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by Hardrada55
Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Ol'Thunder's FN 1900 (from Italy)
Replies: 3
Views: 3055

Re: Ol'Thunder's FN 1900 (from Italy)

Oh Wow! That is one strack looking FN 1900. Very fine. It doesn't get much better than that one.
by Hardrada55
Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Greetings from Italy
Replies: 12
Views: 4441

Re: Greetings from Italy

Welcome to the forum! It's nice to have someone to talk to with an interest in firearms and a European prospective to add to the mix. If there is any way we can be of service, please let us know.
by Hardrada55
Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: An interesting Model 8 with alleged Texas Ranger connections
Replies: 3
Views: 2007

An interesting Model 8 with alleged Texas Ranger connections

Saw this interesting Model 8 at the Midland Horseshoe arena gun show today. This is not a Peace Officer Equipment Company detachable 15 round magazine. It looks like somebodies attempt to make a similar type of magazine system, but without the ability to detach it from the receiver. The barrel is al...
by Hardrada55
Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Saturn Boone
Replies: 1
Views: 1375

Re: Saturn Boone

price and cost of shipping?
by Hardrada55
Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas from the Great Model 8!
Replies: 10
Views: 3766

Re: Merry Christmas from the Great Model 8!

Merry Christmas to the brotherhood of Model 8 and 81 aficionados.
by Hardrada55
Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Ammunition Question ...
Replies: 10
Views: 4783

Re: Ammunition Question ...

From what I understand, a late Remington collector from New Jersey had these and supposedly he bought them from the FBI years ago. These are 160 grain metal covered.... are they not? I don't know who got them after he passed, but I remember they did sell. http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h224/Hardr...
by Hardrada55
Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Ammunition Question ...
Replies: 10
Views: 4783

Re: Ammunition Question ...

We need a real expert to really chime in here, but my general impression is that these were primarily for law enforcement purposes.
by Hardrada55
Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Decent priced 25Rem
Replies: 4
Views: 2150

Re: Decent priced 25Rem

The wood looks nice and I really like the rare "semi-military" butt plate. On taking delivery, I wouldn't be surprised if the left side were full of extra holes or badly scarred with rust considering the low price and the 25% restocking fee. But it will be a good shooter in any event...that is... if...
by Hardrada55
Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Decent priced 25Rem
Replies: 4
Views: 2150

Re: Decent priced 25Rem

Thanks for the tip. The wood sure looks pretty nice overall.
by Hardrada55
Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PHOTOS OF ALL GREAT MODEL 8 MEMBERS
Replies: 26
Views: 11527

Re: PHOTOS OF ALL GREAT MODEL 8 MEMBERS

Here's me with a thermometer that Packmule raffled off.

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and my favorite 1919 vintage rifle...

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by Hardrada55
Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Successor to the 8/81?
Replies: 1
Views: 1584

Successor to the 8/81?

This purports to be a 1940s prototype of a Remington 4 shot semi-automatic rifle in .300 Savage. I don't have any more information than that...does any one else know about this fascinating looking gun? Comes from http://milpas.cc/rifles/ A site with quite a few interesting guns. This is one I've nev...
by Hardrada55
Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: A Model 8 in 7.62 x 39mm
Replies: 11
Views: 5255

Sacrilege! Heresy! Now make one in .401 WSL...

Would it be possible to re-chamber a Model 8 to fire .401 WSL?
by Hardrada55
Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Beautiful ....
Replies: 13
Views: 6023

Re: Beautiful ....

OMG. inlaid with what? plastic? I usually don't mind the 1950s white line stuff, but this is too much by far.
by Hardrada55
Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Virginia
Replies: 6
Views: 2210

Re: Hello from Virginia

Good to have you here. This is a really good crew of guys, very knowledgeable. $100 is the best price I've heard about on a Model 8 in a long time. Got to ask for pictures on this one.
by Hardrada55
Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:37 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: My two 81s
Replies: 2
Views: 1880

Re: My two 81s

Very nice! I've always had a special attraction to the graceful turn of the pistol grip on the 81. What caliber are your guns chambered in?
by Hardrada55
Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: well....here's my carry case...........
Replies: 14
Views: 5119

Re: well....here's my carry case...........

What a wonderful set up! The case is pristine.
by Hardrada55
Sat May 21, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: What other cartridges?
Replies: 3
Views: 2075

What other cartridges?

I have a question, that has something of a speculative nature. Considering the limitations of the action of the Remington 8 and 81, for what other cartridges COULD and SHOULD the Remington 8 and 81 been chambered for? It appears the limit for the power of the cartridge used was reached with the .300...
by Hardrada55
Sun May 15, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Serial numbers and production dates
Replies: 14
Views: 7990

Re: Serial numbers and production dates

Did the pawn shop have the gun properly identified? i.e. did they know what they had? If they did have it properly identified, was it commensurately priced? Gee, I wish I ran into stuff like that at my local pawnshop.
by Hardrada55
Sun May 08, 2011 6:39 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Our Three Amigos
Replies: 5
Views: 2947

Re: Our Three Amigos

Awesome looking trio. I especially like the peep on the one 81 and of course think the "C" grade looks super. Thanks
by Hardrada55
Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New forum for the discussion of pre-1950 Chinese Firearms
Replies: 0
Views: 1338

New forum for the discussion of pre-1950 Chinese Firearms

New forum for discussing pre-1950 Chinese rifles and pistols.


http://oldchinesefirearms.proboards.com/index.cgi

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by Hardrada55
Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: New .35 Rem project... I'm conflicted
Replies: 4
Views: 2377

Re: New .35 Rem project... I'm conflicted

Well, I think you should wait until your .35 Carcano is complete before you choose which of your oddball guns to sell. That way, you get to see how the project gun turns out and if it is really worth getting rid of a gun you might actually prefer to the new project. Just my 2 cents. Generally speaki...
by Hardrada55
Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Eyes wide shut ....
Replies: 6
Views: 2916

Re: Eyes wide shut ....

Now that is a really nice find. You'll be proud of that one for a long time. I love the looks of that gun...and in .25-35 too. Wow!
by Hardrada55
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Steyr Semi-Automatic Rifle
Replies: 0
Views: 1354

Steyr Semi-Automatic Rifle

This is described on the website I found it on as a Steyr Semi-Automatic Rifle. Supposedly from WW2. It is obviously a sporter. Anyone know anything about this particular type of rifle?

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by Hardrada55
Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Barrel Codes vs. Serial Number
Replies: 13
Views: 4577

Re: Barrel Codes vs. Serial Number

Yeah, I always thought the serial number dates and the barrel codes were all backwards. But, who knows what the actual manufacturing process and marking sequence for these rifles looked like. That's probably for the Remington Society historians, who have access to the old Remington records, to suss ...
by Hardrada55
Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:13 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Rounds in magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 2009

Re: Rounds in magazine

I think that in the Remington 8 in .25, .30 and .32 the magazine was designed to hold 5 cartridges (that last one is always a bugger). In the Remington Model 8 in .35, the magazine was designed to hold 4 cartridges.
by Hardrada55
Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Hornady leverevolution 35 REM...is it safe?????
Replies: 10
Views: 5322

Re: Hornady leverevolution 35 REM...is it safe?????

Check out this topic. This is just my opinion. I think people have probably done it...and nothing bad happened. So alot of people are going to think nothing bad will happen every time they do it.

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=234&hilit=Hornaday
by Hardrada55
Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: My disaster, almost!
Replies: 12
Views: 5161

Re: My disaster, almost!

I'm writing those instructions down!
by Hardrada55
Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: detachable floor plate
Replies: 9
Views: 3261

Re: detachable floor plate

Some purists will object to this modification and see any guns which have it as being something "less" than an unadulterated, untouched, pristine Remington Autoloader. Others will see this modification in the same light as a Krieger detachable magazine, or the addition of an Marbles peep sight. They...
by Hardrada55
Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Why I love my beater model 8...
Replies: 13
Views: 4890

Re: Why I love my beater model 8...

I think that's pretty fine shooting at 200 yards. Is that gun a .30 or a .32?
by Hardrada55
Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Pristine Model 81 .300 Sav
Replies: 3
Views: 2274

Re: Pristine Model 81 .300 Sav

Beautiful. You don't see "B" grade 81s very often. Thanks
by Hardrada55
Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas from the Great Model 8!
Replies: 5
Views: 2749

Re: Merry Christmas from the Great Model 8!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
by Hardrada55
Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: How far away .....
Replies: 5
Views: 2212

Re: How far away .....

Regional meetings?? Maybe in conjunction with a local BIG gunshow. We could all book at the same motel/hotel and maybe rent a meeting room. Plus hit the big show too? Tulsa anyone?
by Hardrada55
Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: To buy or not to buy, that's the question M8, .32 cal
Replies: 9
Views: 3914

Re: To buy or not to buy, that's the question M8, .32 cal

Just my personal opinion, but I wouldn't be able to pay $750 for that gun. It's not 95-99% condition. The stock has been refinished. I love the flat bottom pistol grip stock...but not that much. It's still a very good looking rifle. I'd carp about every little defect and offer much less. Jack give v...
by Hardrada55
Sat May 15, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: new member
Replies: 5
Views: 2247

Re: new member

Hello JJ, I think this is a great place, too. Especially for those who love and appreciate the ol' Remington Autoloader rifle.
by Hardrada55
Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: new old guy
Replies: 2
Views: 1536

Re: new old guy

Hey Chuck, Welcome and please let us see pictures of your Remington collection. Regards, Walt
by Hardrada55
Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:33 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 - What is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 2638

Re: Model 8 - What is this?

That's bizarre. Though, I'd love to see the sight that went in that. That took a lot of work. What were they thinking?
by Hardrada55
Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 8/81 Stripper Clip for .35 Rem. and .300 Savage
Replies: 10
Views: 7485

Re: Model 8/81 Stripper Clip for .35 Rem. and .300 Savage

Gee! I didn't know this was one of those auction websites. What'll we call it?...Great8Bay?
by Hardrada55
Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Military/Trials Model 8, recreated
Replies: 13
Views: 5624

Re: Military/Trials Model 8, recreated

I got to admit I find the full stocked target rifle very attractive. Nice workmanship.
by Hardrada55
Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: hello fellas
Replies: 3
Views: 1689

Re: hello fellas

Good to hear from you. I use a Lee Loader for .30 Remington. Alot of my people are from Searcy County, Arkansas.
by Hardrada55
Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: Great Links
Topic: My new theme song....
Replies: 2
Views: 4321

My new theme song....

I like guns too..., almost as much as this Aussie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TC2xTCb_GU
by Hardrada55
Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Left handed model 8?
Replies: 4
Views: 2573

Re: Left handed model 8?

I've never heard of a left handed Model 8. But since Remington Autoloading rifles pretty much eject spent casings straight up (I once had one that dropped empties right on my head), I would think they were considered pretty much an ambidextrous gun. (not sure that makes sense, come to think about it...
by Hardrada55
Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Another New Guy
Replies: 6
Views: 2632

Re: Another New Guy

Happy New Year and welcome to a great website and forum.
by Hardrada55
Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hello! I'm new here
Replies: 2
Views: 2023

Re: Hello! I'm new here

Hey Jim, Welcome to a great forum. Hope you get alot out of being on here. I know I have enjoyed it.
by Hardrada55
Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Crack in wrist of stock on Mod 8
Replies: 2
Views: 1563

Re: Crack in wrist of stock on Mod 8

What I have seen in the past that I really like is a gunsmith who can fix a cracked wrist with a wooden "pin". Looks a lot better than a nail or screw. I do not know anyone who does that kind of work. Maybe Eric Hutchins in Maine.
by Hardrada55
Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:42 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: From the PRK
Replies: 2
Views: 1600

Re: From the PRK

Good to hear from you again. Like to know what you think of the Model 51. I have a hankerin' for one, one of these days. Excellent looking pocket pistol. Hang in there with the back issues and being in the Bear state. I always thought it was such a pretty state with an enormous variety of types of l...
by Hardrada55
Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Serial numbers and production dates
Replies: 14
Views: 7990

Re: Serial numbers and production dates

I would imagine that, considering that civilian arms production in Belgium was probably nil between 1914 and 1918, your gun was probably made pre-WWI (1914 or earlier). That does not mean it wasn't sold later, say in 1919 or 1920.
by Hardrada55
Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Serial numbers and production dates
Replies: 14
Views: 7990

Re: Serial numbers and production dates

This doesn't exactly speak to your question, but it may possibly give you some kind of idea. According to the article, La Carabine Automatique de Chasse Browning, by Michel Druart, in the Belgian French language magazine "Fire", between 1910 and 1921 FN made 2909 Model 1900s. Between 1921 and 1922, ...
by Hardrada55
Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Another newbie...
Replies: 2
Views: 1524

Re: Another newbie...

Hello Dale. Nice to have you on the boards. There is some pretty good information on this website on the FN 1900. I'm sure we all would love to see a picture of your FN. Thanks for sharing.