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by Hardrada55
Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: Great Links
Topic: My new theme song....
Replies: 2
Views: 4789

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: 2966

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: 3174

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: 2339

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: 1810

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: 1939

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: 9085

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: 9085

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: 1844

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.
by Hardrada55
Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Was the .300 Savage made in the Model 8?
Replies: 5
Views: 3037

Re: Was the .300 Savage made in the Model 8?

I know I saw a very early Model 8 at a gun show that had a factory repair code on it, and that was also chambered for .300 Savage. I have also heard about similar factory modifications being done after the Model 81 had became the standard Remington Autoloader being made. I think I remember talking t...
by Hardrada55
Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Frank Hamer's Rifle
Replies: 5
Views: 4307

Re: Frank Hamer's Rifle

I don't know. I'm sure someone who does will chime in and straighten us out though. I don't think it was Hamer's .25 Remington Model 8 because I've seen a picture of that gun and it is a highly engraved E or F Grade gun. As cognizant as he was of ballistic performance (He choose to use a 1911 in the...
by Hardrada55
Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My other hobby.
Replies: 5
Views: 3804

Re: My other hobby.

You are very talented. I really like that type of work. Reminds me of Tiffany.
by Hardrada55
Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Another new guy
Replies: 21
Views: 9423

Re: Another new guy

Welcome to the forum Robo. I for one always like to hear about how folks got to be interested in the Remington Autoloader Rifles, plus tips on more effective searches are always appreciated. And I got to ask...which 1/2 of the Model 8 do you have the front or back 1/2. Walt
by Hardrada55
Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Remington Model 8 from northern Maine
Replies: 2
Views: 2959

Re: Remington Model 8 from northern Maine

I really like that style of stock. That's a really good looking Model 8. Is that two inlays in the wrist of the stock?
by Hardrada55
Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Model 8/81 Stripper Clips
Replies: 4
Views: 3116

Re: Model 8/81 Stripper Clips

Those little jobbers are getting scarce...!
by Hardrada55
Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8/81 ammunition
Replies: 9
Views: 5964

Re: Model 8/81 ammunition

Please keep us informed of your future hunting success! I am sure the membership of the board would like to see pictures and read descriptions of your hunts. I know I would.
by Hardrada55
Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:25 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8/81 ammunition
Replies: 9
Views: 5964

Re: Model 8/81 ammunition

In my very humble opinion, and this is just my opinion mind you, Hornaday lever action loads, and some of other the hotter loads including Buffalo Bore are intended for Marlin lever actions and the single shot .35 Remington rifles and are a little too hot for the Remington Autoloader Model 8 and 81....
by Hardrada55
Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:27 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 2267

Re: Hello

It is an "assemblers', fitters' and inspectors'" mark...a pretty common one on early Model 8s. The way John Henwood explains it in his book, (I paraphrase...) workers in the Remington factory were paid for each "piece" they turned out that passed inspection. If they made a part of the gun they were ...
by Hardrada55
Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 2267

Re: Hello

Nice ol' Model 8. So that would be 1907. Doesn't look like much finish is left on the metal and as you've noted, there's a chip out of the wood next to the tang. The tang sight is worth some money, as you've been informed. You should be able to pick up .35 Remington at Walmart. But, considering her ...
by Hardrada55
Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: BEAR HUNT - CAPITAN, NEW MEXICO 8/26/09
Replies: 1
Views: 2275

Re: BEAR HUNT - CAPITAN, NEW MEXICO 8/26/09

Wow! Very nice. I'm kinda jealous. More pix please!
by Hardrada55
Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Safety latches
Replies: 2
Views: 2279

Re: Safety latches

The model 8s with the screwed in safety lever are factory. I don't know exactly when, but late in the production of the Model 8, they phased in the safety with the screw in the middle. I think you can find some of the old style safeties mixed in with the new style safeties. You might even be able to...
by Hardrada55
Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky
Replies: 2
Views: 2238

Re: Lucky

Well Richard, crud...you have my condolences. Loosing dogs can just be plain tough. And two so close together is not right. Walt
by Hardrada55
Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Great Discovery
Replies: 3
Views: 2552

Re: Great Discovery

Well, in retirement, you seem to have gotten yourself a really good position. Gun curator at a museum....Excellent! As always, please share pictures, when you are able. Does your gun have stripper clip guides milled into the rear of the ejection port? These very early guns sometimes do not. Thank yo...
by Hardrada55
Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:26 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: NEW GUY/OLD GUY
Replies: 1
Views: 1258

Re: NEW GUY/OLD GUY

Welcome back! I know we all can't wait to see pix of your Remingtons.
by Hardrada55
Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: What other Remingtons do you have?
Replies: 7
Views: 4438

Re: What other Remingtons do you have?

I have a 721 in .30-06 and a 12C .22. I want a 51 .380 pistol and a 14.
by Hardrada55
Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Bonnie and Clyde
Replies: 7
Views: 4914

Re: Bonnie and Clyde

Hamer looks like he was a big strong guy. Mean, too. He took 2 bullets in an ambush attempt in Sweetwater, Texas in 1917. One shot in the shoulder and one shot in the leg. And then he still whipped the other guy with one hand and chased him to a nearby car where he then shot him dead as the miscrean...
by Hardrada55
Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Metric designation for .35 Remington
Replies: 2
Views: 3041

Re: Metric designation for .35 Remington

So far I've seem the following metric designations for the .35 Remington: 9x48 Browning 9x49 (seems to be most common metric description) 8.86x49 (off a swedish site) 8.9x49 (again swedish) 9.1x49 (leverguns website, story was about a guy who saw a Belgian bolt action rifle in Viet-nam, back in the ...
by Hardrada55
Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Kentucky
Replies: 6
Views: 2750

Re: Hello from Kentucky

Welcome to the forum.
by Hardrada55
Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Modern factory loads?
Replies: 2
Views: 2188

Re: Modern factory loads?

I think the Remington or Winchester factory loads are AOK. Maybe Hornaday lever action loads, and some of other the hotter loads (Buffalo Bore) intended for the single shot .35 Remington rifles are too hot for the Model 8. Leverlution (sp?) rounds are 200 grain but with a M/V of 2225. Buffalo Bore a...
by Hardrada55
Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:56 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Friday Coon hunt 7/17/09
Replies: 2
Views: 2465

Re: Friday Coon hunt 7/17/09

Too cool Richard.
by Hardrada55
Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Rem. 8 Carbine
Replies: 40
Views: 46097

Re: Rem. 8 Carbine

OK, I am officially very impressed. :o How did ya'll do that? I would not have thought that a shootable short barrel conversion of the Model 8 was possible. Really neat gun...drool, drool.
by Hardrada55
Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Greetings from Maine!
Replies: 9
Views: 4167

Re: Greetings from Maine!

Welcome Rev. Jeff to the Remington Model 8 and 81 boards. I know everyone on the board would really like to see any pictures you might have of your Model 8... and that deer you took with it last year! You are so fortunate to possess a family heirloom that you can pass along to your descendants. I he...
by Hardrada55
Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: My Mod. 81's.
Replies: 3
Views: 2770

Re: My Mod. 81's.

Those are really nice 81s! Excellent condition. The .300s do kick a bit, don't they.
by Hardrada55
Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Our Remington Model 8
Replies: 5
Views: 3923

Re: Our Remington Model 8

What's the verdict guys....."C" grade? Or what? With the stock marked "3", I would think it's a righteous "C" grade. What do ya'll think?
by Hardrada55
Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 in upcoming movie!
Replies: 6
Views: 4237

Re: Model 8 in upcoming movie!

I love Sam Peckinpah movies. Too bad he's not around to do a remake of "Ride the High Country".
by Hardrada55
Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:04 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello Model 8 81 fans,
Replies: 2
Views: 1798

Re: Hello Model 8 81 fans,

Welcome to the forum. Lots of really good guys here who are very knowledgeable about the Remington Autoloading rifle. I got to get me one of those 14 1/2 rifles. So cool.
by Hardrada55
Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Yet another new member
Replies: 3
Views: 2103

Re: Yet another new member

I think you're pretty darn lucky. .30 Remington is my favorite cartridge for the Remington Autoloading rifles. And I wish I owned a nice Model 81 in that caliber. On top of everything..., you have a family heirloom to cherish for the rest of your life and to pass down to other appreciative members o...
by Hardrada55
Thu May 21, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Henwood status?
Replies: 1
Views: 1742

Re: Henwood status?

I am thankful he's still with us.
by Hardrada55
Tue May 19, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Henwood status?
Replies: 1
Views: 1742

Henwood status?

I hope the rumblings I have read on other forums about the demise of John Henwood are inaccurate. Does anyone else have better information about Mr. Henwood?
by Hardrada55
Tue May 12, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Born on date?
Replies: 5
Views: 3688

Re: Born on date?

Some of you other guys chime in here.
by Hardrada55
Tue May 12, 2009 6:28 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Born on date?
Replies: 5
Views: 3688

Re: Born on date?

Your gun was one of 2,146 shipped from the factory in 1914.
by Hardrada55
Fri May 08, 2009 7:58 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 1920 Model 8 35 Rem
Replies: 7
Views: 4659

Re: 1920 Model 8 35 Rem

That is a beautiful rifle, very artfully done. Someone with real skills worked on that baby.
by Hardrada55
Thu May 07, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 1920 Model 8 35 Rem
Replies: 7
Views: 4659

Re: 1920 Model 8 35 Rem

Lets see a picture of the butt plate please. Also take off the forearm and look on the inside. Is it marked in any way?
by Hardrada55
Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Favorite Model 8 caliber ?
Replies: 7
Views: 4823

Re: Favorite Model 8 caliber ?

My favorite is the .30 Remington. 'course, I don't have a .25. If I had a .25, that might be my favorite. My final answer though is .30.
by Hardrada55
Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: More Praise! (new baby)
Replies: 3
Views: 2856

Re: More Praise! (new baby)

Beautiful!
by Hardrada55
Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Condition/Serial #
Replies: 6
Views: 4263

Re: Condition/Serial #

Pictures please! Especially of the safety lever and the top of the receiver showing the ejection port. Does your gun have the milled stripper clip guides?
by Hardrada55
Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Your First Model 8......
Replies: 2
Views: 2609

Re: Your First Model 8......

Mine was a 1918 vintage Model 8 in .30 that had a Marble's peep sight on it that I purchased in 1994. Some guy had three for sale at a gunshow I went to that Summer and I thought they were fascinating looking guns. I was getting Gun List by mail back then and so researched the asking prices for 8s a...
by Hardrada55
Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:44 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Rem. 8 Carbine
Replies: 40
Views: 46097

Re: Rem. 8 Carbine

I would wonder "IF" it will shoot, and if it does, will the action cycle correctly. This is a spring loaded barrel jacket we're talking about here. What happened to the springs?
by Hardrada55
Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Me and Molly....
Replies: 2
Views: 2674

Re: Me and Molly....

Been on the road the past couple of days. Believe it or not, I used to have a Lab named Molly.
by Hardrada55
Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:13 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Favorite Model 8 caliber ?
Replies: 7
Views: 4823

Re: Favorite Model 8 caliber ?

What caliber do you wish the Model 8 and 81 had come in? I personally wish that they had made the Model 81 in .250 Savage. Or maybe the wildcat .270 Savage which I understand was invented in the 1940s.