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picked up a parts set

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:46 pm
by uhjohnson ... =452319387 just got this .25 set off GB and it is great. the bore is pristine and the barrel jacket/head is solid. the patent lines highest date is 1902 and the sight appears to be original however it does not have the 1902 date like the sight on my #4187 gun. I bought this parts set to replace the loose jacket/head on my gun and now I am wondering if I should replace the .30 bolt in my gun with the .25 and change the gun to a .25


Re: picked up a parts set

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:59 pm
by Bandersnatch
As I understand it, the bolt heads on all the small caliber guns are the same, so you could just swap barrels.

Re: picked up a parts set

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:27 pm
by uhjohnson
Does the magazine have to be swapped out

Re: picked up a parts set

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:00 pm
by Bandersnatch
I don't *think* so. The case bodies are the same diameter and all the cartridges are the same length.

At least this is so for .25, .30, .32.

Re: picked up a parts set

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:53 am
by Phyrbird
UHJ, I have all 3 barrel assemblies. Your 30Rem receiver parts just might surprise you and fit the 25Rem barrel. 8-) I would be very careful about headspace if you put the 25 on the 30R receiver. If it is too long you could end up with a separated case when fired. :x
The bolts and extractors are identical. :geek:
There are only side spring differences in the magazines. They all fit.

I have 2 of the semi buckhorn sights like the one in the Pics. Neither has Remington markings and were from an original installation. Yours is correct for the period and probably Remington manufacture.

I have a need to do some trading. Sending PM

Re: picked up a parts set

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:35 am
by TRX
Uuuhhh... it never occurred to me that while the 8 was a takedown rifle, that it could be a "switchbarrel" too. Though I'm happy with the .30 caliber.

After discovering the Model 8 by chance on the internet, I bought one sight unseen via Gunbroker, hoping I hadn't made a horrible mistake. And the longer I keep that rifle, the more I like it...