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February 02, 2016, 13:14

Oh my cheekbone! http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/smileys/brick.gif

February 02, 2016, 16:17
Yep, had one of those in the 70's. Absolutely the worse stock in the world for shooting!!

But it did have a cool factor back then. :biggrin:


February 02, 2016, 16:52
Cool was all they had going. And yeah, cheek slappin' son of a gun way mo' then any Stigger can.

The re-membories hurt looking at it.


February 02, 2016, 17:56
The key to shooting these things is to NOT put your head down on the stock like you normally would. Cheek weld is a bad thing. Hold your head high enough that the metal can't clank your cheekbone, and lay the bead on the target just a little bit lower than you normally would. You will thank me for that.

Speaking of the "sights," the one thing that is not "correct" about it is the aftermarket front sight.


Its not only "not correct," its downright INCORRECT.
I don't know what's wrong with people.


J. Armstrong
February 02, 2016, 18:26
The actual solution is to put the conventional stock back on :biggrin:

Geez, Gary, don't you recognize the rare and high tech "Slug Tumbler" front sight ;)

WTH was the last owner thinking - wait, wait, I know this answer.
He WASN'T thinking !!!!!

Otis Treekiller
February 02, 2016, 18:32
Aren't you supposed to shoot it with the stock folded, anyway? Pretty sure that's the way they did it in all the movies.

February 02, 2016, 19:01
...I don't know what's wrong with people.
...makes ballistics on the slug somewhat possible I guess... :whistling:

Otis Treekiller
February 02, 2016, 19:05
...makes ballistics on the slug somewhat possible I guess... :whistling:

Imparts instability, increasing the wound channel, don't ya know!:wink:

February 02, 2016, 20:17
I have a 870 police mag that has the old police only top folder ..Yes it does hurt ..A lot esp with mag

February 02, 2016, 20:47


I loves me some 870s, but don't have a folder.

How much bro :facepalm:

February 02, 2016, 22:20
What is the sight for? I shut my eyes every time I shoot an 870.

February 03, 2016, 08:32
That's a Wingmaster. If it were mine, I would trade the foldy stock for a fixed, no-nonsense full-length stock, and fix the deal with the sight bead. Can't tell if it has flexitab or not, but you don't need it since you're pro.

February 03, 2016, 19:06
I loves me some 870s, but don't have a folder.

How much bro :facepalm:

Too much.

The Remington 70's-era over-folders are "collector's items."

Its just a nostalgia trip for me. I carried one just like it during my stint.
When you are 23 years old, and standing on a rooftop with your 870, looking down on what was (then) RR's house, you think you're pretty cool.

I'm not 23, or cool, any more.
But, at least I got the shotgun for a while.

The more I looked at that front sight this morning, the more annoyed I got.
I think its a 6-48 thread.
One of my fudd-buddies has a bead collection he said he'd root-through for me.
I just want the plainest silver bead possible.

Looks like the old bead was glued-in with red Loctite.



February 03, 2016, 19:09
That's a Wingmaster. If it were mine,...

I am more than well-equipped with pump shotguns - among them an 870 Express with wood furniture.

All I need now is a Browning Clitori.


February 03, 2016, 19:23
Does the old sight glow in the dark?

February 03, 2016, 19:39
Does the old sight glow in the dark?

It was advertised as dead, and was 100% dead.

I think the numbnutz who installed it probably squashed the tritium vial during the install.
Looked like a fairly recent molestation.

February 03, 2016, 22:51
All I need now is a Browning Clitori.

Everyone needs a Browning Clitori. Once you go Brown ing you never go back.

February 03, 2016, 23:03
I have no problem with shotties.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/djm540idjm540i/Shotties_zpspsewi4d6.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/djm540idjm540i/media/Shotties_zpspsewi4d6.jpg.html)

February 03, 2016, 23:07
SAFN49 what's that bottom semi auto?

February 03, 2016, 23:25
SAFN49 what's that bottom semi auto?



February 03, 2016, 23:35

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2013/12/daniel-zimmerman/5/Thanks. Action looked familiar but the long handguard is unique.

February 07, 2016, 19:19
mo' better now



February 07, 2016, 19:27
Secured it with some green wicking Loctite.

Managed to bugger the bead a bit, even though I "padded" the pliers with some duct tape. Touched-up the damage with a fine file.

Only about three threads holding it in place.
Probably could have accommodated another thread or two, but I only had one bead to work with from my buddy's bead collection.

The thread-pitch appears to be the standard 6-48 common to Remington 870's.

If this bead gets launched when I shoot it, I'll get several for another try.
The shotgun-bead pin-vise looks like a good investment if you want to do a clean installation.
The pliers-method pretty much sucked.



February 17, 2016, 20:13
Hey SAFN49, it looks like you have a couple more Auto-5's there. Do you think a normal Auto-5 could easily be modified to have a long Rhodesian-type magazine?

February 17, 2016, 21:31
I'd do like the other brothers here and get rid of that folding stock and put the original back on, or one similar to it.