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by 81police
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: New Member

Welcome and my condolences for the passing of your father. What a pair of heirlooms he left you and your brother. "Springpoles" as we call them here they definitely bring nostaglia back of a different time of gun making and hunter.
by 81police
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: New member

Welcome! Love the 300 Savage!
by 81police
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: New Member

Priceless heirlooms! Welcome sir!
by 81police
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Head scratcher on Gunbroker
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Head scratcher on Gunbroker

With the evidence suggested by Hibby, I'd learn towards an old serial number alteration. I can't recall seeing many, if any, Model 8 serial numbers in that location that left the factory without proof marks above and/or below the serial number. That's very unusual. Plus the "Y" prefix that doesn't c...
by 81police
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New to group
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: New to group

Welcome home!!
by 81police
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: My model 81 barrel tool
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: My model 81 barrel tool

Hi Charles, I'd recommend doing a search on our forums. Lots of how-to posts for making your own.
by 81police
Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Fluted buttstock M8
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Fluted buttstock M8

Looking at examples of Model 8's across 4 decades its easy to see a world of variation in buttstock configurations. From grip style but to butt plates. Top that off with the option of custom stocks w/ longer lengths of pull or modified drop. Adding to this is that the majority of Model 8 stocks have...
by 81police
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Fluted buttstock M8
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Fluted buttstock M8

Hi Hibby, when you say "fluted" are you referring to the the cuts at the peak of the comb?
by 81police
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Bolt carrier binding when it travels back
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Bolt carrier binding when it travels back

During rearward movement, the bolt carrier & connecting link are compressing an action spring inside a tube. My suggestion would be to disassemble and inspect those items.
by 81police
Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from WA state
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: New member from WA state

a thumper on both ends!
by 81police
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from WA state
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: New member from WA state

Welcome! 300Sav is my fav hunting cartridge in the 8/81 platform. You're starting off with a heavy hitter!
by 81police
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: My first and I hope my last "Frankengun" (in .250-3000 Savage)
Replies: 17
Views: 809

Re: My first and I hope my last "Frankengun" (in 250 Savage)

These pictures tell me your new-to-you frankengun was a labor of love for someone previously. Thanks for sharing all these photos, as I scrolled through them my interest and excitement grew. Having seen a lot of 8's and 81's its been a while since one really paused me like that. I took a quick look ...
by 81police
Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: a little bit of walnut
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: a little bit of walnut

Thanks for the photo...y'all have done great work to preserve these wood sets. Nice! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by 81police
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member from Dallas, TX area
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Re: New Member from Dallas, TX area

rcranch found a Model 8 Police magazine to go with his Special Police rifle....
by 81police
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Remington model 8 with no caliber marked.
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Remington model 8 with no caliber marked.

No common.
by 81police
Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from WA state
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: New member from WA state

Love the Ohio BAR's! Super cool.

But, like you, I tend to think long-recoil 8's and 81's are even cooler :D :D
by 81police
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from WA state
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: New member from WA state

Welcome! I'm sure you'll soon find the 8/81 you're looking for! :D :D
by 81police
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 forend question
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Re: Model 8 forend question

Cam - any info on these hard rubber butt plates, dates of use, etc.?
The hard rubber (vulcanite) butt plates were used from the beginning of production to at least during WWI...maybe longer. Steel butt plates were mixed in there too but the earliest guns all have the hard rubber plates.
by 81police
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Split case necks on Grafs .32 Rem hand loads
Replies: 8
Views: 816

Re: Split case necks on Grafs .32 Rem hand loads

Hi cantgrowup, although I don't reload ammo I do recall a discussion on these forums years back about other shooters having issues with split necks using Grafs brass. You may search the forums for that.
by 81police
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Mark Novak Barrel Disassembly Video
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Mark Novak Barrel Disassembly Video

Mark Novak is the gunsmith behind C & R Arsenal and shows his technique on 8/81 barrel disassembly/reassembly...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr6Hg7SLC10
by 81police
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Northeast Oklahoma
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: Hello from Northeast Oklahoma

Welcome!! I lived a few years in Norman. Ok is beautiful.
by 81police
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: For Sale: New Old Stock Remington 81 Forearm **
Replies: 0
Views: 375

For Sale: New Old Stock Remington 81 Forearm **

Dad's selling a few things, here's a new old stock Model 81 forearm in the original Remington/Dupont packaging. Feel free to share the link with anyone that might be interested. Details: Flat-side forearm found on Model 81's from 1940-1950. BEAUTIFUL! Never been on a rifle. http://ebay.us/pQB9pB?cmp...
by 81police
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Tangs screws
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: Tangs screws

I would rule out this being the product of your factory repair code. It's just not in line with period Remington repair work.

But I also don't know the reasoning behind this :?:
by 81police
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Insomnia 8 & 81 wax job
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Re: Insomnia 8 & 81 wax job

Never used that product before, but wow your rifles look beautiful! A lot of history on that table!
by 81police
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member from Dallas, TX area
Replies: 16
Views: 1639

Re: New Member from Dallas, TX area

You're off to a great start rcranch! If you can acquire an original 15 round magazine, you've got a $5000-7000+ rifle on your hands. Although this rifle is indeed in the LA County serial number database, I had never seen photos of it before so THANK YOU! Although LA County purchased 199 of the Remin...
by 81police
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Pennsylvania bucks
Replies: 4
Views: 872

Re: Pennsylvania bucks

Thanks for sharing the stories & photos Hibby! Great bucks :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

It's a shame about the regulation since the Model 8/81 were historically used around your kinda woods! Great alternative choices you've got there though :D
by 81police
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: GB M8 F grade
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: GB M8 F grade

It's possible the seller saw one of the inspector/fitter stamps of "F" on the bottom of the rifle and assumed that meant "F" grade. Have come across that misconception several times.
by 81police
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Living in 2021
Replies: 1
Views: 425

Re: Living in 2021

he's back! Welcome back!
by 81police
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Oklahoma!
Replies: 8
Views: 1033

Re: Hello from Oklahoma!

An Okie with a springpole! (I lived in Norman for a few years). Welcome!!!!!!!!!!!!
by 81police
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: 72 year old Model (81) followed me home
Replies: 7
Views: 1095

Re: 72 year old Model (81) followed me home

a pair of springpole beauties!
by 81police
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Draken says hi
Replies: 5
Views: 818

Re: Draken says hi

We love pictures! Welcome!!!
by 81police
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ** Merry Model 8 Christmas 2020 **
Replies: 10
Views: 1244

Re: ** Merry Model 8 Christmas 2020 **

We all LOVE us some Jack posts, pictures, and comments!!!
by 81police
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ** Merry Model 8 Christmas 2020 **
Replies: 10
Views: 1244

Re: ** Merry Model 8 Christmas 2020 **

the one that started it all...
by 81police
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ** Merry Model 8 Christmas 2020 **
Replies: 10
Views: 1244

Re: ** Merry Model 8 Christmas 2020 **

more more more...
by 81police
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ** Merry Model 8 Christmas 2020 **
Replies: 10
Views: 1244

Re: ** Merry Model 8 Christmas 2020 **

few more...
by 81police
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ** Merry Model 8 Christmas 2020 **
Replies: 10
Views: 1244

** Merry Model 8 Christmas 2020 **

Merry Christmas from the GREAT MODEL 8!! This makes 11+ 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 ...
by 81police
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nice looking .35 Model 8 on GB. 1 day left, @ $800 now
Replies: 12
Views: 1501

Re: Nice looking .35 Model 8 on GB. 1 day left, @ $800 now

just WOW on that sell price!
by 81police
Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: What year did they start putting tang sights on Model 8's?
Replies: 5
Views: 953

Re: What year did they start putting tang sights on Model 8's?

correct. Especially if the original tang screw is present and the tang blueing is not outlined from where a peep once was.
by 81police
Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Repair date vs manufacture date - Please help
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Re: Repair date vs manufacture date - Please help

Date codes were not present on rifles prior to 1921. So...

If yours is indeed stamped "PN" then your rifle was manufactured June, 1922. And subsequently repaired on the date you indicated via the repair code.

When present always date the rifles via the date code.
by 81police
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: New Old Stock 81 Forearm *WOW*
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: New Old Stock 81 Forearm *WOW*

This is out of my father's collection. We are planning on selling it soon.
by 81police
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: What year did they start putting tang sights on Model 8's?
Replies: 5
Views: 953

Re: What year did they start putting tang sights on Model 8's?

I would say from the very beginning, at least evidence would support Remington's intention there. This by the pre-drilled & tapped tang screw found on the very earliest of rifles from 1906. Peeps were always factory options.
by 81police
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: New Old Stock 81 Forearm *WOW*
Replies: 4
Views: 678

New Old Stock 81 Forearm *WOW*

You don't see this very often. A brand new, old stock, never-been-on-a-rifle Remington Model 81 forearm. With original Remington packaging!

I don't know the year of mfg, but sometime between 1940-1950.

What do y'all think? :shock: :shock:
by 81police
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: .32 Remington with 110 grain bullet
Replies: 7
Views: 1199

Re: .32 Remington with 110 grain bullet

2550fps is pretty smokin out of an 8/81. Look at the 87gr for the 25Rem, hot rod @ 2700fps!
by 81police
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: .32 Remington with 110 grain bullet
Replies: 7
Views: 1199

Re: .32 Remington with 110 grain bullet

I'd love to know a FPS on that round!
by 81police
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: A Young Gun
Replies: 6
Views: 1243

A Young Gun

my little girl made good selection on head wear! Classic Model 8 & 81 hat!
by 81police
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member
Replies: 7
Views: 1456

Re: New Member

When they're shooting right...nothing is sweeter than a "quarter bore springpole"!
by 81police
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Everyone out to pasture?
Replies: 22
Views: 2703

Re: Everyone out to pasture?

To keep this thread going with some more 300 Savage love...here's a hunt I posted years back using my preferred 81 hunting rifle.

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=3726&sid=02f7a846b ... 1f4a720780
by 81police
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Everyone out to pasture?
Replies: 22
Views: 2703

Re: Everyone out to pasture?

OK, probably be a meeting in the dark of night to get rid of me, advise Cam "Get rid of that guy, he's a trouble maker", haha Rifleman no worries that's not going to happen! I appreciate your post and sympathize with many of your statements. I've moderated this website as a whole for 10 years and h...
by 81police
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Rear sight - marked or not?
Replies: 11
Views: 1920

Re: Rear sight - marked or not?

It is my understanding that the rear sights were marked with the rifle's corresponding serial number