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by Sarge756
Tue Aug 02, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: One restored and one converted
Replies: 2
Views: 66

One restored and one converted

Couple weeks back I posted about finding a blessing under the buttplate of a 141. I was taking it apart because during reassembly of an early (1914) Model14 in 32 Rem chambering , the trigger assembly was giving me a fit. Wanted to compare with the later 141 to try and solve the problem. With that a...
by Sarge756
Wed Jul 20, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Unexpected message and blessing
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Unexpected message and blessing

Really one from the past...110 years. Really something to see the flair that people had with their handwriting.Afraid it won't be long and it will be a lost art with folks like us the only ones that can decipher it. Neat find. Ya never know. Joe
by Sarge756
Tue Jul 05, 2022 5:53 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: field trials
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: field trials

Wow! A one of a kind. The seller is a member here 'remcrazy' Bob Bruniger. I have one of his stocks for a restoration I`m doing. Does great work. Cam can probably tell you about who did the conversion. Should be a little more pleasant to shoot in 30 Rem. I think you did fine young man !! Joe
by Sarge756
Mon Jul 04, 2022 5:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Unexpected message and blessing
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Unexpected message and blessing

Yesterday I was working on a Remington model 141 I`ve had for many years. Have learned that you never know what can be found under old buttplates. Old hunting licenses,names of prior owners and once a hundred dollar bill have been there in the past. This time it was something special. It was a "Bles...
by Sarge756
Sun May 15, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Would anyone be willing to take some measurements of a Model 8?
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: Would anyone be willing to take some measurements of a Model 8?

Measured one of my early Model8`s with straight stock. Without using calipers and just a straight rule it was 3.5-3 9/16 for the upper and lower tang. Without removing the stock it appears to be 1 9/16 between the tangs. Again eyeballed with a straight ruler. With a Silverhills stock you should have...
by Sarge756
Tue Feb 15, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Let's Get Technical!
Replies: 9
Views: 1234

Re: Let's Get Technical!

I don`t have a technical answer to your question. Sometimes you just get lucky. The two best Model 8 shooters I was fortunate to take care of for awhile now reside with MinnesotaDan and Bullpupone. I miss em and hope they are doing well in the frozen northland. Like you I`ve fiddled with rifles abou...
by Sarge756
Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Finally found ammo for my 81
Replies: 15
Views: 2508

Re: Finally found ammo for my 81

Rifleman..... Seller was pretty clear about what was factory (the 17 Federals) and the rest obvious reloads and stated being sold as components only. Agree with your policy on reloads. The price is not too bad with factory stuff $2 a round or better and brass going for a buck a piece. I havn`t shot ...
by Sarge756
Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Finally found ammo for my 81
Replies: 15
Views: 2508

Re: Finally found ammo for my 81

https://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthrea ... mmo#UNREAD

Bitter, This was posted on 24hrCampfire couple hours ago.
by Sarge756
Mon Jan 03, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Finally found ammo for my 81
Replies: 15
Views: 2508

Re: Finally found ammo for my 81

Better chance looking for rain in Death Valley than Remington making anymore 35Remington. Remington as we knew it is no more.If it wasn't for Henry and Marlin lever guns being chambered in 35Rem it would probably have disappeared long ago like the 25,30 and 32's. Shame that you had to resort to GB a...
by Sarge756
Sat Jan 01, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Finally found ammo for my 81
Replies: 15
Views: 2508

Re: Finally found ammo for my 81

Not trying to create problem where none exists.Just caution about what I have had occur with old brass in the past. The splitting of the necks occurs because as brass ages it gets hard and brittle and upon firing will break/split . Yours may be just fine and will more than likely function ok. If you...
by Sarge756
Sat Jan 01, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Finally found ammo for my 81
Replies: 15
Views: 2508

Re: Finally found ammo for my 81

Glad you are happy with your find. The 'Dogbone" Rem and the Win Silvertips are of course "vintage" aka old. One caution: with brass being at such a premium you may experience split necks when you shoot them. I ran into that with a couple boxes of 30Rem Red/Green box few years back. Rather than wast...
by Sarge756
Fri Dec 31, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Just got my first model 81
Replies: 6
Views: 1642

Re: Just got my first model 81

Welcome from NE Florida. Good that another of the rifles we love ended up with someone that appreciates it. From the photo it appears to be in good company. Don`t know your experience with reloading but if you are a novice then you could not have picked a better one to begin with. Powder choices of ...
by Sarge756
Sun Dec 19, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Remington 241 rear sight holes
Replies: 6
Views: 1737

Re: Remington 241 rear sight holes

Roger, Thanks for that info. Have friends besides you in Iowa around Storm Lake area. I`ll be checking on them. Glad you are ok and Merry Christmas to you and all here.
Joe
by Sarge756
Sat Dec 18, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Other Remingtons'
Topic: Remington 241 rear sight holes
Replies: 6
Views: 1737

Re: Remington 241 rear sight holes

Dan, I don`t have a 241 but this was good excuse to dust off my 24 . I get 5/8 inch center to center on it.Should be the same on a 241. This one has been the backyard varmit rifle for many years. I mounted a Weaver Cub 3x scope on it without drilling any extra holes. Used a Stith front tube and glue...
by Sarge756
Sat Dec 11, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The terrible storms last night
Replies: 5
Views: 1448

The terrible storms last night

Shout out to our members in the path of the Tornados last night. Carl(Phyrbird) Jack (Jack1653) and others hoping all well with you. My neck of the woods we have to put up with hurricanes but at least have days ahead warning. Cant imagine waking up to devastation like what happened last night with l...
by Sarge756
Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: CBR 1" Whelen Leather Slings for Rem. 8 & 81!
Replies: 2
Views: 1456

Re: CBR 1" Whelen Leather Slings for Rem. 8 & 81!

Hello Bob, Looks like a good job on the slings. I do a bit of leatherwork so can appreciate these. May have to add one to my collection. Few years back I bought a project Model 8 from a fella on another forum. Needed a full polish and rust blue with all the parts intact and no extra holes drilled or...
by Sarge756
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: 1927 Production Model 8 35 Rem FS
Replies: 13
Views: 3021

Re: 1927 Production Model 8 35 Rem FS

Thanks Dan, This one is on a par with the accuracy of the D Grade you bought from me. SIL was shooting yours when the cloverleafs were printed. My old eyes came close with this one @ 50 yards. Could cover the group with a quarter.Hope all good up there in the far North. We`ve dodged the hurricanes s...
by Sarge756
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: 1927 Production Model 8 35 Rem FS
Replies: 13
Views: 3021

Re: 1927 Production Model 8 35 Rem FS

BP-1 There`s always the layaway plan for a good member suffering from "Jackitus". I can make it Ezzzzey! Joe
by Sarge756
Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: 1927 Production Model 8 35 Rem FS
Replies: 13
Views: 3021

Re: 1927 Production Model 8 35 Rem FS

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by Sarge756
Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: 1927 Production Model 8 35 Rem FS
Replies: 13
Views: 3021

Re: 1927 Production Model 8 35 Rem FS

Additional Photos:
by Sarge756
Sun Oct 03, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: 1927 Production Model 8 35 Rem FS
Replies: 13
Views: 3021

1927 Production Model 8 35 Rem FS

Model 8 35 Rem cal made in 1927. This is an unmolested 8 in excellent condition. No dents,dings or extra holes on metal or wood. Has the desirable curved steel buttplate. Bonus is a Lyman 1A peep tang sight and a folding Marbles rear sight.

$1450 Shipped to FFL or C&R
by Sarge756
Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: D Grade Model 8
Replies: 2
Views: 1272

D Grade Model 8

Thought a follow-up on my For Sale listing of my D-Grade "Sophie" would be in order. Minnesota Dan reached out and "Sophie" now resides in the far North. Dan and I have traded emails and messages back and forth concerning the rifle and different loads for 35Rem. Has been good to exchange information...
by Sarge756
Mon Sep 06, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Non lead Ammo
Replies: 3
Views: 1344

Re: Non lead Ammo

Just the tip of the Iceberg. The last lead smelter in this country closed in 2013. Competition for lead products with 90% going to battery production had the bonus benefit for the EPA of limiting production of ammunition and attendant price increase. Bought a battery for your car lately? Ammo not th...
by Sarge756
Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: F.B.I sights. matched set at auction
Replies: 2
Views: 1255

Re: F.B.I sights. matched set at auction

You`re correct Hibby. On Fleabay "Bid Wizard" or "esnipe" is the way to go.
Joe
by Sarge756
Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Non lead Ammo
Replies: 3
Views: 1344

Re: Non lead Ammo

Ammo for the 35 Rem like most everything else these days seems to be in pretty short supply. Adding the caveat of "lead-free" to the mix in my opinion just feeds into that perfect storm designed to make it all the more difficult for us to use and shoot the firearms we have. I don`t know of any compa...
by Sarge756
Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: D Grade Model 8 FS
Replies: 6
Views: 2572

Re: D Grade Model 8 FS

Gonna be headed to Minnesota. Thanks Dan.

Joe
by Sarge756
Mon Jul 05, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: D Grade Model 8 FS
Replies: 6
Views: 2572

Re: D Grade Model 8 FS

$1795 Shipped
by Sarge756
Wed Jun 30, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Remington Hat
Replies: 2
Views: 1520

Remington Hat

Not an 8 or 81 but really good looking Remington hat. https://ads.midwayusa.com/product/1021122318?pid=344799&utm_medium=display&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=CBO_AllCategories_DABA&utm_content=AllCategories_DABA_3Q20_Strikethrough&cm_mmc=pf_ci_facebookdpa-_-Clothing+-+Men%27s+Casual-_-Remington-...
by Sarge756
Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: D Grade Model 8 FS
Replies: 6
Views: 2572

D Grade Model 8 FS

D Grade made in 1908....35 Rem cal

$1995 shipped to ffl or C&R

Joe
by Sarge756
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: D Grade Model 8
Replies: 11
Views: 3901

Re: D Grade Model 8

Rifleman........This was the post referred to.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3324&p=11127&hilit= ... 21a#p11127
Joe
by Sarge756
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: D Grade Model 8
Replies: 11
Views: 3901

Re: D Grade Model 8

No offense Rifleman. All good. Again,I agree about overly engraved firearms.That being said if this one had every square inch covered with scroll it would still be worthy. As Townsend Whelen said "Only accurate rifles are interesting" certainly applies to this 8. Hope you saw the post including phot...
by Sarge756
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: D Grade Model 8
Replies: 11
Views: 3901

Re: D Grade Model 8

I agree Dan and I have searched but couldn`t find what they fit. It does have possibilities though. I have the front Stith scope mount for it and have played with the idea of fashioning a rear mount that would use the drilled and tapped holes.I have a good friend that is a master machinist that I be...
by Sarge756
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: D Grade Model 8
Replies: 11
Views: 3901

Re: D Grade Model 8

Rifleman,appreciate you taking the time to respond to the post. Your assessment of the detractors with this rifle are correct. You have reiterated what I included with the caveat that I wanted a prospective buyer to be fully informed. I share your distaste for guady engraving. Have sold a fair # of ...
by Sarge756
Mon May 31, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 32 Rem Ammo
Replies: 1
Views: 1708

32 Rem Ammo

Box of 32Rem available on 24HourCampfire forum in the free classifieds. $50. Also had some 250 Savage.
Joe
by Sarge756
Mon May 31, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Scoping an 81
Replies: 6
Views: 3696

Re: Scoping an 81

Was gonna post about the 32 Rem ammo on 24HrCampfire for everyone here but see you got it.Good snag OntheBeach.

joes64gto over there
by Sarge756
Sun May 30, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: D Grade Model 8
Replies: 11
Views: 3901

Re: D Grade Model 8

176 views of the post and no inquiries yet??? No one out there looking for a "D" Grade? Here for while longer then off to GB.
Joe
by Sarge756
Tue May 11, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: D Grade Model 8
Replies: 11
Views: 3901

D Grade Model 8

http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3310&sid=313d226ab037cbe534e481b4a0a445f4 While back I talked with Jack1653 about the D Grade I bought here several years back. Told him that I was considering selling it. His advice was to refer to the above original post with the ma...
by Sarge756
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Finally got one coming.
Replies: 10
Views: 4110

Re: Finally got one coming.

Made the comment on another post re your 10 day wait that it might be time to look into a Curio&Relics license. After reading "Initiative 1639" it might have been a useless idea. I was aware that Washington state had gone off the rails with anti-gun legislation but ,until I read the entire text of 1...
by Sarge756
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: 8 or 81? Including Pictures
Replies: 15
Views: 5942

Re: 8 or 81? Including Pictures

9.3 Shooter......Ten days to take it home??? Would be a good time to look into obtaining a Curio&Relics license.

Joe
by Sarge756
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Stoopid Questions Get Stoopid Answers
Replies: 11
Views: 5032

Re: Stoopid Questions Get Stoopid Answers

GRUMPA had it figured out. I bought a hundred pieces of the converted 308 from him few years back. It was everything he claimed . Have reloaded half of them several times and no problems. Will anneal them prior to the next reload. He was an interesting fella. Thought if I ever got out his way that i...
by Sarge756
Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: .32 Rem brass at Grafs HEADS UP!
Replies: 12
Views: 5440

Re: .32 Rem brass at Grafs HEADS UP!

Havn`t looked to see if they have 30 Rem also but the 32 is easily necked down for those on another post lamenting no ammo for their 30`s or glad they didn`t have one. Thanks for the info on the brass. $1 a piece is not bad considering what used brass is going for in popular calibers. Don`t see it g...
by Sarge756
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 30 REM ammo crate
Replies: 10
Views: 4935

Re: 30 REM ammo crate

Hey Roger,Good to connect with you again too. I look in also but havn`t posted anything in awhile. I do stay in touch with Jack and our old friend Mitch ,Imfuncity. Staying busy with restorations of several to keep my mind off the news of the day. Hopefully Mitch will appear one of these days.I miss...
by Sarge756
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 30 REM ammo crate
Replies: 10
Views: 4935

Re: 30 REM ammo crate

$3501 + Shipping. $3.7? a round.These probably will never be fired. I`m glad that I own two model 8`s in 30Rem.I shoot mine for much less than that.....just the cost of the powder,primer and bullet and the enjoyable time reloading. My favorite chambering outside the 25Rem. Shoot all day and it doesn...
by Sarge756
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Use of Mod 81 in the rain?
Replies: 2
Views: 1910

Re: Use of Mod 81 in the rain?

Well....Not much snow where I am but we do get plenty of rain.Johnson`s Paste Wax is your friend. Apply liberally to metal and wood. For after the hunt there is another product that works to get rid of the moisture . WD40. The WD stands for Water Displacing. For that ,it is a great product but don`t...
by Sarge756
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: Stock set for Model 81 on Fleabay
Replies: 2
Views: 3430

Stock set for Model 81 on Fleabay

Not mine...For information only. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Remington-Model-81-Stock-group/174101881895?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160811114145%26meid%3D6fb834e30c5840768737d07ae0c47122%26pid%3D100667%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D8%26sd%3D383192932550%26itm%3D174101881895%26pmt%3D...
by Sarge756
Sat May 25, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Q & A about the 8/81
Topic: Need .30 Rem reloading advice
Replies: 4
Views: 4269

Re: Need .30 Rem reloading advice

Phyrbird has given you a bunch of options. Remembering that 3 of the (New) chamberings for the 8 - 25,30 and 32 were essentially made to directly compete with existent offerings from Winchester- 25-35,30-30, and 32 win spl reloading our obsolete cartridges doesn`t have to require a lot of searching....
by Sarge756
Wed May 15, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8/81 Barrel Dent Raiser tool
Replies: 2
Views: 3386

Re: Model 8/81 Barrel Dent Raiser tool

Thanks Jack, If you were closer just think of all the mischief we could get into. You know if you have barrel jackets needing attention all you have to do is get a mailing tube and send em south. Joe
by Sarge756
Wed May 15, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8/81 Barrel Takedown tool
Replies: 10
Views: 8435

Re: Model 8/81 Barrel Takedown tool

Glad to see some interest in this tool. I used it on my 'D' grade in 35 and really appreciate the solid feel with no wobble or chance of slips. Bonus is that with the jacket ring nut removed first and then the barrel nut the heft of the tool and rod down the bore the spring under tension is easy to ...
by Sarge756
Tue May 14, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: For Sale or Trade
Topic: Model 8/81 Barrel Takedown tool CBR
Replies: 2
Views: 3520

Re: Model 8/81 Barrel Takedown tool CBR

Sold to Hibby83.
by Sarge756
Mon May 13, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: The Great Model 8
Topic: Model 8/81 Barrel Takedown tool
Replies: 10
Views: 8435

Re: Model 8/81 Barrel Takedown tool

Thanks Jack, Looked back in my records and found that the CBR tool was $80 plus shipping. I posted it at reduced price in the classifieds.
Joe