I picked up a used 870P at a gun show yesterday. The finish, particularly on the barrel, has something of a sparkly quality to it. I do not recall seeing this in previous 870Ps that I have handled, but our cheap ass department has expresses in the cars, so I don't have anything to compare it to. I have not heard back from Remington on the "born on" date, but it is old enough to still have the metal trigger guard (that's supposedly gone on 870Ps produced now) and has synthetic (speed feed) furniture. Any thoughts? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!