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3200 updates ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by ky205, Jan 16, 2012.

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  1. ky205

    ky205 Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    What were the updates on Rem 3200, and how can you tell if they have been done ?
    Harry W.
  2. lwr_

    lwr_ Member

    Sep 28, 2010
    The updates included: Replacing the lower tang that was pinned in place through the receiver with a tang that was tapped and bolted on through the breech face. On an updated receiver you can see the bolts on the bottom of the breech face on either side of the lower firing pin at about a 45 degree angle. Secondly, a piece of metal is located and pinned about 1/2 way from the end of the tang inbetween the upper and lower tang to strengthen and make the whole tang assembly more ridgid. Thirdly, the stock is relieved at the point where it meets the end of the upper and lower tang. There is actually a gap between the stock and end of the tang. The area where the stock meets the threaded portion of the tang where the stock bolts on is glass bedded.

    The most common way to tell if updates are performed is to look for a dot inbetween the O/U and serial number; however, some updates have been performed without adding the dot. So, instead look for the allen head bolts below the firing pins on the breechface as the sure sign that the updates are present. It is very difficult to sell one without the updates. Reason is because it currently cost $405.00 to have the receiver updates installed, apx. $155.00 more if you add on the forearm update. I would not buy an un-updated 3200 unless it is discounted by as much as it would take to have it updated.

    All of these improvements were to address the problem of stocks cracking and to give the hammers a more solid platform.

    Contrary to popular belief, there were NO forearm iron or firing pin updates offered or performed by Remington. The forearm update was developed by Laib's Gunsmithing who now does all the factory updates on 3200's. Laib's also offers a firing pin hole update that has become popular that fixes the cratered and elongated firing pin holes.

    Please forgive any typos or bad spelling.
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