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Why do Rem 3200's and K-80's look similar??

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  1. dr.beav

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    Why do Rem 3200

    Why do the Remington 3200's and the K-80's look so similar?? The beav
     
  2. twoatlow8

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    When Remington made the 3200 it was supposed to be inspired by the Model 32 Remington Over Under that they designed in 1932. Unfortunately for Remington it was not a big seller and after WW2 they sold the rights to make the gun to Krieghoff. It started out as the Model 32 and about 1980 it was redesigned and improved and renamed the K 80. And you are right they "Look" Similar but remove the stock from a 3200 and it looks like the parts were stamped out of old beer cans. Pull the stock off a K 80 or a Model 32 and it looks like the inside of a Rolex. That said if Remington improved the Quality and stuck with the 3200 they would have a greater share of the target shotgun market now.
    Just another in a long line of Remington mistakes!
    Scott Janowski
     
  3. dr.beav

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    Well then, did Remington make 3200's after they sold the rights to Kreigoff??
     
  4. twoatlow8

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    Yes, Remington introduced the 3200 in 1973 it was discontinued about 1983 with a clean up of parts guns in the early 90's. The original 32 Remington was made from 1931 to 1947. Kreigoff made the Model 32 from the early 50's until 1983 when they started making the K-80.
    Scott
     
  5. g7777777

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    Remington 3200 was heavier and broke- that was the demise--

    It had some good design features

    Gene
     
  6. Bill Marsh

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    I was shooting trap next to a shooter with a Rem 3200 last weekend. It broke.
     
  7. jimrich60

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    While many have various experiences with the Remington 3200, I have had nothing but good experiences with the 3200. I bought mine as a skeet gun back in 1976 and have put at least 100.000 rounds through it since then. The only problem it has ever had is that several years ago (the gun was then 30 years old) a small plastic piece which works the barrel selector internally broke. Too the gunsmith a few minutes and costs only a few dollars to replace. I still shoot this gun fairly often, though I am more a trap shooter these last few years. Would not trade or sell it for anything else on the market today. It was a great competition shotgun in my opinion.

    Jim R
     
  8. hmb

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    Much better than a K-80 for the home gunsmith to work on. Internal parts are easy to replace and are very well made. HMB
     
  9. Ahab

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    Hahahahahaaaa ... 3200 don't blow up!

    Also you have to remember, 3200 are at least 25 years old and have had many thousands of rounds thru them!
     
  10. TOOLMAKER 251

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    3200's do blow up, John Allem has one in his collection.
     
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    Been shooting one for almost 30 years now. Only problem I've had is breaking the hammer strut assembly and one firing pin. By the way, anybody have any hanging around? I need a spare for the bottom.
    Ron
     
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