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by Hardrada55
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Havent heard of this any where
Replies: 1
Views: 1550

Re: Havent heard of this any where

Over the years I've seen a couple of Model 8s that had been converted to .300 Savage. Most had "3" codes on the barrels after 1936, which indicate a factory repair after the time .300 Savage became available in the Model 81. My assumption.... is that most of these .300 Savage Model 8 rifles were mod...
by Hardrada55
Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: One of us home from surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 2285

Re: One of us home from surgery

Prayin'...
by Hardrada55
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Meanwhile, at the Gun Show...
Replies: 19
Views: 8765

Re: Meanwhile, at the Gun Show...

I like that rig a lot! What kind of scope is that?
by Hardrada55
Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Unique model 8
Replies: 5
Views: 4495

Re: Unique model 8

Nice one... Lucky stiff....
by Hardrada55
Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:58 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello and question
Replies: 2
Views: 2198

Re: Hello and question

Most pawnshops won't let you take a gun out for a test spin and probably won't guarantee "shootability" or actual correct functioning. The best way to purchase a good functioning gun is to purchase it from someone who actually shoots the gun. Buying Remington Autoloading rifles from sources you don'...
by Hardrada55
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Model 8 & Model 81
Replies: 6
Views: 3328

Re: Model 8 & Model 81

PIctures please.
by Hardrada55
Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Model 8 deer 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 6251

Re: Model 8 deer 2016

Too cool.....
by Hardrada55
Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Set of Remington Rifles
Replies: 17
Views: 9516

Re: A Set of Remington Rifles

So many potential sets....for the Model 8. Calibers? Simple, there's only four; you can look at different butt plates, different stock styles...cheeks or no cheeks; straight grip vs. bag handle pistol grip; early style safety vs the normal safety; caliber markings....early, on the receiver bridge ma...
by Hardrada55
Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 81 and 30 Rem handloads
Replies: 4
Views: 3028

Re: Model 81 and 30 Rem handloads

You're at 2495fps with 31 grains of 3031. Something doesn't sound right. Quoting another cite, "Lyman Reloading Manual included data showing that the 150 grain Core-Lokt RN bullet (SD .226) could be driven to a MV of 2123 fps by 30.0 grains of IMR 3031 powder and a MV of 2364 fps by 33.0 grains of I...
by Hardrada55
Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Newby model 8 in .300 savage
Replies: 4
Views: 4619

Re: Newby model 8 in .300 savage

Over the years, I've seen a couple of Model 8s converted to .300 Savage. I believe they were done at the factory. Pretty rare nonetheless. Pictures?
by Hardrada55
Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Norway!
Replies: 12
Views: 8123

Re: Hello from Norway!

I would imagine that .22 Remington Automatic ammunition is even more scarce in Norway than it is in the USA. Love to see pictures of your finds.
by Hardrada55
Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Unaltered Model 8???
Replies: 4
Views: 2985

Re: Unaltered Model 8???

I can usually see the clip guides on a Model 8 from a distance, but aren't these clip guides rather rudimentary?
by Hardrada55
Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Question about holes in receiver
Replies: 9
Views: 4933

Re: Question about holes in receiver

My guess is that the holes are for a scope mount, but I don't know which one. Hard to tell value from just one picture. Also value depends on caliber. If it's a .25, grab it. Got to know what the rest of the gun looks like. Though, that being said. It has a nice peep sight. But it looks to me like s...
by Hardrada55
Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: model 8 and me
Replies: 12
Views: 6671

Re: model 8 and me

From a couple of years ago...1919 .30 Rem.
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by Hardrada55
Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Rookie Report Part 1
Replies: 5
Views: 5257

Re: Rookie Report Part 1

Nice guns. I like the 51, too.
by Hardrada55
Tue May 24, 2016 6:46 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: .25 Remington Experimental High Power Auto
Replies: 0
Views: 3392

.25 Remington Experimental High Power Auto

Interesting thread on the International Ammunition Association forum about an experimental cartridge for the Model 8.

http://iaaforum.org/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=18757
by Hardrada55
Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:44 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: LOVE STORIES: Your first model 8 (or 81)
Replies: 16
Views: 8381

Re: your first model 8 (or 81)

In 1994 I had just paid off a debt and had a little extra cash. Went to the Canyon Reef Gunshow in Snyder Texas. A guy had 3 weird rifles on a table I had never seen before. Couldn't bring myself to part with any money that day, so my curiosity went unsated that day. I went home and started subscrib...
by Hardrada55
Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: A few 8's
Replies: 6
Views: 4521

Re: A few 8's

I really like that cartridge display. Did you construct that yourself, or was it adapted from something else?
by Hardrada55
Sat Apr 02, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 6mm Remington
Replies: 2
Views: 1888

Re: 6mm Remington

I think 6mm Remington is based on the old 7x57 cartridge case . 6mm Remington has no relation to Remington's .25, 30 or 32 Remington cartridges and can not be used to make them.
by Hardrada55
Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Withdrawn - off to auction...
Replies: 4
Views: 3030

Re: WTS Remington Model 8 .25 Remington - price reduced

price reduction
by Hardrada55
Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Info on my Model 8
Replies: 4
Views: 3342

Re: Info on my Model 8

Classic....a beaut!
by Hardrada55
Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Withdrawn - off to auction...
Replies: 4
Views: 3030

Re: WTS Remington Model 8 .25 Remington caliber

No problem Rob....Sorry you can't handle it right now. Walt
by Hardrada55
Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Withdrawn - off to auction...
Replies: 4
Views: 3030

Withdrawn - off to auction...

Withdrawn and off to auction today 04/08/16...Remington Model 8. Made in 1910. Caliber .25 Remington. Not much finish left on the ole' girl, but she still shoots well. Grime and Tarnish on the receiver. The wood of the stock is nice. Rare "military" style butt plate that has corrosion and some pitti...
by Hardrada55
Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: 81 Saturn Boone scope
Replies: 6
Views: 4836

81 Saturn Boone scope

Thought this was interesting. I kinda' like it.

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by Hardrada55
Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tulsa Gunshow April -2-3
Replies: 7
Views: 3999

Re: Tulsa Gunshow April -2-3

I planned to attend the one last November, but life got in the way. It is my plan (once again) to go to Tulsa in April. As a transplanted Okie, I feel an obligation.
by Hardrada55
Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: New FN owner looking for information and advice
Replies: 18
Views: 11142

Re: New FN owner looking for information and advice

Pictures please! Not going to be able to give you an opinion on worth without pictures. Even giving a value from pictures is dicey. What I have always heard is that if the gun is so worn and ugly and messed up that you can't really enjoy owning it, then you are justified in having the gun restored. ...
by Hardrada55
Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Valentine's Day
Replies: 1
Views: 1883

Valentine's Day

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by Hardrada55
Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WHERE ARE YOU?
Replies: 27
Views: 12150

Re: WHERE ARE YOU?

I will cop to reading the forum every day but not posting very often. I need to contribute more from what little I have. I know an idea that was floated in the past ( I think someone suggested it, ....or maybe I'm just dreamin' agin") would be to have some kind of get together for Remington Autoload...
by Hardrada55
Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member to the Forum
Replies: 1
Views: 1852

Re: New member to the Forum

Welcome to the forum Eric. The pool of knowledge here about Model 8s and 81s is deep and I'm sure you'll find out what you need to know. Really nice, knowledgeable group of guys.
by Hardrada55
Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas Y"all!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 4018

Re: Merry Christmas Y"all!!!

Merry Christmas and good health too all the generous and knowledgeable members of one of my favorite forums.
by Hardrada55
Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Parkerized Model 81
Replies: 3
Views: 2374

Re: Parkerized Model 81

Probably not much more than if the gun had been refinished with regular blue or only had, say, 30% of it's original blue remaining. If you like it....it's a big plus. Sounds like a good shooter. Is the 35 engraved on the top of the receiver? What kind of safety lever?
by Hardrada55
Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hi Guys
Replies: 3
Views: 2573

Re: Hi Guys

Hello Hunter, Welcome to the forum. You'll find out alot about Remington 81s here...
by Hardrada55
Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Pawn Shop Find!
Replies: 20
Views: 8255

Re: Pawn Shop Find!

Yeowww! Nice find. What caliber and.....how much?
by Hardrada55
Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Gorgeous Model 8 in 25Rem - AUCTION
Replies: 1
Views: 2312

Re: Gorgeous Model 8 in 25Rem - AUCTION

Very Nice! Can't remember the last time I saw one in such good condition, though the stock on this one was sanded a little, the wood and the metal.....looks so nice.
by Hardrada55
Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Values of Remington Model 8, Model 10, Model 12?
Replies: 1
Views: 2279

Re: Values of Remington Model 8, Model 10, Model 12?

I have heard that Realtors say that the 3 keys to a house's value is, "location..., location...., location. A corollary rule to that would be that a firearms value is, "condition..., condition..., condition". The only real exception that I know of to that is provenance to some notable or historicall...
by Hardrada55
Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Whose going to Tulsa?
Replies: 0
Views: 4047

Whose going to Tulsa?

Whose going to the big Wanenmacher gun show in Tulsa November 14th and 15th? I mean, besides me.
by Hardrada55
Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 36 cal ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2944

Re: 36 cal ?

Very unlikely.
by Hardrada55
Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 81 question
Replies: 5
Views: 3908

Re: Model 81 question

In my humble opinion, yes, $650 for an legit 85% tapped post-WW2 .300 Savage rifle is too much. For that much money, I'm going to be wanting a pristine rifle - 95%+, with that beautiful pre-war bluing, and in some other caliber than .300 Savage. And I guarantee you $650 would be the top of my price ...
by Hardrada55
Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 81 question
Replies: 5
Views: 3908

Re: Model 81 question

Generally, collectors prefer undrilled and untapped, firearms. So, generally speaking, yes, it does affect the value. That being said, I'd love to see a picture of the mounting of a Boone scope that is actually mounted to the rifle. Does this mounting have the peep sight attached by any chance? I've...
by Hardrada55
Wed Sep 09, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: 1934 Model 8 in .35 Rem
Replies: 6
Views: 3889

Re: 1934 Model 8 in .35 Rem

Wow, some people have all the luck! That is one beautiful rifle....
by Hardrada55
Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Caliber Conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 4939

Re: Caliber Conversion

I'm an oddball, but I've always thought it would be interesting to chamber a Model 8 in one of the Niedner cartridges, either .22 Rimless Niedner Magnum or, my fav, 6mm Rimless Niedner Magnum. Both based on the .25 Remington case. A barrel would be the problem. https://www.riflemagazine.com/magazine...
by Hardrada55
Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member
Replies: 6
Views: 3588

Re: New member

What caliber? .300 Savage, i'd guess by the "thumper" remark.
by Hardrada55
Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Caliber Conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 4939

Re: Caliber Conversion

I always thought I would like a Remington Autoloader in .401. Rim diameter is .457.
by Hardrada55
Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: My first custom 81
Replies: 3
Views: 3023

Re: My first custom 81

Oh, I saw those and was very impressed, especially with the FN they had for sale, though I bet yours is unique in the world.
by Hardrada55
Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:28 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: My first Model 8
Replies: 3
Views: 3046

Re: My first Model 8

That's an amazing find and purchase for your first Model 8. Be wary, it probably won't be your last one. Henwood says that standard stock was 13 3/4 inches but that deluxe grade rifles would be had with stocks made to measure.
by Hardrada55
Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Great Model 8 MEET & GREET!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 16079

Re: Great Model 8 MEET & GREET!!!

I so wanted to be there...maybe next October?
by Hardrada55
Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Surprise
Replies: 5
Views: 4184

Re: Surprise

What a shame....put a Noske on it!
by Hardrada55
Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:19 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 Pricing?
Replies: 10
Views: 8261

Re: FN 1900 Pricing?

Only 4900 of these FN 1900s were made...

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by Hardrada55
Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: 141 transition
Replies: 9
Views: 9681

Re: 141 transition

That's wonderful looking....I know I would be proud to own that piece....
by Hardrada55
Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Remington Model 16 info
Replies: 4
Views: 4250

Re: Remington Model 16 info

My Model 16.

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