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870 BARRELL INTERCHAHGE

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by nsrailroad, Mar 29, 2007.

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  1. nsrailroad

    nsrailroad Member

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    REM says a 3" mag barrel won't fit on a 2-3/4 receiver. I was told they would, but only shoot the shell that matches the receiver shell lenght. ANY HELP
    RAILROAD
     
  2. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    I've never heard that. I just switch them and have never had any problem.

    Neil
     
  3. doogiebarnes

    doogiebarnes TS Member

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    Subject: 870 BARRELL INTERCHAHGE
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    Date: Thu, Mar 29, 2007 - 02:42 PM CT
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    consequently you cannot shoot 3 inch shells in a 2 3/4 reciever with a 3 inch barrel in place. Skip Carver
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    That is not true. There are lots of posts here about that very subject.
     
  4. k3uro

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    The chamber is to short for 3" so the shells will not eject, other than that mine worked fine with 3".

    Jim
     
  5. GunDr

    GunDr Well-Known Member

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    An 870 std receiver(2-3/4") will not eject a 3" shell. The bbl will interchange with no problems.

    The ejector is rivoted to the inside of the receiver. There are two types of ejectors...one for 2-3/4" and one for 3".

    The receivers are identical except for that.

    You can remove the 2-3/4" ejector and replace it with the 3" one, and then you're good to go with either lengths.

    Of course, you can only shoot 2-3/4" shells in the 2-3/4" bbl.

    Doug
     
  6. 870

    870 Well-Known Member

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    Nobody said you could shoot 3" in a 2 3/4" barrel.
     
  7. famill00

    famill00 TS Member

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    I watched a guy shoot a 3 1/2 inch shell in a 2 3/4 inch gun one night. It was a Brownint O/U. The hull bottlenecked down like a 30-30. The gun didnt have a high speed comeapart....somehow it held!

    Forrest
     
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