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by Rifleman
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Butt Pad Replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 4885

Re: Butt Pad Replacement

I know this original post is nearing a year old, but hey, for anyone not previously seeing it, it can be new and/or needed information. I obtain a lot of info from old posts, especially for being a newbie/year old 81 owner and shooter. Anyway, reference Phyrbird's post on the Limbsaver slip-on recoi...
by Rifleman
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Special Firearm
Replies: 50
Views: 27490

Re: Special Firearm

You're right Jack, the tool on the 1900 section of the home page is the tool I saw some time ago and was referring to in my earlier post. Reference your posts on FN1900 serial number 721, being your Fraser custom 1900 has parts with the 721 serial number, does that mean that Fraser took parts from t...
by Rifleman
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Special Firearm
Replies: 50
Views: 27490

Re: Special Firearm

Thanks for the info on your post 81police ref the #3523. Interesting of the dual rifle 721 number. Ref Jacks posts/pictures, that take down tool is very interesting. Believe in my reading I saw a picture and description of one like that. Was that a tool the FN1900 rifles came with at the time, one o...
by Rifleman
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Special Firearm
Replies: 50
Views: 27490

Re: Special Firearm

"Wow" Jack, that is one nice shootin' iron. I'm not much for engraving unless it is tasteful as on that 1900. Guns that have every square inch of metal engraved are gaudy IMO, but this one is tasteful and down right beautiful. The wood is making me droll and shake, nice grain and color and the check...
by Rifleman
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: thegreatmodel8.net
Replies: 9
Views: 5100

Re: thegreatmodel8.net

With my computer knowledge I "ain't ta" even go down those paths of confusion. :shock: :? :lol:
by Rifleman
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Special Firearm
Replies: 50
Views: 27490

Re: Special Firearm

OK!!! My appetite is wetted and need for more pictures and information is high.. Post More!!!!
by Rifleman
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: thegreatmodel8.net
Replies: 9
Views: 5100

Re: thegreatmodel8.net

I didn't know there was a difference, ie thought both the .com and .net site differences were all one website (which I guess they sort of are). I keep the forum on my computer 'short cut', but hit the 'home' quite often and read and reread a lot of the information on the .net side. I've never seen a...
by Rifleman
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Trouble cycling
Replies: 1
Views: 1169

Re: Trouble cycling

"Trouble cycling" as in how? Bolt stripping new round from magazine, chambering new round, ejecting brass. One or all three? Depending on the "trouble" narrows it down to cause. I'm fairly new to the 8/81 rifle, can understand some problems, but others here can really chime in on possibilities.
by Rifleman
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81
Replies: 18
Views: 7605

Re: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81

I just posted a question about lubing the 8/81's on LyingBastard's post about proper and needed lubing for the models. Indicated "I MAY" have found what my problem stemmed from. I disassembled my 81 over the weekend and believe I "MAY" have found what was causing the variety of problems I was having...
by Rifleman
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Firsy attempt: not enough lubing?
Replies: 5
Views: 2572

Re: Firsy attempt: not enough lubing?

To all of you veteran/long time 8/81 shooters, what is the proper/needed lubing the 8/81 needs and likes. I've been shooting firearms since a wee lad of 15 back in the 60's, have shot and gunsmithed a variety of types and actions over the years. With the problems I've had with my 81 300 Savage (post...
by Rifleman
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81
Replies: 18
Views: 7605

Re: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81

Thank you for the info Phrybird. The stock screw on my rifle lines up 100% and reinstalling the screw goes very good. I'm hesitant in removing the trigger assembly or anything else until I can disassemble the barrel and see if all there is 'thumbs up'. With the barrel off the barrel moves back and f...
by Rifleman
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81
Replies: 18
Views: 7605

Re: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81

????? Until I get my barrel tool, anybody have ANY thoughts on what the problem could be, anyone heard of or had similar problems? Need assistance! Any thoughts, suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Phyrbird: In your comment reference taking the bolt out, if I'm reading it correct, your saying t...
by Rifleman
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Firsy attempt: not enough lubing?
Replies: 5
Views: 2572

Re: Firsy attempt: not enough lubing?

I thought also that my bolt or the 'innards' in my 300 Savage Model 81 may be dry, needing some lube (if you've read the 'trials and tribulations' and 'woes' in my "First Time Shooting Problems" post). I took the barrel and stock off and using a needle oiler lubed where I could see that any metal to...
by Rifleman
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81
Replies: 18
Views: 7605

Re: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81

HELP. SOS. HELP. OK I was hoping that by removing the four plug screws that my troubles would be over. Nope!!! After removing the two back ones several rds failed to fire, bolt would fail to lock back after last shot causing a stovepipe. Removed the front two and fired 8 rds. Things went bad to wors...
by Rifleman
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81
Replies: 18
Views: 7605

Re: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81

It did cross my mind. Thought after seeing what the average GB price on the 81's usually go for it was a fair price. Not really in the hunt for another 81 right now, need to sort out the problems with the one I have. Except for the four scope mount holes mine has, mine has better wood and metal cond...
by Rifleman
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel Takedown Tools
Replies: 3
Views: 1964

Re: Barrel Takedown Tools

OK, I think I may have answered one of my questions from the above post. You that are more knowledgeable will have to tell me if I'm on the right track. I viewed Bob's from CB other video on barrel takedown. This is the one where he uses his 'Pro-Tools' for disassembly. Watching it he first loosened...
by Rifleman
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel Takedown Tools
Replies: 3
Views: 1964

Re: Barrel Takedown Tools

I was going to add about a tool made and sold by Robopump. Had seen it posted before with pictures and such, but couldn't find it. Alas, only a ways down on page one. It looks like a good tool for the purpose of taking off the barrel nut. Was wondering though, Bob from CB in his video showed and adv...
by Rifleman
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel Takedown Tools
Replies: 3
Views: 1964

Barrel Takedown Tools

I know this has been posted and replied to some on the forum. I went to search and most, if not all of the replies and information is 2-4 years old. I've seen some of the tools made by forum members for the purpose of taking the bushings and such from the front of the barrel, but am wondering if any...
by Rifleman
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81
Replies: 18
Views: 7605

Re: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81

Good idea's (Rx)! Got home to late from gun show and travelin to do anything. Thanks for the suggestions. Looked at getting a box of 300 Savage ammo. Number of table's had some older fodder ($33-35 for 20 rds-same at a Fleet Farm store for new). It wouldn't cause me any financial drain, but at $1.65...
by Rifleman
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81
Replies: 18
Views: 7605

Re: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81

chas1949-Good thought, checked mine. Using a proper to fit screw driver, I couldn't turn it either way. Have to soak it with a little Kroil and see if it is as tight as it should be or age has set the screw some. Assume if previous owner had no problems with the main and trigger spring not tight eno...
by Rifleman
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81
Replies: 18
Views: 7605

Re: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81

81 police: Thought of that, but getting any 300 Savage ammo in my area is pretty much null and void. Will have to order on line to get it. I've looked in area stores and gun shops, in fact since getting the rifle haven't seen any at gun shows. Going to one this weekend in Rochester, Minn. It's a sho...
by Rifleman
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81
Replies: 18
Views: 7605

First time shooting problems with 300 Savage 81

Hello to Forum: This past winter I bought a Rem 81 300 Savage caliber rifle. Very good shape, seller said he hadn't experienced any problems with the rifle.. Has been a busy summer and about a week ago I finally got around to shooting it. After buying rifle, I bought a set of die's, brass, and sever...
by Rifleman
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New from Iowa
Replies: 2
Views: 2025

New from Iowa

Hello from Iowa. Just bought my first Remington 81 in 300 Savage. Just getting order up for reloading dies, brass, bullets as 300 Savage is a new caliber to me. Have been a fan and admirer of the 8/81's since the mid 60's as a kid looking at the ads in Outdoor Life, Sports Afield, etc of the hunters...