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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: 3782

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: 22755

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: 9705

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: 2880

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: 5578

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: 2341

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: 1812

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: 6477

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: 6477

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: 4484

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: 4657

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: 8630

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: 6122

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: 6122

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: 2309

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: 3145

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: 3642

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: 7212

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: 4268

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: 2066

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: 4037

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: 1999

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: 3005

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: 2066

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: 5817

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: 3782

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: 3782

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: 5817

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: 4838

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: 2314

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: 2314

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...
by Bandersnatch
Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Well, what do we have here...
Replies: 6
Views: 4268

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

And what in the world would I need .30 Remington for, any way? Why, *this* little beauty, who showed up in the Brown Truck of Happiness yesterday..:)

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by Bandersnatch
Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Well, what do we have here...
Replies: 6
Views: 4268

Well, what do we have here...

The first .30 Remington ammo I've seen in the wild for many a moon.

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by Bandersnatch
Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: GB M8 huh?
Replies: 9
Views: 5920

Re: GB M8 huh?

Rule of thumb: They're only worth what people are willing to pay for them. This is true of guns, cars, sewing machines, baseballs and old bottle caps. I have noticed that these old rifles are selling in the 400 - 600 range, as a usual thing. This particular rifle is priced far above what they usuall...
by Bandersnatch
Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Model 14 in .32 coming soon!
Replies: 7
Views: 6614

Re: Model 14 in .32 coming soon!

Velly pletty! :)
by Bandersnatch
Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: something I found at the local gun show
Replies: 15
Views: 10121

Re: something I found at the local gun show

35Rem wrote:Which gun show?
The one at the civic center in B'ham.
by Bandersnatch
Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Anyone heard of a Model 8 in .308?
Replies: 1
Views: 1938

Anyone heard of a Model 8 in .308?

This auction closed two years ago, but just take a look...

http://www.gunauction.com/buy/11418839
by Bandersnatch
Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: GB M8 huh?
Replies: 9
Views: 5920

Re: GB M8 huh?

Pretty, but not $1300 worth of pretty.
by Bandersnatch
Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Anyone hunt deer with the .25 Remington?
Replies: 14
Views: 7959

Re: Anyone hunt deer with the .25 Remington?

As to wild boar, feral hogs, pigs or what-have-you, the .223 is just fine. I've managed to kill a couple of porkers DRT with that little round, so I say "pshaw". Any of the Remington stable of calibers in the 8/81 family ought to do just fine for pigs or deer, for that matter. For grizzly, I think I...
by Bandersnatch
Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: new reloading project
Replies: 12
Views: 6528

Re: new reloading project

Given that that previous thread is 8 months old it seems things have changed somewhat. I have 100 .30 Rem cases in bound from Lohman's and they list both .30 and .32 in stock. $66 for the hundred. I'm glad I got the cases from GB, but I'm also glad to see another source which is, currently at least,...
by Bandersnatch
Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: new reloading project
Replies: 12
Views: 6528

Re: new reloading project

These folks have .30 and .32 brass in stock. Also, loaded ammo, but it's a little spendy.

http://www.lohmanarms.com/default.asp
by Bandersnatch
Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: picked up a parts set
Replies: 5
Views: 3454

Re: picked up a parts set

I don't *think* so. The case bodies are the same diameter and all the cartridges are the same length.

At least this is so for .25, .30, .32.
by Bandersnatch
Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: picked up a parts set
Replies: 5
Views: 3454

Re: picked up a parts set

As I understand it, the bolt heads on all the small caliber guns are the same, so you could just swap barrels.
by Bandersnatch
Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: new reloading project
Replies: 12
Views: 6528

Re: new reloading project

I only have a .32 Remington, and fortunately it came with 90 rounds of ammo, and 10 empties. 15% have been cracking though. .32 Remington ammo is getting absurd as well so I have decided Santa is getting me a lathe for Christmas to make my own brass from 30-30. Annealing is in my immediate future a...
by Bandersnatch
Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: new reloading project
Replies: 12
Views: 6528

Re: new reloading project

.30 is also getting harder to find so I think these cases are getting annealed about every other firing so maybe they'll last longer.
by Bandersnatch
Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: new reloading project
Replies: 12
Views: 6528

Re: new reloading project

Gunbroker.

Total of 90 from two different sources. A little spendy, but, yanno, reloading.
by Bandersnatch
Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Rem. 8 Carbine
Replies: 40
Views: 46479

Re: Rem. 8 Carbine

Want.

Want.

Want want want want want!

Like burning!
by Bandersnatch
Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: new reloading project
Replies: 12
Views: 6528

new reloading project

Now that I have a stash of nifty .30 Remington En route, I begin yet another episode of reloading a weird or obsolete caliber. I make it a matter of policy to never take up more than one new caliber at a time. Thank heavens there aren't too many different ones for the Model 8. ;) Now, to find some d...
by Bandersnatch
Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Barrel jacket scope mount
Replies: 8
Views: 5018

Re: Barrel jacket scope mount

No, the jacket doesn't move.