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by ikeda
Sun May 02, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Lines on an aperature rear sight
Replies: 2
Views: 1226

Re: Lines on an aperature rear sight

The markings do not represent a specific measure of range. They are simply a reference. The sight could be used for several different calibers so no one calibration could represent a given range for a certain number of lines. Experiment with your particular caliber to see what adjustments are necess...
by ikeda
Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:59 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Marbles Tang Sights
Replies: 2
Views: 1704

Re: Marbles Tang Sights

The smallest outside diameter and largest inside diameter practical, is the best for any hunting.
by ikeda
Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:55 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Now what
Replies: 2
Views: 1268

Re: Now what

A four digit number with 20% blueing is one to not be messed with. Nothing wrong with a good cleaning, but do not 'refinish' the metal. Small cracks in the wood can be repaired carefully without affecting the wood finish and will make it more valuable as well as more useful. Any rust on the metal ca...
by ikeda
Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: model magazine and stock
Replies: 1
Views: 1076

Re: model magazine and stock

I don't know about Bob's but I have a very nice 95% finished stock for a model 8. I'll let it go for $75. PM if interested.
by ikeda
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Handloading for .35 Rem model 81?
Replies: 1
Views: 1376

Re: Handloading for .35 Rem model 81?

There should be several good loads listed for 4895, somewhere around 35gr. will probably work. 4350 is too slow. I'm not that familiar with R15 or Varget.
by ikeda
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 81 in a 308?
Replies: 1
Views: 1245

Re: Model 81 in a 308?

Maybe it was a poorly marked 300??
by ikeda
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Loading for .30 and .32 Remington
Replies: 1
Views: 1329

Re: Loading for .30 and .32 Remington

All you have to do to form 32 Rem is resize 30 Rem. actually no different than a normal resize to reload. Ammo for both the 30 and 32 are still available at gun shows and online. Not cheap but available. The 35 definitely has more pop. But many ,many deer, Elk and Hogs have fallen to both the 30 and...
by ikeda
Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Needed Model 8, 81 parts & complete rifles!
Replies: 2
Views: 1469

Re: Needed Model 8, 81 parts & complete rifles!

I have a model 8 Buttstock semi-finished, and a nice early (1910) Model 8 is 32 for $500.
by ikeda
Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:13 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 serial numbers.
Replies: 8
Views: 4300

Re: Model 8 serial numbers.

Generally serial number problems such as you describe can be traced to various numbers being skipped (who knows why), or numbers not used because a rifle was scrapped, or one being used for parts to fix another existing rifle.
by ikeda
Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Gun Broker and similar sites
Replies: 4
Views: 2175

Re: Gun Broker and similar sites

I've bought and sold a number of items with no problem. Although I have wondered about some guys artificially running up the prices by having a buddy bid. I don't think you can close out an auction after it gets a bid. I personally hate it when a guy uses a "reserve" price. If he has a minimum, then...
by ikeda
Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Price inflation!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1609

Price inflation!!

Did anyone else see that there is a Model 8 in 35 going for $2300 on Auction Arms?? 43 bidders! It is a nice one but....wow! I've got one just as nice I better up my insurance.
by ikeda
Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Rem. 8 Carbine
Replies: 40
Views: 35924

Re: Rem. 8 Carbine

You have the buffer spring, recoil spring, and recoil spring case all inside the jacket. There was room for all that? or did he move the jacket reinforcing ring inside the barrel jacket.
by ikeda
Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Who hunts with a 8?
Replies: 8
Views: 3121

Re: Who hunts with a 8?

I hunt with my M8 35 cal and 32 cal. My son hunts with his 35 cal M81. It was my intention to bring the 35 to Namibia this past August but circumstances prevented it. Namibia is the only country in Africa that allows semi-autos to be imported for hunting. The next time I go i'll be taking it though....
by ikeda
Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8/81's still in Existence In North America-World Wide
Replies: 17
Views: 6381

Re: Census

3 model 8's
by ikeda
Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Ikeda's son's hunting pics
Replies: 0
Views: 2734

Re: Ikeda's son's hunting pics

The deer was killed by my son on our property in east Texas, Shelby county, several years ago with my 32 cal gun. The second picture was last year with my sons Model 81 in 35 cal. The last picture is of a nice hog I shot from the same blind that my son shot the deer from. I used my 1936 mfg. Model 8...
by ikeda
Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Off topic
Replies: 1
Views: 1600

Re: Off topic

Please feel free to post the picture of the Winchester 1910 and ammo I sent ya. One of the few guns more uncomfortable to shoot than a Model 8!
by ikeda
Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:02 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: pictures
Replies: 1
Views: 1539

pictures

I've tried twice to post some pictures unsuccessfully. It says the file is too big. How do I post a picture?
by ikeda
Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Africa Hunting
Replies: 0
Views: 1709

Africa Hunting

For those of you who were active in the old form you may remember I am a big fan of hunting in Namibia, and I am associated with a gentleman who is a PH and runs his own hunting operation in the north of Namibia. I would like to repeat my offer to those who are members of the forum or your friends. ...
by ikeda
Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: Old Post
Topic: new forum
Replies: 0
Views: 2692

new forum

Hello, it is nice to see Packmule has got the new forum up and running. Thanks Richard