Remington Model 3200 Live Bird Gun Competition 12 GA 28″ F/IM Shotgun 1979

SOLD FOR: $2775

LSB#: 230503WS009

Make: Remington

Model: 3200 Competition Live Bird Gun

Serial Number: OU.46069

Year of Manufacture: 1979 (OV Date Code)

Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 3/4? Shells

Action Type: Over Under Top Break with Single Selective Trigger and Individual Ejectors

Barrel Length: 28″ Vent Rib

Choke: Fixed Full over Fixed Improved Modified 

Sights / Optics: The shotgun is mounted with a white bead in a base at the muzzle and there is a smaller metal alignment bead. The rib is serrated for glare reduction.

Weight: 8 lb 13 oz

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with a finger grooved forend, fluted straight comb, pistol grip, and buttpad. There are a couple of hardly noticeable hairline cracks at the rear of the top tang. There are a few scattered light marks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 14? from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The Remington pad has some light wear. The drop at comb is approximately 1 1/2″ and the drop at heel is approximately 2″. The cast is almost neutral, slightly off. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion. In my opinion, each bore rates 10 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are a few scattered light handling marks. The pinheads are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine condition due to the stocks, it appears in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This shotgun has received the factory recall update. 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 serial matching box with paperwork including the manual.

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 one is one of the very rare Live Bird Guns, 250 were produced from 1979-1983 with a later run of about 100 in 1991-1992. This one is clean and even comes with its original box, this will be a 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!

Some are hot, some are not, but thankfully most can be shot!

Remington Model 3200 Live Bird Gun Competition 12 GA 28" F/IM Shotgun 1979
Remington Model 3200 Live Bird Gun Competition 12 GA 28″ F/IM Shotgun 1979