View Full Version : I saw an odd 870 today

December 29, 2011, 22:45
Today I saw a Remington 870 (marked competition on the right side) shotgun that was quite unusual. It had a pump action like a normal 870 but would not accept any rounds in the mag tube as it had a reducing type part where one would expect to see the mag follower. When the barrel was removed I saw that it had an extra lug thing on it that held a captive piston that used an o-ring and a piston ring type device to seal itself inside the modified mag tube. The extra lug had two gas ports that bled gas to the piston. So I am guessing that this was some kind of recoil attenuation device and it all looked very much like a factory option. I had never seen one or heard of one before. Anybody else know anything about it?

December 30, 2011, 08:04
Maybe an attempt at a single-shot trap gun? Seems like your recoil attenuator theory is plausible.

December 30, 2011, 18:21
Here you go (http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/hunting/2010/09/bourjaily-thoughts-remington-870-competition-trap)

December 30, 2011, 18:48
Well, I'm a damned genius.

December 31, 2011, 01:20
And now, I am in the presence of said genius!!:biggrin: :biggrin:


January 01, 2012, 11:16
Thanks for all the responses. Mystery solved.

January 01, 2012, 12:13
Cool. Learned something new today.