Trying to determine value

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Trying to determine value

Post by FL410 »

I am a new member and new to the model 8-81.
I am trying to get some idea as to how to value ones I've seen and I have a couple examples.
The first is a 1948 model 81 on GunBroker that sold last Sunday. It appeared to be a standard model 81 and advertised in near mint condition. It sold for $1,425.00 It seams high however, it was in exceptional condition. If anyone saw it I would appreciate any comments. The second also a model 81 on GunBroker It's listed as a L. A. County Police rifle and the start price is $8,000.00 with a BuyNow at $9,500.00. Given the rarity is that a realistic price or not? Comments appreciated.

To the administrator I also posted this in the Welcome forum if double posting is not allowed please delete either one.

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Post by SteveP1952 »


Also a new member and looking at auctions I would say that the 81 you refer to sold for top of the mark but it was truly exceptional. The floor I am seeing is about $500-600 for average rifles, but can go higher depending on condition and caliber. The police rifles are a whole different story, as they are much rarer. $8000 also seems like top of the mark though.

Hope that helps, would like to see some of the other members opinions who have been collecting these model 8 and 81's as to what the price trends are over the last 5 or so years. I think the model 8's are starting to get discovered and prices creeping up reflect that new interest and demand from collectors who previously were unaware of their historical significance.

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Post by 81police »

Great observations guys. I also believe the overall popularity of these rifles is increasing and are becoming more and more collectible. The Police rifles are no exception, as there was once a time when you could buy them for $1500-2500 all day. Those days are long over if the seller knows what he has.

Likewise, these guns are between 67-111 years old (8's & 81's) and finding one in truly 95+% condition is becoming much less common, hence premium prices for premium guns.

As y'all mentioned, shooter guns are still reasonably priced and I hope that stays that way for sometime!
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Post by doublecanister »

It seems like the going rate for a Model 8/81 in fine/collector condition is $800-1200. If it has any special features or deluxe stocks around $1500-2000. I was shocked that some standard rifles with no deluxe features were going for $2000-3000 a few weeks back.
Remington Model 8, .35 Rem (1909)
Remington Model 8, .32 Rem (1926)
Remington Model 81, .35 Rem (1937)
Remington Model 81, .35 Rem (1941)
Remington Model 81, .300 Savage (1946)
Remington Model 81, 35 Rem (1948)

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