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by 81police
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: 7.62x39......Part Deux, w/pics of my "new" .35 Remington
Replies: 12
Views: 69

Re: 7.62x39......Part Deux, w/pics of my "new" .35 Remington

sounds like an interesting and fun project...keep us in the loop please! :D
by 81police
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 7.62x39......Part Deux, w/pics of my "new" .35 Remington
Replies: 12
Views: 69

Re: 7.62x39......Part Deux, w/pics of my "new" .35 Remington

stock appears cut so there would need to be some modifying!
by 81police
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 8 from yesteryear
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Model 8 from yesteryear

As a youngster, my father grew up hunting in the 1950's and 1960's here in Texas with a handful of older men who primarily used Model 8's, 81's, and Winchester SLR's.

Here's a cool picture he recently found of a friend of his holding one of the camp's scoped Model 81's.
by 81police
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: 7.62x39......Part Deux, w/pics of my "new" .35 Remington
Replies: 12
Views: 69

Re: 7.62x39......Part Deux, w/pics of my "new" .35 Remington

Congrats on your new-to-you Model 8. :D Rifle looks in good condition. Wood has been sanded but it's tastefully refinished. A replacement buttplate can be found but you may need to watch and wait on sites like ebay and gunbroker. The receiver mounted sight appears to be a Williams. The rear sight on...
by 81police
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: does 300 sav superformance cycle properly
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Re: does 300 sav superformance cycle properly

I haven't had any experience with it in an 81
by 81police
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: RARE** Sako Vixen L461 Mannlicher (NOT CARBINE)
Replies: 0
Views: 37

RARE** Sako Vixen L461 Mannlicher (NOT CARBINE)

I've got this rifle for sale on another forum, but since its "vintage" maybe some of y'all or someone you know may be interested. A fine rifle.

https://sakocollectors.com/forum/thread ... ine.13443/
by 81police
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: safety lever w/screw
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: safety lever w/screw

The safety w/ screw was a gradual introduction, starting in early 1928 (according to Henwood). This safety and the previous style w/out screw were used concurrently in production however, as you'll find late production 8's and Model 81's with both.
by 81police
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 2017 or 2018 Blue Book Values????
Replies: 0
Views: 41

2017 or 2018 Blue Book Values????

I would love to update our site with current published values on the 8 & 81. Does anyone have a screenshot of the 2017 or 2018 Blue Book values they could post here or email me? Por favor :?: :D
by 81police
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Uncooperative follower
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Uncooperative follower

issue resolved!
by 81police
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: 7.62x39......is the idea still alive & kicking?
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: 7.62x39......is the idea still alive & kicking?

I'd recommend trying to match the weight of an original 8/81 barrel! Perhaps one type or grade of steel at the same length and same diameter carries the same weight...but then again maybe not. Also the contour/profile is very important with the barrel literally recoiling between parts. If you've got...
by 81police
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: 1911 vintage Model 8
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: 1911 vintage Model 8

either way looks nice today!
by 81police
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Newbie Hello!
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Newbie Hello!

BIG BIG WELCOME!!!!
by 81police
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: LA CO.Police 81
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: LA CO.Police 81

Thanks Roger! If there's an auction link for this please post it here. We've got a lot of LA County rifles on file, be neat to see if this is or isn't one of them.
by 81police
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: 1911 vintage Model 8
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: 1911 vintage Model 8

DADGUM that's a beaut!!!!
by 81police
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 15 round magazine
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: 15 round magazine

Here's a discussion on homemade takedown tools... http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=5024&hilit=tool&sid=f31020d74ba46aefbe479a1f324371ac Here's a discussion on Hornady LeverEvolution ammo in 8/81's... http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/forums/viewtopic.ph...
by 81police
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: researching the history behind Remington gun markings
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: researching the history behind Remington gun markings

Word on the street is, each inspector had his own unique stamp and these inspectors/fitters may have been paid per each part they evaluated & stamped. Another interesting observation is the "tidiness" of how these stamps were applied. If you look at the earliest of guns, like 1906 guns, the stamps w...
by 81police
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 15 round magazine
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: 15 round magazine

Hey Craig,

All your assumptions are correct. Original magazines, when found, carry astronomical prices. And there are no modern reproductions.

The most recent 15 round magazine at auction was last month, sold for $1625.00
by 81police
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: researching the history behind Remington gun markings
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: researching the history behind Remington gun markings

The realm of study for inspector/fitter marks is one of brain twisting and time consumption. It appears you've enjoyed both of these! Feel free to share your data, we love data here! Don't know if a screenshot of the program is possible.
by 81police
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 #4577
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: FN 1900 #4577

Looks great from the photos. With FN's it's a tossup on condition, but all are extremely collectible particularly here in the USA.

I'm personally very interested in a follow up with hunting photos!!!!
by 81police
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 7.62x39
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: 7.62x39

It would be an interesting venture. Key would be having a cartridge to operate below the maximum chamber pressures of the cartridges of the time. You wouldn't want to hot-rod these old actions!

I haven't researched them, but 7.62x39 and 6.8SPC would be cool
by 81police
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: NEED A Barrel Lock Screw!
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: NEED A Barrel Lock Screw!

keep your eyes out on ebay and gunbroker. I've seen them frequently
by 81police
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member from Washington
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: New Member from Washington

Cool, keep us posted on the progress!
by 81police
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Cleaned up and ready to go
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Cleaned up and ready to go

ewww lala, 30Rem a sweet shooter!
by 81police
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member from Coastal South Carolina
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: New Member from Coastal South Carolina

good lookin 81 you got there! Welcome :mrgreen:
by 81police
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 31
Views: 2054

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

What a pile of grease n grime you removed. You've done that rifle and heirloom justice! I love seeing posts like this. Thanks for sharing your Model 8 journey with us!
by 81police
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: semi pistol grip M8s
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: semi pistol grip M8s

chas1949 wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:57 am
Does anyone have the numbers of these produced vs the straight grip M8s.
As for the M8C is it only the checkered stocks that differentiate these from an M8 semi pistol grip?
Hey chas1949, no production numbers are available!
by 81police
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 .30 Remington
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Re: Model 8 .30 Remington

What an improvement, thanks for the pictures. Looking good sir!
by 81police
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 8s & an 81
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Model 8s & an 81

Bandersnatch wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:25 pm
I'm liking that model 8c! :)
No kidding!!!
by 81police
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from Northwest Arkansas
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: New member from Northwest Arkansas

We're very glad to have ya!
by 81police
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: LEO’s that Purchased Police 8/81’s
Replies: 7
Views: 3419

Re: LEO’s that Purchased Police 8/81’s

** updated 6/26/2018
by 81police
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 250 Savage in a Model 8/81 Remington: could this work?
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: 250 Savage in a Model 8/81 Remington: could this work?

Great words there Phyrbird ... or as our good friend Jim Woods (RIP) used to say firbird :o :shock: ;) I can't add much to Carl's great response, other than a small company in the 1950's (I think) did conversions of 8/81's to 250-3000 Savage. They were nice, almost factory looking. But not popular, ...
by 81police
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 31
Views: 2054

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

Big improvement already! The parts cleaned up nicely. Doing that old springpole justice!
by 81police
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Sights
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: Sights

Hey Cptn Jack, sights for the 8/81 are just like any other period firearm. Factory rear sights are elevation adjustable, and dovetailed front sights windage adjustable. Just be careful if you decide to drift the front sight you don't want to break off the sight block from the jacket head!
by 81police
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Most Collectible 8/81 accessory!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 383

Most Collectible 8/81 accessory!!!

Okay the title is a bit dramatic, but one 8/81 accessory that has continually brought large sums of money through the years...15 round POE magazines.

Here's an auction from last week. A Special Police 81 magazine bringing over $1600!
by 81police
Tue May 29, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from Oregon
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: New member from Oregon

Welcome!!!!
by 81police
Tue May 29, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello new member from Rathdrum Idaho
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: Hello new member from Rathdrum Idaho

Welcome! I had to google Couer d'Alene, never heard of it. The pictures were as you say, a ghastly place, why would anyone want to go there. Between you and me, do you know a good place to stay IF someone decided to drive through? haha
by 81police
Wed May 23, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington spanner wrench Project ** pic heavy
Replies: 27
Views: 11627

Re: Remington spanner wrench Project ** pic heavy

Mushiii wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 7:44 am
Are these for sale? well not good too bad!
These are not for sale. Thanks.
by 81police
Fri May 18, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 31
Views: 2054

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

Lookin real good!
by 81police
Wed May 16, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 31
Views: 2054

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

Here's an example of one...

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by 81police
Wed May 16, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 31
Views: 2054

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

Hey Halygon,

The closer picture does help. It may not have been welded, but the tab/post does appear to have been replaced and/or repaired. It's not a big deal at all, especially if the rifle feeds and functions OK

Image
by 81police
Wed May 16, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Scoped Model 81
Replies: 12
Views: 815

Re: Scoped Model 81

Lookin good!!!
by 81police
Wed May 16, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?
Replies: 12
Views: 1127

Re: Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?

she's a beaut. Early rifles in condition like this are quickly becoming among the most rare of all Model 8's.
by 81police
Wed May 16, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 31
Views: 2054

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

You're right, it's the triangular shaped spring steel on the side of the magazine. They have a tab that inserts into a hole in the magazine right where yours appears welded. The tab broke at some point but it's not a terribly uncommon repair. Just saying replacements are out there if you had the not...
by 81police
Tue May 15, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 31
Views: 2054

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

a used but not abused rifle! Looks like they did a good job repairing the magazine side spring tab. You could always replace that one with a brand new one if needed, now that you got the gun apart.
by 81police
Fri May 11, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Native Texas Member
Replies: 6
Views: 591

Re: New Native Texas Member

Welcome Halygon! I myself am a native Texan, native northern Texan actually. Congrats on the rifle! You don't happen to have a photo of the antlers and/or rifle do you? Thanks for joining, we'd love to hear about your journey with this heirloom. I love south TX btw, and love the hill country.
by 81police
Wed May 02, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?
Replies: 12
Views: 1127

Re: Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?

Looks good. Tear-drop safety's are HOT!
by 81police
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Williams rear central mount receiver sight serial # or designation?
Replies: 11
Views: 748

Re: Williams rear central mount receiver sight serial # or designation?

a suggestion would be to keep an eye out on ebay or gunbroker. Aftermarket vintage sights show up on there from time to time!
by 81police
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 81 in .300 Savage
Replies: 6
Views: 694

Re: 81 in .300 Savage

Sweet Savage!!
by 81police
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from Oklahoma
Replies: 6
Views: 919

Re: New member from Oklahoma

Congrats and welcome!
by 81police
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...
Replies: 8
Views: 1035

Re: So, I was reading Ken Waters' "Pet Loads"...

Great work there! I found the post and grouping very interesting.