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THE GREAT REMINGTON 8 AND MODEL 81 AUTOLOADING RIFLES

Henwood, John

ISBN 10: 0889352917 / ISBN 13: 9780889352919
Published by Collector Grade Publications, 2003
New Condition: New Hardcover
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283 pages. Hardcover with a dust jacket. Almost 300 illustrations, some in color. This book has been expanded to include much new data and many illustrations which have never been published before. The contents include chapters on *The genesis of the Remington Arms Company; *Browning's five long recoil patents, and the introduction of the Remington Autoloading Rifle; *The history of the Model 1900; the nearly identical clone produced by FN in Belgium, and the use of Browning, Remington and Winchester autoloading rifles by the French Air Service during World War I; *The "cosmetic revamping" of the Model 8 which resulted in the Model 81; *In-depth histories of production changes, markings, production data, shipping dates, codes and costs; *Deluxe-grade (engraved) and special models (experimentals, military, police and F.B.I. variants, etc.); *Contemporary autoloaders from around the world; *Notes on collecting the 8 and 81; *How the long recoil autoloader works; *Disassembly, troubleshooting, Model 8 and 81 component interchangeability, and care; *Ammunition, shooting, ballistics, and reloading; and, *Factory options and aftermarket accessories (charger clips, magazine conversions, iron sights, scopes and mounts, etc.). An excellent study. Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # 5157

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Title: THE GREAT REMINGTON 8 AND MODEL 81 ...

Publisher: Collector Grade Publications

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

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Until recent times Remington's early autoloading rifles, the Browning-designed Model 8 (1906-1936) and Model 81 (1936-1950) have been almost completely overlooked by collectors and arms historians alike. Nevertheless, the Remington Autoloading Rifle was the world's first practical autoloading centerfire sporting rifle, and John Browning's final centerfire sporting rifle design. It served as a link between Browning's earlier manually-operated designs and his future output, which centered around semi-automatic pistols and fully-automatic machine rifle and machinegun mechanisms. When the Autoloading Rifle was introduced in 1906 (the designation "Model 8" did not actually appear until five years later, when it was first used in the 1911 catalog) it was a totally new concept in American sporting arms. It proved to be by far the best-selling and most popular autoloading sporting rifle in the world, and was kept in the Remington catalog for nearly half a century before being dropped from the link in 1950.

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