10 Greatest USA Made Shotguns Ever – Day #5

bestshotgun_05Remington Model 31
Production of the Model 31 began in that year and ended with World War II. The Model 31 was noted for its slick ball bearing–like pumping stroke and was the darling of many trap shooters and hunters. Like other shotguns of the day, the 31 required extensive machining, which added greatly to the cost of production. Following the war, Remington sought to simplify its production methods, and using the 31 as inspiration, the Remington 870 Wingmaster was born. Since that time, more than 10 million 870s have been produced, making it the most popular sporting arm ever produced. ($265, plain barrel; $320, ventilated rib barrel)

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