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by Fred
Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: cleaning gone wrong: help
Replies: 4
Views: 2726

Re: cleaning gone wrong: help

Sounds like a good reason it'd lock back.

From this series of photos:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/buster_ch ... 3271360342
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by Fred
Fri May 23, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: SAAMI drawing
Replies: 5
Views: 2400

Re: SAAMI drawing

How many rounds do you guys put through one gun in a year? I've got a cast bullet single shot carbine that I'll put maybe 1000 rounds through a year and another long range bolt that will see another 1000 or more. Low pressures make the brass last many reloads. Neck-sizing and annealing the necks ex...
by Fred
Tue May 20, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: My second Model 81 in .300 Savage!
Replies: 2
Views: 2128

Re: My second Model 81 in .300 Savage!

Looks very nice. How does it shoot?
Thank you for sharing pictures.
by Fred
Tue May 20, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello Model 8 Forum
Replies: 8
Views: 4098

Re: Hello Model 8 Forum

I too had to buy an expensive box of ammo just for some brass for the M81. Now that I've a few pieces of brass to reload I'm not too worried about availability of components. FWIW, I didn't want to run high pressure stuff though the antique either, so I pulled the facotry ammo apart and down loaded ...
by Fred
Tue May 06, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: For sale: Remington Model 8 in 32 Remington.
Replies: 2
Views: 2020

Re: For sale: Remington Model 8 in 32 Remington.

Yeah, well, he's got an email address. You could ask for some. Otherwise, I don't think the people on that forum are real savvy with the digital media... They spend too much money on Holland and Holland double rifles and $50,000 African dangerous game hunts.
by Fred
Tue May 06, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Pictures of my .35 Rem Model 81
Replies: 2
Views: 2914

Re: Pictures of my .35 Rem Model 81

I took the enitre back half apart and gave her a thorough cleaning. the bolt was a little sticky and I wanted it to run on ball bearings. I took a picture of the mess before reassembly.
by Fred
Tue May 06, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: New 81..
Replies: 5
Views: 2784

Re: New 81..

Welcome to the forum! She looks like a real looker, that one.
by Fred
Tue May 06, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: For sale: Remington Model 8 in 32 Remington.
Replies: 2
Views: 2020

For sale: Remington Model 8 in 32 Remington.

I don't know who this is or anything about the Model 8 but I did come across the for sale add: http://forums.accuratereloading.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/5451078981/m/8631039991 The gun listed here has been 100% inspected and cleaned/test fired by master gunsmith Scott Ormsby. The price of the gun inclu...
by Fred
Mon May 05, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Nice looking Model 81, 300 Savage on Armslist
Replies: 3
Views: 1913

Re: Nice looking Model 81, 300 Savage on Armslist

Welcome to the forum Shorty! Just going by pictures, I'm not sure the Armslist one is really worth all that much more than this one: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=414122920 I doubt the Armslist one is the original stock finish and the buttpad's not factory. The GB one might be ...
by Fred
Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: load data for 25 rem
Replies: 5
Views: 2538

Re: load data for 25 rem

While I have no .25Rem reloading experience, unless you have no other powders available, I too would suggest a smaller amount of faster-burning powder. Clean burning powder is more important for an autoloader than single or bolt-action rifles. If you're determined to use H4350, then I'd use heavy-fo...
by Fred
Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Model 8 owner
Replies: 9
Views: 3065

Re: New Model 8 owner

Welcome to the forum. Thanks for sharing the history of your Model 8!

I'd worry more about cleaning and refreshing up the ol' girl before worrying about finding 30rem brass. Sounds like it could use a little attention though not that much. ;)

Looking forward to a picture.
by Fred
Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: A Model 81 "Rigged for Pig"
Replies: 12
Views: 7864

Re: A Model 81 "Rigged for Pig"

Good shooting! Nice to see it green there in Texas too! Thank you for sharing your hunt with us.
by Fred
Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: How to modify other cartridge cases to use in Model 8 & 81.
Replies: 7
Views: 3413

Re: How to modify other cartridge cases to use in Model 8 &

Adam, 303brit's SAAMI operating pressure (45,000cup) is higher than .35Rem and really the only modification to the 303Brit is to turn off the rim and cut a shallow extractor groove. At 35rem pressures, the modification should present no issue if done right. There are several 'modern' manufacturers o...
by Fred
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello Model 8 forum
Replies: 12
Views: 5338

Re: Hello Model 8 forum

Great looking rifle, Joe! What's it chambered in?
by Fred
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Hornady 200gr FTX Lever Evolution Ammo?
Replies: 8
Views: 3183

Re: Hornady 200gr FTX Lever Evolution Ammo?

Roger wrote:I've found a great amount of accuracy is lost when the barrel nut and barrel jacket bushing become worn. Just like the colt 1911 platform.
Understandably. .002" slop at the end the muzzle is worth about 1/4" at 100 yards. The tighter the assembly the less deviation there will be down range.
by Fred
Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Hornady 200gr FTX Lever Evolution Ammo?
Replies: 8
Views: 3183

Re: Hornady 200gr FTX Lever Evolution Ammo?

Burried around down in those links somewhere was a good reference that Hornady makes ammo to SAAMI pressure spec. The pressure spec for .35Rem is around 33, 500cup. The Model 81 is also chambered in 300Savage whose pressure spec is 46,000cup and has a larger case head/body than the .35Rem. A larger ...
by Fred
Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Recoil Spring Compression Tool
Replies: 3
Views: 2358

Re: Recoil Spring Compression Tool

Being uncharacteristically under-tooled at the time, I improvised a with a wooden dowel and a fender washer to align the spring and compress it without it ejecting out the side when compressed. Non-marring, cheap, and effective. For a 67 year old gun my M81 is in wonderful condition! Hardly anything...
by Fred
Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 81 Barrel Assembly Question
Replies: 5
Views: 2153

Re: Model 81 Barrel Assembly Question

Well I hope it's not the only way. I've got something in the works ;)

However, first priority is to get this thing working with some cast bullets, then I'll see if I can fill out a freezer with pork! My Model 81's the 4th rifle in the queue for some "upgrades."
by Fred
Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 81 Barrel Assembly Question
Replies: 5
Views: 2153

Re: Model 81 Barrel Assembly Question

Thank you Wildgoose, I dug a little deeper and this came 'round: http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=2055&p=6542 Funny thing though is that I cannot see any indication or feel any difference where a pin might exist in that location, not even on the inside. I assume...
by Fred
Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 81 Barrel Assembly Question
Replies: 5
Views: 2153

Model 81 Barrel Assembly Question

Anyone know exactly how the "Barrel Jacket Plug" (#31) is installed? Brazed? Pressed? Pinned/welded? Doesn't it have to be moved if someone shortens the barrel for a "carbine?" I'd also like to know if it's easy to unthread the barrel jacket head (#30) from the sleeve. Thank you. http://s27.postimg....
by Fred
Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Long wait for brass
Replies: 26
Views: 13547

Re: Long wait for brass

I've read a thread or two about making 35 remington brass from 308 or 30-06 by squeezing it through a reducer die then cutting to length and full-length sizing it to the final shape... I don't see why it wouldn't work and the price and lead time of a swaging die might be less than a custom order of ...
by Fred
Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 35 Rem Stripper Clip Alternative
Replies: 13
Views: 5424

Re: Model 8 35 Rem Stripper Clip Alternative

Yes, the Hornady isn't cheap. Honestly, I'm not sure any of it is anymore. But if you reload then a box or two of the Hornady should provide some brass to keep feeding the 8 until a 'seasonal' run of 35 Rem brass or the old Remington and Winchester ammo hits the shelves again.
by Fred
Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: .35 Rem cast bullets loads
Replies: 10
Views: 5717

Re: .35 Rem cast bullets loads

I want a 'mouse fart' load using a very heavy cast bullet going subsonic that will still stabilize as well as (gently) operate the action. If I can get away without a gascheck I'd prefer it. So I'm interested in your experience with the heavies.

Sorry I'm of no other assistance.
by Fred
Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member with a Model 81
Replies: 12
Views: 3682

Re: New Member with a Model 81

I made a picture thread as promised. ;)

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3689
by Fred
Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Pictures of my .35 Rem Model 81
Replies: 2
Views: 2914

Re: Pictures of my .35 Rem Model 81

Some more pictures (sorry about the grainy pics, I didn't have very good lighting..)
by Fred
Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Pictures of my .35 Rem Model 81
Replies: 2
Views: 2914

Pictures of my .35 Rem Model 81

Nothing too fancy but still a fun one. Circa 1947. Weaver 1" side mount sporting a 2-8 power no-name scope. I disassembled the barrel/jacket and cleaned it out along with the receiver and everything looks like it's in pretty nice shape for a 67 year old rifle. The bore seems to be in pretty good sha...
by Fred
Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 35 Rem Stripper Clip Alternative
Replies: 13
Views: 5424

Re: Model 8 35 Rem Stripper Clip Alternative

At a gun show a couple weeks ago I found one box of Winchester .35 Rem ammo with only 7 rounds remaining for $7. On the shelf a month ago though I found 160 rounds of Hornady Leverevolution n the shelf ($34 a box post-tax). Seems that the Hornady is the only thing really in circulation right now.
by Fred
Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member with a Model 81
Replies: 12
Views: 3682

Re: New Member with a Model 81

I do not wish to discourage anyone from pursuing radical ideas for this rifle but simply pass on some wisdom that has been passed on to me. Thank you, Jack, for the wisdom. I will try to quiet that German part of me that's always tinkering. I was merely considering that the 35rem is a relatively lo...
by Fred
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member with a Model 81
Replies: 12
Views: 3682

Re: New Member with a Model 81

Any weight additions or reductions will have an impact on the function of the rifle somehow...with the recoiling barrel and all. I figured that I could remanufacture the barrel assembly and have a "switch barrel" One for factory loads in a factory gun and another, all jazzed up using tailored handl...
by Fred
Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member with a Model 81
Replies: 12
Views: 3682

Re: New Member with a Model 81

Once I get the chance I'll look into reverse-engineering the barrel assembly and see if I can remanufacture some of it in lighter materials and perhaps incorporate an integral Form 1 suppressor if the ATF eForms site ever starts working again. It might be cake to shorten the barrel as the sleeve wil...
by Fred
Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:02 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member with a Model 81
Replies: 12
Views: 3682

New Member with a Model 81

Hello everyone! I recently picked up a scoped late model 81 in .35 Remington after becoming frustrated with the cost and lead times of custom .35 Rem T/C Contender barrels. For the price of a T/C barrel delivered later, I could have an entirely new rifle now, so here I am. I found the long-recoil ac...