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by tudurgs
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Ridiculous Wood
Replies: 9
Views: 1857

Re: Ridiculous Wood

Remember the apparent shortage of walnut which led Browning into the saltwood disaster in the late 60's?
by tudurgs
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Unique Looking Model 32 Help
Replies: 5
Views: 915

Re: Unique Looking Model 32 Help

I would start by recognizing that this is a shotgun, not a rifle
by tudurgs
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Ridiculous Wood
Replies: 9
Views: 1857

Re: Ridiculous Wood

Dave - You are right. They offered a series of "Lightweight" guns, which were stocked in mahogany
by tudurgs
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Ridiculous Wood
Replies: 9
Views: 1857

Re: Ridiculous Wood

Another reason why exceptional wood showed up on standard guns was when Remington Directors (and maybe top employees?) ordered standzrd guns. They would show up with great wood which often had a blemish or flaw in it, and was judged not good enough to be put on high grade guns butecause of the flaw,...
by tudurgs
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: 11-87 LH
Replies: 2
Views: 722

11-87 LH

Was there ever a slug barrel made for an 11-87 LH 12 gauge? I'm looking for one
Thanks.
by tudurgs
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Model 31L 20 gauge with TC wood?
Replies: 3
Views: 2073

Re: Model 31L 20 gauge with TC wood?

Not related to your question, but here goes. I have a 31L 20 gauge. It has a crack in the bottom front of the receiver in front of the loading port. I'm told that that failure was somewhat common. Have you seen it often?
by tudurgs
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: General comments or discussion
Topic: rumors
Replies: 3
Views: 1972

Re: rumors

I think they are on their 3rd trigger design. About 2 yars ago, I took my 1973 M700 30.06 into an authorized repair shop to lighten the trigger. When they saw the gun, they offered to replace the trigger on the spot, adjusted to my pull specification for $15. Obviously a recall.
by tudurgs
Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: 541S vs 40X?
Replies: 2
Views: 1352

541S vs 40X?

I understand that the 541S has a tight, match grade chamber, and, based on the one I have, it shoots like a bear. Other than cosmetics, what else defines a 40X?
by tudurgs
Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Model 870TB?
Replies: 4
Views: 2113

Re: Model 870TB?

Adjustable butt pad sounds like aftermarket
by tudurgs
Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Odd three letter barrel code?
Replies: 10
Views: 3390

Re: Odd three letter barrel code?

I had an 878 two-barrel set. (bet there weren't many of those made!) But, since my Dad was a Remington Director, it's not surprising. It came with "Director's wood" which generally meant it was a highly graded stock, but had a flaw that made it inappropriate for a high grade gun, but too fancy to be...
by tudurgs
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: 1100 LT20 Butt Stock Sizes
Replies: 15
Views: 14015

Re: 1100 LT20 Butt Stock Sizes

Lots of places to go on the internet Ebay, Gun Broker, Guns International. Remington made a number of different configurations. Make sure you are buying a set which matches your gun
by tudurgs
Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: 3200 live pigeon gun
Replies: 4
Views: 2539

Re: 3200 live pigeon gun

The wood is better than a run-of-the-mill gun, but not as nice as the wood on my "1 of 1.000" guns.
I'm guessing it is an early gun is the series. It does not have the gold fill in the engraving, and does not have a grip cap. Choked Imp Mod/Full
by tudurgs
Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: 3200 live pigeon gun
Replies: 4
Views: 2539

3200 live pigeon gun

Just stumbled into an unfired 3200 live pigeon gun. It followed me home. Is there any guess on how many of these live pigeon guns were made?
by tudurgs
Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Model 31H "Hunters Special" Grade
Replies: 3
Views: 1805

Re: Model 31H "Hunters Special" Grade

Regardless, they are great guns. I still use my Dad's solid rib 31 as my duck gun. I did cut 2" of the FC barrel so I could put in a Briley Thin Wall choke and shot steel thru it. I also have a 20 gauge 31L which is my wet weather grouse gun. Very light - Too light for a round of skeet. The recoil r...