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by 81police
Thu May 16, 2024 1:00 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Round knobs and uncommon buttplates
Replies: 10
Views: 2638

Re: Round knobs and uncommon buttplates

A pile of beautiful butts! (buttplates & buttstocks that is) :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by 81police
Mon Apr 15, 2024 12:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tulsa Gun Show
Replies: 9
Views: 2560

Re: Tulsa Gun Show

I was bummed to miss the show, the guns being one things but seeing friends like y'all was the real bummer part. Sounds like it was a good time none-the-less!
by 81police
Tue Apr 02, 2024 3:05 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member in FL
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Re: New Member in FL

Welcome CaptMandrake! Lots of knowledgeable folk in here!
by 81police
Mon Mar 25, 2024 6:42 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Sharing the FN 1900 Database
Replies: 7
Views: 1312

Re: Sharing the FN 1900 Database

I have the photos in folders on my hard drive. I have all the serial numbers in an Excel file. In total, the whole thing is about 1 GB. 150+ rifles w/ photos of nearly all of them.
by 81police
Wed Mar 20, 2024 11:49 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: first post on this site
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: first post on this site

So glad to have you...welcome! :D
by 81police
Wed Mar 13, 2024 6:22 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Sharing the FN 1900 Database
Replies: 7
Views: 1312

Sharing the FN 1900 Database

Fellas, I'd love some feedback on this idea... I've kept a database of FN 1900 rifles for over 10 years. This includes (in most cases) photos of the rifle, serial number, and county of location. I'd love any suggestions on how to make that available to view here. I'm wondering if revisiting the Gall...
by 81police
Mon Mar 11, 2024 12:31 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Remington model 81 F
Replies: 22
Views: 1483

Re: Remington model 81 F

You did such a great job cleaning up that gun! I don't think it's just better lighting either, you can see the engraving much better and the wood looks great. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I love that you have historical provenance with the rifle which is a rare treat to go with a rare gun!
by 81police
Mon Feb 19, 2024 8:14 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

I love seeing Police guns of any flavor! In the database, we've got 3 of the KY HIGHWAY PATROL guns on record. This is one of the 3. I don't know why, but they're all in what I'd call "fence post" condition, i.e. very rough. Still a cool and authentic rare "Special Police". This ...
by 81police
Thu Feb 15, 2024 10:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: SPAM, SCAMS & MALWARE ?
Replies: 6
Views: 851

Re: SPAM, SCAMS & MALWARE ?

I don't know much about the digital world to be honest, but I'd imagine we are not directly targeted like as in a human being somewhere is directing this situation. I think it's all computer generated.
by 81police
Thu Feb 15, 2024 7:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: SPAM, SCAMS & MALWARE ?
Replies: 6
Views: 851

Re: SPAM, SCAMS & MALWARE ?

It's been insane Hibby83. First we were getting over 100 new, fake accounts daily. We changed some of the spambot countermeasures and still it kept up. I eventually had to halt all new accounts. 2 days passed and there were over 400. Were some legit? I don't know and I didn't go through them all I j...
by 81police
Wed Jan 24, 2024 4:21 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member from Texas
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: New Member from Texas

Welcome Royce! There are several Texans on this site (including me!). Glad to have you. :D
by 81police
Wed Jan 24, 2024 4:20 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: unusual fore end
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

Re: unusual fore end

home-made / custom
by 81police
Tue Jan 16, 2024 9:44 am
Forum: Hunting with the 8 / 81
Topic: MinnesotaDan Buck
Replies: 9
Views: 2041

MinnesotaDan Buck

Fellas, posting this for MinnesotaDan...I'll let him give y'all all the details!
by 81police
Mon Jan 08, 2024 8:07 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 16" bbl. Remington 8
Replies: 1
Views: 913

Re: 16" bbl. Remington 8

Love the custom short barrels! They're not the easiest jobs!
by 81police
Tue Jan 02, 2024 10:30 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: YouTube video
Replies: 0
Views: 1195

Re: YouTube video

We did an article on this rifle. Still have several photos from the museum curator. Here's that link...

viewtopic.php?t=2582&sid=d6ddecb094884c ... 6f75333df6
by 81police
Tue Dec 12, 2023 3:17 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member from NY
Replies: 7
Views: 1315

Re: New Member from NY

a pile of repair codes! That's interesting!
by 81police
Mon Dec 04, 2023 9:25 am
Forum: Troubleshooting / Maintenance
Topic: Well I messed up!
Replies: 5
Views: 946

Re: Well I messed up!

I know the feeling as I read your post. So sorry friend! I hope it turns up.
by 81police
Mon Dec 04, 2023 9:23 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member with some questions!
Replies: 9
Views: 1768

Re: New member with some questions!

Everyone has already said everything technical...so I'll just say WELCOME!
by 81police
Tue Nov 28, 2023 9:23 am
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: 2023 Buck
Replies: 6
Views: 1267

Re: 2023 Buck

That turned out awesome!!!
by 81police
Mon Nov 27, 2023 1:01 pm
Forum: Just Hunting
Topic: 2023 Buck
Replies: 6
Views: 1267

Re: 2023 Buck

Hibby that was a fantastic read! From one hunter to another, I was feeling buck fever just reading your post! Congratulations! I've always felt it somewhat bizarre, that for moments like this, it's as if time slows down and our brains remember miniscule details of the hunts that we don't remember in...
by 81police
Wed Nov 15, 2023 4:07 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Greetings from NW Ontario
Replies: 1
Views: 733

Re: Greetings from NW Ontario

Howdy and welcome! So glad you found us. We love to talk 8/81's. The 30Rem is such a great caliber!
by 81police
Wed Nov 15, 2023 7:36 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: New to me:FN1900
Replies: 13
Views: 3013

Re: New to me:FN1900

We all have different opinions and that's good, but for me the FN 1900 is the "creme de la creme" of any 8/81 collection. The one you got is a BEAUT! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by 81police
Tue Nov 14, 2023 2:57 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: New to me:FN1900
Replies: 13
Views: 3013

Re: New to me:FN1900

Here's a quick photo of Roger's FN 1900. Rare enough and without the rib.
by 81police
Tue Nov 14, 2023 8:38 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: FBI M81
Replies: 9
Views: 2052

Re: FBI M81

What a steal!
by 81police
Tue Nov 14, 2023 8:10 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: New to me:FN1900
Replies: 13
Views: 3013

Re: New to me:FN1900

Can't wait to see it!
by 81police
Mon Nov 13, 2023 2:26 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: FBI M81
Replies: 9
Views: 2052

Re: FBI M81

I keep a list of recorded FBI rifles, photos, info, etc. Can you send me the link to yours and/or photos?
by 81police
Mon Nov 06, 2023 7:34 am
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

The powerhouse of the 8/81 family, the 300 Sav! This was always my favorite hunting choice, an 81 in 300 Sav w/ 180gr Core-Loks. Heavy hitting springpole...on both ends!

Nice rifle!!!!!!
by 81police
Mon Oct 30, 2023 9:59 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Boozhoo from Minnesota
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Re: Boozhoo from Minnesota

hey hey, welcome!!! You got the hard hitter cartridge!
by 81police
Fri Oct 20, 2023 11:37 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: POE rifle and the missing Mag
Replies: 7
Views: 1278

Re: POE rifle and the missing Mag

That selling price is in the normal range for these rare magazines.
by 81police
Thu Oct 12, 2023 6:30 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: 15 round POLICE magazine for sale! Nassau, NY??
Replies: 3
Views: 970

15 round POLICE magazine for sale! Nassau, NY??

This is a rare opportunity. I did a little research on this. The magazine is stamped "013 2". The "013" are the last 3 digits of the rifle's serial number, and "2" is the 2nd magazine that came with the gun (POE rifles came with 1-3 magazines depending on the dept.). Ch...
by 81police
Thu Oct 12, 2023 6:21 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: At last!
Replies: 19
Views: 4445

Re: At last!

This assembly picture show what seemed to be true of the exterior...this rifle was well taken care of over the years. Any FN in any condition is a rare collectible, but finding them in as nice condition as yours is especially sweet!
by 81police
Wed Oct 11, 2023 8:40 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: At last!
Replies: 19
Views: 4445

Re: At last!

and....this brings our worldwide database of existing FN1900's to 148.

Rifles closest to yours are #448 in Finland and #391 in Norway
by 81police
Wed Oct 11, 2023 8:35 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: At last!
Replies: 19
Views: 4445

Re: At last!

Let me say, you started your collection ON THE TOP. That is a beauty of an FN. And a low serial number. You've got a rare treasure there. If only that rifle could talk! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by 81police
Mon Oct 09, 2023 2:59 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: POE rifle and the missing Mag
Replies: 7
Views: 1278

Re: POE rifle and the missing Mag

Hi Oliver, thanks for the additional details. The info we have available is mostly sales and inter-company data. Not dimensional data or drawings. The magazines are very valuable here even if they can be found by themselves (which is rare enough). Sometimes the magazines sell $1500-2500 alone. The 1...
by 81police
Mon Oct 02, 2023 8:08 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New Member from Germany and question...
Replies: 5
Views: 1214

Re: New Member from Germany and question...

Hello and welcome to the forums. Could you share some photos of your rifle with us? It would help us better answer your questions.
by 81police
Mon Sep 11, 2023 3:27 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: 25 Rem Trials rifle
Replies: 6
Views: 1831

Re: 25 Rem Trials rifle

anyone able to share the photos here and the serial number???? I don't have an account with them.
by 81police
Wed Aug 16, 2023 6:49 am
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: Stith mounted 81
Replies: 13
Views: 2022

Re: Stith mounted 81

vintage beauties! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by 81police
Sat Aug 05, 2023 11:46 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Cased set, Early Krieger 81 with extras
Replies: 13
Views: 3785

Re: Cased set, Early Krieger 81 with extras

A rich man's gun in its day. What a beauty!!!!
by 81police
Mon Jul 17, 2023 12:21 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 8/81 parts
Replies: 4
Views: 1431

Re: 8/81 parts

wow nice!!!
by 81police
Mon Jul 17, 2023 12:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hooray !! Forum's back !!
Replies: 4
Views: 1168

Re: Hooray !! Forum's back !!

DNS issues, but we're rocking and rolling!
by 81police
Wed Jul 05, 2023 3:04 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Sn # 22 has come home
Replies: 7
Views: 1300

Re: Sn # 22 has come home

So sorry to hear of your dear friends passing. Heirlooms seem to always be bittersweet.

I looked at the current records, look like yours is among the lowest 81's known to survive. We have 20, 21, 22, 24 and 49 as the five lowest. Congrats. :mrgreen:
by 81police
Wed May 24, 2023 6:03 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

Would be cool to own a Selleck gun...but not I!
by 81police
Tue May 16, 2023 6:51 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Finally
Replies: 15
Views: 3273

Re: Finally

our good friends over at S&S Hunt Club always post the best pictures in their auctions. This is from an FN from years ago they sold. Here's the barrel assembly components...
by 81police
Tue May 16, 2023 6:46 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Finally
Replies: 15
Views: 3273

Re: Finally

You know these rifles have storied histories, most of it unknown to us today. The barrel nut is a replacement for sure, perhaps this happened during the time it was refinished, but again who knows. I've never measured FN springs, but my guess would be that their length's are identical or close to 35...
by 81police
Mon May 15, 2023 1:06 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: New to me Remington Autoloading Rifle
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

Re: New to me Remington Autoloading Rifle

Wow, what a generous friend. I'd be stunned too. I don't know what your face even looks like, but I bet it was shock, awe, joy all mixed up in one when you heard it's yours. Wow, congrats!
by 81police
Mon May 15, 2023 1:03 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Finally
Replies: 15
Views: 3273

Re: Finally

She's a beaut!
by 81police
Mon May 08, 2023 8:59 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from Illinois
Replies: 4
Views: 2063

Re: New member from Illinois

Welcome!!! :D :D
by 81police
Mon May 01, 2023 10:18 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: New member from Italy
Replies: 4
Views: 1466

Re: New member from Italy

Welcome, love your Model 8! The import stamps are so cool.

Could you post photos of your FN??
by 81police
Wed Apr 26, 2023 2:59 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Some FN1900s
Replies: 24
Views: 7273

Re: Some FN1900s

Italian springpoles!
by 81police
Wed Apr 26, 2023 2:56 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Some FN1900s
Replies: 24
Views: 7273

Re: Some FN1900s

Iacopo, thanks again for the photos and info. Here's some additional info and thoughts that I hope are helpful... 1. Congratulations on EXTREMELY rare rifles in Italy. Italian "springpoles"! Not a ton of Model 8's outside North America and your two FN's are now included in a known total of...