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by kenhwind
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington Model 8 25-35 / .32 Remington
Replies: 9
Views: 4385

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

The nice thing with these Remington 8's and 81's is that they are takedown and you can size the case as needed. With the 25 Rem. with the second batch and reloading some from the first batch I back-set the dies using feeler gauges. This worked pretty good. With the .32 I did the same, but found that...
by kenhwind
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington Model 8 25-35 / .32 Remington
Replies: 9
Views: 4385

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

Finally got some 32 dies and brass, and shot some loads on Monday. Going to the range tomorrow. I have the dies backed out about 0.25 just to resize the neck and the body for good feeding. I used the Hornady bullet, but have some Speer's also. Redding sell a die spacer kit, it is three spacers: one ...
by kenhwind
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FS: Model 81 .30 Rem Barrel Assembly SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 1571

FS: Model 81 .30 Rem Barrel Assembly SOLD

I have for sale listed on eBay a Remington Model 81 Barrel Assembly. Some minor rust but a very nice bore:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/263318398246?s ... 1555.l2649
Ken Windeler
Finally received a bid on this, thanks for looking.
by kenhwind
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: WTS: 30-30 Remington Model 8 Barrel
Replies: 2
Views: 1677

Re: WTS: 30-30 Remington Model 8 Barrel

Well it seems this barrel has a ringed bulge just before the muzzle. This might explain why the barrel nut will not go on. This barrel would be good candidate for a carbine modification. I also relisted it on eBay as there was not any feedback here.
by kenhwind
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington Model 8 25-35 / .32 Remington
Replies: 9
Views: 4385

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

Shot it Friday. We also have a Model 8 - C in .35, and an 81 in .300.
by kenhwind
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 25-35 R / .32 R Barrel Assemblies
Replies: 4
Views: 1958

Re: 25-35 R / .32 R Barrel Assemblies

Well I do not see ant indication of the resizing die hitting the case shoulder on these fired .25 Rem. brass even full length resizing. I wonder if maybe the Quality Cartridge / Graf brass was a bit short. My brass is fire formed now and I've set the die with a 0.10 feeler gauge. I'm also going to o...
by kenhwind
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 25-35 R / .32 R Barrel Assemblies
Replies: 4
Views: 1958

Re: 25-35 R / .32 R Barrel Assemblies

Finally shot the Model 8 25-25 Friday and it shoots pretty good for an old gun with a worn bore. I haven't ordered the .32 Remington dies and cases yet, so I have not shot it yet. The primers backed out of the .25 brass, and I have serious doubts if it was caused by pressure. Three loads, W760; H419...
by kenhwind
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington Model 8 25-35 / .32 Remington
Replies: 9
Views: 4385

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

Finally got to the range and shot the Model 8 25-35 Remington. Shoots pretty good for and old gun with a worn bore. I guess I need to post some pictures of it.
by kenhwind
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: WTS: 30-30 Remington Model 8 Barrel
Replies: 2
Views: 1677

WTS: 30-30 Remington Model 8 Barrel

I won the auction for this barrel on eBay and it has some issues. The seller insisted he wasn't aware of any and seemed like he was being honest, but it was obvious that he wasn't going to accept a return. Here is the issues imo: the barrel threads for the barrel nut got scored and the barrel nut wa...
by kenhwind
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 81 Scope Mount Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2975

Re: Model 81 Scope Mount Questions

I have a Weaver #4 here and it only has a 3 hole pattern, hole spacing about 1 1/2 inch.
by kenhwind
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 81 Scope Mount Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2975

Re: Model 81 Scope Mount Questions

We have a Model 81 also in .300 Savage that had a scope mount on it at one time. Like your issue I haven't been able to match it up, and I'm inclined to believe that our 81 didn't have an 81 scope mount on it, just one that fit. We have four holes, two for one end, two on the other. You can plug the...
by kenhwind
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FS: Remington Model 81 Rifles: .300 Savage SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 4536

Re: FS: Remington Model 81 Rifles: .300 Savage

Listing update. The .35 has been sold, the .300 Savage is available again. Listing edited accordingly. We haven't shot this one since we acquired it and probably will not. We have another .300 that we shoot that has more wear and some old screw holes in the receiver, but we like it.
by kenhwind
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Headspace issue on Model 8 32 Rem
Replies: 8
Views: 3245

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: 4385

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: 1958

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: 4385

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: 4248

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: 3804

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: 3006

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: 2161

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: 2425

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: 4536

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: 4536

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: 3338

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: 4536

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: 1406

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: 7352

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: 1534

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: 2878

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: 2703

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: 3949

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: 1397

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: 2703

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: 1054

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: 2703

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: 2703

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: 2703

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: 1054

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: 6402

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: 2886

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: 4483

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: 4483

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: 2886

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: 3213

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: 3419

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: 2163

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: 4574

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...