7.62x39......Part Deux, w/pics of my "new" .35 Remington

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7.62x39......Part Deux, w/pics of my "new" .35 Remington

Post by Katieboots29 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:20 pm

Hi All,

So I have literally just purchased this Model 8 in .35 Remington in the last half an hour from Gunbroker and plan on using it as my rechambering project into 7.62x39....having said that I've a question or ten for the members:

Firstly, I'd like to know what the group thinks of the rifle from an apperance standpoint, and what value they would assess it?

Secondly, can anyone elaborate on the rear sight?

Thirdly, where might I find a crescent buttstock for either the precursor Remington Autoloading Rifle or a Model 8 (no 81 please) to replace the one on there with that godawful rubber butt pad?

Fourthly, now that I've an appropriate .35 as opposed to .30 or .32 (and aside from the new barrel that's needed) what other parts do I need to purchase for this to come to fruition?

I'm sure I've left something I need to ask out of this conversation so if anyone notices a glaring hole please advise!

Thanks,
Katelynne
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Re: 7.62x39......Part Deux, w/pics of my "new" .35 Remington

Post by 81police » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:19 am

Congrats on your new-to-you Model 8. :D

Rifle looks in good condition. Wood has been sanded but it's tastefully refinished. A replacement buttplate can be found but you may need to watch and wait on sites like ebay and gunbroker. The receiver mounted sight appears to be a Williams. The rear sight on the barrel jacket was removed and the screws replaced. To make that look really nice source a vintage " rear sight blank" to cover.
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Re: 7.62x39......Part Deux, w/pics of my "new" .35 Remington

Post by Katieboots29 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:00 am

Thank you .....quite happy I found one in .35 calibre, and with sling swivels already installed. The rear peep sight will be coming off and the traditional sight back on the barrel as I'm going for an "Victorian/Edwardian" look if you will while hopefully bringing the cartridge it fires into the modern age. The best of Old & New......Nostalgia & Affordability!
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Post by Katieboots29 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:11 am

As for the buttplate are you thinking, once one is found of course, that it will be as simple as taking the rubber buttpad off and putting the other on.....or is that a much too simple equation, lol!?

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Re: 7.62x39......Part Deux, w/pics of my "new" .35 Remington

Post by 81police » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:33 pm

stock appears cut so there would need to be some modifying!
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Re: 7.62x39......Part Deux, w/pics of my "new" .35 Remington

Post by Katieboots29 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:26 pm

Copy that.....once it gets in I'll be able to get a better look at it. And found out from the seller just a bit ago it was made in 1909. Will go perfectly with my FN M1900 in .32 ACP and my FN M1903 in 9mm Browning Long!🙂

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Re: 7.62x39......Part Deux, w/pics of my "new" .35 Remington

Post by 81police » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:32 am

sounds like an interesting and fun project...keep us in the loop please! :D
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Re: 7.62x39......Part Deux, w/pics of my "new" .35 Remington

Post by Phyrbird » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:55 am

Congrats :!:
That's a very clean rifle for the vintage. Got one of the SLRs a year or two older that has little finish left, a good shooter though. My son was impressed at the range.
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Re: 7.62x39......Part Deux, w/pics of my "new" .35 Remington

Post by Katieboots29 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:48 pm

I'm having about as much luck finding a Model 8 buttstock as I would finding hens teeth.....sooooo, will a round knob stock from an early Auto-5 work on this rifle or only on the FN 1900 version?
And thanks, Phyrbird!🙂

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Re: 7.62x39......Part Deux, w/pics of my "new" .35 Remington

Post by jack1653 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:33 pm

I believe that the round knob will not work on your rifle. The round knob requires a curved tang and your rifle has a straight tang.

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Post by Katieboots29 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:40 pm

Well crap, lol, I'm batting zero so far.....the search continues! Thank you for the info, Jack!

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Re: 7.62x39......Part Deux, w/pics of my "new" .35 Remington

Post by Phyrbird » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:09 pm

Try :

http://gungrip.com/remington-model-8-buttplate.aspx

https://vintagegungrips.com/shop/reming ... 16-x-1-12/

Bear in mind; these are curved, most are oversize to be sanded to fit the stock.
Seldom do you find the metal ones with the toe that has a screw vertical.
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Re: 7.62x39......Part Deux, w/pics of my "new" .35 Remington

Post by Katieboots29 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:43 pm

Thank you for the information and help, Phyrbird!😊

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Re: 7.62x39......Part Deux, w/pics of my "new" .35 Remington

Post by kenhwind » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:51 pm

I think that stock has definitely been cut and cut at an angle also. Your best bet for a stock is probably here:
https://www.shop.macongunstocks.com/Rem ... 1_c115.htm
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