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1969 870 Wingmaster vs New 870P

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by RutgersGrad, May 12, 2013.

  1. I should add that new 870 Police guns DO have plastic parts; the magazine follower and the polymer trigger guard. Not that it makes any difference.
     
  2. RutgersGrad

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    It's a stupid question, but with the 870P could you still swap out barrels easily just like on an old Wingmaster?
     


  3. cyphertext

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    Yes, you can.
     
  4. Have any place in mind I can get a short barrel for my 28" WM?

    I'd like to just swap them out. Don't need a tube extension.
     
  5. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    MidwayUSA, Brownells, and of course Remington.

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  6. wolf19r

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  7. Thanks for the info. A bit surprised at their prices.....almost what I paid for the gun itself!
     
  8. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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  9. cyphertext

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    That's why I took my barrel to my neighbor's machine shop... Yep, I chopped an 30", full choked barrel. Haven't regretted it one bit either.

    Maybe you can find a used barrel, or a whole gun for a good price at a pawn shop.
     
  10. Andrewsky

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    A Wingmaster with a 20" barrel is okay I guess.
     
  11. Andrewsky

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    I sold the old Wingmaster my father gave me. I had no use for it.

     
  12. MrMurphy

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    You may regret that one day.


    Buying a second shotgun as you noted, is often cheaper than the second barrel.

    Finding a used 870 or Mossberg 500 isn't THAT hard. I've found them for as little as $150 before tax. And not beat to hell either.
     
  13. RutgersGrad

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    FYI, in case anybody got confused as the OP I did NOT sell my Dad's Wingmaster and never would either. Besides, my Dad would kill me if I ever did!!
     
  14. cyphertext

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    You recommended getting a 870 police, yet you sold your father's Wingmaster? Why? If you didn't like how it was configured, you can change it. Take the wood stock off and store it away, and put on a speedfeed stock and whatever forend you like, if you want it set up that way.

    The only thing the newer 870 police offers over an older Wingmaster is the flexi tab, and to me that is not enough to bypass the older Wingmasters.
     
  15. Andrewsky

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    I thought hard about modifying the Wingmaster. It had a 28" barrel. It really made more sense for me to just sell the Wingmaster and get a used 870P. After adding the Surefire I have a total of $460 into this set up.

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    Last edited: May 30, 2013
  16. cyphertext

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    I figure you could have added the speedfeed stock and had dad's barrel cut down, drilled, and tapped and bead replaced for $150 to $175. Bet that is less than what you paid for the 870P?

    I have one of my dad's guns. I could never sell it. But I have a disorder where I won't sell any guns. :embarassed:
     
  17. COYBOY

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    Cut my 30" full choke barrel off with a hack saw. Still works great.:supergrin:
     
  18. sps

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    jd-do you know what the remington parts numbers are for those 3 items and/or do you stock them??

    thank you very much
    steve
     
  19. Roneye

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    Flex tab system, slide, carrier and bolt - Remington part number F93339

    Separate

    Breech Bolt assembly F93915 (police)
    Carrier Assembly F102190
    Slide F401023

    I think these numbers are correct might want to check with JD just to confirm.