Rare Remington ''Special Police'', Model 81, marked .35 Rem....
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Started 2019-01-30 00:00:00
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Rare Remington ''Special Police'', Model 81, marked .35 Rem. Cal., MFG. 1942, SN: 18XXX, Semi-Auto Rifle, 22'' barrel, In 1938 Remington was gearing up to bring out a new line of modified firearms dubbed ''Special Police'' aimed specifically for sale to the law enforcement community. The Model 11 & 31 shotguns were included in this lineup & after work with Peace Officers Equipment Co, the Model 81 as well. The Model 81 Police rifle was a powerhouse fit for close range work just like its Model 8 predecessor. With a 15 round magazine, the officer didn't have to worry about immediate reloading nor lacking fire superiority! The ''Special Police'' rifle, introduced in early 1940, was essentially a continuation of the POE Model 8, but with larger marketing hopes. As stated, the primary market for the ''Special Police'' was to law enforcement agencies & penitentiaries. L.A. County Sheriffs Dept. purchased 199 Special Police Model 81s between 1941-1942. This particular rifle being number 18 in that order & is thus factory marked ''Police Gun- Property of Sheriff Dept. No. 18 Los Angeles County''. In addition, an inventory band remains around wrist stating ''E.L.A. 18733'', meaning it was assigned to East L.A. Condition of these Police rifles varies widely, but most are well used or reconditioned. This particular rifle is in very high original condition. Walnut stock & beavertail forearm have nearly all of the factory finish with some finish blemishes & scratches from normal use. Blue remains at 98% on all metal surfaces, including the matching serial numbered magazine (which is not always the case). Bore is mint. Factory sights, Incomplete records & collectors' educated estimates put total production between 300 to 350 total production. Extremely rare rifle & highly collectible in this condition. FFL or C&R Req. - Value: 7500 to 15000

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Rare Remington ''Special Police'', Model 81, marked .35 Rem....
Item # 4049
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