View Full Version : Designed by John Browning, semi-auto

November 11, 2015, 10:20
Although not technically a bolt action it does have a bolt and has seen plenty of action.
I'm speaking of a rifle I just saved from a rusty future. It is a Remington auto-loading rifle, mine was built in 1909! Later to become the Model 8 and even later the Model 81. It is a .35 Remington with a 5 round capacity. Long recoil operated. It will sling a 200 grain projectile to an effective range of 150-200 yards. Perfect for thick brush and whitetail hunting.
This thing was advertised as able to penetrate 5/16 steel at 100 yards and was used to stop the misadventures of Bonnie and Clyde.

Anyhow, I found a broken firing pin and missing firing pin spring. I'd like to find a Marbles R6 tang peep sight and see what she will do.

November 11, 2015, 15:51
I traded a pretty sweet Savage Model 99E in 300 Savage for a Model 81 in .35 Remington that had seen better days while at a gunshow. There is something about the Model 8 /81 that just calls out to me and I had always wanted to pick one up. Maybe because John Moses Browning designed it and it's role in stopping Bonnie and Clyde reign of terror . Maybe it's the safety selector that was pirated onto the AK-47. Just a neat old rifle that I was happy to trade into. Unfortunately I got a lemon that fell apart when I stripped it down for it's 1st cleaning in who knows how long. It is now the proverbial "gun in a box" that gunsmiths like to tell you about.
Maybe one day I'll get it running again.
Good website here: