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by jack1653
Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: A Grand Slam
Replies: 5
Views: 3079

A Grand Slam

Hey Fellas, Every once in a while something good happens when it comes to collecting our favorite rifles. I have often thought of how lucky packmule was when he found those rifles and could only imagine his elation when he went to get them and saw them for the first time. Then he shared them with th...
by jack1653
Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Remington Model 8 Military & Trials Rifles
Replies: 9
Views: 4515

Re: Remington Model 8 Military & Trials Rifles

Mitch,

The Gallery is on the home page. It is in the fist section. Instead of logging on, go directly to the table of contents and you will find it listed. I'm sure you have just overlooked it, because I have seen your comments about other articles in the table of contents.

Jack
by jack1653
Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: The Savage Light Rifle
Replies: 2
Views: 2402

Re: The Savage Light Rifle

Hey 81police,

You have done an excellent job on this posting. The pictures are fantastic and the detail is extraordinay. It would sure be nice to get your hands on one of these rifles.

I hope you can get some additional information from the readers.

jack1653
by jack1653
Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stock refinishing...
Replies: 4
Views: 2537

Re: Stock refinishing...

Hey 45guy, I have been following the dialogue with you and Mitch. Very interesting seris of events you have been experiencing. I would like to discuss the refinishing with you. If you would email me at jack1653@att.net, I can share some of the things that I have been considering. Regards, jack1653
by jack1653
Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Two Model 8 Deluxe Grade 3
Replies: 7
Views: 2743

Re: Two Model 8 Deluxe Grade 3

I have no idea unless there was a split or piece missing and someone squared it off. I have seen it on a couple other rifles and wondered why it was notched. Maybe someone else can enlighten us.

jack1653
by jack1653
Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Two Model 8 Deluxe Grade 3
Replies: 7
Views: 2743

Re: Two Model 8 Deluxe Grade 3

Hey rem81auto, I don't know why guys notch their rifles, especially one of this quality. I don't know the history of this rifle or the .32. The brass plate has a name and 1911 engraved on it. Even with the notches I think it is beautiful rifle and am glad to have it. I have a 1851 Naval .36 Colt tha...
by jack1653
Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Two Model 8 Deluxe Grade 3
Replies: 7
Views: 2743

Two Model 8 Deluxe Grade 3

Hey Fellas, I stumbled on two Deluxe Model 8's and yes the "3" is stamped in the forearm on both rifles. One of the rifles is a .32 and all the numbers match. The other one is a 1911 .300 Savage. Yeah, I know they didn't make a .300 Savage in 1911. Again all the numbers match and I am trying to dete...
by jack1653
Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Howdy!
Replies: 2
Views: 1343

Re: Howdy!

Hey Aggie94,

Welcome to the group. Glad to have a new guy with new viewpoints. I look forward to seeing some pictures.

jack1653
by jack1653
Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: The Verschneider Conversions
Replies: 15
Views: 10152

Re: The Verschneider Conversions

To The Readers; I want to thank Cam for his assistance in getting this lengthy article posted for me. Cam and I will be posting some pictures during the upcoming weeks. Regards, Jack Hey guys,I just realized that the links for the pictures had expired and there was nothing to see. I will make an att...
by jack1653
Mon May 31, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN Model 1900
Replies: 10
Views: 6798

Re: FN Model 1900

Hey canuk, You have some pretty impressive FN's. Thanks a lot for sharing the pictures. I have one FN and will try and get you some pictures. If you would send me your email address to jack1653@att.net, I'll send the pictures to you. I have not had any luck with direct posting pictures. My FN is mis...
by jack1653
Sun May 30, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: looking to become a Remington 81 owner
Replies: 1
Views: 1168

Re: looking to become a Remington 81 owner

Hey Jeff, Welcome aboard. It is good to get new members who have found out about these great rifles. It would be my guess that the original owner of this rifle may have sent it back to the factory for a barrel change. If you check the codes on the barrel, this may help to tell you when the factory c...
by jack1653
Thu May 20, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Remington Model 8 Butt Stock Reproductions
Replies: 7
Views: 6533

Re: Remington Model 8 Butt Stock Reproductions

Hey remcrazy, I am sorry to hear about your problem with this company. They had been recommended to me from a man who had used them through the years and was very satisfied with their work and quality of walnut. So, when I need a special stock I contacted them and reviewed with Ed what I wanted. I h...
by jack1653
Sat May 15, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Another 81 owner
Replies: 3
Views: 1863

Re: Another 81 owner

Hey Matt,

Welcome to the Forum. I had to google E Champus Vitus to see what it was. Interesting! WE hope you enjoy the site and maybe you can add some history perspective of the Remingtons.

Jack
by jack1653
Sat May 15, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: new member
Replies: 5
Views: 2412

Re: new member

Hey JJ, Welcome aboard. I am sorry I had to cut our phone conversation short yesterday. My buddy and I were having a good time catching some nice bream when you called. He was wanting to move to another spot and it was kind of hard to talk, fish and move the boat all with one hand. We ended up with ...
by jack1653
Thu May 06, 2010 5:57 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: dissassemble
Replies: 5
Views: 2445

Re: dissassemble

Hey flanman, Welcome to the world of the tight barrel nuts! Try this approach that usaully will work, but it may take a day or two. Get some good penetrating oil and pour enough of it into a small container that will cover the barrel nut when the rifle is standing on the barrel end. Usually a couple...
by jack1653
Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB Model 81 Made in 1943
Replies: 1
Views: 1498

WTB Model 81 Made in 1943

Howdy Y'All, This is probably the strangest Want To Buy that has been posted. I am getting sentimental with some of my acquistions and I am looking for any caliber Remington Model 81 manufactured in 1943. This was the year I was born and I think it would be great if I had a rifle that was made the y...
by jack1653
Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: help
Replies: 5
Views: 2621

Re: help

Howdy and welcome to the forum. You can find several variations of operational manuals on Gun Broker. All are reproductions and are reasonably priced. E-bay also has manuals that are fairly priced. Check some of the other topics on this web site. A download for the manual was recently posted, but I ...
by jack1653
Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: a suprise misfit
Replies: 1
Views: 1376

Re: a suprise misfit

Hey Chuck, Welcome aboard. I would sure like to see some pictures of your Model 8 D Grade. Does it have the straight stock or the old style pistol grip? If you give up on trying to find something for the extra barrel, please let me know. I have been looking for a 25-35 since last October when I made...
by jack1653
Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Model 8, a nice firearm.
Replies: 11
Views: 4452

Re: Model 8, a nice firearm.

The pictures help. My guess, and it is strictly a guess, is that the two holes in the jacket were for another type of rear sight. They can be plugged with some studs and this is often done. The four holes in the receiver were for a peep sight and they can be purchased fairly easily. Again, I am not ...
by jack1653
Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Model 8, a nice firearm.
Replies: 11
Views: 4452

Re: Model 8, a nice firearm.

I would guess that the holes were drilled after market. I have never seen a scope mount that far up on the barrel jacket. Take a picture showing the holes from the top. 81police can give some good information on period correct scopes. Are there any holes on the left side of the receiver where a moun...
by jack1653
Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Model 8, a nice firearm.
Replies: 11
Views: 4452

Re: Model 8, a nice firearm.

Welcome aboard. You didn't say what caliber your rifle is chambered. If it is a .35, you can still buy ammunition. If it is a .25, .30 or .32, you are going to have difficulty in finding ammunition. It is available, but quite expensive. You will find that much of the ammunition has been made by resi...
by jack1653
Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 1951

Re: Hello

Hey Brian, Welcome aboard!! This is a great site with some great guys who are very knowledgeable about these rifles. Congratulations on your gift from your Grandfather. I bet he had some great stories about the rifle. Thanks for shring the picture. Ask your questions and be prepared for some straigh...
by jack1653
Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Original Instructions For Operation and Care
Replies: 0
Views: 1237

Original Instructions For Operation and Care

Hey Fellas, I have an original "Instructions For Operation and Care" for a Model 81. It has a handwritten serial number written on the top of the instructions. While I would like to keep this original document, I will make it available to the current owner of the rifle. If you own a Remington Model ...
by jack1653
Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Be Excited ..... this time with pics ...
Replies: 4
Views: 2304

Re: Be Excited ..... this time with pics ...

Hey Rem.....

What a beautiful rifle!! Everybody deserves a find like this one. Congratulations I'd say you got a real bargain at $900. How many does that make you now?

jack1653
by jack1653
Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Found a Model 81 Locally, Thinking about buying...
Replies: 9
Views: 3469

Re: Found a Model 81 Locally, Thinking about buying...

Nice looking rifle. You certainly didn't get hurt with this purchase. The wood looks really nice and you will be glad that you have the recoil pad. The scope is offset because the Remington has a top ejection and a regular mounted scope would interfere with the empty brass. Another nice feature abou...
by jack1653
Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: New pics of my Model 8
Replies: 5
Views: 3921

Re: New pics of my Model 8

Hey Gramps35, Thanks for the information. Back in the 60's I used a refinishing oil called Birchwood Oil and was wondering if it was similar since it has the name Birchwood. I recall some beautiful outcomes and the old guns still look great. I also recall how sometimes after several coats of the oil...
by jack1653
Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: New pics of my Model 8
Replies: 5
Views: 3921

Re: New pics of my Model 8

Hey Gramps,

Can you tell me more about the "True Oil" you referenced in your post?

jack1653
by jack1653
Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello! I'm new here
Replies: 5
Views: 2643

Re: Hello! I'm new here

I would like to see some pictures of that bad puppy! I am always interested in seeing the hybrids and this sounds likd a good one.

jack1653
by jack1653
Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Found a Model 81 Locally, Thinking about buying...
Replies: 9
Views: 3469

Re: Found a Model 81 Locally, Thinking about buying...

Hi walleyealx, Welcome aboard. Always good to welcome new members. The 300 Savage is a good rifle. Prices are all over the place depending on age, condition, altered, recoil pad, peep sights, iron sights, scopes. The price you stated seems very reasonable and maybe a little low. You can check GunBro...
by jack1653
Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Krieger detachable magazines
Replies: 3
Views: 2782

Re: Krieger detachable magazines

Hey Cam,

This is an excellent article!!!! I am glad to see the information about the history of the Krieger. It is very informative and it will be helpful to the membershihp. I am glad to see Pete listed as a contact person.

Jack
by jack1653
Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: pictures
Replies: 1
Views: 1946

Re: pictures

Ikeda,

Did you ever get an answer to your question about picture posting? If you still need help, I might be able to help. Email me at jack1653@att.net if you need assistance.

jack1653
by jack1653
Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: .35 Remington Stripper Clips
Replies: 9
Views: 5169

Re: .35 Remington Stripper Clips

Hey Bigsky.... I am pretty sure you got after market stripper clips. The originals are brass and there is no alteration necessary. If you can send a PM to 2verpsters, he can answer your question about filing the clip. I have bought one or two clips that were after market and mine worked fine. I thin...
by jack1653
Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: .35 Remington Stripper Clips
Replies: 9
Views: 5169

Re: .35 Remington Stripper Clips

Hey,

Check the topic "charger clips" in the Great Model 81 Woodsmater section. There is a couple of suggestions there.

jack1653
by jack1653
Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:25 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: model 8 grade 5?
Replies: 5
Views: 2867

Re: model 8 grade 5?

Hey Wes, What a beautiful rifle. It is always refreshing to see pictures of a real work of art. There are several members who can give information about your rifle. If you can get John Henwood's book, you can learn quite a bit about the engraved models. The person who is probably the best source on ...
by jack1653
Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Just Joined the Model 8 Club
Replies: 10
Views: 4600

Re: Just Joined the Model 8 Club

Hey Mitch, Thanks for the tip on the wood re-finishing. I have one rifle that I think I will try this suggestion. I have always been a fan of the Birchwood Oil process but it can be tricky and it tends to be more high gloss. I have also seen a posting somewhere that said the Arthur Fornby wood refin...
by jack1653
Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Membership Criteria
Replies: 6
Views: 2935

Membership Criteria

Dear Site Administrators: I would like to suggest that WE review the criteria for membership to the Forum. It seems to me that there are more attempts to "spam" the site than we use to experience. I personally find it frustrating to come to the forum and see all icons lit up with "New Postings" that...
by jack1653
Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Re-finishing and Re-bluing
Replies: 3
Views: 2231

Re: Re-finishing and Re-bluing

Thanks for the information. I knew I had seen the slow-rust bluing tip somewhere. I had contacted the oldwest gunsmith and when I saw their fee's I backed away. They seemed very expensive. When someone gives you options on what you want done, it concerns me because you might not choose the corrrect ...
by jack1653
Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Re-finishing and Re-bluing
Replies: 3
Views: 2231

Re-finishing and Re-bluing

Hey Guys, I have several questions about the restoration process. I am sure many of us have rifles that are in pretty good condition and we would not do anything to them that would negatively affect the value of our precious weapons. But, I happen to have a couple that certainly could use a touch up...
by jack1653
Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Trying to down load pictures
Replies: 3
Views: 1810

Re: Trying to down load pictures

Hey Floyd, Way to go Buddy!! These computers are a curse and a blessing. Your pictures look good and I like looking at the rifles. I think you will find Picasa a lot easier to use than some of the other uploading software. I just like the way Picasa allows you to manage all of you pictures in one ce...
by jack1653
Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: POE 15-shot Detachable Magazine
Replies: 0
Views: 1865

POE 15-shot Detachable Magazine

Hey Guys, I am on the hunt for equipment once again. I am looking for a Police Officer Equipment 15 shot detachable magazine in the .30 caliber. If you have a spare and would like to sell it, contact me at jack1653@att.net. If you have one and would be interested in trading for a .35 I am interested...
by jack1653
Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Guy with questions!
Replies: 1
Views: 1076

Re: New Guy with questions!

Hello Fatjack, Welcome to the forum. I think you are right about the recoil pad not being a standard issue. As far as value, you can check on GunBroker.com to get some comparative prices. Altered rifles don't tend to bring as much as unaltered but every once in a while, a real good one comes along a...
by jack1653
Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 1
Views: 1149

Re: Hello everyone

Hi Mike, Welcome aboard. It is a great site with some fellas who know all about these rifles. Jump right in with questions and pictures of the rifle. We like new items to view. You can count on good honest feedback and we aren't bashful about telling it like it is. Hope you enjoy the site and the su...
by jack1653
Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Was the .300 Savage made in the Model 8?
Replies: 5
Views: 2743

Re: Was the .300 Savage made in the Model 8?

Thanks, Mitch,

I always like getting additional information. It helps with the understanding of these rifles.

Thanks,

Jack
by jack1653
Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB Barrel Assembly for Model 81 .35
Replies: 2
Views: 1916

Re: WTB Barrel Assembly for Model 81 .35

Thanks Floyd,

I have already been there and they didn't have any. Said to check back in 60 days that they may have one. I appreciate the tip an will follow up in the time thay indicated.

Jack
by jack1653
Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member from down South
Replies: 3
Views: 1762

Re: New Member from down South

Hi Ricky, Welcome to the forum. It is good to have another good ole southern boy join me. I am from Gerogia and where do you come from? You have found a great site and a good bunch of men who like the 8's and 81's. The 35 is a good gun and you can still find ammunition at reasonable prices. If you h...
by jack1653
Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 1
Views: 1610

Re: Happy New Year

Hey Pack, It is good to hear from you. You dropped out right after I joined. Talk about paranoia. One of the reasons I joined up was the result of seeing your postings and knowledge about these tremendous rifles on some of the other forums. When I finally found this site, there was the posting that ...
by jack1653
Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Clip for 35 Model 8
Replies: 7
Views: 2647

Re: Clip for 35 Model 8

Hey Buddy,

Lots of luck in finding the clips. Many of us are looking for the clips and they are hard to find. I would almost say non-existent. Keep trying. Welcome aboard.

jack1653
by jack1653
Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB Barrel Assembly for Model 81 .35
Replies: 2
Views: 1916

WTB Barrel Assembly for Model 81 .35

Hey Guys, I am at it again and need some help. I would like to buy 2 barrel assemblies for the Model 81 in the 35 caliber. I have two decent receivers but the barrels assemblies leave much to be desired. You know the usual badly pitted barrel and poor rifling, rust and dents in the sleve, sloppy re-...
by jack1653
Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: A new guy from the Adirondacks
Replies: 3
Views: 1788

Re: A new guy from the Adirondacks

Floyd,

I forgot to mention that if you want a good resource on these rifles, buy John Henwood's book "The Great Remington Model 8 and 81". It has a wealth of information and is well illustrated.

Stripper clips are very hard to find. The last one I saw was going for $35. Good Luck.

Jack
by jack1653
Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: A new guy from the Adirondacks
Replies: 3
Views: 1788

Re: A new guy from the Adirondacks

Hey Floyd, Welcome aboard. You are among a good group of guys who love their 8's and 81's. If you have questions, ask and someone will give you an answer. I have a lot of questions and I get good feedback. A lot of the guys use photobucket to get their pictures posted. I have had difficulty getting ...