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by 81police
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 7.62x39
Replies: 2
Views: 35

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: 2
Views: 40

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: 70

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: 70

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: 71

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: 1692

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: 157

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: 598

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: 152

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: 193

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: 6
Views: 3306

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: 362

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: 1692

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: 306

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: 308

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: 309

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: 280

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: 11447

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: 1692

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: 1692

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: 1692

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: 673

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: 955

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: 1692

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: 1692

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: 515

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: 955

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: 619

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: 531

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: 824

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: 942

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

Great work there! I found the post and grouping very interesting.
by 81police
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Dayton, Ohio PD - 1931
Replies: 0
Views: 524

Dayton, Ohio PD - 1931

This photo is a real treasure. I may have posted it years past but here it is again. Thought to be from late 1931. A few members of the Dayton PD with quite an arsenal! Two Thompson SMG's, a Remington Model 11 shotgun, all flanked by two Model 8's. Apparently the Cadillac was customized with the int...
by 81police
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Howdy from Oregon!
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Re: Howdy from Oregon!

Welcome sir!
by 81police
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 30-30 Rem
Replies: 1
Views: 482

Re: 30-30 Rem

No doubt the 30-30 to 30 change was transitional. Henwood doesn't give a specific date but implies between 1910-1915. Of course there are always exceptions with these guns, but the majority of the guns marked as mentioned would fall before 1915.
by 81police
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New from Iowa
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: New from Iowa

Welcome Rifleman! Hope to hear more from you in the future :D
by 81police
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Louisville Show
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Re: Louisville Show

wish i was able to travel more Carl, would love to visit that show :(
by 81police
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Sioux Falls Gun Show
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: Sioux Falls Gun Show

Thanks for the heads up Wildgoose.

This rifle was sold (with 15 round magazine) through Rock Island Auction on 5/20/2011 for $4250. Hope they were asking more!
by 81police
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Model 8 fore arm screw (original or repro)
Replies: 2
Views: 434

Re: Model 8 fore arm screw (original or repro)

Here's one on gunbroker, I'd jump on it they don't come up much...

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/747259645
by 81police
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Alabama 2017 with the Model 81
Replies: 6
Views: 1203

Re: Alabama 2017 with the Model 81

I used to have an 81 setup just like yours that I hunted with (it was in 300Sav though). But great pictures! I love seeing these rifles still in use today...thanks!
by 81police
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Alabama 2017-2018 Hunting Season
Replies: 7
Views: 1187

Re: Alabama 2017-2018 Hunting Season

nice shooting! Congrats to you all. What's the hog population like out there?
by 81police
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 c finally
Replies: 10
Views: 1199

Re: Model 8 c finally

a few more...
by 81police
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 c finally
Replies: 10
Views: 1199

Re: Model 8 c finally

Here's a few pictures of Roger's rifle, a beautiful bonifide "C" grade!!
by 81police
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 c finally
Replies: 10
Views: 1199

Re: Model 8 c finally

Pictures my man!!!!
by 81police
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Are Model 8s actually marked as such??
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Re: Are Model 8s actually marked as such??

Hey Bob, The official change from "Autoloading Rifle" to "Model 8" did occur in 1911, but that doesn't mean the rifles were all immediately marked as such. Some guns you'll see with "Model 8-A" roll stamped on the barrel jacket, others nothing, then eventually the roll stamp "MODEL 8" on the receive...
by 81police
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Lyman 1A for Model 8 FS
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: Lyman 1A for Model 8 FS

sweet rifle and sweet sight!
by 81police
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New from MI
Replies: 2
Views: 540

Re: New from MI

Welcome Rwc1972! Sounds like you have a very nice inheritance there. It's possible to make your own tools, but if your gunsmith can come up with something quality, well there's nothing wrong with that! I have several sets of tools that I use depending on the condition of the rifle, but unfortunately...
by 81police
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Ahoy
Replies: 1
Views: 468

Re: Ahoy

WELCOME!!! You've come to the right place!
by 81police
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: a PILE of POE magazines!
Replies: 6
Views: 954

a PILE of POE magazines!

You don't see this evey day now. $20,000+ worth of steel!!!

Who is drooling??
by 81police
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: LEO’s that Purchased Police 8/81’s
Replies: 6
Views: 3306

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

* updated 1/5/2018