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by Bandersnatch
Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Best modern scopes to mount on a Model 8
Replies: 4
Views: 3469

Re: Best modern scopes to mount on a Model 8

Heck with that. I want a 2.8-10X50mm in extra high rings. Glossy, of course.
by Bandersnatch
Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Henwood's book, anyone else buy it?
Replies: 17
Views: 8226

Re: Henwood's book, anyone else buy it?

Just got mine in the other day. the wife is grumpy with me for sticking my nose in it so often. :p
by Bandersnatch
Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Now a qualified member.
Replies: 2
Views: 2094

Re: Now a qualified member.

Yeah, pics are always in order. :)
by Bandersnatch
Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Minnesota!
Replies: 2
Views: 1971

Re: Hello from Minnesota!

Howdy Do! I got into yet another obscure caliber when I started loading .30 rem. These old designs are a hoot to shoot, though my model 8 has been a pain in the arse due to parts failures. Still, what's a hobby without a few cuss words and busted knuckles?
by Bandersnatch
Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:58 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: New-to-me: Model 8 from 1911
Replies: 5
Views: 3558

Re: New-to-me: Model 8 from 1911

Looks like it.
by Bandersnatch
Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 81 Krieger Conversion .300 Savage
Replies: 15
Views: 10786

Re: Model 81 Krieger Conversion .300 Savage

Those are some wonderful aftermarket modifications. I like the checkering, especially on the pistol grip and I've never seen one of these with a jeweled bolt. A recoil pad for. 300 Savage is a must.
by Bandersnatch
Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:07 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 81 Krieger Conversion .300 Savage
Replies: 15
Views: 10786

Re: Model 81 Krieger Conversion .300 Savage

Those are some wonderful aftermarket modifications. I like the checkering, especially on the pistol grip and I've never seen one of these with a jeweled bolt. A recoil pad for. 300 Savage is a must.
by Bandersnatch
Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 81 Krieger Conversion .300 Savage
Replies: 15
Views: 10786

Re: Model 81 Krieger Conversion .300 Savage

More pics of the jeweling and the checkering please.
by Bandersnatch
Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: A day at the range
Replies: 12
Views: 5236

Re: A day at the range

I agree that Locktite on the take down screw might make life difficult later on, but the elevation adjustment screw on the rear sight is another matter. I think a tiny drop of purple ought to do the trick and still leave it adjustable.
by Bandersnatch
Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: A day at the range
Replies: 12
Views: 5236

Re: A day at the range

This particular model 8, built in 1936, has been a real project in motion. I've had to deal with a floppy safety, a charging handle falling off, broken feed lip spring and a Redfield sight that wants to unscrew itself under fire. Get the safety flopping problem cured, got a couple of new feed lip sp...
by Bandersnatch
Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: A day at the range
Replies: 12
Views: 5236

Re: A day at the range

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by Bandersnatch
Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: A day at the range
Replies: 12
Views: 5236

Re: A day at the range

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by Bandersnatch
Sat Feb 14, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: My ladies of the woods
Replies: 6
Views: 4316

Re: My ladies of the woods

Velly pletty!
by Bandersnatch
Sat Feb 14, 2015 7:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Henwood's book, anyone else buy it?
Replies: 17
Views: 8226

Re: Henwood's book, anyone else buy it?

I am awaiting his book on the 8/81 to arrive via the Amazon fairy.
by Bandersnatch
Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: A day at the range
Replies: 12
Views: 5236

Re: A day at the range

I continue my trip back in time to the early 20th century.
by Bandersnatch
Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: A day at the range
Replies: 12
Views: 5236

Re: A day at the range

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by Bandersnatch
Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: A day at the range
Replies: 12
Views: 5236

A day at the range

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by Bandersnatch
Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Newest lady in the stable
Replies: 5
Views: 3421

Re: Newest lady in the stable

In The Ten Ring wrote:What a beauty! What year? What caliber?

I want a Model 8....
.30 Remington, made in 1936. She's had a few mechanical issues but I think I may have fixed all of them. Working on load development now.
by Bandersnatch
Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Newcomer with an FN 1900
Replies: 37
Views: 21154

Re: Newcomer with an FN 1900

Harupmph! where did the blighter go? Sahib, the tiger, she has gone into those bushes, being ovre there! Gad Zooks! Bring the FN, Patak! Here,Sahib, she is ready for you. Brumblehunph! Can't see a bloody thing with this monocle. Might need another one. Do you see it, Patak? Indeed, Sahib, the tiger ...
by Bandersnatch
Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Bolt will not unlock....what do I do?
Replies: 18
Views: 8747

Re: Bolt will not unlock....what do I do?

The peep sight will Not interfere with the removal of the stock. On the tang behind the trigger guard you will see two screws: remove the rear most of them. Do Not remove the one closest to the trigger guard. That one holds in the trigger spring. The further screw (the tang screw) is fairly long and...
by Bandersnatch
Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which do you like better and why?
Replies: 5
Views: 2603

Re: Which do you like better and why?

I'm partial to the Williams myself. I have one on my 81 and it still has the aperture. It is very precise and I like it.
by Bandersnatch
Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Found some stripper clips.
Replies: 8
Views: 5104

Re: Found some stripper clips.

"I hear Swede clips (6.5x55) work for the .300 Savage but I haven't had a rifle yet to try with."

Yes, they do.
by Bandersnatch
Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MUST STOP! Been on a buying binge.
Replies: 3
Views: 2123

Re: MUST STOP! Been on a buying binge.

This is your brain....


This is your brain on Model 8's.....
by Bandersnatch
Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:04 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Wood Repair
Replies: 1
Views: 1659

Re: Wood Repair

An "F" did you say? Are there pictures?
by Bandersnatch
Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello All!
Replies: 13
Views: 5781

Re: Hello All!

There's a tool on ebay that I think you will like.
by Bandersnatch
Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello All!
Replies: 13
Views: 5781

Re: Hello All!

Which barrel tool did you get?
by Bandersnatch
Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: What is your opinion on these .300 Savage rounds?
Replies: 6
Views: 4092

Re: What is your opinion on these .300 Savage rounds?

That Remington ammo is plenty good enough. I get consistent 1 1/2" groups at 100 yards with my 81 using these boolits and they hit about as hard as .308 so you should be able to bring Bambi down with no problem.
by Bandersnatch
Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:08 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8D
Replies: 8
Views: 4164

Re: Model 8D

Modifying the gun is going to affect value, but by how much is pretty subjective. These 8D's are rare enough that I have no idea how to price such a thing.
by Bandersnatch
Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:04 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Thinking about my Model 8.
Replies: 13
Views: 7856

Re: Thinking about my Model 8.

I own a Moisin-Nagant built in 1893. The age of the empires.
by Bandersnatch
Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Question on Buying a Model 8 - New Member
Replies: 11
Views: 5631

Re: Question on Buying a Model 8 - New Member

Looks just like one on GB. If it isn't then it's a clone.
by Bandersnatch
Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Question on Buying a Model 8 - New Member
Replies: 11
Views: 5631

Re: Question on Buying a Model 8 - New Member

I was watching that one. In my grand and glorious opinion it was wildly over priced, but if you are happy with it, enjoy.
by Bandersnatch
Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 81 Krieger on Armslist
Replies: 2
Views: 2119

Re: Model 81 Krieger on Armslist

A bit out of my way, or I'd cross his palm with dead presidents.
by Bandersnatch
Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Questions about a Model 8.
Replies: 4
Views: 2884

Re: Questions about a Model 8.

Pictures?
by Bandersnatch
Thu Dec 25, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Model 8 Merry Christmas 2014!
Replies: 5
Views: 3277

Re: Model 8 Merry Christmas 2014!

Merry Christmas all you nutty gun folks! :)
by Bandersnatch
Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: full mag only jam
Replies: 16
Views: 6375

Re: full mag only jam

My 81 in .300 holds 4 in the mag, which, all things considered, is plenty for most chores.
by Bandersnatch
Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Well, what do we have here...
Replies: 6
Views: 3829

Re: Well, what do we have here...

Once I got the Redfield rear sight tightened back down she groups pretty well. I need to load some more ammo and get some definitive groups at 100 to know for sure.
by Bandersnatch
Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: magazine feed spring malfunction
Replies: 2
Views: 1861

Re: magazine feed spring malfunction

Well, I found the little dingus inside the magazine box and peened it as well as I could back into place on the end of the spring. Thirty-five rounds later and it's still there, I guess I fixed it. Now I just need to get this safety issue settled and keep the Redfield rear sight from working loose a...
by Bandersnatch
Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: dry firing a model 8
Replies: 6
Views: 3650

Re: dry firing a model 8

Don't see why not.
by Bandersnatch
Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: howdy guys
Replies: 2
Views: 1789

Re: howdy guys

Howdy do!
by Bandersnatch
Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:04 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New Replacement Wood
Replies: 3
Views: 2735

Re: New Replacement Wood

EBay has a new, unfinished stock like you want in the $35 range.
by Bandersnatch
Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: magazine feed spring malfunction
Replies: 2
Views: 1861

magazine feed spring malfunction

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Was out shooting today and started getting feeding problems, a double feed, to be exact. It looks like the little dingus that connects the magazine and the removable feed lip has fallen out. Anyone know where I can find one of these?
by Bandersnatch
Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:46 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: A great site for a new intrest
Replies: 14
Views: 5111

Re: A great site for a new intrest

According to ebay they have swivel sets available. Cheap. :)
by Bandersnatch
Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Newest lady in the stable
Replies: 5
Views: 3421

Re: Newest lady in the stable

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With some of her friends. I'm a sucker for the classics.
by Bandersnatch
Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Newest lady in the stable
Replies: 5
Views: 3421

Newest lady in the stable

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by Bandersnatch
Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: A great site for a new intrest
Replies: 14
Views: 5111

Re: A great site for a new intrest

Howdy do, from Lower Alabama. :) These shootable pogo sticks are fairly rare here in the south, the Winchester 94 being the go to gun around here in the early 20th century. But, I got bit by the bug last year and have since acquired two! Mine are in .300 SAV and .30 Rem, but .32 Rem is eccentric eno...
by Bandersnatch
Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Model 8 carry bag
Replies: 5
Views: 4355

Re: Model 8 carry bag

Now *that* is a nifty solution.
by Bandersnatch
Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Weird looking safety lever
Replies: 2
Views: 2119

Re: Weird looking safety lever

Yup, had the same problem, when you take the screw out you find the lever is supposed to be pinned. It doesn't always work. :o Best fix drill a new pin hole and rivet in a new pin. If you got a good mill. :x A good alternate; get some Locktite studlocker and apply to the shaft. Work it in. Align pr...
by Bandersnatch
Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Weird looking safety lever
Replies: 2
Views: 2119

Weird looking safety lever

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b178/bandersnatch45/IMG_20141206_101819.jpg Has anyone seen a safety lever like this? The large screw holds the lever and rocker together, but doesn't do it very well and they don't travel together as they should. Result: the lever has to travel off the detent to t...