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by Wildgoose
Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Well Heck!
Replies: 7
Views: 4013

Re: Well Heck!

Thanks Bob for the expert assessment. As you say it makes for a good story and adds interest to the gun for this area. Before it came along I never even knew about the bank robbery. It may well have belonged to the Lincoln department at some point in its 86 years but if it did it really doesn't add ...
by Wildgoose
Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Well Heck!
Replies: 7
Views: 4013

Re: Well Heck!

Cam, Here are some quick and dirty pics of the markings on the rifle. Seems its the real deal. In 1930 the Lincoln Bank and Trust was indeed robbed by machinegun wielding men in a black Buick who relieved the institution of $2,500,000 dollars leading to its liquidation. A news paper article on the N...
by Wildgoose
Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: HELP!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 5472

Re: HELP!!!!

Hey savagebrother, You are in a bad spot. The tang screws are very hard to find. I have been looking for one for a few years now. I hit a lot of big gun shows and none of the vintage gun parts dealers I have consulted have them. It is a part that often gets cross treaded as it can be very hard to ge...
by Wildgoose
Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Well Heck!
Replies: 7
Views: 4013

Well Heck!

Just about the time I had stayed "on the wagon" from my old Remington addiction long enough to think I was safe I ran to this guy at the range. He says his brother is selling an old Remington Model 81 and someone had told him I might be interested. Well, being on the wagon and all I said most likely...
by Wildgoose
Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Did anyone see that Model 8 sell for nearly $3000 on GB??
Replies: 16
Views: 7698

Re: Did anyone see that Model 8 sell for nearly $3000 on GB?

I agree with Bob @ S&S. I have been to several gun shows here in the mid west this late winter and have found the asking prices to be, lets say, optimistic. However I didn't really talk to the sellers as there was nothing I was truly interested in buying and I don't like wasting peoples time unless ...
by Wildgoose
Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Barrel tools
Replies: 3
Views: 3098

Re: Barrel tools

81police wrote:I believe Bob with Circle B Ranch ceased production of his barrel tool set.

You'll have to improvise, one suggestion is using a Winchester Winchoke spanner wrench for the barrel nut.
Wow Cam, I didn't know that. I am really glad I went ahead and picked up a set when they were available.
by Wildgoose
Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Will any .35 Remington round work in the 8/81?
Replies: 1
Views: 2519

Re: Will any .35 Remington round work in the 8/81?

Pretty basic question. Will any .35 Remington round (rounded bullet, pointed, flat-nosed) function in the 8/81? Thanks. TS I have used both RN and SP bullets in my 35 Model 8 without any issue. I haven't tried any FN but I cant see where a little experiment would hurt. My well be OK. Others here ma...
by Wildgoose
Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: Youngest Grandson's First Deer
Replies: 5
Views: 5854

Youngest Grandson's First Deer

This deer season marked the end of one our families deer hunting "firsts". We hunt as a family every year and as the grandchildren have come of age and put in the time on the range and sat out in the stands for a year or two to watch and learn they have gone on their first hunt. This year my 11 year...
by Wildgoose
Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 81 with a compass in the stock
Replies: 5
Views: 3772

Re: 81 with a compass in the stock

I saw something interesting today. Background-- I bought a model 81 a couple of months ago, a .300 Savage made in December 1945. I had always wanted one and I finally got one. This one has a little personality. In addition to overall Very Good condition, there is a little compass, about the size of...
by Wildgoose
Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Early Model 8 Firing Pin
Replies: 5
Views: 3803

Re: Early Model 8 Firing Pin

So how did it work out? Do you have a shooter now? I just love a good drama. ;)
by Wildgoose
Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hand loaded ammo
Replies: 4
Views: 2353

Re: Hand loaded ammo

Chances are that the handloads were not fully resized and there for would not chamber in your rifle. It is very possible your friend has his resizing die set so that the base of the case is not being fully pushed into the die. This may not cause a problem with his lever gun but will with your auto l...
by Wildgoose
Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB M81 Tang Screw
Replies: 2
Views: 2664

Re: WTB M81 Tang Screw

Guess there was no luck with "Joe" @ Aperturesnmore. Other than scouring the gunshows and Fleabay the following sources are about all I can advise.If they don`t have it, only thing I could suggest would be retapping and rethreading what you have. (507) 685-4243 or 4244 Ahlmans (605) 343-9544 Jack F...
by Wildgoose
Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB M81 Tang Screw
Replies: 2
Views: 2664

WTB M81 Tang Screw

In need of a Tang Screw for my Model 81. So far haven't had much luck finding one.
by Wildgoose
Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: The Best Things In Life
Replies: 7
Views: 5718

The Best Things In Life

Twelve year old grandson put in a summer at the range, earned his hunter safety card and spent last year in the deer stand observing how the game is played. It all came together on opening day of firearm season with a one shot clean kill on his first deer just before the snow hit. No coaching needed...
by Wildgoose
Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: In Need Of A Screw
Replies: 3
Views: 2028

Re: In Need Of A Screw

Those screws do have a tendency to strip due to misalignment on reassembly. The tang is sprung somewhat and makes it difficult to get it to line up straight. Many of us here have had success with the hard to find screws for our 8`s and 81`s by contacting Joe Petrone at Aperturesnmore email is joe@a...
by Wildgoose
Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: In Need Of A Screw
Replies: 3
Views: 2028

In Need Of A Screw

See pic, I have a stripped butt stock screw on my M81 30Rem. I was planning on using it this deer season and discovered a loose butt stock just before the season opener. Seems that the original screw has suffered from wear and has had the threads flattened to the point it will not hold tension and t...
by Wildgoose
Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Angry as heck, gun shop issues.
Replies: 26
Views: 11766

Re: Angry as heck, gun shop issues.

Wow,great end to a long and frustrating story. Since falling in love with these old rifles I have seen quite a few that have been unfortunately "modified" in one way or another. I very much agree that if one finds an unmolested rifle it should be treated as the prize that it is. Plenty of them out t...
by Wildgoose
Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:08 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Inherited .35 Model 81 kreiger?
Replies: 7
Views: 4571

Re: Inherited .35 Model 81 kreiger?

Wow! What a wonderful gift from your grandparents. A very unique M81 with family history to boot. It just doesn't get any better than that. 8-) Thanks for sharing.
by Wildgoose
Sun May 25, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: First Impressions of my 81!
Replies: 5
Views: 2960

Re: First Impressions of my 81!

I don't know Jim. Everyone's idea of what constitutes brutal recoil is different but I really don't feel that any of my Model 8 or 81 rifles are all that bad. Even the 300 Savage is what I would call stout but not brutal. I kind of wonder about the ammo you are using. As I don't have a 32 I cant giv...
by Wildgoose
Sun May 25, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Of Scopes and Hunting Model 81
Replies: 2
Views: 2369

Of Scopes and Hunting Model 81

My first "Spring Pole" was a Model 81 in 30Rem. It came with one of the old Lyman #4 side mounted scope bases attached but missing the rings and of course no scope. I didn't just want to pull the mount off and have the four holes in the receiver left so I went about finding what I needed to do to ge...
by Wildgoose
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Hornady FTX Bullets
Replies: 2
Views: 1996

Hornady FTX Bullets

The questions about Hornady FTX ammo prompted me to post this for anyone who may be interested. The reloading component shortage situation led me to buy a box of the Hornady 200 grain FTX bullets. I was looking for any brand of 35 caliber 150 or 200 grain jacketed round nose slugs. There were none t...
by Wildgoose
Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:49 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 81 Barrel Assembly Question
Replies: 5
Views: 2679

Re: Model 81 Barrel Assembly Question

The jacket head is held in place after being threaded on to the sleeve by a small pin. This pin can be hard to see on the outside of the jacket head but its there. The pin must be driven out with a punch after removing the barrel from the jacket. If you do take it down you may want to use a slightly...
by Wildgoose
Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Long wait for brass
Replies: 26
Views: 15441

Re: Long wait for brass

Seems that 35 Remington is now hard to come by as well. This whole "shortage" thing is getting very old indeed. I lucked across a 100 lot of 35 Rem at a gun show yesterday but have not been able to find any on line for some time now. Brass dealer I bought from told me that the manufactures are just ...
by Wildgoose
Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 1 inch scope question
Replies: 3
Views: 2056

Re: 1 inch scope question

Depending on where your mount places the scope in relation to the ejection path of the fired cases one like this may work. I considered one of these for my M81 but I don't think it would work with my mount. http://www.amazon.com/Bushnell-Illuminated-Reticle-Short-Range-Riflescope/dp/B004NK580U/ref=s...
by Wildgoose
Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:47 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 1 inch scope question
Replies: 3
Views: 2056

Re: 1 inch scope question

There are several to choose from. The one inch tube is common. Be prepared to pay as much for the scope as you did for the rifle. ;) What mount do you have? The style of scope you may want to use will have an effect on what you can get with an illuminated reticle. Some scope configurations can cause...
by Wildgoose
Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: What caliber is best for reloading?
Replies: 6
Views: 2840

Re: What caliber is best for reloading?

Phyrbird wrote:If I were you I'd aim for 35 Rem or 300 Sav. You can find 35 Rem fairly easy, same for 300Sav. Both are still in production, plus 300 Savage can be made by sizing a 308 in the 300 Savage sizer die.
I've bought both new in the last year if it helps.
I totally agree. 35 Rem or 300 Savage.
by Wildgoose
Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: did a search, couldn't find anything current about pricing.
Replies: 11
Views: 4472

Re: did a search, couldn't find anything current about prici

If I were you in this case I would try and sell the pistol on line. I really doubt that the pawn shop is going to give you anything that I would call a good deal. I personally wouldn't go $500 on the rifle but if I wanted it bad enough I might offer to go as far as $425 to see if they might budge on...
by Wildgoose
Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: did a search, couldn't find anything current about pricing.
Replies: 11
Views: 4472

Re: did a search, couldn't find anything current about prici

rem81auto wrote:$350.00
I agree. This is top dollar for a well used but functional altered rifle.
by Wildgoose
Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: barrel jacket moves in all directions
Replies: 1
Views: 2220

Re: barrel jacket moves in all directions

Interesting issue. I would wonder if possible the pin is missing or sheared off and the jacket is actually a turn or two out allowing for it to move in and out. Seems hard for it to do that as the threads on the head and jacket are very fine. I will be interested in hearing what you find.
by Wildgoose
Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: weaver scope rings
Replies: 3
Views: 1978

Re: weaver scope rings

Varian, What Sarge756 is saying is true. The newer Weaver #4 set up (left in pic) ring set can be used with the six hole older #4 set (right in pic) but will put the scope to far over the receiver. Jamming due to the ejected cases hitting the scope and bouncing back into the port was the result. I h...
by Wildgoose
Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: .35 Rem cast bullets loads
Replies: 10
Views: 6589

Re: .35 Rem cast bullets loads

Phyrbird wrote:Is that group at 50 or a 100 yards :?:

My Marlin 1895 45-70 (gone now) would never group that tight even w/ a 9x scope.
50Yards. Benched. Never tried it at 100 on paper but it nails rams at 200 when I do my part.
by Wildgoose
Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: .35 Rem cast bullets loads
Replies: 10
Views: 6589

Re: .35 Rem cast bullets loads

Just for general information I have a cast bullet load I use in my Marlin lever gun for cowboy silhouette work. Its an RCBS 200 grain flat point gas check cast from wheel weights. Loaded over 21 grains of IMR-4198. Just enough to knock over the rams at 200 yards. I plan on trying it in my M8 but don...
by Wildgoose
Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Range Day (UPDATED)
Replies: 0
Views: 1304

Range Day (UPDATED)

Can't believe that its been quite a few months since the last time I shot my Model 8 35 Rem. Put forty rounds through it using hand loads with 200 and 225 grain SPs. I loaded these some time back and decided to see how the old girl was shooting. Averaged about 3.5" at 100 yards with both loads. Good...
by Wildgoose
Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Reload ideas for Model 81 in 300 Savage
Replies: 7
Views: 4772

Re: Reload ideas for Model 81 in 300 Savage

Hi All,
I use 39.5 grains of H4895, Hornady 150 grain SP, CCI 200 LRP and Remington Brass. Runs about 2500 fps out of the M81. Very good accuracy and a proven deer killer.
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by Wildgoose
Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:43 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Firing pin spring questions?
Replies: 7
Views: 4683

Re: Firing pin spring questions?

Sorry guys but I cant say as to fitting a spring to the older M8. I have left mine as is with out any issues and dont recall anyone one talking about adding a buffer or recoil spring to one. Maybe someone with knowledge on this may comment.
by Wildgoose
Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Firing pin spring questions?
Replies: 7
Views: 4683

Re: Firing pin spring questions?

I had the same question on my first M8. It was an early production rifle, they do indeed not have a spring. You have already delt with the one issue that can be a danger that being peening on the firing pin base. If it has become peened it can stick with the pin in the forward position and cause dis...
by Wildgoose
Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: .30 REMINGTON FMJ AMMO
Replies: 9
Views: 3221

Re: .30 REMINGTON FMJ AMMO

TMB wrote:What's one of the tang sights worth?
Depends on the model and its condition. They bring pretty good money but some models go for more than others. Top price is if it comes with mounting screw and does not require any mods to the gun to mount.
by Wildgoose
Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:11 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: WINDAGE ADJUSTMENT
Replies: 4
Views: 3346

Re: WINDAGE ADJUSTMENT

I use a brass pin punch and small hammer. Drift until group is center. I like to set it at 100 yards on a fairly calm day.
by Wildgoose
Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Installed my Dockendorff front sight on an M8
Replies: 3
Views: 2398

Re: Installed my Dockendorff front sight on an M8

I just got one with the gold cross hairs on gunbroker , do not have it in my hand yet .The pictures of it looked reddish , not blue or black . Does anyone know if a sight like this can be blued in a tank to match the barrel ? Also how did the gun shoot with it ? I'm pairing it up with the Lyman ape...
by Wildgoose
Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Remington 14: brass "cartridge head" on the receiver --> ???
Replies: 5
Views: 3399

Re: Remington 14: brass "cartridge head" on the receiver -->

Just saw your post. I have been told that it serves as a pressure relief in the event of a case rupture. The early guns had the port covered with a disc resembling a primer. Later guns were just left open. Kind of a nice touch to make it look like a case head with the caliber of the gun on it. Dont ...
by Wildgoose
Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: difficult safety-sometimes
Replies: 5
Views: 2542

Re: difficult safety-sometimes

Hello, All of my 8 and 81 rifles were in need of a cleaning and inspection to achieve correct assembly and safe function. I would highly recomend striping the action and have a look. If there is a problem with the safety other than grime and hardened old lube you should be able to spot it. There are...
by Wildgoose
Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Remington Model 14 help please
Replies: 5
Views: 4417

Re: Remington Model 14 help please

It does look like your rifle is a factory carbine and a nice old gun. However, I don't like to contradict another poster, but I'm pretty confident your rifle is not a "C" grade. Most 14R's (carbines) had straight stocks, while most 14 A's(standard rifle) had the semi pistol grip stocks. The wood on...
by Wildgoose
Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Remington Model 14 help please
Replies: 5
Views: 4417

Re: Remington Model 14 help please

Pretty much looks like just what your dad said it is. A model 14R carbine in 32 Remington. The barrel length for these was listed at 18.5 inches. Your gun seems to be an unaltered C GRADE (semi pistol grip & cap with upgraded wood) rifle. The ammo can be made from 30 Rem brass by running it through ...
by Wildgoose
Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: full mag only jam
Replies: 16
Views: 5885

Re: full mag only jam

Hi btinlin, Interesting question as it has come up before. I have a M81 in .300 Savage that I cannot load more than four rounds in. When I asked about this some of the listers responded that they too could not load more than four rounds as well. This was also noted by a few with the M81 in .35 Rem. ...
by Wildgoose
Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Crazy man on Harley
Replies: 2
Views: 1683

Re: Crazy man on Harley

Totally Cool Pitchy! :lol: And that side hack is just astounding!
by Wildgoose
Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:07 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: First Hunt with my Model 8
Replies: 6
Views: 5824

Re: First Hunt with my Model 8

Congratulations Dooley on both the hunt with and repair of your Model 8. Great write ups I enjoied reading on both counts. Your experience with the M8 is a perfict example of just how much fun and satisifaction these old guns can be. :)
by Wildgoose
Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Doe With the M81
Replies: 5
Views: 4267

Re: Doe With the M81

81police wrote:Great picture Wildgoose, can I put it in our picture gallery?!
That would be fine with me.
by Wildgoose
Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Doe With the M81
Replies: 5
Views: 4267

Re: Doe With the M81

Mornin Pitchy,
No, its one I bought to use for my Hawkin muzzle loader many years ago. Can't even remember who the maker was. It has come in handy for use with my 1895 Winchester and the Model 8 and 81's. No need to modify the gun and comes in handy getting into the tree stand and such.
by Wildgoose
Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: Doe With the M81
Replies: 5
Views: 4267

Doe With the M81

Between my grand daughter (Old Remington M722 300 Savage) and myself (M81 300 Savage) we took three bucks and one doe. I had a shot on the only doe just this morning. Finally got a chance to put the old 81 back in action.
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by Wildgoose
Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 35 Rem range report
Replies: 26
Views: 8850

Re: 35 Rem range report

Pitchy, Thanks for your pictures and posts. I have enjoied them greatly. I plan on taking my M81 300 Savage out this next weekend for the firearm deer opener. Mine is set up with a tang peep as well. Its the only way my rapidly fading eyes can hanlde shooting open sights anymore. I tested my ability...