Original or Not?

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Original or Not?

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Does anyone readily know if a Model 81 in .35 Rem could've left the factory with a black rubber recoil pad & white spacer?
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Gamey!

I think you probably know there is not a definitive answer here but anything is possible.
There are only two (2) real possibilities and those are "special order" or "employee purchase". It would be a special order or employee with bad taste so "my" opinion is that it did not leave the factory in that configuration.

I did take some time to check some of my old Remington catalogs, could find nothing that would indicate that was a factory option. the last catalog that shows factory options is from January 1952.

Hope this helps!

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Thanks for your prompt response Jim! My LGS got one in today on consignment that looks very nice in the photos...except for that recoil pad. I didn't think it looked original, and will not waste time following this up.

I learned long ago not to procrastinate when a potentially good gun comes along, as they go quickly.

Again, your expertise is much appreciated.

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