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by 81police
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 22
Views: 219

Re: Ahlberg Collection

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The six rifles in this set are FN Model 1900’s. I took six of the sixteen in my FN collection to post. You may have seen some of these rifles in more detail on the FN 1900 thread on the Forum. I know many of you followed my quest to get a “Dirty Dozen” of these very fine firearms. My most recent addition of a cased Daniel Fraser customized FN is my most prized rifle.

In this set I have included some very fine examples of customized engraving and wood customization. There is a FN that was issued as a winning prize in a shooting competition in the country of Sweden. There is a Monte Carlo stock with a Stoeger mounting block that came from Germany. There is a two digit serial number that has had some excellent engraving and stock work done to it. There is a customized forearm with a quick release instead of a forearm screw. There is a bullet trap door in-letted into the bottom of the stock. One of the rifles has a barrel jacket that does not have the normal raised rib on the jacket. There is one FN that was returned to the factory in 1940 for a complete restoration and appears to have never been fired.
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by 81police
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 22
Views: 219

Re: Ahlberg Collection

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The rifles in this set are all police models and are from several different agencies. Most of these rifles have matching serial numbers to the rifle and most are 15 shot POE magazines. There are two rifles with 5-shot POE magazines. One rifle did not have a magazine when purchased, but a spare that I have can be fixed to fit the rifle.
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by 81police
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 22
Views: 219

Re: Ahlberg Collection

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The four rifles in this set are Model 8 Police Models. Only one of the rifles has the law enforcement agency inscribed on the left side of the receiver. Note that this rifle also has a very rare 10-shot magazine. The calibers on these rifles are 30 and 35.
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by 81police
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 22
Views: 219

Re: Ahlberg Collection

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Some of the rifles in this set have had modification to allow for the use of the Police Officer’s Equipment 15-shot extended magazine. These rifles are called conversions and were done because the availability of the POE rifles were not easy to attain. I had the first conversions done by an individual who is very knowledgeable on the internal functioning of the model 8 and 81. The first two conversions were done for the model 8 and 81 in 35 caliber. I had enough “shooters” that I decided to convert several other calibers so that I could have a rifle for each caliber that would accept the POE magazine. While the pictures do not show the POE magazines in the rifles, I do have a magazine for each rifle. I have shot most of the conversions and they function very well. The 25 caliber is fun to shoot and the 300 Savage will punish the shoulder. Needless to say, when you empty the magazine all at once it can become very expensive.

I have since been able to find official Police Model Rifles from several agencies but they were made only for the 30 and 35 calibers. They can be seen in Set Eleven and Set Twelve.

There are some rifles that have had alterations to allow for a removable magazine similar to a Krieger conversion. There is one rifle which has an extended 6-7 shot magazine.
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by 81police
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 22
Views: 219

Re: Ahlberg Collection

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There are 16 model 81 rifles in this set. There are examples of each caliber in later years including the 300 Savage. There is a normal model B with the “B” following the 81 and a model B following the serial number. I have never seen another model B with the”B” following the serial number. There is a 30 caliber that came with a custom leather case. There is a 300 Savage in mint condition that came with a custom built felt lined wooden carrying case. There are several Krieger conversions for both 300 Savage and 35 caliber. There are three D Grade in 300 Savage. One of the D Grades has had modifications to the safety and has been fitted with a removable magazine. One of the the 300 Savage caliber has two Krieger magazine and is fitted with a scope. There are two FBI rifles; one late model and one early model.
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by 81police
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 22
Views: 219

Re: Ahlberg Collection

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The rifles in this set are model 8 engraved rifles. There are examples of the Grade D, Grade E, and Grade F in calibers 25-35, 35, 300 Savage. There is a customized Grade D with brass name-plate inlay in the stock.
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The rifles in this set are model 8 “Specialty” rifles and have been customized. There is a replica of the Full Stock Military Rifle in 25-35 caliber that was used by Colonel John Hession. The original rifle is in the Remington Museum in Ilion, New York. I built this rifle with the assistance of several forum members. 81police did the first test firing of the rifle.

Also in this set is a very rare, original US Army "Trials" Rifle in 25 caliber, a custom engraved rifle in an oak leaf pattern, a custom full barrel forearm and custom engraved receiver and a 30 caliber custom carbine.
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The rifles in this set are early Model 81. The forearms are called “Beaver Tails” and were discontinued on later models. One of the rifles is a first day production with serial number 25. This rifle is rare in that it is a 25 caliber. The other calibers in this group are 30, 32 and 35.
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by 81police
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 22
Views: 219

Re: Ahlberg Collection

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The rifles in this set are model 8 flat knob pistol grip. There are two A grade and two C grade.
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The rifles in this set are model 8 straight stock in C Grade. The calibers are 25, 30, 32 and 35.
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The rifles in this set are model 8 round knob pistol grip in C grade. The calibers are 25, 30 and 35.
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by 81police
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 22
Views: 219

Re: Ahlberg Collection

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The rifles in this set are early year productions. Some early year features on the rifles were discontinued and were no longer available. This set has what I believe to be a first day production with serial number 59 and it has the scripted “35 Rem” on the barrel shroud. There is a safety with the “tear drop” feature which is rare. There is an example of scripted calibers for the 35 Rem and 30-30 Rem. There is a rifle for each caliber; 25-35, 30-30, 25, 30, 32 and 35.
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The rifles in this set are called Old style round knob pistol grip. They are grade A rifles in each caliber; 25, 30, 32 and 35.
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by 81police
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8C -35 Remington
Replies: 13
Views: 445

Re: Model 8C -35 Remington

Here are some pictures of Roger's rifle. The pictures don't do it justice. It's a beauty
by 81police
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Most delicate internal part?
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: Most delicate internal part?

I don't know if it's the most fragile part, but one part subject to a lot of abuse is the firing pin. I've probably heard of more broken firing pins over the years than any other part. And with so many slight variations, they're not always easily replaced. If I had an 8/81 that I hunted with on a re...
by 81police
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello everyone, Dan from PA here with a Model 8 in 35 Rem
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Hello everyone, Dan from PA here with a Model 8 in 35 Rem

post pictures Dan, that may get you some feedback on the gun
by 81police
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Model 8 Fox
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Model 8 Fox

Although I bet it's not the first fox that's fell to the Model 8, its certainly the first one I've seen a picture of. Very cool! You won't soon forget that hunt I'd imagine :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by 81police
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Need a Model 8 crescent butt plate, help please!
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Need a Model 8 crescent butt plate, help please!

Hey Dan, the best place for replacement parts may be watching auction sites like gunbroker or ebay. Buttplates of varying types are on there regularly.
by 81police
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Remington Advertisements Collection
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Remington Advertisements Collection

Posting this for forum member ROGER, this is his collection of advertisements. Really cool Roger!
by 81police
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Replacement Stocks Any Suggestions??
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Replacement Stocks Any Suggestions??

Hey Wilson, perhaps someone can chime in on replacement stock experience. I haven't used any of the current companies to know one way or the other. Most will require some finishing work on your actual rifle (obviously).
by 81police
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 Front Sight??
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: Model 8 Front Sight??

The factory front sight, is what i'd call a plain, basic bead sight. Some Model 8 front sights had a locking screw, some didn't.

Sometimes you can find them on ebay or gunbroker
by 81police
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Model 8 Christmas (2018)!
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: Merry Model 8 Christmas (2018)!

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x82/cat9x/CHRISTMAS%202013%20IT2527LL%20STICK2521_zpsrgmwxsbw.jpg http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x82/cat9x/CHRISTMAS%202012_zpssmggmplg.jpg http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x82/cat9x/CHRISTMAS%202011_zpsu94hwrpw.jpg http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x82/cat...
by 81police
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Model 8 Christmas (2018)!
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Merry Model 8 Christmas (2018)!

Merry Christmas from the GREAT MODEL 8!! This makes 9+ 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 m...
by 81police
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Special Firearm
Replies: 50
Views: 3225

Re: Special Firearm

Heres an article with a ton of info & pictures on the FN 1900. It will be updated soon with Jack's rifle and more up-to-date records of existing rifles and the countries represented.

http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety. ... ge_id=1562
by 81police
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Guy Here
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Re: New Guy Here

Welcome Bigiron!!
by 81police
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Special Firearm
Replies: 50
Views: 3225

Re: Special Firearm

Thanks for the photos Jack! Not a single square inch of this rifle was overlooked. Literally everything has been modified in some way. When Jack showed me the serial number "3523" I thought it peculiar it was dated after Fraser modified rifles. Then later was told Fraser used their own serial number...
by 81police
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Special Firearm
Replies: 50
Views: 3225

Re: Special Firearm

There's much more to the mystery of this important and unique rifle that I hope Jack shares (I'll chime in if he does!). It's an incredible gun and the finest FN 1900 I've ever seen. When Jack first shared the pictures with me my jaw dropped. I didn't know much about Fraser, but knowing FN's and the...
by 81police
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 .30 , 1910
Replies: 1
Views: 638

Re: Model 8 .30 , 1910

good onya!
by 81police
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: thegreatmodel8.net
Replies: 8
Views: 981

Re: thegreatmodel8.net

I only use greatmodel8.net. And, all the YouTube videos reference that link address. Just FYI
by 81police
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 7.62x39
Replies: 10
Views: 1387

Re: 7.62x39

Loving this, please keep us updated!
by 81police
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 7.62x39
Replies: 10
Views: 1387

Re: 7.62x39

wow, did you make that barrel extension from scratch or partially use an old one?
by 81police
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: Newbie

Your pictures Mike
by 81police
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Old rifle still knocks them down!
Replies: 9
Views: 1151

Re: Old rifle still knocks them down!

"OL Thumper" haha I love it. Some say these guns are thumpers on both ends! haha

Congrats again!
by 81police
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New guy
Replies: 3
Views: 465

Re: New guy

Awesome heirloom!!
by 81police
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Info on 81
Replies: 10
Views: 1010

Re: Info on 81

Good day dirtgrip. Welcome!

If you're able to upload pictures of your rifle that is most helpful. If there's difficulty in doing that, you're welcome to send them to my email and i'll post them for you. This will help us all get this figured out.

cat9x@hotmail.com
by 81police
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Old rifle still knocks them down!
Replies: 9
Views: 1151

Re: Old rifle still knocks them down!

Very cool! What state/county? What caliber?
by 81police
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from California
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: New member from California

Punishment we all enjoy! Welcome!
by 81police
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: My Nov 2018 Alberta buck
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: My Nov 2018 Alberta buck

Straight outta Heartland! (inside joke...my wife and I love Alberta's TV show Heartland)

Thanks for sharing these awesome pictures! I bet that shot placement put him down quick :D

You have a lot of experience hunting with the Model 8?
by 81police
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: LA CO.Police 81
Replies: 9
Views: 1544

Re: LA CO.Police 81

The selling price of that rifle surprised and delighted me. It wasn't that long ago that one selling for $2500 felt over priced.
by 81police
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from SW. Kansas
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Re: New member from SW. Kansas

HOWDY!!! :D :D
by 81police
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: LA CO.Police 81
Replies: 9
Views: 1544

Re: LA CO.Police 81

Thanks for the heads up!

This rifle was previously sold 7 years ago by Rock Island Auction on 5-20-2011 for $4,250.00. It will be interesting to see if it exceeds that!
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: 923

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: 923

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: 9
Views: 1227

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: 9
Views: 1227

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: 659

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: 632

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: 1721

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: 864

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: 965

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: 870

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: 775

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: 696

Re: Barrel Takedown Tools

As far as I know no one is currently manufacturing barrel takedown tools!