2/16/18 - This is a near-mint Remington model 31 riot shotgun, manufactured in February of 1923 and later issued to the US military. During WWII, Remington Arms supplied almost 8000 Model 31 shotguns for both aerial training and guard duty. This is an example of a short barreled riot or guard duty shotgun. The top of the barrel is roll stamped with the two line Remington Arms address and patent dates, with the left side marked "12 GA. For 2 3/4 inch shells or shorter". The barrel and receiver are matching, and both are US PROPERTY marked. The stock has the crossed cannons cartouche present. The original bluing rates at 98% with no major blemishes on the barrel or receiver, just slide wear from the pump action. Stock has a couple minor dings but no cracks or chips. Bore is nice and shiny with no frost or corrosion.