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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: 3624

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: 2660

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: 12201

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: 1574

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: 8125

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: 8125

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: 3095

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: 7495

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: 9582

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: 1800

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: 2119

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: 4521

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: 2330

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: 4521

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: 10479

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: 3362

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: 5291

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: 5291

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: 2632

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: 5291

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: 4297

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: 2468

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: 2556

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: 2670

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: 4191

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: 2663

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: 6063

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: 3120

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: 4529

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: 14175

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: 6063

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: 3406

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...
by Roger
Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Hornady FTX Bullets
Replies: 2
Views: 1815

Re: Hornady FTX Bullets

aFellas, I've used hornady ftx bullets and leverevolution powder with great success in a wide variety of calibers and guns. These would include handguns and rifles both. I've also used ftx bullets with BL-C2 powder too. The dead deer I've shot certainly wouldn't argue with the effectiveness of these...
by Roger
Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN for sale on Gunbroker ends 3/24/2014
Replies: 14
Views: 6063

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

Thanks again guys, Hey Jerry, my son's messenger gun needs some restoration work,which I'm generally against,but not on this particular piece. As you well know,they're really rare. So it deserves to be restored. All it takes is money,which is in short supply at my son's house. But at least he has on...
by Roger
Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:57 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN for sale on Gunbroker ends 3/24/2014
Replies: 14
Views: 6063

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

Thanks guys, I'm really hoping for a good outcome on this deal. I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on it next week. I'm sure i'll have some questions for you guys since it's my first and only FN1900. It'll feel right at home in my gunroom though with all my Auto 5 shotguns.My oldest son ...
by Roger
Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:16 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN for sale on Gunbroker ends 3/24/2014
Replies: 14
Views: 6063

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

Well fellow members, After waffling around for about 2 days, I finally pulled the trigger on the buy it now button for this FN1900 auction. This is the holy grail of m-8/81 collecting,and I hope this all works out for me. Time will tell.I'll keep you all informed as to the progress of this transacti...
by Roger
Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:29 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 35 Rem Stripper Clip Alternative
Replies: 13
Views: 5991

Re: Model 8 35 Rem Stripper Clip Alternative

Hey fellas, My experience with hornady leverevolution ammo is pretty extensive. I've used it in factory loadings,and reloaded many calibers with the bullets and powder.In most of my rifles,they have all been quite accurate and very deadly on deer.I've used factory rounds in 35 rem.-32 win.spec.-and ...
by Roger
Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:18 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: This Model 8 was headed for the dumpster!
Replies: 11
Views: 6083

Re: This Model 8 was headed for the dumpster!

Sir,
Welcome aboard and Congrats on a stroke of unbelievable luck. Your rifle may be a M-8C or else a M-8 A with checkered wood. I can't tell from the posted pics,but in either case , it is a rare piece of American gun history.
Have fun shooting and " playing" with it.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:05 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Count me in
Replies: 15
Views: 5015

Re: Count me in

Sir, Welcome aboard. I can't believe that you just walked into some gunshops and found a 25 Cal. M-8@ a M-8D 32 Cal. for sale!! I don't know where you are from,but here in Iowa, you never see any M-8/81 s anywhere. I'm the only guy here in central Iowa,who even cares or knows anything about them. We...
by Roger
Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Vintage Deer Hunting Picture with two Remington Model 8's
Replies: 5
Views: 5011

Re: Vintage Deer Hunting Picture with two Remington Model 8'

Hey there S@S Huntclub, What a great photo of deer hunters from yesteryear. And i have to agree with Cameron about their taste in rifles. The one guy on the end appears to have a Savage 1899. But I truly love my 6 round knob pistol grip m-8 s. There's just something cool about them,and for me ,it's ...
by Roger
Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:18 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New guy
Replies: 6
Views: 2506

Re: New guy

Sir, You've come to the right place. Welcome aboard. You'll find very helpful and knowledgeable people here on this forum. If you reload for these rifles ,you'll also find helpful info from the members. Just ask if you need any help or just want to open a discussion on a certain subject.. Thanks for...
by Roger
Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Long wait for brass
Replies: 26
Views: 14175

Re: Long wait for brass

Hey Jerry, You might be on to something here. I personally would buy several hundred 30 remington brass or 32 or 25 for that matter. I reload all 3 calibers. I've reformed all 3 also from other brass. Let's see if anyone else considers this a good idea. Quality cartridge might be more receptive than...
by Roger
Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Rare tang sight.
Replies: 10
Views: 5313

Re: Rare tang sight.

Hey fellas, Here's a special thank you to Bob and Jeff for posting these pics for me. Please feel free to give an opinion on what it may belong on. It is possible that it has been bent to fit the rem. M-8 receiver back. I couldn't really say. It's very old,and has been on this m-8 for a very long ti...
by Roger
Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:20 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Rare tang sight.
Replies: 10
Views: 5313

Re: Rare tang sight.

Hey Bob and Jeff, Thanks for your help. I'll get those off to you in an email. It may take a few days to get them transferred to a computer from my phone,but I'll do it asap.I'm anxious to find out some opinions on this sight. I've never seen one like it before. I've even wondered if someone may hav...
by Roger
Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Rare tang sight.
Replies: 10
Views: 5313

Re: Rare tang sight.

Fellow members,
I need to ask for some assistance in posting pictures of my marbles tang sight. If i can text them to someone then that's the easiest for me to do.Otherwise I can email them to someone.I think you members will find this sight very interesting.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:51 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: 1926 model 8 obsession!
Replies: 4
Views: 2141

Re: 1926 model 8 obsession!

Sir, Welcome aboard. I've got some family heirloom guns, and they are extremely important to me. I'm glad you were able to inherit your Dad's model 8. My best guess as to why your gun is jamming,would be that it needs a good thorough cleaning and re-lubing. Sarge is quite knowlegable when it comes t...
by Roger
Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Rare tang sight.
Replies: 10
Views: 5313

Re: Rare tang sight.

Hey fellas, My sight appears to be a very early Marbles. It has no markings on the underside of the mounting base. It is marked with a 02/03 patent date, and MSA Co.(marbles safety axe Co.) That's all it says on it. I've taken some photos of it,but will need some one to post them for me on the forum...
by Roger
Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Sighthound is off the hook, it is Roger's fault this time.
Replies: 4
Views: 2604

Re: Sighthound is off the hook, it is Roger's fault this tim

Hey Rob, I've got quite a few early m-8 s with that type barrel address,so I'll need to check to see if any of them have that #1 missing from the patent dates. You have a great eye for detail to have picked up on this oddity. Thanks for this post too. I feel that this 25/35 m-8 went a little higher ...
by Roger
Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: More proofmark questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2856

Re: More proofmark questions

Sir, I'm not there with the rifle ,but the picture suggests to me that it wasn't cut. It looks like to me that they installd the pad over the curve on the butt of the stock. I'm not in a position to check one of my m-81 s to see how long it should be, but they wouldn't have cut it in a curved fashio...
by Roger
Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:53 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: More proofmark questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2856

Re: More proofmark questions

Sir, Welcome aboard and thanks for the pics of your m-81. It looks good from here in iowa.We've had weeks of roller coaster weather. 30-40 degrees then to 10-20 below zero,all within 24 hrs. It's very hard to adjust to those wild temperature swings. We actually had to skip 2 of our hi power deer sea...