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by 81police
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from northeast
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: New member from northeast

Awesome! Welcome!!
by 81police
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New model 81 owner from the Central Coast.
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: New model 81 owner from the Central Coast.

Glad you're here...welcome!
by 81police
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 #1903 - Carabine Automatique Browning
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: FN 1900 #1903 - Carabine Automatique Browning

Thank you for sharing these photos and the additional parts photos. Very interesting history for sure!

That rifle got just what it needed, special care by someone who appreciates it. Glad to see you're enjoying it and maintaining it.
by 81police
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello From Florida
Replies: 2
Views: 842

Re: Hello From Florida

Welcome!!
by 81police
Thu May 28, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: LASD 81 Tang Sight
Replies: 1
Views: 616

Re: LASD 81 Tang Sight

Great questions. I went and looked at photos of 28 LASD rifles that I've got on file. Only 2 had tang sights, one of which was yours. The other was questionable because it had been sold twice and one photo it had a tang sight, the other it didn't. Looking at the most original examples, they do not h...
by 81police
Sat May 09, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Manufacture Date? SN versus Date Code
Replies: 7
Views: 1259

Re: Manufacture Date? SN versus Date Code

They're both the same guns. Call it whichever you prefer! According to Remington, looking back, they're all "Models 8's".
by 81police
Fri May 08, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Manufacture Date? SN versus Date Code
Replies: 7
Views: 1259

Re: Manufacture Date? SN versus Date Code

In the begining the gun was called The Remington Autoloading Rifle. Later designated the "Model 8" Early guns had no markings. So yes, you have a Model 8 for all practical & legal purposes.
by 81police
Fri May 08, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Manufacture Date? SN versus Date Code
Replies: 7
Views: 1259

Re: Manufacture Date? SN versus Date Code

Hi decksterdog!

Great question.

The "RP" is probably not a date code. It's likely on the right side of the barrel jacket head and thus is a Remington proof stamp (R P often inside an oval). Real date codes are small stamps on the left side of the jacket head.
by 81police
Fri May 08, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Semi rough shape 1900 on the auction block
Replies: 11
Views: 3424

Re: Semi rough shape 1900 on the auction block

Hi Jasiel!

"1903" would be the serial number of the rifle.

2 questions...

What country are you in?

Do you have more photos of the complete rifle?
by 81police
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: scope mount identification
Replies: 3
Views: 1715

Re: scope mount identification

I don't know that make/model. Looks like some Griffin & Howe's but not identical.
by 81police
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Indiana
Replies: 8
Views: 1879

Re: Hello from Indiana

rcb wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:44 pm
Is it bad if 35 remington is now in my search history? :D I don't even have the 300 savage one home yet.
I think you're infected!
by 81police
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: US trials Rifle
Replies: 12
Views: 1862

Re: US trials Rifle

how removing the rear sight was handled (this is normal)...
by 81police
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: US trials Rifle
Replies: 12
Views: 1862

Re: US trials Rifle

Here are photos of Michwoods Remington Model 8 "U.S. Trials Rifle". It is in outstanding condition. Although the receiver # and barrel assembly # does not match, they are both authentic numbers. This mismatch is not uncommon and is known on 2 other Trials rifles. Of the 21 rifles produced, we have v...
by 81police
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: US trials Rifle
Replies: 12
Views: 1862

Re: US trials Rifle

this site has restrictions on photo sizes, please email them to me and I'll resize and post here for you...

cat9x@hotmail.com
by 81police
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: US trials Rifle
Replies: 12
Views: 1862

Re: US trials Rifle

Seen everything from $6000-12,000+

They are so rare and sell so infrequently putting a value on one is difficult
by 81police
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hi from the deep woods
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Re: Hi from the deep woods

Welcome sir!!
by 81police
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Indiana
Replies: 8
Views: 1879

Re: Hello from Indiana

Welcome!!! You're in for a good time if you've got an 8/81 in your collection!
by 81police
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: parts exchange
Replies: 3
Views: 862

Re: parts exchange

Hi Ochotastic and welcome! Great questions, trigger plates (and stocks) interchange as long as they're for the same grip configuration. Grip configurations: straight grip Model 8 semi-pistol grip Model 8 Model 81 Trigger plates do not directly interchange across the 3 configurations. Even among the ...
by 81police
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member
Replies: 8
Views: 1115

Re: New member

Welcome Schofield! And yes, watch out for symptoms of "Jackitis" it strikes fast and as you can see is unrelenting! Any uncontrollable urge to buy more and more 8/81/FN 1900's around here is referred to as "Jackitis"! :mrgreen:
by 81police
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: For Sale - Model 8/81 Parts PILE!
Replies: 2
Views: 1027

Re: For Sale - Model 8/81 Parts PILE!

****** SOLD ********
by 81police
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: The Model 81 in 25REM.
Replies: 17
Views: 7715

Re: The Model 81 in 25REM.

If it's marked "25-35" that's a dead giveaway for a swapped, non-original barrel. The 25-35 Rem stamping was discontinued around 1910ish
by 81police
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: For Sale - Model 8/81 Parts PILE!
Replies: 2
Views: 1027

Re: For Sale - Model 8/81 Parts PILE!

LOT 2: Model 8 USED parts. These came off early-mid production Model 8's. Parts list below... 2 links, 2 bolts, 4 bolt carrier cam pins, 2 complete hammer assemblies (hammer, bushing, roller, pin), 2 safety rockers, 2 bolt carrier latch screws, 1 Marbles 34W front sight (NEW!!), 1 takedown assembly ...
by 81police
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: For Sale - Model 8/81 Parts PILE!
Replies: 2
Views: 1027

For Sale - Model 8/81 Parts PILE!

I'm letting go of my collection of Model 8 & 81 Parts! I'm offering these first to forum members. I'll leave these on here for 1 week then they're heading to gunbroker. Check payment only. Prices include shipping to lower 48. If interested please email me, cat9x@hotmail.com LOT 1: Model 81 "NEW, OLD...
by 81police
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Cheek Pad for the 8
Replies: 2
Views: 1248

Re: Cheek Pad for the 8

I like the non-permanent mods that can always be removed and the rifle returned to stock config if necessary. Great little addition! My dad once had the same pad on a Springfield M1A and liked it. Bet that's a comfortable shooter!
by 81police
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Loading the Model 81 .300 Savage caliber
Replies: 5
Views: 1397

Re: Loading the Model 81 .300 Savage caliber

An easy way to load the magazine is to put the rear end of the cartridge into the magazine box first and slide it down & backwards under the side springs. And continue that way one round at a time. That way should be quite easy.
by 81police
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Loading the Model 81 .300 Savage caliber
Replies: 5
Views: 1397

Re: Loading the Model 81 .300 Savage caliber

The magazine box in a rifle chambered in 300Sav should hold 4 cartridges without issue. This may require a disassembly to inspect the magazine box, side springs, and magazine spring. If you do disassemble, I'd recommend watching our how-to videos and GO SLOW. As a side note, **the ends of the magazi...
by 81police
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member with a model 8
Replies: 4
Views: 1014

Re: New Member with a model 8

Welcome welcome! :D
by 81police
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Very tight barrel nut
Replies: 2
Views: 1305

Re: Very tight barrel nut

great recovery story!
by 81police
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Refinish?
Replies: 5
Views: 1616

Re: Refinish?

This gunsmith was highly recommended by a couple members, not sure if he's in business still...

http://www.mikeryangunsmith.com/
by 81police
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member-L.I.N.Y.
Replies: 1
Views: 964

Re: New member-L.I.N.Y.

Welcome! Sounds you got a pair of fine "springpoles" :D

Regarding the markings...

"N in a circle above & like a 3 blade prop below" - these are inspector/fitter stamps and are normal
"REP" - is a Remington proof stamp
by 81police
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: is this checkering correct?
Replies: 8
Views: 1899

Re: is this checkering correct?

send him here if he needs help ID'ing 8's & 81's!
by 81police
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: is this checkering correct?
Replies: 8
Views: 1899

Re: is this checkering correct?

olskool for some reason your photos aren't showing, except for the buttstock photo. My opinion, it is not factory checkering

However, the checkering on Kenhwind's is factory work no doubt.
by 81police
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 2409

Re: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale

Although this site has a ton of members, only a few are active & fewer post. I get inquiries frequently about take-down tools. Next one I get i'll send your way. Keep this post on-going. Every 8/81 owner needs 1 good take down tool.
by 81police
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 2409

Re: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale

That is a great looking "combo" takedown tool! I'd love to see some members get them and review them. I bet it works really good. Are you going to advertise these outside the forums?
by 81police
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: HELP Side Scope Mounting Plate Broke Off
Replies: 3
Views: 1187

Re: HELP Side Scope Mounting Plate Broke Off

Hi Beau, Apart from drilling out and retapping the base & receiver to use an oversize screw, the only other option I'd imagine is retapping the receiver altogether with a new set of holes. I'm not a gunsmith, however, so there may be additional options. You may try to message forum member CURDOG who...
by 81police
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Birthday JMB!
Replies: 1
Views: 883

Re: Happy Birthday JMB!

:D :mrgreen: :D :mrgreen:
by 81police
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: NRA-American Rifleman Model 8
Replies: 1
Views: 903

Re: NRA-American Rifleman Model 8

Thanks for the heads up. Just saw the centerfold picture & description you're talking about.

I like how Keefe said, "As for me in bear country, I might add the Peace Officer's Equipment Co aftermarket magazine, increasing capacity to 15 rounds" :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by 81police
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Light Restoration on .30 Rem #8
Replies: 10
Views: 1929

Re: Light Restoration on .30 Rem #8

Wow! I really enjoyed seeing the series of pictures from before to disassembly & cleaning to after. Amazing what's underneath all that grime. You did a great job and will keep that rifle running for many more years to come. Nice! :D

Is the serial number of your rifle 157?
by 81police
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Any smiths able do a Krieger Conversion?
Replies: 1
Views: 1088

Re: Any smiths able do a Krieger Conversion?

I don't know any sorry
by 81police
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Stock Stamping
Replies: 2
Views: 1147

Re: Stock Stamping

as often with other types of firearms, individuals and companies (especially) marked ownership of their firearms. Cool stampings, have you investigated any possible sources via google search?
by 81police
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member
Replies: 1
Views: 1084

Re: New member

Welcome Chris!! Great fix on your rifle...do what you gotta do!
by 81police
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Browning 1900
Replies: 1
Views: 1189

Re: Browning 1900

Here's the auction link for anyone interested...

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/853039941
by 81police
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: FBI Model 81 w/ issues
Replies: 5
Views: 1520

Re: FBI Model 81 w/ issues

Hi RedFlannelCap, I made your post into its own topic so all discussion can focus on your specific gun. These are my guesses only... The additional pins & holes may have been Remington's attempt to fix a loosening jacket tube from the jacket head. The brazed area may have been the FBI's attempt at r...
by 81police
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My Dad, a Marine w/ 3 Purple Hearts...
Replies: 4
Views: 1471

My Dad, a Marine w/ 3 Purple Hearts...

Every Marine has a story, but not every Marine has 3 Purple Hearts. Here's PART 1 of a 3 part series on my dad's experience in Vietnam, 1968-1969...

https://youtu.be/lLRvUb0JB1g
by 81police
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello From the U.P. Of Michigan
Replies: 3
Views: 1156

Re: Hello From the U.P. Of Michigan

Welcome and nice springpole!
by 81police
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: FBI Model 81
Replies: 19
Views: 5611

Re: FBI Model 81

Be of good cheer CalFred! You have a uniquely put together, authentic FBI 81. Let me address some of the inconsistencies and take a guess at what's going on... Your barrel assembly is not original to the rifle. The hand stamped "16651" on the top of the jacket head was possibly done by the FBI. As y...
by 81police
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 8 Gunsmith?
Replies: 3
Views: 1246

Re: Model 8 Gunsmith?

Sorry oldbowyer, I do not know any specific 8/81 gunsmith. However, if you find a gunsmith that's well versed with Remington M11 or Browning A5 shotguns, those are pretty close mechanically.