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Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by FH Alum, Jul 30, 2010.


  1. FH Alum

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    Big 5 has a China clone of the 870, 6 shot tube, 18" bbl, synthetic stock, ghost rings, 2 3/4 and 3" chamber for 199.99 out the door. Model 982.

    I have a $50 gift cert I need to use so this thing would cost me $150.

    I searched the forum and didn't find anything so forgive me if this is a duplicate question.

    1. I know it's not a true 870 and don't expect the same fit/finish.

    2. I am not the type of guy who has to hang a bunch of extras on his gun. 6+1 is plenty for any social work I would ever get into. So, compatibly with aftermarket accessories is not critical. However, it does appear some Rem parts may fit with slight tweaking.

    3. I'm not a mall ninja, not storming buildings etc. I have a mossy already, just thinking this would be a good way to train with the 870 platform for cheep.

    However, I have had good luck with my china made SKS, so I know they can build a gun.

    Anyone have any thoughts on this one? Stay away or go for it??
     

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  2. FH Alum

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    OK, I called Big 5 to see if they have on in stock. It is actually made in Turkey not China.

    Does this make a big difference? I know Turkey has produced some fine side by sides over the last couple hundred years.

    Let me know the opinions I plan on going over this evening to check it out.
     

  3. Victoriagotagun

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    They don't know what they are talking about. It is made in China by Norinco. Pretty much everything will fit from a 870 except barrels.
     
  4. FH Alum

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    Well if it's made by Norinco that's a positive, political issues aside. The norinco SKS I have is well made.

    I wondered about the Turkey thing. However I have heard some of the NEF stuff has been coming from Turkey so I didn't automatically discount it. Maybe Interstate has switched manf. I'll find out for sure this afternoon.

    Do you have one? How does it hold up, function? pattern?

    Seems like a steal and if it does not feel like sand is in the action I may bite for S & Grins. For $150 I am not standing to loose much.

    New 870 similar setup with ghosts runs 600 around here. Mossy 590a1 was $619. So I can fluff and buff a-lot for 400+ bucks.

    Very interesting that Rem parts & accessories may fit.

    GOT THE NEW SCATTERGUN FEAVER!!
     
  5. Victoriagotagun

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    I believe the only Turkey guns NEF is importing is their semi-auto line which are Verona shotguns. Their Pardner pump is a Norinco 870 clone. I don't have one but I do know a couple of people that do and it does what its suppose to do with what they use it for.

    If your paying that much for a 590A1 in your area then its time to shop around...haven't looked at new 870 prices lately.
     
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    There are some Turkish 870 clones out there, but they are more expensive than the Interstate. I think the Hassan, Escort, etc. are Turkish. I have a couple of Chinese 870 clones and they are great. I have an Interstate and a Pardner Pump. They won't use Remington barrels, but other than that the parts interchange.

    Sam
     
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    That would be the first imported shot gun I have seen post 1990 that comes from the factory with a greater than 5 round mag tube. I didn't think they could be imported that way. Interesting.
     
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    Stay away. You can get a Remington 870 in one of the various combinations for around $350. There's no such thing as "cheap" and "good"- something is usually worth what you pay for it.
     
  10. Aceman

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    I believe it is Interarms - not Interstate.

    I have a friend who has one and I have shot it on a number of occasions. It is the Maverick 88 of 870's.

    Solid gun, works great, cheapest 870 you'll get. Perfect if it's a just in case gun. Does it have the longevity of a Police 870? Probably not. But did I think it was sturdy and reliable - totally.

    It was a little rough "working" but nothing some shooting wouldn't clear up. I like it.
     
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    What does that mean? 870 "platform?" Any similarly equipped pump shotgun will give you the similarities you need.

    And I'd definitely stay away from cheaply constructed imports in any configuration. If you want a 870 then buy the 870.

    They've got this on Gunbroker for less than $300:

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  12. 338 lapua

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    FH, $150 with the coupon is a real bargain, just do it. The IAC Hawk 982 is a terrific shotgun. Period.

    Btw, it's 5+1 and $150 is a heck of a lot less than spending $300 or $400.

    It's pretty ridiculous when people bad mouth a gun that they've never even used - much less owned. They're just talking out of their rear-ends with pure hypothetical nonsense and BS political bias. :chatter:

    I own a Hawk 982. It's great. A real workhorse tool that performs very well and a gun you don't have to worry about when it gets scratched up. Plus, the GRS works great for those longer range slug shots.

    Buy it, use it, enjoy it.

    And spend the money you save on ammo and more range time. Or whatever else. :cool:
     
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    I have a Hawk 88, and the extractor eventually failed. New Remington replacement parts didn't fit the Chinese BCG, so I went with a new Wingmaster BCG.

    You can read about it here:

    http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?p=643105

    I paid $168 and I definitely think it was well worth it. There's a lot of bad info above, but for those who know and have used the Norinco shotguns (sold as Interstate Arms, Hawk, Ultracell, etc) they have proven to be pretty solid guns for the money.

    External finish is superior to an Express, and you're getting a metal trigger guard. If I were going to pick up another, I'd swap the BCG right out the gate though...
     
  14. KalashniKEV

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    OK... you know I just meant, "bolt..."

    :)
     
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    The 870 barrels won't fit this shotgun because the barrel lug is further forward on the barrel and the mag tube is longer. Norinco do the same except on their 14" barrel model.
     
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    My neighbor went out to buy a Mossberg Maverick - and compared the two guns (Maverick & Pardner)

    He came home with the Mossberg - then went back the next day and bought the Pardner pump.

    He likes both - but has zero regrets about buying the Pardner.


    I wanted a Mossberg youth model 20 gauge semi auto for my wife - I searched all over and could not find one any where -

    Walked into Academy Sports and they had a Hatsan Escort (made in Turkey) youth model 20 gauge on sale for under $300 out the door. Including 3 chokes.

    So far it has been 100% - shooting Walmart target loads - buck shot.

    The downside of a foreign made gun - if I understand the laws correctly -

    You can not legally just slap on a mag tube extension - maybe someone that does understand can comment -
     
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    Who?

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    If the issue is 922r, then I would think that using a US-made mag extension would eliminate any concerns of legality. Maybe there is some other law I am unaware of.
     
  18. KalashniKEV

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    No issue with 922(r). There's actually a guy who makes an 870 tube adapter for the Norinco shotguns on that thread I linked.

    You might be thinking about import points, which is similar to the Bulgarian Maks having thumbrest grips installed for import purposes... open the box put the OEM grip back on and toss the old "sporting" one in the trash!
     
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    I remember now 922r - covers SEMI AUTO shotguns - this is a pump so it does not apply.:embarassed:

    I ran into this when I was considering buying a Saiga and again when I was looking for a mag extension for my Escort semi auto 20 gauge.

    The regulations are a bunch of crap - but I do strive to stay on the legal side of things.
     
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    IIRC - if it was a foreign made semi auto shotgun - with all foreign parts - putting a USA manufactured mag extension - so the gun will hold more than 5 rounds - would make it an illegal firearm.


    Don't think anyone can explain why this is a law - other than congress is a bunch of idiots.
     
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