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by 81police
Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: factory checkered???
Replies: 3
Views: 1820

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: 4191

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: 3893

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: 2191

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: 5932

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: 3893

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: 3893

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: 40477

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: 22304

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: 22304

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: 8894

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: 22304

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: 1803

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: 8894

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: 8894

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: 3627

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...
by 81police
Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: need some help identifying a few 1907 model 8 parts
Replies: 9
Views: 3627

Re: ID a 1907 w 1911 date

Making an assumption (out of me): I'm suggesting that during the factory repair XA3 (December 1932), this jacket/shroud was replaced on this rifle by the factory with an in-stock “period correct” new jacket that just happen to have an unusual inscription rool mark combining the 1911 date with the o...
by 81police
Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: old guy; new discovery: PICS ADDED
Replies: 12
Views: 3504

Re: old guy; new discovery

RF should write in his diary on this one, "jackpot"

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by 81police
Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: old guy; new discovery: PICS ADDED
Replies: 12
Views: 3504

Re: old guy; new discovery

email them to me and i'll post them.

cat9x@hotmail.com
by 81police
Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: old guy; new discovery: PICS ADDED
Replies: 12
Views: 3504

Re: old guy; new discovery

my pleasure RF. The serial number should be the #24 where you indicated stamped on the bottom of the receiver just forward of the magazine. Sometimes you'll find a matching number stamped on the barrel jacket underneath the forearm, sometimes not. If you remove the buttstock you may also find a seri...
by 81police
Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: need some help identifying a few 1907 model 8 parts
Replies: 9
Views: 3627

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

Not sure what all you're asking exactly. I can tell you that the "XA3" indicates a factory repair performed in December 1932.
by 81police
Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: old guy; new discovery: PICS ADDED
Replies: 12
Views: 3504

Re: old guy; new discovery

yeah sorry I misunderstood. The takedown lever can become set pretty tight. I'd treat it like trying to remove any rusty screw. Just don't try and force that takedown lever as it can bend.
by 81police
Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: old guy; new discovery: PICS ADDED
Replies: 12
Views: 3504

Re: old guy; new discovery

Rockfish, If there is a "24" on the bottom of the receiver just forward of the magazine I think you have Model 8 # 24. The 1st style safety lever and the location of the caliber engraving indicates this is a very early gun as well. That's the earliest I've ever heard of. I would love to see pictures...
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: 8894

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: 1393

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: 1423

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: 1276

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: 5874

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: 1386

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: 1430

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: 2117

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: 3434

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: 1676

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: 1464

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: 1195

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: 5142

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: 1578

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: 1289

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: 1133

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: 1301

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: 2384

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: 1165

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: 3647

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: 1698

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: 5874

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: 2039

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: 1501

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: 2796

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: 2796

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...