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New member from Texas

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:48 pm
by motorcarman
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!!!


Re: New member from Texas

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:59 pm
by Hardrada55
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.

Re: New member from Texas

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:34 am
by 81police
from another native born Texican....WELCOME Bob!

Re: New member from Texas

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:17 pm
by motorcarman
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.


Re: New member from Texas

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:57 am
by 81police
That'll do it for sure

Re: New member from Texas

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:16 pm
by Phyrbird
One could do the same trick with an allen bolt, they are grade 8 and strong enough for pin stock. I like it.