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by 81police
Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Stock Finish Job Complete
Replies: 4
Views: 2137

Re: Stock Finish Job Complete

those swivels are vintage but I don't think factory
by 81police
Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Pretty Cool Front Sight ....
Replies: 3
Views: 1431

Re: Pretty Cool Front Sight ....

I've never seen this Marbles sight either, very cool. Thanks for the photo permission, I'll put it in the gallery.
by 81police
Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Stock Finish Job Complete
Replies: 4
Views: 2137

Re: Stock Finish Job Complete

Nice work Dwalt! It's nice to see too that whomever installed the sling swivels actually used the factory hole in the barrel jacket. I grit my teeth when I see one where the swivel is installed in the forearm.
by 81police
Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 in .25 Rem on GB
Replies: 5
Views: 1937

Re: Model 8 in .25 Rem on GB

that ole girl's been rode hard and put up wet
by 81police
Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: To buy or not to buy, that's the question M8, .32 cal
Replies: 9
Views: 3398

Re: To buy or not to buy, that's the question M8, .32 cal

That Model 8 does have the flat knob pistol grip which is uncommon but by no means rare. 95-99% condition? The stocks look far too glossy to not be refinished, quite a bit of blue wear at the carry point and at the edges. Just my 2 cents from viewing the pictures. I'd be curious if the buttstock ser...
by 81police
Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Model 11 question....
Replies: 12
Views: 5111

Re: Model 11 question....

I had a Model 81 slung over my shoulder at a gun show once, you'd be surprised by how many don't know what they are. When asked I'd say, "this is the rifle version of the A5 Browning/M11 Remington", haha. One response was, "yeah I was looking all over for the gas port on that thing", haha.
by 81police
Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Found an old 81
Replies: 11
Views: 3171

Re: Found an old 81

Great replies to the OP's questions guys.

Wildgoose,

Your Weaver brand scope mount is one of the best for the 8/81's. If i'm not mistaken its base uses 6 mounting holes in the receiver. Hope she shoots as good as she looks!
by 81police
Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Markings on bolt / Remington 8 in .300 Savage
Replies: 11
Views: 4492

Re: Markings on bolt / Remington 8 in .300 Savage

Also a side note, the presence of a "3" repair code doesn't necessarily indicate a factory barrel change (if you have a Model 8 in .300Sav). The rifle could have been in for repairs unrelated to the barrel assembly / bolt. This would be especially true if the repair code was prior to 1940. Just a ti...
by 81police
Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Highest Model 81 Serial Number?
Replies: 5
Views: 2157

Re: Highest Model 81 Serial Number?

You do have a very late serial number, however going by the date code there are rifles "assembled" and shipped later than yours. One we have is Oct. 1950, I'll post a partial serial number tomorrow but it's not as late as your serial number. Remington did things interestingly back then!
by 81police
Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Buying experience
Replies: 10
Views: 3651

Re: Buying experience

I've got some pictures of an original model 81 box (there is one in Henwood's book as well), i'll post them tomorrow.
by 81police
Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Need help Identifying my Woodmaster 81
Replies: 4
Views: 1953

Re: Need help Identifying my Woodmaster 81

Firecode, first off welcome to the Great 8 website! Second, I believe you answered your own questions. Your serial number is as you suspect, #55401 and your rifle was mfg in July 1950...a late production gun.
by 81police
Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Police Model 8 - but very unique!
Replies: 5
Views: 1926

Re: Police Model 8 - but very unique!

So this rifle is owned by Terry, a relative of a good friend. The story as told by the owner goes like this... "Mine is chambered for .30 Remington and was produced in April 1935. It actually belonged to my wife’s father rather than mine. My father-in-law, Darril, obtained it sometime around 1950 t...
by 81police
Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: The auction that is driving me crazy.
Replies: 11
Views: 3353

Re: The auction that is driving me crazy.

At least the seller put, "Please look carefully at the serial number photo- possible problems".
by 81police
Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Police Model 8 - but very unique!
Replies: 5
Views: 1926

Police Model 8 - but very unique!

This is an authentic Peace Officer's Equip. Co. Model 8 in .30Rem. I'll post a little history on this rifle later, but for now be wow'd!

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by 81police
Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:24 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 8 Premier Grade
Replies: 7
Views: 3501

Re: Model 8 Premier Grade

That is a beautiful rifle!
by 81police
Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: An interesting Model 8
Replies: 2
Views: 1373

Re: An interesting Model 8

Remington didn't start using the date code system until 1921 so your rifle not having one is normal. Cheeks were done away with around 1918/1919, so yours having them could just be one of the last few with cheeks. Sounds like a good, solid rifle!
by 81police
Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Buying experience
Replies: 10
Views: 3651

Re: Buying experience

As usual Mitch, great tips and buying advice. The best thing is to be as researched as possible about a purchase to minimize being taken advantage of and fully knowing what it is you're purchasing. One of the reasons this website is here.
by 81police
Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: same old question, value of police 81
Replies: 3
Views: 1726

Re: same old question, value of police 81

email sent Jim. Seeing pictures of the rifle would greatly help with the value estimation. You have a rare rifle, especially in .30Rem caliber.
by 81police
Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: what's the history on this billboard ???
Replies: 1
Views: 1429

Re: what's the history on this billboard ???

regarding that auction,

wow 4 factory repair codes, i've never seen that many! It's almost kinda cool, lol.
by 81police
Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1676

Re: Model 8 Questions

Road King, The various markings around the serial number are inspector / fitters stamps, they are normal as is the "REP" which is a barrel proof test if I recall correctly. The peculiar thing about your rifle is the serial number and the stock set its wearing. Your serial number places the rifle to ...
by 81police
Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:16 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Question For 81Police
Replies: 3
Views: 1688

Re: Question For 81Police

Fantastic, sounds like one already with a scope mount was just the ticket for ya. Be sure to post some pictures if you can of your upcoming 81!
by 81police
Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Question For 81Police
Replies: 3
Views: 1688

Re: Question For 81Police

Wildgoose, very good question. First off as collectors, typically anything that alters the firearm from its original factory condition will decrease value. Things like aftermarket scope mounts, recoil pads, non factory sling swivels (drilled in the forearm ouch!), etc. I tend to think a receiver dri...
by 81police
Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:25 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Prices and Conditions
Replies: 1
Views: 1595

Re: Prices and Conditions

You can get a fair deal online if you know what you're looking for. Even still though, pictures may or may not do a rifle justice. I'd personally put condition up there as the #1 deciding factor on price.

You can get a good shooter for a fair price even today.
by 81police
Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:23 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Where find butt plate for my 8
Replies: 1
Views: 1437

Re: Where find butt plate for my 8

Your rifle most likely came with a slightly curved hard rubber buttplate originally. You can find nice modern reproductions on ebay for around $17-20.
by 81police
Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:19 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Parts is parts
Replies: 1
Views: 1110

Re: Parts is parts

I have a complete bolt assembly (carrier+bolt+link) but it's for a 30Rem. You may want to try Pete Verschneider for parts as well...

tversch@hotmail.com
by 81police
Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:17 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 safety question
Replies: 4
Views: 2012

Re: Model 8 safety question

Does the safety itself have both its little tabs? I believe Jack ran into similar problem.
by 81police
Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:08 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Anybody seen a sling mount like this?
Replies: 6
Views: 2628

Re: Anybody seen a sling mount like this?

No clue, that's a new one to me. You're right though it does look really well done. Maybe it was a one off by a really good gunsmith?

Nice to see that rifle's sight still has its aperture!
by 81police
Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:06 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Found an old 81
Replies: 11
Views: 3171

Re: Found an old 81

Hope it all went well ;)
by 81police
Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:05 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Nebraska Buck
Replies: 1
Views: 1574

Re: Nebraska Buck

Fantastic buck, what a bruiser!
by 81police
Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:04 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Another Deer to the Model 8
Replies: 2
Views: 2891

Re: Another Deer to the Model 8

I couldn't have said it any better RJ! Thanks for the post.

Great hunt too, did you happen to get a picture of your deer w/ the rifle?
by 81police
Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:00 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Purchased my first 81
Replies: 3
Views: 1531

Re: Purchased my first 81

uh-oh you got bit by the 8/81 bug! Haha congrats on your new purchases!

Mine seem to like either Remington or Federal factory loaded 200gr. soft points for the 35, 180gr. soft points for the 300. Enjoy!
by 81police
Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:58 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: will an 81 barrel jacket work on an 8
Replies: 1
Views: 1465

Re: will an 81 barrel jacket work on an 8

You are correct, the forearm screw bases in 8's and 81's utilize different size and thread screws, other than that they are basically interchangeable
by 81police
Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:56 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Looking for parts sources
Replies: 3
Views: 1532

Re: Looking for parts sources

For the curved hard rubber Model 8 buttplate there are good quality modern reproductions you can find on ebay.


For he 81, you can also find it on ebay, the buttplate was used on a couple other Remington rifles too.
by 81police
Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Caution
Replies: 3
Views: 2425

Re: Caution

great advice guys
by 81police
Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:52 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: bullet torque?
Replies: 2
Views: 1672

Re: bullet torque?

"THE SHOOTER" haha I love it! In essense the recoil and buffer springs are supposed to absorb a great deal of the recoil. The action spring some too as it's compressed. Keep in mind the shooter is feeling the momentem of the barrel, bolt, and bolt carrier moving rearward, this transmits some energy ...
by 81police
Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Montana here we come!
Replies: 9
Views: 3171

Re: Montana here we come!

My dad shot a Bison here in Texas a couple years ago with a 130gr. 270Win. 1 shot was all it took. No wonder your signature is "shoot straight" haha, props on the hunt.
by 81police
Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: VA Arms Colletor's Gun Show
Replies: 3
Views: 1741

Re: VA Arms Colletor's Gun Show

JJ now that is cool, I'd have loved to seen that in person. It's nice to see people like you still representing these ole "springpoles". I see you have a copy of "A New Chapter in an Old Story", fantastic book. I've got a digital copy of it, where did you manage to find yours? P.S. thanks for sharin...
by 81police
Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Our sortof leader joining us ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1878

Re: Our sortof leader joining us ...

Mitch,

I seriously appreciate the blessing, thank you :D ! You're right, Saturday I'm a married man, God is good. I think the gun collecting for sure will be hindered, but not to worry, I'll still have that project rifle complete in a short while ;)
by 81police
Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 2015

Re: Hello

Welcome to the website Wildgoose! What sort of ranges (distance) do you shoot in competition, assume a variety of ranges? Y'all got some big bucks in Nebraska.
by 81police
Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Montana here we come!
Replies: 9
Views: 3171

Re: Montana here we come!

Congrats to Larry, this must have been an awesome hunt, it sure made an awesome picture!

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by 81police
Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:23 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: What caliber?
Replies: 4
Views: 2116

Re: What caliber?

Hutch, The type of stock on a Model 8 does nothing to denote grade of the rifle. The round knob pistol grip was on Model 8's early on as a free option, that ceased in late 1920 where it became a $2.75 option on standard grade rifles. There is another type of Model 8 pistol grip which i call the flat...
by 81police
Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: What is the story behind the serial numbers?
Replies: 6
Views: 1808

Re: What is the story behind the serial numbers?

Can one assume these rifles were manufactured in 1936 and sold in the "clean-up" process that occurred during the transition to the model 81? jack1653 I would lean towards that assumption. When dating these rifles you really have to go by the date code not the serial number, unless of coure the rif...
by 81police
Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: What caliber?
Replies: 4
Views: 2116

Re: What caliber?

35 is the way to go. It does have more recoil, but it's still factory loaded and of course pushes a heavier bullet. Ammo will be cheaper and easier to find.
by 81police
Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Scope side mount question on a model 81
Replies: 6
Views: 3156

Re: Scope side mount question on a model 81

the scope mount you may keep your eye on Ebay or gunbroker. Modern reproduction stocks I'd talk to Remcrazy here on the forums. Here's his email, circlebranch@cox.net
by 81police
Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New enthusiast from IL
Replies: 5
Views: 1809

Re: New enthusiast from IL

welcome aboard MIB83,

I'll have to agree with you, these are beautiful rifles and fine autoloaders. Wish you all the best in finding just the right one.
by 81police
Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: check this 8-6F out
Replies: 1
Views: 2161

Re: check this 8-6F out

wow, what a rifle
by 81police
Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 in 35 Remington. Primers backing out. Need help!
Replies: 5
Views: 3037

Re: Model 8 in 35 Remington. Primers backing out. Need help!

mrqkshot wrote:Now to start working on the other two I just bought. I must be hooked! lol
Oh many of us can relate to that feeling!
by 81police
Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New guy Old M8 Man
Replies: 3
Views: 1582

Re: New guy Old M8 Man

welcome aboard RJSPORT! We'd love to hear about your experience and knowledge of the Model 8 & 81's.
by 81police
Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: factory checkered???
Replies: 3
Views: 1695

Re: factory checkered???

I'm in agreement, that's a NO on factory checkering.