Remington Model 8

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Remington Model 8 semiautomatic rifle - chambered in .25, .30, .32, and .35 Rem
Remington Model 8 semiautomatic rifle - chambered in .25, .30, .32, and .35 Rem
Remington Model 8 converted with 15-round detachable magazine - .35 Remington

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Remington Model 8 Autoloading Rifle

This centerfire autoloading rifle, designed by John Browning, made from 1906 to 1950 in several calibers (25 Rem., 30 Rem., 32 Rem., 35 Rem, .300 Savage). It was specifically designed for medium to moderately powered cartridges designed for pump or lever action rifles (like the .30-30) and was never designed to take any of the higher powered cartridges.

Specifications

(1906-1936)

  • Type: Rifle
  • Caliber(s): .25 Rem., .30 Rem., .32 Rem., .35 Rem
  • Weight: 8.25 lb (3.74 kg)
  • Length: 41 in (104 cm)
  • Barrel length(s): 22 in (55.9 cm)
  • Capacity: Fixed 5-round box magazine, 5-, 10, or 15-round detachable magazine (Peace Officer's Equipment Company conversion)
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto

The Remington Model 8 can be seen in the following:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Ride the High Country Warren Oates Henry Hammond 1962
The Last Hard Men Barbara Hershey Susan Burgade 1976
The Rocketeer Police Officers 1991
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Seen in a box 2008
Public Enemies Johnny Depp John Dillinger 2009

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades 2016
Battlefield 1 "Autoloading 8" Appears in both .35 and .25 Remington forms, the former using a 5-round fixed mag, and the latter a 15-round detachable mag. 2016


Remington Model 81 Woodmaster

Remington Model 81 Woodmaster - chambered in .30, .32, .35 Rem, and .300 Savage.
Remington Model 81 Special Police - .35 Remington

When the 1930s rolled around, Remington decision-makers decided to boost sales of the Model 8 by giving it a minor overhaul. The barrel and action were left pretty much the same with only a few changes made to the stock and forearm. Increasing the diameter of the grip made it stronger, and doing the same to the forearm made it more hand-filling. The most visible difference is a pistol grip on the stock. Remington introduced the revised version of the Model 8 as the Model 81 Woodsmaster. The .25 Remington chambering was dropped, but the .30, .32, and .35 Remington lived on, and in 1940 the .300 Savage joined them. Production ceased during World War II, and after the war only the .300 Savage and .35 Remington chamberings became available. Those two remained until production of the Model 81 was discontinued in 1950 with almost 56,000 built.

Remington also made the Special Police model in the 1940s which have 15 round detachable magazines, intended for the police market. In the 1930s, the Peace Officer's Equipment Company of St. Joseph, Missouri manufactured 15-round detachable magazine conversions for existing Model 8s and 81s in .30 and .35 Remington, aimed at the law enforcement market. A combination of their caliber, magazine size, and semi-automatic fire meant that their firepower is excellent. Remington then wanted to make their own police gun, talking with POE and licensing their design. The Remington Model 81 "Special Police" was a continuation of the POE design, but only a few hundred were sold. They generally have Police Gun markings that identify their status, though exceptions exist.

Specifications

(1936-1950)

  • Type: Rifle
  • Caliber: .30 Remington, .32 Remington, 35 Remington, .300 Savage
  • Weight: 8.25 lb (3.74 kg)
  • Length: 41 in (104 cm)
  • Barrel length(s): 22 in (55.9 cm)
  • Capacity: Fixed 5-round box magazine, 5-, 10-, or 15-round detachable magazine (Peace Officer's Equipment Company conversion; Special Police model)
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto

The Remington Model 81 can be seen in the following:

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Bonnie and Clyde (2013) William Hurt Frank Hamer 2013

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Special Police model 2016


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