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Jim can you tell me about the unsingle barrel?
I have two Simmons unsingles for 3200s.
But yours is quite interesting.
 

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Un-Single...For some reason the photos of the detail on the un-single didn't get in. I AM NOT A COMPUTER WHIZ!
I am not sure just where the un-single came from. I KNOW it is not a 3200 cut down o/u. I know it is not a Simmons. One of my long time shooting buddies says it's a Baker. Two others say it was made by Kolar. I asked Kolar and they say they never made one BUT the same three old guys say it was made before the people at Kolar now and are NOT the same people who made it. My friend who was a part owner in the Mach guns (with Dennis Devalt) saw it from across the room and came running. He asked where I got the Kolar barrel. He offered me $1800 for it before I had it refinished. I don't know but the rib is DEFINITELY a Kolar. I own a Kolar and have had the rib off. They are identical to the smallest detail. The fellow I bought it from had it for many, many years and he said he didn't know where it came from. And I really don't care!
But believe me, it is a monster! Super tight patterns and about 9" high center of pattern at 35 yards. That's where I want my guns to shoot.
Maybe I can get a close up or two of just the barrel.
My Best
Jim
p.s. It is NOT for sale.
 

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That's a mighty fine looking 3200 !!! I know you are very pleased with it. I'll catch up with you somewhere down the road and just maybe you will let me hold it..........I would truly like that.........it's a thing of beauty and a piece of history!!! You did good Jim............See ya'................
 

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I got to see this gun at the Arkansas state shoot and it’s even prettier in person. Congrats on getting it done my friend.
 

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So beautiful. Too pretty to shoot but you would look good shooting. Nice everything, checkering, engraving, beautiful wood. Thanks for sharing. Must be proud to bring a "classic" back to life.
 

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Wow! what a great looking gun. Do you happen to have before pictures to see the work that had to be done to make it look that good.
 

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FINALLY my 3200 is complete and it only took two years! The gun had a 13 1/2" stock broken in two places. The forearm was just as bad. The rib would fall off when pointed down. The gun had not been used for about 10 years, was "gunked up" but not pitted. Along the way, it has become a keepsake for me. The fellow I got it from is a long time friend. It was engraved by a "well known" member here and the stock work was by another long time friend in Tennessee. The machine work on the rib was done by a dad of a 4-H shooter of mine who later served as the President of my college club. Parts were needed and Mr. Scott Hanes came to the rescue. Mr. Phillip from Texas completed the assembly work.
Good People to whom I am in debt.
I wanted the old gun returned to it's former glory--and more. It has a distinguished past having won the State Handicap Championship two times.

Pictures will follow--

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That is a great looking 3200. Nice work!
 
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