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Remington 3200 updates ??

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Bluedotman, Apr 27, 2010.

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  1. Bluedotman

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    could anyone tell me what it cost to have a 3200 updated and a gun smith who dose it. also how can you tell if it has been updated. Thank's
     
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    If the 3200 has been updated, the serial number will have a dot in the middle: OU.12345, and on the standing breech, you will see two allen-head screws below the lower firing-pin.

    If the serial number is above ... oh, 26000 or so, it was updated before it left Remington.

    Updates don't NEED to be done, unless you have issues with both barrels firing 100% of the time.

    The whole issue was a Remington design-flaw their customers found for them when they overtightened the stock into the receiver. If the stock has not been 'forced' into the receiver, mangling the structure, there is no issue that HAS to be 'updated'.


    Bob
     
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    The last recommendation from Rem. was to tighten the stock bolt only to 5 lbs of torque......Bob Dodd
     
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    <i>The last recommendation from Rem. was to tighten the stock bolt only to 5 lbs of torque......Bob Dodd </i>

    Which, as I understand it, is about the amount of torque that can be applied by human hand to a 1" diameter screwdriver handle.

    The (actual) 'design insufficiency' is - either: 'feature' or 'bug'. From time immemorial, a boxlock gun had mated, engineered, matching recoil shoulders where the 'ears' of the head of the stock bore solidly against 'shelves' inside the action ... and that is exactly what the 3200's design LOOKS like.

    But it's not, and that is NOT how the Model 32 was designed.

    Remington's design for the 3200 had a few 10,000ths clearance between wood & metal around the 'recoil shoulders', and if the stock-bolt was overtightened, compressing the wood around the bolt-face and shoving the internal 'ears' further inside the receiver, the 'recoil shoulders' on the stock spread the receiver and caused some linkage issues.

    It was never a problem ... until it was. You can't make a design orangutan-proof.


    Bob
     
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    If you want to do a 'permanent' fix of an un-updated 3200 that has no speading/malformation issues, it's pretty simple:

    - take an emery board and make a few swipes on the face of the 'recoil shoulders' on the head of the stock (just to make sure they are 'spaced').

    - glass-bed the stock around the bolt-hole.

    - slosh a little thinned varnish or Thompson's water seal on all the raw wood.

    - after everything is dry, reassemble using a ½" bit SCREWDRIVER ... no cheaters, no pipe wrench on the end, no breakover, no ...


    Bob
     
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    BDM ... what's your serial number and are you having problems with the gun?


    Bob
     
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