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by Roger
Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Shooting Times write up on the Model 8
Replies: 11
Views: 4465

Re: Shooting Times write up on the Model 8

Guys, my latest Buffalo arms catalogue shows that they have 30 rem. Brass still in stock. I don't have a clue if they still really have any or not. It's probably worth one phone call. Any obsolete m-8/81 brass will be expensive but my gut feeling is, buy it now, it's only gonna get more expensive so...
by Roger
Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Reloading lead bullits for the 30 Remington. Model 8
Replies: 19
Views: 7335

Re: Reloading lead bullits for the 30 Remington. Model 8

The take down lever should only have to be hand tightened. But put some hand pressure on it, you shouldn't harm it by cranking it down with your hand. If it still comes loose then try some semi -permanent locktite on it. Your accuracy should improve once it stays tight. Keep us posted. Thanks for yo...
by Roger
Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New owner
Replies: 29
Views: 9376

Re: New owner

If you don't reload, then give Hornady Leverevolution ammo a try. Most of my 35 rem. M-8/81 respond well to that ammo. They also drop deer as dead as a doorknob.
If you do reload, send me an email if you want some proven formulas.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:11 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Anybody use spire points in a .25 Rem M8?
Replies: 10
Views: 4404

Re: Anybody use spire points in a .25 Rem M8?

I too have noticed that the rem. Brass is sometimes not so good. It is my understanding though, that they aren't making it right now. That was the word I got a while back from Buffalo Arms. So any new 30 rem. Brass you can get is good. I guess it's one of the prices we must pay for shooting these ol...
by Roger
Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Anybody use spire points in a .25 Rem M8?
Replies: 10
Views: 4404

Re: Anybody use spire points in a .25 Rem M8?

In john henwoods book about m-8/81 s, he warns that any 25 Cal. Bullets under 100 gr. May not cycle the action on the m-8/81. He claims that bullet weight is more important to proper cycling of the action than powder charge weight. I personally have only used hornady 117 gr. @ rem. 100 gr. Bullets i...
by Roger
Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New owner
Replies: 29
Views: 9376

Re: New owner

Shooting with a loose barrel nut is not good on several issues. Besides the possibility of damaging the gun, if it becomes loose enuf while shooting, all semblance of accuracy will soon be gone too. The looser the barrel nut becomes inside the jacket bushing the more likely the barrel itself will no...
by Roger
Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: I could no longer resist!.... UPDATE!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2466

Re: I could no longer resist!....

Hey, welcome aboard. You're in the right place for m-8/81 fanatics. I should know cause I am one! Your m-81 looks real nice so i think you did OK on gunbroker. It's hard to say from the pics you posted, but the wood looks OK to me from what I can see. Unless it's 50% or less I wouldn't do anything t...
by Roger
Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Just Wondering
Replies: 9
Views: 3351

Re: Just Wondering

Well blow me down!!! I too knew about the whole op handle trigger deal but with the auto -5 shotgun. Well I guess I need a slap on the head too! The triggers assemblies are really alot alike so I should have surmised. This one myself. I guess you learn something new everyday,for real,not just a sayi...
by Roger
Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Just Wondering
Replies: 9
Views: 3351

Re: Just Wondering

I really don't think about it much,but I leave them cocked. I just assumed that since the m-8/81 firing pins are kind of fragile, that you wouldn't want to drop the hammer on them with an empty chamber. I don't even know if that's a valid reason or not. But. That's the way I seem to do it. Hope this...
by Roger
Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Browning A5 12 gauge
Replies: 13
Views: 4921

Re: Browning A5 12 gauge

Congrats on your latest purchase! I've been an avid Auto-5 collector for about 30 yrs. Now. I learned about the A-5 from an old school collector back in the beginning days of my career who had been serious about the A-5@ win. M-42 since the mid 50 s. He had finally set himself to specializing on 20 ...
by Roger
Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: M8 35 cal semi auto
Replies: 4
Views: 2699

Re: M8 35 cal semi auto

Welcome to the forum for rem.8/81 nutcases like me. Beware that they are addictive. It sounds like it was named by some previous owner who was very fond of it. You're really lucky to have a family heirloom like a rem 8. I have 3 of my grandfathers guns. I wouldn't trade them for any amount of money....
by Roger
Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Remington Model 8 and Model 141
Replies: 3
Views: 3179

Re: Remington Model 8 and Model 141

Big dooley, congrats on a really nice pair of old Remington. I don't have any m-141 s, but I do have 2 m-14 s. One in 30 rem.one in35 rem. The 35 is in better shape of the two. I used the 35 during late does -only season here in iowa last winter,but couldn't hit anything with it despite plenty of be...
by Roger
Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: 25Rem Model 8 - GB# 300422527
Replies: 4
Views: 2838

Re: 25Rem Model 8 - GB# 300422527

Thanks Cameron,and jack,I couldn't agree more with you on this subject. Any novice members/collectors should save these pics to refer back to as examples of what not to buy!! This is what a poorly reblued gun looks like. I've got 30 plus yrs. Of experience in looking over collectible guns but that d...
by Roger
Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:09 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: looking for rem. 81 serial #16975
Replies: 6
Views: 3445

Re: looking for rem. 81 serial #16975

When I first talked about listing this on the forum,some members told me it would be a real long shot. I didn't let it deter my hope to find this rifle. I'm still just as determined to locate it now as ever. Please help me if you can to find this missing piece of my gun collecting history. I shouldn...
by Roger
Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Reloading for the Model 8 in .32 Rem
Replies: 1
Views: 1461

Re: Reloading for the Model 8 in .32 Rem

I've had good success with leverevolution powder@hornady ftx bullets. I killed two deer with two different loadings last yr. For the 32 rem. Caliber. Try 34 gr,34.5 gr.,35 gr.,@35.5gr.of LVR w/ the165 gr. Ftx in.321 or 32 Cal. These are actually for the win.32 special rounds.Try 2.550" c.o.l. Good l...
by Roger
Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: tang peep sight for rem.8
Replies: 3
Views: 2173

Re: tang peep sight for rem.8

Aumudrun,
I'm glad you checked the forum @ saw my new post. I've sent you my mailing address@ Ph.# via email this am.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: tang peep sight for rem.8
Replies: 3
Views: 2173

tang peep sight for rem.8

I'm still looking for a tang peep sight for a rem.8/81. The other deal has just disappeared evidently. Any brand will work for me as long as it fits the one factory tapped'hole in the m-8/81. Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Magazine Side Spring Left Side
Replies: 2
Views: 1465

Re: Magazine Side Spring Left Side

881 ,look on gunbroker,under Remington model 8. There's a magazine side spring for sale there
Roger
by Roger
Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Early 3 digit s/n
Replies: 9
Views: 2889

Re: Early 3 digit s/n

Thanks for clearing this up Cameron. I didn't notice the later barrel address. That's why you are the expert, and I'm not!! This forum is an awesome reference place,and I for one am sure glad I found it.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: new pre-war early production m-81
Replies: 7
Views: 3968

Re: new pre-war early production m-81

Thank you, Cam,now I guess it really happened.
Roger
by Roger
Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: new pre-war early production m-81
Replies: 7
Views: 3968

Re: new pre-war early production m-81

I would be glad to post pics ,but I haven't got time right now. Work issues,also I still haven't been able to post pics with my tablet computer,which is the only one I own.
Thanks for your time,and eventually I'll post some pics.
Roger
by Roger
Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New (to me) Mod 81
Replies: 14
Views: 4636

Re: New (to me) Mod 81

Welcome aboard the forum for all of us rem8/81 nuts. Congrats on your Gb purchase, I looked at the rifle while it was up for auction and it seemed OK other than being tapped for a scope. You said you bought it as a shooter so shoot away and have some fun with it. But be aware, that they're addictive...
by Roger
Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: new pre-war early production m-81
Replies: 7
Views: 3968

Re: new pre-war early production m-81

I took this early m-81 to the range this am. It shoots as good as it looks. I put 5 out of 6 rds. In one hole with some 30 rem. Loads I developed this last year. They used win.760 @ hornady 170 gr. Bullets for 30 wcf. I couldn't be happier with it's performance today. I'll try to get pics up one of ...
by Roger
Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Early 3 digit s/n
Replies: 9
Views: 2889

Re: Early 3 digit s/n

Yooper, from the pics you posted I can't see any engraved caliber marking on the barrel jacket extension. Henwoo d in his book stops short of saying that the only caliber that's engraved is 35 rem. I really don't know why yours isn't engraved on there. My engraving is deeply done so it seems unlikel...
by Roger
Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Remington Model 8 Owner
Replies: 5
Views: 3117

Re: Remington Model 8 Owner

Big Dooley,
I love these old rem. M-8 's. Yours is a good one for sure . Have some fun this wkend. I'm fishing if it kills me.
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:42 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: tang peep sight for Rem. 8/81
Replies: 4
Views: 1999

Re: tang peep sight for Rem. 8/81

Muddyau, I'm still awaiting your mailing address. Or else a picture or both. Hopefully you still want to sell me the peep sight, and I do understand if you've just been too busy. I can't seem to be able to get much done right now cause of work business
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Rem Model 8 Slam fires
Replies: 20
Views: 9990

Re: Rem Model 8 Slam fires

Big Dooley, I have to wonder what in the world did that gunsmith do to your rifle @ that firing pin in order for it to look like that?
Thanks,
Roger
by Roger
Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: The Model 81 in 25REM.
Replies: 17
Views: 9312

Re: The Model 81 in 25REM.

Jack I do believe that was his name. I haven't heard from him in a long time ,and I'm afraid he may have passed away. He had 600 plus guns that he started collecting in about 1960 or so. Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: The Model 81 in 25REM.
Replies: 17
Views: 9312

Re: The Model 81 in 25REM.

Jack, I once spoke to a senior age mod 8/81 collector,from Virginia, who claimed to have a legit. Mod.81 in 25 rem. Caliber. He never told me a serial # range, and I never saw the gun or any proof of it's authenticity. I really never knew whether to believe him or not. I've never seen or heard of an...
by Roger
Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:49 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: tang peep sight for Rem. 8/81
Replies: 4
Views: 1999

Re: tang peep sight for Rem. 8/81

Muduaa
I'm absolutely interested, and the price is fine. My email address is raw4555@gmail.com
Please send me your address@ I'll send you a money order @ my address. Thank you
Roger
by Roger
Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: tang peep sight for Rem. 8/81
Replies: 4
Views: 1999

tang peep sight for Rem. 8/81

I'm in the market for a tang peep sight for one of my more rare m-8 s. I own quite a few peepsights already but I really want one for this particular rifle. I'm not particular about which brand it might be, but if given a choice I'd choose Lyman. If you have one for sale or trade,please let me know ...
by Roger
Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: feeling kinda bad right now...
Replies: 7
Views: 3277

Re: feeling kinda bad right now...

My thoughts @ prayers are with the victims families in this ridiculous event in Colorado. I truly don't believe any kind of gun control would have prevented this idiot's actions. No one that I've talked to thinks that anyone who's normal could behave like this madman did. Is he insane? I'm no Dr. Al...
by Roger
Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Early 3 digit s/n
Replies: 9
Views: 2889

Re: Early 3 digit s/n

I failed to mention the serial # of my rem. M-8 is 73 x so yours is slightly earlier than mine. I honestly don't know why yours wouldn't have an engraved caliber marking too. Maybe someone else on this forum can shed some light on this question. Thanks,
Roger
by Roger
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Early 3 digit s/n
Replies: 9
Views: 2889

Re: Early 3 digit s/n

Funny that this subject should come up. I recently aquired an early model also. After conferring w/ jack I purchased. It from my friend. Its a m-8 in 35 rem. In pretty good condition. It has the caliber engraved on the top of the barrel jacket extension. I know that some early guns are engraved with...
by Roger
Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Bonnie and Clyde auction
Replies: 3
Views: 1908

Re: Bonnie and Clyde auction

Wow, definitely cool @ interesting pieces. I've purchased too many rifles as of late, so I won't be able to bid on these but I sure wish I could. I have no clue what they might bring, but it would be great to know where they end up. I hope I can keep an eye on these somehow. What great addition to a...
by Roger
Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: new pre-war early production m-81
Replies: 7
Views: 3968

new pre-war early production m-81

I just got my new( to me) M-81 delivered today and it's pretty sweet. It's an early (84 xx) production 30 rem. Caliber rifle with a solid 95% bluing intact, which upon close exam. Appears original. Some might rate it higher and already have. The wood only rates 90% + in my opinion, but looks really ...
by Roger
Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:00 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Vintage Ammo Boxes
Replies: 1
Views: 1729

Re: Vintage Ammo Boxes

Thanks Corey, I'm sure these will be a good addition to any Rem.8/81 collection. I also collect Winchester lever guns of JMBrowning design and noticed he has a box of 32/40 black powder ammo which is quite rare and I'll be bidding on it too. Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: shooting damn near MOA w/ .300 Savage
Replies: 17
Views: 7864

Re: shooting damn near MOA w/ .300 Savage

Any gun can be dangerous. Sorry I tried to help
Roger
by Roger
Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: shooting damn near MOA w/ .300 Savage
Replies: 17
Views: 7864

Re: shooting damn near MOA w/ .300 Savage

I must respectfully disagree w/ DWalt on the subject of crimping for 300 savage ammo. I will always err on the side of caution when dealing w/ something as dangerous and valuable as a collectable firearm. As w/ any subject there are many opinions for this reloading question. My advice would be to ca...
by Roger
Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Armslist: Remington Model 81 in .300sav ~ $350 w/ free ship
Replies: 1
Views: 1288

Re: Armslist: Remington Model 81 in .300sav ~ $350 w/ free ship

In my opinion it sure looks original other than the extra holes. The Williams peep also requires 2 extra holes. But as a deer hunting rifle,its set up for serious business. These are my favorite type of rifle, because I shoot @ hunt w/ all my rifles. I just won an auction for a m-81 on gunbroker or ...
by Roger
Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: shooting damn near MOA w/ .300 Savage
Replies: 17
Views: 7864

Re: shooting damn near MOA w/ .300 Savage

I always use bullets w/ a crimp groove, and crimp them firmly. This is due to the recoil of these rifles even in a box mag.I always adhere strictly to trim lengths, and to overall cart. Lengths, cause I'm dealing w/ collectable guns a/ any advantage I might gain from moving my bullets closer to the ...
by Roger
Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: shooting damn near MOA w/ .300 Savage
Replies: 17
Views: 7864

Re: shooting damn near MOA w/ .300 Savage

I would start w/imr4064 for 180 gr. Bullets,or 165 gr. Bullets. I would start w/ I Mr 4895 for 150 gr. Bullets.I've had ggood success w/ hornady 160 gr. Ftx bullets @ 4064 powder also. I load w/ rem .180 s,Hornady165 s @ speer150 s.If you don't own a manual, i'd start w/hornady's, and go from there....
by Roger
Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: shooting damn near MOA w/ .300 Savage
Replies: 17
Views: 7864

Re: shooting damn near MOA w/ .300 Savage

I've done alot of reloading w/ 300 sav.. for deer hunting use in my 4 -m-8 s. I've got some pretty accurate starting points for you if you desire any help. I've loaded w/ about 4/5 powders @ about 6 or more bullets w/ extensive testing at the range, in all 4 rifles. Let me know if I can help you in ...
by Roger
Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Strange firing event and ? on the Marble No. 6 tang sight
Replies: 6
Views: 2881

Re: Strange firing event and ? on the Marble No. 6 tang sight

I understand your pesimism. It does seem counter-productive. But that truly was their sales pitch,and they were called flexible peep sights. However ,I own 3 or 4 marbles tang peep sights,and i've never no tied any significant change in accuracy when moving those units.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: M8 on Gun Broker
Replies: 8
Views: 3621

Re: M8 on Gun Broker

Guys,I emailed the seller on this rifle @He says his best guess is that it has been reblued. But he also said that he really doesn't know for sure. Sorry I can't be of more help.
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:21 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Strange firing event and ? on the Marble No. 6 tang sight
Replies: 6
Views: 2881

Re: Strange firing event and ? on the Marble No. 6 tang sight

As far as I know, my marbles tang sights only lock down. That was part of the pitch on these sights,flexible was the name assigned to them . Hentse they weren't locked in the upright position but remained ( flexible) or movable if they were hit by something. This was a supposed plus compared to Lyma...
by Roger
Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:55 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Rem 81 on gunbroker-30 cal.
Replies: 4
Views: 2342

Re: Rem 81 on gunbroker-30 cal.

Thanks Corey, for your evaluation. I just thought it looked too good,but the pics are dark and too far away to tell a lot.I'm actually not much of a gambler, but i'm prolly gonna bid on it anyway. Maybe he's offering an inspection period.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Rem 81 on gunbroker-30 cal.
Replies: 4
Views: 2342

Re: Rem 81 on gunbroker-30 cal.

I'm sorry. I forgot to include the auction #. I'm not able to put the direct link in my post. I'm new to the computer@ don't know how to do it. Auction # is293108371
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Rem 81 on gunbroker-30 cal.
Replies: 4
Views: 2342

Rem 81 on gunbroker-30 cal.

Just noticed a nice m-81 in 30 rem. Claiming it's mint condition.It's an early gun,8000 range. A few things look not quite right to me though. Is it too good to be correct? The pics aren't clear enuf to tell too much. It's on gunbroker right now. I'm just asking some opinions here,cause I don't have...
by Roger
Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Conversion Time Again
Replies: 12
Views: 6481

Re: Conversion Time Again

Awesome work,Jack. You can truly be proud of that rifle @ I wish I could shoot it with you someday. Who knows, maybe someday! But Georgia is a long ways fro Iowa. Have some fun with her.
Thanks for your time,
Roger