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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: 1981

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: 1981

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: 1981

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: 5325

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: 3615

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: 3171

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: 16047

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: 2926

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: 1731

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: 18973

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: 1680

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: 2468

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:
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by kenhwind
Sat May 07, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81, 35 REM ammo
Replies: 6
Views: 2706

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: 2926

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, ...
by kenhwind
Fri May 06, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 should ship today
Replies: 9
Views: 2926

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: 2926

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: 2926

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: 2926

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: 2280

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: 2280

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: 3384

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: 1493

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: 3710

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: 2001

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: 3645

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: 3171

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: 3171

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: 3171

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: 3171

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: 3171

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: 1530

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: 3171

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: 1530

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: 1156

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: 1530

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: 1953

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: 2440

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: 4985

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: 2005

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: 3022

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: 2295

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: 2295

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: 2108

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: 2422

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: 3908

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: 2320

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: 3961

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: 1863

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: 4985

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: 3297

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...