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by Joe Kent
Tue May 16, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 or 81 Police
Replies: 8
Views: 3464

Re: Model 8 or 81 Police

Cam, as to factory( POE} records ,do you know how many they modified and sold and even more important, where they went?
by Joe Kent
Tue May 16, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: AMC's The Son on TV
Replies: 0
Views: 1640

AMC's The Son on TV

Have any of you been following the AMC show "the Son" on Sat. nights? The rifles and handguns are interesting and historically correct. In the preview of the next one the actor portraying the older brother is carrying an 8 over his shoulder. Should be interesting.
by Joe Kent
Tue May 16, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 or 81 Police
Replies: 8
Views: 3464

Re: Model 8 or 81 Police

Cam, I understand the factory catalogs listing the Model 81 Police and we can be pretty sure Remington did not offer the rifles in anything but 30 or 35, but I wonder if anyone sent their own Model 8 in either 25 or 32 for conversion to St. Joe . No way we will ever know unless one shows up. All my ...
by Joe Kent
Sat May 13, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 or 81 Police
Replies: 8
Views: 3464

Re: Model 8 or 81 Police

I should have added that I have an FBI Model 81 in .30 but of course there are no police ownership markings on that rifle. To my limited knowledge they only ordered .30 caliber rifles.
by Joe Kent
Sat May 13, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 or 81 Police
Replies: 8
Views: 3464

Re: Model 8 or 81 Police

Cam, thanks for the quick reply. I do not believe I have ever even seen a POE Rifle in .30. I, along with a batch of others, can only hope. Thanks again and all my very best, Joe.
by Joe Kent
Fri May 12, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 or 81 Police
Replies: 8
Views: 3464

Model 8 or 81 Police

How common are either Model 8's or for that matter 81's POE rifles in .30 Remington ? Also does anyone have knowledge of any in .25 or .32? I have two 8's and two 81's but they all are in .35. Thanks and all my very best, Joe.
by Joe Kent
Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why is this site so slow?
Replies: 6
Views: 2884

Re: Why is this site so slow?

Norm hit it on the head, we are a small community, but none the less a happy and helpful one. All my best, Joe.
by Joe Kent
Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Texas DPS owned Model 81's
Replies: 4
Views: 3062

Re: Texas DPS owned Model 81's

Jack, not at this time ,but I will keep you in mind if something changes. We still need to get together at one of the upcoming central Il gunshows. Until that time, all my very best, Joe.
by Joe Kent
Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Texas DPS owned Model 81's
Replies: 4
Views: 3062

Re: Texas DPS owned Model 81's

Cam, That very one is mine and it is also the one pictured in John's book. I have the bill of sale listing when it was sold by the DPS. Without digging it out of my files, I believe there were six sold along with about 800 to 850 Marlin and Winchester 30/30's . Mine came out of the Ed Furler collect...
by Joe Kent
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: POE Model 8 on GB
Replies: 12
Views: 5110

Re: POE Model 8 on GB

Jack1653, Thanks so very much. All my very best, Joe. PS ,welcome to Il. If you are downstate we are pretty gun friendly, but if you are in the CHICAGO area not even kinda. Again ,thanks and all my best, Joe.
by Joe Kent
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: POE Model 8 on GB
Replies: 12
Views: 5110

Re: POE Model 8 on GB

Once again, anyone have the link to the police rifle in completed auctions? Thanks again for any help you can give. Joe
by Joe Kent
Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: POE Model 8 on GB
Replies: 12
Views: 5110

Re: POE Model 8 on GB

Does anyone have a link to that completed auction? Thanks in advance, Joe.
by Joe Kent
Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Bonnie and Clyde display
Replies: 19
Views: 8458

Re: Bonnie and Clyde display

From what I have read about Ted Hinton ,he was the one using the Browning Automatic Rifle and from the picture ,it appears to be a standard 1918 Model not a Colt Monitor as is displayed in the Texas Ranger Museum in Waco ,Texas. They have Frank Hamer's Monitor in with the Bonnie and Clyde display as...
by Joe Kent
Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Bonnie and Clyde display
Replies: 19
Views: 8458

Re: Bonnie and Clyde display

Cam, I too would have liked to have seen that display, we also must not forget another one of John Browning's designed guns that was used at the take down of those two cold blooded killers, the BAR. Most suredly a fight stopper, tho I believe the first and killing shots were fired by Deputy Prentiss...
by Joe Kent
Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Fourth!
Replies: 1
Views: 1425

Happy Fourth!

I hope everyone has a very happy and safe Fourth Of July! All my very best, Joe.
by Joe Kent
Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: "D" Grade .25 Remington @ Collector's Firearms
Replies: 16
Views: 5313

Re: "D" Grade .25 Remington @ Collector's Firearms

Mattitude, a very neat rifle. You are a braver man than me to actually take a D-Grade into the field. Not that it won't do the job, only that I would hate to damage a part. None-the- less you are a "class act" in doing it. All my best, Joe.
by Joe Kent
Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: "D" Grade .25 Remington @ Collector's Firearms
Replies: 16
Views: 5313

Re: "D" Grade .25 Remington @ Collector's Firearms

Thanks Cam, the only problem is I am continually broke from good deals. There are so many neat guns and so little money. All my very best as always, Joe.
by Joe Kent
Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Yesterday's Cool 81 Find
Replies: 9
Views: 4538

Re: Yesterday's Cool 81 Find

Dennis, Don't you just love finding treasures? A very much "way cool" rifle as the kids say. Joe
by Joe Kent
Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: GOT A MINT IN BOX FN TODAY
Replies: 5
Views: 2735

Re: GOT A MINT IN BOX FN TODAY

Dennis, you did! get my heart rate up, but it is none-the-less a very neat FN. There is actually no FN's that I do not think are neat. All my very best to another Remington as well as S&W Collector , Joe.
by Joe Kent
Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: "D" Grade .25 Remington @ Collector's Firearms
Replies: 16
Views: 5313

Re: "D" Grade .25 Remington @ Collector's Firearms

I too search Collectors' web sight ,along with several others, everyday also. I fully agree with you that they get alot of neat guns that you usually do not see in other places. When I bought it last night, my friends at collectors truthfully told me that they had several serious buyers interested, ...
by Joe Kent
Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: "D" Grade .25 Remington @ Collector's Firearms
Replies: 16
Views: 5313

Re: "D" Grade .25 Remington @ Collector's Firearms

Gentlemen, when was the last time you saw a D grade .25 cal. Model 8 for sale? The price was higher than I maybe hoped to pay, but everything I have bought from Collectors has only gone up in value. That is why I ordered it with-in minutes of seeing it. It will join a 35 Caliber D- Grade {not quite ...
by Joe Kent
Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: research question: firearms used by state/local LE
Replies: 6
Views: 2797

Re: research question: firearms used by state/local LE

I applaud your effort , but also think it will be a daunting task. The problem is that most or the guns you are interested in were most likely sold, traded, or destroyed in the late 60's or early 70's and the officers who would remember have been retired for at least 20 years or in some cases 40 yea...
by Joe Kent
Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Police Rifle on Gunbroker
Replies: 8
Views: 3519

Re: Police Rifle on Gunbroker

Cam, it will be nice to have another Police Rifle in the rack and also, a tip of the Hat to the fine Gentlemen of S and S Hunt Club for not pushing the auction too hard. Perhaps I can return the favor to them at some time in the future. Again, all my very best to the fine members of this Forum. Joe.
by Joe Kent
Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Police Rifle on Gunbroker
Replies: 8
Views: 3519

Re: Police Rifle on Gunbroker

Thanks for the "heads up". I had bid on that rifle 10 years ago and "lost" it to a gentleman from Utah. He and I exchanged emails at the time and then I lost track of him. This time , I won the auction and a rifle that I kicked myself for letting it get away now is headed to me. Thanks again for the...
by Joe Kent
Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 10 plus rounds in a krieger magizine
Replies: 2
Views: 2302

Re: 10 plus rounds in a krieger magizine

Would you not also have to change the mag.release button as well?
by Joe Kent
Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Trials Rifle
Replies: 13
Views: 4251

Re: Trials Rifle

Guys, I talked to the dealer after this was listed and he was surprised at what he had. He told me it came from the estate of a long time elderly customer and he was unaware of anything more than it had been altered from the original, hence the $299. opening. He also said to me that within ten or fi...
by Joe Kent
Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Trials Rifle
Replies: 13
Views: 4251

Re: Trials Rifle

I just got off the phone with the dealer and he said he is getting quite a few calls. He also indicated that he has no paper work or any form of provenance. My concern would be Bill Of Sale from the Gov't, ie. like the old or for that matter current CMP paperwork. Do we as a group know if these were...
by Joe Kent
Wed May 25, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Remington's bring BIG money!
Replies: 12
Views: 6354

Re: Remington's bring BIG money!

I must say, that I am not surprised at what the High Grades brought, but I would have thought that the police guns would have brought more based on what they have been selling for from the various dealers when they show up. Also, I am really surprised at how much the loose mags went for. I wonder ho...
by Joe Kent
Tue May 03, 2011 5:19 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington Police 8/81 article
Replies: 8
Views: 2688

Re: Remington Police 8/81 article

Cam, great article. I know it was a lot of "work",but it is very useful for the rest of us and I cannot tell you how much we appreciate it. All my very best, Joe.
by Joe Kent
Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Forum Member
Replies: 7
Views: 2901

Re: New Forum Member

Gentlemen, thank you for your kind welcoming words . I look forward to an enjoyable membership in your forum. Cam, in answer to your question, I probably , no absolutely, shoot my 8's and 81's more than my Winchesters because basically I am cheap and 35 remington is most certainly cheaper than 351 o...
by Joe Kent
Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Forum Member
Replies: 7
Views: 2901

New Forum Member

Just thought I would take a minute to say hello. I have "lurked" and enjoyed the forum for a while and after talking to Cam I thought I should join. I collect all types of 8's and 81's as well as early Win. autoloaders. I am looking forward to being an active member and will work to be both a credit...