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by sighthound
Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: 30 Remington Brass
Replies: 6
Views: 2624

Re: 30 Remington Brass

Sarge, You have stuck your neck out so to speak and this old horse would like a drink, had your mailing address here somewhere but can't locate it right now, my filing system leaves much to be desired and occassionaly stumble onto something long lost that is like a new treasure. Please email your ma...
by sighthound
Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 30 Remington Brass
Replies: 6
Views: 2624

Re: 30 Remington Brass

Hey Sarge,
Any of those 30 Rem cases left, am suprised with numerous posts about scaresity of these cases they are not all gone. Thanks, Jerry
by sighthound
Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: compass
Replies: 4
Views: 2272

Re: compass

Have seen those with small compass inletted in top of stock or larger compass inletted into side of stock. Useful when hunting in flat brushy areas and no outstanding landmarks for reference or orentation. Jerry
by sighthound
Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN for sale on Gunbroker ends 3/24/2014
Replies: 14
Views: 5899

Re: FN for sale on Gunbroker ends 3/24/2014

Hello Roger, A5s of any make have been a passion for me since using my Fathers 1928 Rem Model 11 at age 12, any chance you can post pictures of Sons Messinger Model. Do you have access to book Browning Auto A-5 Shotguns by H M Shirley and Anthony Vanderlinden, The book says Browning received #1 Sept...
by sighthound
Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Remington Model 11 Engraved D grade Barrel
Replies: 3
Views: 1992

Re: Remington Model 11 Engraved D grade Barrel

Checking my gun and barrel I realize my engraved barrel is full choke so don't need another but many thanks for the info, Jerry
by sighthound
Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Remington Model 11 Engraved D grade Barrel
Replies: 3
Views: 1992

Re: Remington Model 11 Engraved D grade Barrel

Interesting, I have a D grade 12 ga Mdl 11 and it has a plain solid rib imp cyl extra barrel. How is your barrel priced? Might be interested, Jerry
by sighthound
Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN for sale on Gunbroker ends 3/24/2014
Replies: 14
Views: 5899

Re: FN for sale on Gunbroker ends 3/24/2014

Hey Roger, You have a very nice FN1900 from looks of the GB auction pictures, I only know of one equal or better and Jack has that one in his collection of FNs, it used to reside here but alas, let it go and your son has a next to impossible Messinger model A5 Browning from Brownings !st contract, I...
by sighthound
Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 35 Rem Reloading Tips?
Replies: 3
Views: 1849

Re: 35 Rem Reloading Tips?

The new April 2014 issue of American Rifleman has an article on35 Remington and some loading data. Jerry
by sighthound
Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: birthday wish list EDITED
Replies: 3
Views: 1993

Re: birthday wish list

Just my thoughts, wish list on pre 11 Remington, if you are wanting this for a shooter, I would suggest considering a 1928 or later 11 because of the crossbolt safety at rear of trigger guard. The pre 11 and 11 through 1927 have the original Browning design suscide safety inside of guard at the fron...
by sighthound
Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington spanner wrench Project ** pic heavy
Replies: 27
Views: 18850

Re: Remington spanner wrench Project ** pic heavy

The spanner wrench on gun broker is made by member remcrazy and will be top quality as is all his parts and tools. Jerry
by sighthound
Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Buttstock maker
Replies: 3
Views: 2378

Re: Buttstock maker

Bob makes the finest model 8/81 tools, stocks and parts, I have bought from him and items are the best. Jerry
by sighthound
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: This Model 8 was headed for the dumpster!
Replies: 11
Views: 5838

Re: This Model 8 was headed for the dumpster!

Reincarnation from near death, beautiful rifle, excellent restoration, from looks of stock it must have been special order and the wood itself can that possible by maple or more likely english walnut. Thanks to the gentleman gunsmith that saved it.
by sighthound
Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: John Browning Designed Rifles
Replies: 1
Views: 1487

Re: John Browning Designed Rifles

Agree with your assesment of Browning designs from muzzle loaders to full auto and should you participate or would care to you have adequate guns for Cowboy Lever Silhouette events, your tube magazine 22 is legal for small bore and 357 for both pistol and rifle caliber, downing iron is a fun game. Y...
by sighthound
Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Long wait for brass
Replies: 26
Views: 13780

Re: Long wait for brass

Anyone have any idea how many thousands of brass it would take to have a manufacturer turn out a custom order and how many forum members would subscribe to sizeable quantities for themselves and others? When I was younger and building rifles and needing parts I always bought extras for future use an...
by sighthound
Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: new FB page
Replies: 3
Views: 1960

Re: new FB page

Saw your FN post, great pictures, excellent page, so much crap on FB this is very refreshing, Beautiful Firearms and classic works of art featuring the design, execution of metal and woodworking skills of talented artisans. Thanks for calling attention to page. Jerry
by sighthound
Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: factory installed recoil pads
Replies: 1
Views: 1476

Re: factory installed recoil pads

In the past when a customer could special order features I think recoil pads were factory installed especially on shotguns, probably still can from manufacturers custom shop, I have Savage 727 (I think) A5 type shotguns with pads, beaver forearms, monte carlo stocks I think may have been special ord...
by sighthound
Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Stamped'up Model 8
Replies: 2
Views: 1999

Re: Stamped'up Model 8

Have to agree someone had access to stamping dies and went on a binge, I recalling seeing these dies for sale at gun shows years ago and of course a good tool and die maker could duplicate them and likely have as well as for Remington, Winchester, Savage, Colt, etc. There is probably a legitimate re...
by sighthound
Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Brass vs Nickel Cartridges
Replies: 8
Views: 2907

Re: Brass vs Nickel Cartridges

Once had a problem with nickled 45-70 cases, maybe it was just a bad batch but bits of nickle flaked off and scored my sizing die. Anyone else ever encounter this? Cases were new, trimed, tumbled and cleaned before using and after running a few noticed scratches on cases and in die. Only thing I cou...
by sighthound
Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Angry as heck, gun shop issues.
Replies: 26
Views: 10156

Re: Angry as heck, gun shop issues.

Sounds like a case of interstate fraud, suggest contacting North Carolina Attornetys General Consumer Protection Department, might help but no guarantee. Personally I suspect your rifle is long gone through accident, theft or internal mistake and you are being stiffed more for your money paid than t...
by sighthound
Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Angry as heck, gun shop issues.
Replies: 26
Views: 10156

Re: Angry as heck, gun shop issues.

Seems I have heard of this place, where is it located? Thanks, Jerry
by sighthound
Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: So I picked up a Model 8... in .308 winchester.
Replies: 10
Views: 5512

Re: So I picked up a Model 8... in .308 winchester.

There will always be tinkerers and experimenters and this is good as this leads to progress, however, is it really necessary to reinvent the wheel by altering a wheel to something for which it was not intended or designed, am sure Remington designers and engineers tried and tested many ideas and app...
by sighthound
Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Some videos ya might enjoy.
Replies: 5
Views: 2275

Re: Some videos ya might enjoy.

Now those are interesting, takes me back to youth and trying to build steam powered toy out of scraps and pieces salvaged from local dump, great fun but could not control steam pressure well and efforts usually self destructed, wonder someone did not get hurt, great fun trying.
by sighthound
Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: model 8/81 parts on ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 2597

model 8/81 parts on ebay

Just noticed extensive listing of 8/81 parts on fleabay, 2 pages, wood, metal, springs, sights the works. jerry
by sighthound
Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: It's Sighthound's fault!
Replies: 14
Views: 5748

Re: It's Sighthound's fault!

Found that post and it was a bargain, a1909 11c Trap model, straight english grip, solid rib with mid rib bead, said was used as hunting gun, understandable in those days most were lucky to have one gun.Jerry
by sighthound
Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: It's Sighthound's fault!
Replies: 14
Views: 5748

Re: It's Sighthound's fault!

Rob, looking at your pictures again I realize I made a mistake in thinking your guns were A variation and in reality they are the S (Sportsman 3 shot) variation. Really shook me up as I have never seen a 3 bird engraving on an A. Your email and another look brought me up to date. Roger I will see if...
by sighthound
Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: It's Sighthound's fault!
Replies: 14
Views: 5748

Re: It's Sighthound's fault!

Hey Robopump, Very nice collection of early 3 bird engraving pattern and I sort of hate to do this but you ain't done yet, your collection is all the A of Model 11s variation and these also came in the 3 shot Model S Sportsman variation with the different forend, checkering and some but not all will...
by sighthound
Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thank You Veterans
Replies: 5
Views: 2225

Re: Thank You Veterans

December 7, 1941, 72 years ago now, I remember the day well, was a green young farm boy of 16 when hearing the news while with a group of friends. Little did we realize how our lives would change during the next 4 years and the changes to our country still having profound effect on our country, the ...
by sighthound
Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How about a dance.
Replies: 10
Views: 3700

Re: How about a dance.

Now that is clever!!! How tall is the gunfighter? Thanks, Jerry
by sighthound
Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: WHAT HAPPENED TO OLD PITCHY
Replies: 15
Views: 4871

Re: WHAT HAPPENED TO OLD PITCHY

Well Pitchy, I enjoyed your posts and I apologize for not indicating so and saying thank you. This is an area of USA I have never visited and not familiar with. Wide open plains country, can imagine the herds of buffalo, deer, elk, antelope and native americans that used to roam, times have changed,...
by sighthound
Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: You have the 2013 Blue Book Values? Send to Rem81auto please
Replies: 5
Views: 2382

Re: You have the 2013 Blue Book Values? Send to Rem81auto pl

2013, 2012 Blue Book, How about 2002? is the oldest I still have around and about when I first became interested in model 8s as an outgrowth of interest in model 11s. 2002 Blue Book prices 100%/$425, 98%/$365, 95%/$295, 90%/$220, 80%/$195, 70%/$165, 60%/$140. Sold my collection of 16 a few years ago...
by sighthound
Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Jack's latest & greatest
Replies: 8
Views: 4355

Re: Jack's latest & greatest

Hey Jack, Sorry about the letdown, however, still a very nice piece and while untouched pieces are desireable and a cut above restoring certainly is desireable. Seems firearms are discriminated against in restoring, look at other collection items, automobiles, furniture for example, perfectly accept...
by sighthound
Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Grade E Rem 11 on GB
Replies: 3
Views: 1913

Re: Grade E Rem 11 on GB

Beautiful piece, this dealer does have outstanding pieces from time to time. Serial puts this gun in 1919, one thing puzzles me, the forearm is Sportsman style which did not come out until about 1930. Solid rib and safety are consistant with 1919. Wood, finish and checkering appear perfect as well a...
by sighthound
Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Had to put hunting partner down today
Replies: 4
Views: 2083

Re: Had to put hunting partner down today

We have to enjoy each day to the fullest, unfortunately we often fall short. We often get carried away with material things and slight those we cherish the most, our little buddies are always there for us with loyality and foregivness and ready to carry on to the end and it is hard for the one remai...
by sighthound
Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thank You Veterans
Replies: 5
Views: 2225

Re: Thank You Veterans

Thank you Jack for your thoughful words of recognition and thanks, having lived through the 1941-1945 period I recall the patriotic and dedication of our citizens, allies and friends, however we were never fully informed of the conditions and hell our military servicemen went through in defeating na...
by sighthound
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: It's Sighthound's fault!
Replies: 14
Views: 5748

Re: It's Sighthound's fault!

Thanks guys, everyone has info gained through chance, good fortune, study and pure luck and this forum is a blessing for sharing each ones good fortune, the only way it could be better is if we could gather in person and this happens now and then, Jack, 81 police, sarge and others have accomplished ...
by sighthound
Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: It's Sighthound's fault!
Replies: 14
Views: 5748

Re: It's Sighthound's fault!

Guilty as charged I suppose but somehow I do not feel bad, more like an educator, collecting is sort of like eating a raw egg from the shell and once you start you have to keep at it. There is so many great things out there, functional works of art of master and self taught craftsmen. An old gunsmit...
by sighthound
Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Model 11 with straight butt stock.
Replies: 4
Views: 2529

Re: Model 11 with straight butt stock.

As many of you model 8 owners know the straight english style butt stock of Remington model 11's and Browning A5's will work as replacement stock for model 8's. I once bought a new butt stock advertised as for model 8 on GB, turned out it was made by Sile, still in original box marked for Browning A...
by sighthound
Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Model 11 with straight butt stock.
Replies: 4
Views: 2529

Re: Model 11 with straight butt stock.

Someone got a very good buy, indeed these are seldom seen, the piece is a pre model 11 Remington designated as their No. 3 Trap Grade Autoloading Gun . List price in my copy of 1909 Remington catalog was $50 plus additional $7 for matted rib, further described as Select English walnut, checkered str...
by sighthound
Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Oh hail FearLessLeader!
Replies: 7
Views: 2651

Re: Oh hail FearLessLeader!

33 what a glorious age, the world is yours for the asking 8/81/1900 and all. Jerry
by sighthound
Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Full Stock Match Rifle
Replies: 16
Views: 6870

Re: Full Stock Match Rifle

Jack, You are the working CEO of this FSMR project and all other projects you engage in, general collection, cased set with interchangable barrels, successful hunt for Trials rifle, police rifles and magazines, engraved models, the list goes on. I am pleased to have had a small part in FSMR effort a...
by sighthound
Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Model 8 in slow motion
Replies: 14
Views: 4564

Re: Model 8 in slow motion

Thank You, Fantastic, always wondered why some cases had a flat spot on one side of mouth, your slow motion video shows case mouth hitting top of receiver, ends the mystery and provides the answer. Thank You Sir, Jerry
by sighthound
Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: forming .30 Rem from 7.35 Carcano? (no, false alarm)
Replies: 13
Views: 4098

Re: forming .30 Rem from 7.35 Carcano?

Thanks Sarge your post says it all, I recall seeing that now but with lapsed 3 years and CRS it was not readily available. Jerry
by sighthound
Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: forming .30 Rem from 7.35 Carcano? (no, false alarm)
Replies: 13
Views: 4098

Re: forming .30 Rem from 7.35 Carcano?

This seems odd but I have an older Lyman reloading handbook #42, copyright1960 that pictures both 30-30 WCF and 30 Rem together with same data and measurements for both. However we all know 30-30 is a rimed case and 30 Rem is not.Looking at side by side pictures of both it appears the shoulder of 30...
by sighthound
Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Adam Lee's Savage 720 project
Replies: 30
Views: 13154

Re: Adam Lee's Savage 720 project

Except for the barrel which is marked Savage 720 at least some of the other parts appear to be Remington, the round knob butt stock, smooth uncheckered forend appear to be pre model 11 Remington Auto Loading or early model 11 standard grade and the trigger assembly looks like Remington with susicide...
by sighthound
Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Charles Daly Auto Pointer - barrel interchange q's
Replies: 7
Views: 2959

Re: Charles Daly Auto Pointer - barrel interchange q's

Adam, Hang in there fella, pain is a bummer and a challenge, the medics will repair your body and end the pain, pain free your attitude will respond positively, don't worry about school or classes, get sub help and take pleanty of convelesence time, no one is indespencible, your sub and students wil...
by sighthound
Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: My Restored Model 11 Remington
Replies: 7
Views: 3366

Re: My Restored Model 11 Remington

Love those 11's especially the straight grip english style, usually found on early guns and 11C trap models, so many variations 11A, 11B, 11C, 11S like yours and of course the hand engraved models D, E & F, if you collect look for the roll engraving original variations with 3 birds on each side of r...
by sighthound
Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: flint and cap & ball shooters - on this board?
Replies: 13
Views: 4124

Re: flint and cap & ball shooters - on this board?

Posts concerning these primitive weapons are appreciated here, back to our roots in a way and a chance to reinvent the wheel so to speak. Considering those pioneers that invented and developed the matchlock, snaphaunce, flintlock and percussion built on earlier discoverys and for me when young it wa...
by sighthound
Sun May 12, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Highly Customized 81-D
Replies: 10
Views: 4793

Re: Highly Customized 81-D

Very nice, love that safety, and magazine conversions and the stock wood, beautiful. Can't decide if wood is maple or english walnut or maybe even Oregon Myrtle, at any rate it it pure class and tops, congratulations on adding to your stable.
by sighthound
Sun May 12, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN Bushing Handle *UPDATE*
Replies: 22
Views: 10278

Re: FN Bushing Handle

Jack you deserve a medal and recognition as "Collector of the Year" for your persistence in face of ongoing adversity in pursuring this project to successful conclusion. FN owners especially owe you a debt of gratitude. Than you for you efforts.
by sighthound
Sun May 05, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics posted*
Replies: 28
Views: 7222

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

I saw that #7 rifle at a gun show in Boise, ID after it had been purchased for $350 from a walk in seller. As I recall it was in 35 Rem and had a recoil pad installed. The buyer was a dealer from Pocatello, ID from whom I tried to buy the gun offering him $700, but he refused saying he had never own...