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by 81police
Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: barrel jacket/adapter is loose
Replies: 25
Views: 8136

Re: barrel jacket/adapter is loose

Barrel jackets can become loose inside the jacket head. There is a small pin that retains them. Where is Pete Verschneider when you need him? He's fixed a dozen of these...
by 81police
Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Today
Replies: 2
Views: 1288

Re: New Today

Welcome to the site Barney! Please feel free to share stories or pictures about your rifle(s). We look foward to talkin more.

Cam
by 81police
Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Greetings from Colorado
Replies: 2
Views: 1308

Re: Greetings from Colorado

Congrats, we're glad to have ya! Feel free to share any 81 hunting stories or pictures of your "springpole". :D

Cam
by 81police
Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First 81
Replies: 1
Views: 1187

Re: First 81

You can still get factory new ammunition from Remington and Federal I believe.
by 81police
Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: before and after. Mod 8 grade 5 restock
Replies: 15
Views: 5492

Re: before and after. Mod 8 grade 5 restock

Wes,

I have some spare Model 8 pistol grip tang screws. Please contact me at cat9x@hotmail.com

Cam
by 81police
Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 81 Special Police Magazine question
Replies: 0
Views: 1285

81 Special Police Magazine question

I purchased a lot of magazines and am trying to determine some history on a few pieces. These are from the William B Edwards collection, does anyone know who he was? I believe he may be the Colt/Civil War book author. Listed below are some of the tags on the magazine packages. One mentions Sam Cummi...
by 81police
Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Looking To Buy, Kreiger Conversion, 15 Shot Magazines, etc!
Replies: 1
Views: 1318

Re: Looking To Buy, Kreiger Conversion, 15 Shot Magazines, etc!

I do have a 5 round magazine patterned after a Krieger (side springs riveted) made by Pete Verschneider that we would sell. Some light fitting may be required. The magazine is in great condition complete. Email me if interested.

cat9x@hotmail.com
by 81police
Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 81 with tang peep sight, and marbles rear and front
Replies: 5
Views: 1929

Re: 81 with tang peep sight, and marbles rear and front

they could have come new with factory installed sights yes. There is no real way to know if it was installed by Remigton or after it left the factory.
by 81police
Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:11 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Replacing rear & front sights...how hard?
Replies: 10
Views: 3127

Re: Replacing rear & front sights...how hard?

my suggestion would be to forget the rear sight. Use a flip Lyman or Marbles tang sight and have your front sight base reinstalled with a high post front sight.
by 81police
Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: bought another
Replies: 2
Views: 1542

Re: bought another

The book is a must have for collectors.

The barrel jacket looks to be original, yes many older guns had their serial number handstamped on the bottom of the barrel jacket head (some were on the side under the forearm).

Rear sling swivel is not a factory one.
by 81police
Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: just missed a nice one
Replies: 1
Views: 1343

Re: just missed a nice one

Looks to have been a standard A grade rifle w/ factory checkering. Wow went for $1200. It sure was pretty though.
by 81police
Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:03 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: where were you between 7:09 and 7:23 on 9/21
Replies: 1
Views: 1085

Re: where were you between 7:09 and 7:23 on 9/21

This was a fantastic buy on a unique rare gun. The rifle has the Special Police forearm too. I've see another Special Police w/out the extended magazine and I'm starting to wonder if it was optional because this no doubt is the real deal. I can't tell if the magazine has been tampered with and is or...
by 81police
Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:47 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: What kind of mount went on this rifle?
Replies: 10
Views: 4689

Re: What kind of mount went on this rifle?

VERY COOL! Hope you can find rings and an original scope, that would make an awesome setup on that FN.
by 81police
Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:45 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: model 8 on GB??
Replies: 3
Views: 1410

Re: model 8 on GB??

It's like Mitch said, it's hard to tell anything w/out better close up pictures, especially the left side of the receiver. Looks well used but mostly original.
by 81police
Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: PIX OF MY NEWEST >>>> MODEL 81
Replies: 2
Views: 1168

Re: PIX OF MY NEWEST >>>> MODEL 81

looks like brand new, congrats!
by 81police
Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: are these screws correct
Replies: 1
Views: 1021

Re: are these screws correct

1. as far as I can tell from the pictures the screws look normal 2. there does appear to have been a tang sight installed at one point (marbles or lyman) and yes it would have used the factory tang screw hole. 3. the flat button above the trigger guard is the magazine indicator, this assembly releas...
by 81police
Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Bolt overriding cartridge rim
Replies: 2
Views: 1180

Re: Bolt overriding cartridge rim

If you have an extra magazine assembly around you might try swapping and trying that. Doesn't take too much misalignment to have feeding problems, are your side springs still good?

These are just my guesses, where's 2pversters when you need him!
by 81police
Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: is this a fair price for an 81?
Replies: 6
Views: 2130

Re: is this a fair price for an 81?

the wood looks as if it has been slightly sanded and refinished. This is evidenced as Jack pointed out, and by the seller, by the wood a little low at the tang. Also, the forearm where it angles out (beavertail) does not retain it's sharp edge like it once had. Sling swivels are aftermarket. The met...
by 81police
Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Grades of 81
Replies: 1
Views: 1024

Re: Grades of 81

The standard grade 81's or "A" grade, will have plain American walnut. Checkering does not necessarily denote a higher grade. However, most checkering you see is not factory and VERY few "A" grades have factory checkering. The next grade up of 81 was called the "C" grade from 1936-1939, it was later...
by 81police
Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: The auction that is driving me crazy.
Replies: 11
Views: 3309

Re: The auction that is driving me crazy.

Just a model 8 with the serial number ground down and a new one stamped. Not the first I've seen, certainly not the last. Why was this done? I have no clue, but I doubt it's some prototype firearm.

Looks like it went for a decent price anyways.
by 81police
Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: ok i took my 81 out shooting today , not to good
Replies: 2
Views: 1563

Re: ok i took my 81 out shooting today , not to good

sorry to hear, hope you get your 81 back up to snuff
by 81police
Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:03 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: before and after. Mod 8 grade 5 restock
Replies: 15
Views: 5492

Re: before and after. Mod 8 grade 5 restock

imfuncity wrote:I'm so jealous!!

If this is your first "bad" effort let me send you one to do "good" ;) Great job and beautiful wood, love the knobby pistol grip.
Amen Mitch. Great job Wes, you did a fantastic job.
by 81police
Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:44 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: pic of my new 81 in 300 sav, wont load, help
Replies: 3
Views: 1835

Re: pic of my new 81 in 300 sav, wont load, help

email me the picture mrduke and i'll upload it for you.

cat9x@hotmail.com
by 81police
Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: i just buoght a model 81
Replies: 2
Views: 1357

Re: i just buoght a model 81

I reckon if factory ammo was too hot they wouldn't have kept mfg it for 10 years. I think the .300Sav was the near the limit for this action. No problems that I know of, I recommend 180gr. factory ammo. That's what I shoot in mine. Good luck!
by 81police
Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Data Sheet
Replies: 3
Views: 2601

Re: Data Sheet

This was all Jack's idea, my hat's off to him for sharing it with us all. Great job Jack, this stuff is a great help and resource for any collector.
by 81police
Fri Aug 06, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Data Sheet
Replies: 3
Views: 2601

Re: Data Sheet

Thank you Jack for helping collectors with these forms, they are very useful. I encourage anyone with a high grade rifle (D grade and up) to fill out this form and send it to Bob Creamer for the future book. The PDF file can be found at the link below or by going to the "Everything Else 8 & 81" page...
by 81police
Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Police Model
Replies: 6
Views: 2667

Re: Police Model

Fantastic Special Police rifle! Hope you can manage to put it down at least a couple hours out of the day ;)
by 81police
Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:39 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: A Hybrid
Replies: 2
Views: 1602

Re: A Hybrid

barrel extensions (the blocky part w/ the caliber stamped on it) is seperate from the barrel itself. These two pieces are screwed together. My guess is that someone has a 22-250 barrel made. They took a 300sav barrel assembly, removed the 300 barrel from the extension, screwed in the new barrel, and...
by 81police
Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: A Grand Slam
Replies: 5
Views: 2469

Re: A Grand Slam

"my well come in big". Awesome acquisition Jack, keep us posted on some of the goodies you've got in there!
by 81police
Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: The new addition .....
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

Re: The new addition .....

fantastic looking Model 8! Rock Island Auction? They always have cool stuff.
by 81police
Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: My first 81 is broke!
Replies: 9
Views: 2400

Re: My first 81 is broke!

If it were me I'd fix that magazine assembly first, and then go from there. You definitely need a follower and spring.
by 81police
Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: My first 81 is broke!
Replies: 9
Views: 2400

Re: My first 81 is broke!

tfwoodie,

post some pictures of what you're talking about, this will help us to better understand your dilemma.
by 81police
Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:02 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Ammunition ???
Replies: 5
Views: 1921

Re: Ammunition ???

My vote is for 200 grain soft point Remington Core-lokt's as well.
by 81police
Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Poor thing ....
Replies: 3
Views: 1462

Re: Poor thing ....

Wow, interesting! The pattern of checkering and the cheeks don't look consistent with Remington work. What kind of buttplate is that?
by 81police
Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Remington Model 8 Military & Trials Rifles
Replies: 9
Views: 3569

Re: Remington Model 8 Military & Trials Rifles

Also,

Pete Verschneider has a Trial's rifle. It is missing the extended forearm w/ barrel band but pictures of it can be found under the gallery section.
by 81police
Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Remington Model 8 Military & Trials Rifles
Replies: 9
Views: 3569

Re: Remington Model 8 Military & Trials Rifles

I doubt that's early 1920's video. To me those forearms looks like Model 81 but it's hard to tell. Also the angle of their grip is definitely not a straight grip Model 8, again it looks like Model 81. The uniform and cape across the back of their shoulders would that be reminiscent of the U.S. Navy?...
by 81police
Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: The Savage Light Rifle
Replies: 2
Views: 2018

The Savage Light Rifle

I've added a new page called "The Savage Light Rifle" with information about a prototype military rifle inspired by the Model 8/81 action.

Please have a look and feel free to comment, I'm always open to new information.

http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/?page_id=599

Cam
by 81police
Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: A few of mine that moved to California...
Replies: 4
Views: 2224

Re: A few of mine that moved to California...

love that price tag!
by 81police
Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Two Model 8 Deluxe Grade 3
Replies: 7
Views: 2121

Re: Two Model 8 Deluxe Grade 3

That's just a chip in the stock. It's fairly common, the wood there is pretty thin.
by 81police
Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:26 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: The Verschneider Conversions
Replies: 15
Views: 7504

Re: The Verschneider Conversions

if you hold a 15 round POE mag in your hand, you will quickly see how vastly expensive it would be to reproduce. I picked up a spare 15 rounder in .35Rem last month and if you put several mags side by side you will see quite a few differences as well. Keep your eye out online, they pop up from time ...
by 81police
Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: The Verschneider Conversions
Replies: 15
Views: 7504

The Verschneider Conversions

This article is being posted for Jack Ahlberg... The VerSchneider Conversions Let me start by stating that I have the utmost respect and admiration of the Remington Model 8 and 81 Auto-Loading Rifles. I have the same respect for the owners of these rifles and try to understand their positions when ...
by 81police
Mon May 31, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN Model 1900
Replies: 10
Views: 5755

Re: FN Model 1900

Canuck, You'll find it interesting that in the article you posted pictures of, the stripper clip is a Model 81 clip. I traded that stripper clip to the author of that article in exchange for the translation of another, older article about the FN 1900 (the one with reference to Canadian FN marketing)...
by 81police
Mon May 31, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Barrel mounted sling swivel
Replies: 2
Views: 1426

Re: Barrel mounted sling swivel

clampdaddy,

Originals are not very easy to find, however the guy below used to make very great reproductions...

http://aperturesnmore.com/
by 81police
Mon May 31, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN Model 1900
Replies: 10
Views: 5755

Re: FN Model 1900

Canuck,

Send me an email, I have been working on a database of FN 1900 serial numbers for a few years now.

I also have an advertisement showing reference to FN 1900's being marketed in Canada, I will share this with you along with pictures of my FN's. Do you have any FN documentation?

Cam
by 81police
Mon May 24, 2010 7:58 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN Model 1900
Replies: 10
Views: 5755

Re: FN Model 1900

fantastic FN Canack, one of the best I've ever seen! Nice collection of FN's you got going!
by 81police
Fri May 21, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Forearm serial numbers?
Replies: 1
Views: 1436

Re: Forearm serial numbers?

The only standard grade Model 8 forearms I have seen marked are a few early rifles. Most of them are not marked, unless they are a high grade rifle where they will have the serial number and a letter denoting the grade. You cannot swap forearms on Model 8/81's (you can swap barrel assemblies however...
by 81police
Thu May 20, 2010 7:49 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: What came with a new Model 8
Replies: 3
Views: 1937

Re: What came with a new Model 8

Behemotosh wrote:What are the two holes in the butt of the stock supposed to do? Did firing pins or a barrel spanner wrench come with it? Or are the holes to lighten up the gun?
I believe they were just for cutting some weight. Model 81's did not have these two holes.

Canuk, that is awesome!