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Oldie But Goodie: Remington Model 31TC Trap Guns

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by train222, Oct 25, 2008.

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  1. train222

    train222 Well-Known Member

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    Oldie but Goodie: Pair of Remington MODEL 31TC Trap Guns

    Here is a pair of Remington Model 31TC Grade Trap Guns from my collection.

    The first one was made in 1946. It is 100% original and 100% Metal and Wood . You don’t see to many of these fine shotguns, in this condition…..


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    The second one was made in 1948. It was restocked with a custom roll over check piece stock and matching forend. The trigger was nickel plated and the bolt was jeweled. I do shoot this one, and it really smokes the targets…



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    Thanks for Looking,

    Stu Gabriel (MrGun)
     
  2. JunkFarm

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    Thanks for the pictures Stu...especially the first one.
    I have the same classic smoothbore but it was built in 1947 and is not in as good of shape.
    I always enjoy seeing original classics in superb condition...especially when I happen to own one myself.

    The M/C comb height on your 1946 31-TC seems to look higher than mine.

    Any 31-TC experts out there know how many different stock configurations came from Remington on these guns back then?

    Bob
     
  3. Uncle Sam

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    Stu....NICE !!! Thank you for sharing ........Uncle Sam, Pa.
     
  4. train222

    train222 Well-Known Member

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    My Odlie but Goodie guns are Not For Sale..They are from my private collection. I have a passion for these types of shotguns and since I have enjoyed owning them throughout the years I thought I would post some photo's so others can see some of the Fantastic Shotguns of the past....

    Thanks for looking,

    Stu Gabriel (MrGun)
     
  5. senior smoke

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    beautiful guns. they look like smoke poles. i bet they hit targets with authority!!!!!!!!!!
    steve balistreri
     
  6. mulls427

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    Very sharp!!! Thanks for posting:) I certainly enjoy museum quality guns.
    Mike
     
  7. OLD ONE EYE

    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    I also enjoyed the pictures of one of the best pumps ever made. The custom wood on the second gun looks like the work of Paul Graff I have a few guns with his stocks also an 1100 and a model 12 wonderful palm swells and curvy rollovers just like a comfortable couch a joy to shoot.

    Buddy
     
  8. Shipbuilder

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    Stu:

    These 31's are beautiful as were the Model 12s you showed us the other day. I am a pump gun fan and have never seen any nicer.

    Thank You

    Jim
     
  9. cubancigar2000

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    People who have owned and shot a 31 for trap know something others don't. They have a real tight choke and are smooth as glass
     
  10. omahasportingsupply

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    Mine are not as pretty, but they still smoke clays. What a great gun. Thanks for sharing your pictures.
     
  11. OLD ONE EYE

    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    I never could pump a shotgun fast enough for doubles but loved to watch shoters that could. The 31 had a shorter stroke than a Model 12 so was faster on doubles and is slicker to shuck than any pump ever made. Dan Orlick shot a 31 before he was given Ljutic # 1 from Al.
     
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    I was looking at some old Trap mag the other day and there was a picture of the first lady to shoot on the 27 yard line from California I think but she had a Model 31 TC in her hand. I think her name was Primm.
     
  13. Barry C. Roach

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    Since we're talking about 31's, I have just been offered two. Both are 95% guns, both field grades, one twenty gauge and one 12. Please give me your opinion of value. Thanks in advance, Barry
     
  14. train222

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    Barry,

    According to the 2008 Blue Book, the 31 Field Grade, in 95% condition are valued as follows:

    12 Guage: $300 to $400 Price Range
    20 Guage: $375 to $475 Price Range

    Depending apon barrel configuration: Plain, Solid Rib or Vented Rib, prices will vary...

    But then again, the Blue Book says that my two Model 31TC's, that are show in these pictures, are valued at $800.00 dollars a piece....

    So, as you can see it is very difficult to put a value on guns like these.

    I would check some of the other gun auctions and gun sites to see what current asking prices are, and go from there...

    Hope this info helps....

    Stu Gabriel (MrGun)
     
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    I have a 31 T (no C). It is an early gun and a joy to shoot. Many I have seen shot pretty flat, but that can be corrected. When I first wandered down to Vandalia, there were several being used.
     
  16. omahasportingsupply

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    Here is a 31TC for sale on Gunbroker.
     
  17. train222

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    Mapper,

    Actually I have never seen a 31T...Are they basically the same as the TC with monte carlow stock and high grade wood? Any chance of posting a picture? I would like to get a look at it...

    If you don't know how to post a picture, just email me the picture and and I will post it for you..

    Thanks for the interest....

    Stu Gabriel (MrGun)
     
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    I have a 31 F grade with a release trigger.
     
  20. train222

    train222 Well-Known Member

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    Any chance of you posting some pictures of your 31F Grade?

    If you want, just email the pictures to me and I will post them for you....

    Thanks,

    Stu Gabriel (MrGun)
     
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