Remington Model 3200 12 GA 26″ Vent Rib Over Under O/U Shotgun, MFD 1974
SOLD FOR: $1425
Serial Number: OU26271
Year of Manufacture: 1974 (KY Date Code)
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 3/4? Shells
Action Type: Over Under Top Break with Single Selective Trigger and Individual Ejectors.
Markings: The bottom of the receiver is marked “Remington / 3200 / OU 26271″. The inside of the forend iron is marked “271”. The top tang is marked “BST”. The sides of the receiver are marked with game dog scenes. The left side of the top barrel is marked “* 12 GA. 2 3/4 OR SHORTER SHELLS” and “MOD.”. The left side of the lower barrel is marked “IMP. CYL.”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked “271? and has inspection marks. The right of the top barrel is marked “REMINGTON ARMS CO. INC., ILION, N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A. / PATENT PENDING” and with “REP” in oval. The right side of the bottom barrel is marked “REP” in oval, “71”, with inspection marks, and the “KY”. Both ejectors are marked “271”.
Barrel Length: Nominal 26″, 25 1/2? Measured, Vent-Rib
Choke: The barrels have been threaded for chokes and are installed with Improved Cylinder chokes.
Sights / Optics: The barrel is mounted with a white bead at the front of the vent rib and there is a smaller metal midbead.
Weight: 8 lb 4 oz
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with finger grooved forend, fluted straight comb, pistol grip, and aftermarket brown rubber buttpad. There is a thin hairline crack on the left side of the forend at the rear. There are some scattered light compressions and draglines. There are a few little marks through the finish and little nicks. The LOP measures 13 3/4? from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad, 12 7/8? to the back of the wood. The pad has some wear but no major defects. The drop at comb is approximately 1 5/8″ and the drop at heel is approximately 2″. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good-Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. The receiver has some thinning on the edges plus some scattered little scuffs and light marks. There is some thinning on the forend iron. There are some scattered spots of light surface oxidation on the top tang and receiver. The barrels have some light handling wear and a few scattered little marks through the finish. There are a few little nicks on the edges of the rib. The barrel hanger at the muzzle is plum. There is finish loss on the edges of the trigger guard. The barrel latch and safety have some finish wear and are slightly plum. The pinheads are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This shotgun has not received the factory updates. The trigger is mechanically operated. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: This is one of the few over-under shotgun models ever produced by Remington. The design is essentially the same as the Krieghoff model 32 and the fit and finish isn’t far off from a Krieghoff, either. This shotgun is in about Fine condition and has 25 1/2″ barrels that have been threaded for removable chokes. This will great addition for anyone who needs a new fast-handling field gun. This is a phenomenally made shotgun that will be serving its new owner well for decades to come. Please see our photos and good luck!