View Full Version : Remington Model 31 - anchor on barrel

March 23, 2006, 02:12 PM
I have a Remington Model 31 pump shotgun that I bought from a co-worker many years ago. He said it used to be his dad's gun. It has a small anchor embossed into the barrel near the base. Any ideas on what this might be?

March 30, 2006, 07:12 AM
Anyone? I've been told that this might be a US Navy boarding gun but it doesn't have a bayonet lug nor a heat shield. Just a small anchor embossed on the barrel near the base. Sorry for no pictures.

March 30, 2006, 07:34 PM
My 34 Remington does not have the anchor stamping. It was bought new in 1947. (My dad bought it for me when I was a whelp.) Serial number is 94***. It does not have the anchor stamp.

I remember the anchor stamp as a ""sillyvillian" marking though. Someone else needs to come up with a reference on this. I am very sure that it does not mean "US Navy issue".

Wish that I could remember the code on this.