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miwoods
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what have I got?

Post by miwoods » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:29 pm

I have a 1929 production model 8, 30 Rem. I think I have a rifle put together with parts. I discovered it had a 35 Rem buffer spring installed.

I next decided to replace a broken buttplate. My buttplate is curved bakelite, 4 7/16 x 1 9/16. It does not have the circle in the middle, rather "Remington" in a horizontal box near the top, and then a series of horzontal grooves running down until the area where the bottom screw hole is, which is smooth. I have seen pictures on the net of flat buttplates in this size and design for the model 14, but not for the model 8.

I this probably the correct buttplate or even butt stock for this rifle?

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Re: what have I got?

Post by miwoods » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:32 am

anyone??

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Re: what have I got?

Post by 81police » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:47 pm

picture of the buttplate in question??
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Re: what have I got?

Post by miwoods » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:18 am

Here is a photo. I am currently using epoxy to fill in a missing piece and have not completed the process. The plate is 4 7/16 x 1 9/16.

This is dimension is smaller than others I have read about.
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Re: what have I got?

Post by 81police » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:15 pm

this is NOT a Model 8 or 81 buttplate
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Re: what have I got?

Post by miwoods » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:33 pm

81police wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:15 pm
this is NOT a Model 8 or 81 buttplate
That is what I suspected. Does anyone know if a 8 or 81 butt was ever made as small as 4 7/16 x 1 9/16?

The butt stock fits into the receiver very nicely, but the small butt measurement makes me suspect a very good fitting job with an incorrect stock.

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Re: what have I got?

Post by 81police » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:23 pm

I don't know buttplate measurements, just know which ones were factory and which aren't. There never was a plastic plate used on 8's, but turn of the century gutta percha, basically like Bakelite. They're brittle nowadays and can fracture if shot in a hard rest or dropped. 81's only ever had 1 buttplate, made either in steel (early) or aluminum
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