Missed the birthday

Talk about things other than the Model 8's and 81's
Post Reply
TRX
Posts: 37
Joined: Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:53 am

Missed the birthday

Post by TRX » Thu Sep 04, 2014 4:45 pm

Last year I bought my first Model 8. I collected brass, loading dies, and some loaded ammunition for it. Other things blocked a range trip - the nearest real range is 60 miles one way, so it doesn't happen often anyway.

Time rolled on, and I planned to make a range excursion last month, since my 8 was made in August of 1914. More stuff happened, and I missed its hundredth birthday... <sigh>

User avatar
imfuncity
Posts: 1208
Joined: Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:44 am
Location: 2hrs N of Sac., Tehama Co. CA

Re: Missed the birthday

Post by imfuncity » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:49 am

Bummer. But, she's old enough that she probably won't remember you forgot... particularly if you take her out for a spin in the near future. Enjoy.
Though defensive violence will always be “a sad necessity” in the eyes of men of principle, it would be still more unfortunate if wrongdoers should dominate just men. - St. Augustine

Gleedaniel13
Posts: 19
Joined: Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:19 am
Contact:

Re: Missed the birthday

Post by Gleedaniel13 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:56 am

Even if you are old enough you can still the best day on your life. :)

TRX
Posts: 37
Joined: Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:53 am

Re: Missed the birthday

Post by TRX » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:03 pm

A friend invited me along to an indoor range today. They have a 50-yard rifle range too, so I took the Model 8 along with the 1911.

Wow. The Model 8 is schweet to shoot. Recoil was negligible compared the .30-30 Winchester 94 Mike brought along. The 8 comes up to point naturally, trigger pull was clean, and though Mike swore he felt something odd about the recoil, I didn't notice anything.

The Mike fondled the 8 and asked a lot of questions... I have a feeling he might acquire one of his own in the near future.

The only thing I don't like about the 8 is that it's hard to load the magazine. The cartridges have to go *way* down there, and there's a lot of stuff to break a thumbnail on. Now I know why the design has provision for stripper clips. I need a couple of those.

TRX
Posts: 37
Joined: Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:53 am

Re: Missed the birthday

Post by TRX » Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:48 am

Oh, and while I'm at it - pulling the barrel only takes a moment, but the sling connecting the two pieces was awkward. I decided to take a sling off, so I looked at the swivels. Hmm, flathead screws. The screwdriver fit was poor, so I looked more closely at the screw slots. Hmm. Radiused bottom.

I fished a dime out of my pocket, stuck it in the screw slot, and turned the sling swivel screw out. I don't know if Remington specifically engineered the swivels to take a dime as a tool, but it works perfectly. Also, the torque needed by the fine threads is just about what you can do with a dime.

Also, the screws are captive in the swivels, do they don't get lost. How's that for some slick engineering?

User avatar
imfuncity
Posts: 1208
Joined: Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:44 am
Location: 2hrs N of Sac., Tehama Co. CA

Re: Missed the birthday

Post by imfuncity » Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:18 pm

Ah.... No pictures? Didn't happen. ;) .5 like. :lol:

Was told when I first got into old guns (by a much older gunny) that scope ring screws, take down screws, sling screws, etc. were specifically designed to be removed by coins. (Apparently they didn't have the big SUVs, trucks, ATVs, etc. to carry around the tool boxes we find so essential.) :o
Though defensive violence will always be “a sad necessity” in the eyes of men of principle, it would be still more unfortunate if wrongdoers should dominate just men. - St. Augustine

User avatar
Phyrbird
Posts: 806
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:53 pm

Re: Missed the birthday

Post by Phyrbird » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:23 pm

Thats another reason we still find stuff in the buttstocks :lol:
Phyrbird
SOKY

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest