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by Wildgoose
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Sioux Falls Gun Show
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Re: Sioux Falls Gun Show

They sure were Cam. I did ask and if I remember correctly the grade D engraved were around 4500 and the police was around 8700 or so. Don't remember the exact numbers but these are pretty close.
by Wildgoose
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Sioux Falls Gun Show
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Sioux Falls Gun Show

Saw this at the Sioux Falls gun show last weekend. Gent had this and several others on his table. Couple of them were Grade D engraved in excellent condition. Sorry for the bad pic but it was crowded and I didn't have much time. Big show to get through in a day and I really didn't have the cash it w...
by Wildgoose
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Problem with Marbles R6 sight
Replies: 6
Views: 954

Re: Problem with Marbles R6 sight

Its been my experience that the original mounting screws were all the same. They are very hard to find and are an odd pitch. If one doesn't get the mounting screw along with the sight it can be a problem. I am wondering if the previous owner of your 35 might have had this problem and re-drilled the ...
by Wildgoose
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Marble R-6 Height Adjustment Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 696

Re: Marble R-6 Height Adjustment Issue

I have one of the R-6 sights too. If I remember correctly ( getting to be somewhat iffy these days) the bottom ring moves down to unlock the upper barrel shaped ring so it can be rotated to rise and lower the staff/eye piece. Once the staff is set then the lower ring moves up to lock it in place. I ...
by Wildgoose
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Butt Pad Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re: Butt Pad Replacement

Many thanks gents, just the info I was looking for. 8-)
by Wildgoose
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: First time buyer
Replies: 3
Views: 716

Re: First time buyer

If it turns out to be a shooter at that price its a very good buy! Almost forgot to mention that brass for the 30 Rem Auto is available from Graf & Son but its not cheep at a buck a case. But if you are into hand loading its a way to be able to shoot this caliber. You can use the same load data that...
by Wildgoose
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Butt Pad Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Butt Pad Replacement

Looking for some suggestions on replacing the butt pad on my 300 Savage M81. I have had the rifle for several years now and its a great shooter/hunter but the butt pad installed on it has deteriorated to the point it needs to be replaced. I really don't want to replace the butt stock itself as I kin...
by Wildgoose
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Seasons Greetings
Replies: 0
Views: 681

Seasons Greetings

Hope all had a great Christmas and wishing you all a great New Year. I have been busy with moving to a new city and many other things so not much activity on the Model 8 front. One thing about moving, you find out just how many guns and related stuff you actually own. Unfortunately so does your wife...
by Wildgoose
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 81 30 Rem for Sale - SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Re: Model 81 30 Rem for Sale

PM sent.
by Wildgoose
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 81 30 Rem for Sale - SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Model 81 30 Rem for Sale - SOLD

I am looking to raise some cash for another project and will be putting this rifle up for sale on GB most likely in the near future. But in the mean time I thought I would offer it here first. Its just a good shooter with out much else going for it. As the pics show it was scoped and I did run down ...
by Wildgoose
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello all, from sunny southern Arizona
Replies: 10
Views: 2647

Re: Hello all, from sunny southern Arizona

Welcome and that's a nice old rifle. My kind of old Remington! I think its a safe bet those cast loads are not a good match for your rifle. When it comes to cast bullets a good match to the bore and the right velocity are very important to good groups. All of my old 8/81's have been at least minute ...
by Wildgoose
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Addition To Member Family
Replies: 16
Views: 2475

Re: New Addition To Member Family

Congratulations Cam,
At the end of this road I hope you and your wife are blessed with one of the greatest gifts for your love and sacrifice raising your daughter. Grandkids! :D
by Wildgoose
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New 81 Owner
Replies: 6
Views: 1802

Re: New 81 Owner

Nice clean looking 81! With the prices these guns are starting to draw and from what I have seen at gun shows in the last year its a steal alright. As time goes by running down a mount and a period scope for it can be a bit of fun. I did this with my first 81 and enjoy shooting it just for fun. 8-)
by Wildgoose
Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Very late sn Model 81 on GB
Replies: 12
Views: 2298

Re: Very late sn Model 81 on GB

Yeah, I was watching that one too. It's hard to believe that the two combined brought $4,725. That is some serious cash! It's nice to see really good ones, but my budget is more of the rusty, crusty, but still trusty variety. I hunt with mine, and there's no way I'm headed out into the woods with e...
by Wildgoose
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Cleaning Survey
Replies: 3
Views: 878

Cleaning Survey

As most of us can attest in the past most of these rifles were not cleaned too thoroughly too often. :) I think this maybe was due to the perceived complexity of the guns or possibly that they came into being during the smokeless era when cleaning was not nearly as important as it had been. Not that...
by Wildgoose
Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Remington 141 35 Rem range results
Replies: 2
Views: 901

Re: Remington 141 35 Rem range results

Good results for sure! Should do as good at 100 as you can shoot it. I use pretty much the same load in my 35 Model 14 but with my eyes and the factory sights I call it good to do 3-4". Got to agree that the pumps are easier on the shoulder. And they don't eject the empties so that they hit me on to...
by Wildgoose
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Mike's growing fleet of Remingtons
Replies: 4
Views: 1691

Re: Mike's growing fleet of Remingtons

Thanks for taking the time to share. Nice collection. 8-) Its really great to see how the old vintage Remington hunters can grow on a person. It was just a natural progression for me after getting hooked on the 8/81's to take note of the pumps.
by Wildgoose
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Rack "O" Remingtons
Replies: 6
Views: 1652

Re: Rack "O" Remingtons

Phyrbird wrote:Always had a soft spot for the pumps. The carbine model on top looks good too. Caliber?
Its in .30 Remington. Sweet little shooter.
by Wildgoose
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Rack "O" Remingtons
Replies: 6
Views: 1652

Rack "O" Remingtons

Image

Its not quite all of them. ;) Just the ones out in plain sight. :D
by Wildgoose
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: 30-30 dies for 30 Rem
Replies: 7
Views: 1282

Re: 30-30 dies for 30 Rem

I just got my RCBS 30 Rem dies from Midway last week for $61 and I believe Grafs had them for $70. I really like Hornady dies due to the bullet alignment tube in the seating die but they were $200 for custom made even though the still make 25 Rem. So I might get a set of Hornady 30-30 dies and use ...
by Wildgoose
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Another Model 8-A comes home!
Replies: 6
Views: 1935

Re: Another Model 8-A comes home!

Great job on bringing the old girl back to life! Good shooter indeed. Funny how so often when you find a Model 8/81 owner there is more than one and a few Model 14/141s around too. ;)
by Wildgoose
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: PCI AMMO
Replies: 2
Views: 664

Re: PCI AMMO

Thanks for the report! Not much information out there on this ammo and its nice to get some feed back. I have purchased some of Graf's brass for my 30 Rem Autos and its seems to be good stuff but I haven't loaded any as yet. I bought a good supply of the Remington produced brass several years ago wh...
by Wildgoose
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Good and Bad
Replies: 4
Views: 1177

Good and Bad

Sometimes a little good can come from something bad. This last summer a member of our shooting club was forced to sell his acreage and move. Both he and his wife were having serious health issues and just could not take care of the property any longer. Being a life long shooter, hunter and reloader ...
by Wildgoose
Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: New addition
Replies: 10
Views: 3132

Re: New addition

well if I make it down to Jacks model 8/81 event we can use my gun to find out. I have thought of that also how accurate after take down and re mounting to the barrel if it was still on mark. Pretty cold here in Michigan at this time to do a good test 7 degrees out today I would like to hear how th...
by Wildgoose
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: 35 Rem ammo at Cabelas
Replies: 1
Views: 681

Re: 35 Rem ammo at Cabelas

That's good to hear. Been along time since those rounds have been on the shelf. I will have to check our local Cabela and Scheels outlets. :)
by Wildgoose
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: 30 Remington vs 6.8 SPC Shootout! (VIDEO)
Replies: 6
Views: 1673

Re: 30 Remington vs 6.8 SPC Shootout! (VIDEO)

Outstanding video Cam! Very well done and a great contrast between the old and new. Both do the job well. Makes it easy to see why the good old 30 Remington Auto was such a great cartridge with a fine rifle to go with it. Cant knock the AR platform either. My grand kids and even myself have taken de...
by Wildgoose
Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: model 8 &81 at Cabela's FW
Replies: 9
Views: 2864

Re: model 8 &81 at Cabela's FW

UUUGGGHHHH Reloading worse than Jackitis :!: :!: Make heap big hole in budget for more Ladies. :oops: :o Save thousands at the range; makes for foolish looking brass chasers. And brass catchers that work. 8-) :lol: Good for trading; one finds as trade up, calibers can change. Just remember you will...
by Wildgoose
Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: model 8 &81 at Cabela's FW
Replies: 9
Views: 2864

Re: model 8 &81 at Cabela's FW

Godaim4 wrote:Wow that's not bad at all! I'm gonna get my uncle to teach me how to reload so it'll be a lot easier to get the ammo haha
Collecting and shooting old guns has made a hand loader out of quite a few folks over the years. ;)
by Wildgoose
Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Deer Season, Its a Family Affair
Replies: 2
Views: 1563

Deer Season, Its a Family Affair

The grand kids all hunted together for the first time this year. The grand daughter who is the oldest (with a family of her own now) started first some number of years ago with the boys coming along later as they came of age. As you can see they all learned well. As a family we had a good opening we...
by Wildgoose
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 not ejecting
Replies: 25
Views: 3533

Re: Model 8 not ejecting

The combination of a light bullet and a light load my be the issue. Not enough to cycle the action. You didn't mention the powder charge so its a bit hard to tell. If the 170 grain bullet load didn't do the job I would suspect the powder charge. The lightest bullet I use in my rifles are 150 grainer...
by Wildgoose
Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 25/30 Remington Brass In Stock
Replies: 0
Views: 1617

25/30 Remington Brass In Stock

FYI-Graf & Son reloading supply has new USA made brass in both 25 and 30 Remington. Just placed an order. Not cheap at 1 buck a round but its available.
by Wildgoose
Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Blew up my model 81
Replies: 4
Views: 1528

Re: Blew up my model 81

Not good. Glad you are OK. That's the most important thing. I would wonder about a stuck firing pin. This has been known to happen from time to time. Not saying that is it but its the first thing that comes to mind. I shoot a lot of old vintage rifles and this sort of thing is always a worry. Hope y...
by Wildgoose
Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Rear Sight Screws (Up Dated)
Replies: 0
Views: 1018

Rear Sight Screws (Up Dated)

Gents, Anyone happen to have the tread dimensions for the rear barrel sight mounting screws? Found out from another source, its 6-40 thread. Not commonly available but McMaster-Carr does have them. Only as slot head and blued? No. Still the socket head black will do for mounting Marbles or Lyman fol...
by Wildgoose
Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Rear Sight Replacement Spacer
Replies: 4
Views: 1284

Re: Rear Sight Replacement Spacer

Hey Sarge, Sometimes getting older has it lighter side. I was looking through my collection of Model 8/81 odds and ends. Lo and behold I find a Marbles folding rear sight I must have taken off of one of my purchases in the past! Glad to find it but its kind of disconcerting that I had forgotten I ha...
by Wildgoose
Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Rear Sight Replacement Spacer
Replies: 4
Views: 1284

Re: Rear Sight Replacement Spacer

Those are somewhat hard to find and of ones I`ve seen a bit pricey. Saw the below on Fleabay and thought you might be interested in it as an alternative. http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/401121073698?item=401121073698&ttle=Vintage+Marbles+Folding+Rear+Sight+Wbase+For+Remington+Model+8&vectorid=229466&t...
by Wildgoose
Fri May 27, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Rear Sight Replacement Spacer
Replies: 4
Views: 1284

Rear Sight Replacement Spacer

Hi All,
I snagged a very nice Lyman peep sight for my latest M8 on e-bay last week. Now I am looking for a correct spacer plate to fill in on the barrel shroud when I remove the buckhorn rear sight assembly. Anyone have one laying around or know of a current source?
by Wildgoose
Sun May 01, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Newest member of the "81" club.
Replies: 14
Views: 3856

Re: Newest member of the "81" club.

Nice find in a great hunting caliber! Congratulations.
by Wildgoose
Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: LOVE STORIES: Your first model 8 (or 81)
Replies: 16
Views: 3899

Re: your first model 8 (or 81)

I started getting interested in vintage Remington hunting rifles other than the Rolling Block I was shooting in black powder cartridge rifle silhouette and long range buffalo gong matches some years back. I had seen a few of the Model 8 and 81 auto hunting guns at gun shows here in the Midwestern Pl...
by Wildgoose
Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Newest Old Model 8 .30Rem
Replies: 1
Views: 848

Newest Old Model 8 .30Rem

Finished cleaning up the latest addition to the addiction. Had a broken firing pin and needed a good cleaning but all is functioning fine now. It shoots better than I can see with old eyes and the standard sights. A Marbles or Lyman rear peep would really help out. ;) http://i4.photobucket.com/album...
by Wildgoose
Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: M8 Broken Firing Pin
Replies: 4
Views: 1405

Re: M8 Broken Firing Pin

Got the replacement pin in and all is back in order now. Did have a interesting thing happen I thought I would pass along. I ordered both the listed "original" pin and the listed "replacement " pin from Gun Parts Corp. When I tried the replacement pin the tip was too large to pass through the hole i...
by Wildgoose
Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: M8 Broken Firing Pin
Replies: 4
Views: 1405

Re: M8 Broken Firing Pin

Many thanks Bob. Just what I was looking for and I will indeed hit all those points. :D
by Wildgoose
Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: M8 Broken Firing Pin
Replies: 4
Views: 1405

M8 Broken Firing Pin

Working on cleaning up the insides on a Model 8 just purchased. Found the original firing pin broken at the tip. Must have been that way for a while looking at the peening on the edges. I pretty sure I have read here in the past one can install the newer replacement pin and spring set up. Just looki...
by Wildgoose
Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Well Heck!
Replies: 7
Views: 1966

Re: Well Heck!

Thanks Bob for the expert assessment. As you say it makes for a good story and adds interest to the gun for this area. Before it came along I never even knew about the bank robbery. It may well have belonged to the Lincoln department at some point in its 86 years but if it did it really doesn't add ...
by Wildgoose
Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Well Heck!
Replies: 7
Views: 1966

Re: Well Heck!

Cam, Here are some quick and dirty pics of the markings on the rifle. Seems its the real deal. In 1930 the Lincoln Bank and Trust was indeed robbed by machinegun wielding men in a black Buick who relieved the institution of $2,500,000 dollars leading to its liquidation. A news paper article on the N...
by Wildgoose
Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: HELP!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2425

Re: HELP!!!!

Hey savagebrother, You are in a bad spot. The tang screws are very hard to find. I have been looking for one for a few years now. I hit a lot of big gun shows and none of the vintage gun parts dealers I have consulted have them. It is a part that often gets cross treaded as it can be very hard to ge...
by Wildgoose
Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Well Heck!
Replies: 7
Views: 1966

Well Heck!

Just about the time I had stayed "on the wagon" from my old Remington addiction long enough to think I was safe I ran to this guy at the range. He says his brother is selling an old Remington Model 81 and someone had told him I might be interested. Well, being on the wagon and all I said most likely...
by Wildgoose
Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Did anyone see that Model 8 sell for nearly $3000 on GB??
Replies: 16
Views: 3463

Re: Did anyone see that Model 8 sell for nearly $3000 on GB?

I agree with Bob @ S&S. I have been to several gun shows here in the mid west this late winter and have found the asking prices to be, lets say, optimistic. However I didn't really talk to the sellers as there was nothing I was truly interested in buying and I don't like wasting peoples time unless ...
by Wildgoose
Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel tools
Replies: 3
Views: 2051

Re: Barrel tools

81police wrote:I believe Bob with Circle B Ranch ceased production of his barrel tool set.

You'll have to improvise, one suggestion is using a Winchester Winchoke spanner wrench for the barrel nut.
Wow Cam, I didn't know that. I am really glad I went ahead and picked up a set when they were available.
by Wildgoose
Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Will any .35 Remington round work in the 8/81?
Replies: 1
Views: 1752

Re: Will any .35 Remington round work in the 8/81?

Pretty basic question. Will any .35 Remington round (rounded bullet, pointed, flat-nosed) function in the 8/81? Thanks. TS I have used both RN and SP bullets in my 35 Model 8 without any issue. I haven't tried any FN but I cant see where a little experiment would hurt. My well be OK. Others here ma...
by Wildgoose
Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Youngest Grandson's First Deer
Replies: 5
Views: 3181

Youngest Grandson's First Deer

This deer season marked the end of one our families deer hunting "firsts". We hunt as a family every year and as the grandchildren have come of age and put in the time on the range and sat out in the stands for a year or two to watch and learn they have gone on their first hunt. This year my 11 year...