SOLD FOR: $1025
Model: 141, The Gamemaster
Serial Number: 48111
Year of Manufacture: 1946 (DRR Date Code)
Caliber: .35 Remington
Action Type: Pump / Slide Action Takedown Rifle, Unique Spiral Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “REMINGTON ARMS CO., INC., ILION, N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A. / PATENTS 1,043,354 – 1,044,568 – 1,071,173 – 1,072,982″, “35 REM”, and also has inspection marks and the date code. The right side of the barrel is marked with magnaflux, inspection, and proof marks. The left side of the receiver is marked “THE / GAMEMASTER / REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. / MODEL 141 ”, with a stamped .35 Rem case head and “Remington / REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. / 48111”. The left of the trigger guard is marked “33″ and with inspection marks at the rear. The trigger assembly is marked “48111”. The left side of the magtube is marked “.35”.
Barrel Length: 24″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade, dovetailed into a matte ramped riser that is fixed to the barrel at the muzzle. There is a flat-topped “U” notch flip-up sight dovetailed into the barrel at the rear. The rear of the receiver, on the trigger guard portion, has a pair of drilled, tapped, and filled holes.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are a two-piece walnut set with a pistol grip, grooved forearm, and straight comb. The buttstock has been refinished. There are some scattered light compressions and a few little marks through the finish. There are some marks into the wood that have colored with age. There are light handling marks. There is oil discoloration on the wood where it meets the metal. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 5/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the checkered steel Remington buttplate. The plate has been refinished and has some scattered minor wear. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. Some of the edges have thinned. There are a few scuffs that have lightly thinned the finish, some of the most noticeable are on the barrel at the muzzle. There are a few scattered little marks through the finish and light hairline scratches, the most noticeable are scattered over the receiver. There are some scattered light handling marks. There is operational finish loss on the magazine tube. The screw heads are sharp to lightly worn. The markings are clear and strong. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: With Marlin and Winchester owning the Lever Action market, Remington was looking for a way to bolster sales in other categories. The Model 8 was a semi-automatic rifle, introduced in 1908, and while sales were decent, they were not what was hoped for. As a result of these two facts, Remington gave the high powered rifle market another shot with a Pump Action. In 1913, Remington introduced the Model 14 pump – or slide-action rifle in four chamberings, .25, .30, .32 and .35 Remington. Two design features that were particularly novel were the spiral magazine tube that prevented the point of one bullet from resting on the primer of the next cartridge, and how the magazine itself moved with the fore-end. G.H. Garrison reviewed the Model 14 rifle in 1935 and offered some cosmetic and functional improvements. Barrels were lengthened from 22 to 24 inches on rifles, and 18 to 18 1/2 inches on carbines. The fore-end was given a slight beavertail treatment, and the stock was redesigned for faster handling and a steel buttplate was added. The upgraded rifle was christened the Model 141 Gamemaster, and a rendition of a brass cartridge head for which the rifle was chambered was embedded in the receiver on the left side. These pump rifles saw success, with 76,881 Model 141’s alone sold. This one is really nice looking is a good example of a desirable gun that has stood the test of time. Besides being interesting and now collectible, the bore on this one is a shooter for sure. Please see our pictures and good luck!