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by Sarge756
Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Stock screw won't budge
Replies: 4
Views: 2821

Re: Stock screw won't budge

Glad the info got to you in time. Hope you are able to make that stock presentable after taking off that cheek piece .
Joe
by Sarge756
Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:21 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Stock screw won't budge
Replies: 4
Views: 2821

Re: Stock screw won't budge

Bill, You don`t have a mess yet. If that second screw had come out then you really would have a mess. The second screw is NOT a stock screw. It holds down the trigger main spring and is Not to be removed. There is only one "stock screw" and you have it out. To remove the wood from the metal you migh...
by Sarge756
Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Out of it for a while
Replies: 11
Views: 5356

Re: Out of it for a while

Wondered where you`ve been. Prayers for quick recovery.
Joe
by Sarge756
Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 1909 Model 8 precision
Replies: 2
Views: 2751

Re: 1909 Model 8 precision

For sure that is good shooting. Makes me want to give some extended range shooting with mine a try but the old eyes havn`t gotten any younger so the iron sights with even the tang or peep probably would be too challenging. I `m not surprised with how well this Model 8 shot. Think they are underestim...
by Sarge756
Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Been a while
Replies: 2
Views: 2224

Re: Been a while

Well,better late than never for sure. Sounds like you have a keeper and the equipment to make it go bang. All of us would love to see some photos when you have the chance. Knowing the history of a rifle and having a connection makes it special. Interesting find you made under the buttplate. Someone ...
by Sarge756
Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Long Recoil Prototype Mauser
Replies: 1
Views: 2527

Re: Long Recoil Prototype Mauser

Great info Cam. The Mauser brothers were geniuses but did`nt quite catch up with John Browning. Would love to see this prototype in person. Perhaps Jack can add it to the collection and I can drop by again for an afternoon shooting at his farm.
Joe
by Sarge756
Sat Sep 26, 2015 1:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: shooting .32 Rem FN verus RN in Model 14's: NO!
Replies: 5
Views: 5080

Re: shooting .32 Rem FN verus RN in Model 14's: NO!

Adam Lee has brought up a valid point about shooting the Hornady FN 170gr .321 bullets in a model 14 or 141 Remington rifle chambered for 32 Rem. Of course it begs the question of why they will shoot just fine in Model 8`s or 81`s but not in the pump guns. Without going into the difference of tube f...
by Sarge756
Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 81 question
Replies: 5
Views: 3421

Re: Model 81 question

Agreed that it may be a detractor but just think of the fun you will have tracking down a Boone Saturn scope. I`ll get you started.....

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by Sarge756
Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Source for Model 81 stocks
Replies: 9
Views: 3943

Re: Source for Model 81 stocks

Good luck with your project. The Redfield sight required drilling some extra holes to mount it which to most is a negative. The positive side is that you have a fine sight that allows adjustment for windage that the Lyman and Marbles do not. Joe
by Sarge756
Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Source for Model 81 stocks
Replies: 9
Views: 3943

Re: Source for Model 81 stocks

Well I`d have to agree that it is pretty sad but I wouldn`t toss it. From the photo it appears that the cheek piece was glued on over the stock. Might be a chance to remove it ,refinish and salvage what you have. If the butt wasn`t cut back too much for the recoil pad an original buttplate may fit. ...
by Sarge756
Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inexpensive .32Rem dies?
Replies: 2
Views: 2120

Re: Inexpensive .32Rem dies?

You have a PM.
by Sarge756
Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Visit with Jack
Replies: 5
Views: 3276

Re: Visit with Jack

http://store.centerofthewest.org/books/guns-of-remington-by-howard-m-madaus-and-simeon-stoddard.html Cam you are 100% correct.Being treated to Illinois hospitality and getting to know Jack and his wife was more enjoyable than the collection. I was somewhat prepared for the 8/81 collection but then t...
by Sarge756
Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:45 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Visit with Jack
Replies: 5
Views: 3276

Visit with Jack

http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1898 The long anticipated trip to Montana from Florida was made and wife and I are back home after three weeks on the road.Mapping the trip with the assistance of "google map" the route took us north from Florida on our way to pla...
by Sarge756
Sun Sep 06, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Source for Model 81 stocks
Replies: 9
Views: 3943

Re: Source for Model 81 stocks

If someone here doesn`t offer a spare add a search on Fleabay for the Buttplate. They come up on there often. Check out the listings as sometimes the sellers don`t know what model rifle their offering fits and just describe them as "Remington". You might find one by asking them to provide width and ...
by Sarge756
Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Source for Model 81 stocks
Replies: 9
Views: 3943

Re: Source for Model 81 stocks

Try here: http://www.shop.macongunstocks.com/Remington-Model-8-Remington-Model-81_c115.htm I`ve not used a stock from them for an 8 or 81 but did purchase one for a 99 Savage a few years back. Quality was good and was as they advertised 95% inletted. Fitting of a stock on a 99 or 81 takes patience.J...
by Sarge756
Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member and proud owner of a great model 81
Replies: 5
Views: 3381

Re: New member and proud owner of a great model 81

Welcome. We indeed would love to see the photos. If you PM me I`ll try to walk you through the process for posting.

Joe
by Sarge756
Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: 35Rem Brass
Replies: 2
Views: 3206

Re: 35Rem Brass

I counted what I had on hand after selling the 250+ once fired that I sold here last month. Brain Phart!!....shoulda counted first. GRUMPA to the rescue. Have a hundred on the way from Arizona as we speak. For any of you here holding back on ordering let me say from reading the posts on CastBoolits ...
by Sarge756
Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: MidwayUSA VIDEO - Remington Model 8
Replies: 4
Views: 4262

Re: MidwayUSA VIDEO - Remington Model 8

Great show.For those that missed it searching for the time it will be rerun or available "on demand" is worth the effort. Wonder if Larry Potterfield, still thinks the 8 he had in 25 Rem was overpriced? Joe
by Sarge756
Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: MidwayUSA VIDEO - Remington Model 8
Replies: 4
Views: 4262

Re: MidwayUSA VIDEO - Remington Model 8

Thanks Cam...Have it scheduled to record.Looks like a good one from the preview. If they don`t they should have footage of you firing the "carbine" .
Joe
by Sarge756
Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: The "holiest" model 81
Replies: 10
Views: 5688

Re: The "holiest" model 81

Indeed, you may have a winner. Can`t find the thread (may be older than a year) but there was one here that may have been ventilated more. Can`t recall if it was an 8 or 81. I`m sure if the OP sees this he will let us know.

Hey Cam what`s with only being able to go back a year to review posts?
by Sarge756
Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 30-30 conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 4041

Re: 30-30 conversion

Well....first attempt with taking barrel temps with the new toy not successful . Was getting readings around 104 degrees after a string of 3 rounds. NOT! I couldn`t keep my hand on the barrel longer than a nano second . Men don`t do well with reading instructions and I am among them. Decided I bette...
by Sarge756
Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 30-30 conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 4041

Re: 30-30 conversion

Stopped at HF today ...my new laser non contact thermometer in hand :D :D . Will test it tomorrow at the range with some loads worked up for a 25-06 and 22-250.
Joe
by Sarge756
Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: 35 Remington Brass For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 2669

Re: 35 Remington Brass For Sale

All the brass is Sold.
Joe
by Sarge756
Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Firing Pin Retaining Pin
Replies: 3
Views: 2813

Re: Firing Pin Retaining Pin

The below link may provide the information you are looking for. It was interesting that he was dealing with something we had discussed here awhile back: Model 8`s with Model 81 barrel assemblies..... a Model 8 in 300 Savage . Perhaps you might contact him for info on the firing pin retaining pin he ...
by Sarge756
Sun Jun 21, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Howdy Fellars
Replies: 12
Views: 4625

Re: Howdy Fellars

Good to hear from you again. I and others have wondered what had become of you. That sawmill is set up like one a good friend of mine has down here in N.Florida . He built a good sized house from the lumber that he made on that mill. Next time I`m out there I`ll take some pictures and post em. Sure ...
by Sarge756
Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: 35 Remington Brass For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 2669

35 Remington Brass For Sale

We all have seen the shortage of brass continue for longer than we thought it would and have also seen the outrageous prices being asked for ammo or brass to keep our girls going bang. Reloading for our rifles is becoming a necessity rather than an option and the shortage of brass for what was once ...
by Sarge756
Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 30-30 conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 4041

Re: 30-30 conversion

I've been looking for a excuse to buy a non contact thermometer, after cutting I can pick the case up with my hands so I doubt it's getting 400+ but then again Im not familiar with how fast brass dissipates heat, I also did some research to the oil I'm using and the flash temp is at 410 degrees and...
by Sarge756
Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 30-30 conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 4041

Re: 30-30 conversion

The change from shiny to the brown color may be cause for concern . I assume this is occurring as you are turning the rim down or cutting the extractor groove. Anytime the base or sidewalls of the case are heated care must be taken not to overheat them. The change in grain structure of the metal beg...
by Sarge756
Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Early Model 8 Firing Pin
Replies: 5
Views: 3392

Re: Early Model 8 Firing Pin

Search recent prior posts( past 3 or 4 mos.) and you will find discussions on this subject and photos for you to compare. Also wonder what the California compliant business refers to.
Joe
by Sarge756
Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: 81 with a compass in the stock
Replies: 5
Views: 3187

Re: 81 with a compass in the stock

Christmas day 1962 with a hunt for hogs and deer in the coastal marsh and oak hammocks of NE Florida. Mid afternoon the Sea Fog came in so thick you could cut it with a knife. Long night camped in the drippy woods and missed the big Christmas dinner. Sure would have been nice to have had your rifle ...
by Sarge756
Wed May 27, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: You guys in Oklahoma and Texas
Replies: 4
Views: 2605

You guys in Oklahoma and Texas

With all the weather related problems reported on the news I'm hoping none of our members in these two states are catching it. "Fair winds and calm seas" wished for you folks out there.
Joe
by Sarge756
Sat May 23, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Model 81 Owner
Replies: 5
Views: 3373

Re: New Model 81 Owner

Welcome from N.E.Florida. Thanks for the photos of your 81. Get set to add more 8/81`s to your collection cause they are just like eating peanuts......one just won`t be enough. Enjoy and we will look forward to a range report. Joe
by Sarge756
Sat May 09, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: new made Henry .22 pump versus waiting for old Model 12/24
Replies: 1
Views: 1691

Re: new made Henry .22 pump versus waiting for old Model 12/

Adam, I don`t want to stray too far from our forum`s purpose of discussing 8`s and 81`s but in this case I will for a moment. I do not own a Henry product at the moment but did have the occasion to have one apart and gain an impression of the high quality of the rifle and the "customer service" prov...
by Sarge756
Tue May 05, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Buffalo arms 30 Rem for sale
Replies: 28
Views: 7397

Re: Buffalo arms 30 Rem for sale

Adam, Sounds like a good score. We will be looking forward to the photos when you receive them. With a couple hundred this will give you a good stash for reloading in the future. As I have cautioned before about "old" ammo watch for splits of the necks. If you start getting them stop shooting them. ...
by Sarge756
Mon May 04, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 81 300 Savage NOW WITH PHOTOS
Replies: 7
Views: 4093

Re: Model 81 300 Savage

Once more
by Sarge756
Mon May 04, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 81 300 Savage NOW WITH PHOTOS
Replies: 7
Views: 4093

Re: Model 81 300 Savage

and More Photos
by Sarge756
Mon May 04, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 81 300 Savage NOW WITH PHOTOS
Replies: 7
Views: 4093

Re: Model 81 300 Savage

More Photos
by Sarge756
Mon May 04, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 81 300 Savage NOW WITH PHOTOS
Replies: 7
Views: 4093

Re: Model 81 300 Savage

Photos
by Sarge756
Mon May 04, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Buffalo arms 30 Rem for sale
Replies: 28
Views: 7397

Re: Buffalo arms 30 Rem for sale

Can`t blame you for crawling around under benches to gather up the brass considering what you have "invested " in it. $3 a bang is pretty steep for sure to get some brass. So now you have a stash of good brass and with a little more investment your cost to go bang can come down. Listed below are lin...
by Sarge756
Sun May 03, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 81 300 Savage NOW WITH PHOTOS
Replies: 7
Views: 4093

Model 81 300 Savage NOW WITH PHOTOS

http://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/9841676/gonew/1/WTS:_Remington_81_300_Savage#UNREAD This one sounds like a clean one for those that might be looking for one. I sent the seller a PM and if he sends photos to my email I`ll post them for him here and will hav...
by Sarge756
Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: M8/81 scopes
Replies: 9
Views: 4333

Re: M8/81 scopes

Very attractive indeed and ready to head to the woods.
Joe
by Sarge756
Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 in .300 Savage. No, I'm not kidding.
Replies: 9
Views: 4169

Re: Model 8 in .300 Savage. No, I'm not kidding.

Gawrsh Mickey ! We are going to have to go back and change all the literature to include the 5th chambering of 300 Savage in the Model 8. Holy Latenight toil and trouble Batman ! This rare rifle will probably command a zillion $`s. What a prize to add to the collection. Joe
by Sarge756
Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Stock troubles
Replies: 12
Views: 3890

Re: Stock troubles

I`m sure others that have had the same issue will offer some advice. We discussed this awhile back with a member that was looking for a replacement for his stripped screw. Caution with those screws is needed cause the fine threads will strip out rather quickly if misaligned. The bottom tang as you h...
by Sarge756
Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Buffalo arms 30 Rem for sale
Replies: 28
Views: 7397

Re: Buffalo arms 30 Rem for sale

Adam Lee & other budding reloaders...as discussed in the past you are home free if they have 30 Rem in stock. Simple to neck the 30 Rem cases up to 32 Rem or down to 25. Unless you are concerned about it not having a headstamp that says 32 or 25 there shouldn`t be a problem so order away and get to ...
by Sarge756
Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: vintage M8/81 reciever sights
Replies: 9
Views: 6565

Re: vintage M8/81 reciever sights

DITTO, HT
by Sarge756
Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: M8/81 scopes
Replies: 9
Views: 4333

Re: M8/81 scopes

A true "vintage" and "completing the rifle as it originally was" is a worthy endeavor and I tend to lean that way when dealing with old guns. The "no mag wheels on my 40 Ford" mentality. I`d advise you to modify it just a little for this effort though. Last year production of the 81 keeps it in the ...
by Sarge756
Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:11 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 Pricing?
Replies: 10
Views: 6368

Re: FN 1900 Pricing?

The joy and wonder of the Wikipedia experience has reached our humble group.
by Sarge756
Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:09 am
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Rem. 14 1/2 Rifle
Replies: 13
Views: 6153

Re: Rem. 14 1/2 Rifle

And with that full length magazine it can go bang a bunch of times. Adam, couple of them on GB in 38-40.Better start moonlighting to fund one though.
Great group with those big holes BTW.
Joe
by Sarge756
Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from a new member
Replies: 2
Views: 1858

Re: Hello from a new member

Welcome. You are fortunate to have a rifle with connection to family. Glad you joined us and would love to see some photos of your 8 when you can post them.
Joe