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by ranman
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: POE Heaven
Replies: 8
Views: 5977

Re: POE Heaven

Fantastic collection of Police rifles.
by ranman
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tulsa Trip--Jackitis Bad
Replies: 31
Views: 13090

Re: Tulsa Trip--Jackitis Bad

Jack , your latest acquisitions are amazing, such a variety of model 8s all I can say is wow. Of course I would like to see the FN in a few more pictures or maybe the D grade, the C maybe....oh oh overload :mrgreen:
by ranman
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 30-30 rem
Replies: 7
Views: 4308

Re: 30-30 rem

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30-30 Remington rounds first year or two production I think .
by ranman
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 30-30 rem
Replies: 7
Views: 4308

30-30 rem

Found five 30-30 Remington rounds in my stash this week . I happened to check the headstamps as I also shoot 32 and noticed it was stamped odd. I think these were only made the first year or two. Pictures will follow.
by ranman
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: new forum format
Replies: 9
Views: 5601

Re: new forum format

Bandersnatch, my I Pad seems to have the same problem with the new format. I will also try the pc.
by ranman
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Battlefield 1 video game
Replies: 4
Views: 2914

Re: Battlefield 1 video game

The model 8 in a video game,who would have thought! Now our secret is out and all the kids will want one. I had better get my jackitis top up.
by ranman
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: 81 Doublefeeding
Replies: 1
Views: 1582

Re: 81 Doublefeeding

Sounds like the magazine lips need to be reshaped . If they are to wide the rounds will not stop at the top of the magazine when firing. There is a "sweet spot" the lips must be shaped - front and back, differences are almost unnoticeable. The follower will push the cartridge to high and double feed...
by ranman
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 #55 ----- CUSTOM
Replies: 7
Views: 6296

Re: FN 1900 #55 ----- CUSTOM

The take down latch on the forearm is a great addition. Old world craftsmanship is the way all the fns were build but this one is a cut above. Great score Jack!
by ranman
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Addition To Member Family
Replies: 16
Views: 6737

Re: New Addition To Member Family

Congratulations poppa81 police.
by ranman
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Now. That's better.
Replies: 7
Views: 4536

Re: Now. That's better.

Awesome set !
by ranman
Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 on Gun Broker
Replies: 5
Views: 4479

Re: FN 1900 on Gun Broker

The length of pull looks to have been shortened and i think the butplate is to early for the serial number? Does anyone know the serial number the change of plates was made? This is only my speculation from a few pictures. A few issues but it is still an FN.
by ranman
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Proper Lubrication (for the Model 8/81)
Replies: 2
Views: 2214

Re: Proper Lubrication (for the Model 8/81)

I have use rig on the internal barrel components and only a drop of oil on the rails and trigger assembly. Like sarge stated wipe all excessive oil off as it will be a dirt magnet. Too much oil also will freeze up if in sub zero weather which is often deer season here. Most of the guns I have seen t...
by ranman
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Meanwhile, at the Gun Show...
Replies: 19
Views: 8793

Re: Meanwhile, at the Gun Show...

I like the scope set up,nice rig. Good find!
by ranman
Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: New addition
Replies: 10
Views: 6762

Re: New addition

I would like to see a video on this. I bet most would hold minute of pie plate at 100 yards.
by ranman
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 scope mounts
Replies: 8
Views: 6547

Re: FN 1900 scope mounts

It would take a lot of time to hand fit a set of rings to any one of those. Would make a great rig with a vintage Alaskan scope.
by ranman
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FN 1900
Replies: 16
Views: 7677

Re: FN 1900

Wow that's some serious cash! I do like the early serial number . The custom work well executed . The buyer should be happy to have a one of a kind right there.
by ranman
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 5
Views: 2784

Re: Happy New Year

Jack, thanks for all your input about these fine arms. It is always a pleasure to read about any great 8/81 or fn related stories. One day I will make the trek down to your great 8 event. Happy new year .
by ranman
Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Safety inscription
Replies: 4
Views: 2956

Re: Safety inscription

The top 8 manufacture date is 1908 serial 104xx in 30-30 rem. Bottom on is 1914 serial 334xx in 35 rem. Both have matching floor plates and no safety inscribed below the lever. These have not been reblued . Maybe both are Monday guns...
by ranman
Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Safety inscription
Replies: 4
Views: 2956

Safety inscription

I have three model 8s that do not have the word safe under the lever. The serial number are in the ten, twenty and thirty thousand ranges. I thought only early ones were not marked. Is this common with the total production of the model 8?
by ranman
Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 not ejecting
Replies: 25
Views: 8220

Re: Model 8 not ejecting

I had a rifle with similar problems cause by a bent bolt carrier latch. The latch gets bent on the small end and is very hard notice.
by ranman
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Finally had some luck--32 Remington
Replies: 5
Views: 5680

Re: Finally had some luck--32 Remington

That's a very nice buck. I also have been hunting with a 32rem but no luck yet. The model 8 is a great deer gun!
by ranman
Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Great 8 Countdown & * Giveaway!
Replies: 19
Views: 9283

Re: Great 8 Countdown & * Giveaway!

Looks like a great 8 time! All those springpoles in one spot would give me the shivers :D I had better not miss the next one.
by ranman
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Great 8 Countdown & * Giveaway!
Replies: 19
Views: 9283

Re: Great 8 Countdown

Yes, pictures please. I also will not make the 8 fest but would like to see the festivities. Thanks guys.
by ranman
Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: GunBroker Model 8
Replies: 4
Views: 2720

Re: GunBroker Model 8

Nice 8! Need some like that here.
by ranman
Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: LOVE STORIES: Your first model 8 (or 81)
Replies: 16
Views: 8391

Re: LOVE STORIES: Your first model 8 (or 81)

When I was a kid my pal and I went on a deer hunt after school. He brought his grandads model 8 in 30 rem. That was the first time I looked at one,what a cool rifle. I still have and use that 8 over forty years now.
by ranman
Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Jack's Custom Engraved 8...& Carbine Barrel Assy.
Replies: 10
Views: 6604

Re: Jack's Custom Engraved 8...& Carbine Barrel Assy.

Jack,you always find the neatest rifles,very nice.
by ranman
Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Tang screw size
Replies: 3
Views: 2392

Re: Tang screw size

Rack shack I have sent you a pm
by ranman
Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Tang screw size
Replies: 3
Views: 2392

Re: Tang screw size

The pitch is 40 threads and the diameter is .218 on the one I measured .
by ranman
Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Building (rebuilding?) one of our ladies
Replies: 12
Views: 5392

Re: Building (rebuilding?) one of our ladies

A scoped 8 would be a great option. Vintage or period correct scope always have the cool factor. Besides you always needs options :lol:
by ranman
Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Need a stock screw
Replies: 4
Views: 2612

Re: Need a stock screw

Bandersnatch is your 8 a straight or pistol grip stock. The pistol grip screws are much longer.
by ranman
Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Rem art
Replies: 3
Views: 2357

Re: Rem art

Jack1653, yes I'm alway on the lookout for fns but they are getting scarce up here to. I don't think I will reach your goal :mrgreen: that a pretty high bar! Alway have fun digging for the good stuff.
by ranman
Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Rem art
Replies: 3
Views: 2357

Rem art

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I received this a few years ago. It is from 1966 celebrating the centennial. There is 12 nice prints but the model 8 is the sweetest.
by ranman
Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: skip the .30-30, use the .32 Win Special for.32 Rem brass?
Replies: 8
Views: 3821

Re: skip the .30-30, use the .32 Win Special for.32 Rem bras

I was checking the dimensions in the 13 edition of Cartrides of the world (page 551) and they list case length on both as 2.04. Some very good info here. It would be so nice if I didn't have to scour the ground and snow for my empties... There is alway one that I never can find!
by ranman
Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: skip the .30-30, use the .32 Win Special for.32 Rem brass?
Replies: 8
Views: 3821

Re: skip the .30-30, use the .32 Win Special for.32 Rem bras

Should work very well and less likely to confuse the reloads . My stash of 32 rem is getting low and I may try this.
by ranman
Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 81 .32cal ya or na
Replies: 5
Views: 2968

Re: Model 81 .32cal ya or na

This sounds more like a parts gun and the price does not reflect that . My two cents....
by ranman
Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: New FN owner looking for information and advice
Replies: 18
Views: 11149

Re: New FN owner looking for information and advice

update: we have made an exchange and this fn is now on my workbench getting cleaned and ready for the range. Thanks Heronfish.
by ranman
Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: New FN owner looking for information and advice
Replies: 18
Views: 11149

Re: New FN owner looking for information and advice

Heronfish, I have sent you a pm
Thanks
Randy
by ranman
Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: New FN owner looking for information and advice
Replies: 18
Views: 11149

Re: New FN owner looking for information and advice

I think these are best left as is if they still function. The metal sounds to be in good condition and should no be "fixed" . Stocks could be recut if too far worn but again this is only my two cents -Canadian at that . Pictures,picture,and more pictures are essential for us fn and 8/81 nuts.
by ranman
Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: GOT ONE - Redfield on a Model 8 - GOT ONE
Replies: 4
Views: 2793

Re: Redfield on a Model 8

I have the same sight on my 30 rem. also missing the aperture. The Williams Foolproof receiver aperture fits and is quite common. The fit is very good but Loctite 242 may be used to make sure it stays put.
by ranman
Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: WHERE ARE YOU?
Replies: 27
Views: 12170

Re: WHERE ARE YOU?

Hey guys, I'm still logging in weekly to see what's going on in the model 8 world. I also need to take more time and post about these fine rifles.
by ranman
Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member and proud owner of a great model 81
Replies: 5
Views: 3959

Re: New member and proud owner of a great model 81

Very nice 81, they are so hard to find now in such good shape. Welcome to the GREAT 8/81s. They are to much fun!
by ranman
Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Great Model 8 MEET & GREET!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 16095

Re: Great Model 8 MEET & GREET!!!

Awsome picture, looks like three kids in a candy store. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by ranman
Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Newcomer with an FN 1900
Replies: 37
Views: 20478

Re: Newcomer with an FN 1900

Thanks for sharing pictures of this fine rifle and great stories. It is always nice to imagine their hunts and history. Now I must go to the cold cellar,I'm sure there's a bottle of sherry down there... :lol:
by ranman
Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 with scope bracket, value issue
Replies: 9
Views: 6617

Re: FN 1900 with scope bracket, value issue

The scope mount is certinally an issue but I think the rarity of the FN would override most of it. A competent smith could make a mating set of rings and you are back in business. The blue book value from 2014 suggest 1500 dollars at 60 %. I would think that would be close if there are no other issu...
by ranman
Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: model 8 #106
Replies: 12
Views: 6604

Re: model 8 #106

To find an early one in such good shape! Wow and it looks correct to boot. If you get bored with it, I will make room in Canada . Very nice.
by ranman
Sat Dec 06, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: The Best Things In Life
Replies: 7
Views: 5826

Re: The Best Things In Life

Very nice deer! I bet he will be smiling till next season . It is so nice to see the younger generation out hunting .
by ranman
Tue May 27, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Finally an 81
Replies: 2
Views: 2261

Finally an 81

Got my first model 81 and it is 300 savage . It's in very good shape and came with a stith mount. Now I am looking for a classic 7/8 tube scope to top it with. Barrel code BSS dates to 1947. I should mention it kicks like a mule ! Now I understand all the old sissy pads. :lol: http://i1263.photobuck...
by ranman
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: "Jackitis" Strikes AGAIN!
Replies: 7
Views: 4147

Re: "Jackitis" Strikes AGAIN!

Jack1653, you have a great selection of auto loaders and to assemble a dozen is very challenging . I don't know how you will decide which one to shoot. :D very nice
by ranman
Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN for sale on Gunbroker ends 3/24/2014
Replies: 14
Views: 7052

Re: FN for sale on Gunbroker ends 3/24/2014

All right Roger! :mrgreen: hope we get to see lots of pics on this beauty. Congrats
by ranman
Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Re chambered 8
Replies: 5
Views: 2727

Re: Re chambered 8

I was not sure if the 250 savage would be to hard on the receiver, it looks ok .I may have a VERY good look at it before I purchase. thanks