New Member with a model 8

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Mecanik
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New Member with a model 8

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I bought a model 8 built in 1914 in .30 Remington and I've been researching it roots and history. I will try and get some photos and post them in the future. It's a pretty rifle with the pistol grip, no checkering but in really nice condition with a perfect bore. Appears to have been carried around hunting but hardly ever fired. I found some reloading dies for it and loaded a few rounds with various loads. I think it would be a hoot to go hunting with a bunch of guys that are into historical firearms like this.

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Bandersnatch
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Howdy!
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81police
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Welcome welcome! :D
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MinnesotaDan
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Welcome. 30 Remington is a really nice chambering for your first Model 8. Emphasis on the "first", there will, in all likelihood, be more. Enjoy your fine rifle.

Rifleman
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Welcome---Love the 8/81 Models, have two 81's, both 300 Savage. Like them for their historical history and lore. Have the same love affair for Savage 99's. They were both rifles used in a lot of the old gun and hunting magazines I looked at growing up-dreaming of hunting deer, moose, or elk in the great outdoors. I'll take any 8/81 or 99 over any plastic/laminated stocked rifle made today with pressed steel parts with anodized receivers and barrels. No comparison IMO!

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