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by big al
Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: John Browning, a model 8 and an elk
Replies: 5
Views: 4452

Re: John Browning, a model 8 and an elk

Hi Mart Here is a link to a post of mine in the history section of the forum above of a few more pics of this seriesof John and his brother Matt's elk hunt. I agree it is really cool John and Matt both are using Model 8's designed by John which is so cool. http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/...
by big al
Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: John and Matt Browning elk hunt
Replies: 4
Views: 4272

Re: John and Matt Browning elk hunt

Found another pic of this hunt with the model 8 laid between the Elk's horns. I found it here at the page https://universityofguns.com/clocking-in-with-the-ar-not-your-grandpas-hunting-rifle/ well it seems I can't get the pic to upload I hope the link works and I will try to post pic directly tomorr...
by big al
Tue May 13, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member and Model 8 owner!
Replies: 11
Views: 4137

Re: New member and Model 8 owner!

Here is what John Henwood says in his great model 8 book" The bolt head must be in the forward position with the locking lugs vertical to reassemble the barrel to the receiver.If the bolt has been pushed back into the carrier so the locking lugs are horizontal , simply retract the bolt partially and...
by big al
Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Tom Mix's Model 8
Replies: 4
Views: 3742

Re: Tom Mix's Model 8

Thanks 81police. I have been doing good just lost password again and reset it when I found this information. I forgot the link to his museum. I saw pics of some of his rifles on the website but not his Model 8 . They had a break in a while back and not sure what is and isn't on display now. Since yo...
by big al
Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Tom Mix's Model 8
Replies: 4
Views: 3742

Tom Mix's Model 8

In the book The Peacemakers Arms and Adventure in the American west by R.L.Wilson on page 314 he has a picture of Tom Mix's engraved model 8 presented to him by the Miller Brothers 101 ranch show. I am not able to borrow form this library but took some cell phone pics. The main pic and zoomed in par...
by big al
Sat May 04, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics posted*
Replies: 28
Views: 7382

Re: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics pos

No magazine spring is right for you rifle. The first production does not have magazine side springs. Later it changed to one spring. The last was two side springs which were patented on may 17,1932. So like you noticed the first rifleave smooth receivers for magazines, the second one milled notch, a...
by big al
Sat May 04, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics posted*
Replies: 28
Views: 7382

Re: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics pos

Really nice Rifle Mattitude and nice pictures. I am not well versed in the engraved guns so will leave that id too more knowledable people here. As i have never seen or handled a real engraved rifle. You did very well and it sure looks good too me. Thanks for sharing pics of your rifle. Everyone her...
by big al
Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 81 Safety
Replies: 4
Views: 3200

Re: Model 81 Safety

Hello Accumulator The reason some safeties have the screw and others don't is just a change at Remington. I think this was the last style of safety lever. I think the early lever had two little tabs or ears on the front.then they went to one with one tab on front and finally to one with the screw he...
by big al
Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New guy here...
Replies: 9
Views: 3538

Re: New guy here...

Welcome too the forum from another north carolinian. Sounds like you have found yourself a nice rifle. Look forward to seeing photos when you finally get it home.
Big al
by big al
Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Couple of cool old hunting pics from a book
Replies: 5
Views: 3324

Couple of cool old hunting pics from a book

Here are a couple of old hunting pics from the book The History of Browning Firearms, by David Miller. I posted info on the pics. http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/allendail/skate/scan0001jjjj_zpsc39dce40.jpg http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/allendail/skate/scan0002jjjj-Copy_zps65c588...
by big al
Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Model 11 Sportsman instruction booklet
Replies: 5
Views: 2919

Re: Model 11 Sportsman instruction booklet

Hi Adam
Glad to be able to help out and you found the instructions helpful
allen ( big al).
by big al
Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington Model 14 1/2 -A ...Would love some help here.
Replies: 6
Views: 4273

Re: Remington Model 14 1/2 -A ...Would love some help here.

here is a link to a thread in the other Remingtons section of this forum you may find helpful.
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=2358
Allen(Big Al)
by big al
Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Instructions for attaching and adjusting Weaver T-mounts
Replies: 0
Views: 1316

Instructions for attaching and adjusting Weaver T-mounts

Hello Everyone I found this instruction sheet recentlyI think it dates between 1939 and 1947 based on the different scopes mentioned. It also mentions the type T-8 mount for the model 8 on the first page. http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/allendail/scana.jpg http://i205.photobucket.com/albums...
by big al
Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Model 11 Sportsman instruction booklet
Replies: 5
Views: 2919

Re: Model 11 Sportsman instruction booklet

Hello Joe
Glad to be able too help out.
Allen
by big al
Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Model 11 Sportsman instruction booklet
Replies: 5
Views: 2919

Model 11 Sportsman instruction booklet

Here is my Model 11 Sportsman Instructions I have had for awhile. http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/allendail/scanb.jpg http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/allendail/scanbbbb.jpg http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/allendail/scanbbb.jpg http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/allen...
by big al
Tue May 01, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from the land of ice and fire
Replies: 4
Views: 2024

Re: Hello from the land of ice and fire

Hello Tryggvi
Welcome to the forum, there are some really great guys here and lots of great information.
Big al
by big al
Tue May 01, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Old Post
Topic: My 1928 model 8
Replies: 5
Views: 12393

Re: My 1928 model 8

last Five http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/allendail/DSCI1231.jpg http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/allendail/DSCI1232-Copy.jpg http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/allendail/DSCI1229.jpg http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/allendail/DSCI1249.jpg http://i205.photobucket.com/a...
by big al
Tue May 01, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Old Post
Topic: My 1928 model 8
Replies: 5
Views: 12393

Re: My 1928 model 8

Hello I Took some new pics the other day of my model 8s and this is part two my 1928 I already posted pics of my 1908 in the correct thread. I thought some of these pics were kind of blurry and needed redoing. http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/allendail/DSCI1227.jpg http://i205.photobucket.co...
by big al
Tue May 01, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: My 1908 Model 8
Replies: 10
Views: 4335

Re: My 1908 Model 8

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Big Al allen
by big al
Tue May 01, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: My 1908 Model 8
Replies: 10
Views: 4335

Re: My 1908 Model 8

Hello Guys It was a nice day the other day and I decided to take some better updated pics of my two rifles this 1908 and my 1928. I will post the new pics in the corrosponding threads. TNrifleman sorry for not answering sooner ,she shoots just fine. 30 Gov03 Yes,I believe the slotted screw in the fo...
by big al
Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Remington Model 8 Safety Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 8290

Re: Remington Model 8 Safety Replacement

Hello Thinking about blastattacks problem. I got to thinking about the model 8/81s safety and how it works. I could not find any good illustrations or pics of it so decided to make my own. I used a piece of flexible plastic to hold the parts together after trying it by hand. I am going to post my ob...
by big al
Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Remington Model 8 Safety Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 8290

Re: Remington Model 8 Safety Replacement

Glad to be of help Blastattack and Imfuncity. Not so much a genius Cam, spotting stuff like is my other hobby comparing old WW II German tank photos and Id'ing the same tank from different angles and photos,I do that on a couple of other forums. Just decided to look at the parts after looking at Bla...
by big al
Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Remington Model 8 Safety Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 8290

Re: Remington Model 8 Safety Replacement

Last pics too above post showing parts assembled wrong to match Blastattack's pics. http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/allendail/wronga.jpg http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/allendail/wrongb.jpg http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/allendail/wrongc.jpg http://i205.photobucket.com/al...
by big al
Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Remington Model 8 Safety Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 8290

Re: Remington Model 8 Safety Replacement

Hello Blastattack Looking at the pics of your safety and safety rocker assembly it looks like your safety has been reattached to its shaft a little off and that the piece that sticks off the bottom of your safety rocker has been broken. I am going to post pics of my part and your two with to illustr...
by big al
Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Old Hunting pics at outdoorlife
Replies: 5
Views: 3335

Re: Old Hunting pics at outdoorlife

forgot to say last two links are to a pic from paco kellys leverguns .com
by big al
Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Old Hunting pics at outdoorlife
Replies: 5
Views: 3335

Old Hunting pics at outdoorlife

Hello Guys I though you might enjoy looking at these old hunting pics I found at outdoorlife.com http://www.outdoorlife.com/photos/gallery/hunting/2010/02/antique-hunting-photo-collection?photo=1 I am linking the ones to the Model 8 but other nice old guns in the photos. The link to all the pics is ...
by big al
Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: How many ex Marine Corp or Army here?
Replies: 8
Views: 3073

Re: How many ex Marine Corp or Army here?

4 years in Army M1A1/A2 tank driver.
big al
by big al
Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: My new 81
Replies: 8
Views: 3840

Re: My new 81

Hello Zen Masta I am not sure if williams still makes the same exact mount but you can download a copy of their 2011 catalog at williamsgunsight.com You can click on any of the 6 sight catagories and it will have a link at the bottom of the page.If I were not on my phone I would post the link here. ...
by big al
Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: A few more interesting Patents
Replies: 1
Views: 1918

A few more interesting Patents

Hello Guys Here are a few more patents for you the First one is by Franklin K. Young Filed Aug 9,1909,Patented July 25,1911 and he has modified a Model 8 to non recoiling barrel and a different bolt. Second patent is by Leon H.Dolley Filed Oct 21,1912,Patented July 15,1913 for tang safety for model ...
by big al
Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: The Outlaw Henry Starr
Replies: 2
Views: 2838

The Outlaw Henry Starr

Henry Starr After reading an article in The New Shooting Times sept 2002 about The outlaw Henry Starr titled Henry Starr:The Last Of the Oklahoma Raiders by Sheriff Jim Wilson page 80 and 82.In the article it says "in about 1906,Starr switched his allegiance to Remington Model 8 " I found some more ...
by big al
Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Some Patents
Replies: 3
Views: 2479

Re: Some Patents

Thanks for the kind words imfuncity
big al
by big al
Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Jack London author of The Call of The Wild
Replies: 4
Views: 2996

Re: Jack London author of The Call of The Wild

Glad you guys liked the post.
big al
by big al
Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: John and Matt Browning elk hunt
Replies: 4
Views: 4272

Re: John and Matt Browning elk hunt

Hello remcrazy
Glad you liked the post. I thought it was cool the John Browning and his brother Matt were both useing Model 8's that John designed.
big al
by big al
Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Some Patents
Replies: 3
Views: 2479

Some Patents

Hello After reading the Great artcile on the site about FBI model 81's I thought of this patent I found a while ago. It is patent 2,425,434 filed dec14,1943 and patented Aug 12,1947 by Crawford C. Loomis a Remington employee. It is a two part firing pin and a support piece to hold the rear piece in ...
by big al
Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Jack London author of The Call of The Wild
Replies: 4
Views: 2996

Jack London author of The Call of The Wild

Hello After reading the Biography of Jack London and seeing a pic of him with his model 8 which is pic 18 in this post I Searched online and found the photos. They are in The Jack London online Collection london.sonoma.edu Then 7 down to images,the London Family,Jack London and pics 18,27,and 35 sho...
by big al
Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: John and Matt Browning elk hunt
Replies: 4
Views: 4272

John and Matt Browning elk hunt

Here are three pics of John and Matt Browning hunting elk. the first two come from the book A History of Browning Guns from 1831 J.M.& M.S Browning Co Ogden,Utah 1942. I can not remember were the 3rd pic came from Maybe The great 8 and 81 book but not sure as I no longer have the book. I post them h...
by big al
Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello again guys.
Replies: 2
Views: 1378

Hello again guys.

Hello Guys I am not exactly a new user but it has been quite a while since I was last here. Glad to be back,lost password and other things kept me away,but I hope to be back more often now.Glad to see a lot of the same faces still doing well. Thanks and gald to be back. allen or big al here.
by big al
Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: My 1908 Model 8
Replies: 10
Views: 4335

Re: My 1908 Model 8

Thanks guys. Yes it turned out pretty good.Anything is better than what it looked like before.
I do not know what the person who refinshed it before was thinking.
Allen
by big al
Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Parts differences 3 and last
Replies: 3
Views: 2309

Re: Parts differences 3 and last

Thanks Packmule, Jim and 81 police.for the kind words and glad you guys found it interesting. Thanks for the heads up on the differences in or mods to the parts for the removable magazine rifles barrel lock 81 police. I never even thought about them having to modify that part to keep from loseing it...
by big al
Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Parts differences 3 and last
Replies: 3
Views: 2309

Parts differences 3 and last

Safety and safety rocker http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/allendail/safety1.jpg http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/allendail/safety2.jpg http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/allendail/safety3.jpg http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/allendail/safteyrocker0.jpg http://i205.photo...
by big al
Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Parts Differences part2
Replies: 1
Views: 1601

Parts Differences part2

Barrel lock and barrel lock spring http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/allendail/Barrellock0.jpg http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/allendail/Barrellock1.jpg http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/allendail/Barrellock2.jpg http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb300/allendail/Barrellock3.j...
by big al
Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Parts Differences
Replies: 0
Views: 1586

Parts Differences

Hello Guys this is going to be a three part post . I posted a shorter version on the original forum. This is going to be about three parts . The magazine indicator assembly, The barrel lock and spring,and the safty and safty rocker. The old part will be first in single pic and on top in pics with bo...
by big al
Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: Old Post
Topic: My 1928 model 8
Replies: 5
Views: 12393

My 1928 model 8

Hello Guys Here is my model 8 in 32 rem. I think it was sent back to the factory and chnged from 30 to 32 . The 2 is overstamped on the 0 on the bolt and it is smaller than the 3 or 0. It is coded B3J over AW. I also posted some of these photos on the old forum. http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb...
by big al
Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: My 1908 Model 8
Replies: 10
Views: 4335

My 1908 Model 8

Hello Guys I posted photos of my rifle in the old forum . Thought I would post them here again. This is my well used Model 8 in 35 Remington. It had been reblued when I got it and also the wood was finished in something that looked like the old fake wood grain drawer lining paper. That is what it lo...
by big al
Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Welcome back to the Great Model 8
Replies: 5
Views: 3862

Re: Welcome back to the Great Model 8

Hello Pack and everyone
I agree great site and well worth the wait.
Allen