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by Sarge756
Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8
Replies: 8
Views: 3587

Re: Model 8 value and manufacture date

It has been pointed out correctly that your rifle was reblued using modern hot dip process rather than period correct rust blue. The bright shiny blue is a detractor rather than a plus. Notice that you have listed it "for sale" on another post and I won`t comment on it there. The 'shooter grade' you...
by Sarge756
Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 5
Views: 2723

Re: Happy New Year

Jack, Thanks so much for posting your heart felt message. Sorry for the loss of family members and from me, especially Phil`s passing. He will live on at our event with the shooting bench he built."Two things that come not again are the spoken word and neglected opportunity". Hope all that read this...
by Sarge756
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: Model 81 Low Capacity Magazine (POE)
Replies: 4
Views: 2698

Re: Model 81 Low Capacity Magazine (POE)

L.C. , I cannot say that I feel your pain as I do not reside within the barbed wire confines of a state such as Kalifornia. Have several friends that left our backward section of the country in search of "California Dreams" and have heard similar laments from them. Approaching the sunset of ones lif...
by Sarge756
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 in the Movies
Replies: 2
Views: 2042

Model 8 in the Movies

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Remington_Model_8 The above link lists the movies where a Model 8 Remington appears. If you are like me old movies and old guns go together. Quite unexpected while viewing "The Philidelphia Story" with Cary Grant and Kathryn Hepburn the other night one of our 8`s appeared. ...
by Sarge756
Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Old ammunition discoloring
Replies: 1
Views: 1947

Re: Old ammunition discoloring

Fine steel wool or a brass brush will work. With age they do corrode and the brass can become brittle.You may have some split necks when you shoot them.
by Sarge756
Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: .30 Rem ammo
Replies: 5
Views: 3050

Re: .30 Rem ammo

Jack, This is the link for the ammo:

http://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/cat ... goryId/206?


They also have 30 Rem brass for $1 per piece.


Joe
by Sarge756
Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 8Nov16
Replies: 2
Views: 2331

8Nov16

With the possible effect on our chosen hobby I felt obligated to make a comment about this historic day. In keeping with the apolitical tenets of the forum it is but one word.


WHEW !
by Sarge756
Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Striped threads
Replies: 4
Views: 4430

Re: Striped threads

Well everybody would love to have a good machinist on hand.If not an alternative might be a strip of thin soft metal inserted to give the screw something to grab. If that doesn`t work you might try my go to fix it "JB Weld". Probably have to drill out the stripped threads some to give enough room. J...
by Sarge756
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from the Gunshine State
Replies: 2
Views: 1877

Re: Hello from the Gunshine State

Welcome from the NE corner of our state. We are fortunate to live in a gunfriendly part of the country. Looking forward to your photos.
Joe
by Sarge756
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: who can cut my barrel
Replies: 9
Views: 4209

Re: who can cut my barrel

The 2nd Amendment protections are not the only single issue. The survival of our our Country with any semblance of what we were raised with is at stake.
by Sarge756
Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Remington Model 8 30 Rem
Replies: 1
Views: 1967

Remington Model 8 30 Rem

Saw this listed on 24HourCampfire. http://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthread ... st11443121

Joe
by Sarge756
Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: JUST STARTED
Replies: 2
Views: 2692

Re: JUST STARTED

Lots of fun ahead for you. :D :D :D Great start to a collection of Remington`s best.

Joe
by Sarge756
Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: SCORED MODEL 14
Replies: 4
Views: 4434

Re: SCORED MODEL 14

We are waiting. :roll:
by Sarge756
Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Peep windage adjustment/mod?
Replies: 6
Views: 3701

Re: Peep windage adjustment/mod?

That`s a bit strong for one that is missing the fold down aperture. Guess I gave away the perfect one I had listed here few months back.
Joe


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by Sarge756
Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Peep windage adjustment/mod?
Replies: 6
Views: 3701

Re: Peep windage adjustment/mod?

I feel your pain ! Went through this with a couple 99Savages with the flip up tang sights. Soon ran out of front sight adjustment. Sold the tang mounted peeps and equipped one with a low power scope in Stith Mounts and put a Redfield peep that was windage adjustable on the other. Recently traded int...
by Sarge756
Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 32 cal. accuracy
Replies: 17
Views: 8727

Re: Model 8 32 cal. accuracy

Better get busy with more Popcorn. Looks like a crowd starting to gather.
by Sarge756
Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:05 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 32 cal. accuracy
Replies: 17
Views: 8727

Re: Model 8 32 cal. accuracy

I`ll get the popcorn ready !
by Sarge756
Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 32 cal. accuracy
Replies: 17
Views: 8727

Re: Model 8 32 cal. accuracy

Roger, pictured below is a fellow that will more than likely agree with your assessment. I watched Carl(Phyrbird) spend some time at the bench at Jack`s farm with his 32. I have an interest in it too cause he was shooting my reloads. The reloads were fairly mild 170gr Hornady in front of 31grs of BL...
by Sarge756
Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from Norway!
Replies: 12
Views: 8027

Re: Hello from Norway!

Sounds like a great find.Welcome to our group .If you happen to make our Greet &Meet in Illinois next year you will win the prize I`m sure for the one that traveled the furthest. If those strict gun laws allow we would love to see photos of your find. Joe
by Sarge756
Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: new to me checkered m-8A
Replies: 10
Views: 5671

Re: new to me checkered m-8A

and More:
by Sarge756
Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: new to me checkered m-8A
Replies: 10
Views: 5671

Re: new to me checkered m-8A

More:
by Sarge756
Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: new to me checkered m-8A
Replies: 10
Views: 5671

Re: new to me checkered m-8A

Photos of New 8
by Sarge756
Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: remington model 51
Replies: 1
Views: 1730

Re: remington model 51

by Sarge756
Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Great Model 8 Meet-Greet-Shootout VIDEO ***
Replies: 9
Views: 5097

Re: Great Model 8 Meet-Greet-Shootout VIDEO ***

Time well spent. Getting to meet and share ideas with other members was worth the miles I put on my Tahoe. Jack was in his element and deserves many thanks. Check out the video when we were all lined up shooting.....Jack caught me by surprise after clearing the jam on his Police gun and rattled off ...
by Sarge756
Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Great 8 Countdown & * Giveaway!
Replies: 19
Views: 9145

Re: Great 8 Countdown & * Giveaway!

Few more....Wait until you see the video that Cam is going to post.....
by Sarge756
Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Great 8 Countdown & * Giveaway!
Replies: 19
Views: 9145

Re: Great 8 Countdown & * Giveaway!

More.....
by Sarge756
Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Great 8 Countdown & * Giveaway!
Replies: 19
Views: 9145

Re: Great 8 Countdown & * Giveaway!

Few photos from the Event.

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by Sarge756
Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FYI weird SPAM claiming to be Jack!
Replies: 4
Views: 2629

Re: FYI weird SPAM claiming to be Jack!

He was hacked.
by Sarge756
Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Great 8 Countdown & * Giveaway!
Replies: 19
Views: 9145

Re: Great 8 Countdown & * Giveaway!

Looking forward to claiming a copy Cam. This time tomorrow I`ll be "On the Road Again" headed north. Stopover in Atlanta and will get to Taylorville sometime Thursday afternoon. Hoping fair skies and cool weather up there. Got to be cooler than the mid and upper 90`s here. Bringing a truckload of gu...
by Sarge756
Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: how were the earley pre 8s blued
Replies: 5
Views: 2997

Re: how were the earley pre 8s blued

Hope that the info on the link helps. Bob`s approach by mixing up different formulas may be what you are looking for. He has a variety available.If you decide to order and are not sure use the contact information or the Blog and ask his advice first.
Joe
by Sarge756
Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:25 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: how were the earley pre 8s blued
Replies: 5
Views: 2997

Re: how were the earley pre 8s blued

I am assuming by "cold" rust blue you are referring to the slow rust blue done with a damp box instead of steam or boiling water. Not lasting? How so? Have found that process to not only be the most labor intensive and tedious but also the most beautiful and longest lasting. An alternative that I am...
by Sarge756
Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Someone new making ammo?
Replies: 1
Views: 1566

Re: Someone new making ammo?

Mama Mia !! thatsa not for plinking for sure. Playing with the odd calibers is not for the budget constrained. Rolling your own is the way to go.
by Sarge756
Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: remington 12a having dating problems
Replies: 1
Views: 1529

Re: remington 12a having dating problems

Produced from 1909 to 1936 with a run of 800,000 . Your 400,000 serial # puts it for fair guestamating at the halfway point of production. Mid 20`s perhaps. Maybe someone has more precise info.

Joe
by Sarge756
Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:07 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Frozen take down bolt
Replies: 7
Views: 3594

Re: Frozen take down bolt

Since you mentioned that you were having a case made for your rifle it brought to mind another "cased" project that a senior member here completed awhile back. While not the norm it is a thing of beauty to behold and always worth a second look for us Model 8 fanatics. Enjoy ! Joe http://thegreatmode...
by Sarge756
Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: 30Rem and 32Rem brass
Replies: 4
Views: 2719

Re: 30Rem and 32Rem brass

If they are as high quality as the 35Rem I got from you converted from mil. brass then they are well worth a buck each. There is interest here for 25Rem brass also. Are you making it or have plans to do so? Thanks again for a quality product. Joe
by Sarge756
Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Unaltered Model 8???
Replies: 4
Views: 2942

Re: Unaltered Model 8???

Somebody musta thought it was "the cats meow" cause it sold.
Joe
by Sarge756
Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Still a few books left....
Replies: 3
Views: 2460

Re: Still a few books left....

Bring them books,lots of the old pictures I`m sure you have,and some of those rifles that you know the history of and join us in Illinois the last weekend of July at The Great 8 Event at Jack`s farm. All the 8`s and 81`s that will be there came from New York so you will be in good company. By the wa...
by Sarge756
Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from the Pacific Northwest
Replies: 6
Views: 4937

Re: Hello from the Pacific Northwest

Welcome from N.E. Florida !! I`ve yet to add a Model8 in 25 to my stable and yours made the same year my Dad was born would be one that would have me perking up with interest. The fun is working on them and I envy you having that one to enjoy.Wish I had it on my bench. Congrats. If you have reviewed...
by Sarge756
Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: pine tar
Replies: 3
Views: 2424

Re: pine tar

Ok..Not knowing the type finish and whether you are seeking to save it from a refinish will determine what to use. If an oil or varnish base on your stock then something that would not attack it would be in order. The ones I would try would be pure gum turpentine or low odor mineral spirits. You mig...
by Sarge756
Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: model 8 and me
Replies: 12
Views: 6556

Re: model 8 and me

Nice looking 8 in 32. I relented and sold one like it awhile back to help fund my sickness for custom mausers. Seeing yours makes me miss it. You look like you might have been the feller that sawed that stack of lumber.If so post some pictures of the mill. I`m bringing a good supply of ammo includin...
by Sarge756
Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Disassembling and cleaning the model 8
Replies: 1
Views: 1873

Re: Disassembling and cleaning the model 8

Take a look here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/buster_charlie/sets/72157623271360342/detail/?page=9 To remove the barrel a proper tool is recommended . If you can`t find one here or fleabay search the old posts here for way to make one yourself. Welcome and Good Luck. Joe
by Sarge756
Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from North Texas!
Replies: 5
Views: 4570

Re: Hello from North Texas!

Welcome Harrison. North Texas you say??? Heck, you are halfway to Illinois and the event at Jack`s the last weekend in July. Hope you can join us and bring GrandPa`s rifle with you.
Joe
by Sarge756
Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Greetings From Florida
Replies: 3
Views: 3934

Re: Greetings From Florida

It wasn`t a Model 8 but a Winchester 94 (My Grand dad`s) that we have in common due to an older brother that "deserved" it. Congrats that the 8 finally passed to you to admire and enjoy. Wish I could say the same for that old Winchester. Grandpa didn`t notch it with kills but did carve his initials ...
by Sarge756
Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Great 8 Event - Headcount??!!
Replies: 7
Views: 3872

Re: Great 8 Event - Headcount??!!

Nice leisurely 16hr trip from N.Florida will put us there late Thursday. Found the best(Dixie Lily) hush puppy mix ever made still available on line. Hey Jack! Am I going to have to bring grits too? With all that corn you guys grow do they have grits in the stores or does it all get made into ethano...
by Sarge756
Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Rear Sight Replacement Spacer
Replies: 4
Views: 2585

Re: Rear Sight Replacement Spacer

Hope that will work for you. For info the last spacer I saw listed went for $75.
Joe
by Sarge756
Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB Magazine spring for Rem 8/81
Replies: 3
Views: 2303

Re: WTB Magazine spring for Rem 8/81

Glad you were able to find it. Have been there a couple times with that "only game in town" business. Pre War (1939) model 70 safety lever was most recent. Looked high and low and ended up calling Jack.He had one and even though a bit pricey I was glad to get it. Joe
by Sarge756
Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Rear Sight Replacement Spacer
Replies: 4
Views: 2585

Re: Rear Sight Replacement Spacer

Those are somewhat hard to find and of ones I`ve seen a bit pricey. Saw the below on Fleabay and thought you might be interested in it as an alternative. http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/401121073698?item=401121073698&ttle=Vintage+Marbles+Folding+Rear+Sight+Wbase+For+Remington+Model+8&vectorid=229466&tc...
by Sarge756
Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB Magazine spring for Rem 8/81
Replies: 3
Views: 2303

Re: WTB Magazine spring for Rem 8/81

Other than keeping an eye on fleabay there are a couple places to check for one. Both of these list them available. Jack First will probably give you a faster response as when you call you will be talking to a real person . If you call them the part # is 18681 and is listed on page 458 of their rifl...
by Sarge756
Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Great 8 Event July 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 2308

Great 8 Event July 2016

This is an update to earlier posts about the Great8 Event at Jack`s place the last weekend of July. Jack, as promised, is still hard at work preparing everything for us to have a memorable time. Jack has set up a walking course with steel targets at various ranges (25,35 and 50 yards) at his farm. S...