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870 barrel question

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by wolf19r, Aug 26, 2011.


  1. wolf19r

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    So I finally found an old 870 wingmaster with a 18.5 HD barrel. The barrel is marked 2 3/4 and I have a ton of 3" at the house that I would like to use. So is it possiable to get a 3" marked barrel to use.
     

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  2. Glockdude1

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    There are plenty of 3" chambered 870 barrels availible. Swapping barrels on a 870 is a piece of cake.

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  3. HeliGlock

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    What Glockdude said.
     
  4. El_Ron1

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    You'll need the long ejector if it's a 2 3/4"receiver and it's not already installed.
     
  5. Buffering

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    A 3" barrel will do the trick but only to a degree. As El Ron Duderino said, the receiver is only set up for 2 3/4" and you'll have to have that changed for full and complete functioning. Your friendly aippi can easily do that mod for you.
     
  6. aippi

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    The post is either confusing or my knowledge is. If the barrel is marked 2 3/4" only then it is an 18" barrel. If the barrel is 18.5" then it is a 3" chambered barrel and should be marked so. that is because the 2 3/4" barrels are from back when Remington barrels were 18". All the 18.5" barrels are 3".

    I can not change the ejector without refinishing the receiver unless a guy will accept uneven rivets that are cold blued. The rivets have to be ground down and that of course damages the finish on the receiver. So I don't recommend spending several hundred dollars on a new barrel and receiver work just to fire 3" shells. If you just have to fire 3" shells then sell the Wingmaster and get a 3" 870 or deal with the cosmetic issue.

    PS. My home town is J-ville and I am a Jags fan but something better happen this year or I bail.
     
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  7. CLee0507

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  8. wolf19r

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    OK, good to know I'll probably end up picking up another gun then. And yes the jaguars suck.