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Got the 1906!

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:33 pm
by In The Ten Ring
So I now have the Model 8 from 1906. Engraved caliber marking on receiver and 1500's serial number. It's a beauty! Very light-weigh compared to my Model 81.

Tang peep sight (Marbles) seems to be shimmed on one side and seems to go right with the factory rear sight. It loads and ejects fine (manually).

Stock heavily sanded in the wrist area (I knew this beforehand) but otherwise the stocks are very nice.

I bought a camera so as soon as I get a memory card I'll get some pics up.

If anyone has a Weaver T8 mount they want rid of, let me know as this one seems to have had one at some point.

Re: Got the 1906!

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:36 pm
by Sarge756

Re: Got the 1906!

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:07 pm
by In The Ten Ring
Wow man thanks! That's great.

It has an extra hole in it but who cares? I guess it would have to be modified to put on a modern scope but hey, it's a start, if I win it.

Re: Got the 1906!

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:44 pm
by 81police
In my opinion, the 1906 was the best made, and prettiest of all Model 8's. If you lay several of them out across the years (not refinished), you'll find the wood-to-metal fit of the earlier guns is substantially better than the rest and the metal parts look like they had considerably more time with hand fitting. Congrats!

Re: Got the 1906!

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:40 am
by In The Ten Ring
Well thanks man. I am very excited about it and hope to get it into the woods next year.

If I come across any more 1906's and have the money, I'll certainly try to scoop those up. Right now I really want both the .25 and .32 Remingtons but I realize I need to become a reloader.

Re: Got the 1906!

Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:15 am
by olskool
i was born a reloader! well almost, i started in 1967 when i was 10 and never looked back. glad you got the 1906. the closest i have is a 1908 25 cal. it is my most accurate one. what cal. is yours?

Re: Got the 1906!

Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:27 pm
by In The Ten Ring
Wow.....a 1908 in .25 Rem? That's great. The next .25 Rem I see (and I can afford if) I'm going to get it.

My 1906 is .35 Remington. It's such a light-weight rifle I bet it kicks pretty good! I'm going to try it out whenever I get a chance and then hunt with it next season. I've always liked older weapons and these old Remingtons just fit the bill for me perfectly.

Neat calibers, semi auto, blued steel and wood, great history, great style, stripper clip loading, peep sights, side mounted scopes.....what's not to like?

Re: Got the 1906!

Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:41 pm
by Phyrbird
Like :?: :?: Ten Ring look this one over, she's a Babe. No tattoos, but Decked Out :!: :!:


Re: Got the 1906!

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:44 am
by In The Ten Ring
Oh that's great! *I don't like tattoos anyway.

Have you shot her? How comfortable is the scope to use as it looks rather high.

*Nice RR pictures.