Re: S & W Model 3000 12 gauge pump
The S&W 916 pumps were made by Noble, and the bolt carriers were prone to catastrophic failure. They then contracted to Howa to manufacture a stronger and more reliable design.
Howa made them for S&W, a Rem 870 improved clone, but nothing Remington will interchange. Mossberg picked up the 3000 pump and 1000 autos(Rem 1100 clone) after S&W dropped the line, but then Mossberg dropped it too after about 2yrs.
S&W recently got back into the shotgun market by building and supervising their own plant in Turkey.
S&W 3000P prices range from $150-$300 depending on model variation and condition.
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