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Remington 870

Postby snoopdog » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:08 pm

Bought one at an auction this weekend, doesn't even look fired, 12g. 2 franklins , couldn't believe it brought less than a mossy 500 in 20g. I didn't need another 12, but oh well.
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Re: Remington 870

Postby JMJ Farms » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:19 pm

snoopdog wrote:Bought one at an auction this weekend, doesn't even look fired, 12g. 2 franklins , couldn't believe it brought less than a mossy 500 in 20g. I didn't need another 12, but oh well.


PRETTY MUCH anything that shoots is worth $200 imo.
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Re: Remington 870

Postby Caustic Burno » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:51 pm

snoopdog wrote:Bought one at an auction this weekend, doesn't even look fired, 12g. 2 franklins , couldn't believe it brought less than a mossy 500 in 20g. I didn't need another 12, but oh well.



One of the best design actions ever.
You got a good buy if it’s a Wingmaster.
Don’t own one myself length of pull and drop of comb doesn’t work for me.
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Re: Remington 870

Postby TN Cattle Man » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:43 pm

What model of 870 is it? Like CB said, if it's a Wingmaster that's a good price. I have a pretty nice collection of pre-1972 Wingmasters in my collection (all like-new)... .410, 16, 20, and 12 gauges. The 16 gauge took me the longest to find in the condition that I wanted. Ended up getting one out of Italy.
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Re: Remington 870

Postby snoopdog » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:48 pm

TN Cattle Man wrote:What model of 870 is it? Like CB said, if it's a Wingmaster that's a good price. I have a pretty nice collection of pre-1972 Wingmasters in my collection (all like-new)... .410, 16, 20, and 12 gauges. The 16 gauge took me the longest to find in the condition that I wanted. Ended up getting one out of Italy.
Its the express model
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Postby snoopdog » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:50 pm

Im still happy
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Re: Remington 870

Postby Caustic Burno » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:55 pm

snoopdog wrote:
TN Cattle Man wrote:What model of 870 is it? Like CB said, if it's a Wingmaster that's a good price. I have a pretty nice collection of pre-1972 Wingmasters in my collection (all like-new)... .410, 16, 20, and 12 gauges. The 16 gauge took me the longest to find in the condition that I wanted. Ended up getting one out of Italy.
Its the express model


You didn’t get robbed still a decent deal.
The Mossberg 500 was worth more then IMO. Mossberg builds a fine shogun for hunting that works. The are just not heirloom quality.
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Re: Remington 870

Postby dwayson » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:49 am

I heard good things about the old 870 Wingmaster. The Express is still a good gun though.
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Re: Remington 870

Postby Caustic Burno » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:10 am

dwayson wrote:I heard good things about the old 870 Wingmaster. The Express is still a good gun though.


I will agree the first few years of production. After that pretty much a boat oar. Remington as a company is gone when it comes to quality.
The company was slipping and fell off the cliff after being bought out early 2000’s.
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Re: Remington 870

Postby snoopdog » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:18 am

I do agree the mossy's are great guns, and I have had my eye out for a 20 g double of some sort, but when they set it in at 100, I couldn't help myself. Another bid would have bought it. I'll see if I like it on a few claybirds and decide its fate. CB, how does that screw in choke come out? special tool?
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Re: Remington 870

Postby Caustic Burno » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:22 am

snoopdog wrote:I do agree the mossy's are great guns, and I have had my eye out for a 20 g double of some sort, but when they set it in at 100, I couldn't help myself. Another bid would have bought it. I'll see if I like it on a few claybirds and decide its fate. CB, how does that screw in choke come out? special tool?


Usually a dime will work in a jam if you don’t have a choke wrench.
Do not shoot it without one screwed in.
If you do you just created a trot line weight.
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Re: Remington 870

Postby snoopdog » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:24 am

Wow, thanks, I had no idea
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Re: Remington 870

Postby Caustic Burno » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:29 am

For entry level doubles Stoger is about the best IMO.
A lot of the companies outsourced the doubles to Turkey.
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Re: Remington 870

Postby Brute 23 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:27 am

If I come across a Wingmaster in good shape at a decent price I buy it. When I die, people are going to be like... why in the heck does some one need this many of the same gun... and I don't have a good answer for them. :lol:
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Re: Remington 870

Postby Dave » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:50 am

For years my hunting shotgun was a Belguin Browning A5. When they made us use steel shot for waterfowl I bought an 870 express. I didn't want to run the steel through the Browning. That 870 has been drug through the mud and all sorts of bad weather. I used and abused it. It never failed me. A cheap gun but one that keeps on keeping on. It has killed a ton of ducks.
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