Sold for $2117.36
Serial Number: OU6734
Year of Manufacture: 1973 (AX 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 / OU6734″. The inside of the forend iron is marked “6734”. 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 “FULL.”. The left side of the lower barrel is marked “FULL.”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked “6734? 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 two “REP” in oval. The right side of the bottom barrel is marked “REP” in oval, “A”, with inspection marks, and the “AX” date code. Both ejectors are marked “6734 T”.
Barrel Length: 30″ Vent-Rib
Choke: Both Fixed Full
Sights / Optics: The shotgun is mounted with a white bead in a base at the front of the vent rib and there is a smaller white midbead.
Weight: 8 lb 13 oz
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with a finger grooved forend, fluted straight comb, capped pistol grip, and textured brown ventilated rubber Remington buttpad. There are two cracks on the left side of the forend at the rear. There is a gap between the wood and base of the forend at the rear. There are some infrequent light compressions, marks through the finish, and minor handling wear. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 14 1/4? from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The pad has some wear but no major defects. The drop at comb is approximately 1 1/2″ and the drop at heel is approximately 1 3/4″. The cast is neutral. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good 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. There are some spots of light oxidation on the top tang and on the forend iron. The lever has gone plum. There are a couple tiny spots of surface oxidation on the barrel set. The lower mounting bracket has some faint movement to the mount on the top barrel. There are a few scattered light marks. The hinge pin is plum. There are some scattered light handling marks. There is standard operational wear. The pinheads are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The lower mounting bracket has some faint movement to the mount on the top barrel. The action has not been factory updated and does not have “.” in the serial number. 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: Included is a green felt-lined fitted leather case, snap caps, and keys to the case.
Our Assessment: This is one of the few over-under shotgun models ever produced by Remington. The design started in 1932 as the Model 32, John Browning had just released his Superposed the year before and it was innovative but the Model 32 took it even further. It has a sliding hood that locks the barrels up and has futuristic-looking separated barrels without a midrib. The design is essentially the same as the Krieghoff model 32 and the fit and finish isn’t far off from a Krieghoff, either. At the beginning of World War II, Remington discontinued to the shotgun and focused its efforts towards the production of military arms. Fast forward to 1973 and they reintroduced the model as the Model 3200. The barrel-to-action fit was enhanced and beefed up and the safety was changed from a slider to a pivoting lever, a radical departure from decades of previous designs. The barrels hinge on trunnions mounted on the sides of the action like Boss and most Italian-made over/unders. They pivot on cutouts in the monobloc into which the tubes were silver-soldered. The 32 was produced with manual fitting and machining; the Remington 3200 took advantage of CNC machining that took much of the hand work out of the equation and lowered the price. Like Perazzi, the monobloc has cuts on both sides that nestle into matching surfaces on the sides of the action, taking up recoil. Holding the barrels to the action is the unique sliding hood of the 32. Rotate the top lever to the right, and the hood retracts and the barrels rotate open on the trunnions. When the barrels are swung shut, the hood slides forward. Not only does this ensure a solid lockup, but if a primer is pierced, the action-sealing hood keeps everything within the gun. These were made from 1973 to 1983 and there was a brief parts clean up run in the late 1990s. These guns are becoming a classic and the design is still in use by Kreighoff who has sold thousands. This shotgun is in about Very Good condition and has 30″ barrels that are both choked Full. This will great addition for anyone who needs a new over under. 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!