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by kenhwind
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Headspace issue on Model 8 32 Rem
Replies: 8
Views: 3126

Re: Headspace issue on Model 8 32 Rem

Well I have an old Model 8 25-35 Remington that I just acquired and I have a .32 barrel assembly. I've been reloading for years myself but do not consider me to be an expert on reloading, but I bought some of the 25 Remington brass from Graf & Sons and it is obviously Quality Cartridge, which Midway...
by kenhwind
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington Model 8 25-35 / .32 Remington
Replies: 9
Views: 4154

Re: Remington Model 8 25-35 / .32 Remington

This 25-35 barrel assembly has the wood buffer/spacer, as well as the split washer, which didn't come out. Its glued in with old oil and solvent.
by kenhwind
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 25-35 R / .32 R Barrel Assemblies
Replies: 4
Views: 1815

25-35 R / .32 R Barrel Assemblies

As I posted in the Model 8 Forum I have a Model 8 barrel assembly in 32 Remington and bought a Model 8 in 25-35 Remington.
Should I have any concerns about swapping barrel assemblies?
Headspace, etc?

The .32 assembly does fit into the 25-35 receiver.
by kenhwind
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington Model 8 25-35 / .32 Remington
Replies: 9
Views: 4154

Remington Model 8 25-35 / .32 Remington

Being one who searches eBay for gun parts, there was a Model 8 barrel assembly listed so I bought, with the intention of parting it out. Turned out to be nice enough to keep, but our 8 & 81's are .35 & .300, so what to do. I started a search for a Model 8 in 30 Remington and there were quite a few 8...
by kenhwind
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 25 Remington reloading questions
Replies: 11
Views: 4069

Re: 25 Remington reloading questions

Hornady publishes 25-35 Winchester data and states that is okay for the .25 Remington.
The Winchester load data for the 25-35 Win. is 117 grain SP; 28.5: 760
by kenhwind
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 Left handed Safety lever?
Replies: 7
Views: 3694

Re: Model 8 Left handed Safety lever?

I saw one listed somewhere that had a safety lever on the left side that mirrored the standard safety lever. Where or when I saw this I do not recall.
by kenhwind
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Another VERY interesting Model 8!
Replies: 8
Views: 2892

Re: Another VERY interesting Model 8!

We have a Model 8-C very much like this one. It was my dad's and is a .35. I'm under the impression that ours might have been refinished but the finisg look just like this one.
Cam is correct ours is marked 8-C on the stock cuts.
by kenhwind
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Custom 8: Folding Operating Handle & Safety!
Replies: 3
Views: 2059

Re: Custom 8: Folding Operating Handle & Safety!

Interesting concept. It looks like some welding was done on the receiver below the bolt carrier knob slot, but no visual sign of any welding where the safety hole would have been.
by kenhwind
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Split washer in barrel assembly
Replies: 3
Views: 2336

Re: Split washer in barrel assembly

I have a Model 8 .32 Remington barrel assembly that has this split washer in it also. I'm pretty sure this barrel assembly has never been apart, and the washer is just like the one pictured. It was positioned between the buffer spring and the abutment inside the jacket. I had never seen one of these...
by kenhwind
Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FS: Remington Model 81 Rifles: .300 Savage SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 4441

Re: FS: Remington Model 81 Rifles: .300 & .35 Calibers: .35

No it is not. There was so little feedback that we have decided to keep it.
Thank you for inquiring,
by kenhwind
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FS: Remington Model 81 Rifles: .300 Savage SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 4441

Re: FS: Remington Model 81 Rifles: .300 & .35 Calibers: .35

the Model .35 is sold pending funds
by kenhwind
Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Rem. m-8 on gunbroker
Replies: 5
Views: 3249

Re: Rem. m-8 on gunbroker

Doesn't look like a $1,450.00 Model 8 to me. My brother and me searched the net trying to get a feel for current prices and like most listings there seems to be no set pattern. Four and five hundred dollar guns generally sell in that price range, but any Model 8 or 81 in better condition sells anywh...
by kenhwind
Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FS: Remington Model 81 Rifles: .300 Savage SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 4441

FS: Remington Model 81 Rifles: .300 Savage SOLD

Remington Model 81 .300 Savage: Overall : Condition quite good, with no discerning bluing or metal issues, minor scratches a few dings and rust freckles. Bore: Is good, sharp rifling with some minor pits but nothing to be alarmed about. Bore condition consistent no major defects. Stock and Forearm:...
by kenhwind
Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Damaged Bolt Knob
Replies: 1
Views: 1371

Damaged Bolt Knob

Awhile back I had noticed that there was a corner broken off of this bolt knob out of a Model 8 .35 Remington. So I found one on eBay and ended up with the winning bid. So the other day I decide to swap out the old bolt knob for the replacement I acquired. This is what I found: http://i670.photobuck...
by kenhwind
Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: bolt lock back
Replies: 23
Views: 7152

Re: bolt lock back

Parts for these rifles go up for auction on eBay periodically, and can get a bit pricey. Gun Broker also. Gun Parts Corp might have what you need, and you can try Jack First Gun Parts.
by kenhwind
Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB Model 8 .35 Cal. Barrel and Barrel Jacket
Replies: 3
Views: 1511

Re: WTB Model 8 .35 Cal. Barrel and Barrel Jacket

There is a 300 Savage barrel and a barrel jacket listed on ebay
by kenhwind
Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: My first Model 8!!! Original sellers pics added
Replies: 6
Views: 2817

Re: My first Model 8!!!

The parts you seem to need aren't too hard to find, but to get the correct barrel nut the gun has to be disassembled.
I've seen the sights for sale on GunBroker & ebay.

My Brother and I have a Model 8 C in .35 Remington that was my Dad's. But its addictive, we also have 3 81s.
by kenhwind
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Need a Barrel Nut
Replies: 7
Views: 2637

Re: Need a Barrel Nut

Well its back together. Barrel nut from Jack First arrived yesterday. Nice unused part, looked new. I have some nice roll pins that measured 0.093, so I unscrewed the barrel jacket from the barrel jacket head and drilled out the retaining hole with a #39 (0.093) drill bit. Reassembled and then backe...
by kenhwind
Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: A Very Nice Find
Replies: 10
Views: 3833

Re: A Very Nice Find

I agree that is "a very nice find".
by kenhwind
Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Interesting items on gunbroker today
Replies: 2
Views: 1364

Re: Interesting items on gunbroker today

Interesting set of parts. There were some Model 8 parts listed on ebay, and when I first looked at them they were $102.XX. A few hours later $177.XX. Don't know what the final bid was as I did not save it.
by kenhwind
Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Need a Barrel Nut
Replies: 7
Views: 2637

Re: Need a Barrel Nut

Well I pulled the barrel nuts off of the four rifles we have here. The Model 8 has the coarse teeth, the other 3, which are 81s have the fine. Two of these are the same count, the other seems to have an extra tooth. E-mailed Bob and he does not have any at this time, and I'd like to thank him for hi...
by kenhwind
Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Barrel Nut
Replies: 1
Views: 1031

Re: Barrel Nut

I called Jack First yesterday and they told me they has the barrel nut, so I ordered one today.
by kenhwind
Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Need a Barrel Nut
Replies: 7
Views: 2637

Re: Need a Barrel Nut

Hi Cam
Thanks
by kenhwind
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Need a Barrel Nut
Replies: 7
Views: 2637

Re: Need a Barrel Nut

OK I can do that. I removed another barrel nut from a different 81 and got the barrel all squared away. The way the barrel is threaded this looks like a problem waiting to happen. This is the barrel nut I need: OAL is 1 inch: 0.999 barrel nut: 38 teeth barrel nut washer: 39 serrations Hope that seem...
by kenhwind
Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:02 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Need a Barrel Nut
Replies: 7
Views: 2637

Need a Barrel Nut

Well, looks like I mught have have made a barrel nut unservicable. Might be my fault, maybe not, doesn't matter anyhow. Anyway we have this Model 81 and like the other three I wanted to disassemble it. Well it seems that the barrel nut would unscrew a few turns and stop; I mean stop!. Well either ou...
by kenhwind
Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:27 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Barrel Nut
Replies: 1
Views: 1031

Barrel Nut

Looks like I'm in need of a barrel nut for a .35 Remington Model 81. Anybody have a spare or an extra one they would like to sell?

kenwin3985@att.net

Thanks
by kenhwind
Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Loose Barrel Jacket Fix
Replies: 11
Views: 6271

Re: Loose Barrel Jacket Fix

We fixed a loose barrel jacket on a M 81 too. Basically the same procedure but I used a solid pin. I didn't drill any bigger than necessary, maybe a number or two drill size up to get a good fit for the new pin. We then but loc-tite-ed on the inside joint and out side. Don't try to loc-tite the asse...
by kenhwind
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Barrel Sling Swivel
Replies: 8
Views: 2819

Re: Barrel Sling Swivel

I just checked 3 Model 81s fwd sling swivel plug screws with a thread gauge and they are 36 TPI!
They are #10-36
They will not thread into a 10-32 hexnut.
by kenhwind
Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Remingtom M81 Front Sling Swivel Mounting
Replies: 6
Views: 4396

Re: Remingtom M81 Front Sling Swivel Mounting

I have a plug screw out of a the barrel jacket of Model 81 and the thread gauge indicates it is 36 TPI. The 32 gauge does not align with the threads. The plug screw WILL NOT thread into a 10-32 hex nut. I tried a 10-32 swivel stud and it only threads in so far and stops. The barrel jacket is not thr...
by kenhwind
Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Remingtom M81 Front Sling Swivel Mounting
Replies: 6
Views: 4396

Re: Remingtom M81 Front Sling Swivel Mounting

According to Henwood the screw size for the FWD swivel #10-36.
by kenhwind
Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Barrel Sling Swivel
Replies: 8
Views: 2819

Re: Barrel Sling Swivel

According to Henwood's book page 189: "The dummy swivel screw under the barrel jacket, for example, is a #10-36 and requires a special screw on the swivel."
by kenhwind
Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: M8/81 Chargers
Replies: 9
Views: 3171

Re: M8/81 Chargers

While I'll admit that the Model 8 /81 charging clips are a bit over priced, so is a gallon of gasoline and a pack of cigarettes. Having made a .308 charging clip work (sort of) for the .35 Rem., we bit the bullet and bought 4 when they were offered to the members here. As far as I can tell they that...
by kenhwind
Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Headspace
Replies: 11
Views: 3345

Re: Headspace

Sounds to me like maybe a worn trigger or sear hook. Maybe someone tried to improve the trigger pull.
by kenhwind
Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 with an Ambidextrous Safety
Replies: 4
Views: 2122

Re: Model 8 with an Ambidextrous Safety

I remember seeing one, some place, an 8 or 81 with an ambi safety. But the left side was a mirror of the right.
by kenhwind
Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Website suggestions POLL
Replies: 12
Views: 4465

Re: Website suggestions POLL

I think that a checkering page would be alot of help for some. Whereas I have a Model 8C, I also have an 81 checkered by whom? The checkering is OK, actually a pretty nice job in the Factory pattern, but does not appear to be Factory. Considering that checkering was a Factory option for the Model 8A...
by kenhwind
Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: The 3 Amigos Have a New Compadre
Replies: 5
Views: 1943

Re: The 3 Amigos Have a New Compadre

With 2 .35s; an 8 and a 81; and 2 .300 in 300 Savage, a 30 Rem would be nice or a 32. I reload so once I get some brass I'm OK.
by kenhwind
Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:09 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: The 3 Amigos Have a New Compadre
Replies: 5
Views: 1943

Re: The 3 Amigos Have a New Compadre

Pictures of No 4 (no 3 81):
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by kenhwind
Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: The 3 Amigos Have a New Compadre
Replies: 5
Views: 1943

The 3 Amigos Have a New Compadre

We picked up another Model 81 in .35 remington today for $550 out the door. We had looked at it before and thought real nice. The gun shop has a small indoor range and it was lit up, gun isn't as nice as we first thought, but overall pretty good compared to most of the ones available. Barrel jacket ...
by kenhwind
Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Reloading Hand Tools
Replies: 13
Views: 5193

Re: Reloading Hand Tools

Jack
Try the 310 Shop, he bought some 310 dies I listed on eBay:
http://www.cnyauctions.com/the310shop.htm
by kenhwind
Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 Truth be known ...
Replies: 9
Views: 3561

Re: Model 8 Truth be known ...

Marbles rear sight?
by kenhwind
Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Installing new extractor
Replies: 9
Views: 3082

Re: Installing new extractor

Got a nice surprise today. Back when the extractor broke we tried to order one from Gun Parts Corp. Well that never developed, that is until today. Came home checked the mail and a shipping envelope from GPC. My brother says "whats this, a sight". No "its a Model 8extractor" Two months late, but at ...
by kenhwind
Tue May 17, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Browning A5 or Remington 11
Replies: 42
Views: 15804

Re: Browning A5 or Remington 11

I had a Browning "Light Twelve A5" and a Remington M11 20 gauge. I liked them both. The Browning is a bit more refined, receiver engraving and the magazine cutoff. Judging by todays prices if I were to get another I think I'd go with the Remington. Not because I don't like the Browning I'm a bit mor...
by kenhwind
Sun May 15, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 should ship today
Replies: 9
Views: 2869

Re: Model 81 should ship today

Well I chased the checkering with my checkering tools looks much better, but will never be 100%. That's OK too.
Shot it today, shoots pretty good. My Brother went to adjust the rear sight and snapped off one of the legs on the elevation screw. Can I get a replacement?
by kenhwind
Sat May 14, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Need firing pin in Alaska
Replies: 4
Views: 1696

Re: Need firing pin in Alaska

Or try "Jack First". We had an extractor shear off the retaining lug and they had an extractor.
by kenhwind
Tue May 10, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington spanner wrench Project ** pic heavy
Replies: 27
Views: 18243

Re: Remington spanner wrench Project ** pic heavy

There was one of these Model 8-81 spanners for sale on the net. I believe it was marked CBR, and looked like a decent product to me. I used to make my own shotgun forend spanners. I'd cut them out with a plasma cutting panto-graph machine, and clean them up on a vertical beltsander, and bend the end...
by kenhwind
Sun May 08, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Takedown Screw Washer
Replies: 2
Views: 1647

Takedown Screw Washer

We noticed that on our latest Model 81 aquisition that there is a "C" shaped flat washer on the takedown screw shaft. Never realized that there was supposed to be one there. The other two rifles we have does not have them.

Is there a source for these washers or maybe something I can make some out of?
by kenhwind
Sun May 08, 2011 5:49 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Our Three Amigos
Replies: 5
Views: 2418

Our Three Amigos

The Mosel 81 in 300 Savage that we just got;
The Model 81 in 300 Savage (center) that we stumbled on last year;
The Mosel 8 C in .35 Remington that was Dad's:
Image
by kenhwind
Sat May 07, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81, 35 REM ammo
Replies: 6
Views: 2664

Re: Model 81, 35 REM ammo

I have 2 boxes of .35 Remington 150 grain as well as 1 box of 220 grain and 1 box of 200. I also have 2 boxes of Winchester 200. The 200 might be the only load made these days. Seems in how I'm reloading Remington cases that's probably what was shot out of our Model 8. I do remember shooting some Wi...
by kenhwind
Sat May 07, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 should ship today
Replies: 9
Views: 2869

Re: Model 81 should ship today

Yes, the double border seems a bit unusual, but the checkering job isn't too bad, it can be improved on. Anyway got this one cleaned, what a mess, very dirty. Got the barrel assembly apart without any difficulities, which is good because it needed cleaning also. Bore is nice and crisp, not perfect, ...