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by Wildgoose
Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Lead Bullets and Heavy Bullets in the .30 Rem Model 81
Replies: 1
Views: 1236

Re: Lead Bullets and Heavy Bullets in the .30 Rem Model 81

Thanks for the write up! I cast and shoot far more CB's than jacketed. Mostly in large caliber single shot rifles like the Remington roller and Sharps using black powder. So any rifle I shoot will sooner or later see some cast slugs. Your work with the .30 Rem M81 will come in handy when I get to tr...
by Wildgoose
Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gun Show Find Today
Replies: 1
Views: 1309

Gun Show Find Today

Went to a local gun show not expecting to find much. No M8's or M81's were there. Walked by a table that one of the better local gun smiths sometimes has if the show is big enough. I was looking throug several little glass topped display boxes that contained old varnier tang sights and such and said...
by Wildgoose
Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:55 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Stith mount wanted *FOUND!*
Replies: 6
Views: 3423

Re: Stith mount wanted

There is an 81 with this mount on it on GB right now. Of course it is not for sale with out the rifle but at least I now know what a Stith mount is and looks like. Very diffrent approach indeed! I have seen two other rifles that were tapped for this type of mount and had wondered juat what the holes...
by Wildgoose
Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:33 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 10
Views: 3034

Re: Introduction

Hello, glad you found the site. I am a newcomer as well and am looking forward to hearing about your rifles. 8-)
by Wildgoose
Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:50 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member looking for info
Replies: 2
Views: 1467

Re: New member looking for info

Welcome! You have come to the right place! I am newcomer myself and came here to learn before I bought my first rifle. Very glad I did, there are folks here that can answer your questions and it's just a darn nice place to share the experience.
by Wildgoose
Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: I got GAS
Replies: 4
Views: 2336

Re: I got GAS

I have been told that Gun Broker+Beer+Credit Card=GUNS. Can't say this from experience as I dont use the beer part but I have it on good authority that its pertty productive for the old collection. :twisted: I did try it with out the beer and it still worked. :D
by Wildgoose
Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Amazed.........
Replies: 3
Views: 1800

Re: Amazed.........

As a late comer to this site I would also like to thank you and of course the others who have put in the time and trouble to create and maintain this great resorce. It has provied both entertainment and valuable information in this new avenue of my life long love of American firearms and history. Ou...
by Wildgoose
Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Reloading for 30 Remington.
Replies: 8
Views: 3240

Re: Reloading for 30 Remington.

RJSPORT,
What alloy are you casting the 31141's out of?
by Wildgoose
Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Local Gun Show
Replies: 11
Views: 3189

Re: Local Gun Show

I was at a large gun show yesterday in Kansas City, KS. We found three 8's and four 81's on the racks. The dealers were fairly knowledgable about the guns and I thought the asking prices were well above the amount I would be willing to pay. Of course I didnt really deal on any of them as my "couch t...
by Wildgoose
Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Found an old 81
Replies: 11
Views: 3633

Re: Found an old 81

I found an old Weaver K 2.5 on GB and took a chance. It turned out to be in pretty good shape and I got it mounted to the rifle. I had to do a "Bubba Fix" on the Weaver mount base to repair a stripped hole. :oops: The proper six screw pattern #4 base has not been made for years and I havent been abl...
by Wildgoose
Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: First trip to the range with my Model 81
Replies: 6
Views: 2408

Re: First trip to the range with my Model 81

Great post. Thanks for taking the time to share your results and observations. Interesting that your rifle throws the cases forward of the rifle. Mine sent all of them just behind me a bit to the right. Other than that it behaved much the same. Easy on the brass and really pretty tame considering al...
by Wildgoose
Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Reloading for 30 Remington.
Replies: 8
Views: 3240

Re: Reloading for 30 Remington.

I use Hornadys 150 grain RN #3035 .308" that is made for the 30-30 Win. They have an exposed lead nose and a crimping groove. You can get them most anywhere bullets are sold. I buy mine at either Scheels or Cabelas. I have the same issue as you with buckhorn style sights. The shorter the sight radiu...
by Wildgoose
Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:37 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Reloading for 30 Remington.
Replies: 8
Views: 3240

Re: Reloading for 30 Remington.

Like you I am just getting started on the .30Rem. I am going to stick with 150 grain Hornady RN and BLC(2) powder. I have had good luck with this combination in 30-30 lever guns in the past. So far I have only test shot my 31 Woodsmaster with the open sights to be sure it was going to function OK. T...
by Wildgoose
Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Its A Keeper!
Replies: 0
Views: 1131

Its A Keeper!

Finally made it above freezing, 52 F in fact! I couldn't get off early so just made it to the range in time for my first few test shots with the .30R Model 81 before the light was gone. It was a long afternoon at work waiting to get off and find out if the old pogo stick was going to go bang and cyc...
by Wildgoose
Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:17 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Ready For First Trip To The Range
Replies: 5
Views: 1876

Re: Ready For First Trip To The Range

The pic really is deceving. When I insert all five rounds there is enough room in the mag. It must be the angle I took it from. That and the cartridge sitting on the floor plate of the mag as a single round its not fully seated back in the clips. Another item too, the new Remiongton cases are pretty...
by Wildgoose
Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Ready For First Trip To The Range
Replies: 5
Views: 1876

Re: Ready For First Trip To The Range

They are out at the limit but I can get five into and out of the mag OK. Most published OAL's I found were listed at 2.525" as you noted. The ones I have vary some due to the exposed lead tips on the bullets and run between 2.535" and 2.570" but seem to work OK. I will see if things are still OK dur...
by Wildgoose
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member
Replies: 2
Views: 1502

Re: New Member

Hello and welcom Crazy8. I am a newbie here myself and had a few questions on the side mount scopes for these rifles too. My first Model 81 came with a slightly damaged mount and rings but no scope. I recieved some very good information and I am sure you will too. I am waiting on a new mount set I f...
by Wildgoose
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Ready For First Trip To The Range
Replies: 5
Views: 1876

Ready For First Trip To The Range

Still working on the scope base and mount and need to locate a vintage scope but everything else is ready for a test shoot. First test loads are .30 Remington brass, 150 grain Hornady .308 RN bullets, 33 grains of BLC(2) and CCI LRP's. Hope to make it out to the range this next week end if the temps...
by Wildgoose
Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 in .25 Rem on GB
Replies: 5
Views: 2202

Re: Model 8 in .25 Rem on GB

I agree, I thought the old girl was a little rough for the asking price but I figuired I would mention it due to the rarity for that caliber. I just knew that they are harder to come by but didnt know what they are really worth. Its watching deals like this that help a newbie like me get a handle on...
by Wildgoose
Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Found an old 81
Replies: 11
Views: 3633

Re: Found an old 81

Great replies to the OP's questions guys. Wildgoose, Your Weaver brand scope mount is was one of the best for the 8/81's. If i'm not mistaken its base uses 6 mounting holes in the receiver. Hope she shoots as good as she looks! Sure enough it has the six hole mount base. Does anyone know if the cur...
by Wildgoose
Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:52 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Serial Number vs Assembly Date, M81
Replies: 2
Views: 1395

Re: Serial Number vs Assembly Date, M81

Hello DWalt, Thanks for sharing your activities with your new old Model 81. I have just started working on one I recently picked up in 30R too. Any information is welcome right now. I wanted to see how your loading with the 30-30 dies works out. I thought about doing this too but was a bit daunted b...
by Wildgoose
Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:23 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Butt Stock Assmebly Issue/Question
Replies: 1
Views: 1320

Butt Stock Assmebly Issue/Question

Hey All, Got the reciever all reassembled, lubed and it is much smoother functioning now. I also know the condition of the internals, bolt lugs, ect. I was feeling pretty proud of myself until I went to replace the butt stock. :? For the life of me I could not get the stock all the way back on and g...
by Wildgoose
Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:18 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Found an old 81
Replies: 11
Views: 3633

Re: Found an old 81

I think I have it just about as far apart as I am going to go on the reciever end. No broken parts or really badly worn ones. Just a lot of years worth of hardened gun oil and powder fouling mix just about every where inside. Some areas of very light rust mostly on the rear buffer spring housing tha...
by Wildgoose
Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Found an old 81
Replies: 11
Views: 3633

Re: Found an old 81 (Up Dated)

The rifle came today. In looking it over all seems to be very good indeed. :D The finish is as I was told and from what I can tell the rifle is functional with no major issues. The scope mount is an interesting item. Its marked as a Weaver 1" Side mount. I am wondering if I will be able to get a rep...
by Wildgoose
Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Buying experience
Replies: 10
Views: 4181

Re: Buying experience

Thanks for sharing your experience. It helps to get some kind of picture on this little corner of the gun market. I will have to admit it has become a pretty fun place to spend some time and for me of late a little money. I bought my first Woodmaster 81 but it has yet to arrive at my dealers, I will...
by Wildgoose
Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 in .25 Rem on GB
Replies: 5
Views: 2202

Model 8 in .25 Rem on GB

I have been watching a couple of auctions on GB and got a notice when this came up today. If anyone is interested:
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewIt ... =203520435
by Wildgoose
Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Question For 81Police
Replies: 3
Views: 1892

Re: Question For 81Police

Absolutly does sir. I was just wondering if your comment was based on collector value and the desire to see straight examples of the original guns still available. Or, if it was possibly that some issue with the safefy or function on the gun may result. If I were to come into posession of a complete...
by Wildgoose
Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:01 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Question For 81Police
Replies: 3
Views: 1892

Question For 81Police

Noted a comment you made in relation to the value of an FN1900. You commented that having a rifle that has had the reciever drilled and taped for a scope mount is never a good thing. If you get a chance could you expand on why you feel that is the case? I have seen several guns in my research that h...
by Wildgoose
Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Found an old 81
Replies: 11
Views: 3633

Found an old 81

Well I am about to take the plunge. I located an 81 in the caliber I wanted, 30 Rem. Its has some charactor and a few issues but the price was right. Going to take a few days to work out the over the net transaction but I should have some pictures in a week or so. And I am quite sure I will be comin...
by Wildgoose
Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:49 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Nebraska Buck
Replies: 1
Views: 1772

Nebraska Buck

My son in law shot this one a week ago on opening day. He used a bolt gun but maybe next year one of us will be using an 81. I think I have found one and am in the process of buying it. Any way, 81police noted in the Welcome Wagon that we have some big bucks here in NE. I do believe this old boy qul...
by Wildgoose
Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Prices and Conditions
Replies: 1
Views: 1746

Prices and Conditions

Well after a couple of weeks looking at the gun auctions and other sorces all I can say is that these guns are truly hard to get a handle on. The more I look into them the more I am sure I am going to pick one up some day but just how is the question. Priceing is all over the place for the most part...
by Wildgoose
Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 2307

Re: 30?

Interesting choice 30Rem, I'm not a reloaded (yet?) why would you choose that one? (I'm allergic to recoil thus I like the 25 but I've noticed that the 30 is not bad at all.) I do a lot of my deer hunting with lever guns in 45, 30 and 40 caliber. I shoot reduced (somewhat anyway) loads with cast le...
by Wildgoose
Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 2307

Re: Hello

Welcome to the website Wildgoose! What sort of ranges (distance) do you shoot in competition, assume a variety of ranges? Y'all got some big bucks in Nebraska. I shoot anywhere between 200 and 1000 yards depending on the game with the black powder cartridge guns. And between 50 and 200 for the leve...
by Wildgoose
Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:00 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 2307

Re: Hello

Thank you for the reply jack1653. I have already learned a good deal from reading present and past posts on the site. Very interesting place indeed. As a bullet caster, reloader and shooter of several obselete cartridges in my Sharps and Rollers I am open to about any of the ones the Model 8/81s wer...
by Wildgoose
Sat Nov 06, 2010 6:30 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 2307

Hello

Just a note to introduce myself. I am a long time shooter,reloader and general gun nut. I shoot both competition and just for fun. DCM, Black Powder Cartridge Shihouette and Creedmore, Muzzle Loaders and Lever Gun. Recently I have been getting interested in the old Remington semi-autos. Been looking...