Winchester did not produce a Model 81 bolt action. Exactly how is your rifle marked? firstname.lastname@example.org
Be Careful! Winchester did not make a Model 81.Remington made a model 81 Woodmaster in 30 Rem.cartridge.This is different than the 30-30 cartridge in the fact that the 30 Rem was a rimless cartridge and the 30-30 Win cartridge was a rimmed cartridge.They both headspace differently.
Marlin made the Model 81 for many years. What markings are on the 'gold coin?' email@example.com
Of the 20,580 Model 55 Rifles that were manufactured, appoximately 81% (or 16670) were Take Downs. The Solid Frame Model 55 is the rarest Winchester model configuration ever made. If you can provide me with the serial number and caliber, I can tell you whne it was made, and the overall statistical numbers.
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from what i've read, the target model 8" 38 special was made for 2 years '80 and '81
Your Model 81 was halted in the year 2003.I would surmise that Marlin had a new model in the works at the time of the model 81 demise.
1937-1940 (only the 81B, 81BE in 1940).