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by Roger
Sun May 13, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Lyman sight
Replies: 1
Views: 1445

Re: Lyman sight

I've got several tang peep sights . Some are Lyman ,some are Marbles. I don't believe my lymans have a lock for ververtical adjustment. The Marbles do have a second ring which locks against the other one. Some of my Lymans have a lock lever down on the left side to lock it while up or down. That's t...
by Roger
Sat May 12, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: JMB's Pre-Model 8 PROTOTYPE
Replies: 3
Views: 5075

Re: JMB's Pre-Model 8 PROTOTYPE

Thanks for the great photo s ,Cameron. Also very good to know some details on the prototype rifle.Corey, according to JMB biography there were at least 2 or possibly 3 models in the Winchester R@ D dept. For around 2 yrs. Maybe the rifle was one of them. I'm not sure whether they specify anything in...
by Roger
Sat May 12, 2012 5:38 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 8 grade 5 stock restore complete
Replies: 6
Views: 2745

Re: Model 8 grade 5 stock restore complete

Great job! I'm sure glad you brought her back to life. Your woodworking skills are sure good as are your artist's checkering skills.
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Wed May 09, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Primer question
Replies: 5
Views: 1641

Re: Primer question

Gary-- I think you answered your own question. Your rifle may not like horn.ftx ammo.it may develop too much pressure.however a call or e-mail to hornady. May shed some light on the subject. They are usually very helpful in my opinion. I have used horn ftx. Ammo,bullets,( reloads) ,and their new lev...
by Roger
Tue May 08, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Primer question
Replies: 5
Views: 1641

Re: Primer question

Gary, several things might cause primers to back out. Was the ammo old? What caliber is it? It may also be excessive chamber pressure. This could be caused by a few things. The chamber may be a little worn. What condition is the bore in? I need a few answers@ maybe I could help narrow it down. Thank...
by Roger
Tue May 08, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: plain barrel model #11xx
Replies: 9
Views: 4737

Re: plain barrel model #11xx

Ranman--Gosh are you lucky. What a great find. I would love to have that rifle. I don't know what you had to pay,but that peep sight @ front globe sight are worth 200$ or more here in Iowa .Good work.
Roger
by Roger
Tue May 08, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Bought A 1926 Remington Model 8 At OGCA
Replies: 7
Views: 4715

Re: Bought A 1926 Remington Model 8 At OGCA

Dalbert-welcome to the M-8 forum. I'm sure you would have been OK buying those other 3 m-8 s for those prices. I wish we saw more of them here in Iowa. Prices in Iowa are definitely higher.We see very few Rem. 8 s. Your new rifle looks good,have fun with it. But i'm warning you, they're addictive!! ...
by Roger
Sun May 06, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: MODEL 14 PROJECT FINISHED
Replies: 15
Views: 8584

Re: MODEL 14 PROJECT FINISHED

Olskool, that's the prettiest wood I've ever seen on a rem.14. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks, Roger
by Roger
Sun May 06, 2012 6:18 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: look what followed me home
Replies: 4
Views: 2163

Re: look what followed me home

Packmule,I hate it when that happens. Or at least that's what I tell my woman. Nice find despite the bubba stuff. Looks in better than 90% in pics. I 've never seen 4 --8/81 s at one show here in Iowa. We're very lucky if one pops up at a show or gunshop here at all. One every two yrs. Is more likel...
by Roger
Wed May 02, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: M-81 trouble
Replies: 2
Views: 1496

Re: M-81 trouble

Thanks cameron. I also think its an ejectorissue. But I haven't really had too many ejection problems to compare it to.and I shoot my 8/81 s alot.This is the 81 that I installed the bolt carrier latch @ spring into. Other wise it functioned great now.
Roger
by Roger
Tue May 01, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: M-81 trouble
Replies: 2
Views: 1496

M-81 trouble

I recently installed 2 new parts in a M-81 after I had trouble with it. @ it seemed to work fine except on one shot which just happned to be the last one in the magazine. It left the empty brass just laying on the mag. Follower. Then I shot a few more rds,, and it worked perfectly. My question is ,h...
by Roger
Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Q @A about the 8/81 - Bolt Carrier Latch Spring
Replies: 2
Views: 1401

Re: Q @A about the 8/81 - Bolt Carrier Latch Spring

Cameron, I installed the new parts in the offending M-81@ went to the range to test it today. It functioned fine except on one last shot, it left the empty brass laying on the magazine follower. It did keep the bolt open though.I shot 4 or 5 more rds. And it functioned perfectly.Does anyone here on ...
by Roger
Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: A Very Nice Find
Replies: 10
Views: 4084

Re: A Very Nice Find

Jack, it really is a great find. Have fun with it, it's one of the nicer conditioned 35 Rem. -m-8 s I've seen in a long time.
Roger
by Roger
Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:11 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Getting the old gal to shoot
Replies: 6
Views: 2037

Re: Getting the old gal to shoot

Sorry, olskool, i'm still new to this computer deal. I meant that post to be you.
Roger
by Roger
Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:08 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Getting the old gal to shoot
Replies: 6
Views: 2037

Re: Getting the old gal to shoot

Goose,your 32 rem. M-8 is a real good looker. I'm jealous. Be very proud of her. Thanks for sharing a pic. Of it
Roger
by Roger
Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Grandpa's Model 8 (Disturbing pic)
Replies: 25
Views: 6503

Re: Grandpa's Model 8 (Disturbing pic)

Moses ,I hope to see pics soon. I however have trouble posting pics on this forum site, so hopefully you are more successful than I've been. Can was kind enuf to post one picture for me.
Roger
by Roger
Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Getting the old gal to shoot
Replies: 6
Views: 2037

Re: Getting the old gal to shoot

Goose, glad to hear you have worked thru your small issue.experience is the best teacher. Also I've been reloading 32 rem . For several yrs. Now. Try these 2 loadings.hogden's new leverevolution powder,start w/ 34 gr.--up to 35.5 Max. W/hornady--ftx lvr.165 gr. Bullets. Also your I Mr 4895__33.4 gr....
by Roger
Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: GB 1908 30Rem/30-30
Replies: 6
Views: 2251

Re: GB 1908 30Rem/30-30

Looks relatively OK ,but the buttplate may have been changed. Blueing also looks suspect to me,but it may just be the lighting @camera used. I agree it is good for that small amount but still has a few days left. I've got 3 -30/30 rem-8 s, so I prolly won't bid. But for any member without one it is ...
by Roger
Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Grandpa's Model 8 (Disturbing pic)
Replies: 25
Views: 6503

Re: Grandpa's Model 8 (Disturbing pic)

Moses, I couldn't agree with you more. I love deer hunting w/ my model 8/81 s. I usually shoot several each Jan. Late antlerless season here in Iowa. I own 25 _8/81 s@ shoot them alot at the range too. I want to use all my guns. Colts Winchester, Remington, Browning's etc. Have fun,that's why we do ...
by Roger
Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Grandpa's Model 8 (Disturbing pic)
Replies: 25
Views: 6503

Re: Grandpa's Model 8 (Disturbing pic)

Moses, just viewed Grandpa's model 8 for the first time. I'm glad you have taken the project in hand to run with it. I believe all old guns deserve a good home where they'll be used for the purpose they were built for. Hope to see. Pics of it finished soon!!____ Roger
by Roger
Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: model 8 full pistol grip
Replies: 5
Views: 2827

Re: model 8 full pistol grip

Ran man, thanks for the pics. Very cool. I've never seen a full pistol grip trigger plate m-8. It looks completely different than the m-81. Thanks again---Roger
by Roger
Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:23 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8. #154
Replies: 12
Views: 3958

Re: Model 8. #154

I've been finishing wood my whole life. There are hundreds of methods. I start w/ 180 grit paper. Move to 220 ,then 4-0000# steel wool take your time if its worth doing, its worth doing right. Some then apply wood grain filler. But I've nver liked my results w/ that stuff. I instead like to build my...
by Roger
Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Roger's Remingtons
Replies: 10
Views: 4788

Re: Roger's Remingtons

To whoever is interested, in the Henwood letter about the 30/30 rem m-8 ,he matter of factly states that he believes they are less seldom seen than the 25/35 marked guns. I found that quite enlightening. As I stated before I'm lucky enough to have 3 of them. The latest addition to my collection came...
by Roger
Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8. #154
Replies: 12
Views: 3958

Re: Model 8. #154

Imfuncity--I couldn't agree more! Long live the rem8 @ browning auto.5 .---just my opinion.--Roger
by Roger
Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: model 8 full pistol grip
Replies: 5
Views: 2827

Re: model 8 full pistol grip

Ranman-- do you have the ability to post a photo of that trigger plate? I'm really interested in rare options. Thanks for your time.---Roger
by Roger
Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:28 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: How long should the stock be?
Replies: 9
Views: 3684

Re: How long should the stock be?

Cam-do you know if those repro buttplates have the earliest address like your photo example? Or do they say rem/umc? I talked to a parts guy who says he has a mold to make the first ones but wants alot to make some up. Minimum ten or more at 30$ each.----Roger
by Roger
Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Question about carry straps.
Replies: 4
Views: 1854

Re: Question about carry straps.

Lil bill, I have mostly m-8 s ,but I do own 7 -m81 s@ have sold 2 that I wish I had back. None of them had sling swivels for a sling strap--- hope that helps you. Its just a small sample but its all I know about it.----Roger
by Roger
Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hi.
Replies: 5
Views: 1928

Re: Hi.

Welcome--you are in the right place if you're a fan of the 8/81 s.I just joined in Jan. @ already I feel welcome here @ have learned a great deal of information that's new to me.the members are very help full. Have fun! ---Roger
by Roger
Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Shooting POE rifles *NEW VIDEO*
Replies: 12
Views: 5963

Re: Shooting POE rifles *NEW VIDEO*

Even though the rifle cameron was using was 30 rem. The recoil must have been intense, but super fun.-- Roger
by Roger
Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Shooting POE rifles *NEW VIDEO*
Replies: 12
Views: 5963

Re: Shooting POE rifles *NEW VIDEO*

Cam_@Jack, I just watched your police gun video for the first time. Couldn't stop laughing for joy!! Reminds me of the old days when the sks's @ cheap ammo for them were first here . We did alot of that type of shooting but you guys are using original m-8 police guns. What a blast that must have bee...
by Roger
Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 Page updated!
Replies: 3
Views: 2447

Re: FN 1900 Page updated!

Cam---I knew very little about the FN rifles until I joined this forum. Now at least I have good deal of great info at my finger tips thanks to all your great work on this page. An FN rifle is now at the top of my wish list.I'm sure there are many similarities to the earliest A-5 s@ I do have a litt...
by Roger
Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: What if Remington tried to market the Model 81 Today?
Replies: 7
Views: 3066

Re: What if Remington tried to market the Model 81 Today?

I find it only slightly offensive. I'm sure my youngest son would like it much better than I do. Its sorta sacreligious to an old collector like me!!! Just joking seriously.-- it is easter morning after all. Roger
by Roger
Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Model 141 - .35 Rem
Replies: 34
Views: 12271

Re: Model 141 - .35 Rem

Regarding the recoil of rem -14 s in 35 rem. I own one that came from a colorado ranch. It was used for mule deer hunting its whole life. I used it for whitetail Jan. Antlerless season here in Iowa@ noticed a slight increase in recoil over my rem-8 's. I really noticed it in my bench shooting while ...
by Roger
Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Serial numbers and production dates
Replies: 14
Views: 7108

Re: Serial numbers and production dates

Since I'm new I really don't know where to post this reply,but has any one else noticed the resemblance of the bluing color on FN1900 's to the color on the very early Browning Auto 5 s? I've also noticed a small resemblance on early rem-8 s bluing color to post world war 2 A-5 s bluing color, which...
by Roger
Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:37 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Outdoor Life cartridge article
Replies: 10
Views: 3057

Re: Outdoor Life cartridge article

I could be mistaken but I thought it was a 35 rem.---but it definitly belonged to the dentist,Dr. Henry Shehee----Roger
by Roger
Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Roger's Remingtons
Replies: 10
Views: 4788

Re: Roger's Remingtons

Ranman---i have several better condition 8/81s. But those are 3 of the more rare ones. Have some other rare. Units but I am having trouble w/ my Acer 501 loading pics on the website. Can was kind enough to load the first pic. ,but i'll eventually work thru this (I'm new to the computer). Thanks for ...
by Roger
Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: How long should the stock be?
Replies: 9
Views: 3684

Re: How long should the stock be?

I just checked about 9 m-8 s@ all were13 3/4" except one, which was 13 1/2". Hope that helps you o
ut ---Roger
by Roger
Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Roger's Remingtons
Replies: 10
Views: 4788

Re: Roger's Remingtons

Jack1653-- I bought my first m-81 about 20 yrs. Ago. I started collecting Browning Auto-5s @JMB desined Colt pistols about 30 yrs. Ago. There really is no method to my madness,I just got interests in rem.8/81 s cause of the A-5 close connection. I buy when the opertunity presents itself @I can affor...
by Roger
Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Looking for Eight Rifles
Replies: 2
Views: 1634

Re: Looking for Eight Rifles

Jack1653_ I may have a lead on one m-8 you're looking for. Don't remember exact serial. But I think it was 66000_ or 67000 range. His name is Leo from Reno,Nev. Ph#775-626-6793. Also has a lyman peep sight new in box. Call him you may find one of your rifles--Roger
by Roger
Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Outdoor Life cartridge article
Replies: 10
Views: 3057

Re: Outdoor Life cartridge article

DWalt, My understanding of the story is that deputy Prentiss oakley used the dentist,Dr. Henry shehee's Rem-8 in 35rem. To kill clyde on the first shot in the head. Now this story is much debated but there is at least some documentation of this account according to Henwood's book. But who will ever ...
by Roger
Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Redfield peep sight
Replies: 3
Views: 2726

Re: Redfield peep sight

I currently have one of these sights on my standard 16 Auto 5 Browning deer shotgun @ had another on a M-81 in 35 rem. That I sold. I recall it came to iowa from upper new york state Roger
by Roger
Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Roger's Remingtons
Replies: 10
Views: 4788

Re: Roger's Remingtons

Thank you, Cam--looks great to me. Hope some members enjoy seeing my babies. I own 2 other 30/30 Rem. Rifles. One with a Henwood letter. Plus about 20 other 8/81s
by Roger
Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Q @A about the 8/81 - Bolt Carrier Latch Spring
Replies: 2
Views: 1401

Q @A about the 8/81 - Bolt Carrier Latch Spring

This inquiry is sent out to help me find a bolt carrier latch spring. I just bought the latch from gunparts corp. I bought. An 81 recently@ after several malfunctions at the range, I consulted Henwoods book to learn that my. bolt latch was probably shot. Upon disassembly I found the suspect parts we...
by Roger
Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:08 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 with detachable mag
Replies: 17
Views: 7363

FN1900 Rifle

ran man, don't tap your FN receiver! This kind of alteration, may hurt the value of an already beautiful @quite collectable, @ rare rifle. Just an opinion,although it's one from 30 yrs of Browning collecting.Seriously though, I wish I had your FN1900 at my house!!You are a lucky man.
by Roger
Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:21 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 with detachable mag
Replies: 17
Views: 7363

FN1900 Rifle

Jerry, always great to talk w/ another auto -5 nut.Most of the time I just have to enjoy them alone.I,m new to the computer @ this forum.I'm passionate about my rem. 8's@Auto-5's @I'm glad to have some friends to converse with. Please excuse my poor typing@ lack of computer skills. I make some mista...
by Roger
Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Newbie from Calgary Alberta
Replies: 16
Views: 3522

Newbie fromCalgary Alberta

I've loaded @ shot,with my m-8's many different 30rem. Loadings.I shoot 3/4times a month. I've made some interesting observations. Every m-8 seems to have a favorite load or 2. They also seem to like slower burning powders. Here are a few. Loads you might want to try.30.5 grains of 4064 I Mr w/speer...
by Roger
Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Model 8 owner
Replies: 9
Views: 3111

new model 8 owner

I also have a 25/35 rem m-8. Mine is in the 17000 serial range. It came from a working ranch in idaho. Your serial number puts yours near the end of that marking I believe. As for reloading old brass,be careful. I reload about 25 calibers total @have loaded some old 25 rem. 30 rem. 35 rem.300 savage...
by Roger
Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 with detachable mag
Replies: 17
Views: 7363

Fn 1900

Cam, I think we do think alike. I greatly appreciate your hard work on this website. John m. Browning was a true. I geniuso@ inspiration for all my collecting over the last 30 yrs. As for the man's question about A-5 special features, I have had many over the yrs. Mostly special stock dimensions,unc...
by Roger
Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 with detachable mag
Replies: 17
Views: 7363

fnn1900 w/remvable mag

I'm not sure where you re going with the peep site hole. I don't know if his removable magazine is Fn, but i'm sure with the right amount of money they would do whatever you wanted. I have Auto-5 Fn shotguns with unusual features that I guarantee are original Fn. These guns were all made at the same...
by Roger
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 with detachable mag
Replies: 17
Views: 7363

fn 1900 rifle

I have a model 8 in 35 Cal. With a removable may. Mine may be a kreiger conversion. It is definitely not the same as yours. Mymagazine is numbered to the gun,and was reblued when altered.my best guess is yours may be fn. Who's to say it isn't.I've collected a-5 browning shotguns for thirty yrs. Fn w...