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by 81police
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Looking at a Model 81, number hand etched on top?
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Looking at a Model 81, number hand etched on top?

Without documentation on provenance, the etching (in my opinion) hurts the value to the purest collector. To the person looking to purchase a shooter, probably a non issue. You never know though, sometimes a person's curiosity alone to the rifle's history can bolster value.
by 81police
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Looking at a Model 81, number hand etched on top?
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Looking at a Model 81, number hand etched on top?

It is possible the rifle was a LE department issue of some sort. Without documentation, however, not verifiable.
by 81police
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Just stumbled on a LA Sheriff's Dept Model 81
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Just stumbled on a LA Sheriff's Dept Model 81

Thanks Pony, I haven't received any photos yet but i'll keep you posted
by 81police
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Just stumbled on a LA Sheriff's Dept Model 81
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Just stumbled on a LA Sheriff's Dept Model 81

welcome Pony Express. And congrats on the LA rifle. That county did purchase 199 Model 81's comprising both standard rifles w/ 5 round magazines and "Special Police" versions with detachable 15 round magazines. It's not known exactly how many of each version made up that 199, but the rumors are that...
by 81police
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: New member

Got you a light kicking, sweet shooter there! Welcome!
by 81police
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Latest in Long Recoil....
Replies: 0
Views: 87

Latest in Long Recoil....

This may have been posted a while back, but here's an unusual 50BMG bullpup utilizing a long recoil action...

https://youtu.be/NBntnnCFvOk
by 81police
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: SRC
Replies: 10
Views: 277

Re: SRC

Wow, looks great! Love the detachable mag conversion!
by 81police
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: gunbroker--problems
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: gunbroker--problems

Welcome to the new gunbroker!
by 81police
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: 1939 Remington Model 81 (35 Remington)
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: 1939 Remington Model 81 (35 Remington)

An unmolested original. Very very nice condition. Finding springpoles in condition like this is becoming more and more uncommon.
by 81police
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: williams sights
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: williams sights

I wish I knew remi31. If someone does please let him know!
by 81police
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Pre M8 front sight
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: Pre M8 front sight

Looks aftermarket
by 81police
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel Takedown Tools
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Barrel Takedown Tools

As far as I know no one is currently manufacturing barrel takedown tools!
by 81police
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81
Replies: 16
Views: 808

Re: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81

My initial thought, for the sake of eliminating variables, is feed it some factory ammo and see if you do or don't experience the same issues.
by 81police
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Great Links
Topic: Eskimo Hunters 1949 video
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Eskimo Hunters 1949 video

Everything about that video was cool. Much respect for that way of life. Those people are full of GRIT!

Cool Remington spot there too!
by 81police
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: 7.62x39......Part Deux, w/pics of my "new" .35 Remington
Replies: 15
Views: 463

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: 15
Views: 463

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: 217

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: 15
Views: 463

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: 2
Views: 154

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: 185

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: 166

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: 238

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: 180

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: 9
Views: 594

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: 234

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: 5
Views: 367

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: 275

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: 234

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: 285

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: 584

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: 285

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: 584

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: 517

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: 283

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: 250

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: 237

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: 271

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: 197

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: 3573

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: 334

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: 853

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: 311

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: 296

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: 3697

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: 549

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: 3573

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: 462

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: 529

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: 431

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: 430

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