Our Remington Model 8

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kenhwind
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Our Remington Model 8

Post by kenhwind » Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:54 am

OK. This is my second post, and seems in how I already have a photobucket account the pictures should be a done deal.
This was my Dad's rifle it is .35 caliber and the stock is marked #3.
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The pictures ain't the best, but took me awhile just to get these.
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Re: Our Remington Model 8

Post by Hardrada55 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:48 pm

What's the verdict guys....."C" grade? Or what? With the stock marked "3", I would think it's a righteous "C" grade. What do ya'll think?
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Re: Our Remington Model 8

Post by kenhwind » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:44 pm

Here is a couple of closer pics I just took;
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Re: Our Remington Model 8

Post by 35Rem » Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:08 am

must be a "C" grade. It's sure is a good looking rifle.
Nice checkering, too. I like it.
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Re: Our Remington Model 8

Post by 81police » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:01 am

kenhwind,

Your rifle is almost surely a No. 3 Special, which is what they later deemed a "C" grade. Fantastic looking model 8.
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Re: Our Remington Model 8

Post by kenhwind » Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:45 am

That you guys for the input and kind words.
My brother and I needed cash several months and tried to sell it. Well we ain't gonna sell it now. Some of the collectors at the gun show didn't realize it was factory. I had my suspicion it is a "C" grade.

When my Dad passed away I dissasembled and cleaned it. When shooting it, the rifle would lock open. Dummy me assembled it with the Magazine indicator sprin on top of the bolt rail. I don't think I did it that way I guess the spring slipped out of its slot in the receiver.
So I took it apart again and found my oops. Lucky I didn't go any more damage than it did.
Anyway that's when I noticed a "3" and the serial Number on the stock.

Well I went investigating and found this site, and here I am.
Nice site. I not a real forum person, but there are some good ones that don't put up with any nonsense.

I also have a leather case and will post pictures of it. As far as I know the gun came in it. Not sure if is for the Model 8 or just a case that was available back in the golden days of gun making.

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