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by Sarge756
Sat May 25, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Need .30 Rem reloading advice
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Need .30 Rem reloading advice

Phyrbird has given you a bunch of options. Remembering that 3 of the (New) chamberings for the 8 - 25,30 and 32 were essentially made to directly compete with existent offerings from Winchester- 25-35,30-30, and 32 win spl reloading our obsolete cartridges doesn`t have to require a lot of searching....
by Sarge756
Wed May 15, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8/81 Barrel Dent Raiser tool
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: Model 8/81 Barrel Dent Raiser tool

Thanks Jack, If you were closer just think of all the mischief we could get into. You know if you have barrel jackets needing attention all you have to do is get a mailing tube and send em south. Joe
by Sarge756
Wed May 15, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8/81 Barrel Takedown tool
Replies: 10
Views: 869

Re: Model 8/81 Barrel Takedown tool

Glad to see some interest in this tool. I used it on my 'D' grade in 35 and really appreciate the solid feel with no wobble or chance of slips. Bonus is that with the jacket ring nut removed first and then the barrel nut the heft of the tool and rod down the bore the spring under tension is easy to ...
by Sarge756
Tue May 14, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 8/81 Barrel Takedown tool CBR
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Re: Model 8/81 Barrel Takedown tool CBR

Sold to Hibby83.
by Sarge756
Mon May 13, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8/81 Barrel Takedown tool
Replies: 10
Views: 869

Re: Model 8/81 Barrel Takedown tool

Thanks Jack, Looked back in my records and found that the CBR tool was $80 plus shipping. I posted it at reduced price in the classifieds.
Joe
by Sarge756
Mon May 13, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 8/81 Barrel Takedown tool CBR
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Model 8/81 Barrel Takedown tool CBR

CBR Takedown tool for 8/81. Paid $80 plus shipping for it. Will sell for $70 Shipped lower 48.
Joe
by Sarge756
Sat May 11, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8/81 Barrel Dent Raiser tool
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Model 8/81 Barrel Dent Raiser tool

Same friend that did the takedown tool for me built the dent raisers in the photos. This is used like a dolly in auto body repair. Tool is inserted and tightened and a brass hammer with polished face taps the dent out. The long tool is for a 12 ga shotgun. I v`e got a couple Doubleguns that I`m rest...
by Sarge756
Sat May 11, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8/81 Barrel Takedown tool
Replies: 10
Views: 869

Re: Model 8/81 Barrel Takedown tool

More Photos:

Better view of the wood block and how hole is cut. Also Photo of the takedown tool from Remcrazy that is available.
Joe
by Sarge756
Sat May 11, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8/81 Barrel Takedown tool
Replies: 10
Views: 869

Model 8/81 Barrel Takedown tool

Prevailed upon a good friend, that is a talented machinist to build a takedown tool for our rifles. I had bought one that Remcrazy had made years ago and while it worked fine I knew that my friend could improve on it. Our friend Jack1653 furnished some photos of the FN tool and using the idea of one...
by Sarge756
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 Magazine Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 857

Re: Model 81 Magazine Problem

This is a subject that has come up often here. If you use the "search" bar located in upper right corner...type in "magazine,problems,issues,failure to feed etc. you will have an afternoons worth of reading and may find answer you seek.
Joe
by Sarge756
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Back from the dead, I am!
Replies: 22
Views: 3629

Re: Back from the dead, I am!

Good to hear from you. In the middle of a restoration of a 16 Ga. 'Ranger' (Stevens 520) and know you like them. Will post photos when completed. You are learning that getting old is not for wimps. :D :D :D Joe
by Sarge756
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another restoration completed
Replies: 10
Views: 1579

Re: Another restoration completed

Carl, It really is pretty easy with the small stuff. Stainless,aluminum or even an old iron pot work fine. To keep peace with "the boss" I moved my operation out of the kitchen and set up a camp stove that I keep for hurricanes. Been using and old pressure cooker bottom I bought at a garage sale for...
by Sarge756
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Another restoration completed
Replies: 10
Views: 1579

Re: Another restoration completed

Thanks for the good words Carl. If you are doing small parts all you need is an old pot to boil water in. The product I was going to suggest was Belgian Blue that is carried by Brownells and Midway. I`ve used several of the "rust blue" formulas and the Belgian blue seems to be the most forgiving. Ho...
by Sarge756
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another restoration completed
Replies: 10
Views: 1579

Re: Another restoration completed

More After:
by Sarge756
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another restoration completed
Replies: 10
Views: 1579

Re: Another restoration completed

The After:
by Sarge756
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another restoration completed
Replies: 10
Views: 1579

Another restoration completed

All, From time to time on our forum and others I see questions about restoration of older firearms. You may have one of our 8`s or 81`s that has as the saying goes " Been rode hard and put up wet" The just completed project is not an 8/81 but it is close. It is a Remington Model 11 made in 1924. Thi...
by Sarge756
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: More Drool & Jackitis
Replies: 2
Views: 767

Re: More Drool & Jackitis

I`d almost be tempted on the second one listed, the "D grade" Model 11. Only caveat would be that I could go back in time and find the idiot that cut that fine stock and installed that abomination of a recoil pad. I can`t unsee it now and will be haunted by that image the rest of the day. It has a "...
by Sarge756
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 8883

Re: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!

Cam, The question has finally been answered. Where did "Jackitus" originate ? Plain to see he is holding onto the rifle with both hands so as not to let it get away just as he has done so many times with so many others. Joe
by Sarge756
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 8883

Re: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!

Thanks Jack for allowing us to share your collections. The photos and descriptions are great but nothing like having the opportunity you afforded us to actually hold and shoot some of your prizes when we had the Great8Meet and Shoot. For me it was the second time that I had that opportunity. The onl...
by Sarge756
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Replacement Stocks Any Suggestions??
Replies: 3
Views: 1011

Re: Replacement Stocks Any Suggestions??

Havn`t bought a replacement stock for an 8/81 from the folks at Gunville but did buy one for a Model 52 Winchester and a 550 Remington. Not bad wood as described straight grain walnut. Was satisfied with both of them. I see they have a "set" for Model 8 @ $140. Seems to be a pretty good price. Bear ...
by Sarge756
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Article about Rem 81
Replies: 1
Views: 724

Article about Rem 81

Current issue(Feb19) of The American Rifleman has article about our Model 81. You don`t have the magazine? If not this would be a good time for you to join The NRA. Life Member here for many years. We stand together or fall one by one. Joe
by Sarge756
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jack and the Tornado
Replies: 2
Views: 992

Jack and the Tornado

https://weather.com/storms/tornado/news/2018-12-02-illinois-tornadoes-taylorville-1dec18 Glad to find out that our friend Jack is safe after the outbreak of Tornado`s in his neck of the woods.No damage at his house but Jack says "it tore Hell out of Taylorville". Joe
by Sarge756
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Link tip
Replies: 1
Views: 734

Re: Link tip

Go here and take a look.Pictures worth a thousand words.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/buster_ch ... 3271360342
by Sarge756
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: 7-30 Waters Rimless
Replies: 3
Views: 1425

Re: 7-30 Waters Rimless

Well, guess that could be done but have to wonder why would you unless just for the novelty. If the idea is to push 30cal bullets faster out of a Model 8 seems there is a much easier way to do it than converting an existing rifle. I`ve loaded spire point bullets for a Savage 340 bolt action and a Sa...
by Sarge756
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Great Links
Topic: Eskimo Hunters 1949 video
Replies: 2
Views: 2448

Re: Eskimo Hunters 1949 video

Thanks, Enjoyed the video."Grit" for sure Cam. I can`t imagine.He`s not even wearing gloves!!! Brrrrr!
Joe
by Sarge756
Tue May 22, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Scoped Model 81
Replies: 12
Views: 3927

Re: Scoped Model 81

Have to admit the mausers are dear to my heart also. I look around and wonder sometimes where all of them came from. Some were ground up builds and others bought after previous owner had done the work or paid to have it built. Right now with the fear of wholesale restrictions on firearms eased it is...
by Sarge756
Sun May 20, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Scoped Model 81
Replies: 12
Views: 3927

Re: Scoped Model 81

Nope...when I had it apart for the cleaning and lubrication I had just jeweled a half dozen mauser bolts and decided what the heck and did the 81 also. No harm..If I tire of it or ever decide to sell it can be returned to original with a polish.
Joe
by Sarge756
Wed May 16, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Scoped Model 81
Replies: 12
Views: 3927

Re: Scoped Model 81

Checkering Photos
by Sarge756
Wed May 16, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Scoped Model 81
Replies: 12
Views: 3927

Re: Scoped Model 81

'A' model Adam. When I got it Bubba had been at work and drilled a few holes. The forend was damaged where a sling swivel had been mounted and had split out a piece about inch an a half long from the tip end. The receiver had been drilled for an unknown mount. The forend was repaired with an inlay o...
by Sarge756
Tue May 15, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Scoped Model 81
Replies: 12
Views: 3927

Re: Scoped Model 81

Another photo showing the pivot feature and position of the base. Also as I suspected the scope was made in Japan.I found small stamping underside.
Joe
by Sarge756
Tue May 15, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Scoped Model 81
Replies: 12
Views: 3927

Scoped Model 81

Have had this 81 in 300 Sav for several years and was on the lookout for a scope for it. I wanted it to fit the rifle and not overpower it. Found this Williams Guideline 2x6 variable with duplex reticle. Not a lot of history available on this branded scope but I would think probably made in Japan du...
by Sarge756
Thu May 10, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Native Texas Member
Replies: 6
Views: 2318

Re: New Native Texas Member

Welcome..As you might have noted if you have reviewed old posts...We love Pitchers.We look forward to seeing your progress. I too do a bit of restoration of the old ones and am here for a conversation and exchange of ideas any time. PM with an email to you. Joe
by Sarge756
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: 1950 Marlin 336A half-tube .35 Rem
Replies: 12
Views: 4379

Re: 1950 Marlin 336A half-tube .35 Rem

Someone else bought it. Just confirming to you that your purchase was a very good buy. Will do the checkering job on mine when caught up.
by Sarge756
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: 1950 Marlin 336A half-tube .35 Rem
Replies: 12
Views: 4379

Re: 1950 Marlin 336A half-tube .35 Rem

Yes, a good job of clean-up. Not that you don`t already know you got a heck of a deal on this one I`ve included a link to one that sold recently that was a 30-30. It ,unlike yours, had been drilled for a scope mount and had a recoil pad installed with both being detractors. My interest in it was tha...
by Sarge756
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: 1950 Marlin 336A half-tube .35 Rem
Replies: 12
Views: 4379

Re: 1950 Marlin 336A half-tube .35 Rem

With the "bargain basement"price you paid for it you certainly have room for some accoutrements. Popularity of the 336 means that your search won`t be long. Williams and Lyman currently produce the receiver (peep) sight for it . Listings on Fleabay for both, with the Williams the cheaper option. Not...
by Sarge756
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1950 Marlin 336A half-tube .35 Rem
Replies: 12
Views: 4379

Re: 1950 Marlin 336A half-tube .35 Rem

Not turning this into a Marlin Forum but want to send congrads to Adam on acquiring a fine rifle in a great caliber at a fantastic price. Truth be known we probably have the 336 and it being chambered in 35Rem to thank for the availability of factory ammo to feed our 8`s and 81`s. These two were not...
by Sarge756
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: buffer spring stuck
Replies: 5
Views: 1845

Re: buffer spring stuck

This is the post I was trying to remember......viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2452&p=17566&hilit= ... 2d8#p17566
by Sarge756
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: buffer spring stuck
Replies: 5
Views: 1845

Re: buffer spring stuck

OK...do a search " Wood Spacer Buffer Spring" in search box top right hand corner. Viola! It works.
Joe
by Sarge756
Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: buffer spring stuck
Replies: 5
Views: 1845

Re: buffer spring stuck

Seems like we had a discussion awhile back re. dowel and washer spacer on early 8`s. I tried a search for it but no luck. I`m sure someone will be along in a little bit that can help you with this. Joe
by Sarge756
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Reloading for the 1900 (35 Rem)
Replies: 16
Views: 4609

Re: Reloading for the 1900 (35 Rem)

Hopeful that the information shared concerning reloading 35 Rem was helpful. It is good to have communication with our neighbors near and far.You gained some reloading knowledge and hopefully "we" gained a new appreciation for some things we may have been taking for granted. In keeping with the apol...
by Sarge756
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: remington 25-35 questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2345

Re: remington 25-35 questions

Stampings can be on the bolt or the band in front of the receiver.
by Sarge756
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: remington 25-35 questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2345

Re: remington 25-35 questions

The 25`s are the most desirable of the different calibers. In the condition you described I don`t think you would be sorry that you bought it for that figure.
Joe
by Sarge756
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Reloading for the 1900 (35 Rem)
Replies: 16
Views: 4609

Re: Reloading for the 1900 (35 Rem)

We`ve had this subject come up in the past as to whether our old guns will stand up to higher pressures and velocities than what was around way back when. Often the questions concern Hornady`s Leverevolution ammo and whether it is safe to shoot. The consensus has been that the FN`s,8`s and 81`s are ...
by Sarge756
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: remington 25-35 questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2345

Re: remington 25-35 questions

The year of manufacture of the Model 8 you looked at was 1909. If you press the "Home" button and select topics from the pages you can read all about ammo,dates of manufacture and other items of interest about these rifles. Joe
by Sarge756
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: remington 25-35 questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2345

Re: remington 25-35 questions

Nope, the guy at the Gunshow may have stayed at a Holiday Inn Express but he doesn`t know what he is talking about. The chamberings for the model eight that share virtually the same ballistics as those offered by Winchester are: 25 Remington (25-35 Win), 30 Remington (30-30 Winchester) and 32 Reming...
by Sarge756
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Are Model 8s actually marked as such??
Replies: 4
Views: 2105

Re: Are Model 8s actually marked as such??

IMG_3464   Mdl 8.JPG
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by Sarge756
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Butt Pad Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 2683

Re: Butt Pad Replacement

Good info from Phyrbird. Don`t know what your level of experience is but any of the pads will require fitting to your rifle. I have installed many of the brands including those mentioned by Carl. In my experience "Hogue" https://www.hogueinc.com/accessories/recoil-pads and Kick Eeez grind to fit htt...
by Sarge756
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: a PILE of POE magazines!
Replies: 6
Views: 3212

Re: a PILE of POE magazines!

Heh ! Heh ! We know the story Cam. Not hard to recognize that location. Here are a few of the ones that go with the mags and some others. Absolute Model 8 and 81 Heaven wasn`t it ?
Joe
by Sarge756
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Photo Bucket Ransom fix for Firefox
Replies: 3
Views: 1773

Re: Photo Bucket Ransom fix for Firefox

Glad it worked for you. Pretty painless and no cost. Please feel free to post anywhere you like. With yours and others able to recover photos it helps ease the pain of what they did.
Joe
by Sarge756
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Photo Bucket Ransom fix for Firefox
Replies: 3
Views: 1773

Re: Photo Bucket Ransom fix for Firefox

For Chrome - chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... aedg?hl=en

Then search for PHOTOBUCKET