I recently paid $260.00 OTD for a 1989 made Remington 870 Express with an 18'' barrel. The gun is mechanically like new. He previous own, who is a big shotgun shooter, bought it as a HD gun. This gun "may" have had 20 rounds fired thru it.
It has a metal trigger guard, detent ball on the barrel, and no dipples on the mag tube.
Life's too short to carry an ugly gun.