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Remington 31 #16498939 10/04/21
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Anyone ever had one of these?

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Re: Remington 31 [Re: bluestem] #16499478 10/05/21
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That the bottom eject pump ?

Re: Remington 31 [Re: LFC] #16500119 10/05/21
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Originally Posted by LFC
That the bottom eject pump ?


No, side eject. Preceded the Rem 870.

Have a chance to get one in 12 gauge.

Re: Remington 31 [Re: bluestem] #16500168 10/05/21
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I’ve got one from the 30’s, still a good solid, quality shotgun made when craftsmanship still mattered.


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Re: Remington 31 [Re: bluestem] #16500362 10/05/21
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My FinL had a trap gun that was so smooth it was like it had ballbearings in it and when he shot trap doubles you could hardly see the him move between shots.

He had one in skeet configuration that was his hunting gun, ducks, grouse, pheasants. I've seen him jump shooting ducks and drop three drake mallards damn near before I could get my gun to my shoulder.

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After the first shot the rest are just noise.

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Re: Remington 31 [Re: bluestem] #16500469 10/05/21
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I have my dad's old 12ga 31 FW with a Cutts, like many guns from that era had. He used the heck out of it and opted for a 20ga Browning Superposed in 1958.

I dig out the old 31 every year for at least one hunt.

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Re: Remington 31 [Re: bluestem] #16500640 10/05/21
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“The Ball Bearing Shotgun” Every steel framed 31 I’ve handled has lived up to it’s moniker and been smooth as glass. The aluminum receiver LW not generally as smooth. Cool old guns though, I had one I’d threaded for tubes and parkerized that I used for a duck gun for a few years and I kind of wish I hadn’t let it go.

Re: Remington 31 [Re: bluestem] #16506237 10/07/21
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I have one in 20 gauge. Fantastic gun. Don't hesitate.


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Re: Remington 31 [Re: bluestem] #16506852 10/07/21
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I have a pair of them. One in 20 and one in 16. A 20 ga model 31 was my first real gun, that I stupidly sold off for something else. Fixed the problem and don’t plan on letting either of the new ones go. Great shotguns you won’t be sorry

Re: Remington 31 [Re: bluestem] #16508645 10/08/21
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Had one many moons ago. Very smooth action; pointed a lot like an 870. I' wouldn't hesitate to buy one at the right price.
Found an aluminum receiver 31, but it had a bubba recoil pad and had many miles on it for $450.....pass.


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Re: Remington 31 [Re: bluestem] #16509012 10/08/21
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Had a 4 digit TC Trap grade version which my brother now owns. Smoothest action I've ever shot. I'm sure I could cycle that faster than my 1100 did. Way faster than my Model 12.

Re: Remington 31 [Re: bluestem] #16509022 10/08/21
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As a side note High Standard produced basically the same action in the 60's in their pumps.

Re: Remington 31 [Re: bluestem] #16509466 10/08/21
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Still looking for one. I've had my chances but I want a 12 with a 30" full choke solid ribbed barrel. On the left side of the receiver it needs to say " Long Range ". Mb

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Re: Remington 31 [Re: bluestem] #16509609 10/08/21
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I have a 16 with a 30" FULL choked barrel. Great gun

Re: Remington 31 [Re: bluestem] #16520619 10/12/21
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See if you can cycle some shells or dummies through it to check function. About the only thing that goes south on a model 31 is carrier wear from long use. Best pumpgun design ever IMO. Not most economical or adaptable, as those characteristics weren't so important back then..

Re: Remington 31 [Re: bluestem] #16525363 10/13/21
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Many, including me, consider the Remington 31 the finest walnut and steel pump shotgun ever made.

For year I scoured the Internet and gun shows for a 12 gauge Remington 31 factory riot configuration and the finish in original condition. Finaly found one for a very modest price because half the finish on the butt stock and flaked away and the remaining finish was in dreadful shape. I sanded and refinished the wood, leaving the metal as original.

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This is one of my favorite guns of any type


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