How to tell the difference between 8/81

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Rizner.N
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How to tell the difference between 8/81

Post by Rizner.N » Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:34 am

I recently purchased a model 8... I think. I'm just wondering if there is a surefire way to identify it as i haven't located it anywhere on the rifle. Thanks in advance.

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Re: How to tell the difference between 8/81

Post by Bandersnatch » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:55 am

Post a pic?
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Re: How to tell the difference between 8/81

Post by Rizner.N » Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:01 am

These are the one I have on hand now.
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Re: How to tell the difference between 8/81

Post by norm » Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:56 pm

I am pretty sure that is a Model 8. Pistol grip is the same shape as my Model 8 of about 1916 vintage. Also it appears to have no magazine side springs and all the 81's I have seen have both left and right side springs.

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Re: How to tell the difference between 8/81

Post by Phyrbird » Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:08 pm

May be a SLR, check your serial # against the lists posted here on the site you may have found an early one....
I'd almost bet it has no barrel date code. (on the left side)
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Re: How to tell the difference between 8/81

Post by Rizner.N » Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:01 am

I checked this morning there is nothing on the barrel and the serial number puts it around 1908-09

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Re: How to tell the difference between 8/81

Post by 81police » Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:09 pm

i'd have to see a closeup of the checkering panel, but it appears as if it could be factory checkered...
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Re: How to tell the difference between 8/81

Post by Phyrbird » Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:41 pm

Yup U gotta Nice-un :!: :mrgreen: Some folks call it a Pre-model 8 some a Self Loading Rifle, produced before Remington had given it an official model.

Send Cam a photo or post; plus there is the tang sight ;)

What no forearm to go with the sling swivel in the barrel sleeve? Lots of accessories already there 8-)
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Re: How to tell the difference between 8/81

Post by Rizner.N » Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:39 pm

Ha I'm working on the forend I just picked it up this past weekend. I saw it online and fell in love with it and for $275 I couldn't resist l. :)

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