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by 81police
Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 serial numbers.
Replies: 8
Views: 4438

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: 2073

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: 1570

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: 3661

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: 3661

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: 3399

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: 3399

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: 3661

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: 4138

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: 1461

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: 1354

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: 3661

Serial # 59 for sale

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

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

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by 81police
Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: BARREL WRENCH
Replies: 11
Views: 4138

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: 4138

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: 2310

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: 19502

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: 4127

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: 1669

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: 19502

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: 4459

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: 2212

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...
by 81police
Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:26 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Safety latches
Replies: 2
Views: 1744

Re: Safety latches

here's an example of the variations in factory safety levers. It's also posted in the section "Everything Else 8 81's"

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by 81police
Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:23 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Another new guy
Replies: 4
Views: 2147

Re: Another new guy

Welcome to the forum model8man, cool looking old 8 you got there!
by 81police
Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Speculation:What if the US Military had adopted the Model 8?
Replies: 7
Views: 3311

Re: Speculation:What if the US Military had adopted the Model 8?

Several members here actually have pictures of that rifle 35Remington. Being marked "G.H.D." I would assume that represents Guy H. Drewry who's cartouche you see on many WWII era firearms (Guy H. Drewry Lt. Col., USA - Smith & Wesson .38 Revolvers, Colt .45, 38 and .22 Revolvers and Pistols, Winches...
by 81police
Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member
Replies: 4
Views: 2564

Re: New Member

these old "springpoles"
haha springpoles, never heard that - I love it.

Welcome to the forum!
by 81police
Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Model 81 Carbine
Replies: 5
Views: 2651

Re: Model 81 Carbine

Just when you thought you had seen everything, lol. Thanks for sharing Dennis. Can you tell us some info or history about the conversion?
by 81police
Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Stripper Clips for 8's and 81's
Replies: 4
Views: 2612

Re: Stripper Clips for 8's and 81's

Doesn't sound like they're Remington 8/81 stripper clips to me.
by 81police
Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Sling question.
Replies: 4
Views: 2271

Re: Sling question.

Rev., if you are referring to the loop in the middle of the forearm that is not a sling swivel but the forearm scew head. Using it as such can break it as it was not designed for that purpose; only to remove the forearm. Sling swivels for these rifles almost always, even from the factory, included u...
by 81police
Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Rem. 8 Carbine
Replies: 40
Views: 36832

Re: Rem. 8 Carbine

Well folks the model 8 carbine project if finally complete. Me, 2verpsters, and Packmule kinda had this idea at the same time to make a semi-recreation of David "Carbine" Williams model 8. The #1 hurdle was the barrel assembly which most of you have already seen was tackled by 2verpsters. Getting in...
by 81police
Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Rem. 8 Carbine
Replies: 40
Views: 36832

Re: Rem. 8 Carbine

For those of you interested in Pete's carbine barrel assembly I did a side by side comparison using one he completed last week in .35Rem and a standard 22". We used a Competition Electronics ProChrono+ chronograph to measure average muzzle velocity from each barrel assembly. As you can see with the ...
by 81police
Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Rem. 8 Carbine
Replies: 40
Views: 36832

Re: Rem. 8 Carbine

I just received my .35Rem carbine barrel assembly in the mail today from Pete (2verpsters) and I'am floored! The quality of the machine work is absolutely first rate. No scratches or tool marks are present on the barrel shroud or the recrowned surface of the muzzle. The barrel from breech face to mu...
by 81police
Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Friday Coon hunt 7/17/09
Replies: 2
Views: 1871

Re: Friday Coon hunt 7/17/09

Real cool post, that looks like it was a LOT of fun! I bet Colt can't wait to go again.
by 81police
Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New 30 cal owner here...........pics
Replies: 1
Views: 1121

Re: New 30 cal owner here...........pics

Nice looking rifle Viper, welcome to the forum!
by 81police
Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 15rds Magazines for model 8
Replies: 5
Views: 2752

Re: 15rds Magazines for model 8

no markings at all ,was tig welded together ,was'nt removable
very rusty
Sounds pretty homemade. Got pictures of it?
by 81police
Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 15rds Magazines for model 8
Replies: 5
Views: 2752

Re: 15rds Magazines for model 8

15 round magazines are very scarce and typically alone cost more than a rifle (if and when you can find them). Beyond the monetary hurdle, modifications must be made to a number of internal parts, changes which most gunsmiths will not know unless they have a police 8 or 81 on hand for reference. You...
by 81police
Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:40 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: GUNS magazine July 1959
Replies: 2
Views: 1910

Re: GUNS magazine July 1959

Those old magazines sure are cool! Thanks for the link 35REM.
by 81police
Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:39 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Greetings from Maine!
Replies: 9
Views: 2801

Re: Greetings from Maine!

Welcome to the forum Jeff, nice looking rifle!
by 81police
Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New(bie) member - need help
Replies: 6
Views: 1817

Re: New(bie) member - need help

Ken, you might post in the "wanted" section for what you are looking for. There are a couple used firing pins for sale on gunbroker but you'll want to check and make sure which type you have. http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=133377934 http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=1333...
by 81police
Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: New Model 8
Replies: 1
Views: 1549

Re: New Model 8

ks114, welcome to the forum and congrats on your first model 8. Your rifle was manufactured in 1908. If you have the means we'd all love to see pictures of your rifle!
by 81police
Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Our Remington Model 8
Replies: 5
Views: 3060

Re: Our Remington Model 8

kenhwind,

Your rifle is almost surely a No. 3 Special, which is what they later deemed a "C" grade. Fantastic looking model 8.
by 81police
Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:24 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New(bie) member - need help
Replies: 6
Views: 1817

Re: New(bie) member - need help

Glad to have you on the forum Ken. I've never personally experienced your problem w/ a model 8/81 but sounds like a broken firing pin. That would be the first thing I check. If you need a copy of an original model 8 manual with instructions on how to remove the firing pin, go to the home page and cl...
by 81police
Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:26 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Yet another new member
Replies: 3
Views: 1498

Re: Yet another new member

Sounds like you got something special there Willys, apart from being an heirloom sounds like it's a really early production 81. Welcome to the site!
by 81police
Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Remington Model 11 with Vent Rib
Replies: 3
Views: 1982

Re: Remington Model 11 with Vent Rib

You got a great deal on that shotgun. Did the seller ever have a response about the bad spots?
by 81police
Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: new member but hardly new!
Replies: 1
Views: 1470

Re: new member but hardly new!

Great find and great price!
by 81police
Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington spanner wrench Project ** pic heavy
Replies: 27
Views: 19502

Re: Remington spanner wrench Project ** pic heavy

One step closer! Here the forming die block is being drilled and reamed for the installation of dow pins. This will keep the wrenches secure while forming the bushing ears. http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x82/cat9x/spanner19.jpg Here's the finalized forming block and a wrench ready to be formed ...
by 81police
Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New to old guns
Replies: 1
Views: 1696

Re: New to old guns

Personally I don't put anything on 8/81 wood, some of that original varnish (model 8) and laquer (model 81) finish is fragile (if there is any left anyways).