While it is not in a horrible state, it definitely needs a good cleaning and rust removal job. I noticed on the bolt release that some surface rust was starting to form inside the receiver and figured it was time to give it a good run down.
Model 8 (Grade A?)
Barrel Date Code: OS
Barrel code says 1925 but according to the serial study here (http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/?page_id=450) it says 1922. I am assuming barrel code trumps the serial study?
My goal here is to give everyone a taste of what it would take to fully dissemble a model 8 and also a good approach to removing rust, grime, and caked on oil from their own rifle without affecting the original bluing/finish.
I will primarily be using a couple of tools to help out, I won't know exactly what will be needed till I get in deep, but I am assuming this will be a lighter job than some I have done in the past.
- Big Frontier 45 Scrub Pad
- .005 Diameter Brass Brushes (various sizes)
- Kroil Oil
- Brass Punch Set
- Precision Screw Drivers
- Rubber Mallet
So I did a preliminary dissembly of the major parts (Barrel, Stock, etc). Used a hex wrench to remove the barrel nut (take that Remington and your special wrenches). Was a little surprised that the barrel was Stainless Steel (or is that a chrome moly??)
Here are the individual parts - all are matching serials:
Next I will work on the receiver/bolt dissembly, which I am assuming the nitty gritty will be found.