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PraiseKEK
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New 81 Owner

Post by PraiseKEK » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:27 pm

Just picked up an 81 at the Oaks gun show so I figured I would join and lurk this board for helpful hints and suggestions ;)

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Re: New 81 Owner

Post by Hardrada55 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:51 pm

What caliber? We always like pictures!
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Re: New 81 Owner

Post by PraiseKEK » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:34 pm

It's a .35 Remington. Apparently it's a super late model with a 56800 range serial number and a DWW date code. Only issue is someone drilled and tapped it for a weaver mount :( I'm not a hunter but I always found these to be amazing mechanical engineering specimens and for $400 i figured it would make a great addition to my collection
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Re: New 81 Owner

Post by 81police » Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:23 pm

nice!
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Re: New 81 Owner

Post by Bandersnatch » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:43 am

400 is a steal! More pics, if you please. :D
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Re: New 81 Owner

Post by Wildgoose » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:31 am

Nice clean looking 81! With the prices these guns are starting to draw and from what I have seen at gun shows in the last year its a steal alright. As time goes by running down a mount and a period scope for it can be a bit of fun. I did this with my first 81 and enjoy shooting it just for fun. 8-)

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Re: New 81 Owner

Post by PraiseKEK » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:36 pm

Wildgoose wrote:Nice clean looking 81! With the prices these guns are starting to draw and from what I have seen at gun shows in the last year its a steal alright. As time goes by running down a mount and a period scope for it can be a bit of fun. I did this with my first 81 and enjoy shooting it just for fun. 8-)
I did find a correct weaver sidemount at the shop I work at sitting back behind a bunch of other old weaver mounts. Still has the pricetag from the 90's of 14.99. I hid it for now and just put mushroom plugs in the screw holes

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