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by 81police
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: My first 1900 .35
Replies: 17
Views: 3240

Re: My first 1900 .35

Harmorby, that FN is a beaut!! We conduct ongoing research on the FN 1900 and a confidential database of existing rifles worldwide. Would you be willing to share your rifle's serial number? If so, please email me below and I can also tell you where it falls in line w/ others. Nice gun!!! cat9x@hotma...
by 81police
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: To FBI or not to FBI
Replies: 4
Views: 1283

Re: To FBI or not to FBI

Interesting gun. 3 repair codes! October, 1942 July, 1943 February, 1946 It's a legit FBI gun, it's just missing all of the original FBI sighting system. It would be so cool to have this gun and make it a project to restore it back to it's originally issued configuration. I know of another forum mem...
by 81police
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 9061

Re: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!

An additional "set" from Jack. These are all Model 81 "B" grades, all in 300 Savage caliber.
by 81police
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 9061

Re: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!

Another "set" from Jack's collection. These are all Krieger built detachable magazine rifles.
by 81police
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 9061

Re: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!

This is Jack's set of FBI issue Model 81's. Some are you basic early type FBI guns, others are transitional with features representing changes requested by the FBI. The last rifle in the picture is one of the most rare Model 81's in existence. It is the only known example of a late-type FBI Model 81...
by 81police
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hi from a new old guy
Replies: 7
Views: 1296

Re: Hi from a new old guy

This is awesome! A stunning 81!!!! We operate a confidential database on engraved 81's... especially D grades. If you're willing, we would love to add yours. If so, would you email me?

cat9x@hotmail.com
by 81police
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: New to me model 8’s
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: New to me model 8’s

Great springpoles!! :D
by 81police
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Another restoration completed
Replies: 10
Views: 1648

Re: Another restoration completed

WOW, well done Sarge!!!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :shock: :shock: :D :D
by 81police
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Krieger conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 1164

Re: Krieger conversion

If you haven't already seen our page on the conversions, I'd recommend comparing it to the rifle in question...

http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/?page_id=563
by 81police
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Really Odd Buttplate
Replies: 3
Views: 1112

Re: Really Odd Buttplate

John Henwood called these "semi-military" "rifle" style steel buttplates. They are quite rare indeed. Henwood also notes, "the stock was apparently intended for a hard-rubber plate and was factory-modified to take this one, since the original screw holes were plugged and new ones drilled. All known ...
by 81police
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Ejection (Stove Piping) with 81 300 Savage
Replies: 10
Views: 1990

Re: Ejection (Stove Piping) with 81 300 Savage

And yes the carrier (and bolt) can be removed w/out a complete disassembly of the action.
by 81police
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Ejection (Stove Piping) with 81 300 Savage
Replies: 10
Views: 1990

Re: Ejection (Stove Piping) with 81 300 Savage

Hey Rifleman, I haven't ready your previous post, but 8/81's don't normally have as forceful ejection as other rifles, like an AR15 for example. Since we have modern technology available, one of the most helpful things is to video your shooting is as high speed as possible. Then go back and review t...
by 81police
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Hunting in the Adirondacks
Replies: 9
Views: 1277

Re: Hunting in the Adirondacks

What a cool photo!!! That dude was heeled, an autoloading Remington and a 1911 as a sidearm! If found as equipped in modern times, he'd be in big trouble in NY! How times have changed. Thanks for sharing.
by 81police
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Movie ref Frank Hamer/Bonnie&Clyde
Replies: 13
Views: 1741

Re: Movie ref Frank Hamer/Bonnie&Clyde

Here is the trailer. The shootout scene, like every other film of the like, is botched with incorrect posse firearms. This one shows a Winchester 1907 w/ 10 round magazine and a Thompson SMG :x :roll:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH6vC-BBKOc
by 81police
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 9061

Re: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!

"Jackitus" is a real condition. Seemingly un-curable and also highly contagious!

Jack has a marvelous collection that even these pictures don't do justice by any means.
by 81police
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 9061

Re: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!

The man himself...
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by 81police
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 9061

Re: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!

Only 15 or 16 Model 81-D's are known to exist. Here represents 30%+ of them!
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by 81police
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 9061

Re: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!

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by 81police
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 9061

Re: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!

A wonderful cased rifle collection, of various kinds, from the Ahlberg Collection...
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The rarest of the rare. Dan L. Fraser of Edinburgh custom FN 1900. Truly one of a kind.
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An Ahlberg made custom rifle w/ matching barrel assemblies in 25, 30, and 32 Remington.
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by 81police
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New recruit from Central Pa
Replies: 10
Views: 1750

Re: New recruit from Central Pa

Good looking guns, and you've got the cartridge spectrum covered, 25 and 35. The 25 sure is a fun gun to shoot.
by 81police
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Stamp question.
Replies: 2
Views: 637

Re: Stamp question.

These would be fitter/inspector stamps. There are many of them representing the many people, over the years, who worked on these guns. The markings are normal.
by 81police
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 9061

Re: Ahlberg Collection

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The six rifles in this set are FN Model 1900’s. I took six of the sixteen in my FN collection to post. You may have seen some of these rifles in more detail on the FN 1900 thread on the Forum. I know many of you followed my quest to get a “Dirty Dozen” of these very fine firearms. My most recent addition of a cased Daniel Fraser customized FN is my most prized rifle.

In this set I have included some very fine examples of customized engraving and wood customization. There is a FN that was issued as a winning prize in a shooting competition in the country of Sweden. There is a Monte Carlo stock with a Stoeger mounting block that came from Germany. There is a two digit serial number that has had some excellent engraving and stock work done to it. There is a customized forearm with a quick release instead of a forearm screw. There is a bullet trap door in-letted into the bottom of the stock. One of the rifles has a barrel jacket that does not have the normal raised rib on the jacket. There is one FN that was returned to the factory in 1940 for a complete restoration and appears to have never been fired.
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by 81police
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 9061

Re: Ahlberg Collection

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The rifles in this set are all police models and are from several different agencies. Most of these rifles have matching serial numbers to the rifle and most are 15 shot POE magazines. There are two rifles with 5-shot POE magazines. One rifle did not have a magazine when purchased, but a spare that I have can be fixed to fit the rifle.
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by 81police
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 9061

Re: Ahlberg Collection

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The four rifles in this set are Model 8 Police Models. Only one of the rifles has the law enforcement agency inscribed on the left side of the receiver. Note that this rifle also has a very rare 10-shot magazine. The calibers on these rifles are 30 and 35.
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by 81police
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 9061

Re: Ahlberg Collection

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Some of the rifles in this set have had modification to allow for the use of the Police Officer’s Equipment 15-shot extended magazine. These rifles are called conversions and were done because the availability of the POE rifles were not easy to attain. I had the first conversions done by an individual who is very knowledgeable on the internal functioning of the model 8 and 81. The first two conversions were done for the model 8 and 81 in 35 caliber. I had enough “shooters” that I decided to convert several other calibers so that I could have a rifle for each caliber that would accept the POE magazine. While the pictures do not show the POE magazines in the rifles, I do have a magazine for each rifle. I have shot most of the conversions and they function very well. The 25 caliber is fun to shoot and the 300 Savage will punish the shoulder. Needless to say, when you empty the magazine all at once it can become very expensive.

I have since been able to find official Police Model Rifles from several agencies but they were made only for the 30 and 35 calibers. They can be seen in Set Eleven and Set Twelve.

There are some rifles that have had alterations to allow for a removable magazine similar to a Krieger conversion. There is one rifle which has an extended 6-7 shot magazine.
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by 81police
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 9061

Re: Ahlberg Collection

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There are 16 model 81 rifles in this set. There are examples of each caliber in later years including the 300 Savage. There is a normal model B with the “B” following the 81 and a model B following the serial number. I have never seen another model B with the”B” following the serial number. There is a 30 caliber that came with a custom leather case. There is a 300 Savage in mint condition that came with a custom built felt lined wooden carrying case. There are several Krieger conversions for both 300 Savage and 35 caliber. There are three D Grade in 300 Savage. One of the D Grades has had modifications to the safety and has been fitted with a removable magazine. One of the the 300 Savage caliber has two Krieger magazine and is fitted with a scope. There are two FBI rifles; one late model and one early model.
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by 81police
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 9061

Re: Ahlberg Collection

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The rifles in this set are model 8 engraved rifles. There are examples of the Grade D, Grade E, and Grade F in calibers 25-35, 35, 300 Savage. There is a customized Grade D with brass name-plate inlay in the stock.
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The rifles in this set are model 8 “Specialty” rifles and have been customized. There is a replica of the Full Stock Military Rifle in 25-35 caliber that was used by Colonel John Hession. The original rifle is in the Remington Museum in Ilion, New York. I built this rifle with the assistance of several forum members. 81police did the first test firing of the rifle.

Also in this set is a very rare, original US Army "Trials" Rifle in 25 caliber, a custom engraved rifle in an oak leaf pattern, a custom full barrel forearm and custom engraved receiver and a 30 caliber custom carbine.
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The rifles in this set are early Model 81. The forearms are called “Beaver Tails” and were discontinued on later models. One of the rifles is a first day production with serial number 25. This rifle is rare in that it is a 25 caliber. The other calibers in this group are 30, 32 and 35.
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by 81police
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 9061

Re: Ahlberg Collection

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The rifles in this set are model 8 flat knob pistol grip. There are two A grade and two C grade.
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The rifles in this set are model 8 straight stock in C Grade. The calibers are 25, 30, 32 and 35.
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The rifles in this set are model 8 round knob pistol grip in C grade. The calibers are 25, 30 and 35.
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by 81police
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ahlberg Collection ** Picture Heavy!
Replies: 39
Views: 9061

Re: Ahlberg Collection

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The rifles in this set are early year productions. Some early year features on the rifles were discontinued and were no longer available. This set has what I believe to be a first day production with serial number 59 and it has the scripted “35 Rem” on the barrel shroud. There is a safety with the “tear drop” feature which is rare. There is an example of scripted calibers for the 35 Rem and 30-30 Rem. There is a rifle for each caliber; 25-35, 30-30, 25, 30, 32 and 35.
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The rifles in this set are called Old style round knob pistol grip. They are grade A rifles in each caliber; 25, 30, 32 and 35.
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by 81police
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8C -35 Remington
Replies: 13
Views: 2476

Re: Model 8C -35 Remington

Here are some pictures of Roger's rifle. The pictures don't do it justice. It's a beauty
by 81police
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Most delicate internal part?
Replies: 1
Views: 603

Re: Most delicate internal part?

I don't know if it's the most fragile part, but one part subject to a lot of abuse is the firing pin. I've probably heard of more broken firing pins over the years than any other part. And with so many slight variations, they're not always easily replaced. If I had an 8/81 that I hunted with on a re...
by 81police
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello everyone, Dan from PA here with a Model 8 in 35 Rem
Replies: 2
Views: 669

Re: Hello everyone, Dan from PA here with a Model 8 in 35 Rem

post pictures Dan, that may get you some feedback on the gun
by 81police
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Model 8 Fox
Replies: 4
Views: 1675

Re: Model 8 Fox

Although I bet it's not the first fox that's fell to the Model 8, its certainly the first one I've seen a picture of. Very cool! You won't soon forget that hunt I'd imagine :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by 81police
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Need a Model 8 crescent butt plate, help please!
Replies: 5
Views: 1191

Re: Need a Model 8 crescent butt plate, help please!

Hey Dan, the best place for replacement parts may be watching auction sites like gunbroker or ebay. Buttplates of varying types are on there regularly.
by 81police
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Remington Advertisements Collection
Replies: 3
Views: 1090

Remington Advertisements Collection

Posting this for forum member ROGER, this is his collection of advertisements. Really cool Roger!
by 81police
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Replacement Stocks Any Suggestions??
Replies: 3
Views: 1039

Re: Replacement Stocks Any Suggestions??

Hey Wilson, perhaps someone can chime in on replacement stock experience. I haven't used any of the current companies to know one way or the other. Most will require some finishing work on your actual rifle (obviously).
by 81police
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 Front Sight??
Replies: 2
Views: 842

Re: Model 8 Front Sight??

The factory front sight, is what i'd call a plain, basic bead sight. Some Model 8 front sights had a locking screw, some didn't.

Sometimes you can find them on ebay or gunbroker
by 81police
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Model 8 Christmas (2018)!
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

Re: Merry Model 8 Christmas (2018)!

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by 81police
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Model 8 Christmas (2018)!
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

Merry Model 8 Christmas (2018)!

Merry Christmas from the GREAT MODEL 8!! This makes 9+ years we've been going, so thank all of you who participate and bring so much insight to our forums. Enjoy our doctored "A Christmas Story" pictures from over the years....forget Red Ryder, get that boy a Remington built "springpole" NOW!! And m...
by 81police
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Special Firearm
Replies: 50
Views: 15111

Re: Special Firearm

Heres an article with a ton of info & pictures on the FN 1900. It will be updated soon with Jack's rifle and more up-to-date records of existing rifles and the countries represented.

http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety. ... ge_id=1562
by 81police
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Guy Here
Replies: 2
Views: 1051

Re: New Guy Here

Welcome Bigiron!!
by 81police
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Special Firearm
Replies: 50
Views: 15111

Re: Special Firearm

Thanks for the photos Jack! Not a single square inch of this rifle was overlooked. Literally everything has been modified in some way. When Jack showed me the serial number "3523" I thought it peculiar it was dated after Fraser modified rifles. Then later was told Fraser used their own serial number...
by 81police
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Special Firearm
Replies: 50
Views: 15111

Re: Special Firearm

There's much more to the mystery of this important and unique rifle that I hope Jack shares (I'll chime in if he does!). It's an incredible gun and the finest FN 1900 I've ever seen. When Jack first shared the pictures with me my jaw dropped. I didn't know much about Fraser, but knowing FN's and the...
by 81police
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 .30 , 1910
Replies: 1
Views: 1191

Re: Model 8 .30 , 1910

good onya!
by 81police
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: thegreatmodel8.net
Replies: 9
Views: 2470

Re: thegreatmodel8.net

I only use greatmodel8.net. And, all the YouTube videos reference that link address. Just FYI
by 81police
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 7.62x39
Replies: 10
Views: 2666

Re: 7.62x39

Loving this, please keep us updated!
by 81police
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 7.62x39
Replies: 10
Views: 2666

Re: 7.62x39

wow, did you make that barrel extension from scratch or partially use an old one?
by 81police
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 5
Views: 1771

Re: Newbie

Your pictures Mike
by 81police
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Old rifle still knocks them down!
Replies: 9
Views: 2604

Re: Old rifle still knocks them down!

"OL Thumper" haha I love it. Some say these guns are thumpers on both ends! haha

Congrats again!