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Smith & Wesson -- Model 3000 Police 12 ga. 2.75 Chamber


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Location (State):
Colorado (CO)
Colorado


Member For:
15 Years 4 Months
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WINNER: c*******n

HIGH BID: $350.00
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Auction: 10535781

Auction Type:
Reserve
NRA Grade:
Excellent
Current High Bidder:
c*******n
History:
7 Bids ($1.00 starting bid)
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Bid Increment:
$5.00
Auction Start:
(September 1, 2011 19:30:00 PT)
Auction Ended:
(September 15, 2011 19:37:32 PT)

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Guns For Sale - Smith & Wesson -- Model 3000 Police 12 ga. 2.75 Chamber



Smith & Wesson Model 3000 Police 12 ga. 2.75 inch Chamber





This auction is for a Smith & Wesson 12 gauge Model 3000 Police, 2 ¾” chamber, 20 inch barrel with rifle sights (blade front sight and adjustable rear sight). It has a Pachmyar recoil pad with S&W logo and a Nylon web sling . We have been told that the barrel is a “smooth bore slug barrel” with a slug choke. This shotgun is in excellent condition. The metal finish is dark gray very fine parkerized. There is a small scuff in the finish on the barrel just behind the front sight and on the front of the front sight. We rate the metal finish at 99%. The walnut stock & slide handle are excellent, no dings or scratches. The bore is excellent and it has dual action bars, very smooth slide operation. The Model 3000 was manufactured by Howa Japan to Smith & Wesson specifications, from ~1972 to 1984. Where Remington used flat springs, the S&W used coil springs. This helped reduce friction on critical parts. The S&W's barrel is hammer forged for both strength and precision, with a "taper bore" vs. a conventional choke method as found in the 870's barrel. We are told that these guns were also made with a forged steel receiver. It has a couple of other improvements over the Remington 870 of that era. The S&W 3000 has a tab in the receiver that prevents double feeds and an improved shell carrier system preventing short cycling, occasional vulnerability’s with the 870. S&W sold the design to Mossberg and Mossberg made the Model 3000 in 1986 and 1987. We are told that Numrich/e-gun parts Corp. bought all the left over S&W and Mossberg parts. Since the S&W 3000 is very similar to the Remington 870 we are also told that the Remington 870 manual can be used for disassembly. You can also get a .pdf exploded view at: http://www.gundigeststore.com/product/smith-wesson-model-3000-slide-action-shotgun-exploded-gun-drawing-download/download-assembly-disassembly Magazine capacity 4 rounds, LOP = ~14”, OAL = ~40 ½”, Weight ~6 1/2 lbs.

THE S&W 3000 vs. THE REMINGTON 870

In the April 1983 issue of EAGLE Magazine, a bi-monthly Publication of Command Publications an article appeared titled "Riot Gun Shoot-Out; The S&W 3000 vs. Remington's Classic 870" by Sgt. Gary Paul Johnston. “If the Remington Model 870 has one shortcoming, it has to be the stoppage prone situation resulting from a cartridge falling back into the carrier when not loaded completely into the magazine tube. Loading in a hurry can provoke just such a situation...If the stuck round is first into the tube; there is no problem, as the action can be cycled to clear and chamber it. It becomes critical, however, with the second or third round, due to the increasing magazine spring pressure, and if it is the fourth round, as is most likely, the action cannot be cycled in the normal manner, and there is a stoppage. This condition can also occur in short-stroking the action, or not bringing the fore-end fully and sharply to the rear, especially with a damaged round. Stoppages are particularly dangerous in police work, because when an officer cycles his shotgun, it is because he needs it at that moment. It is not that this stoppage cannot be quickly cleared because it can by placing the butt on a firm surface and sharply pulling the fore-end back with both hands, or if this fails, by slamming the butt down, using the same hold. In a gunfight, however, seconds are precious...This problem has been engineered out of the Model 3000 and that any round so slipping could be easily and quickly cycled through the action.

Anxious to compare the two guns, I took the Smith & Wesson 3000 to the range along with a near new Remington 870...I loaded the Remington with four rounds and, with difficulty, artificially produced the stoppage condition described. The action could not be worked normally, and it took both hands on the fore-end with the butt placed on the floor to clear and cycle the action. The Smith & Wesson Model 3000 was then loaded with four rounds and, again with difficulty, I artificially created the same stoppage. Even with the full magazine, the Smith & Wesson cycled in the normal manner, clearing and chambering the 'jammed' round with ease.”





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PAYMENT & SHIPPING:

You are bidding on a Smith & Wesson Model 3000 Police 12 ga. 2.75” with sling in excellent condition. We will ship only to a licensed FFL Dealer. Buyer pays for shipping which includes packaging, insurance & carrier fees. Payment can be Money Order, Cashier’s Check or Personal Check which must clear before shipping (allow 10 days), NO Credit Cards, Pay-Pal or Gun-Pal. Shipping is by UPS insured, delivery confirmation with adult signature (or other method chosen by the shipper) with an estimated cost of approx. $17.00 to $27.00 depending on packaged weight, your address within your ZIP Code and insured value. Know your local laws before bidding, especially if you are a resident of CA, CT, DC, NY, NJ, HA, IL, MA, MD.

CKL

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