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by 30Gov03
Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: New member....35 cal. 81....what model is it?
Replies: 14
Views: 6599

Re: New member....35 cal. 81....what model is it?

"P K" date code on the barrel extension in front of the receiver. For a Model 81 this would be June 1941.

Jim
by 30Gov03
Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: How often to do a complete cleaning?
Replies: 4
Views: 2410

Re: How often to do a complete cleaning?

Absolutely what 81police said: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." The Model 8 and 81 are extremely forgiving as far as still functioning perfectly with a receiver full of accumulated dirt, dried oil, unburnt powder, and whatever else may find it's way in there. I used to give my Model 8 a complete t...
by 30Gov03
Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: cleaning gone wrong: help
Replies: 4
Views: 3089

Re: cleaning gone wrong: help

It sounds like the tail end of the Magazine Indicator Spring is out of place. There is a small "ear" on the spring that fits into an equally small slot on the left inside of the receiver. If it isn't properly in it's slot, the "ear" can find it's way into the raceway where the bolt and barrel run. T...
by 30Gov03
Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 32 Rem to 32 ACP converter
Replies: 5
Views: 3072

Re: 32 Rem to 32 ACP converter

From a 1924 Marble's catalog:
by 30Gov03
Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Who still hunts with model 141 30 cal.
Replies: 5
Views: 3212

Re: Who still hunts with model 141 30 cal.

No Model 141 here, but there is a .30 Model 14 from 1929 that I carry hunting every year.

Jim
by 30Gov03
Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Other John Browning shotguns - Stevens 520
Replies: 30
Views: 17876

Re: Other John Browning shotguns - Stevens

I happened upon one of these fine old shotguns back in the late 1980s; a 12 gauge "Ranger Model 30", with the safety in the trigger guard (known as a "suicide safety"). My first impression was "Wow, a pump that looks like the Auto-5", and then I noticed the "Browning's Patent" on the barrel. It imme...
by 30Gov03
Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:09 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Are these sights correct? (Rear sights)
Replies: 3
Views: 3343

Re: Are these sights correct? (Rear sights)

Your rear sight is a Marble's No.95R Adjustable Leaf Sight, cataloged by Marble's from 1906 until 1959. With Remington's policy of providing their rifles with whatever sight the customer wanted, it is entirely possible that yours is original to your rifle.

Jim
by 30Gov03
Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: How many reloaders do we have?
Replies: 41
Views: 15749

Re: How many reloaders do we have?

I have been a reloader and a bullet caster since the early 1970s: thirty rifle cartridges; fourteen pistol and revolver cartridges; two shotshell gauges.
I think that's all, but I've probably missed one or two.

Jim
by 30Gov03
Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: My 1908 Model 8
Replies: 10
Views: 4761

Re: My 1908 Model 8

Very nice job on the refinish!
I'm most curious about your rifle having a slotted screw in the forearm, rather than the usual 'swivel-loop' type, though. A later replacement, perhaps?

Jim
by 30Gov03
Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 35 Cal mod 8 questions
Replies: 2
Views: 2334

Re: 35 Cal mod 8 questions

Remington did not start stamping arms with month/year production codes until 1921. For arms manufactured prior to this, the best that can be done is to compare the serial number to the list of final serial numbers to be shipped. Even this will yield only an approximate year for shipping, as arms wer...
by 30Gov03
Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Parts differences 3 and last
Replies: 3
Views: 2568

Re: Parts differences 3 and last

A most interesting comparison of early and late parts!
Thanks for sharing this.

Jim
by 30Gov03
Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Who hunts with a 8?
Replies: 8
Views: 3666

Re: Who hunts with a 8?

Can't really call what I do "hunting", either, but I'll be in the woods again this year with my 1909-vintage .35, dividing my time equally with a Winchester Model 1895 in .30-'03.

Jim
by 30Gov03
Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: What's it worth?
Replies: 2
Views: 2635

Re: What's it worth?

Technically, the rifle in the photos is a No.6, or "Premier", grade. The last serial number shipped in 1910 was 21889, and the last serial number shipped in 1911 was 26489. With a serial number of 21973, this rifle's implied approximate year of manufacture would have been 1911. Prior to 1915 the gra...
by 30Gov03
Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Rem. 8 Bolt Carrier Chipping
Replies: 3
Views: 2963

Re: Rem. 8 Bolt Carrier Chipping

It occurs to me that if someone has tried to pry the extractor out of the bolt carrier, this is exactly the sort of chipping/cracking I would expect. If the bolt head is out of alignment when the bolt is released, the locking lugs will stop the bolt against the barrel extension, while the extractor ...
by 30Gov03
Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 1
Views: 1466

Hello!

I've been a Model 8 owner since 1987, and its reliability never ceases to amaze me. My 1909-vintage .35 has never failed or faltered, and over 20 years later it remains my number-one choice when hunting. One hundred years, still going strong, no signs of slowing!

Jim
by 30Gov03
Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: The Inventor
Replies: 3
Views: 2717

Re: The Inventor

http://www.jwidle.com/browning.html I've got a hardcover book that I picked up at a gunshow years ago called "John M Browning - American Gunmaker" (witten by John Browning Jr. and Curt Gentry, Doubleday 1964). It is a fantastic, historical account of JMB's life and has lists of every patent he appl...
by 30Gov03
Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Your First Model 8......
Replies: 2
Views: 2194

Re: Your First Model 8......

My first Model 8: a straight-grip of 1909-vintage, chambered for .35 Remington, that I purchased back in 1987. The owner of the shop I got it from told me he'd had it since the early '50s when he opened. Now passing the century mark and the years are beginning to show, but it still holds better than...