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by Roger
Tue May 14, 2024 3:01 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Round knobs and uncommon buttplates
Replies: 10
Views: 2635

Re: Round knobs and uncommon buttplates

Hey Luke, I’m pretty sure you are right about going to the Tulsa gunshow. With Bidens new ruling,we may be headed for trouble. But no politics here on this forum. Just rest assured that you won’t be disappointed if you can get to the Tulsa show. There’s no way to really describe it to anyone, except...
by Roger
Fri May 10, 2024 3:29 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Round knobs and uncommon buttplates
Replies: 10
Views: 2635

Re: Round knobs and uncommon buttplates

Hey Luke, what a beautiful group of round knobs and more scarce buttplates. I have a 25 M8 with the top tang buttplate,but it’s a straight gripper. I’ve found that most of those are in a somewhat narrow serial number range. The other 2 types of buttplates I’ve never been lucky enough to acquire. I’v...
by Roger
Sun Apr 21, 2024 3:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tulsa Gun Show
Replies: 9
Views: 2554

Re: Tulsa Gun Show

Hey Cameron, I felt just like you about missing the Tulsa show. But maybe we can make it to the November show later this year. I always want to go there ,but sometimes there are conflicts in our lives that make it difficult to get there. I’m hoping that my youngest son and I can figure out a way to ...
by Roger
Wed Mar 20, 2024 3:29 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Serial 956 is without a home
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Re: Serial 956 is without a home

Hey guys, I really can’t tell for sure, but this FN looks like a reblue. The pics aren’t good enough to tell for sure. However ,for the price, it is probably a smoking hot deal for someone who is willing to have e reblue. Any FN1900 is a collectible rifle for sure. If I had it in my hands , I probab...
by Roger
Thu Mar 14, 2024 2:39 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Sharing the FN 1900 Database
Replies: 7
Views: 1308

Re: Sharing the FN 1900 Database

Hey Cameron, I’m completely computer illiterate. But my youngest son is an IT professional in Kansas City,and he might be able to give you a few pieces of advice. I would have to ask him. But I personally think it would be a great idea,even though I don’t have any idea where to start,lol. Let me kno...
by Roger
Mon Mar 11, 2024 3:26 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Remington model 81 F
Replies: 22
Views: 1478

Re: Remington model 81 F

Hey John, Thanks for sending these to me and also for posting them here on the forum. I still believe it’s a real beauty. These are definitely a rare variation of our beloved M8s and M81s.You are definitely gathering an impressive collection. I’m glad you got this one.
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Mon Feb 26, 2024 4:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tulsa Gun Show
Replies: 9
Views: 2554

Re: Tulsa Gun Show

Hey Hibby, asking a collector like Jack,or I for that matter, to attend the Tulsa Gunshow without buying anything is like asking a child at Christmas not to eat any cookies or candy! I understand your thoughts though. Watch out for Jackitus my friends!
Roger
by Roger
Thu Feb 22, 2024 3:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tulsa Gun Show
Replies: 9
Views: 2554

Re: Tulsa Gun Show

Hey Jack, My son and I were hoping to return to the show in April. We attended the last 2 November shows. But Kathy is having surgery around that time,and I had knee surgery a few weeks ago and haven’t fully recovered yet. Would love to see you,but I don’t believe it will happen this spring. My son ...
by Roger
Thu Jan 25, 2024 3:03 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member from Texas
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: New Member from Texas

Hey there Royce, Welcome aboard. You’ll find the members here to be helpful when you need the help. If you have questions,ask away and you’ll probably get some responses. You are lucky to have a family heirloom rifle. Be glad that you are given this opportunity. Hopefully you will be able to take it...
by Roger
Sat Jan 20, 2024 4:45 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: MinnesotaDan Buck
Replies: 9
Views: 2039

Re: MinnesotaDan Buck

Congratulations Dan, Just take a minute to interject on this subject. Being from Iowa, we are glad that our legislators finally gave up the shotgun only laws here. They haven’t made any sense here for many years. It’s legal to hunt coyotes 24 hrs a day,365 days a year here in Iowa, with any gun that...
by Roger
Mon Jan 08, 2024 5:02 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Krueger magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: Krueger magazine

Hey John, I have to agree. However it’s supply and demand,just like always. He’s probably just testing the waters, because he’s posted make an offer on the listing
Roger
by Roger
Sun Jan 07, 2024 4:37 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Krueger magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: Krueger magazine

Kreiger ,damn spellcheck
Roger
by Roger
Sat Jan 06, 2024 4:54 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Krueger magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Krueger magazine

Hey guys, I have tried to post a link to these ,but I’m not smart enough to get them to move. There are 4 Krueger magazines listed on gunbroker today. It may have been there yesterday, I had an outpatient knee surgery yesterday so I wouldn’t have seen it. I know there are members who need/want one o...
by Roger
Fri Dec 29, 2023 4:21 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington 8 in .32 Rem
Replies: 15
Views: 1779

Re: Remington 8 in .32 Rem

Sir, I’m glad you are doing well and having fun with your rifle. I too have had great success with 32 Remington. I’ve never understood why people don’t like this caliber, and its cohort,32 Winchester special.
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Fri Dec 29, 2023 4:17 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: can the Model 8/81 function without magazine indicator?
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Re: can the Model 8/81 function without magazine indicator?

Adam,I don’t have any spare barrels that are 35 or 300. I do have some spare 30 Remington barrel assemblies. Sorry I can’t help you. I have several other parts though, so email me if you need something else. I might have it. My email address is in the address box below. Good luck with your project R...
by Roger
Thu Dec 28, 2023 4:40 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: can the Model 8/81 function without magazine indicator?
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Re: can the Model 8/81 function without magazine indicator?

Hey there Adam Lee, I’m glad to see you’re back on the forum. I too have been just watching a lot over the last few years. My excuse was that I was too busy to post anything. Well now that I’m retired,the only thing in my way of posting here is my own laziness! Because of my health issues, now, I’m ...
by Roger
Fri Dec 15, 2023 5:55 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 F grade
Replies: 4
Views: 895

Re: Model 8 F grade

Whoops, I guess I should have read the description.
Roger
by Roger
Fri Dec 15, 2023 4:32 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 F grade
Replies: 4
Views: 895

Re: Model 8 F grade

Hey John, I saw this listing back a while ago. I’m not sure from only the pictures but it looks like it may have an additional drop added to the stock. However it may just be the type of stock on the Fgrade. Anyway she’s a beauty,for sure.
Roger
by Roger
Wed Dec 13, 2023 4:09 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member from NY
Replies: 7
Views: 1313

Re: New Member from NY

Sir, welcome aboard. You’re very lucky to live in that beautiful part of the state. Being so close to the Remington factory, I’m sure that you do run across m8@81s with some regularity. Here in Iowa, you seldom see them at all. My collection was built up by buying them when I saw and could afford th...
by Roger
Sat Dec 09, 2023 4:05 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Model 8 30-30 Remington
Replies: 5
Views: 1163

Re: Model 8 30-30 Remington

Sorry, but I’ve owned 30/30 marked rifles as late as early 20,000 serial numbers. However, who knows when those barrels and extensions were actually made. I’m sure that Cameron may know the correct answer to these questions.
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Sat Dec 09, 2023 3:59 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington 8 in .32 Rem
Replies: 15
Views: 1779

Re: Remington 8 in .32 Rem

Sir, I looked at some of my deer loads and some of my rifles have liked the Speer 170s over 31.5 grs. Of 3031. But some also liked 33 grs. The ftx Hornady loads were with Leverevolution powder,not 3031.My Speer manual says that 33 is near the maximum. Proceed with caution. I’ve always used the 32 Wi...
by Roger
Fri Dec 08, 2023 4:36 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Remington 8 in .32 Rem
Replies: 15
Views: 1779

Re: Remington 8 in .32 Rem

Sir, I’m glad you did well with your new to you, 32 Remington M8. I’ve killed several deer with 32 Remington, and have some loads worked up 3031 and Speer bullets. I’ll have to dig around to find them but will send them to you if I can find them. I do remember though,that my best results for 32 Remi...
by Roger
Sun Dec 03, 2023 3:36 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member with some questions!
Replies: 9
Views: 1765

Re: New member with some questions!

Sir, I believe that the 300 savage uses the same one as the 35. I’ve owned several 300 s and they all said 35. As for the safety, I never thought about tearing it apart. If it not broken, don’t fix it. Take that piece of advise from a retired remodeling contractor who has learned the hard way,severa...
by Roger
Fri Nov 17, 2023 4:05 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: New to me:FN1900
Replies: 13
Views: 3010

Re: New to me:FN1900

Hey guys,Thanks to everyone for all the nice comments. And Ranman, you are entitled to your opinion for sure. I think that the plain barrel version is less common here in the USA, but maybe not so much in Canada. Who knows. I do know that mine came from one of the premier collections in the USA. The...
by Roger
Tue Nov 14, 2023 3:09 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: New to me:FN1900
Replies: 13
Views: 3010

Re: New to me:FN1900

Well guys,here’s the story. Last November at the Tulsa show, I walked away from the opportunity to buy one of Bob Creamers FN1900s. I bought some Winchesters instead,and I’ve been sorry ever since. So this summer, I contacted Corey about it and he said he would talk to his Dad to see if he had any m...
by Roger
Tue Nov 14, 2023 6:07 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: New to me:FN1900
Replies: 13
Views: 3010

New to me:FN1900

Hey fellas, While attending the Tulsa gunshow, I was fortunate enough to acquire an FN1900. I’ll get some pictures taken,and submit some more information about it.
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Mon Oct 23, 2023 1:17 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Manufacturing New Barrel Nut Washers - Preference
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Re: Manufacturing New Barrel Nut Washers - Preference

Sir,I’m not a mechanical expert. But I don’t believe that this would work. There’s a reason JMBrowning designed it the way it is. And even if he didn’t design that particular piece, some one at Remington did.
Just the opinion of a retired remodeling contractor.
Roger
by Roger
Sun Oct 22, 2023 3:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bullet knife shirt
Replies: 3
Views: 1014

Re: Bullet knife shirt

Hey fellas, I’m wearing mine right now. I’ve had it for a long time, and it’s getting pretty worn. But I still like it just the same.
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Thu Oct 12, 2023 4:18 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: At last!
Replies: 19
Views: 4441

Re: At last!

Hey Luke, You have acquired a really nice Fn1900. I remember how excited I was when I got the only one that I still own. The low serial number makes it extra special. And a truly great collectible. Congratulations
Roger
by Roger
Fri Aug 25, 2023 3:02 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Special police M81 on gun broker
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

Re: Special police M81 on gun broker

Sir , I know next to nothing about these conversions. But I do recognize that it’s been parkerized at some time in the past. It has no police markings that I can see. I personally, wouldn’t want to spend much money for this piece. That’s my analysis.
Thanks for your time,
Roger
by Roger
Thu Aug 10, 2023 3:32 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Year, value, info...
Replies: 6
Views: 1557

Re: Year, value, info...

Sir , please don’t take offense. But I would need many good pictures to evaluate your heirloom rifle. My email is in the address box below if you would rather send them directly to me.
Roger
by Roger
Thu Jul 13, 2023 3:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hooray !! Forum's back !!
Replies: 4
Views: 1167

Re: Hooray !! Forum's back !!

Me too. I thought it was my machine.
Roger
by Roger
Wed Jun 28, 2023 3:18 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 C-grade
Replies: 11
Views: 3296

Re: Model 8 C-grade

Hey John, I’m glad it is a proven c grade. The auction pics were awful and I wasn’t even sure that it was a factory checkering job. It actually looked like it might have been a checkered A grade. But the high grade wood made that seem far fetched. The wood could easily have been used on an F or E gr...
by Roger
Mon Jun 12, 2023 3:51 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: .300 Savage 81 not cycling properly
Replies: 21
Views: 3905

Re: .300 Savage 81 not cycling properly

Sir, I only have limited experience with jamming or not cycling correctly in the m8@81s. I do have one rule that I can share. You can’t use too much oil lubricant in long recoil firearms. In other words,lube the heck out of all surfaces that can cause friction. This probably won’t help you with your...
by Roger
Fri May 12, 2023 3:28 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Finally
Replies: 15
Views: 3270

Re: Finally

Sir, I know that feeling of finally getting ahold of an FN 1900. It took me many years to get mine. Congratulations on your new rifle. It looks like it is in great shape. I had a chance to buy another one at Tulsa last November, but couldn’t afford it after buying some rare Winchester rifles and a S...
by Roger
Thu Feb 09, 2023 5:01 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Remington model 8-D grade
Replies: 14
Views: 4448

Re: Remington model 8-D grade

Hey John, I was definitely struck with my own case of Jackitus. More recently I’ve been concentrating on selling off some of my collection. Now that I’m retired, there’s never as much money for buying great pieces. However as I have sold off some pieces, I’ve tried to reinvest some of the money into...
by Roger
Sat Feb 04, 2023 4:49 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Remington model 8-D grade
Replies: 14
Views: 4448

Re: Remington model 8-D grade

Hey John T, it looks like a beautiful rifle. I’m sure if it could talk it would tell some great stories. I hate to be the one to point this out, but it appears that a case of jackitus has taken ahold of you. Please don’t take offense, it’s just an observation from an old man in Iowa. Thanks for your...
by Roger
Sun Jan 01, 2023 5:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Happy new year
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

Happy new year

I know I don’t post much anymore,but I still look at the forum 4 or 5 times a week. Now that I’m getting older, it doesn’t seem as important to me as it was. I’ve sold off close to half my collection. I’ve re- invested some of the money in other more expensive guns. But I’m more interested in fishin...
by Roger
Tue Dec 20, 2022 3:57 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: .300 Savage 81 not cycling properly
Replies: 21
Views: 3905

Re: .300 Savage 81 not cycling properly

Sir, this is just my opinion,but I’ve got to wonder if the increased pounding that the link is subject to,over time is too much pressure on a part that wasn’t designed for it. Maybe Remington strengthened it after a while in the M81. 300 savage is a cartridge with more recoil than the original 4cali...
by Roger
Thu Dec 08, 2022 5:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Model 8 Christmas 2022 !!
Replies: 7
Views: 2761

Re: Merry Model 8 Christmas 2022 !!

Merry Christmas to all our members! A special word of thanks to Cameron for everything you do for us. And most of all, praise God and many,many thanks for the gift of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Thu Dec 01, 2022 3:43 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 8 25 rem.
Replies: 0
Views: 2131

Model 8 25 rem.

Hey fellas, it looks like the model 8s in 25 rem. are coming out of the woodwork again. Not too long ago,you couldn’t find one anywhere. If you’re interested,check out gunbroker and guns international.
Roger
by Roger
Tue Nov 01, 2022 3:54 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: .300 Savage 81 not cycling properly
Replies: 21
Views: 3905

Re: .300 Savage 81 not cycling properly

Sir, I once had an 81 in 300 savage that wouldn’t eject properly. It ended up that the small end of the link was bent. I changed the link and the problem disappeared. It’s been too long ago for me to remember how I figured it out. Just an observation from my many years of shooting M8/81s. Thanks for...
by Roger
Fri Oct 28, 2022 3:07 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Serial 97 Pre-Model 8
Replies: 15
Views: 3682

Re: Serial 97 Pre-Model 8

Well that would explain it. Maybe we could meet in Tulsa at the show. I’m always glad to meet collector’s. I had a good friend who lived near Denton,Texas for years. So that’s why I expressed an interest in your post.
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Wed Oct 26, 2022 3:26 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Serial 97 Pre-Model 8
Replies: 15
Views: 3682

Re: Serial 97 Pre-Model 8

Sir, partial serial numbers are sometimes printed on the inside area of the barrel jacket extension. Where it meets the front of the receiver. However it appears to me,that this not a consistent practice. I’m lucky enough to know Bob Creamer and his sons. When I see them in Tulsa in 2 weeks I’ll try...
by Roger
Mon Oct 24, 2022 2:54 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Some FN1900s
Replies: 24
Views: 7265

Re: Some FN1900s

Sir, Your latest addition is a true holy grail for us collectors of M8@81 rifles. I was lucky enough to get one FN1900 a few years ago. But your collection is a great one. Here in Iowa, I’ve never even seen one other than the one I have. You are very lucky to have found so many of them. Congratulati...
by Roger
Wed Oct 19, 2022 3:52 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 8 25 caliber
Replies: 0
Views: 1961

Model 8 25 caliber

Hey fellas, I’m sure some of you already know this, but recently the 25 Remington model 8s are coming out of the woodwork on the auction sites. For those of you who are interested in acquiring one of these, now would be a good time to start looking at gunbroker and guns international. Thanks for you...
by Roger
Wed Oct 05, 2022 3:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: NYS more restrictions
Replies: 3
Views: 1614

Re: NYS more restrictions

Sir, I wondered how long it would take for the anti gunners to get around to our rifles. I’ve been worried about this for years
Thanks for your time
Roger
by Roger
Sun Oct 02, 2022 4:08 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Neat old Remington Poster from around 1919
Replies: 8
Views: 2687

Re: Neat old Remington Poster from around 1919

Sir, I’ve been collecting old gun,hunting and fishing advertising for 30 plus years . I’ve never seen this poster,but I wish I had. I have a few model 8/81 ads and posters,and rather large calendar that is actually a factory Remington reproduction. Thanks for sharing this with us here on the forum. ...
by Roger
Thu Sep 08, 2022 4:05 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Greetings from Oregon
Replies: 6
Views: 1837

Re: Greetings from Oregon

Hey fellas, I’m a lifelong resident of Iowa. Until recently, Rifleman was correct except for the late bonus doe season. It was for some southern Iowa counties in mid to late January. I grew up in that area and we hunted that season every year,for about 8 years. I shot many deer with my old rifles,us...
by Roger
Tue Sep 06, 2022 3:28 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: C grade at auction
Replies: 36
Views: 6819

Re: C grade at auction

Congratulations to you Mr. Taylor. I’m glad that someone who appreciates this rare piece won the auction. However it’s very disturbing that someone is trying to scam people with the other rifle. If these people spent half as much time doing an actual job, the world would certainly be a much better p...