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by LTCret
Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Crack in wrist of stock on Mod 8
Replies: 2
Views: 1439

Re: Crack in wrist of stock on Mod 8

Hardrada55. Thanks you for your info. Funny thing, I'm contemplating giving the rifle to my grandson, also in Maine.
Does anyone have contact info on Eric Hutchins? Thanks, Jim...
by LTCret
Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:28 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Crack in wrist of stock on Mod 8
Replies: 2
Views: 1439

Crack in wrist of stock on Mod 8

Gents, I have a 35 cal Mod 8 which has about a 2 1/2" thin crack in the left side only of the butt stock's wrist. It is between the 2 metal straps, and follows the grain of the wood from the front end of the bottom strap up and back. It is not loose in any way, as far as I can tell. I've put conside...
by LTCret
Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:08 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8/81's still in Existence In North America-World Wide
Replies: 17
Views: 7023

Re: Model 8/81's still in Existence In North America-World Wide

One 35 cal model 8 SN 293xx. 1914 I was told. Came in a break down canvas/leather case. Came from the UP-Mich with a 16 Ga L.C Smith 1911, which I used for Turkey in KY last spring---21.5 lb gobbler. I've never shot the Mod 8, and am considering giving it to my 21 year old grandson who lives in Sout...
by LTCret
Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 357 MAGNUM AMMO IN .35 MOD 8 ???
Replies: 1
Views: 1851

357 MAGNUM AMMO IN .35 MOD 8 ???

Somewhere recently, I read that 357 magnum pistol ammo will shoot safely, one at a time, in a 35 mm Model 8. Did I dream that or is there some fact behind it? Thanks, Jim...
by LTCret
Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 35 Cal mod 8 questions
Replies: 2
Views: 2288

Re: 35 Cal mod 8 questions

Thanks for info. 1912 I had thought it was later than that. Right side of barrel shows R.P. in an oval. The L.C. Smith I bought from the same family, was made in 1910. Well it could be that they were purchased at the same time. I'm waiting for a "factory letter on the Elsie. That may or not be inter...
by LTCret
Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 35 Cal mod 8 questions
Replies: 2
Views: 2288

35 Cal mod 8 questions

Pack. I bought the Mod 8 35 cal. The SN is 29835. There is a "F" above the SN and a circle "K" below. Can you tell me the year of mfg? Stock has a crack in wrist starting about 1" back from receiver at bottom, extending straight back, following gain about 2". It stops before reaching end of tangs. (...
by LTCret
Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: REPAIR OR REPLACE CRACKED STOCK???
Replies: 4
Views: 2460

Re: REPAIR OR REPLACE CRACKED STOCK???

Pack. I wish I could afford them also. By double guns, I meant SxS shotguns, not rifles. ;) I have 2 L.C. Smiths, a Fulton and just sold a Fox Sterlingworth, after deciding I really like the side-plate Elsies much better than the box locks on the Fox.
by LTCret
Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: REPAIR OR REPLACE CRACKED STOCK???
Replies: 4
Views: 2460

Re: REPAIR OR REPLACE CRACKED STOCK???

Thanks Pack. I assumed there was something like that out there. On an original stock, is there a serial #? If not, chance of finding an original used stock in decent condition? I'm from the double gun world (albiet pretty new there also), and accustomed to being concerned abut the originality of the...
by LTCret
Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: REPAIR OR REPLACE CRACKED STOCK???
Replies: 4
Views: 2460

REPAIR OR REPLACE CRACKED STOCK???

I have the opportunity to purchase a 1930's vintage 35 cal model 8 with cracks on both sides of the wrist. Is there a chance that a replacement stock might be found? Or is there a chance that a cracked stock might be repaired? Advice would be appreciated. Regards, Jim...