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Old February 9, 2010, 12:00 AM   #1
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What is a Remington Model 31 Worth?

Can someone tell me roughly what a Remington Model 31 is worth.

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Old February 9, 2010, 01:53 AM   #2
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I bought a pristine Model 31 20 gauge this past October for $375 OTD. The Cutts Comp (or whatever that is) on the one in the picture would be a negative for me...others may like it, though. The Model 31 is a great shotgun, IMO. One of the smoothest actions ever produced. Just not as well-known as it's primary competitor, the also great Model 12 Winchester.
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Old February 9, 2010, 05:49 AM   #3
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Model 31

The gun is great shape for its age and you are correct if it did have the after market flash supressor on it would be better. The action on the gun is extremely smooth. This gun was given to me, maybe I can discount it a little.
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Old February 11, 2010, 07:45 PM   #4
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They are wonderful but very under-rated shotguns-every bit as well-made as the classic Model 12.
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Old February 11, 2010, 07:52 PM   #5
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I was actually in a used gun dealers shop last week - and the owner looked at a clean model 31 a guy was trying to sell / and told the guy he didn't want it at all ....not even for $50...

There isn't any market for them ..... You'd be lucky to get $50 - $100 for it in this area.
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Old February 11, 2010, 10:24 PM   #6
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The model 31's were built in a time when Remington hand built their guns, so quality is so much better than present day. These models came in a varity of models, the steel recievered models with a steel trigger guard is the most valuable. The steel recievered, alluminum trigger guard is less valuable, while the lightweight all alluminum is least valuable. These were very well built firearms and quite reliable. Plain jane models sell for @$150 while checkered stock models with factory solid rib barrels bring @$375. However any modifications, such as your aftermarkets Cutts Componsater greatly reduces value as does any refinishing. I have been on the hunt for a plain model with such a choke so that I can do a modification I desire, I would never do on an original unaltered firearm.
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Old February 16, 2010, 11:06 AM   #7
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The gun in the pic is worth the money to me. The 31's,as mentioned, are all machined and well made guns. The Cutts, while ugly to some, has a a cool factor to me and harkens back to a time when stuff was made by hand and life seemed simpler.
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