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Remington 3200 Trap ?'s

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by richrob, Jul 26, 2007.

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  1. richrob

    richrob TS Member

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    I am looking at a 3200 a gentleman I shoot with has but don't know a whole lot about the guns.

    How do I tell if the updates have been done? He is not the original owner and doesnt know.

    How much do these guns go for, I don't know how to give it a % but here is what I know. It has the monte carlo stock, wood and blueing seem to be in good shape. What else do I need to look for?

    Thanks in advace, Rich
     
  2. Diamond Grade

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    The update to the receiver should have 2 allen screws below the lower firing pin on the receiver face. Also should have a punch mark in the serial number on bottom of the receiver. What model is it? They made Trap, Trap Special and Competition. Made a Premier and One of a Thousand as well.Good luck, and enjoy it, if you buy. Ron
     
  3. richrob

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    I believe it is just the standard trap model. If the updates have not been done, what is the benefit of having them done and what kind of time and cost would be associated with that? thanks, Rich
     
  4. Bob Schultz

    Bob Schultz Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Rich,

    Remington now charges for the updates and the last time I heard it was a couple of hundred bucks to do it. If the 3200 has had the updates and is in good condition they are fine guns and with nominal maintenance will last many years. Most of the gunsmiths who travel to shoots can do repairs on them. Tom Larkin comes to mind as he fixed one for me a few years ago.

    Best of luck,

    Bob Schultz
     
  5. BDodd

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    To answer your last question, Rich, The benefits of buying one with the updates done or having them done is that the gun will perform for you many more years than without. The updates were not a safety issue, just a "fix" for early failures within the receiver and the cracking of wood at meeting spots with metal. My additional "fix" was to disable the ejector hammers in the forearm to lessen any stress on wood to metal spots in the forearm. Also, painting an epoxy-like material on the inside of the forearm and stock where wood meets metal will help extending the life of the wood.

    The ordinary "Trap" gun looks pretty ordinary, the Special Trap should be so marked on the barrel with "Special Trap.".....breakemall.....Bob Dodd
     
  6. shooter99

    shooter99 Well-Known Member

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    The top notch guy on these fine guns is Pat Laib

    Laibs Gunsmithing
    Address 201 Hwy 23 NE
    Spicer, MN 56288
    FFL# 3-41-00698
    Tel: 320-796-2686

    CHEERS
     
  7. bigclown

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    I found a "minty" 3200 at a gun show, but the updates had not been done. Oh well, it was a buy @ $750, so I got it. Called Remington re: having the updates done....this was a couple of years ago...Remington charged ~$495 (2 year ago price) with a 6 to 8 week turnaround time. So I called Laib's in Minnesota...found out they do most (if not all) of the updates for Remington and they charged ~$450 with a 4 to 6 week turnaround time. So I sold the gun and later found a nice Trap 3200 with the updates done for $1250 which included the original and a custom stock. Wound up giving it to my son who loves 3200s more than I do. Best Regards, Ed
     
  8. luvnbearhugs1

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    Why does it cost so much to have the updates done?
     
  9. richrob

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    So what I'm getting is that nobody here would want to pay more than $700-$800 for a gun without the updates as updated ones can be had with much less headache? Thanks for all the responces, Rich
     
  10. Glockamole

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    Still depends on version, condition and price.
     
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