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by canuck
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN information from old catalogues
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: FN information from old catalogues

81police wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:28 am
but one cool tidbit is the claim that from 25 meters the 9mm (35Rem) can penetrate 188mm (7.4") of fir wood. :D
Good info for the fir hunters out there :D :D

Thanks for posting the ads - cool stuff
by canuck
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Burried FN 1900
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Burried FN 1900

Very cool!
How long was it buried - is it a recent find?
Can you provide some details on how it was found? I'm quite curious to know how it was treated/prepared for long term burial storage.
And - the brass plate with number 72?
by canuck
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Approx value of 1907 Model 8
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: Approx value of 1907 Model 8

Here in Canada, Model 8 prices seem to have suddenly shot through the roof. Your gun here would probably fetch $1000-$1200 in "outstanding" condition - even more if it were in 35 Even poor condition Mdl 8s are selling in the 5-800 dollar area. That being said, I would advise against selling your gra...
by canuck
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Back from the dead, I am!
Replies: 22
Views: 3818

Re: Back from the dead, I am!

What were your shoulder issues Adam?
Got me supraspinatus tears in both shoulders myself - 70% in left, 50% right.
Decided to live with it rather than surgery but not sure it was the right choice.
by canuck
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Your Opinion Please!
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Re: Your Opinion Please!

This is a local gun thats for sale, for quite a dear price I might add, but fairly uncommon to find
DOM is 1911


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by canuck
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Your Opinion Please!
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Re: Your Opinion Please!

Some more pictures

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by canuck
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Your Opinion Please!
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Your Opinion Please!

This is an early Model 8 - does this stock look correct to you?

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by canuck
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Movie ref Frank Hamer/Bonnie&Clyde
Replies: 13
Views: 1826

Re: Movie ref Frank Hamer/Bonnie&Clyde

Just watched it on Netflix - I liked it!
Hamer took his Model 8 when he left home to go on the manhunt, and used it in the final shootout scene.
Even the wife recognized it - "thats just like the ones you have" !!
by canuck
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Cool Vintage Scoped 8
Replies: 2
Views: 794

Re: Cool Vintage Scoped 8

An aweful lot of unsupported tube up front, wonder how it handled recoil!
I've got a few early "telescopes" and, quite honestly, would rather use a peep sight
by canuck
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: My first 1900 .35
Replies: 17
Views: 3306

Re: My first 1900 .35

Really nice pictures, thanks for showing!
by canuck
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: My first 1900 .35
Replies: 17
Views: 3306

Re: My first 1900 .35

What a great looking FN - looks near new!
If you don't mind me asking - what is the value of this firearm in Sweden?
by canuck
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Front sight specs, help me please...
Replies: 9
Views: 2099

Re: Front sight specs, help me please...

Looks great!
Sorry I didn't get back to you guys with a height measurement, but it appears it wasn't needed in this case.
by canuck
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Front sight specs, help me please...
Replies: 9
Views: 2099

Re: Front sight specs, help me please...

Is your gun the ribbed barrel or smooth?
Heres some shots of the front sight on the ribbed 1900 I have

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Sorry, I don't have much in the way of a caliper

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by canuck
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 9172

Re: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!

What a great thread and a stunning collection!
Thanks for the further insight Jack, keep 'er coming if you want - I'm all ears (eyes?)
by canuck
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 9172

Re: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!

Absolutely amazing Jack, that is what I would call a "lifes work"
May I ask, how long have you been collecting these rifles?
Myself, at 54 yrs and a firearm enthusiast since the age of 12, only discovered the Mdl 8 about 10 yrs ago and have been obsessed since
by canuck
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Special Firearm
Replies: 50
Views: 15324

Re: Special Firearm

Unreal What an exquisite example of the firearms we all love so much, I absolutely love everything I've seen about that gun, so tastefully done. Jack - how does it feel to have found the Holy Grail? Now what?!!! I'd like to personally thank you for showing this to me as without you (and this forum),...
by canuck
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Special Firearm
Replies: 50
Views: 15324

Re: Special Firearm

Following, looks fantastic so far!
by canuck
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: SRC
Replies: 10
Views: 3429

Re: SRC

Nice work ranman!
by canuck
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 #4577
Replies: 7
Views: 2758

Re: FN 1900 #4577

Great work on the wood!
Looks very nice
by canuck
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Reloading for the 1900 (35 Rem)
Replies: 16
Views: 4781

Re: Reloading for the 1900 (35 Rem)

Can report back with some pictures and results if anyone is interested, but it will take a while before I get my hands on it because of our weird gun laws. But that's a whole other story.
Please do! Very interested.
And, If you want to talk weird gun laws - well, I'm from Canada, need I say more?
by canuck
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Reloading for the 1900 (35 Rem)
Replies: 16
Views: 4781

Re: Reloading for the 1900 (35 Rem)

I'm sorry, I can't help with your question, but I'm quite curious about the legal requirements of the cartridge performance for hunting.
Would you mind explaining?
by canuck
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Oh my, poor FN #2150 (pics added)
Replies: 13
Views: 5210

Re: Oh my, poor FN #2150 (pics added)

I followed ranman's advice and sourced an early auto 5 buttstock. It's not a perfect fit as the "shoulders" (cheeks?) are proud where they meet the receiver - a fair bit of sanding and then a refinish would have to be done. Still, I'm pleased with the look of it now https://i.imgur.com/6DAxFm3.jpg h...
by canuck
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Photo Bucket Ransom fix for Firefox
Replies: 3
Views: 1825

Re: Photo Bucket Ransom fix for Firefox

Hey, it worked!
Thanks for posting this - mind if I share it on another forum?
by canuck
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: a PILE of POE magazines!
Replies: 6
Views: 3312

Re: a PILE of POE magazines!

Oh my :o

Story?
by canuck
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: A GREAT 8 Christmas 2017!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2462

Re: A GREAT 8 Christmas 2017!!

HaHa, those are great Cam!
Thanks for taking the time to make them and to keeping this forum running
Merry Christmas to all from the great white north!
by canuck
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Oh my, poor FN #2150 (pics added)
Replies: 13
Views: 5210

Re: Oh my, poor FN #2150 (pics added)

Thanks ranman, thats probably what I'm going to do - esp. because the fit at the tang is out to lunch as well. I was initially thinking I'd cut the extension off at the joint and install a grind to fit recoil pad but I have to make up a full 2" - can't find one that will work. For now, (because I co...
by canuck
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Oh my, poor FN #2150 (pics added)
Replies: 13
Views: 5210

Re: Oh my, poor FN #2150 (pics added)

Finally had time to pick up this newest FN and give her a quick once over. Pretty rough life she's had, not much blue left and the wood is well marked up :cry: https://i.imgur.com/GcG7My7.jpg https://i.imgur.com/sVKa6Bo.jpg https://i.imgur.com/e6uS6vW.jpg https://i.imgur.com/VaCqDYV.jpg https://i.im...
by canuck
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 #2160
Replies: 3
Views: 1855

FN 1900 #2160

As requested Cam, here are some pictures of #2160 - not great as I have not been able to make it home before dark lately! If there is something more specific you'de like to see, let me know. I didn't want to clutter the other post as I will post pics of #2150 within it on arrival https://i.imgur.com...
by canuck
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Interesting Model 8 barrel
Replies: 3
Views: 1521

Re: Interesting Model 8 barrel

Someone sure went to a lot of trouble to keep this gun shooting, the machining of the barrel to chamber head piece (?),tapering of the barrel and the thread/keyway cut on the end must have been almost as much as the gun was worth
by canuck
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Interesting Model 8 barrel
Replies: 3
Views: 1521

Interesting Model 8 barrel

I recently picked up a rough Model 8 in 30 REM, so absolutely filthy that the action would hardly move. There is a "through" bolt in the wrist of the stock, I haven't been able to remove it yet, but have been working on the barrel assembly. Unfortunately, I didn't think to take any before pictures b...
by canuck
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Oh my, poor FN #2150 (pics added)
Replies: 13
Views: 5210

Re: Oh my, poor FN

Serial number is 2150 Cam
I already have #2160 in my safe, I thought that was pretty neat!
Anyways, hopefully it can be restored to some form of dignity, but I also thought it was worth the parts if nothing else so shes on her way to me 8-)
by canuck
Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Info on my Model 8
Replies: 4
Views: 2784

Re: Info on my Model 8

What a great looking rifle, think very hard before you decide to sell!
by canuck
Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: krieger?
Replies: 7
Views: 2990

Re: krieger?

Thanks for the info and words gentleman I questioned if it was a Krieger or not because I'd read that if there was only one side spring, it was not a true Krieger conversion. Frankly, when the gun was listed for sale, I was willing to take a chance on it as Model 8s are uncommon enough here as is - ...
by canuck
Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: krieger?
Replies: 7
Views: 2990

Re: krieger?

Thanks Bob, appreciate your reply, I just checked and found the snap ring you mentioned. Here is a pic of the right side of the rifle - complete with the safety scratch! We sure don't see many of these Krieger conversions here in Canada, glad I snagged this one. http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s...
by canuck
Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: krieger?
Replies: 7
Views: 2990

krieger?

Just rec'd this nice Mdl 8, dated 1928 I believe, with a detachable magazine - doesn't seem to match the description of a "Krieger" conversion but nicely done, and works very slick in any event. Your thoughts? http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s390/drw64/DSCN0043%201_zpsno1ssfzz.jpg http://i1049.p...
by canuck
Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Long Recoil Dying?...50BMG Bullpup
Replies: 4
Views: 2354

Re: Long Recoil Dying?...50BMG Bullpup

Actually, its built by a Hungarian company - imported to Canada by a Canadian company
http://www.sero.hu/lynx/about.html

14.5K for the rifle + decent optic and mounts~5K?
20000 Canadian dollars
Figure in the exchange rate and you boys are getting a bargain :lol:
Can this be imported to the US?
by canuck
Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: #4 On the way!!!!! Stay tuned for full description and pics
Replies: 7
Views: 4224

Re: #4 On the way!!!!! Stay tuned for full description and

Well Ian, you should not feel bad about losing this one! Story was this gun belonged to an interior BC trapper and it spent most of its life in a scabbard, hence the wear to the checkering - it sure didn't spend much time on the cleaning bench :roll: Buttplate is incorrect, as well as the rear sight...
by canuck
Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: #4 On the way!!!!! Stay tuned for full description and pics
Replies: 7
Views: 4224

Re: #4 On the way!!!!! Stay tuned for full description and

I'm sorry things didn't work out for you on the 1900 Ian, I had an offer in with the fellow as well and when he accepted - well, I bought. I was very apprehensive about paying as much as I did for this gun as it is far from perfect, but we will see - it is arriving tomorrow. I will post pics when I ...
by canuck
Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:40 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN Bushing Handle *UPDATE*
Replies: 22
Views: 10109

Re: FN Bushing Handle *UPDATE*

A huge thank you to Jack for the effort involved in making us these parts As 81police said, very well made,fit perfectly and look great (My apologies for the pic sizes fellas, just can't seem to master this picture taking/posting!) Before/after of one of my FNs http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s3...
by canuck
Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN Bushing Handle *UPDATE*
Replies: 22
Views: 10109

Re: FN Bushing Handle *UPDATE*

Those look great fellas, and thanks Jack for the effort involved.
Jack, do you have the parts in your possession or should I contact Mr Williams myself?
by canuck
Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN Bushing Handle *UPDATE*
Replies: 22
Views: 10109

Re: FN Bushing Handle

Oops, sorry Jack - haven't been on line in a while :oops:

I'm still in for two sets if its not too late, and thanks again for your efforts!
by canuck
Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Few 81 pictures
Replies: 28
Views: 9833

Re: Few 81 pictures

Great video and epic beard :lol:

Notice the shooting doesn't seem to faze your best friend at all - mine would be running for the hills with his tail between his legs (if he had one LOL)
by canuck
Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Missing barrel bushing
Replies: 2
Views: 1781

Missing barrel bushing

Wow, sad, but look at this

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p72/ ... CN0204.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p72/ ... CN0206.jpg


I'm just trying to wrap my head around what might happen if this rifle were shot like that?
(vendor claims it is very accurate!)
by canuck
Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN Bushing Handle *UPDATE*
Replies: 22
Views: 10109

Re: FN Bushing Handle

Thats too bad Jack, nice of the guy to string you along like that :roll: If you would like, I could check with some of the contacts I have here in Canada to see if its a project they could do. I believe you have my email address if you would like to forward the drawings/measurements you have I could...
by canuck
Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: *NEW VIDEO* What is a POE Model 8 & 81?
Replies: 3
Views: 2471

Re: *NEW VIDEO* What is a POE Model 8 & 81?

Another great video, I've enjoyed them all very much!

Its doubly nice to see these police guns in action as even if I were ever to have a chance to own one, it would be neutered to 5 rounds max. according to our ridiculous gun laws here.

Looking forward to the next one fellas!
by canuck
Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bonnie and Clyde guns
Replies: 10
Views: 3420

Re: Bonnie and Clyde guns

Bonnie, Clyde guns stay together after high bidder pays $500,000 LITTLETON, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Two pistols found on the bodies of famed Depression-era outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after they were killed by a posse in 1934 have sold at auction on Sunday for $504,000. A snub-nosed .38...
by canuck
Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Remington Model 14 1/2
Replies: 8
Views: 6065

Re: Remington Model 14 1/2

Mr Ranman; Nice gun! Interesting that your rifle has a short mag tube, like a carbine - the 14 1/2 had a full length mag tube - what is the barrel length on your gun? this is one of 4000 british army rifles.1922 to 1935 In addition to the post quoted above, the following is what I received from a pr...
by canuck
Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Remington Model 14 1/2
Replies: 8
Views: 6065

Re: Remington Model 14 1/2

Sorry folks, see below....
by canuck
Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Shooting Times write up on the Model 8
Replies: 11
Views: 3444

Here in Canada, I've noticed prices on Model 8s and 81s steadily creeping up - not to the prices you mention (yet :!: ) - but a definite increase in interest and demand which shows in price. I blame this website for causing everyone to suddenly want one :lol: What I find more unusual is that there i...