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by Hardrada55
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Great Links
Topic: Santa Mosin
Replies: 0
Views: 259

Santa Mosin

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by Hardrada55
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: British proof marks on Model 8?
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: British proof marks on Model 8?

The production code, "RT" indicates it was made in November 1926. According to John Henwood's book, "The Great Remington 8" though, the last rifle shipped from the factory in 1918 was 40,917 and in 1919 was 42,009, which puts your rifle 41033 shipped from the factory in 1919. A Remington log book, w...
by Hardrada55
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: British proof marks on Model 8?
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: British proof marks on Model 8?

What's the date code and serial number?
by Hardrada55
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member in North Texas
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: New member in North Texas

Hey Derek, former North Texan here. Good to have you on the forum, of course. I hear those AR's are getting so cheap some of the kids are getting interested in decent rifles. Got to pass along the knowledge. Walt
by Hardrada55
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: British proof marks on Model 8?
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: British proof marks on Model 8?

I found a list of guns used by a hunting party of the Prince of Wales in India in 1921. Thought it was mildly interesting because of reference to two of our favorite firearms. Apparently the "Royals" were intrigued with the Remington Autoloader and took it "shooting". Imagine some guy in a sun helme...
by Hardrada55
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Mannlicher esque
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Mannlicher esque

Oh, my!
by Hardrada55
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Good one Got away
Replies: 4
Views: 739

Re: Good one Got away

Pretty dang nice...
by Hardrada55
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Bordeaux
Replies: 5
Views: 1146

Re: Hello from Bordeaux

Jean Charles, Welcome to the forum! We would very much like to see the pictures of your friends FN 1900. Finding internal parts of the magazine may be difficult. Someone with more knowledge of the subject will have to give their opinion as to whether internal parts of the magazine of the Remington M...
by Hardrada55
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: The actual Model 8 that killed Bonnie and Clyde
Replies: 3
Views: 964

Re: The actual Model 8 that killed Bonnie and Clyde

Lots of bullet holes in that car. I think there were a couple of Model 8s there that day.
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I've got a "C" grade with that style pistol grip.
by Hardrada55
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Back from the dead, I am!
Replies: 22
Views: 5495

Re: Back from the dead, I am!

Glad you're back from across the river! I'm sure your charges will be excited to get you back. This corner the American experiment seems to be doing better than most. W
by Hardrada55
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 Rifle Trunk
Replies: 5
Views: 1383

Re: Model 8 Rifle Trunk

A fitted rifle trunk is a very cool accessory to have, and your Dad is very talented.
by Hardrada55
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 10
Views: 2612

Re: WTS .32 Model 8 price drop

Original price was north of $1000.
by Hardrada55
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 10
Views: 2612

Re: WTS .32 Model 8

Looks like a nice one.
by Hardrada55
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello everyone, Dan from PA here with a Model 8 in 35 Rem
Replies: 2
Views: 1116

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

#26213 was probably manufactured sometime in 1911 as the last gun shipped from the factory that year was #26489.
by Hardrada55
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8C -35 Remington
Replies: 13
Views: 3529

Re: Model 8C -35 Remington

Can't wait to see it and hear about it.
by Hardrada55
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello new guy with a Model 81
Replies: 7
Views: 1967

Re: Hello new guy with a Model 81

Welcome to the forum! I think Remington pretty much shut down civilian production in 1942. I know the auto makers stopped making cars that same year. The .35 and .300 were 4 round magazines.
by Hardrada55
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Old rifle still knocks them down!
Replies: 9
Views: 3730

Re: Old rifle still knocks them down!

Great pic.
by Hardrada55
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from California
Replies: 4
Views: 2011

Re: New member from California

You are right about that. They are a hoot! If you want to try a stiff recoil, try a .300 Savage with 180 grain bullet.
by Hardrada55
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from SW. Kansas
Replies: 4
Views: 2049

Re: New member from SW. Kansas

This is the place to do it. Welcome to the forum and collecting John Browning's famous autoloader.
by Hardrada55
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Steel stripper clip
Replies: 0
Views: 2016

Steel stripper clip

I have a steel stripper clip for .32 .30 and .25 I want to sell for $60.
by Hardrada55
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Just stumbled on a LA Sheriff's Dept Model 81
Replies: 9
Views: 3509

Re: Just stumbled on a LA Sheriff's Dept Model 81

I'm actually not even a Model 81 collector, but I found a local guy who had a Model 81 for sale, and needed money, so I went to look at the gun. It turned out to be a Model 81 LASD department marked gun that he had bought in California about 40 years ago. The gun is in near excellent condition with...
by Hardrada55
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 1756

Re: New member

Very nice. .25 caliber Remington Model 8s are the sweetest shooting in my opinion. .25-35 Remington is the same thing as .25 Remington.
by Hardrada55
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 6.5x52R ammo
Replies: 3
Views: 1289

Re: 6.5x52R ammo

You can't use .25-35 WCF or the European equivalent (6.5x52R) in the Model 8 because, for one thing, it's a rimmed cartridge. .25-35 Remington is the same as .25 Remington.
by Hardrada55
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: 7-30 Waters Rimless
Replies: 3
Views: 1893

Re: 7-30 Waters Rimless

Thank you. That's very interesting information. The think I worry about a little with the Model 8 and 81 ( it being a recoil operated gun) is the pressure.
by Hardrada55
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: 7-30 Waters Rimless
Replies: 3
Views: 1893

7-30 Waters Rimless

Anyone been able to do a 7-30 Waters Rimless conversion on a Model 8 or 81? I would think 120 grain bullet at 2500 fps out of a Autoloader would be a fine goal.
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by Hardrada55
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Great Links
Topic: Eskimo Hunters 1949 video
Replies: 2
Views: 3412

Eskimo Hunters 1949 video

Interesting video of a by gone time. Buying Winchester .30 Remington autoloading "Bear Box" at 9:33. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-XP30a ... ature=fvwp
by Hardrada55
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 8 from yesteryear
Replies: 2
Views: 1836

Re: Model 8 from yesteryear

That's a cool picture.
by Hardrada55
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: 1911 vintage Model 8
Replies: 4
Views: 2142

Re: 1911 vintage Model 8

I suspect a factory re-blue in July 1931.
by Hardrada55
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: 1911 vintage Model 8
Replies: 4
Views: 2142

1911 vintage Model 8

Picked up this 1911 vintage .25 Remington with Military butt plate in Abilene recently.

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by Hardrada55
Sun May 27, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello new member from Rathdrum Idaho
Replies: 3
Views: 1668

Re: Hello new member from Rathdrum Idaho

Good to have you on the forum. If your gun has little or no original blue left, then in my opinion it is totally up to you as to whether or not it should be re-blued. It all depends on what you would like best. If it's really rough looking now, you may actually improve value a little if you re-blue ...
by Hardrada55
Tue May 01, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?
Replies: 12
Views: 5042

Re: Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?

Really like that one. Very nice...
by Hardrada55
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from Oklahoma
Replies: 6
Views: 2680

Re: New member from Oklahoma

I'm in Lawton. I get up that way occasionally.
by Hardrada55
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from Oklahoma
Replies: 6
Views: 2680

Re: New member from Oklahoma

Not going to be able to make Tulsa this year...again. But I like Model 8s and live in SW OK.
by Hardrada55
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Reloading for the 1900 (35 Rem)
Replies: 16
Views: 5643

Re: Reloading for the 1900 (35 Rem)

To begin, I paraphrase a wiser man than I. You are dealing with a 100 year old firearm. One designed to operate with ammunition developing a specific pressure to provide the recoil forces which operate the action. Plus it's a complicated gun with lots of small parts and flat springs susceptible to b...
by Hardrada55
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: First time buyer
Replies: 3
Views: 1601

Re: First time buyer

What to look for on a Model 81 made in 1936? First consideration is condition. Overall condition...bluing should be that shinier blue that was used before 1942 rather than the duller blue you see on guns from the end of production. Bolt and bolt handle should not be blued. If you've seen a bunch of ...
by Hardrada55
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: reduced .30 Remington Ammo; 4 boxes $100
Replies: 2
Views: 1832

Re: reduced .30 Remington Ammo; 4 boxes $100

I sent you private message.
by Hardrada55
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: reduced .30 Remington Ammo; 4 boxes $100
Replies: 2
Views: 1832

reduced .30 Remington Ammo; 4 boxes $100

I am selling .30 Remington ammo. $100 for 4 boxes of rather recent vintage Remington brand factory ammo plus actual shipping. Need statement that you are not prohibited from purchasing or possessing ammo. email for pic.
by Hardrada55
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from Texas
Replies: 5
Views: 2901

Re: New member from Texas

Hey Bob, Good to have you on the forum. I grew up coming over from Lewisville to hunt on the LBJ grasslands. Love the old guns, like our favorite, the Remington Autoloading rifle and others too.
by Hardrada55
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member here ( Seattle ) - Seeking info on rifles I wish to sell
Replies: 13
Views: 4970

Re: New member here ( Seattle ) - Seeking info on rifles I wish to sell

Pictures, pictures, pictures. (Un)fortunately, these are worth more than they were 20 years ago when i started my accumulation. I'm sure everyone here is waiting with bated breath to see what you have and what you want to get rid of them for. Trade? or outright sale? Number one consideration, as alw...
by Hardrada55
Sat May 20, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: gunbroker. com
Replies: 6
Views: 2411

Re: gunbroker. com

Here is the reply I got from Gunbroker. They basically say...."deal with it". It may be time to give another auction site a closer look. Or it could be an opening for someone else to develop a new "technologically friendlier" site. Tech Support (GunBroker) May 20, 6:04 AM EDT We are making improveme...
by Hardrada55
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Crazy price for a 14 1/2
Replies: 1
Views: 1824

Re: Crazy price for a 14 1/2

I usually keep track of those on Gunbroker, but I completely missed that one. That is easily the nicest one I've ever seen. I think you did well. Scarce gun in near "mint" condition. Beautiful wood. Remington "B" grade wood? Do you dare pull the stock to see if it is marked?
by Hardrada55
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member
Replies: 4
Views: 1982

Re: New member

I believe that any time you can show provenance or documentation which adds to the history of a gun, you come out way ahead.
by Hardrada55
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New 81 Owner
Replies: 6
Views: 3430

Re: New 81 Owner

What caliber? We always like pictures!
by Hardrada55
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Conflicting date codes on my Model 8
Replies: 4
Views: 1971

Re: Conflicting date codes on my Model 8

According to Henwood, serial number 50127 was probably "shipped" from the factory 1924. Shipped where? For sale or for final assembly or what? According to Henwood, the receiver was probably manufactured between May and June of 1923. DS indicates "production" or possibly "assembly" in September of 1...
by Hardrada55
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Havent heard of this any where
Replies: 1
Views: 1216

Re: Havent heard of this any where

Over the years I've seen a couple of Model 8s that had been converted to .300 Savage. Most had "3" codes on the barrels after 1936, which indicate a factory repair after the time .300 Savage became available in the Model 81. My assumption.... is that most of these .300 Savage Model 8 rifles were mod...
by Hardrada55
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: One of us home from surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 1855

Re: One of us home from surgery

Prayin'...
by Hardrada55
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Meanwhile, at the Gun Show...
Replies: 19
Views: 6913

Re: Meanwhile, at the Gun Show...

I like that rig a lot! What kind of scope is that?
by Hardrada55
Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Unique model 8
Replies: 5
Views: 3899

Re: Unique model 8

Nice one... Lucky stiff....
by Hardrada55
Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:58 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello and question
Replies: 2
Views: 1852

Re: Hello and question

Most pawnshops won't let you take a gun out for a test spin and probably won't guarantee "shootability" or actual correct functioning. The best way to purchase a good functioning gun is to purchase it from someone who actually shoots the gun. Buying Remington Autoloading rifles from sources you don'...
by Hardrada55
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Model 8 & Model 81
Replies: 6
Views: 2755

Re: Model 8 & Model 81

PIctures please.