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by Roger
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: looking for rem. 81 serial #16975
Replies: 6
Views: 3439

Re: looking for rem. 81 serial #16975

I'm still looking for the whereabouts of Rem. M-81- serial#16975 in 32 rem. Cal. Hope someone sees this who can help me.
Thanks for your time
Roger
Raw4555@ gmail.com
by Roger
Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 8 - Back fom the dead!
Replies: 8
Views: 4550

Re: Model 8 - Back fom the dead!

Wow,what a great job! I sometimes do what I call low impact refurbishing work on my guns if they're in bad enuf shape but I'very never even seen a gun in that bad of shape ,let alone attempt to restore it. You can surely be proud. And I personally want to thank you for saving a model 8. It probably ...
by Roger
Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Needing a buttplate
Replies: 5
Views: 2177

Re: Needing a buttplate

That's awesome! I'm glad I could be of asistance. I'd like to tell you that I really enjoy hunting here in Iowa with my m-8/81s. We have a does only season in Jan. With rifles in certain counties. I do that season w/my sons every year. It's our only rifle legal season here. But its a blast each year...
by Roger
Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Safety Bead
Replies: 2
Views: 1912

Re: Safety Bead

Thanks once again to Jack@Cameron for good usable info. I've had alot of receivers apart for thourogh cleaning etc. And have not seen this happen but, now that they have advised us, I'll be alot more careful when taking them apart.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Needing a buttplate
Replies: 5
Views: 2177

Re: Needing a buttplate

M-81 plates were indeed checkered aluminum. They were colored black but I don't know the process thathwas used. The very early ones were checkered steel @ blued. Some were serial # ed to the guns but I don't know the percentage. Obviously yours was. If it's in OK shape, then my suggestion would be t...
by Roger
Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Want to buy a barrel jacket for Remington Model 8
Replies: 1
Views: 1548

Re: Want to buy a barrel jacket for Remington Model 8

I just bought the early original barrel jacket I needed on gunbroker. What a stroke of luck!
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Needing a buttplate
Replies: 5
Views: 2177

Re: Needing a buttplate

Old school, is your stock for an 81 or8? I have a line on repro plates for an 8. I also see those 81 aluminum checked plates at gunshows here in Iowa on a somewhat regular basis. Which leads Me to believe they may have been used on other Remington rifles(700,s) etc. I may be able to find you an 81 p...
by Roger
Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:42 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: reloading the 8/81
Replies: 5
Views: 2666

Re: reloading the 8/81

It has more to do with the cartridge brass it self. Remember JM Browning designed that round to work specifically with The Rem. M-8 in 1900 or so. Smokeless powder was still very new. Also the barrel steel itself, may be different in those 2 calibers. I don't think it would be worth damaging your gu...
by Roger
Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel Nut Washer
Replies: 1
Views: 1628

Re: Barrel Nut Washer

Jack,it's great to hear from you .I wonder if the barrel nut washer could be an after market part from yrs. Ago? Maybe it was available readily back in the day, but not common enuf for us to see many today some 60 /70 yrs. Later.Just a thought and opinion. And by the way I've never seen either part ...
by Roger
Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: GB Remington Model 81 in .300sav w/ Krieger Magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 2077

Re: GB Remington Model 81 in .300sav w/ Krieger Magazine

Wow! I had no idea my kreiger conversion m-8 might be worth so much. It has a round knob pistol grip,is an early gun,and has Marbles special order sights--tang peep @ adjustable front sight. Guess I better take good care of it. I would really hate to say how little I paid Cabelas in Owatonna Minn, f...
by Roger
Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 foend project
Replies: 5
Views: 2281

Re: Model 8 foend project

Goose, the guy here on the forum who had the custom checking done is WesF. His posting is listed under pictures of your m-8/81 s thanks
Roger
by Roger
Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 foend project
Replies: 5
Views: 2281

Re: Model 8 foend project

Goose, this is just my opinion, but your buttstock doesn't look like an Auto-5 stock to me. Maybe someone else on this forum can say if it's aFn 1900 stock.?? I can't say, but I've never seen an Auto -5 stock with cheeks.Maybe it's a real rem. M-8 deluxe stock. On another subject, someone on this fo...
by Roger
Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: bolt lock back
Replies: 23
Views: 9109

Re: bolt lock back

Since your gun seemed to function OK. For a while, it may have broken a magazine indicator spring or just the mag. Indicator itself. However, I had a similar issue w/one of my 81 s,and upon dissasembly, found that the bolt carrier latch@spring were completely missing. The point being, it could be a ...
by Roger
Wed May 30, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: looking for rem. 81 serial #16975
Replies: 6
Views: 3439

Re: looking for rem. 81 serial #16975

I suddenly remembered melvin's last name today. His name was melvin allen @ he was on the guns how circuit for a long time. Maybe some of you out there knew him. Anyway he was the last person. Who had it after me.This 81 was probably sold with 5/6 boxes of original 32 rem. Ammo, but I can't say for ...
by Roger
Tue May 29, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: looking for rem. 81 serial #16975
Replies: 6
Views: 3439

looking for rem. 81 serial #16975

18 yrs. Ago I was forced thru conditions beyond my control,to sell my only m-81( at the time) . Serial#16975 was in 32 rem. Caliber@ in about 95% original condition.Of course there's no way of knowing what condition it would be in now,@ I don't care. It may have been sold at the fall Tulsa guns how ...
by Roger
Mon May 28, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Another new guy
Replies: 2
Views: 1572

Re: Another new guy

Welcome aboard, sounds like you have a real early M-8. Does it have the caliber marking engraved on the top of the barrel extension? It should be in that vintage of rifle.I've not been successful yet in posting pics. To the forum but i'm still trying. I do have the ability to get replacement buttpla...
by Roger
Mon May 28, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Model 8 owner
Replies: 6
Views: 2452

Re: New Model 8 owner

JohnP, welcome to the forum. My experience with 25 Rem. Cal. Isn't as extensive as the other 4- M-8/81 Cal.s, but you can use any of the listed formulas for 25/35 Winchester in any of the major reloading manuals to do what you want to do.I have only reloaded jacketed bullets for my 2 M-8s. Start wit...
by Roger
Mon May 28, 2012 7:13 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 81 300 Savage
Replies: 4
Views: 3029

Re: Model 81 300 Savage

Welcome aboard, it appears to me that you have a great new rifle. I'm not able to tell if it's been re-blued from the pics, but it really doesn't look like it to me. Your rear site is probably a replacement, but appears to be of the same period as the gun,so I wouldn't know if it was factory install...
by Roger
Wed May 23, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Got this Model 8 in a trade, info?
Replies: 2
Views: 1389

Re: Got this Model 8 in a trade, info?

Tg1987,welcome aboard@thanks for posting the pics.Jack is correct and very knowledgable about these rifles. Your rifle indeed looks used but not unduly abused.53rem. Is a very desirable caliber, @is still for sale at any finer gunshop or guns how.If you decide to sell it I hope you will contact the ...
by Roger
Tue May 22, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Original Boxes
Replies: 6
Views: 3287

Re: Original Boxes

Thanks so much to you both for posting these pics. It's great to have them for reference work. I have personally never seen an 8 or 81 box in person. Corey was definitely right about the other companies boxes though. As a Browning A-5 @ Winch. Lever collector too, I have seen many. Browning@Winchest...
by Roger
Sat May 19, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Original Boxes
Replies: 6
Views: 3287

Re: Original Boxes

There is a picture of a new in the box m-81 in Henwoods book. Its from bob creamer's collection. But I don't remember how much oof the box is seen. I can't remember what page it's on either, but that's all I know. Sorry, probably not much help.
Thanks,roger
by Roger
Fri May 18, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Ejector Spring Replacement and another problem
Replies: 16
Views: 8705

Re: Ejector Spring Replacement and another problem

Great news. I may try this if my m-81 that's caused trouble,continues to do so. Last time at the range,it ejected all but one rd. Out of quite a few. I just haven't had time to test again. I'm glad its working out for you,Dewalt. Have a great weekend everyone!
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Thu May 17, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Ejector Spring Replacement and another problem
Replies: 16
Views: 8705

Re: Ejector Spring Replacement and another problem

Dwalt ,glad it all seems to have worked out,so far. Let us know if it ejects etc. OK
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Sun May 13, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Ejector Spring Replacement and another problem
Replies: 16
Views: 8705

Re: Ejector Spring Replacement and another problem

I've had the same problem with model 8 s@ winch. M-1894 s,92 s, etc. I use a quick clamp grip type bar clamp to clamp the 2 tang pieces together against the buttstock. Problem is with the steep angle of the 81 grip area, it is very hard to fit a clamp in there with any success. I have however done i...
by Roger
Sun May 13, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Lyman sight
Replies: 1
Views: 1710

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: 6085

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: 3257

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: 2032

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: 2032

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: 5640

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: 5262

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: 10669

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: 2542

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: 1693

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: 1693

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: 1643

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: 4867

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: 2486

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: 2486

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: 8231

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: 2486

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: 2780

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: 8231

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: 8231

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: 3247

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: 4764

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: 5691

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: 4764

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: 3247

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: 4292

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