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by brian.35
Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: U.S. Navy Model 81's?
Replies: 5
Views: 2877

Re: U.S. Navy Model 81's?

The picture was posted by 45guy and the show is Extreme Marksmen.

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=625&p=1981&hilit=m ... e48c#p1981
by brian.35
Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: What have I got?
Replies: 11
Views: 2958

Re: What have I got?

Hi Jim, I'm not the most knowledgeable member of the forum but here are my thoughts: Do the serial numbers on the barrel and receiver match on your rifle? One possibility might be that your rifle was originally a .35 caliber and someone swapped barrel assemblies with a .300 Savage. Or maybe it was a...
by brian.35
Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Hornady leverevolution 35 REM...is it safe?????
Replies: 10
Views: 4715

Re: Hornady leverevolution 35 REM...is it safe?????

Hi, I have been asking myself the same question ever since my father gave me a box of .35 rem leverevolution for Christmas 2 years ago. I am not trying to influence anyone's decision about this question but here are my thoughts/questions: 1) I emailed Hornady and they responded that it was "perfectl...
by brian.35
Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Going Into Africa Poster
Replies: 6
Views: 3301

Re: Going Into Africa Poster

That is a neat poster.

Two model 8's went to India for a British hunting expedition in 1921http://vintagesemiautorifle.proboards.c ... thread=601
by brian.35
Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Factory Manual for Model 81
Replies: 5
Views: 2384

Re: Factory Manual for Model 81

Hi DWalt,
There is a model 8 manual on this site http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety. ... manual.pdf

You can get a copy of the 81 manual from Remington http://www.remington.com/pages/news-and ... nuals.aspx

Brian
by brian.35
Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Looking for parts sources
Replies: 3
Views: 1644

Re: Looking for parts sources

Hi wilderness8, I have a similar butt plate situation with my 81. My search has turned up a couple of sites with a variety of Remington butt plates. I can't vouch for their quality and I don't know which plate would be appropriate for your rifle but they might be worth a look. http://www.gungrip.com...
by brian.35
Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: barrel jacket/adapter is loose
Replies: 25
Views: 8749

Re: barrel jacket/adapter is loose

Hi uhjohnson, I don't know how to solve your barrel jacket problem, but if you are looking for a replacement barrel jacket check "the gun rack". http://www.thegunrack.net/ I've never dealt with them before but they seem to have a pretty good selection of 8/81 parts. Their list shows used barrel jack...
by brian.35
Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Scope side mount question on a model 81
Replies: 6
Views: 3287

Re: Scope side mount question on a model 81

Hi jayzbird,
There are pictures of several different side mounts in the gallery section.
http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety. ... &gallery=9
Picture #19 shows a Weaver T8 that looks like it might be what you are looking for.

Brian
by brian.35
Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Stevens lever action in Remington rimless???
Replies: 5
Views: 2256

Re: Stevens lever action in Remington rimless???

Hi 45guy, It is the Stevens High Power. Model 425 is standard and higher grades were 435 & 445. It came in .25, .30, .32, & .35rem. I copied a few pictures from one listed on gunbroker.com. http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af45/bdcpb/the%20great%20model%208/Stevens%20425/1stevens425.jpg http://i99...
by brian.35
Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Aperature sight
Replies: 5
Views: 1890

Re: Aperature sight

Hi flanman, I think the most common sight that uses the mounting hole on the back of the receiver is the Marble's R6. They are regularly listed on ebay but they usually don't go cheap. There are pictures of a few different sights in the "sights and scopes" section of the gallery. http://thegreatmode...
by brian.35
Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: help
Replies: 5
Views: 2290

Re: help

Hi Nick,
Remington will send you a photo copy of the manual for free.
http://www.remington.com/pages/news-and ... nuals.aspx

Brian
by brian.35
Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Need infor on L.W. Higgins, Possible Remington Employee 1930
Replies: 3
Views: 1931

Re: Need infor on L.W. Higgins, Possible Remington Employee 1930

Have you tried contacting Remington?

Remington Arms Co., Inc.
PO Box 700
Madison, NC 27025
Fax : 336-548-7801
info@remington.com
or call our historians at 1-800-243-9700, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm EST.
by brian.35
Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Need infor on L.W. Higgins, Possible Remington Employee 1930
Replies: 3
Views: 1931

Re: Need infor on L.W. Higgins, Possible Remington Employee 1930

Hi, It looks like this rifle was recently up for auction in Palisade, MN. http://www.auctionzip.com/Listings/825864.html Item #223. Remington 8C, Special Grade Auto Loading Rifle 35 Rem., #61120, Made in 1929, Orig. Remington sights, checkered fore-arm and special factory pistol grip, Heavy steel cr...
by brian.35
Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Front sling swivel
Replies: 1
Views: 1361

Front sling swivel

Hi, I would like to add a sling to my model 81 and I am looking for the correct stud/swivel for the front. The barrel is drilled and tapped for a 10-36 stud but I can't find one. I have been looking on ebay and gunbroker for a while with no luck. Any ideas? If someone could post a good close-up pict...
by brian.35
Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Has my stock been cut down?
Replies: 1
Views: 1429

Has my stock been cut down?

My model 81 came with a thick recoil pad and I would like to know if the stock was cut down when the pad was added. The length of pull is 13-9/16" without a butt plate. I don't know how much length the butt plate would add but I think I have read that the correct LOP is 13-3/4". The end of the stock...
by brian.35
Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 1689

Hello

Hi, I am a new member and I found this board while looking for information about a .35 cal model 81 that I received as a gift from my grandfather.

I have a few questions that I will post in the Q&A section.

Thanks, Brian

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