The Remington Model 31 was released by Remington in the year 1931. The Model 31 is notable for the fact that it has a very complex but also intricate series of parts that are hand fitted. The result is the pump is one of the smoothest to rack of any shotgun on the market.
The Model 31 was intended specifically to compete with the Winchester M1912. However, it struggled to sell well due to its high cost of nearly $50 in 1931, or $750 in today’ s value. The Model 31 was certainly well made, but the fact that it was so intricate and complex to make resulted in its downfall in the marketplace since most Americans simply could not afford it.