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by Adam Lee
Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Jack-Itis and my first Krieger!
Replies: 13
Views: 8799

Re: Jack-Itis and my first Krieger!

Carl, I do think I got a good deal - even without the magazine! It is a later Krieger, you can see it has that extra screw on the right side of the receiver (not talking about the pair of extra screws on the left s/n side) which serves as the safety over travel stop. I'm guessing there is a specific...
by Adam Lee
Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Jack-Itis and my first Krieger!
Replies: 13
Views: 8799

Jack-Itis and my first Krieger!

Wow - what a month! Just won my first Krieger 81 (minus magazine) and it is definitely a case of jackitis! More later I'm on a dang iPhone and find them tough to use.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =487746891

Adam
by Adam Lee
Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:24 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Marble R6 Tang Sight (SALE PENDING)
Replies: 2
Views: 2775

Re: Marble R6 Tang Sight (SALE PENDING)

I wanted to know the same thing!
by Adam Lee
Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: 6.5 Grendel, 6.8 SPC, .300AAC - daydreamin'!
Replies: 32
Views: 12227

Re: 6.5 Grendel, 6.8 SPC, .300AAC - daydreamin'!

Cam, other arf-15 guys in the 6.5 Grendel realm, what do you think of this upper?

http://www.jsesurplus.com/CUSTOM20DOUBL ... LLHGB.aspx

thanks
Adam
by Adam Lee
Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: 6.5 Grendel, 6.8 SPC, .300AAC - daydreamin'!
Replies: 32
Views: 12227

Re: 6.5 Grendel, 6.8 SPC, .300AAC - daydreamin'!

I'm running a JP silent capture spring, not anything smoother out there. I also run a JP low mass bolt carrier, that combination (along with a small frame Bennie Cooley brake) makes the gun "kick like a 223, but hit like a 243" http://www.midwayusa.com/product/316607/jp-enterprises-silent-captured-...
by Adam Lee
Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:13 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Brand New 81 Owner
Replies: 6
Views: 5814

Re: Brand New 81 Owner

+1 very nice early 81 score, 50Deuce! Curious minds would be very interested in the rifle for sale at your gun shop - don't tease - can you give us who may be very interested in consideration of buying the .30Rem rifle a link to the business address/etc? It wouldn't be sitting for years if people kn...
by Adam Lee
Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 6.5 Grendel, 6.8 SPC, .300AAC - daydreamin'!
Replies: 32
Views: 12227

6.5 Grendel build Q's

Hey guys. This is in the "general" folder since it's nothing to do with Model 8s/81s... Building an arf-15 for the first time - after owning a Colt HBAR back in the day, I couldn't help myself now that lowers are so cheap! Got an Anderson lower and a parts kit, now on to the buffer/tube/and spring s...
by Adam Lee
Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: 6.5 Grendel, 6.8 SPC, .300AAC - daydreamin'!
Replies: 32
Views: 12227

Re: 6.5 Grendel, 6.8 SPC, .300AAC - daydreamin'!

I don't know anything about Sabre Defense quality (I believe they're out of business now), but for the price it's hard to beat Alexander Arms uppers. For $735-792 you can get complete 6.5 uppers (16" or 18") which include a bolt carrier group and charging handle. http://www.shopalexanderarms.com/Up...
by Adam Lee
Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 6.5 Grendel, 6.8 SPC, .300AAC - daydreamin'!
Replies: 32
Views: 12227

Re: 6.5 Grendel, 6.8 SPC, .300AAC - daydreamin'!

Cam,
Any knowledge on the Sabre 6.5 Grendel upper? It's an M-4 profile with pinned flash hider, so it's a 14.5" bbl made legally into a 16" length.

Looking into my pre-built options to get my arf-15/Anderson going sooner rather than later....

thanks!
Adam
by Adam Lee
Sun May 31, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Yet another Model 81 in .300 SAV
Replies: 2
Views: 2652

Yet another Model 81 in .300 SAV

Guys, this one actually came to me in April before the 81 I just got yesterday - anyway, pics later for same reason as always school/new dogs/sleep deprivation/etc. Later 81, date code PTT/June, '48 and s/n 39763 which is everywhere it should be. Slab-sided forearm, aluminum buttplate, a little scra...
by Adam Lee
Sun May 31, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Woot Woot! Another Model 81 .30 Rem in the herd!
Replies: 7
Views: 4037

Re: Woot Woot! Another Model 81 .30 Rem in the herd!

OK, I have no pics yet - but this Model 81, s/n 8280, has all the "classic" early 81 stuff - and it's just before the "later" features, so I am happy. LH/Feb '39 bbl jacket code. Semi-beavertail forearm, steel buttplate, pretty decent blue remaining, s/n 8280 everywhere. Will post pics but end of sc...
by Adam Lee
Sun May 31, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 81 butt stock? ??
Replies: 1
Views: 2279

Re: 81 butt stock? ??

Hey there,
while the 81 tang has two screws only one goes into the wood. The other screw is for the spring plate.

It is most likely an 81 stock, IMHO.

Adam
by Adam Lee
Sat May 30, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: You guys in Oklahoma and Texas
Replies: 4
Views: 3065

Re: You guys in Oklahoma and Texas

Rob,
My classroom kids (I teach 5th grade students) have been tracking the severe weather recently in class. Unfortunately, this is when we start getting the bad stuff and hopefully TX/OK/Ark/MO/KS will rise above.
And it's good to hear you're not in the submerged parts of Houston!

Adam
by Adam Lee
Sat May 30, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Codes
Replies: 2
Views: 2422

Re: Codes

CK, You're right - this s/n is an early first year 81, 1936. Also, the lower of the two barrel jacket stamps is the original assembly date code of November, 1936 (RE) while the upper code is a factory return/repair code for November, 1939 (RH3). Neat stuff - from the slab-sided forearm, I assumed it...
by Adam Lee
Fri May 29, 2015 3:27 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 Gunsmith?
Replies: 4
Views: 2865

Re: Model 81 Gunsmith?

Can anyone recommend a good gunsmith for a model 81, in case I want to mount a period correct scope? ckmorley CK, many of us here would advise against installing a scope to your 81 if it did not already have holes drilled in the receiver or barrel jacket. However, if it's already been done, read on...
by Adam Lee
Fri May 29, 2015 3:19 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: new */81 Owner
Replies: 4
Views: 3489

Re: new */81 Owner

Nice looking 81, CK!

What's the s/n range and barrel jacket date code, if I may ask? From the forearm style, it could have been anywhere from about 1940-1949.

Have fun shooting and enjoying your new rifle!

Adam
by Adam Lee
Tue May 26, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Highest M8 Serial #?
Replies: 41
Views: 30352

Re: Highest M8 Serial #?

Robert, as far as adding pictures to posts on this forum is concerned: my best luck is by just embedding the link to my google drive photo albums. I know it is all a bunch of clicking but it does get annoying when something that used to work a particular way doesn't seem to do so any more. Can't say...
by Adam Lee
Mon May 18, 2015 6:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: recently acquired original .32Rem ammo
Replies: 10
Views: 5732

Re: recently acquired original .32Rem ammo

Roger, Norm, thanks for your feedback. Roger - I do appreciate your opinion on what to do with the ammo. For the price I paid, and the quality of the rounds - notwithstanding the boxes missing their lids - I was amazed at my luck. I think that was just plain honest, dumb luck on my part. Now, what t...
by Adam Lee
Sun May 17, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 Barrel lengh Difference
Replies: 7
Views: 4318

Re: Model 8 Barrel lengh Difference

If such a thing exists, it sure might be an aftermarket barrel. Just my thought, based on nothing more than a guess!

Keep up the research!

Adam
by Adam Lee
Sun May 17, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 Barrel lengh Difference
Replies: 7
Views: 4318

Re: Model 8 Barrel lengh Difference

I don't have any knowledge regarding your question, however I wanted to mention that I appreciate your well-edited photos showing exactly where the markings are on your .30 Rem barrel. That W&S and 40 stamp add a lot of interest to a "gun markings" gun nut like me!!

Adam
by Adam Lee
Sun May 17, 2015 4:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: recently acquired original .32Rem ammo
Replies: 10
Views: 5732

Re: recently acquired original .32Rem ammo

After doing a little of my own research into this ammo online, as well as inspecting the variations/characteristics of the boxes and individual rounds in each, I noticed a few things that convince me I have ammo from two possible time frames. They might be half 1916-1920's, and other half 1920's-193...
by Adam Lee
Fri May 15, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: recently acquired original .32Rem ammo
Replies: 10
Views: 5732

Re: recently acquired original .32Rem ammo

OK so I did get 11 boxes of this obsolete ammo. Most of it I have looked at has the silver-colored primer cups, but at least a few boxes are the copper "U" stamped cups. Every bit of it is untarnished with corrosion or rust or anything - just slightly "browning" for lack of a better term. Here are t...
by Adam Lee
Fri May 15, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: recently acquired original .32Rem ammo
Replies: 10
Views: 5732

Re: recently acquired original .32Rem ammo

Sorry I forgot to locate a picture to include that displays the condition of most of the boxes this ammo came in. I will do that later when I can. Basically, they are all the plain tan boxes with the angled profile picture of a Model 14 pump rifle on the side. They had/have that red round label whic...
by Adam Lee
Fri May 15, 2015 4:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: recently acquired original .32Rem ammo
Replies: 10
Views: 5732

recently acquired original .32Rem ammo

Guys, I just took some pics of the vintage .32 Rem ammo I purchased recently. For this effort, I took two boxes of this ammo (already lacking the tops) and compared the rounds. One thing I want to hear from you experts on older ammo, is approximate vintage of boxes and ammunition. It came to me desc...
by Adam Lee
Thu May 14, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Woot Woot! Another Model 81 .30 Rem in the herd!
Replies: 7
Views: 4037

Re: Woot Woot! Another Model 81 .30 Rem in the herd!

Do you realize what you've done?! haha You scored a great early 81 at a great price! I love how the stock set hasn't been sanded down, looks good. You are 100% correct, sir, regarding your observations. I was a bit surprised that I was not easily overtaken in the bidding. I looked at the jacket cod...
by Adam Lee
Wed May 13, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Woot Woot! Another Model 81 .30 Rem in the herd!
Replies: 7
Views: 4037

Woot Woot! Another Model 81 .30 Rem in the herd!

Wow. When it rains.... I'll have to come back and explain the other guns & ammo stuff that's suddenly been appearing in my world, but I was glad to notice my FFL guy has more paperwork soon - http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=481035017 and I just left his place, this afternoon, pic...
by Adam Lee
Sat May 09, 2015 5:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: new made Henry .22 pump versus waiting for old Model 12/24
Replies: 1
Views: 1917

new made Henry .22 pump versus waiting for old Model 12/24

Guys, I am just thinking aloud here, and wondering what you all think. I am and have been interested in purchasing one of the various Henry rifles, mainly I like that the Big Boy series lever guns appeal to me. Also, and another main reason, made in America. That being said, my actual first interest...
by Adam Lee
Thu May 07, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Vintage Hunting Picture with a Model 8
Replies: 7
Views: 8725

Re: Vintage Hunting Picture with a Model 8

here is another link from vintage semi auto forum about him. http://vintagesemiautorifle.proboards.com/thread/12/homesteading-years-model-8 This whole thread convinced me to make .25Rem my next orphan to acquire. I mean really - this dude spent decades hunting everything from porcupines to elk with...
by Adam Lee
Wed May 06, 2015 3:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Buffalo arms 30 Rem for sale
Replies: 28
Views: 9419

Re: Buffalo arms 30 Rem for sale

Adam, Sounds like a good score. We will be looking forward to the photos when you receive them. With a couple hundred this will give you a good stash for reloading in the future. As I have cautioned before about "old" ammo watch for splits of the necks. If you start getting them stop shooting them....
by Adam Lee
Tue May 05, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Buffalo arms 30 Rem for sale
Replies: 28
Views: 9419

Re: Buffalo arms 30 Rem for sale

OK folks - I did the opposite version of buying the Buffalo arms ammo, so I think I should start a new thread (once my ammo comes in) - I got a couple hundred rounds of old nickel-jacketed .32 Remington on auction. Half of it is in boxes missing lids, half of it is in beat-up boxes...but the ammo lo...
by Adam Lee
Tue May 05, 2015 3:38 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 81 300 Savage NOW WITH PHOTOS
Replies: 7
Views: 4795

Re: Model 81 300 Savage NOW WITH PHOTOS

Looks solid, clean, and no holes. Nice gun to alleviate Jackitus!

Adam
by Adam Lee
Tue May 05, 2015 3:34 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 in .300 Savage. No, I'm not kidding.
Replies: 9
Views: 5049

Re: Model 8 in .300 Savage. No, I'm not kidding.

I was kind of hoping that whoever won this auction was also a member of the forum, so we might get a chance to learn about what this Model 8 with 81 barrel and barrel jacket was like "under the skin"..... But probably, we'll never know. I just thought the barrel jacket with repair code and possibly ...
by Adam Lee
Mon May 04, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Buffalo arms 30 Rem for sale
Replies: 28
Views: 9419

Re: Buffalo arms 30 Rem for sale

thanks for the shooter's testing BS! Glad to see you are willing to "show the money".....we all appreciate it. Joe, thanks as well for the links to the reloader's stuff - that's where I'm headed, for my .32, .35, and .300 Sav eventually. Aw, just go ahead and add .30 to the list....30 Rem that is - ...
by Adam Lee
Sat May 02, 2015 6:31 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Model 8 Owner
Replies: 5
Views: 3248

Re: New Model 8 Owner

Really? So would that technically make it a Remington Autoloading Rifle and not a Model 8 then? Ayup. Ya got any more pics? We like pics. :) Yes, we do like pictures of these guns, don't we? On that point - I need to get a new camera or a new smartphone that has a decent camera. Did I just think th...
by Adam Lee
Sat May 02, 2015 4:37 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 in .300 Savage. No, I'm not kidding.
Replies: 9
Views: 5049

Re: Model 8 in .300 Savage. No, I'm not kidding.

This hybrid Model 8 with a .300 barrel is just about to be done. Now that the seller posted some pics from the bottom of the receiver, I notice that the s/n of the receiver matches the barrel jacket head - 38922 "circle K" - yet the barrel jacket topside has the date/rebuild code of LJ3 above what m...
by Adam Lee
Sat May 02, 2015 4:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Buffalo arms 30 Rem for sale
Replies: 28
Views: 9419

Re: Buffalo arms 30 Rem for sale

Bandersnatch, (I don't know your actual name so until I do - I'll be referring to you as BS, LOL - JK!) I was looking at those headstamps, which appear to be "real" old R-P/Remington-Peters stamped. Do outfits such as Buffalo Arms just gather and collect used brass, run it all through the tumbler/re...
by Adam Lee
Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Buffalo arms 30 Rem for sale
Replies: 28
Views: 9419

Re: Buffalo arms 30 Rem for sale

bandersnatch, wanatim, did either of you guys order any of the buffalo .30Rem in 150 grn? As of today (4.30.15) their website still shows as available, ready to ship. However the price seems to be 60 per 20 rds.....which I hadn't noticed a few weeks ago. the "backorder OK" .32Rem in 150 grn RN is li...
by Adam Lee
Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 in .300 Savage. No, I'm not kidding.
Replies: 9
Views: 5049

Re: Model 8 in .300 Savage. No, I'm not kidding.

Bandersnatch wrote:Check out the magazine side spring.
Exactly.
by Adam Lee
Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:47 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 in .300 Savage. No, I'm not kidding.
Replies: 9
Views: 5049

Re: Model 8 in .300 Savage. No, I'm not kidding.

True dat, Joe! LOL....seriously, though why is it like a law of nature or something that any gun on GB you really want to look over in detail is conspicuously lacking good pictures? Not that I believe it is original, I just like those rebuild/repair codes on the barrel jacket. At the price people ar...
by Adam Lee
Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:00 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: observations on Model 8 and Model 14 bottom-tang buttplates
Replies: 1
Views: 2650

observations on Model 8 and Model 14 bottom-tang buttplates

Guys, I'm looking at my notes as I work on my guns, and darned if I never noticed that the Model 8 mix-master I own has a 1923 production Model 14 rifle buttplate. I never put much thought into why the s/n on the back of the plate - a steel bottom-tang style - was stamped C 87785. Of course, there a...
by Adam Lee
Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: serial number studies, anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 4016

Re: serial number studies, anyone?

Okay, obviously I missed wherever it is that there is a "sticky" or what have you for a formal, organized list of the data I mentioned. I do realize that these ideas are not new - just wasn't aware of this data being presented in a common format in a "one stop shopping" location. Do you guys plop al...
by Adam Lee
Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: serial number studies, anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 4016

serial number studies, anyone?

Guys, I have had an idea that maybe others have already pondered. Thinking on the information John Henwood stirs up in the fifth chapter of his great 8 book - "A History of Markings" - would there be any interest here on this forum to create a "sticky" that might support those of us here who are gun...
by Adam Lee
Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Buffalo arms 30 Rem for sale
Replies: 28
Views: 9419

Re: Buffalo arms 30 Rem for sale

Heads up....Buffalo arms has Loaded 30 Rem. For sale. 150 gr RN Yes, it does show that they have "ample stock" of .30 Remington 150 RN - however, as an experiment, since I don't have a .30 but a .32 I ordered some .32 Remington 170 GR RN from them earlier this month. They said "backorders OK" so wh...
by Adam Lee
Fri Apr 17, 2015 4:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: 6.5 Grendel, 6.8 SPC, .300AAC - daydreamin'!
Replies: 32
Views: 12227

Re: 6.5 Grendel, 6.8 SPC, .300AAC - daydreamin'!

Thanks for the tips, Cam. With the prices as low as they are on any AR lowers, I got to buy one or two for a future build.

And I've really liked what I've learned about 6.5 Grendel ballistics, performance, and such.

Adam
by Adam Lee
Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: M8/81 scopes
Replies: 9
Views: 5145

Re: M8/81 scopes

Gettin' the job done on that hawg with the .300 Savage, Cam! I'm about to begin my own journey so to speak with a .300 Savage M81 - looking forward to it! No scope for me though - no holes in my receiver, and won't ever be any - I'll just wait til I come across a swiss-cheesed 81 in my future! The W...
by Adam Lee
Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 6.5 Grendel, 6.8 SPC, .300AAC - daydreamin'!
Replies: 32
Views: 12227

Re: 6.5 Grendel, 6.8 SPC, .300AAC - daydreamin'!

Adam, any standard lower will work. As you mentioned, only change in the lower will be the magazine itself (6.5 or 6.8 specific). A cool project for a gunsmith would be a Model 81 in 30Rem converted to 6.8SPC For the Grendel 6.5 you use, which mags have you had luck with? I've read a bunch, just wo...
by Adam Lee
Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: 6.5 Grendel, 6.8 SPC, .300AAC - daydreamin'!
Replies: 32
Views: 12227

Re: 6.5 Grendel, 6.8 SPC, .300AAC - daydreamin'!

Cam, it's been a while since I started this thread and I had a new couple questions for you. Prices on all lowers, regardless of material (aluminum/polymer/etc) are so cheap that I'm tempted to buy one or two just to get a project going. Questions: are the considerations for a 6.5 Grendel build rela...
by Adam Lee
Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:45 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: M8/81 scopes
Replies: 9
Views: 5145

Re: M8/81 scopes

I am glad to hear Joe's feedback on the choice of scopes - he's a great source of "real world experience" information. And a good history lesson for me to learn from, too - since it's all new to me! Adam A true "vintage" and "completing the rifle as it originally was" is a worthy endeavor and I tend...
by Adam Lee
Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: M8/81 scopes
Replies: 9
Views: 5145

Re: M8/81 scopes

Weaver K4?
by Adam Lee
Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Great Model 8 MEET & GREET!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 16115

Re: Great Model 8 MEET & GREET!!!

Jack, Roger, and Cam - cool deal! Glad to see some of us getting together at a big gun show event! Wish I had the chance to do so - maybe in the future. For myself, I was just happy to visit a small local show yesterday and score a green box of .300 Savage Core-Lokt PSP's from a vendor. (Also made i...