Missed the birthday

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Missed the birthday

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Last year I bought my first Model 8. I collected brass, loading dies, and some loaded ammunition for it. Other things blocked a range trip - the nearest real range is 60 miles one way, so it doesn't happen often anyway.

Time rolled on, and I planned to make a range excursion last month, since my 8 was made in August of 1914. More stuff happened, and I missed its hundredth birthday... <sigh>

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Bummer. But, she's old enough that she probably won't remember you forgot... particularly if you take her out for a spin in the near future. Enjoy.
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Even if you are old enough you can still the best day on your life. :)

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A friend invited me along to an indoor range today. They have a 50-yard rifle range too, so I took the Model 8 along with the 1911.

Wow. The Model 8 is schweet to shoot. Recoil was negligible compared the .30-30 Winchester 94 Mike brought along. The 8 comes up to point naturally, trigger pull was clean, and though Mike swore he felt something odd about the recoil, I didn't notice anything.

The Mike fondled the 8 and asked a lot of questions... I have a feeling he might acquire one of his own in the near future.

The only thing I don't like about the 8 is that it's hard to load the magazine. The cartridges have to go *way* down there, and there's a lot of stuff to break a thumbnail on. Now I know why the design has provision for stripper clips. I need a couple of those.

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Oh, and while I'm at it - pulling the barrel only takes a moment, but the sling connecting the two pieces was awkward. I decided to take a sling off, so I looked at the swivels. Hmm, flathead screws. The screwdriver fit was poor, so I looked more closely at the screw slots. Hmm. Radiused bottom.

I fished a dime out of my pocket, stuck it in the screw slot, and turned the sling swivel screw out. I don't know if Remington specifically engineered the swivels to take a dime as a tool, but it works perfectly. Also, the torque needed by the fine threads is just about what you can do with a dime.

Also, the screws are captive in the swivels, do they don't get lost. How's that for some slick engineering?

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Ah.... No pictures? Didn't happen. ;) .5 like. :lol:

Was told when I first got into old guns (by a much older gunny) that scope ring screws, take down screws, sling screws, etc. were specifically designed to be removed by coins. (Apparently they didn't have the big SUVs, trucks, ATVs, etc. to carry around the tool boxes we find so essential.) :o
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Thats another reason we still find stuff in the buttstocks :lol:
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