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#1 ron_brock

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 07:47 PM

Attention 5 model 8 fans on the boards....I finally got my first.  

 

I liked this one and the price was right.  No holes on the side of the receiver.  It does have a rear mounted Williams sight, a compass in the stock and a Krieger detachable magazine conversion.  True Michigan deer gun.  Needs a good cleaning and oiling which is next order of business then off to the range. 

 

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#2 BillyDixon

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 07:50 PM

what cal. is it ?? what year made ??


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#3 Oldtrooper

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 08:03 PM

Congratulations, and welcome to the club! I have two Model 8's both in 35 Remington as I see yours is as well. I have taken a few deer with mine as well as wild hogs. Great hunting rifles, but not very much fun to shoot at targets as they are shoulder punishers.

 

Here is one made in 1927 that my son reconditioned for me. 

 

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#4 ron_brock

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 08:07 PM

Nov 1929, 35 Remington

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#5 jim c 351

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 08:11 PM

Ron,

Congratulations. Nice rifle and a rare Krieger conversion to boot.

I'd say you hit the jackpot.

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#6 ron_brock

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 08:25 PM

Thanks Jim.

Im still not sure how the conversion works. It seems you cannot remove the mag without taking loose the screw and spring, but maybe Im wrong. Ive got had a chance to play with it yet to really figure out how it works. Since Krieger was pretty local, Im sure there are more floating around this area.

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 08:29 PM

Ron, Check here. JIm C http://thegreatmodel...tonsociety.com/


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Posted 07 April 2019 - 09:08 PM

Nice rifle! I've owned several of these over the years and always manage to part with them for one reason or the other. I dont have one at the moment but maybe a rare .25 remington is in my future? I accumulated quite a bit of that ammo.
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Posted 07 April 2019 - 09:48 PM

I appreciate my Rem. 8 in .35, but it's a shoulder buster. The 81, not so much. 


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#10 BillyDixon

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 11:14 PM

now you can see where mr. k got the idea for the saftey selector and mel johnson got idea for the johnson bolt handle , just sayn


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Posted 08 April 2019 - 03:23 PM

I don't think they kick too bad.  They let you know they're there, but they don't stab you in the shoulder.  Mine was made in 1926, and is also in .35.  I think you'll like yours.  It looks great!

 

There is a board specific to Model 8's.  You should join and post your photos.  It's a niche group, but there's more interest than you'd expect there, and a lot of good information.  As you know, we also like them here, and I think there are at least a dozen of us now...

 

Here's the link to the Model 8 forum:

 

http://thegreatmodel...ety.com/forums/

 

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 08:11 PM

David,

I guess it's a bakers dozen?   This one had been drug behind a truck, then the truck backed up over it?  It was very rough before I gave it a full resto.  Early gun, ser. just over 10,000.  for some reason cell pics always turn upside down?   Attached File  20190408_2003141.jpg   179.39K   14 downloads  


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Posted 09 April 2019 - 09:18 PM

Im still looking...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes I'm alive.  The universe needed me elsewhere for a little. 


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Posted 10 April 2019 - 09:25 PM

David,

I guess it's a bakers dozen?   This one had been drug behind a truck, then the truck backed up over it?  It was very rough before I gave it a full resto.  Early gun, ser. just over 10,000.  for some reason cell pics always turn upside down?   attachicon.gif 20190408_2003141.jpg  

 

johnsonlmg41,

 

Looks like you restored it very nicely!  They've been around for over a century, so most have some patina!

 

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 06:27 AM

I have a late model 81 in 35 shoots great honest wear and has great grouping capabilities. Since my rear receiver screw was missing I bought a correct Marble sight and had a smith make the correct screw. PC no but I have been thinking about adding a model 8 too looks you got a nice one it appears.
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