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by Bandersnatch
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: 30 Remington vs 6.8 SPC Shootout! (VIDEO)
Replies: 6
Views: 3330

Re: 30 Remington vs 6.8 SPC Shootout! (VIDEO)

Now *that* was cool. :)
by Bandersnatch
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Meanwhile, at the Gun Show...
Replies: 19
Views: 6482

Re: Meanwhile, at the Gun Show...

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/bandersnatch45/gun5_1.jpg It had the scope rail already on it and I had the rest of the mount at home, plus a low power scope. :) ET in the barrel jacket says 1926. It had been better taken care of than some I've bought. It wasn't full of gunk or rust. Well us...
by Bandersnatch
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Meanwhile, at the Gun Show...
Replies: 19
Views: 6482

Meanwhile, at the Gun Show...

So, I had this Winchester 1894 in .44 Mag that wouldn't hit a barn door from the inside, so off to the little gun show we went. It was the small show, with the big AGCA show next month or so, so I wasn't confident I'd see anything interesting there. Then this happened: http://i19.photobucket.com/alb...
by Bandersnatch
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: detachable magazines
Replies: 19
Views: 8777

Re: detachable magazines

I have discovered that 81 stripper clips, both for .35 and .300, are identical to M14 clips, which are quite literally a dime a dozen.
by Bandersnatch
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Intro
Replies: 4
Views: 2416

Re: Intro

Me likee that short shoot gun.
by Bandersnatch
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: .30 Rem ammo
Replies: 5
Views: 2463

Re: .30 Rem ammo

$1 a round isnt bad. Ventura Munitions had some 30 and 25 for about $3 a round recently.
by Bandersnatch
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Model 8 deer 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 4655

Re: Model 8 deer 2016

Good shot!
by Bandersnatch
Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Important Safety Tip for model 14
Replies: 1
Views: 1995

Important Safety Tip for model 14

I had built some loads for my trusty model 8 in .25. I used the Hornady 117 gr Spitzer bullet, which functioned excellently and grouped pretty well, and so, figured I, these ought to work in the model 14 I just picked up from Gunbroker. Imagine, if you will, my chagrin when not the first one would f...
by Bandersnatch
Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: model 81 still gets the job done!
Replies: 8
Views: 4694

Re: model 81 still gets the job done!

Good shot!
by Bandersnatch
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Williams fp-81 peep
Replies: 3
Views: 1874

Re: Williams fp-81 peep

Roger wrote:Sir, I have several williams peeps for the rem. M-8/81. I'm not sure if any of them are what you need. I'll sell anything I own if the price is right.(lol) can you email me a photo of the base holes or the base? My email address is in the address box below my posting here.
Roger
Several did ye say?
by Bandersnatch
Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: SCORED MODEL 14
Replies: 4
Views: 3238

Re: SCORED MODEL 14

Woot! I love funds like this!
by Bandersnatch
Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tang sight Trouble
Replies: 3
Views: 2015

Re: Tang sight Trouble

I used the brass strip that comes in an AR15 stripper clips under the peep sight on The Bride.
by Bandersnatch
Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Range Day .25-.35 Remington
Replies: 4
Views: 2659

Re: Range Day .25-.35 Remington

Yes, they're *very* nice. :D
by Bandersnatch
Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from the northeastern woods! & rare case???
Replies: 9
Views: 5831

Re: Hello from the northeastern woods! & rare case???

I remember seeing a leather case for an 8 in take down mode. It was lined with sheep skin. That would just my style. :)
by Bandersnatch
Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: .25, .30, & .35 Brass at Grafs
Replies: 3
Views: 2123

Re: .25, .30, & .35 Brass at Grafs

If anybody has some pet .25 loads they'd like to share, I'm all ears.
by Bandersnatch
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:51 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: .25, .30, & .35 Brass at Grafs
Replies: 3
Views: 2123

Re: .25, .30, & .35 Brass at Grafs

I bought some of the .25 brass and it's excellent.
by Bandersnatch
Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: photos i promised
Replies: 6
Views: 2641

Re: photos i promised

Ezz vrra nice!
by Bandersnatch
Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: 30Rem and 32Rem brass
Replies: 4
Views: 2247

Re: 30Rem and 32Rem brass

I would be *very* interested in 30 and 25, if any were available.
by Bandersnatch
Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Newbe in CT. Hello all!
Replies: 8
Views: 5172

Re: Newbe in CT. Hello all!

Very nice! I salute you, sir.
by Bandersnatch
Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Greetings From Florida
Replies: 3
Views: 3554

Re: Greetings From Florida

Howdy!
by Bandersnatch
Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Question about holes in receiver
Replies: 9
Views: 4063

Re: Question about holes in receiver

What caliber????
by Bandersnatch
Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Rookie report part 3 continued
Replies: 9
Views: 7756

Re: Rookie report part 3 continued

Excellent!
by Bandersnatch
Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: LOVE STORIES: Your first model 8 (or 81)
Replies: 16
Views: 6714

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

I had been intrigued by the thought of these guns for some time. Being something of a gun hipster for many years I have always been drawn to the unusual and obscure. The 8's and 81's seemed just the thing, particularly after learning that they were designed by St. Browning himself. Then I literally ...
by Bandersnatch
Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Rebuilding, continued
Replies: 11
Views: 3475

Re: Rebuilding, continued

At 100 yards the upper three holes are Hornady FTX 160 gr over 30 gr of 3031. The lower three holes are Sierra 150 gr RN over the same charge. She also dinged an 8 inch plate at the same range with monotonous regularity. http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/bandersnatch45/IMG_20160425_1540047.jpg
by Bandersnatch
Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Rebuilding, continued
Replies: 11
Views: 3475

Re: Rebuilding, continued

Took The Bride out shooting this weekend. Nice and sunny, as you can see. She ate everything up and nothing unscrewed, fell off or shorted out.

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by Bandersnatch
Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel jacket bent
Replies: 3
Views: 1930

Re: Barrel jacket bent

My guess is it was dropped out of an oak tree in Maine.
by Bandersnatch
Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:00 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Newest Old Model 8 .30Rem
Replies: 1
Views: 1376

Re: Newest Old Model 8 .30Rem

Very nice. :)

I've been experimenting with Hornady bullets designed for a .30-30, the Spitzer kind. Tightens the group right up.
by Bandersnatch
Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:48 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Rebuilding, continued
Replies: 11
Views: 3475

Re: Rebuilding, continued

What hump?
by Bandersnatch
Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Rebuilding, continued
Replies: 11
Views: 3475

Re: Rebuilding, continued

I dunno...It's a Frankensteinian monster, alright, but she's one of our ladies, too. I therefore say that she shall be named the Bride:

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by Bandersnatch
Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Rebuilding, continued
Replies: 11
Views: 3475

Re: Rebuilding, continued

The odd thing about The Monster is that it shoots better than my other .30, the one that unscrews itself under recoil. It also feeds both of my handloads: the regular ones with the 150 gr round nose bullets, and the Hornady 150 gr Spitzers. These last my unscrewing gun would have trouble extracting ...
by Bandersnatch
Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Rebuilding, continued
Replies: 11
Views: 3475

Re: Rebuilding, continued

Those look pretty good. Might have to give them a call.
by Bandersnatch
Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Rebuilding, continued
Replies: 11
Views: 3475

Rebuilding, continued

So I got my Frankensteinian monstrosity out to the range. I have no idea how many different guns these parts came out of, but everything fits together just fine except the butt stock. If anyone knows someone who might make these, please let me know. Anyway this is what she looks like: http://i19.pho...
by Bandersnatch
Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 99 Savage questions/interests
Replies: 8
Views: 3047

Re: 99 Savage questions/interests

I own several 99's in .300 and .30-30. I load the 99 with Hornady SST bullets, the ones they make specially for the .300 sav, over a healthy charge of 3031. It shoots 1 1/2 inches all day. There may be other bullets that work with this short cartridge, but I really like these. Thanks for the feedba...
by Bandersnatch
Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: My first deer!
Replies: 2
Views: 2621

Re: My first deer!

I say, good shot!
by Bandersnatch
Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Old Springpoles!
Replies: 3
Views: 2108

Re: Old Springpoles!

Pogo stick
by Bandersnatch
Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: 99 Savage questions/interests
Replies: 8
Views: 3047

Re: 99 Savage questions/interests

I own several 99's in .300 and .30-30. I load the 99 with Hornady SST bullets, the ones they make specially for the .300 sav, over a healthy charge of 3031. It shoots 1 1/2 inches all day. There may be other bullets that work with this short cartridge, but I really like these.
by Bandersnatch
Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Building (rebuilding?) one of our ladies
Replies: 12
Views: 4105

Re: Building (rebuilding?) one of our ladies

The hole for the trigger guard screw isn't even close. It's too far up the tang. I wonder if it's for a similar gun, if that's at all possible. It does fit very tight, so I'm going to test fire it this week anyway.
by Bandersnatch
Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Building (rebuilding?) one of our ladies
Replies: 12
Views: 4105

Re: Building (rebuilding?) one of our ladies

This stock doesn't bloody fit.
by Bandersnatch
Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Building (rebuilding?) one of our ladies
Replies: 12
Views: 4105

Re: Building (rebuilding?) one of our ladies

My smith is in Montgomery, so not too far away.
by Bandersnatch
Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Building (rebuilding?) one of our ladies
Replies: 12
Views: 4105

Re: Building (rebuilding?) one of our ladies

So, my question for the learned folk here is this: should I refinish this one and have a scope mounted? I have a nice Lyman mount and since the receiver already has holes in it, no harm done, yes?
by Bandersnatch
Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Building (rebuilding?) one of our ladies
Replies: 12
Views: 4105

Re: Building (rebuilding?) one of our ladies

It's .30 Rem. Got a stock and the tang screw coming in next week. Oddly, it doesn't have a barrel jacket plug screw for a sling swivel.

The barrel is in very good shape so I hope she's a shooter.
by Bandersnatch
Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Building (rebuilding?) one of our ladies
Replies: 12
Views: 4105

Re: Building (rebuilding?) one of our ladies

And we have a mystery....

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by Bandersnatch
Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Building (rebuilding?) one of our ladies
Replies: 12
Views: 4105

Re: Building (rebuilding?) one of our ladies

Actually found an action spring with the correct plugs

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by Bandersnatch
Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Building (rebuilding?) one of our ladies
Replies: 12
Views: 4105

Re: Building (rebuilding?) one of our ladies

As you can see, the barrel jacket and the receiver do not match.

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by Bandersnatch
Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Building (rebuilding?) one of our ladies
Replies: 12
Views: 4105

Building (rebuilding?) one of our ladies

So, I started seeing model 8 parts for sale in Fleabay, mostly from 2 different sellers, and decided to buy some. Then a frame goes up for sale on GB. Gotta have that. Pretty soon I have most of the parts for a rifle and start searching for the rest. (I did find a tang screw, so that's a relief) Any...