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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: 3589

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: 1407

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: 3821

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: 1785

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: 1482

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: 1728

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: 1750

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: 1750

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: 1647

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: 1482

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: 1154

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: 2089

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: 2716

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: 3302

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: 1649

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: 2971

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: 1607

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: 1525

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: 1601

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: 2500

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: 1730

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: 3290

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: 1795

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: 1942

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: 2094

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: 3290

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: 2184

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: 1882

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: 2184

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: 3237

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: 1891

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: 2222

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: 3119

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: 1636

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: 1761

Re: factory checkered???

I'm in agreement, that's a NO on factory checkering.
by 81police
Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 8 - Back fom the dead!
Replies: 8
Views: 4048

Model 8 - Back fom the dead!

I'm posting this for Philip Gilbert who wanted to share his Model 8 story with you guys... I was working in a scrap yard when I found half of what I thought was a military rifle from the early 1900's. I was estimating it was used from 1900 or 1910 to 1930, as I recognized the magazine from some pict...
by 81police
Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 15
Views: 3742

Re: Newbie here

John, From the information provided, it sounds like your rifle's receiver and barrel assembly are from two different guns. The magazines on factory Model 8's are not removable. It must be loaded either by individual cartridges by hand through the top of the receiver or via stripper clips which are g...
by 81police
Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: "Hip Hip Hooray" ... I got one ....
Replies: 3
Views: 2091

Re: "Hip Hip Hooray" ... I got one ....

Gorgeous FN Dennis! You got a real beauty there, don't see them too often that nice. It's funny how rare these things are they still manage to pop up every now and again.
by 81police
Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Remington Model 8 Butt Stock Reproductions
Replies: 7
Views: 5794

Re: Remington Model 8 Butt Stock Reproductions

I'd just like to attest to the quality of these reproduction stocks. I have a forearm from Remcrazy and it is a first class job. You're not going to find anything better made than these! Thanks Remcrazy.
by 81police
Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 15
Views: 3742

Re: Newbie here

Not mine, just came across it: EBay #150509752721 NIB Not a tang but receiver sight, no drilling necessary, has the mounting screw - they don't come any nicer then this; plus the guy is sortof local to you, Turner, ME. I actually prefer this style over the tang. I believe Redfield's require 1 addit...
by 81police
Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 15
Views: 3742

Re: Newbie here

mainejohn,

welcome to the website, we're glad to have you! You may also want to look at Old Western Scrounger for modern reloaded ammunition too.
by 81police
Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Rem. 8 Carbine
Replies: 40
Views: 39345

Re: Rem. 8 Carbine

Pete's original 25Rem carbine video...

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by 81police
Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 Project Gun - Update*
Replies: 49
Views: 21482

Re: Model 81 Project Gun - Sneak Peek

Pete's original 25Rem carbine video...(also reposted in the "Rem 8 Carbine" topic)


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by 81police
Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:49 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 Project Gun - Update*
Replies: 49
Views: 21482

Re: Model 81 Project Gun - Sneak Peek

it's in the preliminary stages and I'll try and photo all the steps as they go, but yes hats off to Remcrazy for the forearm I'm intending to use. The photo is just a mock-up of what it will hopefully resemble. Now Jack, I know about your other project POEC rifle, that's gonna be a head turner! Just...
by 81police
Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:17 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: barrel jacket/adapter is loose
Replies: 25
Views: 8642

Re: barrel jacket/adapter is loose

thanks for posting the pictures guys, wow that barrel jacket is never coming loose! Good picture too of the jacket pin.
by 81police
Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 Project Gun - Update*
Replies: 49
Views: 21482

Model 81 Project Gun - Update*

Coming soon...(no Police guns will be hurt in the making of this rifle)


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by 81police
Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Model 8 .25 Caliber Barrel Wanted For Project Rifle!
Replies: 1
Views: 1743

Re: Model 8 .25 Caliber Barrel Wanted For Project Rifle!

It's truly the members that make this awesome website what it is. Thank you everybody that contributes and Remcrazy for your kind words. I intend for this site to be around for a long time!
by 81police
Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:40 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: barrel jacket/adapter is loose
Replies: 25
Views: 8642

Re: barrel jacket/adapter is loose

uhjohnson, that's because many parts breakdown's (including some of Remington's & the one on this website) listed the barrel jacket as one part. But you are correct, the "barrel jacket" includes both the barrel jacket and the barrel jacket head. This also applies to the "barrel" as well which techni...
by 81police
Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:32 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: barrel jacket/adapter is loose
Replies: 25
Views: 8642

Re: barrel jacket/adapter is loose

As far as I've seen all barrel jackets are interchangeable between calibers.

Behemotosh, don't feel bad, that's not the only silver soldered Remington barrel jacket out there!
by 81police
Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: need some help identifying a few 1907 model 8 parts
Replies: 9
Views: 3519

Re: need some help identifying a few 1907 model 8 parts

The repair code tell us that whatever happened, that rifle was wearing that later barrel jacket when it left Remington in Dec. 1932. In some cases, like this one, you see later mfg parts on an earlier rifle which suggest those parts were replaced. If you find a rifle w/ mismatched receiver and barre...