Model: The Woodsmaster Model 81
Serial Number: 19266
Year of Manufacture: February 1942
Caliber: .30 Remington
Action Type: Semi-Auto, Fixed Magazine
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “REMINGTON ARMS CO. INC. ILION. N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A / BROWNING’S PATS. 659,507-659,786-701,288-853,438-984,263”. The barrel date code on the left side is stamped “LL” . The receiver is marked “THE / WOODSMASTER / TRADE MARK / MODEL 81 / REMINGTON / REG US. PAT OFF / 19266”. The sight is marked “Lyman / 41R”. The right side of the receiver by the front of the slide is marked “.30 REM.” There are also a number of proof marks on the bottom of the receiver.
Barrel Length: 21 1/2”
Sights / Optics: This rifle is mounted with an adjustable Lyman 41 rear sight made specifically for this rifle. The front sight blade is in a dovetail slot.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are smooth wood. The forend has a mar on the underside near the front. The buttstock has a few deep pressure marks, a scratch on the left pistol grip, and two spots of finish loss on the left side. This does not affect the integrity of the stock. The LOP measures 13 1/2” from the trigger to the back of the Remington buttplate. The stocks rates in about Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is deep. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows wear on the upper tang and some minor wear on the magazine floorplate. The Screw heads are sharp and serviceable. This rifle retains the vast majority of its original finish, with little loss and the gun shows beautifully well. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle is provided with a vintage leather covered case. The corners are reinforced and all the latches are in working condition. The inside is a beautiful royal blue felt. This case is great for displaying this beautiful rifle.
Our Assessment: As technology advanced so did the guns. Law Enforcement called for a new design from the lever action repeaters and this is what they got. They keep the .30 caliber round because of its flat trajectory and stopping power and upgraded the lever action to an auto-loading design. This is a glance at the beginning of the first large caliber auto-loading center-fire rifles. This rifle design was used by the many agencies from the FBI to the Texas Rangers. This is just a great rifle for any collection and is in operating condition.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred in California and is C&R OK
Sold For: $6,805