Remington 8

Amelia from Lux and Zett comic book.

Contrary to the 1967 movie depiction, Bonnie and Clyde didn’t fall to .45 caliber submachine guns but to 30-06 BAR automatic rifle and .35 Remington 8 semi-auto rifles. When going into battle, experienced fighters prefer full-power long guns. Both weapons were designed by John Browning. Looking at the safety design, you can see that the AK47 selector is an inferior adaptation of the Browning original (which was easy to activate with the index finger). On the other hand, AK47 did improve on the reloading action by using a gas piston instead of short recoil. 30 round detachable magazines were also an improvement over fixed 5-rounders fed with tripper clips.

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11 Responses to Remington 8

  1. Vlad says:

    The AK is also significantly lighter, easier to operate, and mount optics on.

  2. camtec says:

    Beautiful girl.

  3. Valeriy says:

    The girl and the gun are both beautiful!

  4. Steve Davis says:

    I have one of these in .35 rem, produced in Sept. 1927. It functions flawlessly and I love the takedown feature. Now the stripper clips… would be nice to find a few for this prehistoric scout rifle.

  5. Jeff says:

    Actually the AK47 is a heavy beast with a milled steel receiver. The AKM is the more modern lighted version.

  6. sean says:

    more of her please!…with guns of coarse

  7. me says:

    Didn’t Remington at the time market a “Police Model” version, which had a fixed 15-round magazine?

    I cannot look at the Model 8 without imagining an alternate universe in which Model 8s in .30 or .35 Remington, with 20-round detachable box magazines and bayonet lugs, were mass-produced for the US Army in World War I, but I’m odd that way.

  8. FWIW: The Model 8 rifle functioned by a long-recoil system, not short-recoil. The same was true of the Model 11 shotgun.

  9. Turk says:

    Ok, The Remington used to off Bonnie and Clyde actually had a custom 20 round box magazine. The owner (A fairly famous law man whose name unfortunately escapes me right now) had a gun smith MAKE for him!!! The Remington 8 was actually tested in WW I and was used by observers in aircraft as a defensive weapon before machine guns became more common. I owned a nice one at one point in .35 Rem. I took it to the range, loaded up 1 magazine, fired it off, and then promptly recased the gun, took it home and sold it. It may be the single must uncomfortable, unpleasant and generally unenjoyable firearms I’ve ever fired…(And trust me. I’ve shot a few!!!)

  10. Also, Oleg, there was at least one company that manufactured 20- and 30-rd magazines for the Rem 8/81. (These were usually fixed mags that had to be loaded with stripper clips) The mags are extremely rare but theres a Rem with one at the NRA museum in a display. Additionally, a smaller company manufactured detachable magazines for the Rem. that required some gunsmithing.

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