Good day at the gun show yesterday
Saw a Remington 81, the old semiauto hunting rifle, in .300 Savage. Bright bore, only a few minor scratches on the metal. Got it for $280. From what I see, they go for more like $400+. It was a John M. Browning design, produced from 1936 to 1950.
I have no practical use for it ... haven't had time to go deer hunting in decades, and iron sights aren't much use in the desert, but just wanted one as a collector item. I know at least one expert who contends that Kalashnikov took the idea for his selector switch from its safety.