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by 81police
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 Front Sight??
Replies: 2
Views: 84

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: 241

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: 241

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: 47
Views: 2041

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: 348

Re: New Guy Here

Welcome Bigiron!!
by 81police
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Special Firearm
Replies: 47
Views: 2041

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: 47
Views: 2041

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: 464

Re: Model 8 .30 , 1910

good onya!
by 81police
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: thegreatmodel8.net
Replies: 8
Views: 769

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: 1077

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: 1077

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: 601

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: 788

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: 348

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: 676

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: 788

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: 467

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: 437

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: 1283

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: 621

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: 1283

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: 717

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: 717

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: 6
Views: 958

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: 6
Views: 958

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: 547

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: 536

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: 1391

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: 698

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: 782

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: 689

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: 621

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: 571

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: 2031

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: 767

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: 1541

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: 1541

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: 641

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: 1541

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: 3
Views: 541

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: 643

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: 635

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: 701

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: 512

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: 1597

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: 731

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: 1004

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: 9
Views: 1283

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: 731

Re: 1911 vintage Model 8

DADGUM that's a beaut!!!!