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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: 2427

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: 2427

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: 2056

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: 2010

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: 1264

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: 1288

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: 3062

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: 2169

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: 2025

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: 1770

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: 3093

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: 2169

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: 2093

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: 2093

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 ...
by jack1653
Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Left handed model 8?
Replies: 4
Views: 2984

Re: Left handed model 8?

There was one on one of the auctions a while back that had a left handed Monte Carlo stock. It just didn't look right on these old rifles. The seller indicated that they had made the changes because he was left handed and the Monte Carlo felt good. The wood on it was sure pretty!

jack1653
by jack1653
Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81A .30 with Case
Replies: 3
Views: 2492

Model 81A .30 with Case

Hey Guys, What a way to start the new year. Happy New Year To Me! Patience pays off for me and I am glad that it has been rewarded. I finally found a Model 81A .30. I have been looking for a .30 for sometime and have passed on some nice rifles. This rifle was in a private collection for over 40 year...
by jack1653
Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Another New Guy
Replies: 6
Views: 3197

Re: Another New Guy

Hi coop923,

Welcome to the site. Jump right in and take advantage of the expertise that is on this site. There is a wealth of information and a great bunch of Remington 8 & 81 lovers. Glad to have you with us.

jack1653
by jack1653
Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello! I'm new here
Replies: 5
Views: 2957

Re: Hello! I'm new here

Howdy,

Welcome aboard. There is a lot of good information here and some pretty sharp guys who know all about these Remington's. Jump right in and share what you have. If you have pictures, we always like seeing the shooters. Hope we can help you out.

jack1653
by jack1653
Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Detachable Magazines
Replies: 0
Views: 1583

Detachable Magazines

Hey Guys, I am trying to locate a detachable 15-shot Magazine for either the Model 8 or 81. I know they are to find but I can't get one unless I ask. I know the price for them are high, but I am willing to give top dollar for one to work on a project. If you know of any leads as to where one can be ...
by jack1653
Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Detachable Magazines
Replies: 0
Views: 1675

Detachable Magazines

Hey Guys, I must have too much time on my hands because I have been thinking of another project to work on and I need some advice. If I am wasting my time or compromising the integrity of the Model 8, let me know and I may stop wasting my time on this idea. I know that there are several members who ...
by jack1653
Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington spanner wrench Project ** pic heavy
Replies: 27
Views: 26698

Re: Remington spanner wrench Project ** pic heavy

Hey Cam, Good Job. I know you have to be very pleased to see the project completed. I am still expermenting with finding a suitable substitute for the nut removal. I have the Winchester wrench and it is okay. You may have seen my latest posting where I have attempted a different approach that works ...
by jack1653
Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Barrel Nut Removal Tools
Replies: 1
Views: 2664

Barrel Nut Removal Tools

Hey Guys, They say "necessity is the mother of invention" so I did it! I figured out a way to get the barrel nut off of the barrel without damaging, marking the barrel, nut or the jacket. After I had made all the measurements, I made the tool in about ten minutes. I have tried it on several of my ri...
by jack1653
Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 Serial Number 59 With Pictures
Replies: 0
Views: 1874

Model 8 Serial Number 59 With Pictures

Please note the issues about the barrel stamping and give me your thoughts and opinions. I want to acknowledge Mr. Jeff Pajtas of the "S and S HuntClub" and his brother Bob for their assistance in getting the rifle. This Remington Model 8 is serial number 59! The previous owner took great care to ta...
by jack1653
Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 .300 with detachable magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 2291

Model 81 .300 with detachable magazine

Hey Fellas, I am going to try to show some pictures of a Model 81 .300 Savage with a detachable magazine. It was thought to be a Krieger, but after close scrutiny of some pictures I sent to 81police, he determined it was not a Krieger, but an otherwise good conversion. I want to thank 81police for h...
by jack1653
Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Want to Buy Police Model
Replies: 0
Views: 2060

Want to Buy Police Model

Howdy Again, My last post looking for a rifle resulted in success, but at a price! I learned from it; You don't know until you ask. Sooooo, I am asking for your assistance again. I would like to find a Police Model 8 & 81. I have talked with 81police about this and know that I am pursuing a difficul...
by jack1653
Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Was the .300 Savage made in the Model 8?
Replies: 5
Views: 3062

Was the .300 Savage made in the Model 8?

Howdy, Here is another question from a guy who is still learning. I was talking with a guy the other day about the Remington Model 8. One thing led to another and he asked me if I had a Model 8 in the .300 Savage. I said "No, I didn't know they made a Model 8 in .300 Savage". He told me he had one. ...
by jack1653
Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Frank Hamer's Rifle
Replies: 5
Views: 4347

Re: Frank Hamer's Rifle

Hey Cam, I enjoyed reading the new information about Frank Hamer. I would think that setting the record straight is good. It certainly helps those of us interested in the history of these rifles to know what the facts are about the various options and features of the rifle. A good job of investigati...
by jack1653
Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hello! I'm new here
Replies: 2
Views: 2356

Re: Hello! I'm new here

Howdy BB,

Welcome to the group. A nice bunch of guys here that are very knowledgeble about the Remington 8 & 81's Be sure to jump right in with your questions and concerns and if you have any of these rifles, we would like to see some pictures.

jack1653
by jack1653
Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Reminton Model 8 25-35
Replies: 7
Views: 4265

Re: Reminton Model 8 25-35

Hey Guys,

Thanks for the help in locating one of these hard to find rifles. A special thanks to model8man who gave me the lead from an old Gun Broker posting. One down and many more to find.

Jack1653
by jack1653
Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: My other hobby.
Replies: 5
Views: 3827

Re: My other hobby.

Hey Robo, Birds of a feather do flock together!!! I use to do stained glass for stress release when I was working in the healthcare field. I have made several pieces and have just given them away as presents for well deserving friends and relatives. I have started a Tiffany lamp reproduction for my ...
by jack1653
Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Another new guy
Replies: 21
Views: 9508

Re: Another new guy

Hi Robopump, Welcome aboard. It is always good to get new guys with new thoughts and ideas. You have some nice looking firearms. How long have you been into the 8's and 81's? I, for one, will be looking forward to some of your tips on tearing down and cleaning these rifles. I am interested in the ol...
by jack1653
Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Reminton Model 8 25-35
Replies: 7
Views: 4265

Re: Reminton Model 8 25-35

Randy, Thanks for the reply. Do you happen to know the seller's name or code name used on Gun Broker? If I can identify the seller, I might be able to backtrack and do a search for that seller and dro[ him an email. Did you happen to ask any questions of the seller when you were bidding? I know when...
by jack1653
Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Reminton Model 8 25-35
Replies: 7
Views: 4265

Reminton Model 8 25-35

Hey Guys, I am looking for an older Model 8 that has the 25-35 on the receiver. I am told there are some out there but I haven't had much luck in locating one. I chatted with "citori" on the Cabella's forum and he indicated they are very hard to find particularly since you can't get ammunition for t...
by jack1653
Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Mod. 81 FBI
Replies: 5
Views: 4494

Re: Mod. 81 FBI

Hey Kody, What a great looking rifle. I am sure you are proud of it. I read about the FBI model in Henwood's book but it left me with more questions than answers. I will be anxious to see what you and 81police can put together on this rifle. It would be nice to know if there are other FBI issued rif...
by jack1653
Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Serial # 59 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 4734

Re: Serial # 59 for sale

Hey 81Police, Are you the new owner of this rifle? If you are, I want you to know that I feel better about the bidding process at Gun Broker. I still have reservations about the sellers reservation to answer questions and that was the main reason that I quit bidding. If you have some additional pict...
by jack1653
Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Minty 81 .300 savage/fitted case and original manual
Replies: 3
Views: 2948

Re: Minty 81 .300 savage/fitted case and original manual

Hey Mark, I have sent you an email. I look forward to hearing from you.
by jack1653
Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Serial # 59 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 4734

Re: Serial # 59 for sale

I bid on that gun! I quit at $824.30. The bidding was strange and I felt it was being run up on me. Anyway, I went past my limit given the fact that some of questions about the gun left me concerned. It was a "buy as is, no inspection and no return. I have been burnt on a few auctions like this one ...
by jack1653
Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Minty 81 .300 savage/fitted case and original manual
Replies: 3
Views: 2948

Re: Minty 81 .300 savage/fitted case and original manual

Hey Griz...Is this for sale???? I looked at the gun, but couldn't figure out how to inquire aout the web page. Any suggestions?
by jack1653
Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Gun Broker and similar sites
Replies: 4
Views: 3131

Re: Gun Broker and similar sites

Hey Guys, Thanks for the thoughts. I have been one of those NR bidders and hope that I haven't caused any difficulty. I don't know how you get rated unless you are successful in the bidding process. It seems to me that some auctions aren't as important as others and you don't run into the bidding is...
by jack1653
Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: BARREL WRENCH
Replies: 11
Views: 5768

Re: BARREL WRENCH

I'll be looking for that information when you post it.
by jack1653
Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Gun Broker and similar sites
Replies: 4
Views: 3131

Gun Broker and similar sites

Hey Guys, I am sure many of you search the web for opportunities to acquire items of interest. Have any of you had issues with Gun Broker and it's bidding process? I have had some issues with them and I don't know whether it is my inability to use their processes or if their are issues about this pa...
by jack1653
Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: BARREL WRENCH
Replies: 11
Views: 5768

Re: BARREL WRENCH

Hey, Thanks for the additional information. Every little bit helps. I am going to spend some time this winter trying to refine this tool and see if I can come up with something that all of us Remington 8 & 81 users can use. It is just hard for me to believe that there isn't something out there that ...
by jack1653
Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: BARREL WRENCH
Replies: 11
Views: 5768

Re: BARREL WRENCH

police81, Thanks for the reply. It was not my intention to question your decision and in fact I respect your reasoning. Having a friend take the time to re-create such an item like the "barrel wrench" is truly a labor of love and commitment. The thing that I do not like about the Winchester is the l...
by jack1653
Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: BARREL WRENCH
Replies: 11
Views: 5768

Re: BARREL WRENCH

I recall seeing an article about the barrel wrench in a manual about dis-assembly of the Model 8. If someone can get me the dimensions of the wrench or an acurrate facsimile of the wrench, I have someone that can fabricate a model and I would make it available, unlike the fellow in the other article...
by jack1653
Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: BARREL WRENCH
Replies: 11
Views: 5768

Re: BARREL WRENCH

If the barrel wrench is not readily available, what are people using in its place? I would hope there is something available other than a pipe wrench and vise grips!!