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by canuck
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: US trials Rifle
Replies: 12
Views: 2110

Re: US trials Rifle

Very nice
by canuck
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: my little 25-35
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Re: my little 25-35

It really looks great (I zoomed in on your pic), I'm normally a "leave em as original" guy but I think you did well by this one! And thanks for the story of removing the barrel jacket dent - I've heard of it being done but not from the horse's mouth (so to speak), good to know its possible. My offer...
by canuck
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: my little 25-35
Replies: 6
Views: 1186

Re: my little 25-35

wow, thats a really nice looking rifle - is it the original blue?
I'm dealing on a 25 cal at the moment but its no where near that condition!
by canuck
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: My Dad, a Marine w/ 3 Purple Hearts...
Replies: 4
Views: 1575

Re: My Dad, a Marine w/ 3 Purple Hearts...

That was a great watch Cam
Looking forward to the rest of the story
by canuck
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: To disassemble or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 2269

Re: To disassemble or not?

IMO, the barrel/jacket are easier to take down than the rest of the gun - if you are creative and handy, a barrel nut tool can be homemade out of an old socket. I used one that I homemade for years until I purchased a reproduction spanner tool from remcrazy here on the board. Knowing the crap I've r...
by canuck
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Semi rough shape 1900 on the auction block
Replies: 11
Views: 3821

Re: Semi rough shape 1900 on the auction block

Did you get it Hibby?
Going to Minnesota

$600 was a pretty good price (esp in Kanukastan dollars), of course taxes,buyers fee and shipping will add close to 40% to the price - still not bad

The Model 8 went for a thousand :?
by canuck
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Semi rough shape 1900 on the auction block
Replies: 11
Views: 3821

Re: Semi rough shape 1900 on the auction block

In the same auction is this beauty :shock:
Maybe consigned by the same bubba :lol:


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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: 2009

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: 2453

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: 1584

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: 15523

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: 2299

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: 2299

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: 2299

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: 5417

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: 2088

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: 6692

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: 6692

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: 4433

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: 4433

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: 16631

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: 16631

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: 25105

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: 25105

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: 6003

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: 4620

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: 7561

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: 7561

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: 7617

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: 2304

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: 4885

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: 3313

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: 7617

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: 7617

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: 3058

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: 2010

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: 2010

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: 7617

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: 3156

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: 3673

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: 3673

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: 3673

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: 2659

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: 4713

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: 4713

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: 11345

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: 11345

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: 11345

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: 11186

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)