My second gun was an 870 express with an 18" barrel and 6 shot magazine. It came with a black synthetic stock and a "j-lock" system, internal locking, which I have not had a problem with but would ideally like gone. Out of all the guns I take to the range, this one seems to stay behind. It's been a couple years since this shottie has seen a live round. It's a good woods gun, I do know that. So the other day I picked it out of the safe and decided it deserves better. It's never misfired, jammed or otherwise let me down and I need to treat it right. It has a rust spot on the receiver I can't seem to get rid of, and the clamp holding the barrel and magazine tube together has marred the finish underneath, sadly. Here's a picture of said gun: So I want to upgrade certain things: Get rid of that J-lock system The orange plastic magazine follower and/or spring; would I benefit from upgrading them? I want to carry it in the woods still. Not through muck and mud, but outdoors for sure. Should I get it refinished? Duracoat is an option locally, I guess I could try myself, or I can send it off to get it finished professionally. Does anybody know how much either of these options cost? I still have the black synthetic hardware I can put back on the gun. It would be tempting to put a Surefire forend and tacticool this gun. I want to resurrect it with a good durable finish, good interior parts, getting rid of the J-lock and last but not least, I was thinking to swap the bead sight out for ghost ring sights. Expensive to get the shotgun drilled for ghost ring sights? Keep the bead? No real intentions in mind, it would just be nice to have some aimable sights!