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by sighthound
Sat May 04, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics posted*
Replies: 28
Views: 9228

Re: I got her today, my factory engraved model 8!! *pics pos

Hello mattitude, Nice rifle you have there, there is selected pages from 1909 Remington catlog posted on this forum, at that time your rifle would have been called No. 4 Grade, you might want to look at these pages. With clean plain models going and asking nearly as much as yours you did OK and you ...
by sighthound
Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: .30 rem ammo
Replies: 5
Views: 2564

Re: .30 rem ammo

Thanks imfuncity, point well taken, henceforth any posts will be confined to the purpose this forum was established, sharing information, experiences and knowledge on The Great Model 8 and its cousins 81 and 1900. Jerry
by sighthound
Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: .30 rem ammo
Replies: 5
Views: 2564

Re: .30 rem ammo

With money as cheap as it is and Fed creating more each day out of thin air anything you want and can get with this near worthless currency, go for lt, at least you will have something of value.
by sighthound
Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: other hobbies - plastic modeling
Replies: 16
Views: 5459

Re: other hobbies - plastic modeling

If you do not already have one what you may need is a 3D printer to craft these plastic parts, have never seen one but demo videos are amazing. Could also make gun parts since machines are being developed to use metal for fabrication of parts.
by sighthound
Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lost our Snoopy dog.
Replies: 15
Views: 5372

Re: Lost our Snoopy dog.

Pitchy as you well know these pets are us and we are them bonded tightly, Dogs and Horses have too short of life spans or perhaps we hang around too long. All we can do however is provide a good home for all companions and return the loyalty and companionship they share with us.
by sighthound
Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New guy could use a hand.
Replies: 12
Views: 5594

Re: New guy could use a hand.

Saw the comments about GB help, my experience is that it is not much, 99% of deals are honest because sellers are honest, there are a few bad apples everwhere and if seller wii not take it back don't expect help from GB I think their rules have no teeth and are unenforceable. When you consider the s...
by sighthound
Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Model 11 or Savage 720 magazine tube questions
Replies: 15
Views: 11579

Re: Model 11 or Savage 720 magazine tube questions

My ca 1948 Remington Arms Repair Manual says, "Remove magazine stop screw from right side of receiver at front end and unscrew magazine from receiver." Probably will take a long soak in solvent to loosen many years of dried oil.
by sighthound
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Gonna thin the herd ....
Replies: 19
Views: 6131

Re: Gonna thin the herd ....

These were the days and times before political correct was ever heard of and we were still a free republic of free independent self sustaining citizens. Now I read 60% of our citizens receive some sort of payment from government. It is the same old devil and Daniel Webster story over and over, sell ...
by sighthound
Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Ammo Available
Replies: 3
Views: 1957

Re: Ammo Available

The owner must be really proud of this, any chance he might list it on GunBroker after you take what you want? Thanks, jerry
by sighthound
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: The " I Dunno Model 8 " ...
Replies: 4
Views: 2578

Re: The " I Dunno Model 8 " ...

Another thought is that hand grip going up into magazine area might have been a sort of palm rest for offhand position, have to wonder if magazine was shortened maybe only single shot or extend down into hand grip/palm rest, wish the photo poster had access and could examine, location and asking pri...
by sighthound
Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: The " I Dunno Model 8 " ...
Replies: 4
Views: 2578

Re: The " I Dunno Model 8 " ...

Might be some sort of adaption for a set trigger for very light trigger let off, would be interesting to examine the rifle and see how it works.
by sighthound
Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: How many reloaders do we have?
Replies: 41
Views: 16727

Re: How many reloaders do we have?

Since many of us have used a few 22 rim fire ammo this link provides a look at how these are made by the millions. http://www.outdoorhub.com/stories/video-have-you-ever-wondered-how-rimfire-ammunition-is-made/ At gun show here this weekend some asking prices for brick of 22 ammo is $75 per brick. Ap...
by sighthound
Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2nd Amendment Support
Replies: 11
Views: 5210

Re: 2nd Amendment Support

Apparently this womans hatred of firearms began long ago when some of her male co-workers had a lovers quarrel and had a shoot out in the office. Like so many acts of violence seems to me there was a mental health issue there.
by sighthound
Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: model 8 buttstocks
Replies: 1
Views: 1837

Re: model 8 buttstocks

That groove on each side of comb is called fluting, just an added touch of stock makers art and makes more pleasing lines. Have no idea why some have it and some not, just individual stock finishers preference I guess.
by sighthound
Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Obama the Skeet shooter?
Replies: 3
Views: 2399

Obama the Skeet shooter?

Has anyone noticed the picture of Obama supposedly firing a shotgun? It appears to be an over/under double but the smoke expelled looks more like black powder smoke and why is smoke going out right side? If gun was ported seems like it should be going all directions, maybe faulty screwin choke tube?...
by sighthound
Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Lee hand Press
Replies: 4
Views: 2597

Re: The Lee hand Press

Have used one of these to decap cases when shooting black powder silhouette (BPCRS) before dropping cases in cleaning solution to make cleaning easier and prevent corosion. Finished cleaning after shoot was over upon returning home. Handy tool although never used one for reloading. Mighty nice looki...
by sighthound
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FN Briowning A5
Replies: 4
Views: 2339

Re: FN Briowning A5

No question this A5 is a beauty, would like to see it relisted with a lower start and get an idea of what interested collectors would value the piece at.
by sighthound
Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 2nd Amendment Support
Replies: 11
Views: 5210

2nd Amendment Support

Please go to http://www.ruger.com/micros/advocacy/takeAction.html this is an easy way to express your support for our rights guaranteed by 2nd amendment of our Constitution which is under heavy attack right now. Please give serious consideration and act accordingly. Thanks for you time and considera...
by sighthound
Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Remington Model 11 C Grade!
Replies: 3
Views: 3225

Re: Remington Model 11 C Grade!

You have a real prize there, these 11C English stock models are the hardest to find except for engraved models. Yours has top grade english walnut stocks and appears to be in top condition, I have a similar looking one 2984xx made 1925. Price/value, whatever arms length negotian results in so few ar...
by sighthound
Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: sling swivels
Replies: 13
Views: 5429

Re: sling swivels

I would not try to drill a hole in barrel jacket and suggest replacing forearm removal screw with same thread sling swivel for use in field and keeping original screw in place during storage. Another option would be to find new barrel jacket to use with sling.
by sighthound
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: WWII, Iwo Jima, Guam, Pelilu
Replies: 5
Views: 2505

Re: WWII, Iwo Jima, Guam, Pelilu

Imfuncity, I recall your Father and his Brother entered US Army in 1940, went through Pacific campaigns including driving japs out of Phillipines, your Father survived and came home but his Brother was killed there. Must have been very hard for your Dad.
by sighthound
Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Truck
Replies: 10
Views: 4175

Re: New Truck

Pitchy, Sorry to hear of your loss of Snoop Dog, these guys get to be part of family and loss hard to bear. They are are forever loyal and uncomplaining no matter how grouchy and out of sorts we may be.
Note your USAF time, mine was a little earlier USAAC 1943-1946, sort of PA and JR, same family.
by sighthound
Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WWII, Iwo Jima, Guam, Pelilu
Replies: 5
Views: 2505

WWII, Iwo Jima, Guam, Pelilu

Gentlemen,
For a review of the horrors of war and the sacrifices made for all to continue the benefits, including our 2nd Amendment Rights, of living in the greatest country the world has ever known, please go to http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/20 ... -iwo-jima/
by sighthound
Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: 35 Rem Ammo
Replies: 1
Views: 1670

Re: 35 Rem Ammo

Hi Mitch, Suggest hanging onto larger ammo, can't ever tell might run into a paper tiger, ouch! shagy pun. Good shooting. Jerry
by sighthound
Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Adam Lee's Savage 720 project
Replies: 30
Views: 15710

Re: Adam Lee's Savage 720 project

Adam, pleased to see you taking bull by the horns and developing plan to compile information on Savage A5 shotguns, although I have a small collection of these I know almost nothing about production or models. Apparently some parts are interchangeable with Remington Model 11s and have read opinions ...
by sighthound
Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Truck
Replies: 10
Views: 4175

Re: New Truck

Interesting vehicle and configuration, what kind of work is it outfitted for? Thanks, jerry
by sighthound
Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How many reloaders do we have?
Replies: 41
Views: 16727

Re: How many reloaders do we have?

With a shop like this a guy would have to be very hungry to answer call to dinner. Very nice!!!
by sighthound
Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Adam Lee's Savage 720 project
Replies: 30
Views: 15710

Re: Adam Lee's Savage 720 project

Thanks so very much Adam and Roger for the information forthcoming from this investigation of Adams 720. Although I have an A5 collection including those of Savage, this is a new one on me. Roger, you are obviously knowledgable about these, do you have any information on the range of Savage variatio...
by sighthound
Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: My Browning A5
Replies: 13
Views: 5398

Re: My Browning A5

Adam is the collar part of the poly still screwed onto the end of your barrel, I do not recall ever seeing the word poly inscribed on rib or side of barrel, only on the part that screws on the barrel or on the upper part that screws on the base part. Am thinking if this is the case that the top of p...
by sighthound
Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: My Browning A5
Replies: 13
Views: 5398

Re: My Browning A5

Ouch!!! Things that are done by uninformed. The Bubba that put the poly on and the one that cut it off obviously did not know Savage A5s with rib barrels are very scarce and hard to find and a prize for Savage A5 collectors. Savage was a late bloomer to the A5 scene, from about 1930 to 1950. All you...
by sighthound
Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: New Member seeking replacement parts
Replies: 3
Views: 2178

Re: New Member seeking replacement parts

I have a barrel jacket and a 30 cal barrel, no springs, a few other parts, if interested email me at sodbuster37@q.com.
jerry
by sighthound
Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Purchased yesterday > Bullet Hole Art
Replies: 7
Views: 4296

Re: Purchased yesterday > Bullet Hole Art

From bygone days, I recall seeing such demonstrations in the 1930s, representatives from gun and ammo companys put on such demonstrations advertising their companys products. Do not recall any names but as a kid, well remember these events. Wonder if this is still done anywhere? Jerry
by sighthound
Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Gonna thin the herd ....
Replies: 19
Views: 6131

Re: Gonna thin the herd ....

In my experience gun shows have become a waste of time except for seeing and touching base with old friends and acquaintences. Here at least, they have become flea markets of overpriced items the owners must be afraid might sell if priced reasonably. Recently I took 3 model 8s, 1 poor, 1 fair and 1 ...
by sighthound
Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Life
Replies: 4
Views: 2170

Life

Elections over, now all talking heads can shut up, leave us alone and everyone get a life. For me a renewed interest in 8s, 81s, 1900s, A5s, 11s, fine doubles, single shots, Local Gun Show this weekend, hope something will follow me home. Best shooting, collecting, reloading, best health and well be...
by sighthound
Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Need Model 8 Op. Handle
Replies: 4
Views: 2285

Re: Need Model 8 Op. Handle

An operating handle was listed on fleabay recently, sugguest you might contact forum member jack1653@att.net as he has been having FN 1900 op handle parts made.
by sighthound
Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Go Madison Rising
Replies: 4
Views: 2081

Re: Go Madison Rising

Well Pitchy, as you say not your style, nor mine but I'm old, things change and as long as these guys are loyal proud to be Americans, thats what counts. We have a choice on November 6 between a loyal proud American and one that has traveled the world appologizing for Americas past, no one is perfec...
by sighthound
Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Long time no see
Replies: 5
Views: 2411

Re: Long time no see

Too bad your Uncle had to go but that is life, all good things pass and a good thing has passed to you, now you have the opportunity to Honor your Uncle and the rifle. jerry
by sighthound
Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: How many reloaders do we have?
Replies: 41
Views: 16727

Re: How many reloaders do we have?

Reloading in my experience has been a rewarding extension of the pleasures of shooting, collecting, companionship, friendly competition on the range, gaining knowledge of history past and present, a way to spend cold winter days when unsuitable conditions prevail outside. Factory ammo is good and co...
by sighthound
Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Hiwall parts wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 1295

Re: Hiwall parts wanted

No spare action, well anyone wana buy a barrel.
by sighthound
Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Old Ranger photo.
Replies: 12
Views: 4839

Re: Old Ranger photo.

Hey, I love this picture regardles of what the rifle might be. This old Ranger is all decked out in his finery, chaps, stirrups, bridle, scabard, holster, lariat, saddle and thongs all look new. One proud old Ranger in my view and rightly so. Gone but not forgotten. RIP old timer.
by sighthound
Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Hiwall parts wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 1295

Hiwall parts wanted

Wanted flat spring Hiwall action or TLC needed gun for project. I have a #3 barrel and can do wood. Have 8s and an 81 to trade or cash. Thanks, Jerry sodbuster37@q.com
by sighthound
Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Model11or Pre 11 Autoloader
Replies: 2
Views: 2285

Re: Model11or Pre 11 Autoloader

You have a 1905 made Remington Autoloading Gun. Serial number info is confusing and incomplete, I have A Number 1 Standard Grade #554 in my collection. These came in 4 grades #1 Standard, #2 Checkered wood, #3 Trap with straight grip stock and #0 Riot/Messenger Grade. These pre 11 guns were made thr...
by sighthound
Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 9/11 anniversary
Replies: 3
Views: 1673

Re: 9/11 anniversary

In some respects the 9/11/01 attack on our country is more devestating than the Japanese attack on 12/7/41. Beginning in 1941 we mobilized, raised military forces of 16 million men, women and industry converted to war material production to arm and equip our military forces to protect our country an...
by sighthound
Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Odd rear sight
Replies: 3
Views: 1912

Re: Odd rear sight

Would be interesting to know the story behind this rear sight, no doubt it worked, no quick change micrometer adjustment however. Chunk of aluminum, hacksaw, file, screws scavanged from something, maybe depression era do it yourself. Lyman 5 combination sort of like the Beach front sight would have ...
by sighthound
Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PHOTOS OF ALL GREAT MODEL 8 MEMBERS
Replies: 26
Views: 11541

Re: PHOTOS OF ALL GREAT MODEL 8 MEMBERS

Very sad there is no Second Amendment language in the Greek and other countries Constitutions. In Americas colonial times our founders were well aware of the need of an armed citizenry to preserve freedom in our new Republic. During WWII, United States Army air Corps flew many dangerous missions to ...
by sighthound
Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: the amazing little 25-20
Replies: 3
Views: 3162

Re: the amazing little 25-20

Great little gun and great caliber, I have used a Marlin 25-20 in Cowboy Lever Action Silhouette shooting in both the pistol and rifle classes. Little light for the rifle Rams but fun anyway.
Saw your pictures and reference to Idaho, I live in Boise, are you anywhere near? Thanks, Jerry
by sighthound
Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advantage of Full Buckhorn rear sight?
Replies: 3
Views: 2017

Re: Advantage of Full Buckhorn rear sight?

Rem81auto's view is on target, the high sides curving partly over the top do create sort of a modified rear sight yet leaves enough open as infuncity says to see more target. Digressing a little from the question, a peep sight this far down the barrel is hard to use without crawling up the stock.
by sighthound
Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Major John W. Hession story, September, American Rifleman
Replies: 0
Views: 1309

Major John W. Hession story, September, American Rifleman

The September 2012 issue of American Rifle has a feature article concerning the life and career of Major John W. Hession, his 1903 Springfield rifle and its donation for Home Guard use during Englands darkest day during WWII. The rifle was returned after the war and is now on display in NRA's Museum...
by sighthound
Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Browning A5 12 gauge
Replies: 13
Views: 4673

Re: Browning A5 12 gauge

No wonder Brownings and Remingtons are getting so hard to find, you guys have most of them, jerry
by sighthound
Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Browning A5 12 gauge
Replies: 13
Views: 4673

Re: Browning A5 12 gauge

Great find, suprised it stayed in store so long, would never happen here and from book and auction prices you made very favorable purchase. According to Shirley & Vanderlinden book, your gun was the last year safety is at front of trigger guard, although wartime American Brownings had crossbolt safe...