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870 Competition question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by AveragEd, Jul 17, 2011.

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  1. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    The end of the recoil system weight (or piston, it's correct name) that faces the muzzle has a retention pin through it - the notch is there to clear that pin.

    Ed
     
  2. Ross

    Ross Well-Known Member

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    AverageEd: How can that be,on my 870 Comp the piston & that pin are free to rotate? Ross Puls
     
  3. RichardCurtis

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    Wayne

    Make sure you keep the cap tight, in my opinion, that cap being loose causes the receiver to crack. Over years past when I shot them a lot never had one receiver crack.

    RC
     
  4. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    You're right, Ross - and the cap's insert is notched so it can be lined up with the pin and rotate with it. I've seen some Comps with a standard 870 cap and they still work okay but I have no idea for how long.

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  5. Ross

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    Hmmmmmmm! Guess the next time I take the Comp out I'd better check that, obviously I don't get it out very often. Thanks Ed. Ross Puls
     
  6. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    I don't mean to be argumentative, but none of my 870 Competition's caps will screw on fully unless the notch and pin are aligned. And according to the 870 Competition owner's manual, that's by design. Now, if someone replaced the pin with a shorter one, perhaps alignment wouldn't matter.

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  7. Hal1225

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    Requested an 870 Comp owners manual from Remington, but got the regular 870 manual instead. I guess they don't have them anymore. If anyone would like to sell me one please contact me.

    Harry Lyga
     
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    get one on e-bay, less than ten bucks shipped to you.



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  9. mike b.

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    Great patterning gun. Just watch for the receiver crack. (mine cracked even though I kept cap on tight and used standard target loads) Drilling a 1/8 th inch hole at the end of crack will usually stop it. Have you noticed the 1000 has that long relief cut behind the bolt handle cut? This gun needs it too.
     
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    Photo of repair
     
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    Oooopps.......meant 1100
     
  12. Hivoltfl

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    I need a reciever and magazine tube for mine, the threads at the end of the tube broke.


    Rick
     
  13. Hal1225

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    Thank you Hivoltfl for the ebay tip. Can you just replace the tube if you can find one? When mine breaks I'll have to machine another one. That's what they pay me for. I haven't cut metal in a long time and maybe forgot how to do it!

    Harry
     
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    On my 870 comp, the pin does not stick out, so there is no way to align the pin in the notch, should I be concerned? Thanks, Joe
     
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    Hey Hal1225 send me a e-mail and i will reply with a 870 comp manual others on trapshooter sent to me it is free and will help. bob mctaggart
     
  16. Tom Gonos

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    Can anyone tell me how often they clean the gas assist on there 870 comp.And what they use? Thanks
     
  17. AveragEd

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    I clean mine almost every time I shoot the gun and use bore solvent on a rag.

    Ed
     
  18. Tom Gonos

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    THANKS ED
     
  19. AveragEd

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    I agree with Mac but it would be tough to convince Remington that something that didn't sell well in the 1980s won't flop 30 years later. Of course, what they would sell for today won't seem as expensive as it did back then.

    But it's doubtful Remington would invest the man hours into making the same quality barrels as the Comps had. We'd probably get the same barrels as today's Classic Trap uses.

    Ed
     
  20. joee12

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    Thanks Mac, I appreciate it.

    With all the stories about cracked receivers, can I shoot handicap loads, up to 1250 FPS? I normally shoot 2 3/4 or 3 Dram, thanks, Joe
     
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