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by ranman
Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:34 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Re chambered 8
Replies: 5
Views: 2727

Re chambered 8

I came across a 25 rem that has been re chambered in 250 savage. Gun looks in very good condition but receiver has 4 holes in it for scope. I would think this is too much for these old guns. Anybody ever shoot one? Any feedback is appreciated .
by ranman
Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: My first FN
Replies: 11
Views: 7492

Re: My first FN

Great looking FN ,we will certainly need some close ups! Congrats
by ranman
Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Brass vs Nickel Cartridges
Replies: 8
Views: 3446

Re: Brass vs Nickel Cartridges

I just acquired some nickel empties for my 300 wsm . I have loaded them once with no problems. I will pull them from service and stick to brass. Very good info,thanks.
by ranman
Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: A poor bubba'd Browning 1900
Replies: 3
Views: 3335

Re: A poor bubba'd Browning 1900

I have to say that's the ugliest dog I've see for along time....but I sure would like it hanging on my wall. Nice find :mrgreen: congrats
by ranman
Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Jack1653's latest FN1900
Replies: 3
Views: 2981

Re: Jack1653's latest FN1900

Hey jack another beauty, looks great!
by ranman
Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Found a pair of FN 1900's over the last year. (56K warning!)
Replies: 6
Views: 4389

Re: Found a pair of FN 1900's over the last year. (56K warni

smitsauce,That is a very fine collection of rifles. I have to agree that hunting with one of these is just too much fun. My grandson and I both use model 8s and we get lots of lookers and comments on our guns. Have fun with them.
by ranman
Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Bubbas FN Part 2
Replies: 4
Views: 4922

Re: Bubbas FN Part 2

I have a buddy up north thats been checkering wood a very long time and I think he is the best .He has done three or four of my guns.I wish I could do that but I do not have the patience.
by ranman
Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Bubbas FN Part 2
Replies: 4
Views: 4922

Bubbas FN Part 2

I had the wood recheckered and finished. Got rid of my model T lugnut for a new bolt bushing and now I am ready to go whitetail hunting. Just thought I would share. Can't wait to go hunting.
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by ranman
Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN Bushing Handle *UPDATE*
Replies: 22
Views: 11974

Re: FN Bushing Handle *UPDATE*

Nice and all back to original specs. I never thought I would see that many FNs at once, very very nice.
by ranman
Thu May 09, 2013 5:28 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics posted*
Replies: 28
Views: 9220

Re: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics pos

Matt that is a great find. I think you can visit me for a whitetail hunt any time with that rifle. :mrgreen:
by ranman
Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member
Replies: 4
Views: 2332

Re: New member

welcome Frost30. You should start cleaning out the basement cause you know you will need room for more! :lol:
by ranman
Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Pics of whats coming
Replies: 21
Views: 9543

Re: Pics of whats coming

Looks like a bag full of fun. The sky is the limit with a rebuild and it would be a great shooter for many hunting seasons. It is always nice to have a rifle that is not run of the mill. I say go for it, but remember pics, pics and more pictures are alway required. :lol:
by ranman
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Picking up an FN today
Replies: 22
Views: 10491

Re: Picking up an FN today

beautiful, just plain beautiful. Thats about sums up these autoloaders. I would love to have that hanging on my wall. I cant tell from the pics if its a reblue or not. Have a look at the screw heads for crisp slots as sometimes they get polished to much. Very nice :mrgreen:
by ranman
Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Frozen take down lever
Replies: 4
Views: 1995

Re: Frozen take down lever

I have had a few chock tubes frozen and was told to soak them in transmition fluid over night. I tried this and it works great, well for choke tubes anyway. This might work for you .
by ranman
Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Late model FN #41xx
Replies: 4
Views: 3481

Late model FN #41xx

I managed to stumble on one of these this fall and thought I would share some pics. The checkering is a bit flat but the wood is in otherwise great shape. Looks like it has been well cared for. I had it to the range and it worked great. Fall 2012 033.jpg deer hunt 2012 with eathan 019.jpg Fall 2012 ...
by ranman
Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Resisting adding "New" 8`s and 81`s
Replies: 4
Views: 2459

Re: Resisting adding "New" 8`s and 81`s

Wonderfull wood :mrgreen: I wish I had that much patiente. You gotta love the stocks on those 99s
by ranman
Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: No longer on the outside looking in
Replies: 6
Views: 2464

Re: No longer on the outside looking in

Welcome, it is a great site and you will get lots of good reading here. I think you should shoot your model 8, but i bet you cant shoot just one. :lol:
by ranman
Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: rem 32 deer kill
Replies: 9
Views: 6885

Re: rem 32 deer kill

Nice buck for the freezer. Were I live in Ontario the gun deer season is only two weeks long, it starts tomorro (nov 5) .The limit is one deer a season and there is a lottery for doe tags. With some luck my model 8 in 35cal will be used. Good hunting.
by ranman
Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Waffles on the cook stove.
Replies: 8
Views: 3280

Re: Waffles on the cook stove.

Im with Imfuncity on that one, my back got sore just looking at that picture....but it does beat frozzzzen waffels :lol:
by ranman
Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Remington Model 14 1/2
Replies: 8
Views: 7258

Re: Remington Model 14 1/2

Canuk, The barrel measures about 22 inches. I can not tell if the mag tube has been cut. It looks original, but many of these old guns have been customized. They are a blast to shoot on the range and are not to hard on my shoulder.
by ranman
Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: bubbas fn
Replies: 2
Views: 2754

bubbas fn

I managed to find bubbas fn. I would like to find some sling swivels and maybe get rid of the modle t lug nut. The rifle otherwise is in good shape and will be a fine hunting arm this fall. Has anyone got a line on some aftermarket swivels ? Jack have you any bolt bushings left.
by ranman
Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Another FN to the Stable
Replies: 10
Views: 6261

Re: Another FN to the Stable

Jack you have one fine rifle.I think the front stock could be repaired and you would never know as it is on the underside. I think this would be a great addition to any collection. Good find.
by ranman
Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Conversion Time Again
Replies: 12
Views: 6172

Re: Conversion Time Again

That looks like it would be waaay to much fun to shoot! very nice.
by ranman
Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: THE GREAT MODEL 8 WITH IRON WHEELS
Replies: 7
Views: 3987

Re: THE GREAT MODEL 8 WITH IRON WHEELS

A local smith had this in the back room, it was covered in rust from years of neglect . Metal and wood looked good, no major pits or cracks but just a mess. We started talking and now I am the proud owner, he did a great job. It shoots as good as it looks to. Boy I cant wait till fall.
by ranman
Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: THE GREAT MODEL 8 WITH IRON WHEELS
Replies: 7
Views: 3987

Re: THE GREAT MODEL 8 WITH IRON WHEELS

This is my 35 cal 1915. It has been restored to its former glory and will see the bush this fall.
by ranman
Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Safety Bead
Replies: 2
Views: 1833

Re: Safety Bead

I bought a 25 and discovered the same problem,the little ball was gone. I cleaned the hole out with a needle then fit a few ball bearings untill I got the right size, which was one eighth of an inch in diameter. Make sure the hole that goes all the way through is clear then add a drop of black max l...
by ranman
Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: MODEL 14 PROJECT FINISHED
Replies: 15
Views: 10322

Re: MODEL 14 PROJECT FINISHED

Now that is one classy rifle, the wood is amazing . Nice :mrgreen:
by ranman
Wed May 09, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: plain barrel model #11xx
Replies: 9
Views: 5454

Re: plain barrel model #11xx

I knew the tang site was not original but was not sure about the end or globe site. I have never found this type of end site, but I do like it. Were all the end sites the same type on these ? Thanks again .
by ranman
Tue May 08, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: plain barrel model #11xx
Replies: 9
Views: 5454

plain barrel model #11xx

I was at a gun show looking for model 8s and found this instead. I believe it to be all correct including early buttplate. It has a lyman end site that flips up to show a circle with post or down for post only and a lyman peep site with flip down center. :D :D May 7 035.jpg May 7 038.jpg May 7 039.j...
by ranman
Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Remington Model 8 Safety Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 9711

Re: Remington Model 8 Safety Replacement

That is a very good read on model 8 safetys,and pics are great. Thanks Big Al
by ranman
Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: model 8 full pistol grip
Replies: 5
Views: 3141

Re: model 8 full pistol grip

Roger : Here are some photos of the trigger group I have. I put a regular pistol grip with the full pistol grip in the first pic for comparison.
Thanks
Ranman
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by ranman
Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Ol'Thunder's FN 1900 (from Italy)
Replies: 3
Views: 3055

Re: Ol'Thunder's FN 1900 (from Italy)

Nice, looks like it just came from the factory! Great stuff.
by ranman
Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Remington Model 14 1/2
Replies: 8
Views: 7258

Remington Model 14 1/2

I am trying to identify a Remington Model 14 1/2. It has a special bronze buttplate with Remington NOP embossed on it. It is a takedown 44 calibre and has a Dominion of Canada proof mark on it. The serial number is C251XX. Could this be an old police gun. Anyone that has any information, please let ...
by ranman
Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Roger's Remingtons
Replies: 10
Views: 5528

Re: Roger's Remingtons

Beauty collection, you have some very nice peices. I noticed none of your stocks are drilled for slings, it is very difficult to find 8s here that are not all beat up. Nice stuff :mrgreen:
by ranman
Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 with detachable mag
Replies: 17
Views: 8489

Re: FN 1900 with detachable mag

Brain cramp. what was I thinking :oops: I know better! I am installing fire sight and peep on a 35 cal model 8, weather permitting I will shoot this week. I have used this fn for about ten years (only on sunny days) it is just so darn nice to carry.
by ranman
Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 with detachable mag
Replies: 17
Views: 8489

Re: FN 1900 with detachable mag

I have not put a peep sight on this fn because I just cant seem to get up enough nerve to drill and tap it.( its has no holes) I hate the thought of altering something that has made it this far in such good original shape. I do not mind altering hunting guns as they need to be functional- swivels, s...
by ranman
Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 with detachable mag
Replies: 17
Views: 8489

Re: FN 1900 with detachable mag

I have not used this much in the last year or so because I do not shoot the open sights very well anymore. I might have to put a peep on it for the fall hunt . As you can see it is in pretty good shape and has been looked after quite well by someone. The mag conversion is one of the best I have seen...
by ranman
Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 with detachable mag
Replies: 17
Views: 8489

FN 1900 with detachable mag

Here are some pics of my FN. It has a very low serial number (255) and a detachable mag and a recoil pad. Could this be factory? This is my first attempt at attaching pictures. Hope this is okay. http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii634/ranman50/browningfn018.jpg http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums...
by ranman
Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: model 8 full pistol grip
Replies: 5
Views: 3141

Re: model 8 full pistol grip

Thanks for the info. I have never seen one but am looking. Thanks again.
by ranman
Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: model 8 full pistol grip
Replies: 5
Views: 3141

model 8 full pistol grip

I have a model 8 trigger plate assembly that has a full pistol grip. It is serial number 5936 and has no side springs, and the mag has matching number on it. Would this be factory ? It shows no marks from bending or heat so it looks factory. I thought model 8s only came with half pistol grips or str...
by ranman
Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Ryan from SFRC: Model 8 in 25 Remington (Canada)
Replies: 4
Views: 2141

Re: Ryan from SFRC: Model 8 in 25 Remington (Canada)

I could not resist , its this darn jackitis thing. I just have to break the news to the bride befor it shows up in the mail. :o I have never had a 25 rem and am looking forward to shooting it.This was my first dealings with Ryan at SFRC and they seem very good. I had the grandson out shooting the 30...
by ranman
Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: My first Model 8!!! Original sellers pics added
Replies: 6
Views: 3335

Re: My first Model 8!!! Original sellers pics added

It is nice to see these old relics come back to life. I think you have a dandy and will have lots of fun putting lead downrange with that one. Like everyone says they are addictive. Welcome to the club. :D
by ranman
Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: barrel liner wrinkles
Replies: 1
Views: 1477

barrel liner wrinkles

I picked up a kreiger model 8 in 32 cal. Looks like some doorknob had it in a vise and spun it. Is there any right way to fix without scrapping the part? I will try to get some pics on soon, befor and after if I can. On another note I was lucky to find two trigger asemblys complete with magazines an...
by ranman
Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: mag spring for model 8
Replies: 1
Views: 1446

mag spring for model 8

Can anybody tell me how to make a magazine spring for a model 8 ? I just aquired one that would not feed right ,and as it turned out has a 3 leg spring from a model 81 installed . I swapped springs from another model 8 ( correct 5 leg ) and it works great. Now I need a correct spring. Thanks
by ranman
Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Newbie from Ontario
Replies: 3
Views: 1689

Newbie from Ontario

I think your site is a great source of information on these fine old rifles, so I thought I should join. I have used these guns for years and really enjoy them. Thanks everybody.