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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: 3038

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: 5332

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: 2362

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: 3598

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: 2362

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: 2317

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...
by 81police
Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: .35 Remington Stripper Clips
Replies: 9
Views: 4666

Re: .35 Remington Stripper Clips

This allows the clip to pivot as if on a gimbal, making it next to impossible to neatly charge the magazine.
The clip's tabs should stop at the receiver's stripper clip guides not go inside the receiver. Welcome to the world of 8/81 stripper clips!
by 81police
Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: .35 Remington Stripper Clips
Replies: 9
Views: 4666

Re: .35 Remington Stripper Clips

You might check your rifle then, if you have what is pictured you have an authentic M81 stripper clip. They aren't always easy to use but they do work.

I need to make a page and instructional video for these things to help members identify.
by 81police
Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Krieger detachable magazines
Replies: 3
Views: 2519

Krieger detachable magazines

I've added a new page to the site called "Krieger Detachable Magazines", which can be found from the home page or at the link below. Please have a look and feel free to comment, I'm always open to new information.

http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/?page_id=563
by 81police
Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 - No Rules
Replies: 5
Views: 2735

Re: Model 8 - No Rules

Welcome to the forum Bruce, I've seen the pictures of your rifle on gunbroker. The barrel assembly (including forearm) are from a Model 81. This is apparent because of the patent roll stamping on the barrel shroud which are Model 81. Now there's a chance the barrel itself is original, but the shroud...
by 81police
Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: .35 Remington Stripper Clips
Replies: 9
Views: 4666

Re: .35 Remington Stripper Clips

There are several variations of 8/81 stripper clips. Your clip sounds like it was made for a Model 81 (being marked .300Sav), but I have never seen any fake copies made with the proper caliber markings...at least not yet. Sometimes clips from Model 30's can be mistaken for 8/81 clips, I believe Pete...
by 81police
Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: model 8 grade 5?
Replies: 5
Views: 2558

Re: model 8 grade 5?

Wes, Your rifle left the factory sometime in 1910. You are correct in that it is a Grade 5 (E grade) rifle. The blue wear looks consistent for a rifle that was used some in its history. I cannot tell by your pictures, is that an old recoil pad fitted to the buttstock? The two biggest detractors to t...
by 81police
Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:49 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: I Shot The Model 8 25 Today
Replies: 7
Views: 2955

Re: I Shot The Model 8 25 Today

Nice video Model881!
by 81police
Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Just Joined the Model 8 Club
Replies: 10
Views: 4157

Re: Just Joined the Model 8 Club

Welcome to the club! I'd bet that 8 won't be your last ;)
by 81police
Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Barrels
Replies: 5
Views: 2282

Re: Barrels

crowkiller,

We're pretty much stuck with original Remington mfg. 8/81 barrels, I've never heard of any custom barrel makers. Too bad because I'd buy one! What caliber barrel are you looking for?

Cam
by 81police
Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Membership Criteria
Replies: 6
Views: 2583

Re: Membership Criteria

I really appreciate you helping out 35rem, I'm not on here much during the weekend and thanks for removing inappropriate things that come up. I always delete/ban users who post that stuff but I'm not always quick on the draw.

Cam
by 81police
Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 Extractor
Replies: 3
Views: 1877

Re: Model 8 Extractor

There are a few different extractors Jordy. Early Model 8 extractors for 25, 30, 32 were either unmarked or marked "30", as seen in the picture below. Later 25,30, 32 extractors are sometimes unmarked, this can be confusing because some 35/300sav Model 81 extractors were unmarked as well (or could b...
by 81police
Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Re-finishing and Re-bluing
Replies: 3
Views: 2040

Re: Re-finishing and Re-bluing

I hear you. David Chicoine knows what he's doing, you don't want some guy that just says okay I'll reblue it then the rifle comes back with a black color or glossy. There's a difference between "refurbishment" and "restoration" and it's all about the size of your pocketbook.
by 81police
Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Re-finishing and Re-bluing
Replies: 3
Views: 2040

Re: Re-finishing and Re-bluing

In most cases a restoration of the wood + the metal will cost you more than the value of the rifle, that is if you're looking to do it right and have it look correct. For correct Model 8/81 blue you would want a slow-rust blue. Sometimes you'll see a hot caustic blue and it can look good but it's no...
by 81police
Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Grandpa's Model 8 in .35 Remington
Replies: 5
Views: 3647

Re: Grandpa's Model 8 in .35 Remington

great family heirloom! For its age that is a good looking rifle, amazing to see it's still all original and even has decent "cheeks" left in the stock. It was took care of for sure.
by 81police
Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 on Board Banner
Replies: 8
Views: 3065

Re: Model 8 on Board Banner

I believe it's a pre-WWI, No. 3 "Special" Grade ( C grade). Member 2verpsters knows more about it than I do though.
by 81police
Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:11 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Trying to down load pictures
Replies: 3
Views: 1563

Re: Trying to down load pictures

Great looking 81 Floyd!
by 81police
Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: What should I pay for a Browning 1900 in an auction?
Replies: 4
Views: 2726

Re: What should I pay for a Browning 1900 in an auction?

A few things I noticed about this rifle... -It's operating handle has been modified or replaced (looks like a Model 8 handle with modified bushing). -added recoil pad -forearm takedown screw is not original -sling swivels are not original -missing special flip rear sight - FN's (to my knowledge) mig...
by 81police
Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Contemplating a Model 8 (or 81)
Replies: 1
Views: 1067

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: 1354

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: 1573

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: 1967

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: 2309

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: 1593

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: 1967

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: 2309

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: 2060

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: 4183

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: 1572

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: 2427

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: 1994

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: 2454

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: 22105

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: 1899

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: 1455

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: 1429

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: 1865

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: 1383

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: 2430

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: 3552

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: 4229

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: 2035

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: 3165

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: 7559

Re: Another new guy

Welcome ROBO, be sure to show off some of those fine rifles. :D