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Lucky to have picked up 3 very mice vintage Remington shotguns this weekend.
Remington 1100 set up for trap with a 30 inch full choke (.732 bore & .o39 choke) barrel with Bradley front and white mid bead. Recoil pad. Release trigger.
Remington 870TB 30 inch full choke (.733 bore & .036 choke) barrel.
Remington 870TC 30 inch full choke (.732 bore & .039 choke) barrel.
Nice quality wood on all three guns.
 

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Great looking Remingtons, Steve! 1970's vintage?

The wood on Doug's Model 1100 is fabulous as well!
 

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I bought an 1187 Premiere Cantilever ,,, wood was so good i ordered synthetic same night, wasn't planning to mess up wood on a fence.
 

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Remington Model 31L-TC 30 inch full choke (.736 bore & .040 choke) barrel. The greenish spot on the stock in the second picture is just a reflection.
 

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Remington had great wood on early guns. I've had several pass through my hands. I met a gentleman who owned a gun shop in Fallbrook CA. I was on the search for a 3200 stock. He had an unfinished nos with a pad. It had so so wood. But he said it was solid. He then went on to say he had trained as an armorer for USMC and had gone to Ilion to train. He told me that Remington never repaired of filled wood. If it wasn't good they would toss out the I believe he said the third floor window and it ended up in a pile. He said people would come in the evening and get it, he thought most ended up as firewood. I was bummed out, he said at that time wood was abundant and they wouldn't waste time repairing it. Now days I have one of those laminated stocks with beautiful grain and a carbon fiber piece joining the halves.
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Beautiful wood on those Remingtons fellas. Back in the mid-70's I had an 1100 with D grade wood that was beautiful. I'll never forget it for sure. Break a bunch of them, Jeff
 

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Back before the 1970's there was much more figured walnut available in the U.S. The blank suppliers at that time would sort out the "B" and "C" grades before sending to Ilion. As the nice wood became more scarce, the suppliers changed their practices and claimed that there was "10%" B and C grades but Ilion would have to sort it themselves. That's why occasionally you would find a field model with great wood. Remington always tried to put good wood on the Skeet and Trap guns.

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If I did this correctly this is a picture of a 150th anniversary TB that was handed down to
me from from my dad it has pretty wood on it as well
 

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This is wood from a Remington 3200 Comp I bought new in 1983. Broke my heart to cut the wood but it didn't fit, so.... I also have a 1 of 1000 but it's wood doesn't compare to this. I was told by Remington reps that there looks to be a knot hole filled in on one side. The rest of the wood had too much figure and color to not use so it was filled in. I think it gives the wood "character"
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