Scoped Model 81

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Scoped Model 81

Post by Sarge756 » Tue May 15, 2018 1:23 pm

Have had this 81 in 300 Sav for several years and was on the lookout for a scope for it. I wanted it to fit the rifle and not overpower it. Found this Williams Guideline 2x6 variable with duplex reticle. Not a lot of history available on this branded scope but I would think probably made in Japan during the 70`s 80`s. It is bright and clear with pretty generous eye-relief. If you have fired an 81 in this caliber you know that eye-relief is important. Also with the adjustment turrents on most scopes needing to be turned opposite normal position to allow clearance of ejected cases a straight crosswire or duplex reticle is required.
The base and integral rings is a Weaver #162. The 162 was designed to be used on Remington 742 and 760 rifles. It is a pivot mount that allows the scope to swing to the left and allow the shooter to use iron sights for close shots. Here it is utilized as an off center side mount on the 81 and there is no reason to swing it out of the way to use the iron sights. Though designed for a different rifle the contour of the mount fits the curvature of the 81 receiver very well. Just another way to put a scope on our favorite rifles so even with bad eyes we can enjoy them.

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Re: Scoped Model 81

Post by Sarge756 » Tue May 15, 2018 2:47 pm

Another photo showing the pivot feature and position of the base. Also as I suspected the scope was made in Japan.I found small stamping underside.
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Re: Scoped Model 81

Post by Adam Lee » Wed May 16, 2018 3:21 am

Nice setup, Joe - looks great!
Hope you have fun with your "new" scoped 81 in Florida. My mom would have you use it to great effect on some 'gators that spook her on her walks near her house in Fort Meade. :roll: She is near the Peace River, I believe.

Did that 81 come with the checkering? Is it a B model?

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Re: Scoped Model 81

Post by Sarge756 » Wed May 16, 2018 11:47 am

'A' model Adam. When I got it Bubba had been at work and drilled a few holes. The forend was damaged where a sling swivel had been mounted and had split out a piece about inch an a half long from the tip end. The receiver had been drilled for an unknown mount. The forend was repaired with an inlay of matching wood and the checkering pattern was extended to hide the repair. The Weaver pivot mount was chosen because I was able to line up two of the holes with it saving extra drill and tap and it covered the extra holes. If it had been perfect with no extra holes I would probably not have considered putting a scope on it. Guess I should say, "Thanks Bubba wherever you are for an 81 I can take hunting".
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Re: Scoped Model 81

Post by Sarge756 » Wed May 16, 2018 12:26 pm

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Re: Scoped Model 81

Post by 81police » Wed May 16, 2018 2:38 pm

Lookin good!!!
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Re: Scoped Model 81

Post by Bandersnatch » Sat May 19, 2018 7:13 am

Interesting solution to the scope issue. I see Bubba damacened the bolt as well.
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Re: Scoped Model 81

Post by Sarge756 » Sun May 20, 2018 10:24 pm

Nope...when I had it apart for the cleaning and lubrication I had just jeweled a half dozen mauser bolts and decided what the heck and did the 81 also. No harm..If I tire of it or ever decide to sell it can be returned to original with a polish.
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Re: Scoped Model 81

Post by Adam Lee » Mon May 21, 2018 7:52 am

You've got a few Mauser projects in the works, sounds like! :D

I'm about to get myself back into the "Mauser mode" in the near future as well, with my eyes on a 7mm project.
I have no idea if my Mauser project will be ground-up, sourcing a new barrel and a receiver, or if I'm just going to look for a decent South American 7x57 as is.

Back to your scoped 81: you've reminded me that I need to get myself the proper side mount and vintage scope for the 81 Krieger I have waiting for me in pieces in my tool room! :roll:

Let us know how she runs once you get a chance.

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