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Are Model 8s actually marked as such??

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:18 pm
by motorcarman
I have 2 Remington Autoloading Repeating Rifles. One has a manufacture date of 1908 (SN 166xx) and the other 1911 (SN 247xx). I thought that they were Model 8s as of 1911.

No where on either is stamped anything about models. They are not stamped other than a serial number on the bottom of the receiver and a few proof marks.
The 1908 has a caliber 30 30 REM and the 1911 is marked 30 REM on the barrel.

Are these BOTH Pre-Model 8??????

Thanks for any replies.

bob

Re: Are Model 8s actually marked as such??

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:43 am
by 81police
Hey Bob,

The official change from "Autoloading Rifle" to "Model 8" did occur in 1911, but that doesn't mean the rifles were all immediately marked as such. Some guns you'll see with "Model 8-A" roll stamped on the barrel jacket, others nothing, then eventually the roll stamp "MODEL 8" on the receiver became the standard.

In one sense it can be said the early guns are "Remington Autoloading Rifles" which they are, but from Remington's perspective they're ALL Model 8's. It's sorta like the 30-30Rem and the 30Rem. Though they're marked different it's true to say they're BOTH a 30 Remington!

Hope that helps! And congrats on your cool rifles!

Re: Are Model 8s actually marked as such??

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:41 pm
by motorcarman
Well I guess the 1911 date (SN 247xx) is an early one also. The SN 247xx must have been returned to the factory for repair because the barrel jacket assy is marked "WRR3". It looks like it was repaired November 1946. I keep looking for Model 8s and Model 14s in 30 Rem because I converted hundreds of 30 WCF cases to 30 Rem.

I guess people sell them because ammo is not easily found.

Thanks for the info. I still want to see an actual Model 8 that is marked as such.

bob

Re: Are Model 8s actually marked as such??

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:21 pm
by Sarge756
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Re: Are Model 8s actually marked as such??

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:12 pm
by motorcarman
Thanks for the PIC. Since I'm the only one I know that has any of these, (and mine are NOT marked as such) I appreciate the info.

Thank You AGAIN!!!!!

bob