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by kenhwind
Fri May 06, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 should ship today
Replies: 9
Views: 2876

Re: Model 81 should ship today

OK; here are some pictures of our latest acquisition. This makes three; one Model 8 C in .35 Remington, one Model 81 in .300 Savage, and now this 81 in .300 Savage. Cycled a dummy round OK, not sure when we might shoot it. We live out in open country and there is a place where the locals plink, and ...
by kenhwind
Thu May 05, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 should ship today
Replies: 9
Views: 2876

Re: Model 81 should ship today

Well its here! Overal price was: rifle $275 + shipping $30 + transfer $35 + background check $5 = $345. Looks pretty good so far, overall metal condition good, it needs a bath; as in a good cleaning; bore looks good, checkered wood not factory (I do not think it is), toe of stock was busted and re-g...
by kenhwind
Tue May 03, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 should ship today
Replies: 9
Views: 2876

Re: Model 81 should ship today

Seller is in New Jersey and had a couple of long guns for sale at good prices. The Model 81 looked pretty nice, no extra holes, didn't see any thing wrong in the pictures and for $275.00 we figured to go for it. After he bought it he E-mailed the seller, seller said bore is good. I doubt if a lot of...
by kenhwind
Mon May 02, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 should ship today
Replies: 9
Views: 2876

Model 81 should ship today

Bought another Model 81 .300 Savage online, my brother did. Anyway it showed up online, and he asked me for an opinion, and my reply was: "Do you want me to tell you not to buy it or to go ahead and buy it". Well after looking at the photos and the price he/we decided to go for it. IIRC: the price w...
by kenhwind
Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington Police 8/81 article
Replies: 8
Views: 2233

Re: Remington Police 8/81 article

That is a nice specimen for sure, unfortunately its out of my price range. As much as I like these rifles and think that the "Police Special" is really cool, for that kind of money I could buy an M1A (which I really like) and an AR15 (which I could live without).
by kenhwind
Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington Police 8/81 article
Replies: 8
Views: 2233

Re: Remington Police 8/81 article

Nice article, good data and well written. The videos were cool too.
Just have one dilema: now I want a "Police Special" more than I need one.
by kenhwind
Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Found Another Old 81'
Replies: 10
Views: 3314

Re: Found Another Old 81'

We have another Model 81 on the way, probably receive it next week.
by kenhwind
Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 30 Rem Ammo
Replies: 4
Views: 1465

Re: 30 Rem Ammo

For $20 a box I would consider buying some just because, and then find a rifle. I know this is backwards, bit what the heck.
I do have some loose rounds in my collection of cartridges.
by kenhwind
Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: new 81 and a function problem.......
Replies: 9
Views: 3646

Re: new 81 and a function problem.......

We dissasembled ours, but had sense enough to use omprovised tools that wouldn't damage anything. I'm glad we did, the Model 81 had some rust inside the barrel jacket, and my dad's Model 8 was pretty gunky inside.

We repaired a loose barrel jacket.
by kenhwind
Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Reloading
Replies: 4
Views: 1961

Re: Reloading

My brother and I have my Dad's Model 8 C. He bought it when we were small, so we grew up looking at it. Anyway it is a .35 Remington. I always wanted one in .300 Savage. Well we were at a show and couldn't find just the right gotta have. Well we were on our way to the door when we spotted some sport...
by kenhwind
Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Stith for M8/81?
Replies: 9
Views: 3566

Re: Stith for M8/81?

Seems he added a comment about the rifle not being drilled. I'd buy it if my gun had the holes, but my 81 has enough extra holes in it already for a side mount I ain't adding any. Besides I like receiver sights.
by kenhwind
Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Installing new extractor
Replies: 9
Views: 3090

Re: Installing new extractor

Well we took the Model 81 out in the boondocks and fired a few rounds through it. Seems to be working just fine. Only had two factory rounds to shoot, but shot some reloads. No failures to extract or eject, seems to be working better than when we first got it. Another thing I noticed but didn't ment...
by kenhwind
Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Installing new extractor
Replies: 9
Views: 3090

Re: Installing new extractor

Yea! I got lucky on this one as it was an unused part. Gun Parts listed it, but that never develped, so I went to Jack First. Definitely going to keep my eye out for parts at gun shows, online, etc. We have two of these rifles an 8C .35, and 81 .300, and like shooting them on occasion. So I would li...
by kenhwind
Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Installing new extractor
Replies: 9
Views: 3090

Re: Installing new extractor

You know I could do that, maybe later, kind of though about posting a picture but just had to put it together finally. One picture as half requested. :lol:
Front view of new extractor installed in a Model 81 .300 Savage:
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by kenhwind
Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Installing new extractor
Replies: 9
Views: 3090

Re: Installing new extractor

Well I finally got the new extractor installed and fit and functioning to my satisifaction. The biggest problem in fitting a new part to these older rifles is the fact that if you mess-up your part where do you get another. Therefore I took my time, polished here there, fit the retaining lug to the ...
by kenhwind
Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Installing new extractor
Replies: 9
Views: 3090

Re: Installing new extractor

Kind of using the Model 8 as a guide with this Model 81 extractor fitting. Here is a picture of the three extractors: http://i670.photobucket.com/albums/vv64/kenhwind/Extractor006-1.jpg Left to right: L) The new/old unused one from Jack First M) This is the brofen one out of the Model 81, retaining ...
by kenhwind
Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Model 81 .300 Extractor
Replies: 3
Views: 1502

Re: Model 81 .300 Extractor

Got an extractor from Jack Furst. Looks like an unused one too.
by kenhwind
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Installing new extractor
Replies: 9
Views: 3090

Installing new extractor

Well I got me an extractor from Jack First. Got lucky and received what looks like an old stock but unused one. Didn't like the price, but that's another story. The extractor that broke the retaining lug off in our Model 81 is straight, not scalloped. My brother and I had a disagreement about that a...
by kenhwind
Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Model 81 .300 Extractor
Replies: 3
Views: 1502

Re: Model 81 .300 Extractor

Thanks I appreciate it.
by kenhwind
Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 Thumb, Busted Gun
Replies: 0
Views: 1130

Model 81 Thumb, Busted Gun

Well; we went shooting today and shot the Model 81 .300 Savage a couple of times. Was checking out the charger clips I had bought. Got a Model 81 thumb. We were shooting some Speer 180 grain made by DWM, and everything seemed fine until the extractor retaining lug sheared off. Seems in how this gun ...
by kenhwind
Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Model 81 .300 Extractor
Replies: 3
Views: 1502

Model 81 .300 Extractor

In need of a Remington Model 81 .300 Savage extractor.
Ken
kenwin3985@att.net
by kenhwind
Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 2 Original Different Breakdown 8/81 Cases ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1925

Re: 2 Original Different Breakdown 8/81 Cases ...

Here is a picture of the case I have. This came with the Model 8 C that we have that was my Dad's. Wether or not this is specific to the Model 8 I do not know. There is a divider inside, the barrel section goes in one end, and the stock/receiver in the other. It is 23 1/2" L x 6 1/2" W x 4 1/4". htt...
by kenhwind
Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Lyman and/or Marbles peep sight
Replies: 5
Views: 2387

Re: Lyman and/or Marbles peep sight

81police wrote:I'm leaning towards it's mounted upside down :o
Seems that way to me also.
by kenhwind
Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Stripper Clips new factory surplus. Deal for site members.
Replies: 12
Views: 4832

Re: Stripper Clips new factory surplus. Deal for site members.

Bought four of the Model 8-81 clips, and the ones I received are very nice.
They look unused to me.
by kenhwind
Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: model 81 300 sav. factory loads safe??
Replies: 5
Views: 1961

Re: model 81 300 sav. factory loads safe??

As long as your Model 81 is in good condition I don't see a problem. I have a Model 81 in 300 Savage and it shot fine with factory ammo. I even reload for it, with no issues other than light loads don't function the action.
by kenhwind
Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Unless ......
Replies: 11
Views: 2968

Re: Unless ......

Well I'd probably shoot it, at least once, but not on a regular basis.
And I already have a Model 8 and 81 that won't suffer much by shooting them
by kenhwind
Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:24 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 81 - Take down
Replies: 6
Views: 2237

Re: Model 81 - Take down

I'll try to get a picture up for us to look over. I'm in the process of moving; the case is in the new place, but was in storage, and the camera is here. Many years ago I had bought a reblued Winchester Model 97 Shotgun. Well we, my brother and I decided to give it to our Dad. So my brother built a ...
by kenhwind
Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 81 - Take down
Replies: 6
Views: 2237

Re: Model 81 - Take down

I have a leather case that came with the Model 8 I have when my father bought it. The ends have fallen off and the handle is off of it, but I have them. Keep saying to myself that I'm going to get it repaired. The case body is OK.
by kenhwind
Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: A lot questions from a beginner
Replies: 5
Views: 2065

Re: A lot questions from a beginner

Well I'll start to answer your questions. Yes the Standard Grade could be gotton with checkered wood. The Model 8 C which I have is checkered, but has a higher grade of stock or "Deluxe". The .35 Remington is a nice cartridge in these rifles, so is the .300 Savage. I have a Model 8C in .35 Remington...
by kenhwind
Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 8/81 Functioning
Replies: 6
Views: 2389

Re: Model 8/81 Functioning

I doubt if you will find any load data for a 220 gr. bullet for the .30 Remington. This cartridge as well as the 30-30 WCF were developed to shoot a 160 gr. The real issue I see with that heavy bullet is that it might create a cartridge too long to function in the Model 8 - 81. It might be feasible ...
by kenhwind
Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: MODEL 8 Disasembly pics
Replies: 9
Views: 3820

Re: MODEL 8 Disasembly pics

When we reassembled our guns. Well we had to disassemble the 81, not only was the barrel jacket loose so was the forearm retainer. Found some rust inside the jacket. Anyway when I reassembled the barrel jacket I have a shotgun cleaning rod that has a handle like a screwdriver. So I placed everything...
by kenhwind
Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: is the model 8/81 a poor design
Replies: 5
Views: 2270

Re: is the model 8/81 a poor design

I can think of several reasons for the jacket to become loose, but I feel that a major cause is somebody trying to disassemble it by clamping on the receiver extension and then trying to unscrew the barrel bushing. Our Model 81 had a loose jacket so we disassembled it and drilled it slighty larger w...
by kenhwind
Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: My First Model 8 1924 .35
Replies: 14
Views: 3850

Re: My First Model 8 1924 .35

Judging from what I've seen lately as for Model 8s and 81s and the asking price, you did good. I think my brother and I would have bought it too.

Edit: No I'm opposed to the reblue. A reblued firearm is a reblued firearm and can't be un reblued.
by kenhwind
Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: My first C Grade ....
Replies: 6
Views: 1826

Re: My first C Grade ....

I'm under the impression that the "C Grades" came with deluxe wood, but a standard grade could be had with checkering.
by kenhwind
Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Stripper Clips new factory surplus. Deal for site members.
Replies: 12
Views: 4832

Re: Stripper Clips new factory surplus. Deal for site members.

Definately interested, going to a gun show today hopefully we will have some money left when we get home.
by kenhwind
Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: To buy or not to buy, that's the question M8, .32 cal
Replies: 9
Views: 3220

Re: To buy or not to buy, that's the question M8, .32 cal

The last two I looked at were a bit over priced IMO. One was at a gun show the other at a shop, an 81 and a 8. It looks like the stock was checkered at one time. The metal looks good with some blue wear. Tha rear sight is worth something. If 750 CDN is like 750 US, that seems a little on the high si...
by kenhwind
Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 81 in 300 Savage
Replies: 1
Views: 1324

Model 81 in 300 Savage

OK, here's the pictures of the Model 81 my Brother and I found at a gun show; http://i670.photobucket.com/albums/vv64/kenhwind/housesandModel81009-2.jpg This is the front sight that was vandalized. http://i670.photobucket.com/albums/vv64/kenhwind/housesandModel81010-2.jpg Right side profile view htt...
by kenhwind
Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Purchased my first 81
Replies: 3
Views: 1464

Re: Purchased my first 81

My Brother and I have a Model 8 in .35 Remington, it was our dad's rifle. Winchester and Remington both make factory load for the .35, come to think of it Federal does too.. We also tripped over a Model 81 at a gun show a couple of weeks ago. I say tripped over it because we missed it at first and a...
by kenhwind
Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: A Model 81 in .300 Savage
Replies: 5
Views: 1940

Re: A Model 81 in .300 Savage

Well I got lucky. I was cruising the Numrich Arms web site and found a sight base. On a hunch I ordered it. The hole spacing was correct for the 81 altough the holes had to be bored out. And the sight had to be fit to the barrel jacket.
So now the Model has a folding rear sight and a tang sight.
by kenhwind
Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB: Model 81 .35 Remington
Replies: 2
Views: 1152

Re: WTB: Model 81 .35 Remington

The Model 8 in .35 Remington would be a nice woods gun, but I wouldn't pass on a Model 81 in 300 Savage.
by kenhwind
Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: A Model 81 in .300 Savage
Replies: 5
Views: 1940

Re: A Model 81 in .300 Savage

I've been wanting a 300 Savage for awhile. A Model 99 Savage would have been fine, but a Model 81 was my top choice. Most of the Model 81s I've seen lately were priced too much for the particular firearm or had a deal breaker. My brother and I kind of wanted one we could play with without altering a...
by kenhwind
Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: A Model 81 in .300 Savage
Replies: 5
Views: 1940

A Model 81 in .300 Savage

I had posted a reference to this rifle in the Q&A section, but will put more data here. Well we went to a gun show, my brother and I and came home with a Model 81 in 300 Savage. We have a Model 8 in .35 that was my Dad's. The gun has some issues, it has been drilled for a scope mount, the front sigh...
by kenhwind
Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 8 - Back fom the dead!
Replies: 8
Views: 3694

Re: Model 8 - Back fom the dead!

There was a rear sight for sale, just checked and its not there. I hope this fella got it.
by kenhwind
Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:58 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB early 8 butt plate
Replies: 1
Views: 1175

Re: WTB early 8 butt plate

If you haven't found a Model 8 butt plate there is one on e-bay.
by kenhwind
Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 81
Replies: 1
Views: 1382

Model 81

Just returned from the gun show with a Model 81 in .300 Savage, the gun has some issues for sure but no deal breakers. We were on our way out and noticed this M81. there was no price on the tag so we offered 300 dollars. Three hundred fifty out the door plus BG check. Most guns I've seen in this con...
by kenhwind
Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:58 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Model 8 Sight
Replies: 1
Views: 1084

Model 8 Sight

Found a Marbles tang sight on Guns International for $65 and bought it. Some blue wear but a good sight and complete. Any way now I'm interested in a folding rear sight. I have an old Williams catalog and they made a blank with dovetail, that came with screws. I'm sure I could make the blank that th...
by kenhwind
Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Two Model 8 Deluxe Grade 3
Replies: 7
Views: 2044

Re: Two Model 8 Deluxe Grade 3

I have one of these Model 8s. Pictures are posted here: Our Remington Model 8
by kenhwind
Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:42 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: The Verschneider Conversions
Replies: 15
Views: 7057

Re: The Verschneider Conversions

Very interesring for sure. I'd be happy if my Model 8 had a detachable mag period. Wouldn't have to be 15 rounds either. I guess I'm gonna need a magazine a peep sight and........
by kenhwind
Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Our Remington Model 8
Replies: 5
Views: 2900

Re: Our Remington Model 8

That you guys for the input and kind words. My brother and I needed cash several months and tried to sell it. Well we ain't gonna sell it now. Some of the collectors at the gun show didn't realize it was factory. I had my suspicion it is a "C" grade. When my Dad passed away I dissasembled and cleane...
by kenhwind
Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Our Remington Model 8
Replies: 5
Views: 2900

Re: Our Remington Model 8

Here is a couple of closer pics I just took;
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