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by Wildgoose
Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington Model 14 1/2 -A ...Would love some help here.
Replies: 6
Views: 4730

Re: Remington Model 14 1/2 -A ...Would love some help here.

Hi, The A indicates it is the carbine model of the 14 series. These were all in pistol calibers with short 22" barrels. The switch is a bolt lock thumb safty. Proved to be hard to work with gloved hands, not popular and was dropped on later models. A rare gun and much sought after my Model 14/141 co...
by Wildgoose
Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How many reloaders do we have?
Replies: 41
Views: 16433

Re: How many reloaders do we have?

Well its been about thirty eight years reloading. Twenty eight calibers rifle and pistol together. Two shotshell guages (20/12). And another aspect that goes along with reloading. How much lead ya got piled around and how many bullet moulds? Addiction? I ain't got no stinkin addiction! :lol:
by Wildgoose
Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New guy, new gun, story, questions and problem!
Replies: 12
Views: 3971

Re: New guy, new gun, story, questions and problem!

Be sure the mag spring is not in backwards. For me this caused failures to lock open and pick up rounds. :D
by Wildgoose
Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Sight holes question
Replies: 3
Views: 2367

Re: Sight holes question

Sure looks like someone adapted a more recent flat base style tang sight to the gun. I can see how one might do that considering the cost of the vintage single hole units made for these rifles. Now that the deed has been done it gives you some options. Not really a bad deal at all. I have tang sight...
by Wildgoose
Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:43 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Hunting With the M81
Replies: 11
Views: 4222

Re: Hunting With the M81

Hunting is indeed a very personal experience. From the start it is a game management tool for the states involved. Where deer hunting has been restriced in some eastern states the resulting over population has done great damage to the forested areas and caused much suffering for the deer population ...
by Wildgoose
Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Hunting With the M81
Replies: 11
Views: 4222

Hunting With the M81

Well another year is darn near gone and deer season will be on us soon. I am going to try the M81 300 Savage again this year. I got an idea when I saw these targets at a gun show last winter and thougt the list might like to see what it looked like. Took the M81 out to the range to get an idea what ...
by Wildgoose
Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:17 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: M81 Recoil pad
Replies: 8
Views: 3755

Re: M81 Recoil pad

Shooter's Firend pad. These work very well. I use one for competion with my big bore bufffalo Sharps and Rollers. Easy on and off. Really do the job and can be used on any rifle you have without modifications. Very nice feature when dealing with custom or vintage guns you really dont want to modify....
by Wildgoose
Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: On diopters
Replies: 3
Views: 2086

Re: On diopters

My 81 came with a Williams diopter and that's probably not an original part so I assume the rifle was drilled? How effective is this diopter, it being adjustable? Hello gcp, The rifle was drilled for the addition of the after market sight. Your lucky it was still on the rifle as most often they hav...
by Wildgoose
Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Shooting Times write up on the Model 8
Replies: 11
Views: 4147

Re: Shooting Times write up on the Model 8

I think Remington is between .30 Rem production runs while the rifles are getting brought back out of the depths of closets, attics, and basements. I bought some from Grafs and Buffalo Arms, horrible QC from Remington in both lots. I don't like culling 5 per 100 when I get them with split necks and...
by Wildgoose
Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Shooting Times write up on the Model 8
Replies: 11
Views: 4147

Re: Shooting Times write up on the Model 8

Anybody else notice .30 Rem cases are a bit scarce these days? A year ago it seemed everywhere had some in stock. I guess I will not be cutting any of it down to 10mm Auto cases any time soon ;) . Me thinks that demand is up for both the rifles and the brass to shoot them and the supply has not inc...
by Wildgoose
Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:52 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Just Wondering
Replies: 9
Views: 3125

Re: Just Wondering

FWIW: I keep them uncocked for the same reason - releasing the tension. But, due to their age I always release the bolt slowly by hand. Well Heck, (Insert sound of open palm slapping forehead.) Just like I do with my bolt guns. Thanks for the tip imfuncity! Its decocked for me from now on without w...
by Wildgoose
Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Just Wondering
Replies: 9
Views: 3125

Just Wondering

I cleaned my M8 in 35Rem and my M81 in .30 today. Maybe it was the bore solvent in a poorly ventilated area but I started to wonder how most of the folks here store thier Model 8 and 81's after cleaning. Cocked or uncocked? Do they dry fire the gun before putting it back in the rack or leave it cock...
by Wildgoose
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Model 81 Magazine Spring and Follower
Replies: 10
Views: 4122

Re: Model 81 Magazine Spring and Follower

I have a Model 81 300 Savage date code June 1941. While shooting at the range, the follower and the 5 way spring came up through the open action and separated from the gun. What is the best way to ensure this does not happen again? Thanks for any advice, Dennis53 Hello Dennis, I have an 81 in the s...
by Wildgoose
Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New (to me) Mod 81
Replies: 14
Views: 4218

Re: New (to me) Mod 81

Welcome to the list indeed. You will find this to be a great place with many very helpful folks. I have an 81 in .300 Savage too. Its the best shooter out of the 8 and 81's I have. As a deer cartridge the .300 is outstanding. My family took three bucks last year with it all using the same handload o...
by Wildgoose
Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: reloading .300 savage
Replies: 3
Views: 2348

Re: reloading .300 savage

Not at all uncommon with auto loaders. Check out below what a modern one like the AK does to ejected brass! :shock: The case mouth is hitting on the way out of the receiver or even when it hits the ground in your shooting area. Like you said not a big deal. http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y113/Guzz...
by Wildgoose
Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Strange firing event and ? on the Marble No. 6 tang sight
Replies: 6
Views: 2694

Re: Strange firing event and ? on the Marble No. 6 tang sight

Yep, my Marbles only lock in the down position. Small silding wedge piece on the forward side of the sight has to be forward for the staff to come up from the vertical. Won't lock the staff when its in the vertical position.

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by Wildgoose
Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: M8 on Gun Broker
Replies: 8
Views: 3333

M8 on Gun Broker

by Wildgoose
Sun May 13, 2012 5:47 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Ejector Spring Replacement and another problem
Replies: 16
Views: 8240

Re: Ejector Spring Replacement and another problem

DWalt, I had this same issue with my first M81. After many very fustrating days of efforts to get it started I went ahead and reamed the metal tube out to gain the extra slop needed to get the screw started. I have no idea what changed when the the stock was removed that caused the problem but I cou...
by Wildgoose
Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:17 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Model 141 - .35 Rem
Replies: 34
Views: 13997

Re: Model 141 - .35 Rem

Regarding the recoil of rem -14 s in 35 rem. I own one that came from a colorado ranch. It was used for mule deer hunting its whole life. I used it for whitetail Jan. Antlerless season here in Iowa@ noticed a slight increase in recoil over my rem-8 's. I really noticed it in my bench shooting while...
by Wildgoose
Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: a question
Replies: 5
Views: 2249

Re: a question

Over heard conversation at a big gun show in KC last year. The gun being looked at was a very nice Winchester 1886. I am sure the price was hefty. The dealer was commenting to the prospective buyer that indeed a rifle as nice and desireable should have some kind of history to go with it. He then sai...
by Wildgoose
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New to model 8s
Replies: 8
Views: 2702

Re: New to model 8s

Welcome to the site. Your in the right place with a new Model 8 to feed and care for. :D
If you don't find what you are looking for here keep an eye on E-Bay under vintage gun parts. I have found several good sights and parts for same there for my 8 and 81's.
by Wildgoose
Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Lyman Tang Sight on E-Bay
Replies: 0
Views: 1039

Lyman Tang Sight on E-Bay

Lyman tang with flip out app. Sitting at $145 with a little over one day to go. No mount screw. I dont have any connection with item or seller. Just thought someone might be looking for one. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lyman-Vintage-Tang-Sight-Remington-Model-8-and-81-/120858363786?_trksid=p5197.m7&_trk...
by Wildgoose
Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Getting it back together.
Replies: 5
Views: 3528

Re: Getting it back together.

+1 on jack1653's method.
by Wildgoose
Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: THE GREAT REMINGTON MODEL 30 EXPRESS
Replies: 6
Views: 6914

Re: THE GREAT REMINGTON MODEL 30 EXPRESS

This thread may be leading to buildup of another Remington model chambered in model 8 calibers, have seen and heard of 4 sub models, 30A, 30 Express, 30S & 30R (carbine) with chamberings of 25, 30, 32, 35 Remington, 30-06, 7x57 Mauser & 257 Roberts. Fertile field of variations for collectors. Anoth...
by Wildgoose
Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: THE GREAT REMINGTON MODEL 30 EXPRESS
Replies: 6
Views: 6914

Re: THE GREAT REMINGTON MODEL 30 EXPRESS

f.a.b. Thanks for the post. I just learned something. A bot action Remington in 35 Rem is very intreaging indeed. I will have to start keeping an eye out for these. I cant remember seeing one at gun shows and such. Just could be I have and didnt know what I was looking at. May have just written it o...
by Wildgoose
Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Rem 14, .32Rem
Replies: 18
Views: 4923

Re: Rem 14, .32Rem

That's indeed a nice example. But at over $500 with shipping and transfer costs added its too rich for me. These old rifles have taken a jump here of late, seems the interest in them has increased and so have the asking prices. From what I have seen so have the Model 8 and 81 guns. Glad I picked up ...
by Wildgoose
Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PHOTOS OF ALL GREAT MODEL 8 MEMBERS
Replies: 26
Views: 11284

Re: PHOTOS OF ALL GREAT MODEL 8 MEMBERS

imfuncity, Its my 1895 Winchester in 405. My other fovorite tang sighted deer rifle. Tried to get a deer this year with the 300 Savage Model 81 but none of them volunteered for the job. The last weekend I went out on a spur of the minute oh what the heck quick hunt and took my old Model 722 300 Sava...
by Wildgoose
Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: PHOTOS OF ALL GREAT MODEL 8 MEMBERS
Replies: 26
Views: 11284

Re: PHOTOS OF ALL GREAT MODEL 8 MEMBERS

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Not an M8 but at least there is a rifle in the picture. :D
Figured that I had better add one that is a little easier to see.
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by Wildgoose
Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: My new 81
Replies: 8
Views: 4405

Re: My new 81

popgun, First off congrats on a really nice 81! I am sticking my neck out some here but I dont think the 8/81 mount you are looking for is still made. Although if you stay with it one my turn up sooner or later. A lot of these old guns I have seen have been tapped for this mount, sometimes for sever...
by Wildgoose
Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Range Time In January
Replies: 1
Views: 1213

Range Time In January

Hard to believe here in Nebraska. Fifty five degrees, no snow or ice for weeks now. :D Just had to get the reworked Model 8 out for a spin. Its done for the most part, loose barrel jacket fixed, all cleaned up and tang sight installed. Found that the Marbles fold down rear sight didnt work to well w...
by Wildgoose
Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:40 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: What goes around comes around ( I guess)
Replies: 2
Views: 1502

Re: What goes around comes around ( I guess)

Rifles like this really get to me. I have a soft spot for once proud old hunting guns. They are still usable firearms from a golden age in this country now past. But have fallen into strange hands and for reasons I cant ever fathom been cosmetictly ruined. This one makes me want to buy it and grab m...
by Wildgoose
Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Loose Barrel Jacket Fix
Replies: 12
Views: 8151

Re: Loose Barrel Jacket Fix

Sounds like the barrel jacket was screwed in at the factory,drilled, pined and never came loose as some do. This means that the pin didn't auger out its hole and allow the cycling of the rifles action to loosen the threaded connection between the jacket and head. So now the threads are bonded most l...
by Wildgoose
Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Model 8 In The Movies
Replies: 6
Views: 2630

Model 8 In The Movies

Our favorite rifle is a movie star. I happened to watch the film Public Enemies this last week end. It is the story of John Dillinger and Melvin Purvis. In many of the scenes in the film a Model 8 is present in the hands of lawmen. I saw this film in the theater some time ago but never noticed it. T...
by Wildgoose
Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Interesting Model 14 on GB, But...
Replies: 1
Views: 1748

Interesting Model 14 on GB, But...

This one cought my eye, looks good and the starting price has my interest. But, I am a little put off by the drilled and taped holes right in top of the chamber area of the barrel. That and the rear sight looks like it may not be the correct one and is missing the elevator. What do you guys think? H...
by Wildgoose
Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Rem. Mod 14 Question
Replies: 1
Views: 1774

Re: Rem. Mod 14 Question

:?: I'm in the process of cleaning up and working on my Model 14. I immediatly noticed that my disassembly book doesn't show the thumbnail bolt lock safety that my Model 14 has. In checking Gunbroker.com I could only find 1 other 14 with the same bolt safety. The seller referred to the rifle as a 1...
by Wildgoose
Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Parts gun? Or just needs TLC
Replies: 3
Views: 1739

Re: Parts gun? Or just needs TLC

Tell you what guys. That is really a pretty darn nice rifle for someone looking for a hunter/shooter. No need to baby it or leave it a home if the weather is bad. Stick a tang sight on it with the fold down leaf already in place and its good to go hunting. But, for all that in my book shes a $300-$3...
by Wildgoose
Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Unusual .35 Rem Autoloader
Replies: 1
Views: 1494

Re: Unusual .35 Rem Autoloader

If you are interested check out the Great Links section of the list and click on the link to the sister site for vintage semiautomatic rifles. There is a section on these cool old guns. Quite interesting for sure. 8-)
by Wildgoose
Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:55 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Got my Rem 141, 35 Rem today....
Replies: 4
Views: 2571

Re: Got my Rem 141, 35 Rem today....

Western wrote:Before you fire it, post a picture man! What is more important, our curiosity or your fun?
Yea, what he said! ;)
by Wildgoose
Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: CO Mule Deer Hunt
Replies: 3
Views: 4231

Re: CO Mule Deer Hunt

Great story, thanks for taking the time to tell it. I could feel the cold and and bitter/sweet fustration of having a great animal so close but so far. Gald you got one in the end. A trophy for sure. 8-)
by Wildgoose
Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Somethings A Little Off
Replies: 4
Views: 2528

Re: Somethings A Little Off

Its the front sight ramp. On my M14 its an intragal part of the barrel that is machined from the same stock. On this rifle it looks like the longer sweated on sight ramp. This diffrence between the Model 14 and 141 was one of the items changed to speed up production and lower costs. That and the bar...
by Wildgoose
Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Somethings A Little Off
Replies: 4
Views: 2528

Somethings A Little Off

Saw this one on GB. Am I off here or is this a Model 14 with a 141 front end on it? If so I am thinking $300 is a bit to high along with the modified butt stock and all.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =266966650
by Wildgoose
Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas from the Great Model 8!
Replies: 10
Views: 3666

Re: Merry Christmas from the Great Model 8!

Merry Chrismas to all here. May we all take a few moments during our celebrations to reflect on the amazing gift our Lord and Father gave us in His Son Jesus Christ.
And a big THANK YOU to Cam and the crew for another year of the Great Model 8!
by Wildgoose
Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Shot the Model 14
Replies: 5
Views: 2989

Re: Shot the Model 14

Looking forward to receiving mine real soon....and see how it shoots. I really like my Remington pump 22lr, which is of the same design...hope this Rem 141, 35 Rem is as sweet to shoot. Clint I suspect you are in for a real treat Clint. I was prepared for some fairly stout recoil what with a plain ...
by Wildgoose
Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:00 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Shot the Model 14
Replies: 5
Views: 2989

Shot the Model 14

The weather has taken a turn for the somewhat better so I got the Model 14 I picked up out for a test run this last weekend. The old girl has a lot of wear on her and had not been cleaned up for a long time. But, no real issues that would keep it from being a good shooter. As it turned out it shoots...
by Wildgoose
Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Loose Barrel Jacket Fix
Replies: 12
Views: 8151

Loose Barrel Jacket Fix

I picked up a pretty rough M8 in 35 Rem. a few months back. One of its issues was a loose barrel jacket. I just finished getting the problem taken care of. I thought it would be nice to share the experience. First picture is the rifle taken down for the fix. I must say the money for the Circle Branc...
by Wildgoose
Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: REM 14's & 141's
Replies: 13
Views: 7332

Re: REM 14's & 141's

Must be something in the air. I just picked up one too. A .35 M14 made in 1927. Pretty much unaltered near as I can tell. Lots of finish wear but seems to function ok and bore is good. Didn't see anything alarming when I cleaned it up, just lots of old oil and powder fouling. Wood is good but oil so...
by Wildgoose
Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Remington 81 and Doe
Replies: 7
Views: 6229

Re: Remington 81 and Doe

Nice doe, nice shot, nice rifle! I note that it appears you have a Redfield receiver sight on your M81. Did you add that or was it on when you aquired it? 30 or 35 caliber? I took my M81 out for a day this season but didn't get a shot. All the deer we saw were well beyond my open sight comfort zone....
by Wildgoose
Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: REMINGTON MODEL 8 SER.# 288
Replies: 6
Views: 2621

Re: REMINGTON MODEL 8 SER.# 288

Price for these rifles is one of the things that makes them so interesting to me. I have never bought one out here in the great plains at a gun show. The prices are always too high and you really dont see many of them unless its down in Kansas City. Where I live here in Nebraska they are indeed few ...
by Wildgoose
Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Grandaughter and Vintage Remington
Replies: 4
Views: 3689

Grandaughter and Vintage Remington

Well, at least one of the Remington vintagae rifles we were hunting with today made meat. My grandaughter shot this Nebraska buck this morning with her new/old Model 722 in .300 Savage. :D Grandpa was armed with his Model 81 in the same caliber but didn't get a shot this time around. :roll: http://i...
by Wildgoose
Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Rear blade sight removal
Replies: 2
Views: 1580

Re: Rear blade sight removal

Here is what you are looking for. I found this one on e-bay but have also picked another up from one of the listers here. Start looking they are out there. Called a rear sight blank. You use the two mounting screws from the rear sight assembly and the blank takes up the space, its rounded on one sid...