Another VERY interesting Model 8!

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Another VERY interesting Model 8!

Post by 81police » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:02 am

Here's a cool auction for the reasons below...

1) Gorgeous 1920 Model 8 with cheeked stock
2) FACTORY checkered "A" grades are pretty rare!
3) FACTORY rechambered rifle! Code stamp of BW2 which means a factory barrel replacement in January, 1928. Hand engraved caliber marking on top of the jacket head is over stamped to show "32 Rem". Also there is an extra "REP/RP" barrel proof on the right side of the jacket head.

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/655959190
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Re: Another VERY interesting Model 8!

Post by ROBOPUMP » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:04 pm

It looks like this is a grade "3" or "C", not just a checkered grade "A'. John Henwood page 98 top of the page. What say you Cam?

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Re: Another VERY interesting Model 8!

Post by ROBOPUMP » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:12 pm

Jacket head over stamped with 32 Rem? This rifle should not even have a jacket head stamp or engraved caliber on the jacket head. That was done away with about 1907. This rifle was manufactured and shipped in 1920. What say you Cam?

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Re: Another VERY interesting Model 8!

Post by 81police » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:56 am

I'm sure it could be a C grade, they'd have to remove the wood to know for sure. Maybe it's the camera lighting but the wood doesn't look too spectacular, although I've seen checkered A grades with prettier grained wood than C grades (check out our Grades of the 8/81 page). Would be even sweeter if it turned out to be a C grade.

The engraved caliber is unusual for the year, but the jacket tube itself seems period correct with the stamp "MODEL 8" and the later patent marking. And when it comes to these guns I've learned to be careful about absolutes, it seems like you start to learn something then you come across a gun or document that suggests otherwise.

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Re: Another VERY interesting Model 8!

Post by Roger » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:07 pm

Hey guys,
I'm never going to understand what drives people when it comes to auctions of any kind. Not just online gun auctions. This rifle was a factory reblue in my opinion. Also a rebarrel and restamped barrel jacket extension. It sold for almost 2500.00$ I'm just glad that I have the model 8s and 81s that I have. And I'm definitely living to regret walking away from those 2 D- grade model 8s in the Tulsa gunshow. I'll probably never see 2 of them at a gun show again. And not at the prices that they were offered to me for.
Thanks for your time,
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Re: Another VERY interesting Model 8!

Post by 81police » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:52 am

For those with the guns already the sell prices are nice, for those just getting into them the at least the nice thing is a plain shooter M8 is reasonably priced still.

I saw ya bidding a bit there ROBOPUMP!
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Re: Another VERY interesting Model 8!

Post by ROBOPUMP » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:36 am

I guess you saw I got out quite early. Hard to believe this one brought $2475.00. I think the highest I have ever bid on an exceptional rifle was $2000.00

Happy July 4TH.

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Re: Another VERY interesting Model 8!

Post by Silvermino » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:08 am

There is a guy trying to scam sell this on Armslist right now. He is asking $500. I am trying to get him to reply to my inquiry. He also is trying the same scam with a Marlin 1893.

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Re: Another VERY interesting Model 8!

Post by kenhwind » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:22 am

We have a Model 8-C very much like this one. It was my dad's and is a .35. I'm under the impression that ours might have been refinished but the finisg look just like this one.
Cam is correct ours is marked 8-C on the stock cuts.
KEN

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