I spoke with one of the top rated gunsmiths who is frequently on this forum about myThere is a guy in MN that has anything you need for repairs of a 3200. He is a 3200 expert and does ALL the updates you may need. Turn around time is about 10 days max. I have two 3200's and love them, one gets shot and the other hugged cause it's pretty!
Price wise, if all updates are done, a really nice 3200 comp will bring 1500 to 1800. 32" barrels add some.
Serial number OU 7673. Any idea the value?I still have the original 3200 consigned to me in 1979. It has NEVER failed to fire, or had a broken part except 1 ejector. Those are not hard to find. Mine has had over 35,000 rounds of doubles through it in all kinds of weather, including the heat of summer when you can fry your fingers on the barrels.
I don't buy for one minute that the 3200 is not robust as some say. Unless it has been shot by a tournament shooter and not cared for, it still has a lot of life. The updates have eliminated most of the stock issues and the forend iron changes have greatly reduced the forend cracking. There are still forends to be had.
What is the serial number of the one you are considering?