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New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale (Next batch is ready!)

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:13 pm
by cantgrowup
UPDATE:

The first "production" batch of 25 tools are ready. I'm asking $90 which includes shipping. If interested, send an email to cantgrowup@hotmail.com. I have already been contacted by 15 guys that are interested, and I have just sent emails/messages to them to let them know. That leaves only 10 that are unspoken for.


I have designed and commissioned a custom Remington Model 8/81 barrel shroud removal tool for sale. It utilizes one end for removal of the barrel nut (using a extended tip set screw) and the other end for removal of the barrel jacket bushing. A .30 cal. nylon jag (8-32 thread) is included for centering the tool in the barrel. Either end of the tool will accept jags. Other 8-32 threaded jags can be substituted for other calibers. The handle is secured by an O-ring and the tool easily breaks down without tools.

I had five (5) prototypes built and three (3) are already spoken for. I'm asking $80 plus S&H for each of the two remaining prototypes. If there is sufficient interest, I will commission more to be built for sale. Send me a message if interested.

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Re: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:28 pm
by uhjohnson
You need to comission a tool like this because your tabs will break when trying to loosen a stubborn BJB. I use a machinist square ruler of the correct thickness with a large adjustable wrench in place of the tool shown because it is not available

Re: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:14 am
by cantgrowup
I can understand that. I like your suggestion of using a ruler and crescent wrench for a stubborn rusted up bushing. My tool is more for normal barrel assembly work. I broke down the barrel assemblies on all of my seven 8/81s the first time using a friend's die wrench tool with an insert that had little tabs on one end and the set screw on the other. I didn't like having to loosen the die wrench screws and flipping the insert to switch operations. The little tabs worked on his tool, so I followed the same rationale.

Re: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:04 am
by 81police
That is a great looking "combo" takedown tool! I'd love to see some members get them and review them. I bet it works really good. Are you going to advertise these outside the forums?

Re: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:22 pm
by cantgrowup
Well... to be honest with you I figured if I couldn't garner enough interest in the only website dedicated to Remington Model 8/81s for a new barrel takedown tool, then there isn't much value in marketing outside of the the forum.... or hope in making more than the remaining two prototypes. Apparently no one needs a new takedown tool.

Re: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:42 am
by 81police
Although this site has a ton of members, only a few are active & fewer post. I get inquiries frequently about take-down tools. Next one I get i'll send your way. Keep this post on-going. Every 8/81 owner needs 1 good take down tool.

Re: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:46 am
by cantgrowup
Thanks Cam.

Re: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:06 pm
by Bandersnatch
I bought the tool I use, which is similar to this one, on eBay. Might be a place to go.

Re: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:35 am
by kenhwind
Bandersnatch wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:06 pm
I bought the tool I use, which is similar to this one, on eBay. Might be a place to go.
I would try an eBay listing eBay has a lot of traffic compared to one forum.
Once these Model 8 and 81 Rifles have been disassembled and thoroughly cleaned there's really no reason to take the barrel assembled back apart.

Re: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale

Posted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:03 pm
by jazzbo54
cantgrowup: I would love to buy one of your spanner wrenches. If you have any to sell, please let me know how I could buy one.
Many thanks!
jazzbo54

Re: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:07 am
by Koltray
For anyone considering getting one of these. Mine works great. No complaints. And seeing how hard these take down tools are to find, it would really behove you to get one. Before I had the tool,I was having issues with my gun cycling correctly. After getting the tool and being able to see my barrel, it was clear as to why. There was an old yellow greasiness on the barrel that was making it have a delay in the back and fourth motion of the barrel. So this (in my mind) is a very essential tool for any model 8/81 owner.

Re: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:22 am
by Craiger
I would like one of your tools, please let me know if any are still available. Thank You

Re: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:27 am
by MinnesotaDan
I would like to purchase one of these. Thanks.

Re: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:21 pm
by cantgrowup
Email me at cantgrowup@hotmail.com .
I have one tool left for sale.

Re: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:37 pm
by MrEShopper
Are these all gone? Hate to have missed them. Are more being made?

Re: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:46 am
by grendel_45
me too (hate to have missed them) ...please send me a PM rwhuff@garlic.com

I will buy a takedown tool...

Re: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:41 am
by cantgrowup
Hey guys,

I have a batch of 25 tools being fabricated now. I've got a list of people that have contacted me on this forum and will send you an email or message when I get them from the machine shop. You can write me directly at cantgrowup@hotmail.com

Re: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:46 pm
by cantgrowup
I will be receiving the next batch of 25 barrel shroud tools from the machine shop in the next couple of weeks. I already have a waiting list of eight or so new customers, but if you'd like one of these tools for your Model 8/81 "ladies", drop me an email at cantgrowup@hotmail.com. I still have not received the final invoice from the machine shop for this first production batch of twenty-five tools, so I'm not exactly sure what the new price will be. The 3 prototypes that I sold were $80 plus $9 Priority Mail S&H. This next batch should be priced similarly.

Obviously, there is not a huge market our there for Remington Model 8/81 tools. I basically took this venture on to satisfy my own requirements and to help out fellow collectors. This was not conceived of as a money-making enterprise. I doubt that there will be enough demand to make a third batch of tools.

Because I now own nine of these Model 8/81 rifles myself, they tend to crowd each other in the gun safe. The protruding bolt knobs on these guns are bad about trying to scratch their safe-mates. So, I did some research and found some soft silicone bolt knob protectors that are perfect. They slip on easily but are undersized just enough to where they don't fall off. I had to order 100 of them for the minimum quantity, so I'll throw in one free knob protector with each barrel shroud tool. I will be asking $1 for each additional bolt knob protector. (Note: Lowe's and Home Depot don't have the necessary size! :D )

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Re: New Rem Model 8 barrel tool for sale (Next batch is ready!)

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:15 pm
by Kcgibbons
Are all the takedown tools taken? I will buy one if not! Kcgibbons25@gmail.com