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by 81police
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Pennsylvania bucks
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Re: Pennsylvania bucks

Thanks for sharing the stories & photos Hibby! Great bucks :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

It's a shame about the regulation since the Model 8/81 were historically used around your kinda woods! Great alternative choices you've got there though :D
by 81police
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: GB M8 F grade
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: GB M8 F grade

It's possible the seller saw one of the inspector/fitter stamps of "F" on the bottom of the rifle and assumed that meant "F" grade. Have come across that misconception several times.
by 81police
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Living in 2021
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: Living in 2021

he's back! Welcome back!
by 81police
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Oklahoma!
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: Hello from Oklahoma!

An Okie with a springpole! (I lived in Norman for a few years). Welcome!!!!!!!!!!!!
by 81police
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: 72 year old Model (81) followed me home
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: 72 year old Model (81) followed me home

a pair of springpole beauties!
by 81police
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Draken says hi
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Draken says hi

We love pictures! Welcome!!!
by 81police
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ** Merry Model 8 Christmas 2020 **
Replies: 10
Views: 405

Re: ** Merry Model 8 Christmas 2020 **

We all LOVE us some Jack posts, pictures, and comments!!!
by 81police
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ** Merry Model 8 Christmas 2020 **
Replies: 10
Views: 405

Re: ** Merry Model 8 Christmas 2020 **

the one that started it all...
by 81police
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ** Merry Model 8 Christmas 2020 **
Replies: 10
Views: 405

Re: ** Merry Model 8 Christmas 2020 **

more more more...
by 81police
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ** Merry Model 8 Christmas 2020 **
Replies: 10
Views: 405

Re: ** Merry Model 8 Christmas 2020 **

few more...
by 81police
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ** Merry Model 8 Christmas 2020 **
Replies: 10
Views: 405

** Merry Model 8 Christmas 2020 **

Merry Christmas from the GREAT MODEL 8!! This makes 11+ 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
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nice looking .35 Model 8 on GB. 1 day left, @ $800 now
Replies: 12
Views: 585

Re: Nice looking .35 Model 8 on GB. 1 day left, @ $800 now

just WOW on that sell price!
by 81police
Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: What year did they start putting tang sights on Model 8's?
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: What year did they start putting tang sights on Model 8's?

correct. Especially if the original tang screw is present and the tang blueing is not outlined from where a peep once was.
by 81police
Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Repair date vs manufacture date - Please help
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Repair date vs manufacture date - Please help

Date codes were not present on rifles prior to 1921. So...

If yours is indeed stamped "PN" then your rifle was manufactured June, 1922. And subsequently repaired on the date you indicated via the repair code.

When present always date the rifles via the date code.
by 81police
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: New Old Stock 81 Forearm *WOW*
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: New Old Stock 81 Forearm *WOW*

This is out of my father's collection. We are planning on selling it soon.
by 81police
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: What year did they start putting tang sights on Model 8's?
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: What year did they start putting tang sights on Model 8's?

I would say from the very beginning, at least evidence would support Remington's intention there. This by the pre-drilled & tapped tang screw found on the very earliest of rifles from 1906. Peeps were always factory options.
by 81police
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: New Old Stock 81 Forearm *WOW*
Replies: 4
Views: 310

New Old Stock 81 Forearm *WOW*

You don't see this very often. A brand new, old stock, never-been-on-a-rifle Remington Model 81 forearm. With original Remington packaging!

I don't know the year of mfg, but sometime between 1940-1950.

What do y'all think? :shock: :shock:
by 81police
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: .32 Remington with 110 grain bullet
Replies: 7
Views: 663

Re: .32 Remington with 110 grain bullet

2550fps is pretty smokin out of an 8/81. Look at the 87gr for the 25Rem, hot rod @ 2700fps!
by 81police
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: .32 Remington with 110 grain bullet
Replies: 7
Views: 663

Re: .32 Remington with 110 grain bullet

I'd love to know a FPS on that round!
by 81police
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: A Young Gun
Replies: 6
Views: 693

A Young Gun

my little girl made good selection on head wear! Classic Model 8 & 81 hat!
by 81police
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: New Member

When they're shooting right...nothing is sweeter than a "quarter bore springpole"!
by 81police
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Everyone out to pasture?
Replies: 22
Views: 1380

Re: Everyone out to pasture?

To keep this thread going with some more 300 Savage love...here's a hunt I posted years back using my preferred 81 hunting rifle.

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=3726&sid=02f7a846b ... 1f4a720780
by 81police
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Everyone out to pasture?
Replies: 22
Views: 1380

Re: Everyone out to pasture?

OK, probably be a meeting in the dark of night to get rid of me, advise Cam "Get rid of that guy, he's a trouble maker", haha Rifleman no worries that's not going to happen! I appreciate your post and sympathize with many of your statements. I've moderated this website as a whole for 10 years and h...
by 81police
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Rear sight - marked or not?
Replies: 11
Views: 879

Re: Rear sight - marked or not?

It is my understanding that the rear sights were marked with the rifle's corresponding serial number
by 81police
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: M81 300 Sav
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Re: M81 300 Sav

the earliest Model 8's had NO side springs.
by 81police
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Detachable Magazine?
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Re: Detachable Magazine?

That's one unique modification! Never seen another one like it.
by 81police
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello again
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Re: Hello again

Great to have you back! Look forward to seeing the new-to-you rifle!
by 81police
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Serial number 20
Replies: 11
Views: 1314

Re: Serial number 20

That's a super find. I cross checked our database of lowest existing serial numbers and yours is now the earliest! Previously #21 & 24 we had on file. So congrats :D :D
by 81police
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Serial number 20
Replies: 11
Views: 1314

Re: Serial number 20

Hi I didn't see that auction. Do you have the auction number still handy? Otherwise I'd love to see photos when it arrives!!!!
by 81police
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: The 566-example
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

Re: The 566-example

agreed w/ ranman. My opinion corresponds to his...this is an original FN, plain jacket, barrel assembly that's had a Remington rear sight swap.
by 81police
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Current 8 & 81 Prices
Replies: 7
Views: 1073

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: 7
Views: 1153

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: 4761

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: 600

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: 825

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: 441

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: 423

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: 14
Views: 1356

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: 854

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: 358

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: 802

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: 8
Views: 1268

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: 8
Views: 1268

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: 470

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: 4
Views: 1042

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: 449

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: 645

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: 697

Re: New member from northeast

Awesome! Welcome!!