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by sighthound
Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Model 141 - .35 Rem
Replies: 34
Views: 14316

Re: Model 141 - .35 Rem

That twist in magazine tube was to offset cartridges so they did not line up with bullet point against primer of cartridge ahead, thus preventing an accidental discharge from a jaring or blow to the rifle. Have never seen this feature on any other tubular magazine rifle. Jerry
by sighthound
Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Looking for a single .32 Rem case
Replies: 3
Views: 1663

Re: Looking for a single .32 Rem case

Shoot me an email at sodbuster37@q.com and I will send you a couple, Jerry
by sighthound
Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Trigger Will Not Pull
Replies: 7
Views: 3644

Re: Trigger Will Not Pull

Sounds like this spring has broken off from bolt carrier latch and was interfering with trigger, when you loaned me the parts when I was trying to get old ugly 8 to cycle, there was another complete bolt carrier latch with spring, the 1/8" x 1" is about the size of that spring, I suspect if you repl...
by sighthound
Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Jacks 6th one
Replies: 26
Views: 14066

Re: Jacks 6th one

Congrats Jack, market seems to be getting cornered, way to go. Hope Swedish Fosta Platz is still First Place and #1 in your eye, Jerry
by sighthound
Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: * NEW PAGE CREATED - MODEL 8/81 GRADES
Replies: 6
Views: 3709

Re: * NEW PAGE CREATED - MODEL 8/81 GRADES

BRAVO, AMAZING, Gentlemen,Thank You for this giant leap foreward in information. Jerry
by sighthound
Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Humpback disease
Replies: 16
Views: 5273

Re: Humpback disease

Thanks for the posting offer Mitch, posting will be easier and widely distributed. I had thought the hand written info was posted on this forum but in reviewing am now sure it came from Remington Society site as well as the Tipton posting. Checking my 3 bird Sportsman 11s, one is 1936 like Clints. C...
by sighthound
Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Humpback disease
Replies: 16
Views: 5273

Re: Humpback disease

CRS struck again, forgot to add mailing address to previous post.
Jerry King
3313 Camrose Ln
Boise, ID 83706-2712
by sighthound
Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Humpback disease
Replies: 16
Views: 5273

Re: Humpback disease

See something new daily, makes life and collecting interesting, that serial certainly is 1936 production according to best info I have. Production of 11s supposedly ended in 1948 with introduction of 11-48, however, apparently cleanup production with leftover parts continued, I have seen many 12 ga....
by sighthound
Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Humpback disease
Replies: 16
Views: 5273

Re: Humpback disease

You got a good price on this Clint, these with 3 birds on each side are not encountered often, couple of questions if you don't mind, does the serial of the barrel match the receiver? The reason i ask is I have never seen one of these with 3 bird engraving this late, all I have seen is 1930/31. Howe...
by sighthound
Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Real Real nice accessory add on ...
Replies: 4
Views: 2177

Re: Real Real nice accessory add on ...

Should not do this to old gunnys, makes one want to go to woodshed and cry, Jerry
by sighthound
Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: My First Model 8
Replies: 4
Views: 1912

Re: My First Model 8

Wildgoose, There were folding leaf sights made by King and Lyman and others that were used in conjunction with tang sights because they could fold down flat when using tang sight, since your tang sight is missing this was likely the setup on your rifle, these older folding sights can be very pricey....
by sighthound
Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Scopes for the 8 and 81
Replies: 26
Views: 13396

Re: Scopes for the 8 and 81

Sarge, My two rifles were both done by Roy Buckley, phone 208-459-0978 who lives near me in Idaho. He does excellent work and has over 50 years experience and I wholeheartedly recommend his services from general repair to custom rifle building. My 38-55 is an 1885 Hiwall and the 22 is a Stevens 44. ...
by sighthound
Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Scopes for the 8 and 81
Replies: 26
Views: 13396

Re: Scopes for the 8 and 81

Nothing wrong with using space age compounds for mounting scopes and other work, am sure older guys would have used latest tools for their work. For example when relining barrels the new liner was soldered in, nowdays some smiths, at least, use epoxy compounds to fix the liner in place which is much...
by sighthound
Sat Sep 03, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Second M81 Today
Replies: 36
Views: 14446

Re: Second M81 Today

Might try your local shooting range for pickup brass, some shooters leave it lie. Some ranges let others pick it up, some salvage it and sell and have seen some just sweep it up and throw in trash. Jerry
by sighthound
Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Beautiful ....
Replies: 13
Views: 6029

Re: Beautiful ....

Must be a PHD Bubba, Jerry
by sighthound
Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Get well
Replies: 14
Views: 4569

Re: Get well

Welcome back Mitch, nice to hear you are on the mend. Have missed your comments and insight on this forum. Just occured to me your .69 round ball is also about 16 gauge, no wonder you were hurtin', pleased thats all behind you and you are in recovery mode. Jerry
by sighthound
Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Website suggestions POLL
Replies: 12
Views: 5353

Re: Website suggestions POLL

I am well aware that yours truly is not the brightist bulb in the box but I can't get a selection to register on this survey, what am I doing wrong or not doing? Thanks, Jerry
by sighthound
Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Get well
Replies: 14
Views: 4569

Get well

For those who might not know, our good friend and active member imfuncity (aka) Mitch Silvers is facing serious surgery on August 9. He will be a patient at David Grant USAF Medical Center, 101 Bodin Circle, Travis AFB, CA 94535. I am sure cards, good wishes, hang in theres, cute nurses beware, etc ...
by sighthound
Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 3
Views: 1793

Re: Greetings

Well, congratulations on excellent taste and there is always the option of 8s, FN 1900s and other calibers and variations to add, options are infinite. Welcome and enjoy this forum, Jerry
by sighthound
Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: HELP, Model 8 problem
Replies: 17
Views: 5328

Re: HELP, Model 8 problem

Update on stuck tackdown screw: Got 'er done, after soaking in Coleman lantern/stove fuel for a couple of weeks it came apart, sight screw still will not budge so it is back soaking some more, have not tried to remove barrel nut and will turn it around in solution and soak front end when get sight o...
by sighthound
Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Trials Rifle
Replies: 13
Views: 4479

Re: Trials Rifle

Oops, CRS struck again the 12 bore Prussian imported by Daly was posted by Rem81auto, Sarge's piece which I also admire is the Imman Meffert 2 barrel set on Merkel action and also need to recognize Jack's F Grade model 8. These are all very high quality artistry and in at least some instances made i...
by sighthound
Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Trials Rifle
Replies: 13
Views: 4479

Re: Trials Rifle

Yes, I did place a couple of bids early on, as much to find out where it was as anything and had not seen bids of anyone I knew or was familiar with, sent an email to one person I thought might go after it telling him I was done and he did bid later. This piece was way out of my league, over 10M whe...
by sighthound
Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Trials Rifle
Replies: 13
Views: 4479

Re: Trials Rifle

Rock Island auction in May had 2 F Grade 8s, one sold for about $8600 the other About $9200 including buyers premium. Artistry and quality represented there, but not the scarcity. Would be nice to have both or even one. Jerry
by sighthound
Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: HELP, Model 8 problem
Replies: 17
Views: 5328

Re: HELP, Model 8 problem

Thanks guys, know i'll get 'er done now, Jerry
by sighthound
Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: stock work and rear site
Replies: 2
Views: 1680

Re: stock work and rear site

There is one on fleabay right now with a couple of bids and a couple of days to go, Jerry
by sighthound
Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: HELP, Model 8 problem
Replies: 17
Views: 5328

Re: HELP, Model 8 problem

As an old saying goes, I would procrastinate if could just get around to it, seriously though had some difficulty finding suitable piece of pipe and end cap, Kroil not available locally that I could find, delayed ordering online, rather spendy and hoping to find better deal, tried some spray on Blas...
by sighthound
Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Friends of NRA series
Replies: 4
Views: 2206

Re: Friends of NRA series

Great looking group of teens, well on their way to a life of responsible adults, NRA , volunteers and counselers are to be commended for their involvment with these young folks. Jerry
by sighthound
Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Trials Rifle
Replies: 13
Views: 4479

Trials Rifle

A real prize on GunBroker, original 1921 Trials Rifle, might want to check it out, Jerry
by sighthound
Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Our Three Amigos
Replies: 5
Views: 2952

Re: Our Three Amigos

Very nice company you are keeping with three good friends (Amigos) like these your mother will not worry about the company and friends you have. Jerry
by sighthound
Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: before and after. Mod 8 grade 5 restock
Replies: 15
Views: 6321

Re: before and after. Mod 8 grade 5 restock

Like the post of the rusty piece of junk found in a dump and restored to its glory, you have restored this Royal Bird from a badly damaged Phoenix's ashes. Looking at your stock creation are you by any chance a professional sculptor? Fantastic stock work, will be awaiting new pictures when checkerin...
by sighthound
Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Model 8 - Back fom the dead!
Replies: 8
Views: 4412

Re: Model 8 - Back fom the dead!

Like the legendary Phoenix that rose from ashes, you are to be commended for restoring these "ashes" to a new viable bird that will live on and on. Congratulations on a fine example of the labor of love. Jerry
by sighthound
Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Life is too short to go through it with out a pretty gun
Replies: 21
Views: 8010

Re: Life is too short to go through it with out a pretty gun

Sarge is correct about about the dangers in being critical of others choices and I stand corrected, my intent was to imply the artistic design, engraving, inlays and other embellishments of earlier times is more pleasing for " A prettiest gun", however, from a functional stand point, I most certainl...
by sighthound
Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Life is too short to go through it with out a pretty gun
Replies: 21
Views: 8010

Re: Life is too short to go through it with out a pretty gun

Sarg756, Another example of fine German sporting arms, a classic gallery of great art is building, Jack, am sure you can run with the big dogs here, can't wait to view your post, Jerry
by sighthound
Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Life is too short to go through it with out a pretty gun
Replies: 21
Views: 8010

Re: Life is too short to go through it with out a pretty gun

Classics, that Turnbull restoration is outstanding, the lines from butt through forearm are perfect and the checkering of wrist cheeks and forearm perfectly balanced, work of a master. The 1899s, way ahead of their field, when I look at todays black guns I have to wonder what has happened to our sen...
by sighthound
Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Browning A5 or Remington 11
Replies: 42
Views: 18250

Re: Browning A5 or Remington 11

Just noticed there is a Lyman Cutts boxed set w/5 tubes on fleabay now with only a couple of hours left in case anyone is interested and has not noticed, Jerry
by sighthound
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Takedown Screw Washer
Replies: 2
Views: 1934

Re: Takedown Screw Washer

Knew I had seen a post about these split washers, could not remember which one, (bad case of CRS) so posted a thought under HELP. Noticed a problem while fitting a new forend because the takedown levers tight position was such that the lever moved horozontally rather than verticle like most and with...
by sighthound
Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Browning A5 or Remington 11
Replies: 42
Views: 18250

Re: Browning A5 or Remington 11

Related Trivia, If you have shotgun with a Cutts comp and are interested, look for the wooden box with Lyman's name plate and containg extra choke tubes and a wrench fastened to the back. These apparently were available containing a basic set of 3 extra tubes up to many, I have seen pictures showing...
by sighthound
Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Browning A5 or Remington 11
Replies: 42
Views: 18250

Re: Browning A5 or Remington 11

On the matter of factory installed choke devices, on page 109 of Browning Auto 5 Shotguns by H M Shirley and Anthony Vanderlinden it states Brownings customer service can usually confirm if they installed a Poly Choke, another way to confirm is to unscrew the choke end and look for Browning's dealer...
by sighthound
Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: well....here's my carry case...........
Replies: 14
Views: 5129

Re: well....here's my carry case...........

Very nice breakdown rifle case, Amish leather workers are skilled craftsmen of days past, they have to be using draft horses for farming and making the harness for the animals. A few years ago they made parts for US Cavalry saddels and tack I was restoring, first class items. That Cord automobile ap...
by sighthound
Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: HELP, Model 8 problem
Replies: 17
Views: 5328

Re: HELP, Model 8 problem

Recently noticed a post where someone was commenting on the thin split washer on some takedown screws, didn't register as to why, but today while making a new forearm for an 8 it dawned on me, the takedown lever has to play up and down rather than sideways when tight in order for the forearm to fit ...
by sighthound
Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: HELP, Model 8 problem
Replies: 17
Views: 5328

Re: HELP, Model 8 problem

Mostly have asked for help, now have an item to pass on, not new am sure but recently needing butt stock for an 8 was looking at a cracked Browning A5 english grip (straight grip) stock and wondering if it could be adapted. It was easily fitted, a little wide at receiver but again easily trimmed. Al...
by sighthound
Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: HELP, Model 8 problem
Replies: 17
Views: 5328

Re: HELP, Model 8 problem

Thanks Sarge for the help and tips, since I have mostly been a wood man am lacking in other areas but with your help am learning. Will let you know as soon as I get this baby apart, Thanks again, Jerry
by sighthound
Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: HELP, Model 8 problem
Replies: 17
Views: 5328

Re: HELP, Model 8 problem

Have another disassembly problem, old 1910 25-35 on which the takedown screw will not budge, have tried penatrating oil although am not sure it is getting in to threads, tried heating with torch, maybe not enough. Don't think the lever would take very much pressure without damage. Suspect this gun m...
by sighthound
Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Website additions
Replies: 10
Views: 4650

Re: Website additions

Jim and Bob's disassembly videos are the greatest and must add my Thanks and Appreciation to these Gentlemen for producing and sharing their hard earned and learned information. Takes the mystery and much of the fear out of screwing up something up beyond repair and Thank You Cam for making it possi...
by sighthound
Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Veterans
Replies: 6
Views: 2673

Re: Veterans

Without the service and sacrifice of all citizens in uniform or not we would not have this greatest country for personal freedom and opportunity the world will ever know. I can remember my Great Grandfather, a Captain in Union Cavalry during war between the states, my Grandfather who served in war w...
by sighthound
Tue May 31, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pre Model 11
Replies: 21
Views: 15421

Re: Pre Model 11

Hello Will, Will be pleased to share photos of my 11s, email your street address to gkking@cableone.net and I will pony express copies. Am not good with these confusers (computers), unable to post attachments and can't seem to learn how. Nice to share with others so afflicted, Thanks, Jerry (sightho...
by sighthound
Fri May 27, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Browning A5 or Remington 11
Replies: 42
Views: 18250

Re: Browning A5 or Remington 11

Hello Clint, Have noticed from your posts that you have an interest in Model 11s and the straight (english grip) guns, have tried to post pictures, not successful, if you would care to provide street address, I can pony express some pictures from my collection. Thanks, Jerry King 3313 Camrose Ln Boi...
by sighthound
Sat May 21, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Thanks To One And All & The Great Model 8 Site!
Replies: 2
Views: 1664

Re: Thanks To One And All & The Great Model 8 Site!

Total agreement with Bob and Clint, this forum and site is indispensible for those afflicted with our passion. Thank you Cam.
Best regards, Jerry
by sighthound
Thu May 19, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Browning A5 or Remington 11
Replies: 42
Views: 18250

Re: Browning A5 or Remington 11

Both Browning and Remington made straight grip (English Grip) models, popular in europe and with trap shooters, Browning's original FN A5s had this style, Remington's 1905-1910 pre 11 models included their No. 3 trap Grade, Model 11C Trap models incorporated the straight grip and apparently were ava...
by sighthound
Tue May 17, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Browning A5 or Remington 11
Replies: 42
Views: 18250

Re: Browning A5 or Remington 11

My shotgun use started as a kid growing up on a farm during the 1930s and using my Fathers 12 ga Model 11 Remington, nicest shotgun in the valley and it helped put much meat on the table and elimate many predators. Low base ammo was about a dollar per box and high base a little more. Have collection...