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by kenhwind
Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Damaged Bolt Knob
Replies: 1
Views: 1574

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: 8098

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: 1693

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: 3164

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: 3035

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: 4408

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: 1557

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: 3035

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: 1196

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: 3035

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: 3035

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: 3035

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: 1196

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: 12
Views: 7730

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: 3230

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: 4886

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: 4886

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: 3230

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: 3549

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: 3826

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: 2410

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: 5046

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: 2222

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: 2222

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: 2222

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: 5801

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: 3990

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: 3577

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: 17318

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: 3281

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: 1940

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: 22107

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: 1841

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: 2726

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: 3031

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: 3281

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: 3281

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: 3281

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: 3281

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: 3281

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: 2617

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: 2617

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: 3834

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: 1662

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: 4024

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: 2233

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: 3988

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: 3577

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: 3577

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...