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detroit360
July 10, 2014, 03:52
what would you all recommend I look for as far as a good used pump action shotgun, I cant spend more than $250.00 . any thoughts on this would be appreciated

Mebsuta
July 10, 2014, 05:28
For used I would say Remington 870. If you find one that says Wingmaster or Magnum, those are a little more desirable than an Express.

SPEEDGUNNER
July 10, 2014, 10:28
barrel length? $250 plus shipping?

0302
July 10, 2014, 14:25
the winchester 1300 is a good buy & usually well priced. aluminum receiver & bolt locks into barrel.

detroit360
July 10, 2014, 22:46
I would like a 28 inch barrel 12 gauge, with a rifled barrel, or at least a way to put a rifled barrel on it, also I would like it to be a pump, Im asking for an awful lot for 250 bucks but I live with a gun that needs blueing, and I can easily live with a banged up stock, but Im a fuss budget about the bore.

detroit360
July 11, 2014, 11:46
How lucky can you get . On the way to yhe gun store I stopped by a friend of mine, and told him that I was looking for a good used pump 12gauge , well he goes to his bedroom and comes back with a Remington 870 magnum express, he kept it for home protection, and never fired it $200.00, I could have kissed the old fart, what do you all think??

Guy-epic
July 11, 2014, 11:56
I will Glady buy it for $200 as you want one that is $250. So sell it to me and find a $250 shotgun for yourself. The nerve of some people ripping off your buddy and then bragging about it Jeez what's the world coming to? Just kidding good for you. I love the 870 as they make a billion parts for them. That right boys I said a billion as with our debt in America a million sounds like a drop In the bucket. Sounds like you are going to hunt with it?

TOWS220
July 12, 2014, 17:09
Love my 870, it was my first gun.

alphadog58
July 20, 2014, 13:38
Bought a 870 magnum with a 18" barrel from my local PD last year for $200. Made in '89, looked new. I added a mag extension, good to go. The cop who manages their armory said nobody wanted to take it on patrol in the car. They sold three to finance a couple of 14" AR's.
Larry

VALMET
July 20, 2014, 23:19
Used 870 for sure- at $200-250 what does it matte if it says Wingmaster, Magnum, or Express? They're affordable, reliable, lots of spare/aftermarket parts, etc.

detroit360
July 24, 2014, 01:41
I went and test fired it, fired 2, 00 buckshot and 2 slugs, well let me warn you, if you are almost 70 yrs. old, do not fire this gun with 3 inch magnums, if you want your shoulder to ever be normal again, any one for surgery!!

VALMET
July 24, 2014, 08:28
I went and test fired it, fired 2, 00 buckshot and 2 slugs, well let me warn you, if you are almost 70 yrs. old, do not fire this gun with 3 inch magnums, if you want your shoulder to ever be normal again, any one for surgery!!

Try a synthetic 870 Super Mag with 3.5" shells- clears the sinuses.

J. Armstrong
July 24, 2014, 09:13
Try a synthetic 870 Super Mag with 3.5" shells- clears the sinuses.

OWOWOWOWOW :eek::D

Mebsuta
July 30, 2014, 16:25
what does it matte if it says Wingmaster, Magnum, or Express?

Functionally they all get the lead out, but if you are going through a selection of 870s, there are a few little differences.

Cava3r4
August 24, 2014, 22:37
it could have been worse, you could have fired a Norinco 97.
those HURT with even just 2-3/4 shells. It kicks like a mule, and the trigger guard RAPS your knuckles too.
what a POS. Sorry I ever bought it. I was going to get into cowboy action shooting with it and never did. I think I've put THREE rounds through it.

Glad you got a good deal on the remington. I bought an 870 back in 1987 it is an express combo and it came with a slug barrel that has "rifle sights" and the standard barrel with the modified choke. I think it cost me something like $329 back then brand new with both barrels so you got a SMOKIN deal!

MajHenryWest
August 25, 2014, 14:00
My understanding is that the current and recently manufactured "Express" models are the budget priced, lower end models.

There is an actual Remington fact sheet that I have provided a link to below that details the differences, mostly being more plastic and cheaper, cast metal components on the Express models versus the Police variant.

http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/docviewer/aucdoc/Remington%20Shotguns-diff.%20between%20870%20model%20types.pdf?auc=5562 47&docid=3347012

It seems that the Police variants are built along the lines of the older, regular production guns so finding a nice used one will probably do the trick.

Of course, for $200.00 an Express will do just fine. Nice Score! :bow:

Blue Monster
August 25, 2014, 20:01
A little late, but still good info:
Cheap 20 ga. Express (sorry, I only use 20 ga.), I tossed the receiver scratchin', finger pinchin' SOB they call a forearm on the new ones for an aftermarket good ole shucker. Added the GG&G attachment/LOP increaser and a pal gave me an older improved Wingmaster BBL to use on it for birding.

I like the plastic stock, it's light and makes for a well balance gun, the plastic trigger guard is chintzy but seems quite durable. I purchased it new, however the store had it in their inventory for 4 years, thus the traditional setup instead of some newfangled BS AR stock.
I have put 200+ flawless rounds through it, including trying to mess it up, they are runners.

I got a good deal on it by pointing out that this model had not been made for years, had a two piece mag and "didn't have all the cool stuff"... HA worked, they knocked off $50.00. :tongue: I hate all the cool stuff and wanted the two piece mag. :angel:

FYI the 870 20 ga. is a lot smaller and lighter than the 12 ga., side by side the difference is surprising. Very, very little 12 does that 20 can't, except be heavier and slower... IMNHO.

Without the added goodies just over $300.00 new
Used $200.00 - $250.00.

Hard to wrong with a used 870, any gauge.

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r61/bluemonster2003/guns/DSCN6001_zps1f7cd645.jpg (http://s141.photobucket.com/user/bluemonster2003/media/guns/DSCN6001_zps1f7cd645.jpg.html)

detroit360
September 09, 2014, 04:22
my trigger guard is metal

homelandprotector
September 24, 2014, 11:08
Now it's time to customize that baby.....:]

http://i773.photobucket.com/albums/yy12/rz401/5f0a8849cddf99a60431108102a7ec1b_zps22db43fa.jpg (http://s773.photobucket.com/user/rz401/media/5f0a8849cddf99a60431108102a7ec1b_zps22db43fa.jpg.h tml)

Guy-epic
September 24, 2014, 12:18
Now it's time to customize that baby.....:]

http://i773.photobucket.com/albums/yy12/rz401/5f0a8849cddf99a60431108102a7ec1b_zps22db43fa.jpg (http://s773.photobucket.com/user/rz401/media/5f0a8849cddf99a60431108102a7ec1b_zps22db43fa.jpg.h tml)

Hmm that is great

rgregoryb
October 18, 2014, 17:20
A little late, but still good info:
Cheap 20 ga. Express (sorry, I only use 20 ga.), I tossed the receiver scratchin', finger pinchin' SOB they call a forearm on the new ones for an aftermarket good ole shucker. Added the GG&G attachment/LOP increaser and a pal gave me an older improved Wingmaster BBL to use on it for birding.

I like the plastic stock, it's light and makes for a well balance gun, the plastic trigger guard is chintzy but seems quite durable. I purchased it new, however the store had it in their inventory for 4 years, thus the traditional setup instead of some newfangled BS AR stock.
I have put 200+ flawless rounds through it, including trying to mess it up, they are runners.

I got a good deal on it by pointing out that this model had not been made for years, had a two piece mag and "didn't have all the cool stuff"... HA worked, they knocked off $50.00. :tongue: I hate all the cool stuff and wanted the two piece mag. :angel:

FYI the 870 20 ga. is a lot smaller and lighter than the 12 ga., side by side the difference is surprising. Very, very little 12 does that 20 can't, except be heavier and slower... IMNHO.

Without the added goodies just over $300.00 new
Used $200.00 - $250.00.

Hard to wrong with a used 870, any gauge.

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r61/bluemonster2003/guns/DSCN6001_zps1f7cd645.jpg (http://s141.photobucket.com/user/bluemonster2003/media/guns/DSCN6001_zps1f7cd645.jpg.html)

I love finding those yellow hulls at the Sporting Clays station, let's me know women are in the group in front. :whistling:

J. Armstrong
October 19, 2014, 10:54
Now it's time to customize that baby.....:]

http://i773.photobucket.com/albums/yy12/rz401/5f0a8849cddf99a60431108102a7ec1b_zps22db43fa.jpg (http://s773.photobucket.com/user/rz401/media/5f0a8849cddf99a60431108102a7ec1b_zps22db43fa.jpg.h tml)

I like the "Ruptured Duck" nose art on the stock ! Shades of Jimmy Dolittle's boys :beer:

randyj
October 19, 2014, 14:22
shot my 870 with a fully rifled barrel w/scope mount.
then set her up with a screw in choke tube(rifled), with a saddle scope mount.
accurate enough both ways to fill the freezer. hell the deer wouldn't know the difference.

genmeagher
October 19, 2014, 22:45
I never understood why anyone would opt for a 20 gauge over a 12, or lesser. I get the .410 as an entry and for pistolas, but the intermediaries?

I don't get all hoity toity over calibers, but 12 is the hallmark. I learned on it and I like it. The recoil is moderate.

I walked into the Orvis facility at Sandanona this Spring to have at some clays with friends and while asking about a rental (they wouldn't let me on with a pump or semi...even a dedicated Benelli), I was handed a Caesar Guerini to try for stock length. I handed it back and said it was a tad light and asked if they had any 8 gauges. The beagles were nearly set upon me after that.

They did have nifty shootin' vests there and the latrines were real clean.

nyalaman
October 21, 2014, 10:54
The Stevens 350 is based from the ithaca 37 and has a machined reciever,Ghost ring sights and its Parkerized. Real nice gun,and they retail for 240.00 NEW here in Ct.