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Tatooed Lady in a Full Monty

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:01 pm
by Phyrbird
Ladies and Gents,

Let me introduce a new (to me) tattooed Lady, In a full Monty:
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Notice the Nice tan (factory) overcoat.

Re: Tatooed Lady in a Full Monty

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:35 am
by rem81auto
Nice, let's see a pic of the box end.

Re: Tatooed Lady in a Full Monty

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:58 am
by 81police
oh I'm jealous! NICE Phyrbird :D

Re: Tatooed Lady in a Full Monty

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:17 am
by Phyrbird
Rem81auto,
Sorry, I'll get one soon but there only the markings on the bottom. I believe this is a return box used for a repair. Hey, it's Remington though :!: :!: and there's a period Marble's cleaning rod in the box. Pity, only 6 rounds of ammo. Gee I need some reloadable 25Rem and 32Rem brass. :cry:
If there was a sticker on the end it's gone. :(

CWS

Re: Tatooed Lady in a Full Monty

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:31 am
by rem81auto
Oh Well, still a great find >>> congrats. Dennis

Re: Tatooed Lady in a Full Monty

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:15 pm
by imfuncity
Outstanding!

Re: Tatooed Lady in a Full Monty

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:34 pm
by Phyrbird
Guys,
In the first picture there is something that looks like a "cookie" :?: :?: on the inside of the lid. You can just make it out just below the bolt handle. :mrgreen: Anyone wanna guess what it is? If you get it right I'll post a clearer photo. 8-)

Re: Tatooed Lady in a Full Monty

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:15 pm
by imfuncity
So, if not a gingerbread house cookie... I'm guessing a piece of the old styrofoam - to rest against the bolt handle.

Re: Tatooed Lady in a Full Monty

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:32 am
by 81police
i love cookies

Re: Tatooed Lady in a Full Monty

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:49 am
by DWalt
Would what appears to be a quick detachable sling swivel stud on the bottom of the buttstock have been original?

Re: Tatooed Lady in a Full Monty

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:50 pm
by Phyrbird
Come on Gents keep guessing: :lol: I give a hint; what would the factory put in a Gr D box to help the rifle? :ugeek:

Side note: I'm a Chocolate chip freak :twisted:

Side note 2: Yeah the sling swivel hole looks large for Uncle Mikes or other current sling hardware. From the look it's not been changed. :D

Re: Tatooed Lady in a Full Monty

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:52 pm
by ROBOPUMP
What butt plate does it have? It doesn't look like anything Henwood showed us.

ROB

Re: Tatooed Lady in a Full Monty

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:24 pm
by S and S HUNTCLUB
Hey ROBOPUMP, The butt plate is a "Semi-Military" style (pg. 48 of Henwood's book), which is quite rare for the Model 8 and a very nice factory option. The rear sling swivel eyelet is commonly found on the Remington "Special Police" Model 81's and it is suited for the Hook Style sling swivels (Like the Vintage Winchester Sling Hooks). The eyelets are often found on other vintage firearms as well.

Since this rifle has a "Model 81" barrel jacket (with the second style Model 81 barrel inscription) and the treaded barrel jacket stud location, Phirbird could easily add a barrel jacket eyelet, a set of "Hook Style" sling swivels, a vintage leather sling and this rifle would be a great hunting companion! The Model 81 barrel jacket, with the deeper factory barrel engraving, would explain the ( X TT ) December 1948 repair code and the return shipping box.

It's a good looking rifle & one that we would all enjoy using afield. Congrats Phirbird!

Enjoy Life, S and S HUNTCLUB

Re: Tatooed Lady in a Full Monty

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:25 pm
by Phyrbird
Robo,

Henwood's GR8
Pg 48 image 72 right. Steel semi military style. :D
The fitted S curve one.
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I Really Like it, wish for more. Nice curves on a Lady,

Re: Tatooed Lady in a Full Monty

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:45 am
by 81police
you certainly don't come across those buttplates often, very cool! Great story about the repair code and replaced barrel jacket. The gun's got some neat history ;)

Re: Tatooed Lady in a Full Monty

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:52 am
by Phyrbird
Jeff,
You're probably right, the barrel jacket head has the last 3 digits of the ser# on the right side. It's just possible the jacket got loose in the head and was repaired. I did find the box in Henwood's from Mr Creamer's collection. It looks like the label was of brown paper inked with the Remington logo of the period. They might have been out of the Model 8 jackets by the time this repair was completed. Rem8&81: If you could be so kind could I get clear photos of the printing on the paper box jacket for this box? I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks so much

Re: Tatooed Lady in a Full Monty

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:10 pm
by S and S HUNTCLUB
Hello Carl, Like you said sir, Remington was probably long out of the Model 8 barrel jackets by 1948. The Semi-Military butt plate and the Lyman 41R receiver sight are two very nice options. It's a great looking rifle and one that you will enjoy for many years to come! The 32 Remington caliber is also a very nice Whitetail cartridge. Enjoy Life, S and S HUNTCLUB

Follow-up: Tatooed Lady in a Full Monty

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 11:34 pm
by Phyrbird
Just to follow-up, close magnification of the jacket reveals the funky mark after the '48 barrel code is the bottom of a mis-stamped 3. Which would be a repair code. The jacket also has the small screw hole for the fore-arm, a model 8 only feature. It become apparent for some reason this barrel jacket had to be replaced in '48 at the factory for some reason with the only ones available a Model 81. Sure wish there were some way to get some history from the factory...
I've tried to photo the "3" but my camera skills are not that good...
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Side note: The "cookie" is a foam stick-on rust preventative. No way of knowing if it's factory...

Re: Tatooed Lady in a Full Monty

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 7:07 am
by S and S HUNTCLUB
Here are a couple of pictures Carl. Enjoy Life, S and S HUNTCLUB

Re: Tatooed Lady in a Full Monty

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 12:03 pm
by ctgodog
Phyrbird wrote:Robo,

Henwood's GR8
Pg 48 image 72 right. Steel semi military style. :D
The fitted S curve one.
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I Really Like it, wish for more. Nice curves on a Lady,
This is the same butt plate that is on my Grandfather's 1911 Model 8 25 Rem, that was rebarrelled for 30 Rem, but the rifle receiver still says 25 Rem.

Love the rifle Phyrbird!

Cllint