1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

870 TB with 34inch barrel?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by scdrch, May 26, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. scdrch

    scdrch TS Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Messages:
    12
    I have borrowed an 870 Wingmaster TB with a 34 inch barrel.
    I am confused as I can find no info from Remington about the 870
    being offered with a 34 inch barrel.
    The barrel is stamped Remington Arms Co. Ilion, NY on the right side.
    On the left side it is stamped 12ga. 2-3/4inch TRAP Only.
    Next to the receiver on the right side it is stamped with a T and REP in a circle.
    Just looking for some info. I enjoy shooting this gun even if some of the
    guys at the club laugh about how long it is.

    Thanks,
    Dean
     
  2. wproct

    wproct Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2010
    Messages:
    75
    I think Remington offered the 34" barrel length on the 870 trap for a period in the 70's or 80's, and later discontinued it.
     
  3. shrek

    shrek Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2006
    Messages:
    897
    As wproct indicated Rem did make a 34" trap barrel for a little while.

    I have never seen one in person, but would like to and give it a try once.

    I'd also like to try one of the 32" version that is also not very common.
     
  4. chiefjon

    chiefjon Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    1,376
    Location:
    El Dorado Hills, CA
    I owned one for a while. The patterns were so tight I had to use a very open choke to shoot singles. It kicked like a mule, so I sold it. I am sure it would have made a great goose gun.

    JON
     
  5. scdrch

    scdrch TS Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Messages:
    12
    The kick isn't too bad compared to some old guns I have fired. It is tight patterned. We have used it for card turkey shoots with a lot of success also.
    Since I am relearning the trap game after a 15 year hiatus, the borrowing price was right, but I realize as I get better I will be looking for
    something else.

    Thanks for the comments guys.

    Good shooting,
    Dean
     
  6. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    15,649
    Location:
    Green Bay Wisconsin
    Back in the 80's my pal Jerry won a calcutta with a 34 inch 870. Wierd looking thing, but it made inkballs.

    HM
     
  7. bluedevil

    bluedevil Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2008
    Messages:
    644
    Location:
    Colorado
    Bunch of em in Colorado, great for handicap and Turkey shoots. Looked a little funny but the inkballs they produced sure looked cool.
     
  8. 870

    870 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    2,390
    Why would a 34" 870 barrel pattern any tighter than a 30"? Doesn't make any sense to me.

    I wouldn't trade my TB for anything but adding 4" to the barrel doesn't really appeal to me. YMMV.
     
  9. short shucker

    short shucker TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    3,939
    870,

    It had to do with how tight the choke is from the factory. Most of the 34" 870/1100 barrels that I have looked at had chokes in the .040" or tighter area. These make for very tight patterns and lots of ink balls reguardless of the distance.

    The one plus of a 34" 870/1100, they are easy to find in the gun rack!

    ss
     
  10. bigbore613

    bigbore613 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    4,470
    4 more inches would put me on the Riviera ! Thats appealing ! LOL , Jeff
     
  11. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2007
    Messages:
    7,585
    Location:
    Wauwatosa Wisconsin
    I am a remington 870 collector. Years ago, the standard trap barrel from remington was .042. The 34 inch remington trap barrel is considered one of the best barrels they ever made. These barrels today sell anywhere from $300.00 to $500.00. there is less noise to the shooter using this barrel, and they smoke targets, they are smoke poles. i suggest buy this gun with this barrel and you will have a collectors item. anytime i am in a slump which is often, i place the 34 inch barrel on my tb and it smothes out my swing. the only down side is you will have to get a case that will fit this barrel. other barrels that are great barrels and are considered collector items are stamped "Modified Trap" and "Improved Modified trap".
     
  12. Ralph1100

    Ralph1100 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2006
    Messages:
    50
    If anyone is interested in a Hastings Wadlock II barrel for an 870, let me know. I have one that is 34 inches that I don't use anymore.

    Ralph

    ralphstemmer@yahoo.com
     
  13. Savage99Stan

    Savage99Stan Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,081
    I had one of the 34" barrels on my 870. Couldn't shoot it for beans at trap but it was great for cutting bagworm laden branches off the top of my trees..too high for the extension ladder and lopper. It did shoot tight. Neighbors thought I was shooting a pellet gun.
     
  14. Shooting Jack

    Shooting Jack Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2006
    Messages:
    3,522
    Location:
    Blackshear, Georgia
    Ralph, what kind of money would it take to get that barrel? Jackie B.
     
  15. Hill topper

    Hill topper Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    547
    I remembersome one shooting a long barreled 1100 trapgun back in the late 60s or 70s.

    It was a good meat and games gun.

    I believe it was a 34 inch.

    Definately stood out in the gun rack.

    ed.
     
  16. Claysmoke27

    Claysmoke27 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2009
    Messages:
    178
    Location:
    Central Coast of California
    I was looking for one of those 34" barrels when I had my 870 TC. Neil Winston wrote me he had one, but didn't hear from him again. Maybe he still has it.
    I wanted the weight to try and smooth up my swing. I think that would be its main advantage. CS27
     
  17. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2007
    Messages:
    7,585
    Location:
    Wauwatosa Wisconsin
    Around 20 years ago a friend of mine purchased a perazzi and had no need for his 34 inch 870 trap barrel. he just wanted to get rid of it, and he said I could have it for $50.00. as I was getting my check book out of my car, another so called friend of mine gave him the $50.00 and said that I could use it anytime I wanted. in the future, I always carry cash in case a good deal comes up.
    steve balistreri
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Search tags for this page
870 trap barrel
,
remington 870 32 inch barrel
,
remington 870 32 inch barrel for sale
,

remington 870 34 inch barrel

,

remington 870 34 inch barrel for sale

,
remington 870 34 inch barrel shotgun
,

remington 870 trap barrel

,

remington 870 trap barrel for sale