.30 Remington Model 81

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CalFed
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.30 Remington Model 81

Post by CalFed » Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:06 pm

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, however)

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Re: .30 Remington Model 81

Post by jack1653 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:55 pm

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 81, I think you will be able to see the difference. If I am incorrect, please provide the information that says this is a FBI model and I will stand corrected.

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jack1653

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Re: .30 Remington Model 81

Post by CalFed » Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:48 pm

jack1653 wrote: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 81, I think you will be able to see the difference. If I am incorrect, please provide the information that says this is a FBI model and I will stand corrected.

Regards,

jack1653

I do not believe this is an FBI rifle either. The serial number alone would establish that. I've edited my original post to reflect my thinking on this matter.

I bought it because it was the same caliber and model as the one that the FBI used.

I was watching a Remington model 81 at an auction yesterday that I do believe was an FBI model, however. It sold for far more than i could have paid.

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Re: .30 Remington Model 81

Post by jack1653 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:44 pm

I have sent you a PM.

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jack1653


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