Remington model 31 Pump Action Shotgun

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Remington model 31 Pump Action Shotgun

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I found this old 1940 made Remington model 31 pump action shotgun the other day. The model 31 is my favorite pump action shotgun.
Yes I also like the Winchester 12 and Ithaca and High Standard and a few other classic pump actions!
Made from 1931 to 1949, in 1950 the Remington 870 came out and was incredibly successful!
This one looks like its been there and done that! The outside is a bit beaten up. The inside is perfect!
This old beater came in 20 gauge I.C. choke with a 26 inch barrel. All numbers match, receiver barrel and trigger housing.
I put 15 dove load's thru it after a quick clean up and oiling. It functioned perfectly. Then I broke it down and gave it a good cleaning.
I'm thinking perhaps a rebluing job and refinishing job on the stock. Anybody know anyone who does hot bluing at reasonable price?
Opinions please gentleman.
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Re: Remington model 31 Pump Action Shotgun

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Sorry about the photo problem! I don't :D know how that happened!
I forgot to say that I think it was reblued before.
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A fine looking classic there! I like the look of honest wear and would leave it just like she is. But that's just me, and I live in dry country where rust is not a worry.
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A very nice find, congratulations.. :mrgreen:
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I'd say that's the original blue, I'd leave it alone and get ready for dove season!
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A few more photos.
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It looks just as it should. A great old upland gun.
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Thank you gentleman, I think I'll leave it as is.
It's good to have a old shotgun where you don't have to worry about bumps and dings!
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Looks really good to me. Id keep the way it is. My furst 12 fauge was a Model 31.
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Hey Johnny.....what makes you think it was reblued?.....that last picture shows the proper tone and the lettering looks crisp from what I see of your pics.....BTW, your hell at pictures....maybe you ought to put down the pack of Newports and switch to Salems....... :D
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Re: Remington model 31 Pump Action Shotgun

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Yeah Jaybird, I gots to gets me off dem menthols! I tired of hocking up smurfs every mornin!
To much lung butter no good! When I purchased the shotgun down at the trading post, the label said it was reblued.
It also said it was a 12 gauge, its a 20 gauge!
I think your right that it's original blueing! Sharp crisp lettering!
It's 81 years old, it's been there and done that!
The blueing looks a little darker in the photo than in person.
After my first session I had the receiver marinating in oil for a day!
It's nice and light, I'm use to a heavy old 12 gauge.
It's the smoothest shucking shotgun I've ever worked!
Back in the day they called it ,the ball bearing shotgun.
Now I know why! :D
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Well Mr. Newport......Good ole Six tells me if you can take a quality picture he could tell ya if it's been reblued.......

Yes.....everything Remington ever put out was quality.

Six toad me he's busy opening up a crate of Kools mixed in with frozen chicken gizzards....

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Re: Remington model 31 Pump Action Shotgun

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There is a dealer at my local show that's had a 20 ga 31 the last two shows. I've been drooling over it. Probly 95% condition. Hope to bring it home next time.
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Re: Remington model 31 Pump Action Shotgun

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Oldncrusty wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 9:11 pm
There is a dealer at my local show that's had a 20 ga 31 the last two shows. I've been drooling over it. Probly 95% condition. Hope to bring it home next time.
How much does he want for the 31?
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