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by Phyrbird
Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:47 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Anyone hunt deer with the .25 Remington?
Replies: 14
Views: 5875

Re: Anyone hunt deer with the .25 Remington?

I'll take you up on the rug :lol:
Ya know hitting the lottery isn't a bad idea, we all need a little fun money. (not funny money) :roll:
by Phyrbird
Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Anyone hunt deer with the .25 Remington?
Replies: 14
Views: 5875

Re: Anyone hunt deer with the .25 Remington?

I recall an article of a Wyoming or Colorado grizzly that was known to have killed multiple hunters, scores of dogs, and several trail horses. It was in American Rifleman or Guns & Ammo magazine. Eventually he was killed by a famous hunter after he lost all his dogs. The gent emptied his Winchester ...
by Phyrbird
Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: compass
Replies: 4
Views: 2299

Re: compass

Shades of Boy Scout topography maps and overnites under a pauncho. Yeah, I remember :)
by Phyrbird
Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: New case
Replies: 2
Views: 1895

Re: New case

Nice :!: :!:
What's the lining?
Do you plan a lid hinge and/or buckle?
by Phyrbird
Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Hornady 200gr FTX Lever Evolution Ammo?
Replies: 8
Views: 3329

Re: Hornady 200gr FTX Lever Evolution Ammo?

Having experience with a few hi-power rifles I must comment. Many times the performance of a cartridge has more to do with a individual rifle than the shooter or the round. I've a Springfield 03 reworked to 270 that will group under a quarter at 200yds if I do my part. :D I traded off a 742 in 3006 ...
by Phyrbird
Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Did I take to much off the comb ??
Replies: 3
Views: 1905

Re: Did I take to much off the comb ??

I'm surprised the bolt spring housing isn't showing :!: :!: :lol:
It also looks like the butt plate has been "modified" :shock:

Ya know at one time that was a nice semi-pistol grip stock :cry:
by Phyrbird
Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Just Registered Hello all
Replies: 4
Views: 1986

Re: Just Registered Hello all

Welcome :D
Cool Ideas; see my post on sabots in 30 REm 8-)
by Phyrbird
Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: First model 81. Thanks for a great site.
Replies: 3
Views: 2560

Re: First model 81. Thanks for a great site.

Jackitis Epidemic :lol: :lol:
by Phyrbird
Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN for sale on Gunbroker ends 3/24/2014
Replies: 14
Views: 5969

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

Con grats :!: :!:

PICS Yeah :!: :!:
by Phyrbird
Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Let's revitalize the 30 Remington (Not AR)
Replies: 13
Views: 6569

Re: Let's revitalize the 30 Remington (Not AR)

Moving Daughter :shock:

When I get to the range I'll try to chronograph just for fun. Let you know soon as..... :oops:
by Phyrbird
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Long wait for brass
Replies: 26
Views: 13958

Re: Long wait for brass

Next time I'm at my FAVORITE ;) reloading store (I only get to go once or twice a year :oops: ) if they still have 30 Rem brass do you still want some?
Got some, been there. Anybody want some? (30 Rem) :D

Carl
by Phyrbird
Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Re chambered 8
Replies: 5
Views: 2364

Re: Re chambered 8

Sarge, Sorry if I was too brief, I was commenting on his 250 Savage chambering and comparing it to the 300 Savage. They are about the same pressure rating and effective recoil. The 300Sav components should work just fine in our Ladies for any of the Savage calibers with a little tuning. I was also e...
by Phyrbird
Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Re chambered 8
Replies: 5
Views: 2364

Re: Re chambered 8

You should check to see if the barrel springs are for a 300 Savage. This rifle has demonstrated it is very capable of handling the Savage caliber. ;) However the 25 Rem springs are not, It could cause damage to the rear of the receiver from excessive slam. :shock: Another possible problem could be i...
by Phyrbird
Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Stevens 520: NOT a Remington...a Browning!
Replies: 8
Views: 3940

Re: Stevens 520: NOT a Remington...a Browning!

Adam,
I like the figure in that stock, pretty :!: :!:
The rest of this lady looks a lot better than the first images you posted. Good job...
by Phyrbird
Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Long wait for brass
Replies: 26
Views: 13958

Re: Long wait for brass

Adam, You and I think a lot alike. :D Next time I'm at my FAVORITE ;) reloading store (I only get to go once or twice a year :oops: ) if they still have 30 Rem brass do you still want some? I'll get one bag for me two for you. Think they are 100 pcs per bag... Can you afford it? I'm tapped out. They...
by Phyrbird
Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Barrel shroud sling screw
Replies: 2
Views: 1973

Re: Barrel shroud sling screw

by Phyrbird
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Long wait for brass
Replies: 26
Views: 13958

Re: Long wait for brass

Great find Adam :!: :!:
by Phyrbird
Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Long Recoil Dying?...50BMG Bullpup
Replies: 4
Views: 2432

Re: Long Recoil Dying?...50BMG Bullpup

$5 a round is not the worst of it. Guess the price of a rifle, then scope and mounts that will handle the pounding.
OWWWWW :shock:
by Phyrbird
Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:17 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Finally Have My First Model 8!
Replies: 4
Views: 2382

Re: Finally Have My First Model 8!

Sounds like you got a great deal, congrats. :mrgreen:
And Welcome....
by Phyrbird
Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Redirection of our site
Replies: 3
Views: 1761

Redirection of our site

Cam, David, Lately I noticed Firefox is blocking "redirecting to another page" a lot on the new posts. :oops: That is usually a sign of virus or phishing activity. You might consider checking for some unwanted stuff on the site, please. I run pretty stout virus protection from this end, :ugeek: so i...
by Phyrbird
Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: What caliber is best for reloading?
Replies: 6
Views: 2499

Re: What caliber is best for reloading?

If you're getting started Lee equipment is often the most cost effective. I have a lot of their dies, priming tools, & have owned a lot of their presses. I suggest a turret press to start, it allows you to set the dies then LEAVE them ALONE. I like the Forster case trimmer and outside neck turner, I...
by Phyrbird
Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: OLD RUSTY MODEL 8 FOR SALE
Replies: 4
Views: 3435

Re: OLD RUSTY MODEL 8 FOR SALE

I got the butt stock for it.
by Phyrbird
Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: EXTREME JACKITIS !!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 3345

Re: EXTREME JACKITIS !!!!!

Well it looks like you need some parts and a little bit of lumber. All is well that ends well.
You are dedicated. ;)
by Phyrbird
Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: What caliber is best for reloading?
Replies: 6
Views: 2499

Re: What caliber is best for reloading?

If I were you I'd aim for 35 Rem or 300 Sav. You can find 35 Rem fairly easy, same for 300Sav. Both are still in production, plus 300 Savage can be made by sizing a 308 in the 300 Savage sizer die.
I've bought both new in the last year if it helps.
by Phyrbird
Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Count me in
Replies: 15
Views: 4939

Re: Count me in

I thought that was it, Thanks for the extra photo.
My GrD Lady is a 32 Rem as well, wish I could trade some other pieces for a Grade ? in 35 Rem. ;)

If you like here's the link

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3293
by Phyrbird
Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New member, just bought an 81.
Replies: 5
Views: 2416

Re: New member, just bought an 81.

Nice Inglis too. From the photos the blue looks in great shape, if so I think you got a very fair deal. Most of the cleaner M81s are going for a couple hundred more. I personally prefer the fuller early forearms as well.
By the way, welcome..
by Phyrbird
Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member with a Model 81
Replies: 12
Views: 3792

Re: New Member with a Model 81

A note from the earlier post. I got hoooked on the 35 Rem with the Contender 14" bbl. One of the early ones with a hand lapped factory barrel, A TACK DRIVER in your hand. Just don't put your elbow on the concrete bench top when firing. After the 3rd shot you wonder why your elbow hurts, :( sometime ...
by Phyrbird
Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: This Model 8 was headed for the dumpster!
Replies: 11
Views: 5943

Re: This Model 8 was headed for the dumpster!

NICE The S curve butt plate is very rare and a factory only item. Beautiful stocks.
And you got "C" grade wood at least. Check the serial # on the tang under the stock, if it's got a extra number or a "C" you may have a higher grade rifle.
Plus you have more historical info than most of us.
by Phyrbird
Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: What's with these rifles?
Replies: 5
Views: 2478

Re: What's with these rifles?

A pretty stable indeed, I really like the figure on the top 81. 8-) Also looks like a great example of a SLR, it even has the early safety lever. You might consider a folding sight for the barrel jacket, it helps the field of view :geek: when your using the tang sight.
by Phyrbird
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Count me in
Replies: 15
Views: 4939

Re: Count me in

The ND3 is likely a factory repair code. Compare the ser# to the production years you may have a rifle earlier than '35.

Another beautiful Tatooed Lady, mature but elegant. Could we see a photo of the grip cap?
by Phyrbird
Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Count me in
Replies: 15
Views: 4939

Re: Count me in

Welcome :!: :!:

I'd like some photos too.. My 8D is circa '09 I think...
And I've got your operating handle. (No engraving though)
Send me a PM perhaps we can trade or sell.
by Phyrbird
Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Need to generate some cash or the right trade
Replies: 4
Views: 2267

Re: Need to generate some cash or the right trade

Bump

Any takers? We're bout out of time. I found some stuff I'd like to upgrade the stable. 8-)
by Phyrbird
Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: did a search, couldn't find anything current about pricing.
Replies: 11
Views: 3925

Re: did a search, couldn't find anything current about prici

CViking, If your going to clean up a blued surface I never use anything but 0000 steel wool and gun oil. Preferably Browning gun oil. It's the same kind of materials folks that rust blue use for carding in the blue process. This won't damage the existing finish (unless you are Real aggressive) and c...
by Phyrbird
Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: did a search, couldn't find anything current about pricing.
Replies: 11
Views: 3925

Re: did a search, couldn't find anything current about prici

Oh Grand & mighty Beowulf, While I agree the asking price is inflated, remember some of the asking prices on Broker. At the same time many of our members remember the good ole days B4 the recent flurry of shortages. I think the fair price would be somewhere in the middle. Plus your would be getting ...
by Phyrbird
Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Satisfied Phybird Customer
Replies: 3
Views: 1837

Re: Satisfied Phybird Customer

Oh :!: :!: That was a pun, I just got it :lol: Course it "Hurt" all the way here to Kentucky :!: The pain oh the pain :D Should we have a contest for bad pun of the month :?: If so I'd like to feather my nest with some trades :) Just trying to seed the site with positive reinforcement. Please don't ...
by Phyrbird
Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Satisfied Phybird Customer
Replies: 3
Views: 1837

Re: Satisfied Phybird Customer

Your welcome, now we just need to fix you up with one of our Great 8/81s. :lol:
Let me know when your ready.... 8-)
by Phyrbird
Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Need to generate some cash or the right trade
Replies: 4
Views: 2267

Re: Need to generate some cash or the right trade

Just a note to other forum members, Mr McClure (Jaybird) does what he says, when he says he will do it. :)

Thank you Sir :!: :!:
by Phyrbird
Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Lyman # 45 REcvr sight
Replies: 6
Views: 3490

Re: Lyman # 45 REcvr sight

Just a note to other forum members, Jay bird is nice to work with. He does what he says, when he says he will do it.

Thank you Sir
by Phyrbird
Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Rare tang sight.
Replies: 10
Views: 5205

Re: Rare tang sight.

Rog,
Please post markings & Manufacturer, it will help us find the right ones. There have been several I've located that are just not quite the right models. This site has saved us a lot of mis-spent cash...
by Phyrbird
Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Brass vs Nickel Cartridges
Replies: 8
Views: 2955

Re: Brass vs Nickel Cartridges

Jack, Sarge, Guys you have valid points, :) the extra time to perfect a case mouth is a good procedure. I'm reporting the info I got from a source I consider to be impeccable and adding some of my personal experience to add spice. I have no nickeled bottle-neck cases, so I cannot speak for their per...
by Phyrbird
Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Need to generate some cash or the right trade
Replies: 4
Views: 2267

Re: Need to generate some cash or the right trade

Guys and Gals, I've some items you might want or need. Four long guns and a pair of Lyman Receiver sights. :) The list: 1. Savage 720 12g 30" Bbl, # 5878xx w/ the dog and 2 quail engraved on the rt side and the 2 ducks or geese on the left. very good blue, clean wood (checkered) 2. Savage 755A 12g ...
by Phyrbird
Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Brass vs Nickel Cartridges
Replies: 8
Views: 2955

Re: Brass vs Nickel Cartridges

Dudes, From a Handloader mag years ago, the nickel has a different metallurgy. Brass will resize a lot easier, the nickel is plated on the outside. It fractures and flakes off, then promptly sticks to even a carbide die. :ugeek: Thus the lengthwise scratches. It usually takes 3-5 resizings B4 they s...
by Phyrbird
Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 51 #2 on Merz Antiques
Replies: 2
Views: 2114

Model 51 #2 on Merz Antiques

You high dollar high rollers should look this up http://merzantiques.com/item/serial-number-2-remington-model-51-semi-automatic-pistol SERIAL NUMBER 2 REMINGTON MODEL 51 SEMI AUTOMATIC PISTOL Item # R1153 Undoubtedly the lowest serial number known in private hands. Originally in Robert Peterson's co...
by Phyrbird
Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Need to generate some cash or the right trade
Replies: 4
Views: 2267

Need to generate some cash or the right trade

Guys and Gals, I've some items you might want or need. Four long guns and a pair of Lyman Receiver sights. :) The list: 1. Savage 720 12g 30" Bbl, # 5878xx w/ the dog and 2 quail engraved on the rt side and the 2 ducks or geese on the left. very good blue, clean wood (checkered) 2. Savage 755A 12g 2...
by Phyrbird
Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Heads up!! Unfired 300Sav on GA
Replies: 5
Views: 2269

Re: Heads up!! Unfired 300Sav on GA

I know I can't afford it for now, Besides got my own box last year.... 8-)
Appreciate the Kudos, Thanx oh grand & Mighty Imfuncity.. :D
by Phyrbird
Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A Great Model 8 Merry Christmas!
Replies: 17
Views: 9831

Re: A Great Model 8 Merry Christmas!

WHUUPPPs :!: :!:
:o
"that is a huge bummer" :)
by Phyrbird
Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: At 107 Our Ladies Still making headlines
Replies: 1
Views: 1298

At 107 Our Ladies Still making headlines

From this month's Field & Stream magazine the Model 8 is still making News. :o
Get your copy soon :mrgreen: It's the December-January issue. I got mine from the doctor's office.... :lol:
Cam please send me an email, my scan of the page is 24Mb. I'll send it to you for posting.
by Phyrbird
Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: So I picked up a Model 8... in .308 winchester.
Replies: 10
Views: 5613

Re: So I picked up a Model 8... in .308 winchester.

This is an interesting dialog. I have some comments: The Model 8 (& by default M81) were designed at the turn of the last century. the concept of high pressure rounds like the 308 was a pipe dream at the time. :oops: The components; bolt, barrel, bolt recess in the barrel, springs, and receiver were...