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by Phyrbird
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: More Drool & Jackitis
Replies: 2
Views: 791

More Drool & Jackitis

Just thought I'd give members a heads Up. There are some pretty Ladies selling on GI: https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/rifles/remington-rifles-semi-auto/remington-model-8-d-grade-in-300-savage.cfm?gun_id=101139552 https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/shotguns/...
by Phyrbird
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Front sight specs, help me please...
Replies: 9
Views: 2044

Re: Front sight specs, help me please...

Uhh-huh Uhh-huh, lets Do it right here :lol:
(Sorry I get carried away)
by Phyrbird
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Front sight specs, help me please...
Replies: 9
Views: 2044

Re: Front sight specs, help me please...

OOh I need more pics of details. Not to hyjack this thread.
Could a grand & mighty Canuck start another, please.
Canuck, the sight looks as if it could be measured from the bottom of the dovetail to top as well??
by Phyrbird
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Sights for Model 8
Replies: 3
Views: 821

Re: Sights for Model 8

Jack there are several of those I've never seen; let alone one a Model 8. From the vintage it's pretty clear they were never available for the 81s. I note some were designed for mounting on the wrist of the stock. :shock:
by Phyrbird
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Owner, Questions About My Model 81
Replies: 6
Views: 1114

Re: New Owner, Questions About My Model 81

I may be wrong but the screw holes on left look like for the Williams 5D sight.
A pretty Lady, the finish is better than typical factory. The renovation looks nice...
Welcome :)
by Phyrbird
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: WTT Parts and more
Replies: 17
Views: 8938

Re: WTT Parts and more

Roger,
Email 2 U Thanks
by Phyrbird
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 9065

Re: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!

Aside from I told ya so, I'm speechless :o
AAAARRRRTTHHHH DUH DUH DUH :mrgreen:
by Phyrbird
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: WTT Parts and more
Replies: 17
Views: 8938

Re: WTT Parts and more

Bump cause my edit didn't show as a new post...
by Phyrbird
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 9065

Re: Ahlberg Collection

OOh Wow :!: :!: I was at the Gr8 Event & held some of these :!:
This is gonna be GOOD 8-)
by Phyrbird
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Need a Model 8 crescent butt plate, help please!
Replies: 5
Views: 1192

Re: Need a Model 8 crescent butt plate, help please!

Whoa, if it's not inletted for the toe on top or bottom then it had a plastic buttplate. Unless it is one that had a "S" curve military style plate. If so the stock will be fitted (carved) to slide into the plate with mount screw blocks glued in the holes drilled in the butt. I've one like this. The...
by Phyrbird
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8C -35 Remington
Replies: 13
Views: 2477

Re: Model 8C -35 Remington

Nice :!: :!: :mrgreen:
by Phyrbird
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Butt Pad Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 2738

Re: Butt Pad Replacement

:D :D :D
by Phyrbird
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Firsy attempt: not enough lubing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1788

Re: Firsy attempt: not enough lubing?

Again, Browning gun oil; cause it doesn't evaporate after 3months.
Tribologist :!: :!: :shock: I know what it means.... Yea verily we have another Geek in our midst :lol:
Not just me. :D
by Phyrbird
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Just stumbled on a LA Sheriff's Dept Model 81
Replies: 9
Views: 2548

Re: Just stumbled on a LA Sheriff's Dept Model 81

There you go again, I'm washing the drool outa my keyboard w/ distilled H2O. This is getting expensive at 69 cents a gallon.
by Phyrbird
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Fitting a butt plate
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Re: Fitting a butt plate

Heating of some kind may do the trick. Be REAL careeful with the heat gun if used. A good idea is to eyeball the butt screw holes, the centering of vertical on stock,& L/R on the stock B4 any bend. You can get an unpleasant surprise if you don't check first. Experience is a hard teacher....
by Phyrbird
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: RCBS shell holder won't work
Replies: 7
Views: 1202

Re: RCBS shell holder won't work

Suggest you connect w/ RCBS, if they are like many other manufacturers in our chosen hobby they may take dramatic warranty action. I've had Ruger do considerable work on one of my babies, they charged Nada for parts & fitting of a cylinder. I only was out shipping for purloined parts. Weaver has off...
by Phyrbird
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: RCBS shell holder won't work
Replies: 7
Views: 1202

Re: RCBS shell holder won't work

Here you go: https://www.grafs.com/uploads/technical-resource-pdf-file/15.pdf https://www.buffaloarms.com/shell-holder-chart I've noted some of the "Remington" cases are a little sloppy around the rim, Grafs too. :evil: There are several shellholders just a little larger that work just as well. Look...
by Phyrbird
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!
Replies: 39
Views: 22959

Re: Layman - The Original Detachable Magazine!

Cabe, I agree bout the scrappers. Yeah we need parts to keep our ladies functioning, but I shudder to think how many of our rifles are/have been parted out to supply the stuff online. Wish too there was a way to 3D print spares for these fine rifles. I'm in process of a restore on one receiver found...
by Phyrbird
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Operating handle removal
Replies: 10
Views: 2075

Re: Operating handle removal problem

Yeah!! Thats what I'm talkin'bout :D :!: :!:
by Phyrbird
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Long time lurker, new member.
Replies: 1
Views: 647

Re: Long time lurker, new member.

Welcome; need Pics :D
by Phyrbird
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Model 8 Christmas (2018)!
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

Re: Merry Model 8 Christmas (2018)!

Merry Christmas to all, & a Merrier New years.
Let us strive to keep the spirit thru all this year.
Carl
by Phyrbird
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Another New Guy
Replies: 2
Views: 1201

Re: Another New Guy

Greg
Send me an email @ the sight, perhaps I can help.

Carlsandage@yahoo.com
by Phyrbird
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Butt Pad Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 2738

Re: Butt Pad Replacement

U R welcome R'man, I like the slip ons because they require no mods to a stock. Plus it's really easy to throw one or two sizes in the pack with the muffs & safety glasses for a trip to the range... Of course in the pack means they won't mark-up the stock like many I've seen in the last 10 years, I ...
by Phyrbird
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Special Firearm
Replies: 50
Views: 15113

Re: Special Firearm

Even better, it's a high grade FN1900 :!: :!: I noticed all the screws are indexed :o
Now I gotta rinse the drool outa the keyboard again. :oops: Running outa distilled H2O :!: :!:
by Phyrbird
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Special Firearm
Replies: 50
Views: 15113

Re: Special Firearm

Jack, A Beaut :!: :!: I feel your joy (& pain in the left rear pocket) as I have a soft spot for these Queens of the craft. Unfortunately I haven't deep enough pockets to share in acquiring this quality. However know I and my brother have had good luck with a couple of Herolds, mine a tri-barrel, hi...
by Phyrbird
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Rem Model 8 Serial numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 1410

Re: Rem Model 8 Serial numbers

Soaking in a good reliable solvent like Hoppes is good. I have also used a small brass brush for tight areas to avoid wearing the finish. I like the 0000 steel wool too (gently) as it is used to card during blueing process. The 0000 can eventually wear thru a finish. I have a old Tee shirt soaked in...
by Phyrbird
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: sighting issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1566

Re: sighting issue

I agree @ the plastic, just not the source. Many machine tool suppliers can sell plastic shim stock in various thicknesses down to about .002. It's Great & it is very stable for these applications....
Try it, comes in 8 1/2 x 11 sheets, affordable too...
by Phyrbird
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: thegreatmodel8.net
Replies: 9
Views: 2470

Re: thegreatmodel8.net

Dave, I use the "remingtonsociety.com" site frequently. When I enter thegreatmodel8.net I end up on the society site. Is there any pages on the "dot" net URL? or is it just a pass thru to our site? If it has no pages we can't use them, then the only reason to hang onto the URL is to prevent others f...
by Phyrbird
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jack and the Tornado
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

Re: Jack and the Tornado

Jack,
Is Ms Brenda OK? Heard some damage there.
by Phyrbird
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: operating handle
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

Re: operating handle

U R Welcome :oops:
by Phyrbird
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 7.62x39
Replies: 10
Views: 2667

Re: 7.62x39

Good reply, it'll take a while to percolate, for now... 8-)
by Phyrbird
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 7.62x39
Replies: 10
Views: 2667

Re: 7.62x39

My brothers are hooked up with some investment casters in their jukebox restoration hobby. You just might use the "print" to get a good casting to be finish machined. Nice work. Which 3D printer you use? I'd really like to find a printer for small steel parts; know what I mean? PS I'd also like to k...
by Phyrbird
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 5
Views: 1773

Re: Newbie

OOOO :!: :!: Pretty Lady. :shock: I don't think the engraving is Rem original, but WOW, it is very tasteful. The scope & mount really sets it off. My compliments, a Great 81. Know you have inherited a treasure. 8-) Is that nickel plating I see? PS I know our members would like more Pics detailing th...
by Phyrbird
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Reloading for the 1900 (35 Rem)
Replies: 16
Views: 4703

Re: Reloading for the 1900 (35 Rem)

The Norma powders are available here. I'm afraid what is not is the barrel of a FN1900 :? . Wish there were more but only a few of us are privileged to have one of our ladies direct from Belgium. :cry: If I'm not mistaken the caliber listing in some places across the Pond is a 9mm. :shock: Further I...
by Phyrbird
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB WTT CH 308 Swaging die
Replies: 0
Views: 937

WTB WTT CH 308 Swaging die

Got a need if any of you know of one. I'm looking for the CH 308 finish die for swaging. Not the core seat die, the other one. Need the top punch too. Don't have to have the knob, shaft, or top adjust screw. Got a workable bottom punch.
Looking to prep for the next shortage.
Will consider trade...
by Phyrbird
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from California
Replies: 4
Views: 1413

Re: New member from California

Welcome, if you don't like the recoil of the 32 you really will be uncomfortable with a 300 Sav. Mine has a better punch tamed by a Limbsaver slip on. It works well. :ugeek: . My 32s are moderate. You should try a 45-70 with my Ken Waters Pet Loads, talk about a sledge :!: :!: The 35R with a 220g sl...
by Phyrbird
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: operating handle
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

Re: operating handle

Got one in my spare parts box. Used but in great shape. No pits or cracks, slight blue wear on the tip of the plunger. All the rest good; ;) it's not been blued on the handle :x like so many. Carlsandage@yahoo.com Email me for $ + shipping, (USPS MO) or I do trade if we can get together on something...
by Phyrbird
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: a gun from God,,,,,,,,,,
Replies: 5
Views: 1707

Re: a gun from God,,,,,,,,,,

Yea verily, he speaks to us from time to time. We have to listen. Wish I could hear more often.
A side note: 25R, that clean, the Lyman sight, $350 :?: :?: He is really looking after you. Next Thurs we need to be thankful.
by Phyrbird
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: My Nov 2018 Alberta buck
Replies: 4
Views: 1354

Re: My Nov 2018 Alberta buck

Nice one, wish I could....
by Phyrbird
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: WTT Parts and more
Replies: 17
Views: 8938

Re: WTT Parts and more

Updated first post, See anything you like :?: :?:
See top of the list...
by Phyrbird
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: 1927 Model 8 problem cycling (Jam issue)
Replies: 8
Views: 2000

Re: 1927 Model 8 problem cycling (Jam issue)

TklB, A lighter load may not cycle the action all the way back. Our Ladies are recoil operated. Cleaning the action spring & tube, the recoil spring, & the buffer spring could help. If the barrel sleeve springs are not in correctly it could have an effect as well. Sounds like a cycling problem, not ...
by Phyrbird
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Jack
Replies: 2
Views: 1126

Re: Jack

Jack,
You have my personal email, keep me posted on a target opportunity, results of your inventory review, and I really would enjoy visiting again.
Take care, Carl
by Phyrbird
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jack
Replies: 2
Views: 1126

Jack

Jack,
Haven't seen much of you lately. Are you well? I'm still recoupping from the back. Too slowwwww for my taste.....
Your brother in arms,
Carl
by Phyrbird
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Recoil Spring dimensions for Model 8 in .35 Rem
Replies: 9
Views: 2373

Re: Recoil Spring dimensions for Model 8 in .35 Rem

Dieselman, You suggested you have installed a Model 11 spring in the barrel sleeve of a 35Rem. :idea: I am very interested in the possibility of similar work for some projects. Could you be kind enough to detail just what was done, the exact part used for replacement, & how/if it was modified? I rea...
by Phyrbird
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Looking at a Model 81, number hand etched on top?
Replies: 5
Views: 1573

Re: Looking at a Model 81, number hand etched on top?

Pics would help. Typically not but perhaps.
by Phyrbird
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: SRC
Replies: 10
Views: 3374

Re: SRC

Who did the blue, I'm looking for a reliable source. Just not in Canada :?: :?: Who did the blueing :?: :?: Just for the record I really appreciate your skill with doing the mag release. I've a 32R with a single mag that releases, I'm also curious about the detail of getting the mags to fit in the ...
by Phyrbird
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: gunbroker--problems
Replies: 7
Views: 2072

Re: gunbroker--problems

Yeah, my old searches are tttthhhhpppttt...
by Phyrbird
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: SRC
Replies: 10
Views: 3374

Re: SRC

Who did the blue, I'm looking for a reliable source. Just not in Canada :?: :?: