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by Roger
Sun May 17, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 Barrel lengh Difference
Replies: 7
Views: 3862

Re: Model 8 Barrel lengh Difference

Sir, I have never seen the w&s marking on a m-8/81 up to this point in my collecting career/hobby. I have no definitive answer to this dilema,but tend to agree with Adam about it being some after market barrel company. Since John Henwood doesn't mention this company,they may have been a small or loc...
by Roger
Wed May 13, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Woot Woot! Another Model 81 .30 Rem in the herd!
Replies: 7
Views: 3482

Re: Woot Woot! Another Model 81 .30 Rem in the herd!

Hey Adam, Congrats on your newest aquesition. It looks like you made a good deal. I had actually put it on my watch list. But after spending alot at the Tulsa gunshow,and having to buy a new trolling motor for my bassboat when the old one just stopped this last weekend. I decided to restrain myself....
by Roger
Fri May 01, 2015 4:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Great Model 8 MEET & GREET!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 14128

Re: Great Model 8 MEET & GREET!!!

Hey fellas, I've been buried with our work load since returning from the Tulsa show. But I did get to the range with my new rifles, and they both shoot lights out. The model 8-25 rem. put one of my loadings all in one hole with 5 shots. It was Winchester 760 and Speer 120 gr. PSP bullets. It shot 2 ...
by Roger
Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Throwback Thursday Picture!
Replies: 1
Views: 2117

Re: Throwback Thursday Picture!

Hey Cam, What a great photo. I'm sure glad you found it and posted it here on the forum. It looks like a winchester 1892,not an 1894. That's interesting to me because they stopped making the win.92 when the world war 2 began. There may have been a few made after it began but I don't think too many w...
by Roger
Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Great Model 8 MEET & GREET!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 14128

Re: Great Model 8 MEET & GREET!!!

Hey fellas,. My first trip to the Tulsa Gunshow,was certainly an eye opening experience for me. I picked up 2 quality pieces today. One is pictured in the picture with Cameron,Jack, and I. It's a 25 rem. Model 8 with the top tang rifle buttplate, which is similar to the standard Winchester rifle cre...
by Roger
Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel Not Returning To Battery
Replies: 6
Views: 3270

Re: Barrel Not Returning To Battery

Sir, I once owned a 300 savage m-81 that had a similar issue and figured out that the recoil spring inside the barrel jacket had some how been bent on the end that seated against the barrel nut washer. It was sticking out between the barrel and washer,which was worn enuf to allow the end of the spri...
by Roger
Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Great Model 8 MEET & GREET!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 14128

Re: Great Model 8 MEET & GREET!!!

Hey Cam,
I'll text or call when we get to our hotel friday night. Hope to see you guys this weekend. I'm starting to get excited now. I have a long want list,but I know sometimes it's like chasing a ghost.
Roger
by Roger
Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: School Me On My Model 8
Replies: 10
Views: 4755

Re: School Me On My Model 8

Sir, Most reliable sources/manuals say that the reloading data for the Winchester lever calibers will work OK with the remington auto calibers. For example 30/30 wcf =30 remington; 25/35wcf=25remington; 32 win.spec.=32 remington. I have used these reload formulas successfully when loading for target...
by Roger
Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Newcomer with an FN 1900
Replies: 37
Views: 17738

Re: Newcomer with an FN 1900

Awesome!! My first love was always the Auto 5 shotgun.
Thanks Cam,
Roger
by Roger
Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Great Model 8 MEET & GREET!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 14128

Re: Great Model 8 MEET & GREET!!!

Hey Jack, Thanks so much for trying to put this together for those members who'll be attending the Tulsa gunshow,like me. I'll call you guys first thing friday night when we drive in to Tulsa. Maybe we can work out a meeting somewhere either friday or Saturday night. Heck, I'm sure my 2 sons who are...
by Roger
Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: My New-To-Me Model 8
Replies: 4
Views: 2917

Re: My New-To-Me Model 8

Sir,
Very cool m-8. I own several 30-30 rem. Model 8s. Two are round knob pistol grips. Yours looks great to me,this is the condition I like the best. Have some fun with it.!!
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 History: Easter Rising 1916
Replies: 5
Views: 3723

Re: FN 1900 History: Easter Rising 1916

Hey Cameron,
How very cool this rifle and story are. Thanks for sharing.
Roger
by Roger
Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:53 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 8A "Factory Checkered"
Replies: 19
Views: 7355

Re: Model 8A "Factory Checkered"

Hey fellas, I have to agree with Jack on the extra screw in the bottom tang. I own 8 round knob pistol grip model 8 s,and only one of them has the extra screw. I think we may have covered that subject before on this forum. Bob,I think your assessment of the pitting under the safety lever is probably...
by Roger
Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 8A "Factory Checkered"
Replies: 19
Views: 7355

Re: Model 8A "Factory Checkered"

Thank you Cam for your prompt response. Upon further inspection of the pics posted, I would have to agree with you. It does look like there is pitting under the safety lever ,that's been blued over. The color of the bluing can be deceiving because of photo lighting,so, yes,without the gun in hand it...
by Roger
Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:06 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 8A "Factory Checkered"
Replies: 19
Views: 7355

Re: Model 8A "Factory Checkered"

Hey fellas, I'd like some members to chime in here on this rifle. I'm in the market for an A grade with checkered wood or a C grade model 8. I'm not seeing anything in these pics to make a metal reblue obvious. I'd like some other opinions if anyone here is willing to oblige. The wood may be redone,...
by Roger
Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Henwood's book, anyone else buy it?
Replies: 17
Views: 6645

Re: Henwood's book, anyone else buy it?

Sir, John Henwood's book is pretty much the bible/only definitive work, about the Model 8/81 remingtons. I've owned my book for a long time(15 or more years). I look at it when ever I need an answer to a question that has me stumped. However,since becoming a member of this forum, I'll admit that I d...
by Roger
Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Newcomer with an FN 1900
Replies: 37
Views: 17738

Re: Newcomer with an FN 1900

Yes, mine does look like the ones in the pics on the website.
Roger
by Roger
Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Newcomer with an FN 1900
Replies: 37
Views: 17738

Re: Newcomer with an FN 1900

Sir my FN has aknurled bushing/grommet and a much larger headed screw. I can only speculate whether mine is original. I don't know how to post pics on this forum, but I'm sure that there must be a photo of a correct forearm screw some where in this website.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Newcomer with an FN 1900
Replies: 37
Views: 17738

Re: Newcomer with an FN 1900

Sir, Congrats on your find. This is the true holy grail of our model 8/81 collecting. I was very lucky to acquire an FN 1900 rifle about a year ago. I had lusted after the FN 1900 for 25 years.when it arrived at my friend's gundealership and I went to pick it up, it was like a surreal event for me. ...
by Roger
Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which do you like better and why?
Replies: 5
Views: 2176

Re: Which do you like better and why?

I have a good number of both types. I think the Lyman sight is easier to adjust. But the Marbles sight stay put and stays adjusted better and longer. It's really a wash for me.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Barrel switch. How easily can one change calibers?
Replies: 7
Views: 3238

Re: Barrel switch. How easily can one change calibers?

Hey guys, I agree with Jack and curdog about the 25 Cal. Springs. They are different. However I don't believe that the 35 Cal. Springs are the same as the30/32 Cal. springs. I'm only going by my own experience though,and assuming anything when it comes to old guns can be a mistake. Thanks for your t...
by Roger
Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:14 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Barrel switch. How easily can one change calibers?
Replies: 7
Views: 3238

Re: Barrel switch. How easily can one change calibers?

Sir, It isn't that easy. And yes, 30 rem to 300 savage is insane. Every spring in the model 8/81 s is fitted to the correct caliber and task that it must perform. Remember that JMB designed this rifle as a parallel design with the Auto-5 shotgun in about 1900. Things such as caliber interchange, did...
by Roger
Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:35 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: info on the Marbles r6 peep sight that i just recieved.
Replies: 4
Views: 3645

Re: info on the Marbles r6 peep sight that i just recieved.

Sir, You do have a desirable sight there. There is a small 90 degree looking latch that when pulled on,will release the sight to the upright position. It's in front of the stem, between the mounting bracket and the sight stem itself. I hope this helps you. And yes I'm interested in buying your sight...
by Roger
Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Great Model 8 MEET & GREET!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 14128

Re: Great Model 8 MEET & GREET!!!

I just booked our rooms today. One step closer for me.
Roger
by Roger
Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Great Model 8 MEET & GREET!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 14128

Re: Great Model 8 MEET & GREET!!!

My plan is to be there also. My son's are planing on taking me there for my 60th birthday party!! I've wanted to go to this show for thirty plus years. We've had plans to go before,but being self employed, it has just never worked out. It may not work out this time either,but I'm looking forward to ...
by Roger
Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Our Ladies still in the News: Rifle Magazine Jan 15
Replies: 5
Views: 3706

Re: Our Ladies still in the News: Rifle Magazine Jan 15

If it's on the internet it has to be true,right?
Roger
by Roger
Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: bullet profile HELP!
Replies: 5
Views: 2399

Re: bullet profile HELP!

Sir,
I might consider just trimming my brass back to fit the cannelure. I know that hornady bullets of certain types and calibers require brass trimming under the Normal trim length. I don't know if this will help,but it's just a thought.
Roger
by Roger
Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: model 8 #106
Replies: 12
Views: 5678

Re: model 8 #106

Sir,
My opinion is that you have a nice example of an extremely early M-8. I think you are very lucky to have her. I'm jealous for sure. I only have one early "engraved caliber" M-8 out of 40 plus M-8/81s. They are truly rare birds.
Thanks for posting more pics,
Roger
by Roger
Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel rust removel
Replies: 3
Views: 2261

Re: Barrel rust removel

Sir, I would never suggest that anyone reblue any collectable firearm. There's a product called the Frontier Big 45 ,it's a steel wool type pad, but really isn't steel wool. It's the very best rust removal product that i know of. It looks like your rifle is a very early m8. Probably 1st year ,maybe ...
by Roger
Thu Dec 25, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Model 8 Merry Christmas 2014!
Replies: 5
Views: 2709

Re: Model 8 Merry Christmas 2014!

Merry Christmas, to all our members here on the model 8/81 forum!! May God bless you each and every one.
Happy Holidays,
Roger
by Roger
Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:31 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 8 E Xmas present
Replies: 5
Views: 3045

Re: Model 8 E Xmas present

Some people have all the good luck. Congrats on a great find. If there is an engraved m-8 anywhere in this state, I've never been made aware of it's presence. Model 8s in general, are extremely difficult to come by here in Iowa. If I had relied on the marketplace here, my model 8/81 collection would...
by Roger
Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:21 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: dry firing a model 8
Replies: 6
Views: 3111

Re: dry firing a model 8

Good advice. I believe it will also work with the Auto 5 shotgun, which has the same type trigger system. Some more proof of JMB genius.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Police on GB
Replies: 2
Views: 1781

Re: Police on GB

Hey phyrbird, Thanks for the posting. It's quite interesting to see these police guns in their correct state. However,this one is a little worse than freckled. If this were any other gun, I would rate it at about 30-35 %. However,considering the rarity of these pieces, it might be a little more desi...
by Roger
Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New Replacement Wood
Replies: 3
Views: 2365

Re: New Replacement Wood

Sir,
The round knob model 8 stocks won't work on the model 81 . The the lower tangs are a completely different bend.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: rate of twist on my Model 81 in 300 Savage
Replies: 3
Views: 1994

Re: rate of twist on my Model 81 in 300 Savage

Panzerman,
I don't remember which ones I emailed to you but will get some proven loads together and re mail them. I'll include some for several bullet weights/type etc. Give me a few days though. Also I may not have your email address anymore.
Roger
by Roger
Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: screw for a Lyman 1A peep sight for Model 8.
Replies: 1
Views: 1285

Re: screw for a Lyman 1A peep sight for Model 8.

Sir,
Our fellow member/friend Robopump, has one listed on Gunbroker right now this minute. Check it out.
Roger
by Roger
Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 38-55 reloading help
Replies: 11
Views: 3996

Re: 38-55 reloading help

Wow, that is really weird. But you learn new things every day.I need to check and see what brand of brass that was,in that ultramax box of ammo I first bought, when i had chambering issues with my 1894 src. Funny thing is,when I loaded that brass with the sierra 200 gr. .375 s they worked perfectly....
by Roger
Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:01 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!
Replies: 39
Views: 24430

Re: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!

Hey Caber, Thanks so much for posting these pics of your family heirloom. I really appreciate your efforts to share your piece of family history with us here on the forum. I wouldn't know why Remington wouldn't have made a detachable magazine as an option on the m-8/81. They had many extras as optio...
by Roger
Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Guy Here
Replies: 1
Views: 1414

Re: New Guy Here

Welcome aboard, You'll find that the members here are friendly and helpful. If you need help or have any questions,just ask,and someone will be glad to help you if possible. We're always glad to have more members who are interested in these important pieces of semi auto rifle history in the USA. JMB...
by Roger
Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: 38-55 reloading help
Replies: 11
Views: 3996

Re: 38-55 reloading help

Hey Jim,
Thanks for the tip on the. 375 bullets. I contacted the seller and will be able to buy whatever amount of them I want to start testing.I'll be putting together an order soon.
Thanks again,
Roger
by Roger
Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!
Replies: 39
Views: 24430

Re: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!

Me too!!!
Roger
by Roger
Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Is 35 remington leverevolution safe to use in a model 81?
Replies: 8
Views: 5882

Re: Is 35 remington leverevolution safe to use in a model 81

Sir, Sarge is absolutely correct. We have discussed this subject here before. But to re do my response from earlier, I have used leverevolution ammo in all my 35 Rem. 8/81s. It has been accurate beyond any expectation and kills deer dead as a hammer. Unless your rifle is in questionable condition,(a...
by Roger
Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: 38-55 reloading help
Replies: 11
Views: 3996

Re: 38-55 reloading help

Sir, Thanks for your tip. Really though,I've paid. 43@.44 cents apiece for the Sierras,when I've found them. They are designed for the. 375 win. Cartridge. I need to contact this seller to see what the minimum amount of the .375 diameter bullets I can buy.I'm really stunned at how the 38/55 is all o...
by Roger
Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 38-55 reloading help
Replies: 11
Views: 3996

Re: 38-55 reloading help

Sir, I had the same type problem with some loaded ammo I purchased at a gunshow. It was in an Ultramax box but I have no idea if it was factory loaded or not. I was trying to chamber it into my Winchester 1894 SRC in 38/55 wcf. I pulled all 20 bullets and they measured. 379 I then reloaded them with...
by Roger
Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:49 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Central Michigan
Replies: 3
Views: 1903

Re: Hello from Central Michigan

Sir, Welcome aboard. You'll find the members here to be helpful and friendly. To answer your question, then25,30,32 Cal. M-8 bolts/extractors are all the same size. Some however aren't marked at all,which can be even more confusing. It would be normal for your 32 Cal. To have the 30 marking on the b...
by Roger
Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Peep up or down
Replies: 6
Views: 3201

Re: Peep up or down

Phrybird, I just know it's easier to see the deer with the aperture removed. For me anyway,it's the best answer. My vision just isn't very good anymore,so it isn't easy for me to focus on so much stuff while hunting deer. It also makes it so much easier to focus on the front sight, which is most imp...
by Roger
Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 8 tang sight??? and stock
Replies: 3
Views: 2246

Re: Model 8 tang sight??? and stock

Hey sarge,
Looks like a Lyman peep for a winchester lever. I can't remember which model the D code would be for. It could also be for a Marlin lever too.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:54 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Peep up or down
Replies: 6
Views: 3201

Re: Peep up or down

Sir, I don't know if you will hunt or target shoot with your rifle. I own lots of peep sights on my rem. 8/81s and win. Levers. But I take the apertures out of mine when i hunt deer. That seems to work the best for me when hunting. I put them back on for target shooting,which is most of the shooting...
by Roger
Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Is 35 remington ammo always so hard to find?
Replies: 2
Views: 2266

Re: Is 35 remington ammo always so hard to find?

Sir,I have to concur with sarge. However, I recently saw several boxes of remington factory ammo in 35 Rem. at a local retailer here in central Iowa. They are gone now,because I was just there again this last week. I'm really sorry that I didn't buy them all when I had a chance. I have been reloadin...
by Roger
Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:55 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: My elusive 8
Replies: 11
Views: 5884

Re: My elusive 8

Sir, Welcome aboard. It's good to see new members who are interested in rem. M8/81s. They truly are an important part of the evolution of the rifle in the USA. Your rifle looks to be a great example of the m.8. Your special order sights are of interest to me, because I shoot and hunt with my model 8...