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by 81police
Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: My first 81 is broke!
Replies: 9
Views: 2707

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: 2707

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: 2128

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: 1602

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: 3921

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: 3921

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: 2199

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: 2472

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: 2341

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: 8998

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: 8998

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: 6245

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: 1549

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: 6245

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: 6245

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: 1552

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: 2123

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!
by 81police
Thu May 20, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: BLUING
Replies: 5
Views: 2521

Re: BLUING

slow rust blue
by 81police
Mon May 17, 2010 8:02 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 Firing Pin Springs
Replies: 1
Views: 1574

Re: Model 8 Firing Pin Springs

Early Model 8's had neither firing pin springs nor firing pin buffer springs.
by 81police
Mon May 17, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: new member
Replies: 5
Views: 2066

Re: new member

JJ Roberts,

Great website and thanks for joining. Have you ever custom engraved a Model 8 or 81?
by 81police
Mon May 17, 2010 7:50 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Another 81 owner
Replies: 3
Views: 1599

Re: Another 81 owner

Welcome to the forum clampdaddy, we're glad to have you!
by 81police
Mon May 17, 2010 7:49 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: A pic and question about my 81
Replies: 4
Views: 2348

Re: A pic and question about my 81

Hard to tell from the small picture but looks like a nice rifle. With the buttplate overhanging, and the stock altered I don't see how adding a recoil pad would deduct from the value.

Sounds like your 81 is one fine shooter!

Cam
by 81police
Mon May 17, 2010 7:46 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Open Bottom Magazine from 60xxx
Replies: 2
Views: 1907

Re: Open Bottom Magazine from 60xxx

no clue Behemotosh, email me the pictures and I'll post them on here for you.

cat9x@hotmail.com
by 81police
Thu May 13, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New to the Forum-Old hand with Model 8's
Replies: 1
Views: 1303

Re: New to the Forum-Old hand with Model 8's

Behemotosh,

Thanks for the cool history of Model 8's in your family! I hope you get all your rifles up and running, if you need operating handles I have a few. Please email me and I will send you some photographs of what I have.

cat9x@hotmail.com
by 81police
Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:49 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB Model 81 Made in 1943
Replies: 1
Views: 1335

Re: WTB Model 81 Made in 1943

According to the book, only 4 Model 81's were manufactured in 1943 and only 115 were manufactured in 1944 (wartime restrictions). If anyone could find a needle in a haystack it's Jack!
by 81police
Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: help
Replies: 5
Views: 2320

Re: help

Nick,

Welcome to the forum. There is also a copy of a Model 8 manual that is downloadable from the home page of this website under "Everything Else 8 & 81".
by 81police
Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:39 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: new old guy
Replies: 2
Views: 1431

Re: new old guy

Glad to have ya Chuck!
by 81police
Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Model 8, a nice firearm.
Replies: 11
Views: 3970

Re: Model 8, a nice firearm.

kinderio, Don't hold me to it, but the holes look similar to a Saturn Boone receiver mount. Go look in the Gallery page under "sights and scope mounts" and you'll find some pictures of this mount, it's scope, and it's hole spacing. Tbe holes in your receiver almost look too close together for this m...
by 81police
Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 8/81 Stripper Clip for .35 Rem. and .300 Savage
Replies: 10
Views: 7131

Re: Model 8/81 Stripper Clip for .35 Rem. and .300 Savage

Loren,

According to Henwood's book, the steel clips were made during and after WWII. The brass clips were around since the beginning.
by 81police
Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 - What is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 2477

Model 8 - What is this?

Received a parts gun today. What do you guys make of this custom dovetailed sight/scope mount? Any idea what it might have been for? I've never seen anything like it. Notice you can see the bolt carrier (w/out extractor) through the groove, I'm surprised there wasn't any rubbing during cycling, but ...
by 81police
Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:31 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Has my stock been cut down?
Replies: 1
Views: 1443

Re: Has my stock been cut down?

It certainly doesn't look like it. You can find original buttplates frequently on ebay and gunbroker.
by 81police
Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:29 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Front sling swivel
Replies: 1
Views: 1377

Re: Front sling swivel

email this guy and ask, he used to make some if I'm not mistaken.

http://www.aperturesnmore.com/
by 81police
Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:27 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Would this work:
Replies: 3
Views: 1902

Re: Would this work:

I've heard you can modify M14 stripper clips but have never tried.
by 81police
Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:25 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 1711

Re: Hello

Glad to have you Brian! Thanks for sharing the picture, looks like you got a good one!
by 81police
Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB:8-81 Safety
Replies: 2
Views: 1545

Re: WTB:8-81 Safety

Paul,

I've got a couple to choose from. Send me an email/PM and i'll get you pictures and a price.

Cam
by 81police
Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Guess what I found? (now with pics)
Replies: 10
Views: 6523

Re: Guess what I found? (now with pics)

The notch in your forearm with the exposed serial number is a chip out of your forearm. Originally it would have been covered up and could have only been seen with the forearm removed. The serial number of the receiver and the barrel assembly should always match, that part is correct.
by 81police
Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Remington 81 bolt hold open lever
Replies: 1
Views: 1425

Re: Remington 81 bolt hold open lever

Yes, the trip lever (otherwise known as the magazine indicator assembly) when manually depressed will release the bolt/bolt carrier to its forward position. The bolt/bolt carrier should always lock back after the last round.

Cam
by 81police
Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Guess what I found? (now with pics)
Replies: 10
Views: 6523

Re: Guess what I found? (now with pics)

Good looking rifle. Even with the non original charging/operating handle and buttplate, it's still a rare bird, great addition to any M8/M81 collection. I believe only 4913 were manufactured and some were sold in Canada originally. Nice find!
by 81police
Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: S/N 35 Model 8
Replies: 8
Views: 3493

Re: S/N 35 Model 8

What a great find! I'd have to agree with others, that rifle is a prime canidate for restoration. If you can't find the parts you're looking for email me, I've got some.

Cam
by 81police
Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:13 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Be Excited ..... this time with pics ...
Replies: 4
Views: 2039

Re: Be Excited ..... this time with pics ...

Nice find rem81auto. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us!
by 81police
Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Krieger Detachable Magazines/conversions value
Replies: 4
Views: 3622

Re: Krieger Detachable Magazines/conversions value

Well again Loren it just goes back to the condition of the rifle. I wouldn't give a set amount by saying Krieger's add $300 to the value, it just depends on the condition of the rifle. Most Krieger's i've seen go from anywhere between $700-1000. Just depends on a lot of things and must be taken case...
by 81police
Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Krieger Detachable Magazines/conversions value
Replies: 4
Views: 3622

Re: Krieger Detachable Magazines/conversions value

Hey Loren, I think it just depends on the rifle. I don't think there's a set amount of money the Krieger adds to the value. Lot of factors play into it, scope mounts, tapped receivers, recoil pads, etc. An extra magazine like you're talking about certainly adds more value too.
by 81police
Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 81 fit and finish
Replies: 1
Views: 1401

Re: 81 fit and finish

Fit and finish on later production 81's tended to be lackluster compared to earlier rifles. From what i've seen, you wont find a better fit/finish than on the earliest of Model 8's (those that haven't been tampered with). Your rifle looks completely normal. Nice find! The markings are inspector marks.
by 81police
Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:17 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Found a Model 81 Locally, Thinking about buying...
Replies: 9
Views: 3032

Re: Found a Model 81 Locally, Thinking about buying...

scope looks like a Weaver to me. Nice find!
by 81police
Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:50 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Military/Trials Model 8, recreated
Replies: 13
Views: 5325

Re: Military/Trials Model 8, recreated

Looks great Sighthound, can you tell us a little about how you did the full stock rifle?
by 81police
Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Need $ values of 8 & 81
Replies: 5
Views: 2356

Re: Need $ values of 8 & 81

Good deal Coda, we look forward to seeing and hearing about your rifles. I believe it was you who posted on the other forums your Model 81 with detachable magazine. That rifle was pretty fascinating being a non-Krieger but of great quality. I liked that one.
by 81police
Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: New pics of my Model 8
Replies: 5
Views: 3594

Re: New pics of my Model 8

great job gramps, the wood looks outstanding!
by 81police
Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Need $ values of 8 & 81
Replies: 5
Views: 2356

Re: Need $ values of 8 & 81

Nice group of rifles. Unless there is some form of Remington paperwork there is no way to authenticate a Model 81 in .25Rem. They can be very easily faked and it's happened. What do you mean by verified? If the 4 digit P.O.E. Model 8 you're referring to is the one posted on the other forums (and the...
by 81police
Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: What is this FN worth???????????????
Replies: 2
Views: 2310

Re: What is this FN worth???????????????

I don't give values but like to give ranges in which rifles sell and then give my personal, humble, opinion of what I think might add or detract from the value of the rifle. The one picture I've seen up for auction before. The rifle doesn't look too bad, can't tell if its been reblued or not. Has th...