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Remington 81 .300 Savage

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by CountryGunsmith, Mar 4, 2003.

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    dennis53
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    (2/22/03 1:25:29 pm)
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    I have a Remington Model 81 in good condition with no major dings, scratches, or other problems. Can you give me an idea of what it is worth? It is in 300 Savage. Any idea when the made this gun?
    Thanks,
    Dennis

    AntiqueDr
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    (2/22/03 7:57:13 pm)
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    The Model 81 Woodsmaster was made from 1936-1950, with close to 60,000 manufactured.

    In typical condition, they will bring $275 or so. The good news is the .300 Savage, although not the most rare chambering in that model, is probably the most usable.


    dennis53
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    (2/22/03 9:32:52 pm)
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    Thank you for the prompt response. Is the gun known for being reliable or accurate one way or the other? It's odd with what seems to be an inner and outer barrel. Is it gas operated?

    I've seen other calibers such as 30 and 35. Is the 300 Savage the highest energy load made in this model?

    Was the Model 81 made concurrent with the Model 8 or did it follow? Did they make a Model 8 in 300 Savage? Thanks again for your response.

    Dennis53

    AntiqueDr
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    The Model 81 succeeded the Model 8. It is a long-recoil operated rifle, and what you are looking at is a barrel inside of a barrel jacket. There is a recoil spring system involving various washers, etc., that while fairly straightforward probably should not be attempted without some experience in gunsmithing.

    The .300 Savage was not offered in the Model 8, and is somewhat more powerful than the .30 Remington.
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