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by Hardrada55
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lost our Snoopy dog.
Replies: 15
Views: 6429

Re: Lost our Snoopy dog.

Losing a beloved pet like that just tears your heart out. Hearing about your experience...I am just so sorry about your circumstance. Just know that tonight there are many people prayin' for you and your dog.
by Hardrada55
Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Curious about first .35 Rem model 14's
Replies: 6
Views: 4160

Re: Curious about first .35 Rem model 14's

Stevens 425 Hi-Power rifle was chambered in .35 Remington too, and of course the FN Patent 1900 carabine automatique, though they called it a 9mm
by Hardrada55
Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Anybody have dimensions of the .38 Remington cartridge?
Replies: 2
Views: 3179

Re: Anybody have dimensions of the .38 Remington cartridge?

Short article about the .38 Remington with technical drawing of cartridge in issue no. 473 of the IAA journal.
by Hardrada55
Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: reloading 25 remington
Replies: 7
Views: 4016

Re: reloading 25 remington

H4198 may be too fast. You may be seeing signs of excessive pressure.

http://www.remingtonsociety.com/forums/ ... f=5&t=4249
by Hardrada55
Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: love model 8
Replies: 9
Views: 4228

Re: love model 8

I went to a gunshow in Snyder Texas and a guy had a table with a Model 8 and a Model 81 on it. I looked at the guns for quite a while, thinking that these were the coolest old guns I'd ever seen. I determined then to find out as much as I could about the Remington Model 8 and 81. I looked in the old...
by Hardrada55
Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Waffles on the cook stove.
Replies: 8
Views: 3894

Re: Waffles on the cook stove.

I love waffles. I had waffles for breakfast today.
by Hardrada55
Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello...rounded cartridge .32???
Replies: 6
Views: 2968

Re: Hello...rounded cartridge .32???

What kind of cartridge does your Model 8 shoot? You say a rounded cartridge .32? Do you happen to mean a .32 Remington cartridge? If you mean .32 Remington cartridge, then the cartridge companies haven't made .32 Remington since 1977. And while that cartridge is scarce now, you can sometimes find so...
by Hardrada55
Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: M8 engraveing?
Replies: 1
Views: 2521

Re: M8 engraveing?

Wonderful photos evocative of how beloved some of these guns came to be by those who have owned them. Man, I sure like "Lil Partner". The stories....
by Hardrada55
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Youth trap shoot
Replies: 5
Views: 2753

Re: Youth trap shoot

I am very impressed. Those are a bunch of lucky kids. They have a group of caring adults that interested in their education and well being enough to go out of their way to provide what is obviously a wonderful day of shooting and fellowship and fun. I'm glad I saw those pictures. I hope it inspires ...
by Hardrada55
Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Ol'Thunder's FN 1900 (from Italy)
Replies: 3
Views: 3461

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: 5355

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: 2343

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: 1642

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: 4501

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: 5512

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: 5512

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: 2598

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: 2598

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: 13095

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: 1806

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: 6685

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: 7005

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: 2788

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: 2147

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: 6071

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: 2341

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: 9155

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: 3391

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: 1540

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: 2774

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: 3334

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: 1522

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: 5407

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: 2292

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: 6657

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: 6152

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: 4089

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: 5925

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: 2629

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: 3147

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: 2605

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: 4580

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: 2721

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: 1826

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: 3064

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: 8509

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: 6454

Re: Military/Trials Model 8, recreated

I got to admit I find the full stocked target rifle very attractive. Nice workmanship.