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Grandpa's Model 8 (Disturbing pic)

Post by avery53 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:10 pm

Bought this from a young fellow who said it was his Grampa's. It is a 1909 in 35 Rem in pretty good shape for a 102 year old gun.
BUT, junior decided to do an inprovement. :(
Let me know what you think of my treasure.
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Re: Grandpa's Model 8 (Disturbing pic)

Post by rem81auto » Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:22 pm

Well, you will never have to worry about the action over heating from rapid fire shooting :shock: ... too bad because otherwise it's a very nice looking rifle. Dennis

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Re: Grandpa's Model 8 (Disturbing pic)

Post by avery53 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:33 pm

I bet if there was any way to come back, grampa would kick junior's butt around the block a couple of times. ;)

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Re: Grandpa's Model 8 (Disturbing pic)

Post by rem81auto » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:06 pm

avery,
I think if it were mine I would have a good welder fill in the holes with a mild steel/coat hanger. I would than dress down and finish with 600 grit paper and do a Cold blue or Blue Wonder touch up. I bet it would look a thousand percent better. Dennis

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Post by 81police » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:53 pm

at least you have several options for scope bases, haha. Really nice rifle otherwise.
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Post by imfuncity » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:59 pm

Looks like an AD with a drill press! Perhaps this is why they put locks on them!!
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Post by DWalt » Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:22 am

I've seen desecrations just as bad (but not nearly so numerous) cleaned up by welding the holes, but it would take a real artist to do a good job of making the holes invisible, or nearly so. I'm not sure it would be worth the expense if you had to pay someone to weld, polish, and blue it. I have fixed holes by threading them and putting in a plug screw, followed by grinding smooth and polishing, but you can always see traces of the hole. But at least it looked better than it was.

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Post by avery53 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:42 am

I don't know whether to try a fix, or part out the old girl. It's a real shame.
I don't think it would hurt the function, but darn it is ugly like it is.
Need to think on it awhile.
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Post by imfuncity » Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:57 am

Depending upon $'s into it, I'd vote for parting it out. Filling the holes then some kind of textured finish that covers them just would not make it - IMHO.

Wonder why every time I look at your picture I have a craving for swiss cheese?
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Post by tx81 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:27 pm

"Disturbing" was definitely an understatement. Showed the pics to my 15 year old son who is just now starting to realize that 'old' guns have a lot more than $$ value. His first word was "WHY?" Simple question with no simple answer.

Don't think the 'improvements' harm the action, but like someone else has already said -- "It's darned ugly".

My vote would be to part it out, but that's just me.

Hope you didn't invest much $$ into that sale.

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Post by avery53 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:35 pm

Don't think the 'improvements' harm the action, but like someone else has already said -- "It's darned ugly".

My vote would be to part it out, but that's just me.
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The action seems to work OK, and I don't think shooting it would be a problem, But ugly it is! :)
It would be a shame to part it out, but I think it is probably the best bet.
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Post by 45guy » Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:36 pm

If you decide to part it out, I happen to know of a board member with a love for ugly model 8's...
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Post by gramps35 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:07 pm

That last pic makes me want to cry.

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Post by moses » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:44 pm

The model-8 with the 16 holes drilled in it is now mine---It works and shoots so nice I am having it fixed. It is in the hands of a good smith, I talked to him today and he says it is all most done, The bore is like new and it is to nice to part out-----UGLY it was---lol Moses

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Post by 81police » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:40 am

congrats on your Model 8 Moses, we'd all love to see pictures of this resurrected "springpole" ;)
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Post by moses » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:03 am

I just joined this site yesterday, And I allmost pooped my paints when I seen the gun I bought off of gunbroker with the 16 holes in it. I bought it in January, As a shooter---And shoot it will.I am having a scope put on it----Should be able to match up a hole or two---lol. I will let you all know how it turns out. Moses

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Post by rem81auto » Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:15 am

moses wrote:Should be able to match up a hole or two---lol. Moses


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Re: Grandpa's Model 8 (Disturbing pic)

Post by 35Rem » Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:19 am

Welcome to the site. Glad you are enjoying your "new" 8.

We need updated pictures! :mrgreen:
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Post by Roger » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:16 pm

Moses, just viewed Grandpa's model 8 for the first time. I'm glad you have taken the project in hand to run with it. I believe all old guns deserve a good home where they'll be used for the purpose they were built for. Hope to see. Pics of it finished soon!!____ Roger
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Post by moses » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:48 pm

I have 4-81s and 5-8s, Only one of them is orig, The rest are re-blues---pads added--wood redone but I just love to shoot them, I hope to shoot a deer with one of them this season, Dont know with what one--lol. I just cant see taking a good rifle and just putting in a safe and never using it, But thats just my thought. I like this site, I think I am really going to enjoy it. Mo.

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Post by Roger » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:14 pm

Moses, I couldn't agree with you more. I love deer hunting w/ my model 8/81 s. I usually shoot several each Jan. Late antlerless season here in Iowa. I own 25 _8/81 s@ shoot them alot at the range too. I want to use all my guns. Colts Winchester, Remington, Browning's etc. Have fun,that's why we do this!___Roger
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Post by moses » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:34 am

Thats the way I see it to, I have lots of guns and I use them all--Even had some old winchester 86s redone---caught hell for that---But the shape they were in they were not useable---They are now. I live in the country, Right next to a shooting range, cant get any better then that. As a matter of fact--I think I will wonder over there this morning and fire off a few rounds. You take care of them 8s. Moses

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Post by moses » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:45 pm

I got my old ugly model-8 back today, You could never tell its the same gun, It turned out really good. Now I dont have to hide it anymore when my friends come over---lol. Moses

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Post by Roger » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:39 pm

Moses ,I hope to see pics soon. I however have trouble posting pics on this forum site, so hopefully you are more successful than I've been. Can was kind enuf to post one picture for me.
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Post by 81police » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:32 pm

Moses is right, we'd love to see pictures of your Model 8 ;)
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Re: Grandpa's Model 8 (Disturbing pic)

Post by imfuncity » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:10 pm

As they say, didn't really happen unless there are pictures! ;) :lol:
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