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by TNrifleman
Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:03 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: I may just be the happiest man on Earth!
Replies: 6
Views: 4516

Re: I may just be the happiest man on Earth!

Nice photo. Those tools, including Henwood's book, could serve a man well. The knife looks like a great piece.
by TNrifleman
Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Found a Model 81 Locally, Thinking about buying...
Replies: 9
Views: 2728

Re: Found a Model 81 Locally, Thinking about buying...

Walleyeaxl, It looks like you got yourself a fine old Remington for a good price. I love the Model 81 and the 300 Savage is an excellent cartridge. My 81 is a 300 and it shoots quite well. The recoil isn't bad at all, really! At least it doesn't bother me. Thanks for posting the photos of your new r...
by TNrifleman
Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: My first post
Replies: 4
Views: 2035

Re: My first post

Swamprat,

Welcome to the forum. I really like your choice for your first Model 81 and it looks like you have a nice rifle. The 300 Savage is an excellent hunting cartridge. My 81 is also a 300 and it shoots quite well. Good luck with yours.
by TNrifleman
Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: new guy
Replies: 3
Views: 1541

Re: new guy

Madtrapper,

Welcome to the forum. I'm curious, are Model 8/81 rifles fairly common in your area? In southeast Tennessee, most guys have never seen one, much less owned/shot one.
by TNrifleman
Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Another new guy
Replies: 21
Views: 6840

Re: Another new guy

Robopump,

Welcome to the forum. It sounds like you have a nice collection of vintage Remington rifles. Henwood's book certainly is THE one to have for those of us who have been bitten by the 8/81 bug.
by TNrifleman
Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:22 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 Grade 6 (F) info please (with pics)
Replies: 8
Views: 4081

Re: Model 8 Grade 6 (F) info please (with pics)

Chad,

Welcome to the forum. Your Model 8 is quite a find. The engraving is beautiful. I keep hoping to find one like that, but it hasn't happened yet. I do love my plain vanilla Model 81 though.
by TNrifleman
Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 9/11
Replies: 1
Views: 1480

Re: 9/11

Richard, I'll second your amen.
by TNrifleman
Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: BEAR HUNT - CAPITAN, NEW MEXICO 8/26/09
Replies: 1
Views: 1710

Re: BEAR HUNT - CAPITAN, NEW MEXICO 8/26/09

Way to go Kenny! Nice bear. Pack, I totally agree with you about hunting with hounds, nothing like it! I really enjoy quail hunting with my youngest son and his German Shorthair. Watching his dog work is something special. I've been seriously considering getting a Plott hound pup. Plotts are incredi...
by TNrifleman
Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Great Discovery
Replies: 3
Views: 1810

Re: Great Discovery

Very interesting story. Congrats on your new position. Retirement should be a grand adventure.
by TNrifleman
Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8/81's still in Existence In North America-World Wide
Replies: 17
Views: 6473

Re: Census

Only one Model 81. Sadly... But I do love that one! :D
by TNrifleman
Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky
Replies: 2
Views: 1624

Re: Lucky

Richard,

It is sure tough to loose a good dog. I'm sorry to read that you lost Lucky. Through the years, I've lost several. Tough, real tough.
by TNrifleman
Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member
Replies: 4
Views: 2522

Re: New Member

Outinthesticks,

Welcome to the forum. I'm glad you found THE place on the 'net dedicated to these fine old rifles, er, "springpoles." :D
by TNrifleman
Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Greetings from the tarheel state
Replies: 4
Views: 1563

Re: Greetings from the tarheel state

Crazy Eights, First, welcome to the forum. Your Model 8 is really a nice looking original condition rifle. So many times these old classics have been "bubbasized" and have been ruined by well-meaning, but inept or ill-advised alterations. I share your fondness for Pre '64 Model 12 shotguns and Model...
by TNrifleman
Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: ~~~~~~>>>>100<<<<~~~~~~~~~~
Replies: 1
Views: 1019

Re: ~~~~~~>>>>100<<<<~~~~~~~~~~

100 members is an accomplishment. Thanks for your hard work and dedication Richard. :D
by TNrifleman
Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Guy .35 Rem Fan
Replies: 4
Views: 1686

Re: New Guy .35 Rem Fan

Welcome aboard. I'm also a retired LEO. Like you, I also am a fan of the grand old 35 Remington cartridge. I have a Model 141 chambered for the 35 Remington and it is a favorite woods rifle. I'm still looking for an 8/81 in 35, but haven't made a deal yet. A few years ago I came to appreciate the 30...
by TNrifleman
Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:38 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Greetings from Maine!
Replies: 9
Views: 2747

Re: Greetings from Maine!

Welcome to the forum. I'm a fan of the grand old 35 Remington cartridge. Your Model 8 rifle is great looking and coupled with the family history, is a real treasure.
by TNrifleman
Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Everyone Have an AWESOME 4th of July
Replies: 1
Views: 1302

Re: Everyone Have an AWESOME 4th of July

I plan to see a movie with my wife and get a really good meal at a restaurant. I'm thankful for this country and all those who have struggled to make it a reality.
by TNrifleman
Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:36 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello Model 8 81 fans,
Replies: 2
Views: 1218

Re: Hello Model 8 81 fans,

ccic,

Welcome to the forum. Like you, I'm a fan of vintage Remington rifles and the pump guns are particular favorites. I have a 121 in 22LR and a 141 in 35 Remington that are great hunting rifles. I think you are going to find the autos equally interesting.
by TNrifleman
Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:44 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: I have the 8/81 disease!
Replies: 2
Views: 1787

Re: I have the 8/81 disease!

Resistance is futile. Enjoy the ride! :D
by TNrifleman
Thu May 14, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: First Model 81
Replies: 2
Views: 1326

Re: First Model 81

ChopperDoc,

Welcome to the forum. Like the rest of us, you will likely find these grand old rifles do get in your blood. Getting Henwood's book was an excellent move. There is a wealth of information there. I bought the first Model 81 that I ever handled. :D
by TNrifleman
Mon May 04, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Speculation:What if the US Military had adopted the Model 8?
Replies: 7
Views: 3241

Re: Speculation:What if the US Military had adopted the Model 8?

As a combat rifle, the Garand excels. The Model 8/81 is a better sporting/hunting rifle in my opinion.
by TNrifleman
Fri May 01, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Good read on John Browning
Replies: 0
Views: 1575

Good read on John Browning

http://lewrockwell.com/shirtz/shirtz15.html An excerpt: From his humble roots as country boy raised in the Utah desert, Browning's ongoing dealings with Fabrique Nationale would find him a second home in Belgium. In his typical do-it-yourself philosophy, Browning taught himself French so he would no...
by TNrifleman
Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: New topic
Replies: 3
Views: 2377

Re: New topic

35rem, Nice whitetail deer! One of my favorite rifles is a Model 141 in 35 Remington. The rifle points like a fine bird gun and hits like a ton of bricks. Pack, A friend of mine only had one rifle, a Mosin Nagant. He loved that old rifle and took deer with it too. At that time, the only hunting ammo...
by TNrifleman
Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: The Great Teddy Roosevelt
Replies: 0
Views: 1779

Re: The Great Teddy Roosevelt

T.R. was indeed "The Man." Great vintage photos Pack.
by TNrifleman
Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Hunting in style
Replies: 0
Views: 1665

Re: Hunting in style

Never rode a yak... that is a yak, isn't it? Cool vintage photo. I wonder where it was actually taken? That isn't you is it Pack? :lol:
by TNrifleman
Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:21 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Texas Hunt
Replies: 1
Views: 1536

Re: Texas Hunt

Very nice photos of a successful hunt. Texas sure has some funny looking horned critters (just kidding :lol: ) I'm really getting the itch to take the 81 after a hog. There are a few places an easy drive from my home that has great hog hunting.
by TNrifleman
Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: ammo for 8's and 81's
Replies: 4
Views: 2171

Re: ammo for 8's and 81's

Sometimes, half the fun of this can be hunting stuff you need; ammo, sights, spare parts, etc. Just keep digging! :D
by TNrifleman
Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Suggestion to increase Google search for this site
Replies: 1
Views: 1208

Re: Suggestion to increase Google search for this site

That sounds like a good idea. I use Google frequently.
by TNrifleman
Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: My 1908 Model 8
Replies: 10
Views: 4335

Re: My 1908 Model 8

Big Al,

You did a very nice job on your Model 8. How does the old girl shoot?
by TNrifleman
Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: ammo for 8's and 81's
Replies: 4
Views: 2171

Re: ammo for 8's and 81's

Shoez, Ammunition for these rifles can be an interesting pursuit in it's own right. I like to nose around in out of the way gunshops, hardware stores, etc. looking to ammo. Like you, I am a handloader, so I buy cases too. Lately, the prices and availability of components have been just crazy in my a...
by TNrifleman
Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:12 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 1702

Re: Hello everyone

Gramps35,

Welcome to this "sister" forum. I'm glad you came over here too. Lots of us vintage Remington "loonies" here and lots of great information.
by TNrifleman
Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:09 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New guy
Replies: 2
Views: 1389

Re: New guy

shoez,

Welcome to the forum. There's just something about those vintage Remington rifles that keeps calling us back.
by TNrifleman
Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: Great Links
Topic: Free Online Remington Book
Replies: 2
Views: 3814

Re: Free Online Remington Book

Interesting! Thanks for the info and link.
by TNrifleman
Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: My model 8
Replies: 3
Views: 2086

Re: My model 8

buford1769,

I think your old girl is purty! :D She ought to make you a great hunting rifle. The 35 Remington cartridge is an excellent choice.
by TNrifleman
Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello Everyone
Replies: 1
Views: 1197

Re: Hello Everyone

Gary,

Welcome to the forum. It sure sounds like you have some great old firearms. I love the old Swiss rifles. I have a K-31 that is a wonderful rifle. If the Remington Model 8/81 bug has bitten you, then there's no hope for ya! :D
by TNrifleman
Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:56 am
Forum: Great Links
Topic: Vintage Autoloaders (Sister site)
Replies: 2
Views: 4146

Re: Vintage Autoloaders (Sister site)

It is an excellent website and I highly recommend it to any vintage rifle enthusiasts. Currently, there are over 100 members.
by TNrifleman
Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Praise
Replies: 5
Views: 2697

Re: Praise

After 14 days I'll bet you will be glad to have her home. I'm thrilled that her trip was a success and that many came to know Christ through their efforts. That is great news.
by TNrifleman
Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 10
Views: 3069

Re: Introducing myself

TNyoteboy wrote:Anywhere you can find a used one that doesn't cost an arm and a leg?
I assume you are referring to the Henwood book. Try Amazon.com. They have the book and also have ties to many smaller book sellers that may have a good used copy. You might also try ABE books.
by TNrifleman
Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 10
Views: 3069

Re: Introducing myself

snaps, Welcome to the forum. I am also a fan of the Model 81 in 300 Savage. I ran across one in a local gun shop a few years ago and just had to have it. I also got a real deal on 7 boxes of factory Remington 150 grain ammo which shoots great in my 81. Since I'm a handloader, I bought a set of RCBS ...
by TNrifleman
Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hey guys
Replies: 3
Views: 1575

Re: Hey guys

TNyoteboy,

Where are you located there in the great state of Tennessee? I'm just N/W of Chattanooga.
by TNrifleman
Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hey guys
Replies: 3
Views: 1575

Re: Hey guys

Packmule wrote:Whats the saying?? Once you go vintage Remington you never go back........ :lol:
Yup, REAL guns are made from blued steel and walnut! :D Most of them also have "Remington Arms Co." written on them. :lol:
by TNrifleman
Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member
Replies: 2
Views: 1527

Re: New Member

Red Ike,

Welcome to the forum. Yup, there is a growing number of us Model 8/81 addicts here. Resistance is futile, so enjoy the company. :D
by TNrifleman
Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: first timer here
Replies: 2
Views: 1654

Re: first timer here

Chuck, Welcome to the forum. Like you, I'll admit to being a real fan of all things Remington, especially older rifles and shotguns. :D It sounds like you have some very interesting Model 8 and 81 rifles. That D Grade 8 ought to be a sweet rifle and the Police model 81 is a "holy grail" gun to many ...
by TNrifleman
Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: More Praise! (new baby)
Replies: 3
Views: 2054

Re: More Praise! (new baby)

Beautiful children! :D
by TNrifleman
Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: 9 members to go.....
Replies: 3
Views: 2032

Re: 9 members to go.....

Excellent news, Pack! Thanks for setting this forum up. It is very well done. :)
by TNrifleman
Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Praise
Replies: 5
Views: 2697

Re: Praise

I'm glad to read your wife is going on the missions trip to Africa. It should be quite an experience. My prayer is that she will have a safe and blessed trip and that Jesus will be glorified. The Gospel is indeed "good news" to all mankind.
by TNrifleman
Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: newbie
Replies: 2
Views: 1572

Re: newbie

Model 81 rifles in 300 Savage? Welcome to the forum, you're a man after my own heart! I have one too and I love to shoot that old girl. Mine was made in 1948. I'd enjoy seeing photos of your "girls." :D
by TNrifleman
Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Good websites to browse?
Replies: 5
Views: 2517

Re: Good websites to browse?

Supersporter,

Your stories and photos have been just wonderful I have really enjoyed reading them. Thanks for contributing.
by TNrifleman
Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Paul Harvey gone
Replies: 1
Views: 1531

Re: Paul Harvey gone

I have often listened to Paul Harvey on the radio. He had a real tallent for telling a story with his voice inflections and pregnant pauses. His stories were interesting and often inspiring. He will be missed.
by TNrifleman
Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Old Post
Topic: Deal ? or No Deal?
Replies: 4
Views: 4751

Re: Deal ? or No Deal?

Wow, that is quite a collection of Remingtons. Ya done good, real good, brother! :D