SOLD FOR: $1134
Model: 81 “The Woodsmaster”
Serial Number: 6102
Year of Manufacture: 1938 (CG Date Code)
Caliber: .32 Remington
Action Type: Long-Recoil, Fixed Magazine Fed, Semi-Automatic Rifle
Markings: The top of the barrel jacket is marked “REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION, N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A. / BROWNING’S PATS. 659,507 – 659,786 – 701,288 – 853,438 – 984,263”. The left side of the barrel jacket is marked “CG”. The underside of the receiver is marked with inspection marks in front of the fixed mag. The trigger guard’s left rear bow is marked “63”. The right rear of the barrel, visible at the ejection port is marked “.32 REM”. The left side of the receiver is marked “THE / WOODSMASTER / TRADE MARK / MODEL 81” and “Remington / REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. / 6102”.
Barrel Length: 22”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed into a base fixed to the front of the barrel jacket. The rear sight is a flat-topped “U” notch elevator sight screwed to the barrel jacket.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth walnut with a pistol grip, fluted straight comb, and a checkered steel Remington buttplate. There are some little patches of finish loss and spots where the finish is separating from the wood, the most noticeable are on the belly and sides of the buttstock. There are some scattered light scratches, compressions, and scuffs. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 3/4″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The buttplate has some patina and finish loss on the edges. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 82% of its metal finish. There is some finish loss on the receiver on the bottom at the front and on the right side. There are some scattered spots of oxidation on the metal, most noticeable on the receiver. There are some areas of patinaed finish. There are some scattered spots of light surface erosion on the receiver. The barrel jacket has some scattered spots of light surface erosion, most noticeable on the bottom. Some of the areas of erosion appear touched up. There are a few nicks and scratches. There are some light handling marks. There is some standard operational wear. The markings are clear. The screwheads show light use. Overall, this rifle is in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: The Remington Model 8 was the brainchild of John Moses Browning. Originally patented in 1900, it was the first successful high-powered semi-auto rifle made in the United States–or just about anywhere else, for that matter. The model 8 was chambered in four different Remington rimless cartridges, they were the .25, .30, .32, and .35 Remington. The Model 81 Woodsmaster was an improvement on the successful design and was produced in the three original .30 Cal Remington cartridges and in 1941 .300 Savage was introduced. This example made in 1938 is chambered in .32 Remington is in about Very Good condition with about 82% of its metal finish remaining, scattered wear in its stocks, a good bore, and strong mechanics. This will be a great shooter or nice addition to your C&R collection. Please see our photos and good luck!