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by MinnesotaDan
Mon May 13, 2024 9:01 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Round knobs and uncommon buttplates
Replies: 10
Views: 2639

Re: Round knobs and uncommon buttplates

Hey Luke,

That is a nice collection of round knobs. The rifles' conditions look great!

Dan
by MinnesotaDan
Sat Apr 06, 2024 9:05 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member in FL
Replies: 3
Views: 800

Re: New Member in FL

Welcome!
by MinnesotaDan
Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:15 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Ammo for the autoloaders
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Re: Ammo for the autoloaders

That is a very nice collection, Luke.
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Mar 21, 2024 9:48 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: help with model 8
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Re: help with model 8

The peep sight is worth around $200. Is it a Lyman or a Marbles?
by MinnesotaDan
Sun Mar 17, 2024 10:26 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Newly Acquired Model 8
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Re: Newly Acquired Model 8

A date code of DB would make it a September 1933 manufacture.
by MinnesotaDan
Mon Mar 11, 2024 8:49 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Newly Acquired Model 8
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Re: Newly Acquired Model 8

What is the chambering? What is it's date of manufacture? From what I see in the two photos, it looks like you have a very nice Model 8, for a really nice price . Refinished, but again, it looks nice from the photo. There is lots of information on this site, and lots of knowledge with the guys on th...
by MinnesotaDan
Sun Mar 10, 2024 11:34 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Remington model 81 F
Replies: 22
Views: 1484

Re: Remington model 81 F

Well done, and thanks for sharing the photos, John!

There is certainly a lot to like about this fantastic old rifle.
by MinnesotaDan
Mon Feb 19, 2024 11:13 am
Forum: History of the 8 /81
Topic: Dont think I can afford this one! Police Special
Replies: 3
Views: 781

Re: Dont think I can afford this one! Police Special

It would be interesting to see if one of the other three in the data base had a mismatched magazine, too (i.e. the magazines had been swapped).
by MinnesotaDan
Fri Jan 26, 2024 6:19 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: MinnesotaDan Buck
Replies: 9
Views: 2041

Re: MinnesotaDan Buck

Hey Tony, I just drove by Camp Ripley today, coming back from our place up by Longville. The Minnesota buck that I got this year was out of Moose Willow WMA. I got him with a 35 Remington out of a Marlin 336. We usually hunt on the east side of Leech Lake, but I decided to take a different approach ...
by MinnesotaDan
Sat Jan 20, 2024 8:54 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: MinnesotaDan Buck
Replies: 9
Views: 2041

Re: MinnesotaDan Buck

Thanks Roger. Your "ramblings" are very insightful. I have thought it interesting that under Iowa law, it would not be legal to shoot a deer during the regular gun season with a 30 Remington, but it would to use a 35 Whelan, or even 50 BMG. It makes no sense to me. 30 or 32 Remington would...
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Jan 18, 2024 9:08 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: MinnesotaDan Buck
Replies: 9
Views: 2041

Re: MinnesotaDan Buck

Thanks, John and Luke! Hibby, if you ever want to venture out to Minnesota to chase whitetails, let me know. There are not a lot of deer north of the Twin Cities right now, but up there, Minnesota will allow you to hunt with any of the Model 8/81 chamberings. I was fortunate enough to get a nice sev...
by MinnesotaDan
Tue Jan 16, 2024 2:02 pm
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: MinnesotaDan Buck
Replies: 9
Views: 2041

Re: MinnesotaDan Buck

Thanks, Cam for posting this photo for me as I was having trouble. While hunting with my brother and friends, I shot this little spike buck in Iowa last month with this 101 year old Model 8. It is in 35 Remington, (as legal caliber in Iowa is 35 cal or larger). I was using a 200 gr. Hawk bullet over...
by MinnesotaDan
Sun Dec 10, 2023 6:22 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member from NY
Replies: 7
Views: 1316

Re: New Member from NY

Welcome to the forum. Lots of good information here on these great rifles.
by MinnesotaDan
Tue Nov 28, 2023 3:05 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: 2023 Buck
Replies: 6
Views: 1267

Re: 2023 Buck

Great story and a great buck! Thank you for sharing the photos, too. Well done.
by MinnesotaDan
Sat Nov 18, 2023 2:48 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: New to me:FN1900
Replies: 13
Views: 3013

Re: New to me:FN1900

It is a spectacular example of this fine rifle.
by MinnesotaDan
Mon Nov 06, 2023 3:35 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: New to me Krieger 300 sav
Replies: 4
Views: 1505

Re: New to me Krieger 300 sav

Enjoy the rifle. It is a good one.
by MinnesotaDan
Tue Oct 31, 2023 11:41 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Boozhoo from Minnesota
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Re: Boozhoo from Minnesota

Hello and welcome. I would be most concerned about the ammo if it is old. If it is new ammo, probably not much to worry about in that regard. As far as the rifle itself, if it the bolt locks back, the magazine is functioning, and the barrel is freely sliding in the barrel sleeve, go ahead and shoot ...
by MinnesotaDan
Sat Oct 14, 2023 12:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Failure to extract? Failure to eject
Replies: 4
Views: 879

Re: Failure to extract? Failure to eject

Obviously it could be that the extractor needs to be replace. However, is this rifle scoped? If so, the windage adjustment knob can cause the case to end up back in the mag well on top of the magazine. In this case, it actually extracted, but then rebounded back off of the scope to land back in the ...
by MinnesotaDan
Fri Oct 13, 2023 1:05 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Hello from the Free State of Florida
Replies: 2
Views: 762

Re: Hello from the Free State of Florida

Welcome to the forum! Everyone here is very helpful. It is a great place to learn about these great John Browning designed rifles.
by MinnesotaDan
Fri Oct 13, 2023 1:02 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Kreiger for Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1401

Kreiger for Sale

FYI: I posted a penny start auction for a Kreiger in 300 Savage on Gunbroker. Dates to October 1945. Photos speak. Thanks.

Dan
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Oct 12, 2023 8:23 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: At last!
Replies: 19
Views: 4446

Re: At last!

Hibby,

What a great find and nice addition to your collection. Congratulations on receiving such a fine FN. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Dan
by MinnesotaDan
Sat Aug 26, 2023 3:50 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Shirt Designs for the Model 8
Replies: 51
Views: 9323

Re: Shirt Designs for the Model 8

By virtue of geographical advantage, I received my shirt already. It looks great-thanks!
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Aug 17, 2023 2:36 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Stith mounted 81
Replies: 13
Views: 2023

Re: Stith mounted 81

Luke,

Yes, it took a year to get the scope back, but they did a really nice job.

Let us know where you end up going with the scope, how well they did, and how long it took. That would be good information to have.

Dan
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Aug 17, 2023 8:26 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Stith mounted 81
Replies: 13
Views: 2023

Re: Stith mounted 81

Luke,

That is some nice wood on that 32!

A company that I used for scope repair was called Ironsight, Inc. They did a great job.

https://ironsightinc.com/
by MinnesotaDan
Tue Aug 15, 2023 12:07 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Stith mounted 81
Replies: 13
Views: 2023

Re: Stith mounted 81

Very nice rifles!
by MinnesotaDan
Sun Aug 13, 2023 4:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to delete PM's ????
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Re: How to delete PM's ????

LOL! I guess you are right-".......ain't many troubles that a man cain't fix
With seven hundred dollars and a thirty ought six."

That $700 can be put towards an adult beverage. Enjoy the drink, Joe.
by MinnesotaDan
Tue Aug 08, 2023 5:18 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Shirt Designs for the Model 8
Replies: 51
Views: 9323

Re: Shirt Designs for the Model 8

The email address worked in Paypal. Thanks. I look forward to the shirts.

Dan
by MinnesotaDan
Tue Aug 08, 2023 3:08 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Shirt Designs for the Model 8
Replies: 51
Views: 9323

Re: Shirt Designs for the Model 8

I tried Paypal, and @TTharp was "not found" by Paypal.

Please provide a different Paypal mode for payment-email, mobile #, or different contact.

Thanks.

Dan
by MinnesotaDan
Fri Jul 14, 2023 9:10 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 8/81 parts
Replies: 4
Views: 1431

Re: 8/81 parts

Good finds! Where were you able to locate them?
by MinnesotaDan
Tue Jul 04, 2023 8:21 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Sn # 22 has come home
Replies: 7
Views: 1300

Re: Sn # 22 has come home

Yes, very nice to get that one back. It's greater purpose might have been to further your friendship and share your interest in 8/81s with him-as many of these rifles have done for so many through the years.
by MinnesotaDan
Mon Jul 03, 2023 10:18 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Some FN1900s
Replies: 24
Views: 7273

Re: Some FN1900s

A truly spectacular find! Congratulations on acquiring it.
by MinnesotaDan
Tue Jun 27, 2023 7:43 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: .300 Savage 81 not cycling properly
Replies: 21
Views: 3914

Re: .300 Savage 81 not cycling properly

The only stovepiping I have ever experienced in shooting, pistols or rifles, were extractor related, or ammo related. I am not saying this is the only cause possible, just that is what I have always found to be the cause. One thing to try would be shooting a magazine of factory ammo. If it cycles fi...
by MinnesotaDan
Tue Jun 27, 2023 7:34 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8 C-grade
Replies: 11
Views: 3300

Re: Model 8 C-grade

That is a really nice rifle, the wood is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the photos, John.
by MinnesotaDan
Mon Jun 26, 2023 4:23 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: .300 Savage 81 not cycling properly
Replies: 21
Views: 3914

Re: .300 Savage 81 not cycling properly

Are you shooting handloads or factory ammo?
by MinnesotaDan
Wed May 24, 2023 9:11 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Shirt Designs for the Model 8
Replies: 51
Views: 9323

Re: Shirt Designs for the Model 8

I will take one medium and one large shirt. Let me know when you need payment and how much.

Thanks.

Dan
by MinnesotaDan
Sun May 14, 2023 8:27 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Redfield 102 N receiver sight.
Replies: 3
Views: 1108

Re: Redfield 102 N receiver sight.

I have one of these on an 81 in 300 Savage. A very nice sight indeed.
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Apr 27, 2023 6:42 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Shirt Designs for the Model 8
Replies: 51
Views: 9323

Re: Shirt Designs for the Model 8

All three look great, but if I have to pick, I pick #3.
by MinnesotaDan
Sun Apr 16, 2023 8:56 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Tom Selleck's Model 8F and 8D go to auction next month
Replies: 4
Views: 1588

Re: Tom Selleck's Model 8F and 8D go to auction next month

Thanks for the heads up! It will be fun to see what these fine rifles bring at auction.
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Mar 23, 2023 8:14 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Remington Autoloading Rifle (pre-Model 8)
Replies: 10
Views: 2229

Re: Remington Autoloading Rifle (pre-Model 8)

The first thing that comes to mind is that the magazine indicator spring is not in the slot.
Check that first.

Others on this forum know a lot more than me, I am sure there are other reasons, but that has always been the reason when I have encountered this problem.
by MinnesotaDan
Tue Mar 21, 2023 5:23 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Reloading Model 8 in 30 Remington.
Replies: 4
Views: 1460

Re: Reloading Model 8 in 30 Remington.

I am not trying to highjack the thread, but is probably worth noting that Hawk Bullets also make a 170 gr. bullet specifically for .32 Remington, and also 35 caliber bullets. So if you want to hunt with your springpole, these high end bullets might be just the thing. I asked for, and received, some ...
by MinnesotaDan
Tue Mar 21, 2023 5:14 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Reloading Model 8 in 30 Remington.
Replies: 4
Views: 1460

Re: Reloading Model 8 in 30 Remington.

Hawk bullets make round nose .308 bullets, but they are expensive hunting bullets.
by MinnesotaDan
Wed Mar 08, 2023 2:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Takedown screw removal
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

Re: Takedown screw removal

Yes, I was just trying to give it a thorough cleaning.
by MinnesotaDan
Tue Mar 07, 2023 8:32 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Takedown screw removal
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

Re: Takedown screw removal

Never mind. It took Kroil, Ballistol, Hoppes Gun Oil, elbow grease, and a moderate amount of force.
by MinnesotaDan
Mon Mar 06, 2023 3:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Takedown screw removal
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

Takedown screw removal

Does anyone know how to remove the takedown screw from the collar?

Thanks.

Dan
by MinnesotaDan
Fri Mar 03, 2023 9:18 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 32 Rem from 1917
Replies: 8
Views: 1996

Re: 32 Rem from 1917

Nice rifles, and nice shootin'!
by MinnesotaDan
Wed Mar 01, 2023 11:19 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: My first FN 1900 "somewhat modified by Bubba"
Replies: 25
Views: 7592

Re: My first FN 1900 "somewhat modified by Bubba"

That is a great rifle. Thanks for the photos.
by MinnesotaDan
Sat Feb 11, 2023 9:08 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: 1916 Model 8
Replies: 10
Views: 2101

Re: 1916 Model 8

I think you did a wonderful job and should be proud of the restoration to this old firearm. You have extended it's life almost indefinitely, which is way better that a rifle that deteriorates in to a "parts gun". It is your rifle to do with as you please, I think that you did it a great se...
by MinnesotaDan
Thu Feb 02, 2023 12:00 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from Austin
Replies: 2
Views: 1756

Re: New member from Austin

ranchostarvo,

Congratulations on your acquisition of the two model 81s. You will learn alot about these great rifles by restoring that 35.

Welcome to the forum.
by MinnesotaDan
Sun Jan 22, 2023 9:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Long Recoil Stayin' Alive?
Replies: 3
Views: 1589

Re: Long Recoil Stayin' Alive?

I love it. What is old, is now new again.

The genius that was John Moses Browning will live on and on.
by MinnesotaDan
Wed Jan 18, 2023 9:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Feeding issues
Replies: 3
Views: 961

Re: Feeding issues

Ditto what chas said: Round nose ammo feeds more reliably. As for the Leverevolution, I have had good results with it, but I have gone back to IMR 3031 for reloading all of the original Model 8/81 chambering. The reloading section in Henwood's book, suggests using Alliant 2400 for cast loads and IMR...