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by Bandersnatch
Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: 99 Savage questions/interests
Replies: 8
Views: 3227

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: 4369

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: 4369

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: 4369

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: 4369

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: 4369

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: 4369

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: 4369

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: 4369

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: 4369

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...
by Bandersnatch
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Need a stock screw
Replies: 4
Views: 2176

Re: Need a stock screw

It's a straight grip, but I found that Wiser 's had some in stock, so I'll call off the bolo for now. If the new part doesn't fit I'll renew the search. Thanks for asking. :)
by Bandersnatch
Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Need a stock screw
Replies: 4
Views: 2176

Re: Need a stock screw

The screw that fixes the butt stock to the receiver.
by Bandersnatch
Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Need a stock screw
Replies: 4
Views: 2176

Need a stock screw

Building a .30 Rem from parts found on GB and Ebay. Got everything "except" the stock screw and I don't see one for sale anywhere. Anyone got a spare for sale? Inbox me. Thanks.
by Bandersnatch
Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: new member from Northern NY
Replies: 4
Views: 2357

Re: new member from Northern NY

Howdy do!
by Bandersnatch
Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hey!!!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2840

Re: Hey!!!!!!!

Howdy do!
by Bandersnatch
Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: krieger?
Replies: 7
Views: 3242

Re: krieger?

Dang.....
by Bandersnatch
Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: New FN owner looking for information and advice
Replies: 18
Views: 9065

Re: New FN owner looking for information and advice

My grand and glorious opinion is thus: just give it a good cleaning, inside and out. If you're unsure of take down procedures there is scads of helpful advice around here. Being an all steel gun, it makes nothing of harsh cleaners like gun scrubber, to get the old gunk out of the action, and then so...
by Bandersnatch
Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: New FN owner looking for information and advice
Replies: 18
Views: 9065

Re: New FN owner looking for information and advice

Pictures, yes indeed.
by Bandersnatch
Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: GOT ONE - Redfield on a Model 8 - GOT ONE
Replies: 4
Views: 2382

Re: Redfield on a Model 8

Brownells
by Bandersnatch
Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WHERE ARE YOU?
Replies: 27
Views: 10477

Re: WHERE ARE YOU?

So, do we have a when and where for the Crazy 8?
by Bandersnatch
Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Model 8 Buck
Replies: 11
Views: 7005

Re: Model 8 Buck

Good shot, sir!
by Bandersnatch
Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Parkerized Model 81 (Update) and Cartridge Case Issue?
Replies: 6
Views: 3995

Re: Parkerized Model 81 (Update) and Cartridge Case Issue?

Could be old brass, though I suspect that, all brass and primers not being created equal, it may be that Sperry was using a primer that didn't fit quite tight enough in the Rem-UMC primer pockets. Personally, I've found that Rem primers fit best in Rem csses,Win in Win cases and CCI in nothing, real...
by Bandersnatch
Fri Dec 25, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Stripper clips
Replies: 7
Views: 6897

Re: Stripper clips

If one must have stripper clips (known in more refined circles as "exotic dancer clips") for one's 35 Rem or 300 Savage, M1 clips work like a charm. For my small caliber rifles I employ the above method of loading.
by Bandersnatch
Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: A nice find
Replies: 8
Views: 3713

Re: A nice find

Whoa!
by Bandersnatch
Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: New .25 Rem ammo
Replies: 4
Views: 2988

Re: New .25 Rem ammo

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100 yards
by Bandersnatch
Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: New .25 Rem ammo
Replies: 4
Views: 2988

Re: New .25 Rem ammo

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50 yards
by Bandersnatch
Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: New .25 Rem ammo
Replies: 4
Views: 2988

Re: New .25 Rem ammo

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It's converted 38-55 brass, but now I have a boatload of .25 Rem! I've taken on 3, count 'em 3, obscure calibers this year. I may need an intervention.
by Bandersnatch
Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Hunting in Lower Alabama
Replies: 5
Views: 3412

Re: Hunting in Lower Alabama

Looks like a successful hunt! Was this one taken with your .25? It *was* a successful hunt. :) I got a doe on opening day and this fellow three days later on the same stretch of road. She was 100lbs and he 180. Not too bad for opening week. I only just got the rest of the tools to do .25, so that w...
by Bandersnatch
Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Hunting in Lower Alabama
Replies: 5
Views: 3412

Re: Hunting in Lower Alabama

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by Bandersnatch
Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Hunting in Lower Alabama
Replies: 5
Views: 3412

Re: Hunting in Lower Alabama

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by Bandersnatch
Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Hunting in Lower Alabama
Replies: 5
Views: 3412

Re: Hunting in Lower Alabama

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by Bandersnatch
Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Hunting in Lower Alabama
Replies: 5
Views: 3412

Hunting in Lower Alabama

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by Bandersnatch
Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: New .25 Rem ammo
Replies: 4
Views: 2988

New .25 Rem ammo

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by Bandersnatch
Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: new Rossi 92 .357 to match my Ruger SS .357
Replies: 4
Views: 2643

Re: new Rossi 92 .357 to match my Ruger SS .357

I picked up a Rossi .357 lever carbine recently from my local gun emporium of death. The gun was on the rack in the aisle and was listed as new and instead of a rear sight it had a picatinny rail fitted. The counter guy found the box but no rear sight so I got a wee price break on it. :) I had an ex...
by Bandersnatch
Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Some decent groups, now to reload?
Replies: 10
Views: 5793

Re: Some decent groups, now to reload?

I always taper crimp the ammo destined for a magazine rifle. Tube mags need a roll crimp.
by Bandersnatch
Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Soon, my precious....
Replies: 0
Views: 3154

Soon, my precious....

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by Bandersnatch
Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: A Tale of 2 30 cal 81s
Replies: 7
Views: 3512

Re: A Tale of 2 30 cal 81s

Ah, gun shows. What a barrel of monkeys. Reminds me of buying my first 81, under similar circumstances.
by Bandersnatch
Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Pawn Shop Find!
Replies: 20
Views: 6976

Re: Pawn Shop Find!

Oh, I found a boatload of brass at Buffalo Bore. :)
by Bandersnatch
Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 stock removal.
Replies: 6
Views: 3346

Re: Model 8 stock removal.

Two methods that I can think of: Take a rubber mallet and tap, Not hit- tap!- the end of the stock comb right in front of the wrist. Gently.

Or, one could get a friend and one grab the receiver and the other the stock and play tug of war.
by Bandersnatch
Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: .32 Rem Brass!
Replies: 1
Views: 2172

.32 Rem Brass!

http://www.buffaloarms.com/32_Remington ... x?CAT=3841

While not quite my cup o tea, a lot of folks here like .32 Rem. It says "Ample Stock".
by Bandersnatch
Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: .25 Rem Brass!
Replies: 0
Views: 3345

.25 Rem Brass!

http://www.buffaloarms.com/22_Remington ... x?CAT=3834

Get it while it's hot! just ordered 200 and it still reads "Ample Stock".
by Bandersnatch
Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Pawn Shop Find!
Replies: 20
Views: 6976

Re: Pawn Shop Find!

nice find! here is mine i found one day in a little shop. it is also in 25, it did a number on this coon, those 85 gr. noslers bt. is bad to the bone! It sure did! I've got a little ammo coming in, and I've got some cases I can neck down, so it's going to be a little while before I can make this th...
by Bandersnatch
Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Brief introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 2490

Re: Brief introduction

Good evening! :)
by Bandersnatch
Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hi, all.
Replies: 2
Views: 1968

Re: Hi, all.

Getting all that for 5 bills is not what I would call a bad deal, particularly if the rest of that lady looks as good as the receiver.
by Bandersnatch
Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hi Guys
Replies: 3
Views: 2287

Re: Hi Guys

Howdy do!
by Bandersnatch
Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Pawn Shop Find!
Replies: 20
Views: 6976

Re: Pawn Shop Find!

These guns are exceedingly rare here in the Southeast. This is only the third one I've ever seen in the wild and it's the second one I bought over the counter, the first being my 81 which I found at a gun show. I passed up an 8 at another pawn shop a couple of years ago because it had obvious mechan...
by Bandersnatch
Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Pawn Shop Find!
Replies: 20
Views: 6976

Re: Pawn Shop Find!

Thank you, gentlemen, and it was quite a shock, I can tell you, to see the old pogo stick on the wall. "The rest of the story" is that the pawn shop owner, while a nice man himself, was not the owner of the rifle. His employee of many years collects and sells antique guns of all kinds and had bought...
by Bandersnatch
Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Pawn Shop Find!
Replies: 20
Views: 6976

Re: Pawn Shop Find!

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The new lady with her friends. :)

L to R: Mod 81 in .300 Savage, Mod 8 in .30 Rem., Mod 8 in .25 Rem.
by Bandersnatch
Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:20 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Pawn Shop Find!
Replies: 20
Views: 6976

Re: Pawn Shop Find!

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