I haven't quite made up my mind abt even doing this project, much less gone after the gun, and I have not even 1/19th of a clue of what 'reasonably priced' would be, but yeah, if I can get plywood to hold onto in a salt marsh, I prefer that over pretty timber.
PM me your email addy and I'll send you pics and, if ... if ... if ....
If anybody would like to offer guidance on what is a fair/reasonable ask for take-off lumber, I'd be most appreciative.
I looked for plastic plug-and-chug stocks first, to no avail, and I looked at Boyds, but apparently I didn't look hard enough.
I talked to Wenig this morning, and there was some confusion 'tween front office and back as to whether they did or didn't plywood 3200 pre-fits.
Have you an idea where a plastic 3200 stock may be sourced?
If the black gun craze is still going on when I'm tired of the 3200, I might be able to fund a comfortable retirement on Gunbroker ... LQQK "Tactical Manglum 3 All-Weather All-Terrain O/U" (rare & unique).
GOATSKIN: God, I have to believe Boyd's makes them for the 3200.
If you want, I'll give them a call. Our pheasant hunting operation is a fe miles west of Mitchell. I'd be happy to do that for you. I even get a dealer's discount with them, well I have in the past, anyway.
I'm sorry but am I missing something? I have a 3200 with the barrel stamped 2 3/4" or shorter shells. I didn't realize some came with 3" chambers. Would you want to try and make a "heavy duck gun" out of a light weight gun? I remember a while back there was a lawsuit against Remington for a couple of them flying apart. HarryC
"Goatskin I'm sorry but am I missing something? I have a 3200 with the barrel stamped 2 3/4" or shorter shells. I didn't realize some came with 3" chambers. Would you want to try and make a "heavy duck gun" out of a light weight gun? I remember a while back there was a lawsuit against Remington for a couple of them flying apart. HarryC"
Fair question. Other than before hunting season, I don't shoot the games any more, other than a few SC, and a couple of years ago, I made the decision that I was going to shoot what I wanted to shoot, which are good Brit doubles, and that I was going to reload very tailored bullets for them.
I gave my son & s-i-l my plastic guns and all my steel and Hevi- bullets and started making 2" & 2½" and 10ga 2-78" duck and goose loads (quail and dove, I use RST and B&P factory rolls).
That said, I have a soft spot for my old, departed Rem 32 and 3200, which was my 1st games gun.
What got me started, again, on stacked bores v. sxs, was a lease I picked up: nasty, muddy, teary, yukky African Queen thing, secret from all except rafts and legions of duck.
I love my Westley Richards and my Lang and my Dickson ... but I want a sloppy-tolerance gun that will work under any/all insults for days on end and I can clean at the carwash: the 3200.
I don't need to shoot 3", but it does need to be FC-relieved, overbored and choke-tubed: Briley or Mike Orlen.
I have a logic .. it may not make sense to everybody, but it does to me.
wenig make a very nice laminate stock.. calling it plywood does not make it any cheaper.. They come in many colors.. and I have one on a large bore rifle.. I think its indestructable.. You can get a 90% set for under $200.. and the last 10% isn't that hard to do..