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by Roger
Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Police on GB
Replies: 2
Views: 1998

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: 2623

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: 2233

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: 1466

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: 4648

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: 28597

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: 1609

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: 4648

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: 28597

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: 7177

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: 4648

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: 4648

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: 2183

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: 3629

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: 2524

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: 3629

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: 2462

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: 6753

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...
by Roger
Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:04 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Need an experienced gunsmith near Ohio
Replies: 7
Views: 4164

Re: Need an experienced gunsmith near Ohio

Hey Cameron, Thanks for this posting. It's always good to have an experienced gunsmith as a go to guy. These are wonderful pieces of gun history in our great country. But they were somewhat limited in their production numbers. So you're sure right about people having limited experience working on th...
by Roger
Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:09 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB: Remington model 8 in .35 Remington
Replies: 3
Views: 3030

Re: WTB: Remington model 8 in .35 Remington

Sir,
If you send me an email,we can discuss your desire to buy a m.8 in 35 rem. I have one I might let go. Shipping isn't too much of a problem for me. My email address is located below in my address box.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 1908 Model 8 with 1935 jacket: my first 8
Replies: 33
Views: 13915

Re: 1908 Model 8 with 1935 jacket: my first 8

Hey Adam,
What an improvement you've made. It makes me feel proud that you cared enuf about this old war horse to bring her all the way back. I only did the first part of it. You really finished the job. Great work, and go blast off some ammo!!!
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: 30 remington shell holder
Replies: 2
Views: 1790

30 remington shell holder

I'm sure that some of you know this already,but I learned about it this morning. Quite by accident I discovered that 30,32,@25 remington brass will fit nicely in my Colt 38 Super Auto shell holder. I don't know if this is a case of accidental luck. But I do know that both guns were designed by JMB. ...
by Roger
Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Rem 8 35Rem GB $299!
Replies: 20
Views: 9265

Re: Rem 8 35Rem GB $299!

Hey fellas,
My oldest son has a C@R license, but I've always avoided it because I don't want any government agency to be able to come see my guns at the drop of a hat. That's just one thing to consider.
Thanks for your time ,
Roger
by Roger
Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Rem 8 35Rem GB $299!
Replies: 20
Views: 9265

Re: Rem 8 35Rem GB $299!

Sir, I fully understand about finding FFL dealers that are willing to help you with gun transfers. And usually they want to gouge you for transfer fees. Some places here in Iowa, now charge as much as 75.00 for a FFL transfer. I was lucky enuf to find a dealer who does it for me for 25.00,and he act...
by Roger
Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Too drool For Grade F
Replies: 6
Views: 3522

Re: Too drool For Grade F

Hey fellas, This is one beautiful model 8! The Rock Island auction is quite a massive operation. They've been selling quality pieces for a long time now. They are located only 3 hrs. from my hometown in Iowa. I've purchased some pieces from them back a few years ago ,but not recently. The problem wi...
by Roger
Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: 25 rem primer problem?
Replies: 15
Views: 8519

Re: 25 rem primer problem?

Sir, I'm not sure this story would even correlate to your problem, but I thought I'd just throw it out there to"chew" on anyway. A long time ago, when I first tried to re-form 33 wcf from 45/70 gov., I annealed the cases for too long and down too far with the flame of the torch on to the area that w...
by Roger
Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:56 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Any way to improve accuracy on my 35Rem Mod 81?
Replies: 19
Views: 11145

Re: Any way to improve accuracy on my 35Rem Mod 81?

Sir, I've been able to trace some M-8/81 to worn or poor fitting barrel nuts,(just as phyrbird said). This is after massive testing and bench time with these fine old rifles. I've fired literally thousands of rounds thru these m-8/81 s. There is no caliber that seems to be worse than any other. If y...
by Roger
Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Factory checkered Model 8
Replies: 2
Views: 1994

Re: Factory checkered Model 8

Hey Cam, I tend to agree with you about the highly figured wood. My guess would be that this might be a C-grade gun.However, if this were a winchester lever gun it could have been ordered with "extra figure wood" and or checkered wood on an otherwise standard rifle. If you had the money,they would b...
by Roger
Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: new guy greetings from Idaho
Replies: 5
Views: 2432

Re: new guy greetings from Idaho

Sir, Welcome aboard! We love to share our love of these great rifles with others. I agree with sarge on the redo of your family heirloom m-8. It looks good in the pics you posted. Have fun with it and enjoy the memories it gives you of your family members. I have 3 of my my Grandfather's guns and fe...
by Roger
Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I wonder if John Browning would Approve ?
Replies: 10
Views: 5227

Re: I wonder if John Browning would Approve ?

Hey Adam, I have done a speed-load conversion on a standard 16 Auto-5 browning. I made it(late 40s x-series pre-war type safety) into my deer hunting shotgun. I swapped the trigger plate for a sweet sixteen post -war rear safety version at the same time. I tapped the back of the receiver to accept o...
by Roger
Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: * *NEW PAGE: Remington's Aerial Autoloader
Replies: 2
Views: 2601

Re: * *NEW PAGE: Remington's Aerial Autoloader

Hey Cameron, This is really good work on your part. I've never heard of these stories, so I'm grateful to you for bringing them to light here on our forum. That must have been an exciting time,during the fledgeling development of semi automatic firearms. And our hero JMB was right at the heart of it...
by Roger
Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I wonder if John Browning would Approve ?
Replies: 10
Views: 5227

Re: I wonder if John Browning would Approve ?

Hey fellas, Being a Browning Auto 5 collector for the last 35 + yrs. ,I'm a stickler for original only A-5s. But on the cool factor scale this is high up the scale. It also makes the A-5 more effective for modern day house protection. And by the way Sarge, I'm wondering if you have any of those 30 r...
by Roger
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Angry as heck, gun shop issues.
Replies: 26
Views: 12023

Re: Angry as heck, gun shop issues.

Here,here!!! I'm sure glad you got your rifle back. The fact that it looks good makes it all the better. Congrats on a happy ending to a potentially bad situation.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:17 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Range report 32 Rem reloads and my Model 8
Replies: 6
Views: 3801

Re: Range report 32 Rem reloads and my Model 8

Hey Joe,
That's pretty good shooting for 50 yds. with iron sights. I don't even shoot past 25 yds. any more because my vision is so bad. I'd like to post some pics of my FN1900 rifle targets that I've shot.
Maybe I'll get it done one of these days.
Thanks Roger
by Roger
Fri May 30, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: One more payment and this is mine!
Replies: 11
Views: 6062

Re: One more payment and this is mine!

Sir, Upon closer inspection of your post link for the rifle you bought, I can see it already has a williams receiver sight attached to it. This requires 2 extra holes to be drilled and tapped in order to mount it . The damage is already done. In my humble opinion, it will not lower your gun's value ...
by Roger
Fri May 30, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: One more payment and this is mine!
Replies: 11
Views: 6062

Re: One more payment and this is mine!

Sir, I'm sorry but I was mistaken. The only tapped rifles I have are model 8 s,and pieces I won't sell.
Thanks for your time ,
Roger
by Roger
Wed May 28, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: 1st year production Remington Autoloading Rifle, .35rem
Replies: 4
Views: 2963

Re: 1st year production Remington Autoloading Rifle, .35rem

Sir, If you would send me an email,we may be able to work something out. My email address is in my signature box below. Thanks,
Roger
by Roger
Wed May 28, 2014 4:25 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: One more payment and this is mine!
Replies: 11
Views: 6062

Re: One more payment and this is mine!

My opinion is,that Imfuncity is absolutely right. Don't drill it. I too would trade you one that's already tapped.
Roger
by Roger
Tue May 20, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello Model 8 Forum
Replies: 8
Views: 4811

Re: Hello Model 8 Forum

Sir,really Your rifle is very cool. Anyone would be proud to own it in my opinion. It has a highly desirable Lyman tang peep sight, and also the fairly scarse top tang rifle type buttplate. These buttplates are not too often seen today on model 8s. It also has the "Whelen "type fluted stock, which s...
by Roger
Sun May 18, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Action spring plug
Replies: 6
Views: 2864

Re: Action spring plug

Sir,. I've often thought the same thing,but it was JMB designed to be that way. I'm sure that at the turn of the century(1900s),it was cheaper and easier to use wood for the plug. In 30+ yrs. of collecting ,I've never seen or had any problems with those wooden plugs. Actually pretty amazing when you...
by Roger
Sat May 17, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: P proof marks without flaming bomb stamps Rem 11/Savage 720
Replies: 3
Views: 2872

Re: P proof marks without flaming bomb stamps Rem 11/Savage

Hey Adam,
Unfortunately my opinion would be that Jerry (sighthound) would have known the answer to this question. I only wish he we're still around to answer it. Sorry if I sound like an idiot,but I miss his input and posts here on this forum.
Roger
by Roger
Tue May 13, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Email Scam
Replies: 6
Views: 3069

Re: Email Scam

Hey fellas, Since I'm fairly new to the computer, I responded to the email from these crooks only by asking what I could possibly do from here in Iowa. They sent me a ridiculous response asking for 1550.00 . I knew in my mind that Jack would not be emailing me for money but my curiosity got the best...
by Roger
Tue May 13, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member and Model 8 owner!
Replies: 11
Views: 4876

Re: New member and Model 8 owner!

Sir, Welcome to our forum/website. We are pretty big fans of John M Browning here for sure. My own collection is centered around his I genius designed firearms. Colts,Winchesters,Remingtons,and Brownings are all included in my herd. My own collecting also started with the Auto 5 shotgun, and lots of...
by Roger
Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: load data for 25 rem
Replies: 5
Views: 3025

Re: load data for 25 rem

Hey fellas, I've got quite a bit of 25 rem. reloading experience and have found that some of these older rifles,25 rem included, actually like slower burning powders. Namely winchester 760, which I now load all my 25 rem. Loads with. I only have 2 -model 8 s in 25 rem.,but they both shoot pretty wel...
by Roger
Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN for sale on Gunbroker ends 3/24/2014
Replies: 14
Views: 7059

Re: FN for sale on Gunbroker ends 3/24/2014

Fellow members, My new FN 1900(new to me) went on it's first trip to the range this morning. From the looks of the dried oil/turned to varnish,that was on the inside of everything,it hadn't been fired in a long time. I cleaned it up as best as I dared and oiled it up well. It seemed to dry function ...
by Roger
Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:52 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Does anyone here reload .32 Remington?
Replies: 5
Views: 3509

Re: Does anyone here reload .32 Remington?

Sir, I reload and hunt with 32rem. I use it in both rem.m-8@81 s. It's a great deer caliber. Send me an email and i'll be glad to discuss it with you.
Roger
by Roger
Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sad news
Replies: 9
Views: 5197

Re: Sad news

Complete shock and sorrow is all I can say about how I felt when i read Mitch's post about our friend and fellow collector sighthound . I always felt a real connection with Jerry King because of our common interest in the Auto 5 shotguns. And I always enjoyed reading his posts and responces on this ...
by Roger
Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Long wait for brass
Replies: 26
Views: 15730

Re: Long wait for brass

Sir,
Please count me in for any testing you need done. I have rifles in all 5 calibers. I reload them all. I'm always at the range shooting/testing. My email address is listed below in my address box.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN for sale on Gunbroker ends 3/24/2014
Replies: 14
Views: 7059

Re: FN for sale on Gunbroker ends 3/24/2014

Hey fellow members, My latest bout with jackitis arrived safely today. I'm like a little boy on Christmas morning. I just can't believe that I truly own an FN 1900 rifle after a lifetime of collecting JMB designed guns. It's in about the same condition as I expected from the posted pictures on gunbr...
by Roger
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Hornady 200gr FTX Lever Evolution Ammo?
Replies: 8
Views: 3936

Re: Hornady 200gr FTX Lever Evolution Ammo?

Fellas, Some of these m-8/81s seem to like slower burning powders. Win.760,and Leverevolution powders are two I can think of right now.Try these out on your old model 8. Every part of the loading will effect the accuracy of that particular loading too. Phrybird is right about the Colt 1911 pistols a...