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by 81police
Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:26 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Safety latches
Replies: 2
Views: 1720

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: 2113

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: 3238

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: 2519

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: 2612

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: 2570

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: 2241

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: 36380

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: 36380

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: 36380

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: 1838

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: 1101

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: 2709

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: 2709

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: 1872

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: 2745

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: 1776

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: 1518

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: 3014

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: 1776

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: 1470

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: 1956

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: 1452

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: 19138

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: 1667

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).
by 81police
Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington spanner wrench Project ** pic heavy
Replies: 27
Views: 19138

Re: Remington spanner wrench Project ** pic heavy

We put in about 2 hours last night lining out the final steps of these wrenches. Instead of bending the bushing wrench ends 90 degrees (that would be too easy !) we matched the forming radius of the original bushing wrench ends, cut a forming die block to match that radius, and now are nearly ready...
by 81police
Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: I have the 8/81 disease!
Replies: 2
Views: 1784

Re: I have the 8/81 disease!

yep, you're definitely hooked! Be sure to post some pictures of your new hunny.
by 81police
Wed May 27, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington spanner wrench Project ** pic heavy
Replies: 27
Views: 19138

Re: Remington spanner wrench Project ** pic heavy

We made some more progress last night. We have completed the spanner wrench end by rounding out the tips to the same dimensions as the original wrench. Tested each individually with an old barrel nut and they all fit perfect. Moving right along! http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x82/cat9x/spanner1...
by 81police
Thu May 21, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington spanner wrench Project ** pic heavy
Replies: 27
Views: 19138

Remington spanner wrench Project ** pic heavy

I thought I'd fill you guys in on a current project. I have undertook the task of making a very limited number of factory model 8 spanner wrenches (Remington part # 107) from an original provided by Bob Creamer. The original wrenches, which only a couple are known to exist today, were stamped and b...
by 81police
Fri May 15, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: My Model 81
Replies: 3
Views: 2213

Re: My Model 81

chopper, I think you did good. That model 81 is very clean and the blueing looks spectacular. It appears to have a factory sling swivel in the stock. If you can find a matching front, the hole for that is in the barrel jacket just forward of the forearm. The Williams block sight you have required th...
by 81police
Thu May 14, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 32
Replies: 1
Views: 1478

Re: 32

My pleasure to scope her out. Sure was fun shooting that rifle, even more fun when you're shooting someone else's ammo ;)
by 81police
Thu May 07, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 1920 Model 8 35 Rem
Replies: 7
Views: 3445

Re: 1920 Model 8 35 Rem

Pags, Your buttplate is most definitely not original. With a grade of wood like that, a lack of markings, and non-factory checkering, I would say the stock set is a replacement. The wood looks far too prominent to simply be refinished. That's one of the nicest replacement's i've seen anyways; I thin...
by 81police
Thu May 07, 2009 8:08 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 1920 Model 8 35 Rem
Replies: 7
Views: 3445

Re: 1920 Model 8 35 Rem

Pags, welcome to the forum! Your rifle appears to be a standard "A" grade model 8. The checkering on the wood, in my opinion, is not factory as almost all Remington M8 checkering of the day was single bordered and I've never seen a pattern like that (forearm or stock). It's pretty no doubt! I cannot...
by 81police
Wed May 06, 2009 8:43 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Rem. 8 Carbine
Replies: 40
Views: 36380

Re: Rem. 8 Carbine

here's David "Carbine" Williams modified model 8.

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by 81police
Mon May 04, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Speculation:What if the US Military had adopted the Model 8?
Replies: 7
Views: 3238

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

I don't think it would have been a good thing.
by 81police
Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Texas Hunt
Replies: 1
Views: 1532

Texas Hunt

I took this 40" male scimitar horned oryx with my BAR in .308. Both animals killed in Kerr County near Camp Verde 4/25/09. http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x82/cat9x/IMG_1239.jpg My dad shot this 20" blackbuck with a Rem. model Seven in 6mm Rem. http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x82/cat9x/IMG_12...
by 81police
Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: New topic
Replies: 3
Views: 2375

Re: New topic

very cool 35Rem, love the pictures! Lets see some more :D
by 81police
Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: My 1908 Model 8
Replies: 10
Views: 4334

Re: My 1908 Model 8

nice one Big Al!
by 81police
Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Old model 8
Replies: 1
Views: 1796

Re: Old model 8

James, Welcome to one of the coolest forums around! What you believe to be the front sling swivel is actually the forearm take down screw...don't feel dumb as it's likely been confused for that since its conception. Here is a link to a copy of an original model 8 manual http://thegreatmodel8.remingt...
by 81police
Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 1702

Re: Hello everyone

Welcome Gramps, your rifle looks to have some pretty wood!
by 81police
Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: no serial #on 81
Replies: 2
Views: 2163

Re: no serial #on 81

Never heard of that shoez. All standard 81's had the serial number placed directly below the "Remington" marking not "the Woodsmaster". Have you removed the forearm? Many times you will find the serial number stamped on the barrel shroud as a second location. Do you have a scope mount or receiver si...
by 81police
Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Great Links
Topic: Free Online Remington Book
Replies: 2
Views: 3797

Free Online Remington Book

Though historybroker.com you can view this entire classic Remington book, "A New Chapter In An Old Story (1912)" online without having to purchase it. http://www.historybroker.com/cdbooks/sports/remington/open.htm Beleg from Hardrada's forums also posted that you can download this book for free at.....
by 81police
Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: My model 8
Replies: 3
Views: 2084

Re: My model 8

looks good, I think that stock looks really nice too. Also if you ever decide for a scope your rifle is setup for a Weaver #4 side mount which are on ebay all the time.
by 81police
Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:27 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: My just delivered Model 81
Replies: 2
Views: 2122

Re: My just delivered Model 81 in .300 Savage

great find snaps! Oh you don't need anything artistic to make these rifles look good, they can stand alone! Thanks for sharing, let us know how it shoots.
by 81police
Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 10
Views: 3066

Re: Introducing myself

welcome to the forum! I will tell you some inside knowledge that you'll never be satisfied with just ONE! Glad to have ya Snaps and TNyoteboy :D
by 81police
Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: 25-35 Rem
Replies: 4
Views: 2445

Re: 25-35 Rem

again great lookin rifle and great pictures. What seems to be the problem w/ the rifle?