me, cat9x@hotmail.com LOT 1: Model 81 "NEW, OLD...
by 81police
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Cheek Pad for the 8
Replies: 2
Views: 1577

Re: Cheek Pad for the 8

I like the non-permanent mods that can always be removed and the rifle returned to stock config if necessary. Great little addition! My dad once had the same pad on a Springfield M1A and liked it. Bet that's a comfortable shooter!
by 81police
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Loading the Model 81 .300 Savage caliber
Replies: 5
Views: 1744

Re: Loading the Model 81 .300 Savage caliber

An easy way to load the magazine is to put the rear end of the cartridge into the magazine box first and slide it down & backwards under the side springs. And continue that way one round at a time. That way should be quite easy.
by 81police
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Loading the Model 81 .300 Savage caliber
Replies: 5
Views: 1744

Re: Loading the Model 81 .300 Savage caliber

The magazine box in a rifle chambered in 300Sav should hold 4 cartridges without issue. This may require a disassembly to inspect the magazine box, side springs, and magazine spring. If you do disassemble, I'd recommend watching our how-to videos and GO SLOW. As a side note, **the ends of the magazi...
by 81police
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member with a model 8
Replies: 4
Views: 1316

Re: New Member with a model 8

Welcome welcome! :D
by 81police
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Very tight barrel nut
Replies: 2
Views: 1623

Re: Very tight barrel nut

great recovery story!
by 81police
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Refinish?
Replies: 5
Views: 2078

Re: Refinish?

This gunsmith was highly recommended by a couple members, not sure if he's in business still...

http://www.mikeryangunsmith.com/