The rifle is a Remington Model 8, a classic dating back before World War I.
I have admired these iconic weapons pretty much all my life, but have never had the pleasure and honor of fireing one. I need to change that and hope some of you folks might be able to give me a hand.
Last month I posted Them Bank Robbers is Worth Money about the Dead Bank Robbers Reward Program and asked if any readers had additional information. I got an excellent lead, thanks Bob.
In the same story I have a character using a Remington Model 8. I have read a couple dozen articles about the rifle. The shooters reading this know that won't tell me half as much as getting together with someone who has one and running a box of cartridges through it.
So, if anyone in the Central Texas Area has one of these rifles and would like to go shooting some time, please email me at P47f6f@aol.com and let me know when. If some of you folks out of the area know of anyone who lives here, please pass them my information.
I realize getting the guns wrong has never kept anything out of print, but I want to do the Remington Model 8 justice.