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by CalFed
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: FBI Model 81
Replies: 19
Views: 2510

Re: FBI Model 81

Thanks, Cam. I wondered if there had been some sort of switcheroo with the barrel/forend and what you suggest makes a lot of sense. I wondered what the "22096" stamped on the jacket head referred to. I double checked the barrel date code and will post better pictures. It is "ONN", rather than "NNO"....
by CalFed
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Welcome Wagon
Topic: Greetings from Virginia
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Greetings from Virginia

Very Nice!
by CalFed
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: FBI Model 81
Replies: 19
Views: 2510

Re: FBI Model 81

I finally brought home the rifle and got to look at it more closely. The rifle displays characteristics of both the early model FBI model 81 ("stacked" model, manufacturer and serial number markings on the receiver, Lyman 41 sight) and the later FBI model 81 (grooves in the barrel jacket, standard r...
by CalFed
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: FBI Model 81
Replies: 19
Views: 2510

Re: FBI Model 81

The barrel jacket has the grooves used for the induction brazing.
by CalFed
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: FBI Model 81
Replies: 19
Views: 2510

Re: FBI Model 81

Nice Pics. I have the takedown screw, the sights, a 30R rifle. Just not the FBI rifle. TTHHHPPPTTT :!: :( Of course with the loss of the Remington records, documenting FBI rifles is near impossible. I noticed from your photos the rifle appears to be one with the brazed barrel jacket. Thats a reliab...
by CalFed
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: FBI Model 81
Replies: 19
Views: 2510

Re: FBI Model 81

I got to my FFL and grabbed a few pictures of the rifle before it went into his safe for the 10 day cooling off period.

The barrel code appears to be NN O.

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and here is the FBI take down screw

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by CalFed
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: FBI Model 81
Replies: 19
Views: 2510

Re: FBI Model 81

One thing I'm interested in is finding out, if possible, what route these rifles took to get into the private market.

The FBI is not known for selling off their weapons to the public
by CalFed
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: FBI Model 81
Replies: 19
Views: 2510

Re: FBI Model 81

Thanks, 81 and Rifleman. I'll post better pics when I pick it up from my FFL. Since Remington apparently does not have (or does not share) purchase or shipping records, perhaps a different approach might work. There is a website devoted to the "olden days" of the FBI..."Faded Glory Dusty Roads of an...
by CalFed
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: FBI Model 81
Replies: 19
Views: 2510

Re: FBI Model 81

I think it looks good. Have you picked it up fromt eh FFL yet? Is this a collector or is it something you're going to shoot? What caliber? Thanks, Fred. It is .30 Rem https://i.imgur.com/YNHJrlg.jpg?1 I got it at one of those 200 gun online auctions and it hasn't shipped yet. And then there is the ...
by CalFed
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: FBI Model 81
Replies: 19
Views: 2510

Re: FBI Model 81

WOW, finally a new post! Thought maybe everyone had given up on the forum. Nice gun, have yet to see a FBI model or any other 8/81 model other than standard ones in person. Nice rifle to get, you plan on shooting? I misread your post at first and thought you indicated you had won the 81 possibly at...
by CalFed
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: FBI Model 81
Replies: 19
Views: 2510

Re: FBI Model 81

dead ringer there CalFed. Congratulations! Would you mind sharing the serial number and we can add it into our FBI database? Thanks, Cam I won this at an online auction and as soon as it arrives, I'll PM you the serial number. It will be interesting to see whether it has ever shown up in your recor...
by CalFed
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: FBI Model 81
Replies: 19
Views: 2510

FBI Model 81

I won a Remington model 81 at auction. Think it is an FBI model...

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by CalFed
Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: .30 Remington Model 81
Replies: 4
Views: 2614

Re: .30 Remington Model 81

Hey CalFed, That is a nice looking rifle but I do not believe it is a FBI model 81 as described in Henwood's book. Your rifle does not have the Lyman 41R rear sight and the lettering on the receiver is of the standard model 81 format. If you look at your other posting about the auction of an Model ...
by CalFed
Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Pics of your 8/81's
Topic: .30 Remington Model 81
Replies: 4
Views: 2614

.30 Remington Model 81

I have a thing for vintage rifles used by law enforcement "back in the day". During the 30's and 40's, the FBI issued the Remington model 81 in .30 Remington and the Winchester '07 in .351 WSL. I was able to obtain decent example of both. Edit:( I do not believe either of mine are actual FBI rifles,...
by CalFed
Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: The Great Model 81 'Woodsmaster'
Topic: FBI Model Remington 81
Replies: 0
Views: 2042

FBI Model Remington 81

What looks like an FBI model Remington 81 was auctioned off this morning. I was hoping to glom it...fat chance :(

The auction pics: