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by sighthound
Sun May 15, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Serial numbers and production dates
Replies: 14
Views: 8002

Re: Serial numbers and production dates

The gun was priced like a model 8, grandson of WWII Veteran was known to shop owner in small Idaho farming community, they knew it was of foreign manufacture and war trophy and had been used for many years for big game hunting. It has been drilled for scope mount, worm eaten buttplate, small chip at...
by sighthound
Sat May 14, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Serial numbers and production dates
Replies: 14
Views: 8002

Re: Serial numbers and production dates

Found FN 336 in a pawn shop today, according to an earlier post in this section 2909 rifles were produced between 1910 and 1921 a little under 300 average per year, does anyone have a more detailed breakdown per year. These numbers would indicate first or second year for this old timer. A little his...
by sighthound
Tue May 10, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 & 81 disassembly video
Replies: 3
Views: 2321

Re: Model 8 & 81 disassembly video

Cam, Thank you so very much for your help, following your advice changing the safety was so simple and easy I am embarassed to admit I had a problem, but better embarassed than forever dumb, Thank you again and best regards, Jerry
by sighthound
Tue May 10, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 & 81 disassembly video
Replies: 3
Views: 2321

Re: Model 8 & 81 disassembly video

Watched Jim's video and found very informative, Thank You for posting. I need to replace the safety on an 8 because of a bent lever and stripped stud, it is the type with screw holding outside lever. How does one remove the old safety, can the pin be driven out from left side, seems very tight, does...
by sighthound
Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: HELP, Model 8 problem
Replies: 17
Views: 5328

HELP, Model 8 problem

HELP-Have an 8, 24M serial, 1924 vintage that will not cycle, when bolt is pulled back it locks and will not release and go forward. It will cycle if bolt carrier latch (part #29) and spring (part # 21) are removed and left out, however, could not be used or fired. I borrowed some parts from jack 16...
by sighthound
Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Whats behind your buttplate?
Replies: 16
Views: 5224

Re: Whats behind your buttplate?

Heard a rattle and found a bolt carrier latch (part #20) in there, spare or replaced part? Jerry
by sighthound
Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington Model 8 serial number:
Replies: 4
Views: 2663

Re: Remington Model 8 serial number:

Picture is not clear but looks like rifle may have been buffed and reblued which might indicate missing and offset number and coincidently I saw a number 7 special grade rifle at Boise gun show about 2 years ago. Was a walkin, bought by a dealer for $350 before I saw it, sob,sob, this dealer later t...
by sighthound
Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Retro Deer Rig Ready To Go!
Replies: 9
Views: 3789

Re: Retro Deer Rig Ready To Go!

Wonder if those K 2.5 were popular on these or just a poormans Alaskan, have one similar to yours and have seen others. Is your mount offset (Williams mount) to left like mine. Not comfortable to use since have to hold head away from stock. Possibly used for for spotting or longer range aiming while...
by sighthound
Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Remington Model 11 Age?
Replies: 4
Views: 2730

Re: Remington Model 11 Age?

Forgot to address the REP which I think is a Remington proof mark and anchor which I think is some kind of internal factory mark. jerry
by sighthound
Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Remington Model 11 Age?
Replies: 4
Views: 2730

Re: Remington Model 11 Age?

According to the limited info I have the date code OX is for July, 1929 and serial 359xxx is also 1929 falling between 357432 and 375075 of the 17644 produced in 1929 all in 12 gauge, production of 20 gauge began in 1930 and 16 gauge in 1931 with introduction of the Sportsman 3 shot models, however,...
by sighthound
Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pre Model 11
Replies: 21
Views: 15421

Re: Pre Model 11

Was informed of the serial number on this 44944 which would make it a 1907 pre-11 #3 Trap Grade originally but obviously has had many things done to it since was made 104 years ago. jerry
by sighthound
Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pre Model 11
Replies: 21
Views: 15421

Re: Pre Model 11

Gun appears to be or was a later pre-11 #3 Trap Grade, because of the larger bolt release button or an early 11C Trap Grade because of serial ahead of loading port. I have a pre-11 1908 gun with larger bolt release button, before that they were smaller and a model 11 1924 gun with serial on left sid...
by sighthound
Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: National Gun Day show
Replies: 2
Views: 1746

Re: National Gun Day show

Civil War Carbines, Have you ever seen a Starr with First Arkansas Union Cavalry markings? Apparently this unit was the only unit to stamp these with their name and company. My great grandfather Capt. George Reeves King served with this unit in Missouri and Arkansas in Company E. Would be interested...
by sighthound
Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pre Model 11
Replies: 21
Views: 15421

Re: Pre Model 11

Just tried to post serial and production information on Remington model 11 and Sportsman I have, hope anyone can make sense out of it, am not good with computers and effort did not print out in table form typed in, good luck reading this, Jerry
by sighthound
Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pre Model 11
Replies: 21
Views: 15421

Re: Pre Model 11

Typo on my first post, should read 1905 has remington and Browning patent info on left side of receiver, later on barrel and nothing on receiver. I wish I had knowledge of complete and reliable information on Remington pre 11, 11s and Sportsman models. Information I have came from Remington web page...
by sighthound
Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Removing Oil Stains
Replies: 26
Views: 8834

Re: Removing Oil Stains

Here is a method of removing oil stains from a stock. Use a blueing tank with heat source, fill partly with water, add a cup of cleaning agent tri sodium phosphate, heat to just under boiling point, lay in stock with brick on top to keep submerged, leave about 10 minutes, remove and wipe off, go ove...
by sighthound
Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: C&R Transfers
Replies: 5
Views: 2318

Re: C&R Transfers

Once had a C & R and did ship and receive directly, some dealers will not ship to C & R because they can't check on ATF web site to determine validity or so they say, area of location seems to make a difference, those in high crime areas, more restrictive states, cities seem less willing to accept C...
by sighthound
Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pre Model 11
Replies: 21
Views: 15421

Re: Pre Model 11

Yes, the 11s are great also, I evolved from using my fathers 11 to 8s, pre 11s have interesting history, FN A5s likely would never happened if Remingtons CEO had not died suddenly while Browning was waiting to discuss his new automatic shotgun. After Browning rejected Winchesters offer and upheaval ...
by sighthound
Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: FN MOD 1900 AND REM 8 FOR SALE
Replies: 6
Views: 4966

Re: FN MOD 1900 AND REM 8 & 81'S FOR SALE

Are these still available? If so, please email pictures to me at gkking@ cableone.net, Thanks, jerry
by sighthound
Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: My disaster, almost!
Replies: 12
Views: 5170

Re: My disaster, almost!

Nice looking Browning A5, appears to be made after 1909 because of that type safety which replaced the previous susicide inside trigger guard, you did excellent job cleaning off the rust and restoring finish. Thanks for passing method and tip on how to, sighthound
by sighthound
Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: collection
Replies: 0
Views: 1224

collection

Have been thinking that since I am getting along in years I should see if my collection might like to find a new home. I have 9 8's, 5 81's and a 1900. I would like to let them go as a collection if possible and would be helpful if they could be picked up. Also have some Savage 1899/99's, Marlin lev...
by sighthound
Sat May 29, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN Model 1900
Replies: 10
Views: 6542

Re: FN Model 1900

Nice rifles and 3 is very nice collection, had thought until recently these were only sold in europe but later information indicates FN 1900's were sold in Canada also, I have one that came from Sweden via a Mormon Missionary that encountered the rifle during his church work there. The rifle had bee...
by sighthound
Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Guess what I found? (now with pics)
Replies: 10
Views: 6859

Re: Guess what I found? (now with pics)

As to the suggestion about military use, John Henwood's book begining on page 30 details French military purchase of FN 1900s, Remington 8s and Winchester 1907 and 1910 semi auto rifles for use by Air Service in 1914 before suitable machine guns were developed. Remington modified a few 8s, a fullsto...
by sighthound
Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Guess what I found? (now with pics)
Replies: 10
Views: 6859

Re: Guess what I found? (now with pics)

Correction on date of manufacture should read between 1910 and 1929 rather than first year 1929, Sighthound
by sighthound
Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Guess what I found? (now with pics)
Replies: 10
Views: 6859

Re: Guess what I found? (now with pics)

you are one lucky dog, these are hard to find, only about 4100 ever made and for sale in europe, few made it to North America, serial on yours indicates first year production in 1929, yours is the more scarce model without barrel rib, yours has been used, looks to have had new stock finish and butt ...
by sighthound
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Military/Trials Model 8, recreated
Replies: 13
Views: 5631

Re: Military/Trials Model 8, recreated

For those who might be interested in recreating the military and trials Remington 8's this is how I did it. First cut an oversize rough blank from plain straight grain black walnut or what ever you have. Cut the fullstock into leaving enough wood for both stock and handguard, same for trials except ...
by sighthound
Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Another new guy
Replies: 21
Views: 8143

Re: Another new guy

These 3 bird pattern seem to be on early 3 shot sportsman models with vent ribs, better wood and better coverage checkering made in 1930 and 1931, they came in all three gauges, another interesting variation is the American Browning made for Browning during WWII while Belgium was occupied by Germany...
by sighthound
Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Another new guy
Replies: 21
Views: 8143

Re: Another new guy

It has been said collecting is a disease, certainly can be an addiction and humpbacks are both for me. ROBO , I see you have nice looking 8, 81 and 11 models and all very desireable and span about the same time period. For the shotguns I say do not overlook Pre-11 Remington, Browning and Savage. Sav...
by sighthound
Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hello! I'm new here
Replies: 5
Views: 2489

Re: Hello! I'm new here

Yes, I can do that by snail mail. Those 2 variations were so limited and most of us will never be able to see the real McCoy, maybe others would like to add a look alike to their collections. I am not a gunsmith, just a hobby and am sure others could do a more professional job, however, all should n...
by sighthound
Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello! I'm new here
Replies: 5
Views: 2489

Re: Hello! I'm new here

Will be glad to mail you a print by snail mail, I did not get involved with computers until I was 80 and have not figured out how to do much except email and surf, if you would care to give me an address or PO box, will mail a print, I live in Idaho, Sighthound
by sighthound
Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Another new guy
Replies: 21
Views: 8143

Re: Another new guy

Nice collection of Humpbacks both rifle and shotgun which I also collect, you are probably aware, but for what its worth the 11s with duck and pheasant engravings come in 2 variations, a single bird and 3 birds on each side.
Sighthound
by sighthound
Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello! I'm new here
Replies: 5
Views: 2489

Re: Hello! I'm new here

Has anyone ever seen a Military Model 8s Remington Full-Stocked Match Rifle or a U.S. Trials Rifle as shown in John Henwood's book "The Great Remington 8 and 81 Rifles? For my collection, knowing I would never have them, I made a fullstock forearm and handguard, fitted barrel bands, sling swivels an...
by sighthound
Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: What is this FN worth???????????????
Replies: 2
Views: 2421

Re: What is this FN worth???????????????

Worth or Value? Depends on the individual and condition. Have only seen 2 on internet auction, both went around $2300, guide books quote less, but my opinion of these books is while they do provide some information they are of limited use. Sighthound