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Old 11-06-2013, 02:13 AM   #11
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I would like to find a Remington Mdl. 8 chambered in the .25 Remington. I enjoy making obsolete ammunition. The Mdl. 8 was developed by John Browning while he was designing the famous A-5 Browning shot gun.
An average grade Mdl. 8 in .35 Remington worn but sound all parts correct and safe to fire. These are around $500 dollars. Buying one with missing parts can cost to repair.
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Old 11-06-2013, 02:32 AM   #12
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If you had the shot at 150 you'd buy it?
Yes. They are often good shooters(I've shot several). A friend of mine has an 81 in 300 Savage and that thing is very accurate.
At $150 you could part it out and make money if you wanted.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:07 PM   #13
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Default 81 in 300 savage

The fellow that gave me a 1916 Spanish Mauser, had just traded for a decent bush condition Remington 81 in .300 savage from upriver (Kobuk) he believes it was once a village police rifle, Ive heard of Alaskan village police safes having all sorts of odd stuff, Selwaik jail once had a 1928A1 Thompson I heard about from 3 different sources and Kiana had 3, High Standard Model 10 police shotguns.

Model 81 Woodsmaster

In 1936, Remington dropped the Model 8 and introduced the Model 81 Woodsmaster with improvements by C.C. Loomis. The Model 81 was offered in .300 Savage and the .25 Remington chambering was dropped after a limited number of 81's were chambered in this round. It was offered in Standard (81A), Special (81B), Peerless (81D), Expert (81E) and Premier (81F) grades. The Federal Bureau of Investigation acquired some Model 81 rifles chambered for .30 Remington and .35 Remington in response to the 1933 Kansas City Massacre. Production of the Model 81 ceased in 1950.

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Kalashnikov stole that design from Browning.................
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:13 PM   #15
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If it were me, I'd go for it, but try to get it a little cheaper due to the condition. If the owner won't come down, I'd still (pardon the pun) pull the trigger on it. But then I like the older, sorta classic American firearms, and I know a good gunsmilth who works cheap.

I'd love to have one, but haven't come across one in quite a while.
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Sounds like a pretty good deal to me. I've got a Remington Model 81 which is basically the same gun and I gave $499 for it but its in pretty good shape. Its 300 Savage.
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