Originally Posted by Nasty-G
I haven't seen the 31 Remington mentioned. I have 12, 16, & 20 gages. Really like them. Also a model 12 & 2 Ithaca's, a 3" & a 2 3/4". Use the 3" in SD for birds. Also have a black BPS that I use in the salt enviroment of the Laguna Madre. Can almost watch it rust ! Being told I should just paint it. Point is they are all nice usable shotguns.
One of the outdoor magazines had an article about the history of the pump gun last month. I think the only two I have looked at were Grays and F&S, so it had to be one of those.
It was pretty interesting anyway. One of the things I took away from the article was that the author believed the Remington 31 was probably the best pump ever made, and that everything produced since then has been cheapened to hit a price point. It was also interesting to find out that many of the "new" pumps today are being built off of 100 year old patents.