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by Roger
Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: 1925 M8 35Rem
Replies: 5
Views: 2892

Re: 1925 M8 35Rem

While looking at gunbroker this am, I saw this listing#314507845. This rifle also has no remington roll. Stamping above the model8-- serial # markings.It also has the whelen fluted combed stock ,along with the top tang rifle buttplate.Both of these features have been discussed here on this forum and...
by Roger
Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Couple of more.
Replies: 4
Views: 3312

Re: Couple of more.

Me too! What a great find.You are truly a very lucky guy.
Thanks
Roger
by Roger
Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:25 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Another New Guy
Replies: 7
Views: 2783

Re: Another New Guy

Panzerman,I forgot about this listing on gunbroker.com. It's a metal sign,not the calender,but it's the same picture.
Take a look.
Thanks,
Roger
by Roger
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: No longer on the outside looking in
Replies: 6
Views: 2596

Re: No longer on the outside looking in

Welcome aboard,to our forum. Yesterday I posted( at least I thought I did) a reply here and it didn't post. So today I'll try again. I always like to shoot every gun I buy. I'm not advocating that you hunt with a mint rifle,but some careful shooting at the range would be my choice. These guns were m...
by Roger
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: 1925 M8 35Rem
Replies: 5
Views: 2892

Re: 1925 M8 35Rem

Does anyone here know what the two drilled holes in the buttplate were for? I've seen alot of holes in guns that didn't belong there, but not any like this.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:45 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: 1925 M8 35Rem
Replies: 5
Views: 2892

Re: 1925 M8 35Rem

This rifle appears to have no Remington roll marking above the. Model 8 and the serial # on the left side of the receiver. Anyone else here got an explanation for this? The blueing looks original to me except for a couple of the pics. They aren't very clear,so it's hard to see for sure. Any opinions...
by Roger
Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 35 Rem range report
Replies: 26
Views: 9511

Re: 35 Rem range report

Heck ,I can barely see the target at all at 100 yds.I think you did great. That loading should kill deer for sure.I think the peep site looks cool on your 81. I have quite a few m-8/81 s with tang peep sights and I really like them.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Few 81 pictures
Replies: 28
Views: 12502

Re: Few 81 pictures

Hey Pitchy,those are cool pics! I'm just glad that we didn't get that snow down here in central Iowa.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Another New Guy
Replies: 7
Views: 2783

Re: Another New Guy

Panzerman, I found it at a gunshow, here in desmoines about 5 or 6 yrs. Ago.Unfortunately I've never seen another one ,anywhere.Perhaps,someone here on the forum might be able to help you find one. Mine is still new in the original packaging.I don't believe I paid very much for it.Maybe 25-35 dollar...
by Roger
Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New to Forum
Replies: 4
Views: 1898

Re: New to Forum

Welcome to our forum,there are many knowledgable members here who can usually answer most questions you may have. Being a machinist is a definite plus when it comes to keeping these old rifles working. correctly. There are some really rare parts for these guns and for most of us, it's kind of a hard...
by Roger
Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Seial number question
Replies: 3
Views: 2539

Re: Seial number question

That's a really good question that i may not have an answer for. But my first question would be, does your rifles receiver have a model81 rollstamping on the left side? Does your rifle have an early style semi-beavertail forend? With answers to those questions we may get a theory or two. Does anyone...
by Roger
Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Another New Guy
Replies: 7
Views: 2783

Re: Another New Guy

Welcome aboard,from one of the M-8/81 fanatics here on our forum. I have a large 1909 reproduction calender with that exact painting/picture on it. You are in the right place to exchange valuable info and products for the rem. 8/81 s.Good luck w/ your m-81. 300 Savage is a real thumper for deer hunt...
by Roger
Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Peep sight screw
Replies: 18
Views: 6428

Re: Peep sight screw

Pretty cool work,my friend!!
Thanks,
Roger
by Roger
Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Peep sight screw
Replies: 18
Views: 6428

Re: Peep sight screw

Pitchy don't know why but original ones are very hard to find. I had a parts dealer who used to have them,but I bought his last one last yr.the place you ordered from looks to be the best coarse of action now. It kind of reminds me of Ford's motor corp. @ their planned obselete parts deals.i've been...
by Roger
Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Scabbard carry ??
Replies: 7
Views: 4478

Re: Scabbard carry ??

That's an interesting question. I hope someone here has an opinion. I have no answer, but it does provide an oportunity for me to mention my 30 rem. M-8 that i purchased from an old collector who lived on a cattleranch in New Mexico. This rifle spent it's entire life in a scabbard aboard a horse. An...
by Roger
Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 35 Rem range report
Replies: 26
Views: 9511

Re: 35 Rem range report

Good one shot group. I can't even see a target clearly anymore at 100 yds.Luckily for me deer are a little bigger than the average target. But they're no easier to hit. Looks like you're on the right track with your loads. I'll ask again,is 4198 fairly versatile. I'm always looking for new powders t...
by Roger
Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 35 Rem range report
Replies: 26
Views: 9511

Re: 35 Rem range report

I'm sorry I can't help you. I've never loaded any thing with 4198. Should I be using it? All my best 35 rem. Loadings are w/BL-C2,3031,@ Leverevolution powder. Is it a fairly versatile powder? I do know that some of my older m-8 s like slower burning powders.But not in 35 rem. I do load some. Speer1...
by Roger
Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:37 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: bolt lock back
Replies: 23
Views: 9123

Re: bolt lock back

Hey, I'm sure glad you found the problem. Great video. I wish I owned equipt. To enable me to film myself and post it here,but I don't. I can't even post pics. With my tablet computer. I'm too busy buying guns!! I knew that 81 would work right for you. These rifles are pretty awesome. Thank you JMB!...
by Roger
Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: bolt lock back
Replies: 23
Views: 9123

Re: bolt lock back

Hey Pitchy. I may have your answer, from John Henwoods book. On page 182 he says that the 2 nd most common reassembly mistake is putting the recoil spring case in upside down. And I quote( If the recoil spring case is installed backward the rifle can be fired but the barrel can't recoil far enuf to ...
by Roger
Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: bolt lock back
Replies: 23
Views: 9123

Re: bolt lock back

Pitch, I'm glad it's improved a little bit, however I'm sure it will do better. Sometimes I have taken the stock off. @ removed the action spring from the tube inside the stock. I've cleaned it up and then carefully oiled it up.I think that sometimes the resistance of the spring is too great and it ...
by Roger
Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: bolt lock back
Replies: 23
Views: 9123

Re: bolt lock back

The answer to your question is no, it's supposed to fit in a little recess under where it is sitting now. You shouldn't be able to see the little titty on the end. Sorry, I don't know the term for the end of the spring. The only way that I know to get it back where it belongs is to remove the stock ...
by Roger
Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Birthday 81Police
Replies: 3
Views: 2003

Re: Happy Birthday 81Police

Sorry I missed your bday,Cam,hope it was a good one.
Roger
by Roger
Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: looking for rem. 81 serial #16975
Replies: 6
Views: 3445

Re: looking for rem. 81 serial #16975

I'm still looking for the m-81 serial#16975. It was in 32Rem. Caliber. Hope someone can help me.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Go Madison Rising
Replies: 4
Views: 2182

Re: Go Madison Rising

Thanks Pitch, for bringing this new rendition to our attention here on the m-8/81 forum. I'm probably going to suggest we learn this version for my classic rock cover band. We usually have done the jimmy hendrix -woodstock version in the past,but these kids have really inspired me. I got goosebumps ...
by Roger
Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Long time no see
Replies: 5
Views: 2516

Re: Long time no see

Welcome back! I'm sure that you are truly overjoyed with your new rifle. From the pics it looks like a real decent 25 Cal. Model 8. Any 25 rem. M-8 is a great piece to own. They 're'quite rare and you're lucky. To have one.
Thanks for'your time
Roger
by Roger
Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FBI 81 on GB
Replies: 7
Views: 3539

Re: FBI 81 on GB

The factory roll-stamping on the left side of the receiver has been moved over ,so the Lyman sight was factory installed. I don't know any thing about FBI guns but I do know that the receiver sight was factory installed,otherwise part or all of that roll-stamping would be covered up. I hope this at ...
by Roger
Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bonnie and Clyde guns
Replies: 10
Views: 4348

Re: Bonnie and Clyde guns

My tablet computer won't post pics. It just sits and grinds for ever. It's the only one I have. I have emailed cameron pics to post for me before,but I would have to scan it in order to do that. I can't do that either without going to a print shop.I'll do what I can because it's a cool picture.I'm s...
by Roger
Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bonnie and Clyde guns
Replies: 10
Views: 4348

Re: Bonnie and Clyde guns

Me too,Pitchy . I know you are into win. Levers like me,and I have an old photo copy of Frank Hamer and his Texas Ranger partner from the late 1800 s. They are both holding new m-1894 Win. Srcarbines. Wouldn't that be a great piece to own? Frank Hamer's win. SRC94.
Roger
by Roger
Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bonnie and Clyde guns
Replies: 10
Views: 4348

Re: Bonnie and Clyde guns

Here's my opinion,whether you want it or not. Frank Hamer was one hell of a Texas Ranger. Bonnie and Clyde were murdering thieves. They got what they deserved,but in our society,people are obsessed with anything to do with famous outlaws(James gang,john dillinger gang) etc. Even my own sister's favo...
by Roger
Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: My new for me 81
Replies: 11
Views: 3559

Re: My new for me 81

Old steel gunner,welcome to the m-8/81 website @ forum. Jack is correct about finding help here for anything to do with these great old rifles. And don,t feel bad, i've been a member since Jan. And I still can't load pics on here.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New guy, new gun, story, questions and problem!
Replies: 12
Views: 4271

Re: New guy, new gun, story, questions and problem!

Wildgoose,you are right on the money,as John Henwood talks in his book about the magazine spring being installed backwards,and how it's the most common re-assembly mistake made. I believe this to be true also. I think it can cause feeding extraction, issues and make us believe that it's some other p...
by Roger
Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: How many reloaders do we have?
Replies: 41
Views: 17312

Re: How many reloaders do we have?

She never mentions the word addiction,in certain company.( Black Crows)
At least we're all in good company here!!
Roger
by Roger
Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New guy, new gun, story, questions and problem!
Replies: 12
Views: 4271

Re: New guy, new gun, story, questions and problem!

Stallard, I've used Leverevolution factory ammo,the leverev. Powder by Hodgen, and the ftx bullets by Hornady. All with good success on paper and deer. They all function well in m-8/81 s that I own in 35 rem. Caliber. Good accuracy is a simple thing when using these great products. They all have wor...
by Roger
Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:45 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New guy, new gun, story, questions and problem!
Replies: 12
Views: 4271

Re: New guy, new gun, story, questions and problem!

Welcome to the forum,you've come to the right place for m-8/81 fans. To address you bolt lock back issue,i've had similar issues when the magazine indicator was broken, bent,or broken. Also check out your bolt carrier lock,I had one missing in a m-81 I bought at a gunshow.It may actually be called a...
by Roger
Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How many reloaders do we have?
Replies: 41
Views: 17312

Re: How many reloaders do we have?

No one told me it would be addictive when I started ,but it is. I've been reloading about ten yrs. Now and do about 25. Calibers so far. It all'started because I needed to load 33 wcf @ 41 long colt to be able to shoot some guns I had collected. Then it just became a mission for me because, as our m...
by Roger
Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Old Ranger photo.
Replies: 12
Views: 5054

Re: Old Ranger photo.

This goes out to anyone still interested. Look at gunbroker.com #307987224 and you will see another m-8 w/ a fluted comb stock. I'm still wondering what grades or what production years that remington may have used that configuration. Or was it just an extra cost option? Anybody have an answer? Thank...
by Roger
Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 Project Gun - Update*
Replies: 49
Views: 24170

Re: Model 81 Project Gun - Sneak Peek

Great balls of fire! And in broad daylight too. Looks like it was a really fun time Cam
Thanks
Roger
by Roger
Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Remington Model 8. ser# 158
Replies: 11
Views: 4593

Re: Remington Model 8. ser# 158

Blastattack, did you happen to notice if this rifle had the caliber engraved on top of the barrel jacket extension? There was a discussion recently here on this forum about another very early m-8 that had no caliber marking at all.Just my curiosity at work here. I always thought that they were all e...
by Roger
Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 35REM accuracy
Replies: 11
Views: 6085

Re: 35REM accuracy

It sounds like you've found some loads your rifle likes. Congrats on that one. Good luck with your future work there also.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Roger's Remingtons
Replies: 10
Views: 5708

Re: Roger's Remingtons

Another cool forum. Wow, now I really won't get any work done. Winchester@ Remington both. Thanks for the tip off Pitchy.
Thanks for your time.
Roger
by Roger
Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Old Ranger photo.
Replies: 12
Views: 5054

Re: Old Ranger photo.

Pitchy I may have been partially asleep last nite when I looked at your picture. Today I can clearly see the back of the receiver where the peep sight meets it, and it does look like. A m-8. However until I saw the deluxe model pic that you posted, I truly hadn't ever seen a m-8 with a fluted comb. ...
by Roger
Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Old Ranger photo.
Replies: 12
Views: 5054

Re: Old Ranger photo.

Pitchy I may have been partially asleep last nite when I looked at your picture. Today I can clearly see the back of the receiver where the peep sight meets it, and it does look like. A m-8. However until I saw the deluxe model pic that you posted, I truly hadn't ever seen a m-8 with a fluted comb. ...
by Roger
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Roger's Remingtons
Replies: 10
Views: 5708

Re: Roger's Remingtons

Me too pitch, I love my Win. 1894,1892,1886 @71 s i've been collecting @ shooting them for a long ,long time. Much longer than my rem.8/81 s.
Thanks
Roger
by Roger
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Old Ranger photo.
Replies: 12
Views: 5054

Re: Old Ranger photo.

The rifle has a whelenfluted comb on the stock, which to my recollection has never been on a Rem.8. My best guess would be it's a Win 1894 carbine with the. Fluted shotgun buttstock with a widows peak hard rubber buttplate.The one with the winchester logo inside a circle. Either way it does appear t...
by Roger
Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: 81 Extraction issues
Replies: 23
Views: 8445

Re: 81 Extraction issues

Pitch, it looks alike it ejects with great force now ,as it should. The video is cool but I can't even figure out how to post pics with my tablet computer. It's the only one I have so i have to send any pics I want to post to cameron so he can post them for me. He is very helpful and kind when it co...
by Roger
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: 81 Extraction issues
Replies: 23
Views: 8445

Re: 81 Extraction issues

I'm glad to welcome you to the forum. There are many good people here that can help you with just about anything involving rem.8/81 s. But it sounds like you're pretty mechanically inclined and may have worked out your extraction/ejection issues on your own. I hope so. I was surprised to find out on...
by Roger
Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: 9/11 anniversary
Replies: 3
Views: 1740

9/11 anniversary

I would like to say a few words about the 9/11 annivesary today. I'm so glad that we live in a country where we are free to live as we like( mostly). And we need to take a few minutes to thank our military,police,emt's, and firemen today on this sad anniversary.also just say a little prayer for all ...
by Roger
Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 8 35 Rem For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 2406

Re: Model 8 35 Rem For Sale

It just seems that we are seeing these m-8/81 s creep higher and higher although i'm not sure why. Maybe people are finally getting. The message that these rifles were a major part of the semi auto evolution in this country. I just like the JMB connection with them. The blue book prices are definite...
by Roger
Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 8 35 Rem For Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 2406

Re: Model 8 35 Rem For Sale

Gosh Joe, from the pictures, it almost looks better than 80% bluing to me. But i've learned that photos aren't always perfect either. Anyways it looks like a very nice m-8. Unfortunately my finances won't allow me to buy it right now. Thanks though for the heads up on a nice rifle.
Roger
by Roger
Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Just got my first Winchester
Replies: 13
Views: 5891

Re: Just got my first Winchester

I've been collecting JMB designed win.levers for about 25 yrs. The model 1892 is one of my favorite ones also. I also have colt @ ruger single action revolvers in the same caliber as the win.92 s, which makes for easier reloading@ fun when shooting them all. I have a 92 first gr. Production in 38/40...