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by jack1653
Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Is it or isn't it ???? ...
Replies: 7
Views: 2823

Re: Is it or isn't it ???? ...

Hi Dennis, That is a nice looking rifle! I have a couple with very similar checkering and am of the belief they are not factory but still a good job. When you have a factory checkered layed side by side you can see the subtle differences. You got a heck of a buy and to have a Krieger at that price i...
by jack1653
Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 81 - Take down
Replies: 6
Views: 2963

Re: Model 81 - Take down

Hi Gunny, There is absolutely no problem in breaking the gun down and putting it back together. Mr. Browning knew how to design a rifle and make it easy for the user to use. I also agree with the shipping statement made by imfuncity. I mail them all the time through the USPS Prioity Mail triangular ...
by jack1653
Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: UPDATE: PICS ADDED !!! New Member Bitten by the 8/81 bug
Replies: 30
Views: 10243

Re: New Member...Bitten by the 8/81 bug !

Hi Gunny, A big old welcome to the Forum from Georgia. Where do you call home? :?: As the official diagnostician of the ill-famed "jackitis", I am afraid it may be a little early to tell for sure. :? I would say that you are definitely exhibiting some serious symptoms of the yet to determined cure. ...
by jack1653
Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: HELP!!! Model 8 Year 1930
Replies: 4
Views: 2236

Re: HELP!!! Model 8 Year 1930

Hi,

You bet I am interested. I sent a PM. If you don't see it, just send pictures to jack1653@att.net.

Regards,

jack1653
by jack1653
Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: HELP!!! Model 8 Year 1930
Replies: 4
Views: 2236

HELP!!! Model 8 Year 1930

Hi Guys, I am still looking for a 1930 model 8. I need a 1930 in any caliber with a serial number between 61648-64024 and the barrel code ending in "Y" to complete a set of Model 8's for each year they were manufactured. I would be willing to consider a trade if someone has one or just an outright p...
by jack1653
Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Hog Bustin
Replies: 20
Views: 10094

Re: Hog Bustin

Okay. I get the messasge. Honest guys, I did get pictures of the two hogs but they were taken by my friend who was using a disposable camera because both of us had left our didital cameras at home. :( The camera did have a flash attachment so the pictures should be okay, but I am at his mercy as to ...
by jack1653
Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Barrel Codes vs. Serial Number
Replies: 13
Views: 4822

Re: Barrel Codes vs. Serial Number

I tried to get some input from the readers on this subject but I did not get any responses. :( Again, I would like to know, not that it makes any difference, what was the last rifle issued? I have not heard of anyone having a number higher than the one I posted. The highest serial number that is on ...
by jack1653
Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Barrel Codes vs. Serial Number
Replies: 13
Views: 4822

Re: Barrel Codes vs. Serial Number

That is a definite possibility. One of the blessings and curses of these rifles is that the parts are interchangeable. It was not uncommon for owners to find components off of other rifles to replace broken or missing parts. Remington seemed to have inconsistencies in stamping serial numbers on the ...
by jack1653
Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Texas Model 8 get together
Replies: 7
Views: 3339

Re: Texas Model 8 get together

Hi Pack I am interested in the get together. It will depend on the dates but I would love to try and make it. I would bring a couple of rifles just to make it interesting, if I can find any. :lol: The hunting sounds like a good idea and I might be interested in trying to arrange something. Would the...
by jack1653
Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Hog Bustin
Replies: 20
Views: 10094

Re: Hog Bustin

C'mon guys, Give an old man a break. :o I am waiting to get the pictures back from my friend who took them. By the time I remembered the picture for the second hog, I had it quartered and in the ice chest. Getting older is affecting my memory but not my shooting. :shock: By the time I remember to ta...
by jack1653
Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Hog Bustin
Replies: 20
Views: 10094

Re: Hog Bustin

Hi tx81,

Check the link I provided on this site for details.
http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/?page_id=563

jack1653
by jack1653
Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Hog Bustin
Replies: 20
Views: 10094

Re: Hog Bustin

Howdy,

Busted another hog this evening with a S&W .357. The Model 81 .300 was used for backup but it wasn't needed.

jack1653
by jack1653
Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:08 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: A lot questions from a beginner
Replies: 5
Views: 2641

Re: A lot questions from a beginner

Hi Jarrod, Welcome to the forum. What to pay is a common question to newcomers.The premium is a tough question to answer. There are so many variables that go into setting the value or premium of any rifle. The quality of the finish, whether the checkering is factory or done by a competitent craftsma...
by jack1653
Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Hog Bustin
Replies: 20
Views: 10094

Hog Bustin

Howdy, I don't have the pictures yet, but wanted to say that I killed a 180 pound sow this past Saturday. I was using a model 81 .300 Savage with a Krieger conversion. The rifle is outfitted with a Packmeyer tip mount and it functioned perfectly. If you guys haven't used a Krieger conversion, let me...
by jack1653
Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ohio 8/81 get together/ shoot off?
Replies: 13
Views: 4427

Re: Ohio 8/81 get together/ shoot off?

Mitch,

Any chance you would be swinging through the sunny south while you are out east? :?: I think I saw you mention you had relatives in Alabama. Anyway, if you get close to the Atlanta area, let me know. I would like for you to run by and see some Remingtons. :)

Jack
by jack1653
Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Jackitis got me this afternoon ...
Replies: 8
Views: 2829

Re: Jackitis got me this afternoon ...

Howdy,

You have to be careful with that jackitis!! it looks like you did very well with those three. They are fine looking rifles. What are the dates on these?

Congratulations!

Jack
by jack1653
Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ohio 8/81 get together/ shoot off?
Replies: 13
Views: 4427

Re: Ohio 8/81 get together/ shoot off?

Howdy,

What time this summer are you considering? What part of Ohio would the event be held? It would be a little drive from Georgia, But I might try and make it.

Regards,

jack1653
by jack1653
Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 10
Views: 3407

Re: Introduction

Hi Clint, Welcome to the forum. I am glad you found it and I know you will enjoy the site. We have a lot of good guys here with a wealth of information. I think I was 66 when I found the site and it is a daily part of my life. Be prepared to become more addicted to these fine rifles. I will look for...
by jack1653
Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New TX Model 81 Member
Replies: 5
Views: 2823

Re: New TX Model 81 Member

Hi Randy,

Welcome to the forum. I am sure you will enjoy the forum.

jack1653
by jack1653
Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: My disaster, almost!
Replies: 12
Views: 5462

Re: My disaster, almost!

Hi Mitch,

I haven't heard of this process and I will be writing it down and put it where I won't forget it, I hope. :lol: Thanks for sharing the information.

Jack
by jack1653
Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 8/81's in odd calibers?
Replies: 2
Views: 1699

Re: 8/81's in odd calibers?

Howdy,

Yep, I got an odd one. It is a 22-250. I need to have the .300 Sav removed and put the right caliber on it. I think packmule told me that the .300 barrel probably had been removed and the 22-250 was put in it's place. I have wondered how it would shoot.

jack1653
by jack1653
Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:04 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: 1930 Model 8
Replies: 7
Views: 2640

Re: 1930 Model 8

Howdy, Thanks Rob for checking. I appreciate the effort. I am sure one will show up. I just feel so darn stupid for making the error. :o I was so proud to think that I had a model 8 for every year of manufacture and then to find out I didn't, was a big disappointment. :( Like I mentioned earlier, I ...
by jack1653
Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: detachable floor plate
Replies: 9
Views: 3544

Re: detachable floor plate

Howdy,

I don't care who you are that is funny. :lol: Do you reckon I could find enough? :?:

jack1653
by jack1653
Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: 1930 Model 8
Replies: 7
Views: 2640

1930 Model 8

Hi Guys, I was checking my collection today against my computer records and found that I had made a transcription error of the serial number. :shock: How do you fix stupid? Just a little mix up in my typing skills has left a void in my goal of having one rifle for each year the Model 8 was manufactu...
by jack1653
Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: MODEL 8 Disasembly pics
Replies: 9
Views: 4792

Re: MODEL 8 Disasembly pics

Hey Guys, I figured this one out a long time ago. After I found a pretty easy way, to do it, I was so proud of my self and was bragging about it to 2verpsters and he set me straight. He pointed out a couple of things that made it even easier. It seems he has been doing something similar for several ...
by jack1653
Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: detachable magazine
Replies: 1
Views: 1667

Re: detachable magazine

Hey upjohnson, There is one guy I know who does good work. You could send him a PM to see if he has the time. He will tell you what you need to know and can give you the price. It will depend on what kind of detachable mag you want and whether you have the components. Send the PM to 2verpsters. Good...
by jack1653
Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: My First Model 8 1924 .35
Replies: 14
Views: 5141

Re: My First Model 8 1924 .35

Hey, I am right with the other comments. I would not reblue. You will lose something unless it is done professionally and then the expense is more than the gun. Nine times out of ten you will lose fine detail and have rounded edges. That being said, I do have some that have been re-blued and you can...
by jack1653
Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: scope mount?
Replies: 4
Views: 1960

Re: scope mount?

Hey, Welcome to the forum. I agree with the other guys about the value. Tell me what you are looking for and I might be able to help you. I have several rifles that are already tapped for a variety of scopes. I will consider trading or outright selling one if you are interested. I have several that ...
by jack1653
Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member and My First Model 8 1924 .35
Replies: 4
Views: 1977

Re: New Member and My First Model 8 1924 .35

Hey Ironwood, Welcome to the forum. Good to have another John Browning fan. I would say you did very well with this purchase. Price is always subjective and if it is something you wanted then the price is right. Certainly anything under $300 is a bargain particularly if it is in decent conditon and ...
by jack1653
Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: My first C Grade ....
Replies: 6
Views: 2432

Re: My first C Grade ....

Hey Dennis,

Now there you go tempting me. :? That would be a tough decision so I guess I will pass for now. :lol:

I have a Parker D Grade 10 gauge that would look good on your web site. I could make you a heck of a deal on it.

Regards,

Jack
by jack1653
Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: My first C Grade ....
Replies: 6
Views: 2432

Re: My first C Grade ....

Hey rem81auto,

That indeed is a fine looking rifle. Very nice wood and a good addition to your collection. I notice there was not a "NFS" on it. Is it?

Regards,

jack1653
by jack1653
Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hi Guys
Replies: 4
Views: 1980

Re: Hi Guys

Hey Eric,

Welcome aboard. I echo imfuncity's remarks. I'll be ready to see the take down box. I also have a first year, possible first day production. We will have to compare rifles!

Regards,

jack1653
by jack1653
Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas from the Great Model 8!
Replies: 5
Views: 2864

Re: Merry Christmas from the Great Model 8!

Hey All y'all,

We all have been blessed and have made it through another year. May the spirit of Christmas give joy and peace to all. Have a Merry Christmas.

Seasons Greetings,

Jack Ahlberg
by jack1653
Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Sighthounds Swedish FN
Replies: 2
Views: 2603

Re: Sighthounds Swedish FN

Hey Guys, I want to thank sighthound for giving me the opportunity to give this beautiful rifle a new home. This rifle will have a special place among my collection and it is special because it came from Sweden. My Grandfather was born in Sweden and came to the USA when he was 8 years old. I know th...
by jack1653
Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Wanted: Model 8 for year 1933
Replies: 4
Views: 2121

Re: Wanted: Model 8 for year 1933

Hey Guys, The search is over for the 1933 Model 8. I was successful in finally finding one that I will be receiving right after Christmas. It has been a tough search but persistence has paid off. When I get the rifle, I will have successfully completed an objective set a long time ago. I can now say...
by jack1653
Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: MODEL 8 Disasembly pics
Replies: 9
Views: 4792

Re: MODEL 8 Disasembly pics

Hey Jonbegood, Thanks a million for this posting!!!! This is the first time I have seen these pictures and they sure are good. Maybe 81police can figure a way to get the link posted in a special area. I know the picture will be helpful to others. Thanks again for the contribution. Merry Christmas, j...
by jack1653
Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Thrown for a loop????
Replies: 6
Views: 2518

Re: Thrown for a loop????

Hey Sam,

I missed that little detail about the number on the receiver. I would rather think that this was just a case of mis-stamping the last two digits. Definitely something amiss with the numbering, but like I stated, it won't affect the shooting of the rifle.

Jack
by jack1653
Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:22 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Thrown for a loop????
Replies: 6
Views: 2518

Re: Thrown for a loop????

Hey Telson, Welcome to the forum! I would say that there is someone else out there with a model 81 that has everything matching except the last two digits on their tang. I don't know if that is the case with your rifle, but it would make sense. It sounds like whoever put the rifle together may have ...
by jack1653
Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New and excited about my 1909, 30 Remington
Replies: 7
Views: 2894

Re: New and excited about my 1909, 30 Remington

Hey Mark,

You can find vintage peep sights but sometimes they are pricey. There are a couple of tang sights on Gun Broker at present. You can also find them on EBay from time to them. Just tell us what type you are looking for and someone will tell you where to look.

Good Luck,

jack1653
by jack1653
Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New and excited about my 1909, 30 Remington
Replies: 7
Views: 2894

Re: New and excited about my 1909, 30 Remington

Hey Mark, Welcome to the forum. I have some of those Michigan rifles and if only they could talk what stories they would tell. I am glad you like shooting the rifle and it will serve you well. Let us know what type of sight you are looking for and I am sure you will get some good leads to find one. ...
by jack1653
Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: We Are Wondering
Replies: 5
Views: 2152

Re: We Are Wondering

Hey DWalt, Mitch has a good point about using the form I have on the site. It answers a lot of the issues you have raised. That form takes some time to prepare and a lot of the guys don't want or don't have the time to complete the form. Try this link and see if this is what you are talking about. h...
by jack1653
Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 Police
Replies: 2
Views: 1459

Re: Model 8 Police

Hey Piercegunworks,

I have sent you an email. Please contact me. Thank you.

jack1653
by jack1653
Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: We Are Wondering
Replies: 5
Views: 2152

We Are Wondering

Hey Fellas, It has been awhile since a survey has been conducted on the forum. I would like to start a survey to gather information about the Model 81. 81police and I having been discussing several issues about the Model 81. We would like to solict the help of the members and other readers to supply...
by jack1653
Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Barrel interchangeability?
Replies: 1
Views: 1448

Re: Barrel interchangeability?

Hey joke55, Welcome to the forum. Always good to see another new member. You can find answers to your questions and most of the time we agree on the answers. I recently replied to a similar question and have included potions of the text from that reply. You didn't mention the reason for changing out...
by jack1653
Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: How far away .....
Replies: 5
Views: 2338

Re: How far away .....

Hey Guys, That that sounds like a great idea. I am in Georgia and I would make the drive if we could solicit enough interest. To be able to see each others collections would be a once in a lifetime event. It might even become an annual tradition. Let me know if I can assist with the process. Merry C...
by jack1653
Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Stripper Clips new factory surplus. Deal for site members.
Replies: 12
Views: 6212

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

Hey Guys, I think the email address is incorrect. If you get an error message, try using "yahoo" instead of yaho. I notified JohnBrowning of the error, but he may not see it for a few days. For what it is worth, I have some of these clips and they are as advertised and in great condition. jack1653
by jack1653
Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Stripper Clips new factory surplus. Deal for site members.
Replies: 12
Views: 6212

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

Hey JohnBrowning,

Thanks for your posting. These strpper clips are hard to come by. I am sure you will receive some inquires. I have sent you a PM.

Regards,

jack1653
by jack1653
Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: To buy or not to buy, that's the question M8, .32 cal
Replies: 9
Views: 4164

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

Hey fastraver, Welcome to the forum. Good to have a visit from our neighbor to the north. Yours is a familar question and you will find our answers pretty much the same as others who have asked. It is dificult to tell from the pictures so what I say s based on what I can see. The wood appears to hav...
by jack1653
Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Markings on bolt / Remington 8 in .300 Savage
Replies: 11
Views: 5515

Re: Markings on bolt / Remington 8 in .300 Savage

Hey Jeff, Welcome to the forum. I remember asking the same question when I got my first 8 .300. These rifles were not made but were retrofitted. They stopped making the Model 8 in 1936 and the .300 Savage made its appearance sometime in 1940. If your rifle was made prior to 1921 you will not find an...
by jack1653
Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Just a question for those more enlightened.......
Replies: 4
Views: 2308

Re: Just a question for those more enlightened.......

Hey Camnut1, Welcome to the forum. Always good to see another new member. You can find answers to your questions and most of the time we agree on the answers. You didn't mention the reason for changing out the barrel assembly so my answer is not straight forward. You are correct in your thinking abo...