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Beautiful Model 31 Remington F/S

Discussion in 'For Sale- Members only' started by nitro 100, Nov 29, 2010.

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  1. nitro 100

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    This gun belongs to a fellow shooter. It is a fully engraved model 31. It has been fired and is in exellent condition. Email me for pictures. Price is 3800 plus shipping to yout ffl. Thanks.

    Jerry Nickell
     
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    pics sent
     
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    Nice gun....

    Must have been a rare calm day at middletown :)

    Herman63
     
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    What kind of rib is that?

    That is one very nice 31!

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    I will check with the owner on the rib. Thanks.

    Jerry
     
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    Looks like it may be a Moneymaker rib.
     
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    I checked withthe owner. It is a model 31 TRAP and it is all Remington including the rib. No alterations on the gun. LOp is 14 1/2". Thanks.

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    Jerry,

    Your friend may want to look into the rib matter further. I don't think it is a factory 31 rib as they were machined out of the same hunk of steel as the barrel (at least on all the 31's I've personally viewed).

    To my eye it looks to be a Herters, but a more knowedgeable person than I will chime in on the matter.

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    Definitely not a factory rib.

    This is what they look like.

    [​IMG]

    Very nice looking gun anyway.
     
  11. nitro 100

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    I only know what the owner told me. He said it was all Remington. I do not know. Thanks.

    Jerry
     
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    The 31 is a TRAP grade not a build up. I can't imagine a trap grade not coming with a rib. Thanks.

    Jerry
     
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    Ross and Rickn,
    I am curious now. I am going to call Remington tomorrow and give them the serial #. I will see if they can tell me anything about the gun. I will post tomorrow what I am told. Thanks.

    Jerry
     
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    Simmons Rib
     
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    All Model 31 vent ribs from the factory were machined as part of the barrel forging and not extended over the receiver. The last poster is correct in reminding us that Simmons also made a rib that extended to the back of the receiver, but the stands for the rib do not resemble Simmons stands. The stands are similar to those that Moneymaker used. There is no sin in a Moneymaker rib, but the pictured rib on the engraved gun is such a rib, not a Remington factory rib. The gun offered is probably a field grade 31 converted into a vent rib trap gun and engraved and restocked. No big deal, it is still a wonderful gun with a lot of work on it.
     
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    I would be curious about the answer you receive from Remington. They make guns up at Ilion, they are not historians. You will get more historic information on this website than from the Remington factory, and the folks at Ilion would be glad to confirm that information. The RSA website forum may give you information about the 31 also. By the way, skeet model 31s also came with the forged and machined vent rib as did the TC grades. Moneymaker ribs were the greatest aftermarket ribs ever made. Post some pictures of the top of the rib so we can give you more information.
     
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    I am waiting for the people at remington to get me some more info. I talked to a couple of different people on the gun. The gun was made in 1934. Of course there was no computers in that era. Records were kept on paper. There is a gentleman that has been in the custon shop for almost 50 yars and is getting with the gentleman in the remington historical society. They will email or call me tomorrow. I will have the owner get me some pics of the top of the rib. Gun is suppose to be a trap and not a build up. I will keep updates as I get them. Thanks.

    Jerry Nickell
     
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    I have talked to several people at Remington. They all agree that the gun was made in 1934. One of the older guys in the Custom shop thinks it looks like the engraveing of a German that was an engraver there. There is no records from back in that era. I am trying to get in touch with a gentleman from the Remington Historical Society. Remington tells me he could give me more info than anyone. They also said to engrave a gun like this one would cost a small fortune today. The owner will entertain offers. Istill can not tell you for sure whose rib it is. Herters was mentioned from the factory as it was in an above post. Thanks.

    jerry Nickell
     
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    I wonder who used to do the work for Herter's. I had one of their "finest and greatest wide rib that draws your eye right to the target". I remember I didn't keep it long. Their catalog was sure some enjoyable reading. :)
     
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