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by 81police
Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Contemplating a Model 8 (or 81)
Replies: 1
Views: 949

Re: Contemplating a Model 8 (or 81)

Just how prone are these things to breaking That's all relative really. Depends on how much use or abuse the rifle has had, how well it was taken care of, etc. There are a few differences, more so with very early 8's but late production 8's are near identical to 81's apart from appearance. Model 8'...
by 81police
Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Who is this guy with the smut!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1236

Re: Who is this guy with the smut!!!!

it happens, but he's toast.
by 81police
Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: recoil pad???????
Replies: 2
Views: 1426

Re: recoil pad???????

standard Model 81 LOP - 13 3/4"

IMO, recoil pads do decrease value, if your stock hasn't been cut you can find an original 81 buttplate and replace it.
by 81police
Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:30 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Tang Sight
Replies: 3
Views: 1814

Re: Tang Sight

Both tang sights accept varying sizes of apertures. Originals are not so easy to find, but this guy here makes great reproductions...

http://aperturesnmore.com/
by 81police
Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Clip for 35 Model 8
Replies: 7
Views: 2104

Re: Clip for 35 Model 8

Good eyes biggieroth and welcome to the forum! It means the rifle was not an original conversion done by Peace Officers' Equip Co. Here's more about the rifle you're talking about...

http://vintagesemiautorifle.proboards.c ... thread=280
by 81police
Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: hello fellas
Replies: 3
Views: 1416

Re: hello fellas

Glad you found us :)
by 81police
Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:56 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Tang Sight
Replies: 3
Views: 1814

Re: Tang Sight

jlawgreen, welcome to the forum! What you're looking for is either a Lyman No. 1A AT or a Marble's R-6. They can frequently be found on ebay and other auction sites. Here's one as an example... http://cgi.ebay.com/Marbles-Tang-Sight-R6-Remington-Model-8-81_W0QQitemZ250560277331QQcmdZViewItemQQptZVin...
by 81police
Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:32 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Clip for 35 Model 8
Replies: 7
Views: 2104

Re: Clip for 35 Model 8

stripper clips can be found online, usually through gunbroker or ebay. Keep in mind that with most detachable magazine (standard 5 round) conversions the rifle itself must be modified, particularly the trigger plate which usually ends up housing the mag release/catch button. The magazines themselves...
by 81police
Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 8 Pistol Grip Plate
Replies: 2
Views: 1903

Re: Model 8 Pistol Grip Plate

Mike,

Here are pictures of member Chad's "F"(6) grade Model 8, a picture of the grip cap can be seen towards the bottom.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=238&sid=83d1085ee95 ... 35df504b0c
by 81police
Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Great Links
Topic: My new theme song....
Replies: 2
Views: 3455

Re: My new theme song....

haha, I was hoping he was gonna shoot that recoiless rifle at the car!
by 81police
Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: A new guy from the Adirondacks
Replies: 3
Views: 1419

Re: A new guy from the Adirondacks

Welcome to the forum fcjr53 and Happy New Year!
by 81police
Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Left handed model 8?
Replies: 4
Views: 2242

Re: Left handed model 8?

Remington did not make a "left handed" Model 8 or 81 to my knowledge. Just as easy for someone to have a stock made for a left handed shooter though. Look in the picture gallery under "not so greats" and you'll see one gunsmith's handiwork at creating an ambidextrous safety!
by 81police
Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81A .30 with Case
Replies: 3
Views: 1825

Re: Model 81A .30 with Case

Nice addition Jack, hard to find combo. You did good.
by 81police
Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Another New Guy
Replies: 6
Views: 2184

Re: Another New Guy

Happy New Year Coop and welcome to the forum!
by 81police
Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington spanner wrench Project ** pic heavy
Replies: 27
Views: 19176

Re: Remington spanner wrench Project ** pic heavy

Project complete! The wrenches have been hot caustic blued and turned out fantastic...although the picture doesn't do them justice. They are a very close match of the originals. I have to praise David R. Chicoine ( http://www.oldwestgunsmith.com ) for his work choosing the appropriate blue and doin...
by 81police
Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 .300 with detachable magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 1760

Re: Model 81 .300 with detachable magazine

looks real good Jack!
by 81police
Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Ejection problem with Griffin & Howe scope mount
Replies: 1
Views: 1349

Re: Ejection problem with Griffin & Howe scope mount

Does the brass hit the scope tube or windage/elevation knobs? If it's the knobs and you have a standard crossair (not Tpost of course) you can cant the scope 90 degrees to get the knobs out of the way...that's very common with side mount 8/81's. If you have the time show us some pictures so we can g...
by 81police
Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Another newbie...
Replies: 2
Views: 1275

Re: Another newbie...

MasterAtArms, welcome to the forum! Please do post pictures of your rifle, these are hard to find and we'd all love to check it out.
by 81police
Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:29 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 1906 Model 8
Replies: 2
Views: 1711

Re: 1906 Model 8

Sounds like a weak ejector spring but could be a number of things, here are a few suggestions from Remington's 8/81 service manual regarding failed extraction... Cause A - Extractor has light tension at claw Correction - Bend upward the middle of extractor spring to produce more tension at claw Caus...
by 81police
Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Got myself a nice Model 8 ....
Replies: 1
Views: 1257

Re: Got myself a nice Model 8 ....

Very nice looking Model 8! Finding them in unaltered condition like that is getting harder and harder these days.
by 81police
Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Was the .300 Savage made in the Model 8?
Replies: 5
Views: 2196

Re: Was the .300 Savage made in the Model 8?

You won't find a Model 8 that left the factory new chambered in .300Sav. Hardrada55's on the money.
by 81police
Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Frank Hamer's Rifle
Replies: 5
Views: 3219

Frank Hamer's Rifle

I've added a new page to the site called "Frank Hamer's Rifle" which can be found from the home page. Please have a look see and feel free to comment, I'm always open to new information.
by 81police
Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 with detachable mags - 35 rem
Replies: 7
Views: 3881

Re: Model 81 with detachable mags - 35 rem

definitely not a Krieger but I like the safety, looks almost like "D" grade engraving. I would just guess it's a one off done by a gunsmith, a couple things seem to point to that. If you get a chance take a pic or two of the internals with the magazine removed, seeing what they did to the barrel loc...
by 81police
Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: THREE DIFFERENT FOREARMS ON THE MODEL 81
Replies: 2
Views: 1883

Re: THREE DIFFERENT FOREARMS ON THE MODEL 81

Well with the newest 81 being nearly 60 years old, you do often see some custom/modified stock sets and those heavily sanded. You are correct though in that there are only 2 forearms for the 81, the semi-beavertail and the flat side (if you exclude the Special Police 81 forearm, and the early "C" gr...
by 81police
Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My other hobby.
Replies: 5
Views: 2842

Re: My other hobby.

Wow that's incredible ROBO!!
by 81police
Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Another new guy
Replies: 21
Views: 6839

Re: Another new guy

Welcome ROBO, be sure to show off some of those fine rifles. :D
by 81police
Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: My first post
Replies: 4
Views: 2034

Re: My first post

GREAT looking 81 Swamp, love those beavertail forearms!
by 81police
Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 serial numbers.
Replies: 8
Views: 4378

Re: Model 8 serial numbers.

ROBO, The serial numbers listed are just the numbers as advertised by Remington to their production according to John Henwood's research. Of course we know through Henwood they manufactured more than the numbers listed. In fact # 69540 sold a couple months ago on gunbroker... http://gunbroker.com/Au...
by 81police
Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: My first post
Replies: 4
Views: 2034

Re: My first post

Welcome swamprat! Good looking rifle, nice vintage set up. Be sure to let us know how it shoots when you eventually get out...October sure has been a rainy month for my part of Texas too.
by 81police
Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:50 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: new guy
Replies: 3
Views: 1539

Re: new guy

Welcome to the forum madtrapper, now c'mon you can't tell us about this model 8 of yours and not show us pictures!

Great to have ya.
by 81police
Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Serial # 59 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 3605

Re: Serial # 59 for sale

Jack,

No I did not bid on that rifle.

Feel free to ask any questions you have, I certainly don't have all the answers but between all the knowledgeable members on this forum we can probably figure it out!
by 81police
Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:10 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Serial # 59 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 3605

Re: Serial # 59 for sale

I have a few extra pictures of the rifle not listed on the auction; it has a replacment barrel and the area around the trigger plate screw looks buggered. I don't know, pretty darn early gun anyways!
by 81police
Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:59 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Mod. 81 FBI
Replies: 5
Views: 3356

Re: Mod. 81 FBI

Awesome rifle Kody! You definitely have the real deal there. I'd hang on to it, that's a real beauty and highly collectible. Your rifle appears to have a barrel jacket without rear sight holes too. If you wouldn't mind, I'd like to talk with you about your rifle so that I may gather some more inform...
by 81police
Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Mod. 81 FBI
Replies: 5
Views: 3356

Re: Mod. 81 FBI

Great questions Kody, we'll have to put together a post/page on the FBI issue 81. I know only from what I have read (in John Henwood's book) and have never seen one in person, only pictures, so my knowledge is limited. From what I have been told, any factory documentation that lists the serial numbe...
by 81police
Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Serial # 59 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 3605

Re: Serial # 59 for sale

sold for nearly $830, wow.
by 81police
Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: BARREL WRENCH
Replies: 11
Views: 4050

Re: BARREL WRENCH

Thanks for the info guys. The best takedown tool i've seen is the one originally designed for the FN 1900, i'll see about uploading a picture of it later today.
by 81police
Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:31 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Looking for Information on my new model 81
Replies: 1
Views: 1444

Re: Looking for Information on my new model 81

Nekhunter, Congrats on the find. From your description it sounds as if the rifle was not engraved by Remington. The only reason I say this is because Remington, as far as I know, never offered factory installed aftermarket scope mounts much less engraved them along with rings and locking levers. The...
by 81police
Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Grandpa's Gun
Replies: 1
Views: 1331

Re: Grandpa's Gun

Carp,

Hardrada explains it well here...

http://vintagesemiautorifle.proboards.c ... &thread=31
by 81police
Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Serial # 59 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 3605

Serial # 59 for sale

This is truly and early bird currently up for auction on gunbroker...

http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.a ... =141493894

Image
by 81police
Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: BARREL WRENCH
Replies: 11
Views: 4050

Re: BARREL WRENCH

Jack, the U shape ears seem to be a pretty poor design for removing the barrel jacket bushing. The originals, from what I have been told, almost always had broken ears from over-torquing. There are only a few that do not have broken ears. In fact, the sample wrench I was lent, which was in spectacul...
by 81police
Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:22 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: BARREL WRENCH
Replies: 11
Views: 4050

Re: BARREL WRENCH

I recall seeing an article about the barrel wrench in a manual about dis-assembly of the Model 8. If someone can get me the dimensions of the wrench or an acurrate facsimile of the wrench, I have someone that can fabricate a model and I would make it available, unlike the fellow in the other articl...
by 81police
Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Questions On Model 8
Replies: 4
Views: 2282

Re: Questions On Model 8

colorcasemike,

It depends on when your Model 8 was manufactured. If memory serves me correctly earlier Model 8's had neither a firing pin spring nor firing pin buffer spring.
by 81police
Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington spanner wrench Project ** pic heavy
Replies: 27
Views: 19176

Re: Remington spanner wrench Project ** pic heavy

some stainless steel buffing compound and a cloth wheel and these are polishing up great

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by 81police
Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 Grade 6 (F) info please (with pics)
Replies: 8
Views: 4081

Re: Model 8 Grade 6 (F) info please (with pics)

I know with Winchester, special order guns usually shipped later than the serial number would indicate and I suppose Remington was the same way. Any idea on these markings? Nice rifle Chad, You are correct that years can span between when a receiver was made , and when the assembled rifle was shipp...
by 81police
Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Price inflation!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1634

Re: Price inflation!!

i hear ya ikeda, it finally sold for $2587.00
by 81police
Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington spanner wrench Project ** pic heavy
Replies: 27
Views: 19176

Re: Remington spanner wrench Project ** pic heavy

I got the wrenches back from Mid-South Metallurgical today, they have been heat treated to Rockwell 43 like good tool steel. They're a little discolored but no heavy scaling, should clean up nicely!

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by 81police
Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:47 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8/81 ammunition
Replies: 9
Views: 4386

Re: Model 8/81 ammunition

Good call Hardrada, I've heard some members using LeverEvolution without problems but many will tell you here that it's not recommended. Hornady states the ammo is designed for fixed breech firearms only (lever guns, single shots, etc.), some additional information can be found here ( http://www.mar...
by 81police
Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 Restoration
Replies: 2
Views: 2175

Re: Model 8 Restoration

Randy, not too many gunsmiths today have heaps of experience with Remington 8 & 81's. I'd recommend checking with local gunsmiths in your area to see if any do. A good wood guy could probably get your pistol grip back to the original profile, remove the recoil pad and install a modern reproduction R...