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motorcarman
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New member from Texas

Post by motorcarman » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:48 pm

New guy from NorthWest of the Fort Worth area in rural Wise County.
I don't actually have a Model 8 or 81 but I do have a Remington Autoloading Repeating Rifle ca. 1908.

Chambered in .30 Remington I acquired it a few years ago during the 'Great Ammo Depression' as well as many other vintage firearms that use 'hard-to-find' ammo. (like 455 Webleys and Winchester 1907 etc.)

People were selling many types of firearms due to lack of ammo but they seemed to be 'short-sighted' as the supply is back to some kind of normal.

I tried to buy my neighbors Remington Model 14 but he has had it since the 1960s. He told me I could have it when he passed away but he is only 10 years older than me so I did not want to wait.

I found a clean 1933 vintage Model 14 chambered in .30 Rem so I have two Remingtons that use the same .30 ammo.

I started out trimming 30 Winchester cases in my drill press to convert to 30 Rem.
Each case takes about 5 or 6 minutes to convert from 30 Win to 30 Rem chucked up and machined with a few files.

I fire-form with a light load to correct the shoulder angle and then the cases are done.

Graf finally had some cases for sale so I bought them also.

I like the way it looks and feels like my Browning Auto 5 and Remington Model 11.

Between finding loaded ammo and reformed/reloaded brass ammo I have about a thousand so far.

Glad to have found this site!!!

bob
bob in rural Wise County Texas

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Re: New member from Texas

Post by Hardrada55 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:59 pm

Hey Bob, Good to have you on the forum. I grew up coming over from Lewisville to hunt on the LBJ grasslands. Love the old guns, like our favorite, the Remington Autoloading rifle and others too.
...the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against the tyranny which now appears remote in America..."
- Hubert H. Humphrey, "Gun" magazine, Feb. '60

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Re: New member from Texas

Post by 81police » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:34 am

from another native born Texican....WELCOME Bob!
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Re: New member from Texas

Post by motorcarman » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:17 pm

Thanks for the welcome. I made barrel nut tool out of an old steel spacer I found. The ID is 18mm and the stud is M6 x 1.00mm with a point ground on the end. Works well for a half an hours work.

bob
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bob in rural Wise County Texas

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Re: New member from Texas

Post by 81police » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:57 am

That'll do it for sure
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Re: New member from Texas

Post by Phyrbird » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:16 pm

One could do the same trick with an allen bolt, they are grade 8 and strong enough for pin stock. I like it.
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