I have a friend who inherited a Springfield 311 A 20 gauge thats nickel plated . Has anyone ever seen or heard of a factory nickel one ? His grandfather left it to him and he thinks that it was bought new that way. I have a couple of 311 12 gauges but never saw a nickel one it looks to have had gold plating on the triggers as well but its almost completly worn off . It has a trashed stock and he cant decide if its worth the expense of replacing it or just leaving it alone . He asked me what its worth and I dont have a clue. First nickel plated shotgun I ever saw . Anybody ever see one?