SOLD FOR: $2801
Model: 3200 Special Trap
Serial Number: OU.11282
Year of Manufacture: 1975
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.11282″. The inside of the forend iron is marked “1282”. 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 SPECIAL TRAP” and “FULL”. The left side of the lower barrel is marked “IMP MOD”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked “044? 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, with inspection marks, and the date code. The ejector arms are matched and marked “1282”. The bottom of the monoblock is matched and marked “11282”. The left barrel has the manufacture date code and date code when the action was returned and modified, both are 1975.
Barrel Length: 30″ 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.
Weight: 9 lb 1 oz
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with a finger grooved forend, fluted straight comb, capped pistol grip, and buttpad. There are some scattered little marks through the finish. There are a few compressions and light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 14 3/8? from the front of the trigger to the back of the Remington buttpad. The pad has minor wear. The drop at comb is approximately 1 3/8″ and the drop at heel is approximately 1 1/2″. The cast is neutral, slightly on. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine Plus 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 97% of its metal finish. There are a few tiny marks through the finish, mostly on the barrels at the muzzles. There are light handling marks and light operational wear. The pinheads are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about 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: None.
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 Excellent condition and has 30″ barrels that are choked Full over Improved Modified. 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!
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