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Post by wamattox » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:02 am

Hi; Well, my name's Wayne and I'm a collector. "Hi Wayne" :?

It's been 6 hours since my last purchase, a 1935 Model 8D. You see it went like this...I have a Stevens 425 in .25 Remington. Then I'm in a shop and they have a 1914 Model 8A in .25 Rem. on the shelf, maybe 60%, with a replaced forend AND 75 rounds of ammo, so I've got to get it - right? Then I get it home and the ammo is a 1914 full box of Remington-UMC soft points and a full box of 1915 Rem-UMC full jacket with a couple of boxes of mixed vintage ammo - only 4 or 6 "newer" rounds and I'm thinking the ammo was worth half of the total the price I paid. Can't shoot it. :roll:

So I'm in another shop and darn them, they have this fairly nice condition 8D in .32 and I have a credit at the store... Well might as well have another gun that I can't shoot without making another buy - right? This one is maybe 70% but the wood is worse, checking about worn down and another replaced forend. This one is missing the operating handle. Maybe there's one floating around in here? Couldn't pass up the engraving - on part of the magazine sides and a snazzy triangular spiral behind the trigger. Pictures when the wife loans me our camera. Thanks for having this great site!

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Post by jack1653 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:42 am

Hey Wayne,

Glad you found us and welcome aboard. That is quite a story about your purchases. :) It sounds to me like you may have the onset of "jackitis". :o If you need any advice on the symptoms, I can provide some. :lol: I will warn you that there is no cure for it.

We love to see pictures of the old rifles and will wait until you can get the camera.

Regards,

jack1653

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Post by Phyrbird » Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:36 pm

Welcome :!: :!:

I'd like some photos too.. My 8D is circa '09 I think...
And I've got your operating handle. (No engraving though)
Send me a PM perhaps we can trade or sell.
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Post by 81police » Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:05 pm

Hi wamattox, we're glad to have ya!

And picking up a "D" grade, congrats all around!
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wamattox
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Post by wamattox » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:11 pm

Thank you for the kind welcome gentlemen. Boy, are these hard to take pictures of at night but here are some representative pics. The 8A has no barrel code and is serial #19,8xx.
8A rh.JPG
Right profile
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8A lh.JPG
Left profile
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25 8A.JPG
bolt
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Post by wamattox » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:15 pm

And the 1935 mfg 8D barrel code ND3(?)
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8D lh.JPG
Left mag
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Right mag
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Post by wamattox » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:18 pm

A couple more - 32. Rem and the worn wood - but very reasonable!
8D rear.JPG
Rear breech
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32 8d .JPG
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Wood
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Cheers

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Post by Roger » Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:05 am

Sir,
Welcome aboard. I can't believe that you just walked into some gunshops and found a 25 Cal. M-8@ a M-8D 32 Cal. for sale!! I don't know where you are from,but here in Iowa, you never see any M-8/81 s anywhere. I'm the only guy here in central Iowa,who even cares or knows anything about them. We used to see them every couple years or so, but now hardly ever. I'm definitely envious of your good luck! Congrats,and have some fun with them. I reload for both your calibers,so feel free to email me, about them. Once again welcome to this forum. There are many knowledgeable members here to offer you help if you need it.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
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Post by Phyrbird » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:28 am

The ND3 is likely a factory repair code. Compare the ser# to the production years you may have a rifle earlier than '35.

Another beautiful Tatooed Lady, mature but elegant. Could we see a photo of the grip cap?
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Post by 81police » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:18 am

Something you infrequently see on a "D" grade is an engraved magazine, so this makes your rifle special with a little "extra" engraving ;)
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Post by wamattox » Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:18 pm

Thank you Phirbird for the repair code heads up. It hadn't occurred to me that the rifle might pre-date the date codes. You were right and my A seems to be of 1910 manufacture and the D is 1916. All the better for me! I like them older than I am - the more the better.

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Post by wamattox » Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:19 pm

Phirbird, the grip cap from the 8D per your request.
grip cap.jpg
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Thank you, again.

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Post by Phyrbird » Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:41 pm

I thought that was it, Thanks for the extra photo.
My GrD Lady is a 32 Rem as well, wish I could trade some other pieces for a Grade ? in 35 Rem. ;)

If you like here's the link

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Post by wamattox » Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:41 pm

Boy, is that a nice rifle! It has a sight that is yet another in what will become a long line of things I haven't seen before.

I noted the sling attachment point discussion and had already prepared an inquiry about my 1910 #1 swivel attachment points. They certainly appear to be contemporary to me, if not original. The rear one is at 4" from the stock toe.
Bbl stud #1.jpg
Shroud stud 1910 #1
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Stock stud.jpg
Stock toe
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By the way, I have about 270 rounds of .25 Rem reloads coming this week (attached to a Model 14). That should be more than enough to exercise the 8.

Regards, Wayne

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Post by wamattox » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:07 am

Thanks Roger. I'm west of Denver and both shops are within 5 miles of me. Maybe I should leave the glasses in the car from now on. :ugeek:

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Post by wamattox » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:14 am

I appreciate the warm welcomes - Jack and Cam.


This flare-up of jackitis has drained my play money and kept me working for hours on minor repairs. Just the ticket! The number 1's sight is now repaired, the post unbent and the detent adjusted so it stands up straight.

Now I'm really worried about the CGCA show coming up in may. Maybe they need another greeter at Wally World so I can replenish the funds...

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