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by Roger
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 33
Views: 178016

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

Sir, great work on this family heirloom rifle. I hope it brings you many hours of pleasure in the future. I'm sure it will function perfectly. They usually do. JMB was a true American genius.
Thanks for your time, Roger
by Roger
Wed May 16, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?
Replies: 12
Views: 7389

Re: Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?

Hey Rob,
I'm sure glad you got this beautiful rifle. Those 30/30 caliber engraved pieces are quite scarce. I can't remember ever seeing one in person! I own one of the 35 caliber engraved pieces, and would like to get an engraved caliber 30 some day.Congrats again.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Sun May 13, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8
Replies: 33
Views: 178016

Re: Restoring Great Grandfather’s Model 8

Welcome aboard,Sir. You'll find the membership here to be friendly and helpful. I'm very glad to see you take an interest in prolonging the life of your family heirloom rifle. I've been lucky enough to inherit my grandfather's 3 guns. Nothing from the other side of the family,nor anything from my gr...
by Roger
Fri May 04, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?
Replies: 12
Views: 7389

Re: Very early 30-30 Rem-Did I pay too much?

Hey Rob, It looks like you may have a good one. I can't tell from the picture s but it appears to have the caliber engraved on the barrel jacket extension. Those are very hard to come by. Did you pay too much? I think you did fine. Hopefully it hasn't been reblued or messed with.Congrats on a great ...
by Roger
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from Oklahoma
Replies: 6
Views: 3538

Re: New member from Oklahoma

My sons and I had planned to go. But once again our work has ruined our plans. I sure wish that I lived that close to Tulsa gunshow.Then I could go no matter what. We are 7-8 hrs away. Hopefully in November!
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New from Iowa
Replies: 2
Views: 2024

Re: New from Iowa

Sir,
I've been collecting JMB designed firearms for a long time.Ive been a member of this forum for several years now.The members are friendly and helpful. I'm also from Iowa,so you are the first member that I know of that is from the Hawkeye state. Welcome aboard.
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 c finally
Replies: 10
Views: 6455

Re: Model 8 c finally

Hey there Jack,
Thank you for your kind words.I couldn't be happier than I already am with this rifle. Unfortunately our weather here in Iowa hasn't allowed me to take it to the range for testing. Maybe soon.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 c finally
Replies: 10
Views: 6455

Re: Model 8 c finally

Hey Rob, it's great to hear from you. I bid on one of your auctions. Hope to win it.And Carl, I sent a buttplate photo to Cam. Maybe he will post it. I didn't take any pictures of the grip cap,but I will say it is UMC marked. The serial number of this rifle falls right in the pigeon hole for 1910-19...
by Roger
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 c finally
Replies: 10
Views: 6455

Re: Model 8 c finally

Hey fellas, It was a difficult year in 2017. I have not been able to find much time for this forum. My father has dimmentia now,and we have had to sell everything, including our land/farm etc. in Madison county.Just to support him,as he is now in assisted living in town. He fell on concrete last Mar...
by Roger
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 c finally
Replies: 10
Views: 6455

Model 8 c finally

Hey fellas, I recently purchased a Remington model 8C,in 32 Rem. It's a round knob , with a pistol grip cap. That work may have been done at the factory,or not. Hard to say at this point. It's got 3 special order sights. Also may have been done at the factory. At this point, who's to say. The buttst...
by Roger
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A GREAT 8 Christmas 2017!!
Replies: 6
Views: 3582

Re: A GREAT 8 Christmas 2017!!

Hey Cameron,
Thanks for your posting of these great pics. I look forward to seeing a new one every year.
Wishing a very Merry Christmas to all of our fellow forum members. Iowa sends out our best wishes for a happy and safe holiday season.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 8D peerless not selling
Replies: 4
Views: 3659

Re: 8D peerless not selling

I see that one of you purchased this nice Dgrade.It never even came up on my gunbroker searchs. I'm positive that I would have tried to buy it if I would have known about it. Congrats you the winner of this beautiful piece of history. Evidently I'm doing dome wrong with my gunbroker searchs.my machi...
by Roger
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Every one's hunting dream
Replies: 4
Views: 3543

Re: Every one's hunting dream

Pretty amazing, Rob! Thanks for sharing this video with us.
Roger
by Roger
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: No Ex`s in Texas
Replies: 15
Views: 7281

Re: No Ex`s in Texas

Hey Rob, I'm so glad you and your family are doing well. And praises go out to him son.I too considered dragging my bass boat to Texas ,but I'm not sure my old work truck(2001) would be able to make the trip down there and back. I'm sure proud of the real Americans who have answered the calls for he...
by Roger
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from UP of Michigan
Replies: 4
Views: 3337

Re: Hello from UP of Michigan

Sir,
Welcome to our forum. You will find the members here to be very helpful. My only question to you, is what is the caliber marking on the barrel extension?
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Another VERY interesting Model 8!
Replies: 8
Views: 3976

Re: Another VERY interesting Model 8!

Hey guys, I'm never going to understand what drives people when it comes to auctions of any kind. Not just online gun auctions. This rifle was a factory reblue in my opinion. Also a rebarrel and restamped barrel jacket extension. It sold for almost 2500.00$ I'm just glad that I have the model 8s and...
by Roger
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Factory Checkered, Unique Model 8
Replies: 2
Views: 2102

Re: Factory Checkered, Unique Model 8

Hey Cam,thanks for the heads up on this one. I fear it may bring more than I'll want to spend. But it's now on my watch list,anyway.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Wed May 31, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Had some surgery
Replies: 6
Views: 3477

Re: Had some surgery

Hey Carl and Jack,
I hope you both have a speedy recovery. I'm going through some life changing issues with my 84 year old father right now. Our lives will never be the same again! So take care of yourselves, my friends. Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Sun May 21, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: gunbroker. com
Replies: 6
Views: 3241

Re: gunbroker. com

Thanks guys, I'm glad it isn't me alone. Although this is still a pain in the rear end. I'm on gunbroker and guns international almost every day. I'm always lucky to post or pull up anything on my computer as I'm basically computer illiterate. I'll try there stupid suggestions, but I doubt it will m...
by Roger
Sat May 20, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: gunbroker. com
Replies: 6
Views: 3241

gunbroker. com

Hey guys,
Is anyone else having problems with Gunbroker and Remington model 8 listings. Just curious. My tablet keeps pulling up several thousand listings.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Mon May 15, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 81 "Special Police" on GUNBROKER
Replies: 4
Views: 2509

Re: Model 81 "Special Police" on GUNBROKER

Hey guys, I'm going thru family health issues with my father right now. Sorry this has taken me awhile. If and I stress if!! This is the same rifle I tried to buy,then it was priced at 1100-1200. Quite a difference.
Roger
by Roger
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 81 "Special Police" on GUNBROKER
Replies: 4
Views: 2509

Re: Model 81 "Special Police" on GUNBROKER

Hey guys, this may be the same rifle that I tried to buy off of Guns international a few weeks ago. I called and !left a message at the Cabelas gunroom that had it listed but they didn't get back to me in time. I think it was in Maine or Pennsylvania, but I'm getting old and forgetful. But it may ha...
by Roger
Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tulsa Trip--Jackitis Bad
Replies: 31
Views: 13100

Re: Tulsa Trip--Jackitis Bad

I'd like to congratulate Jack1653 on his great luck at Tulsa. It's nice to see that one of my friends was able to score on such a large level!! My son's and I had planned to attend the Tulsa show, but work schedules wouldn't allow it this spring. We reluctantly cancelled our room reservation and wat...
by Roger
Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Model 8 (.35 Rem) with non-checkered pistol grip stock
Replies: 1
Views: 2255

Re: Model 8 (.35 Rem) with non-checkered pistol grip stock

Sir, I have 2 of the rifles you are seeking. Actually I own 4,but 2 of them are 32rem. 2are 35 REM. I don't know how much you want one ,but everything I own is for sale for the right price. Make me an offer and we will see if it will work out. My email address is in the box below. Thanks for your ti...
by Roger
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: new forum format
Replies: 9
Views: 5602

Re: new forum format

Thanks again Cameron, for bailing me out of this issue. Which was a user issue,as usual for me . thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: new forum format
Replies: 9
Views: 5602

new forum format

This is to whomever it concerns.On my tablet computer,this new format is OK except for one thing. I have always used the active topic icon in the past. But now it simply isn't there anymore. This may just be an anomaly with my tablet. But if it is everyone ,then I would like to register my complaint...
by Roger
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Yukon Men
Replies: 1
Views: 1544

Re: Youkon Men

Hey Jack,
Maybe all those old ads were right. They always claimed that 35 REM. Was big enough for any game in North America.
I guess you never know until you do something ,whether or not it will work.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 #55 ----- CUSTOM
Replies: 7
Views: 6298

Re: FN 1900 #55 ----- CUSTOM

Hey guys,first off,thanks to Cam for posting the pictures. Second,congrats to Jack on another FN 1900 added to his collection. I sure hope that my son's and I can make it back to Tulsa in a few weeks. Jack,I'm looking forward to hooking up with you and the Creamers.Hoping to see this latest FN at Tu...
by Roger
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Addition To Member Family
Replies: 16
Views: 6754

Re: New Addition To Member Family

My congrats to the new parents and their newest addition. Being a parent is the greatest gift we get here on earth.
Or maybe it's being a grandparent. Well anyway, my love and best wishes to you all!!
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I took some advice & closed the Vault
Replies: 8
Views: 4005

Re: I know I have a Model 8 in hear somewhere !!

Sir, exceptional gunroom you have. Your collection looks impressive. You are braver than I am, as I'm not comfortable posting pics of mine online. It's a sad state of affairs, but that's the world we live in. I'm especially interested in your Spencer's. I only have one but it is a legitimate Iowa fa...
by Roger
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 on Gun Broker
Replies: 5
Views: 4482

Re: FN 1900 on Gun Broker

Hey fellow members,
I'll have to concur with Cam . This gun has been revoked and the color and sheen aren't even close to original FN Browning's. But it will bring alot even in this condition. But not from me.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New... just got my first... and just bought my second
Replies: 10
Views: 4327

Re: New... just got my first... and just bought my second

Hey guys, I'll have to second Carl's view of these rifles reliability. Very seldom do I find any that won't function properly, even in cold weather. However that seems to be the case with all JMB designed guns. My collection is pretty much all of his design. Browning auto -5 s were mentioned, and I ...
by Roger
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Meanwhile, at the Gun Show...
Replies: 19
Views: 8804

Re: Meanwhile, at the Gun Show...

Sir, Some of my 30 Cal. M-8s like slower burning powders . I use 3031 alot for many calibers. It's a very versital powder. If you have any, you might try win 760 or imr 4064. I also use Leverevolution powder with good results with the Hornady ftx bullets and actually other ones too. Thanks for your ...
by Roger
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Meanwhile, at the Gun Show...
Replies: 19
Views: 8804

Re: Meanwhile, at the Gun Show...

Sir,
You didn't mention what powder you were using to load your 30 rems. Also what was your overall cartridge length.
My model 8s can be finicky about certain powders and or cartridge length.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: 30 Remington vs 6.8 SPC Shootout! (VIDEO)
Replies: 6
Views: 4991

Re: 30 Remington vs 6.8 SPC Shootout! (VIDEO)

Hey Cam,
I agree with Jack. Your video is fun and informative. Thank you for posting it for all of us to enjoy.
Roger
by Roger
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 5
Views: 2789

Re: Happy New Year

Happy new year to you,Jack. I'm proud to call you my friend. My only input at this early date is to make sure it doesn't fall on the Kansas city gunshow weekend. After going to that show with two of my son's,I really want to go back again this year. It is an excellent event,and I was able to buy 2 J...
by Roger
Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Great 8 Merry Christmas 2016!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2531

Re: A Great 8 Merry Christmas 2016!!

Thank you to Cameron for posting the Christmas Story pics. They're great!! Also thank you for all you do to keep our forum up and running correctly. I'm hoping to be able to go back to the Tulsa Gunshow in April. Maybe we can meet up again for some good conversation and story telling. Time will tell...
by Roger
Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: model 8 &81 at Cabela's FW
Replies: 9
Views: 5489

Re: model 8 &81 at Cabela's FW

Hey Wildgoose, I'm guilty as charged. My reloading was started by my first Winchester 1886 in 33wcf. ( By the way a great hammer on deer). Now I reload 33 or 34 calibers. Wade in with both feet and never look back. But I'll warn you, it can become addictive.
Roger
by Roger
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:48 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 in the Movies
Replies: 2
Views: 2070

Re: Model 8 in the Movies

Hey guys, I just watched "Ride the high Country last night on TCM with my father. We both were really impressed by how much different the shooting sound of the Model 8 used by Warren Oates was. One scene showed him firing several rounds in a row from a frontal view. Very cool movie scene. Thanks for...
by Roger
Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Unique model 8
Replies: 5
Views: 4510

Re: Unique model 8

Sir, I love it when these model 8s and 81s just show up into our lives. Here in Iowa,we actually see very few of them in the local market place. Congrats on a good find, I don't know what you paid for it, but you have 225.00--250.00$ worth of special order sights on that rifle. Anyway, 8s and 81s ar...
by Roger
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:49 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Happy with my choice
Replies: 3
Views: 2579

Re: Happy with my choice

Sir, welcome aboard. You made a great choice with the M-81.Any family heirloom gun is a true treasure. I have 3 of my Grandfather's guns. Only one is a JMB designed gun but they are all treasured heirlooms to me.
You'll find the members here to be very helpful if you have any questions.
Roger
by Roger
Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Set of Remington Rifles
Replies: 17
Views: 9528

Re: A Set of Remington Rifles

Hey Jack, I failed to include an FN 1900,after all they all have round knobs and are factory checkered. I already have 2 of te rifles on my list. I suppose my love of the checkered round knobs comes from my original love of the Belgium made Browning Auto 5s. Anyway,money is definitely an object in m...
by Roger
Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Set of Remington Rifles
Replies: 17
Views: 9528

Re: A Set of Remington Rifles

I've had no time this week to think about the answer I might give here for Jack's "set" question. But here it goes anyway. My perfect set,if money was no object, would be 4 -model 8 Checkered A or C grade,round knob,with the calibers hand engraved on the barrel jacket extension. Early production in ...
by Roger
Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:33 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 on Gun Broker
Replies: 9
Views: 6543

Re: FN 1900 on Gun Broker

Hey fellow members,
I received a notice from Gunbroker that this FN 1900 was running out on time. I was busy with work and paid little attention to it yesterday. This morning I looked at it and saw that it sold for over 2500 $. Some things have no explanation what-so-ever.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New from South Louisiana
Replies: 6
Views: 3330

Re: New from South Louisiana

Well fellas, I have to admit that I had it before I joined this forum. But after talking to, and meeting Jack in person , I have to report that it may have gotten worse. Well at least I can blame it on Jack. But the real truth is, I'm sure it's not his fault or anyone else's fault. I'm really not mu...
by Roger
Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 not ejecting
Replies: 25
Views: 8246

Re: Model 8 not ejecting

Sir,the recoil spring case is probably installed backwards. That would be about the distance difference you have mentioned. Check in John Henwood's book. He addresses this as the most commonly done reassembly issue encountered.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Williams fp-81 peep
Replies: 3
Views: 2428

Re: Williams fp-81 peep

Sir, I only have one left. I just sold another one to a forum member. Price is $135.00 shipped.
Thanks,
Roger
by Roger
Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Williams fp-81 peep
Replies: 3
Views: 2428

Re: Williams fp-81 peep

Sir, I have several williams peeps for the rem. M-8/81. I'm not sure if any of them are what you need. I'll sell anything I own if the price is right.(lol) can you email me a photo of the base holes or the base? My email address is in the address box below my posting here.
Roger
by Roger
Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: new to me checkered m-8A
Replies: 10
Views: 5768

Re: new to me checkered m-8A

Hey fellas, I picked up my new checkered m-8 today from my ffl dealer. It looks just like the photos that were sent to me,and were posted here by sarge. The wood appears to have been gone over with some sort of varnish or oil type finish. But the checkering looks very good. The caliber stamping has ...
by Roger
Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 32 cal. accuracy
Replies: 17
Views: 8882

Re: Model 8 32 cal. accuracy

Sir, I don't want to start an argument,but I've found no correlation whatsoever,to poor accuracy and the rem.32 caliber. I'm fairly confident that I've spent as much time or more,shooting 32 Remington m-8/81s as anyone. I've spent many,many hours at the range shooting all my m-8/81s. And literally m...