Barrel Swap between a 8 and an 81 both in .35 Rem

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smitsauce
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Barrel Swap between a 8 and an 81 both in .35 Rem

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I was reading John Henwood's book last night and it says that Remington never said that the barrels between the 8 and 81 could be changed if they were of the same caliber in their interchangability index for these rifles. I know there are threads on here that mention changing out barrels on 8's and 81's for barrels from other 8's and 81's, but I didn't find anything on swapping a .35 Rem barrel between models from a Model 8 to an 81 and vise versa in the same caliber.

Does anyone know if that is possible?

Cheers,

Ian

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jack1653
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Re: Barrel Swap between a 8 and an 81 both in .35 Rem

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Hey smitsauce,

It is possible to interchange barrels between the model 8 and 81. The internals are virtually identical and as long the barrels are the same caliber, it should not present a problem.

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jack1653

smitsauce
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Re: Barrel Swap between a 8 and an 81 both in .35 Rem

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Excellent. Thank you very much!

Cheers,

Ian

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Re: Barrel Swap between a 8 and an 81 both in .35 Rem

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I do know a Model 8/81 barrel can be fitted onto an FN 1900 and made to work.

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