The fit and finish on the Wingmaster should still be good to go. I would not buy a Express made in the last 10 years for sure though.
I have a newer 1187 Premiere made at the time they started putting the j-lock safeties on them. I replaced the safety and have been very happy with the gun. Beautiful wood and blued metal, and functions like a champ.
I also have a 870P made in 2012 and a 700 made in 2009 and they are both wonderful guns, funtion 100%, smooth actions, and look nice.
The 700 on the bottom, was a wedding gift from my wife. With the Zeiss scope on it its a real good shooter.
Just stay away from the "econo" versions, they are easy to spot, and you will be fine. As much as I hate what Freedom Group has done to Remington, I can't help but love their guns.