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by 81police
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Rem Model 8 POE
Replies: 4
Views: 53

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: 4
Views: 53

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: 4
Views: 127

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: 4
Views: 127

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: 110

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: 110

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

Several of the paragraphs from the article were rewrites of paragraphs from this very website.
by 81police
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Great Model 8 Handled
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: Great Model 8 Handled

they don't make em like the used to!

Probably won't be your last Model 8 you handle!!
by 81police
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Markings that shouldn't be?
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Markings that shouldn't be?

You're probably taking info from the Henwood book. Henwood, supported by many others, did a fantastic job of gathering research, original documents, and making observations. The bit about the apple marks were probably his observations. Your markings are normal.
by 81police
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 35 cast boolit load,,,,,,,,,,
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: 35 cast boolit load,,,,,,,,,,

oh that's exciting. Great looking load, and good luck on the hunting. Keep us posted!
by 81police
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN information from old catalogues
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: FN information from old catalogues

Thanks MBiz! The last picture is from Alfa catalog, circa 1911-1912. The first pictures I've never seen before and I really appreciate you sharing them with us. So cool! Most of the information in the advertisement is basic stuff, but one cool tidbit is the claim that from 25 meters the 9mm (35Rem) ...
by 81police
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Safety Lever Design Differences
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Safety Lever Design Differences

I don't have any additional information on this. I've seen both safety levers used throughout production also. Regarding the strength difference between the two...I would agree with Henwood, the majority of broken levers I've seen have to do with improper disassembly. I've seen a few welded safety l...
by 81police
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Chrome line barrel
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Chrome line barrel

if you go the custom barrel route, I'd suggest aiming to have the new barrel's weight and profile match the original.
by 81police
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: The Last Model 8 ????
Replies: 0
Views: 96

The Last Model 8 ????

Many have wondered "what was the very last Model 8 produced"? Although we may never know, this gun is a strong possibility. This rifle was a presentation gun given to retiring Remington salesman, J.W. Speight, from a Remington sales branch. Serial 65xxx is a "C" grade, factory chambered in 300 Savag...
by 81police
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Buffer spring 32/35/300
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Buffer spring 32/35/300

keep an eye out on ebay and gunbroker, you can definitely find a replacement buffer spring.
by 81police
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: TANG SIGHT TROUBLE
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: TANG SIGHT TROUBLE

sorry eagles I do not know. Never adjusted one myself.
by 81police
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Chrome line barrel
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Chrome line barrel

Hi eagles, I've never heard of anything other than the odd, custom one-off

Never seen a larger scale barrel production for these.
by 81police
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Markings that shouldn't be?
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Markings that shouldn't be?

Hi GrampyTom, For one, love your 81D. I keep a database on existing 81D (very few of them) and Id love to know yours to see where it fits into the range!!! Those markings are fitters/inspectors stamps. For normal rifles they would have been located at the bottom of the receiver, but for a grade leve...
by 81police
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Burried FN 1900
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Burried FN 1900

I would love to know the serial number if it's legible!! Perhaps?
by 81police
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Bordeaux
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: Hello from Bordeaux

Welcome! I 2nd the previous posts that we would love to see your FN and I would love to add it's serial number to our database. :mrgreen:
by 81police
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Can you convert a .32 Rem to a .35 Rem by switching parts?
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: Can you convert a .32 Rem to a .35 Rem by switching parts?

this is a possibility. The downside would be having a rifle w/out matching serial numbers (and decreased value). I'd imagine most people would just buy a new rifle in the desired caliber.
by 81police
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: The actual Model 8 that killed Bonnie and Clyde
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: The actual Model 8 that killed Bonnie and Clyde

That Model 8 has an interesting history no doubt.
by 81police
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from British Columbia
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: Hello from British Columbia

As Wind in His Hair said in Dances with Wolves...."good trade"!
by 81police
Tue May 21, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Estate Auction Model 81
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: Estate Auction Model 81

So cool! You did very good!
by 81police
Tue May 21, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Receiver Sight ID
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Receiver Sight ID

I've seen 3 hole pattern mounts similar to yours, but never on that side of the receiver. Some kind of peep sight I'd guess.
by 81police
Thu May 16, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New recruit from Central Pa
Replies: 10
Views: 1778

Re: New recruit from Central Pa

Be careful Hibby. Around here we talk of a sickeness called "Jackitis". It's a disorder where 8/81 collecting becomes uncontrollable. There is no known cure, just ask forum member Jack1653!
by 81police
Thu May 16, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Forend screw and escutcheon
Replies: 1
Views: 380

Re: Forend screw and escutcheon

I certainly don't. Keep an eye out on ebay and gunbroker. May have to buy a complete forearm.
by 81police
Tue May 14, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8/81 Barrel Takedown tool
Replies: 10
Views: 969

Re: Model 8/81 Barrel Takedown tool

well thought out and high quality. I like this a lot!
by 81police
Thu May 09, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New member -- have some questions
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Re: New member -- have some questions

XY = Rifle manufactured in December, 1930

CB3 = Rifle returned for a factory repair in April, 1933
by 81police
Wed May 08, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: New member

Nice 8 and welcome!
by 81police
Wed May 08, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Firing pin spring
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: Firing pin spring

Later 8's & 81's had a firing pin spring, and a shorter firing pin buffer spring. If it was me I would get whatever I could get to replace as close to what you removed.
by 81police
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 Magazine Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 942

Re: Model 81 Magazine Problem

Hi Accumulator,

Remington listed the Model 81 magazine box as interchangeable between calibers. Remington, however, did not list the magazine follower as interchangeable.
by 81police
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: good reading
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: good reading

thanks ice-man, cool photo!
by 81police
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: What happens when bolt carrier latch spring is broken?
Replies: 12
Views: 1318

Re: What happens when bolt carrier latch spring is broken?

Excellent!! I love the 300 Savage in the 81
by 81police
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: What happens when bolt carrier latch spring is broken?
Replies: 12
Views: 1318

Re: What happens when bolt carrier latch spring is broken?

Good times! Let us know how it shoots!
by 81police
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: What happens when bolt carrier latch spring is broken?
Replies: 12
Views: 1318

Re: What happens when bolt carrier latch spring is broken?

I've owned & shot many many of these guns and have never seen one with a broken bolt carrier latch spring. Not sure what happened in the 2 cases you've had. It's unusual.

I wouldn't shoot any gun with a broken or missing part critical to the gun's safe functioning.
by 81police
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: What happens when bolt carrier latch spring is broken?
Replies: 12
Views: 1318

Re: What happens when bolt carrier latch spring is broken?

Never fired one w/out it! If there's no latch spring then there's no tension placed on the bolt carrier latch (which essentially controls the bolt), which also means there's no tension placed on the barrel lock. The latch needs vertical tension to engage with the bolt on rearward travel. When the ba...
by 81police
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: good reading
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: good reading

Hey ice-man, if you're able to email me that photo I'd love to post it here for you!

cat9x@hotmail.com
by 81police
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from San Diego
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: Hello from San Diego

Welcome! And good looking classic rifles!
by 81police
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Back from the dead, I am!
Replies: 22
Views: 3792

Re: Back from the dead, I am!

Dude!!! You're back!!! We missed ya.

Hope those shoulders heal up soon, they may need a little "Model 8 recoil therapy" before the years out
by 81police
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: For your fine veiwing or bidding pleasure Grade Fs
Replies: 4
Views: 750

Re: For your fine veiwing or bidding pleasure Grade Fs

Beautiful pieces of Remington history!
by 81police
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 8s & an 81 Group Photo
Replies: 8
Views: 1329

Re: Model 8s & an 81 Group Photo

Now that's a NICE set!!
by 81police
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Movie ref Frank Hamer/Bonnie&Clyde
Replies: 13
Views: 1782

Re: Movie ref Frank Hamer/Bonnie&Clyde

Really makes me think.....why did they make that choice and then go with some things that they got flat wrong...like the Thompson. 2 reasons. 1) There is so much misinformation about the ambush from print to video going back many many years. 2) The guns consistently thought to be used are probably ...
by 81police
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Your Opinion Please!
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Re: Your Opinion Please!

Stock profile looks odd in some places. Wood doesn't look like walnut. I'm guessing a well-done replacement.
by 81police
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 Rifle Trunk
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Re: Model 8 Rifle Trunk

That does look very classy :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by 81police
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Another 8 in 30 Rem. Pictures Posted
Replies: 6
Views: 861

Re: Another 8 in 30 Rem.

sweet :D
by 81police
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: My first 1900 .35
Replies: 17
Views: 3278

Re: My first 1900 .35

a decent amount of firepower there!
by 81police
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Cool Vintage Scoped 8
Replies: 2
Views: 779

Cool Vintage Scoped 8

This photo was originally published on the cover of Dawn of American Deer Hunting, Volume I and subsequently published in the latest edition of NRA's American Hunter magazine. Their caption reads in part, "his Remington Model 8 is topped with one of those newfangled telescopes; it appears to be a tu...
by 81police
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Pre Model 8 jam issue
Replies: 4
Views: 851

Re: Pre Model 8 jam issue

Another suggestion, if you're able to video your gun's extraction & ejection in high speed you can go back and see when/where the issue is occurring. That would be very helpful actually.
by 81police
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Pre Model 8 jam issue
Replies: 4
Views: 851

Re: Pre Model 8 jam issue

Here's suggestions from the Model 8 service manual on ejection fails... Cause A - Extractor has light tension at claw Correction - Bend upward the middle of extractor spring to produce more tension at claw Cause B - Extractor has too much space between claw and bottom of counterbore in face of breec...
by 81police
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: My first 1900 .35
Replies: 17
Views: 3278

Re: My first 1900 .35

Thanks again for the info & pictures. Your rifle brings our database total up to 111 known examples. Comparatively, your FN is in VERY good condition! You've got a real prize there. It would be highly sought after in the USA. Enjoy it!