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original rem 870 birthdate?

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  1. acss

    acss Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    what year did the 870 come on the market?
     
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    1950. I remember reading that somewhere anyway.
     
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    "On April 13, 2009 the ten millionth Model 870 was produced, and the 870 holds the record for best-selling shotgun in the history of the world."

    From wikipedia.
     
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    1950 is correct the Remington 31 came out in 1931 and was made till 1949 it was replaced with the 870 in 1950 and Rudy Etchen shot one at the grand that year and every year after that, He won the doubles with that first 870 in 1950 with a 100 straight just a shucking away. Rudy was the 870 master look at this history of him and his 870.
    Buddy



    http://www.joeletchenguns.com/history.htm
     
  5. acss

    acss Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    thanks i wonder how many mdl 12's wud have been sold if walmart and the likes had gotten ahold of them ( no disrepect to the 870 huggers) happy shooting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    If you go to Remington's website and follow the links to Firearms history," you'll learn a lot about any Remington firearm.

    Ed
     
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    acss Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    thanks
     
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    I inherited from my dad and grandfather Ser# 6401....first year manufacturing.
     
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    acss Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    gundr-- how does it look versus models of today? many changes?
     
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    I've got my dad's, that was his Dad's and I plan on giving it to my boy someday.
     
  11. mike b.

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    I've got one in the 90,000 range...looks the same and parts interchange.
     
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    On the early ones i had, the bbls. & receivers had matching serial #s & extractors were narrower & a little lower but the newer bbls. will work on the older receivers (but not the other way around as the new extractors are a little too thick) if memory serves me correctly.Ross
     
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    acss Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    i just dont remember many trap models sighting in the traprange racks until the mid 60's seems like all mdl 12s dominated until the late 60;s????
     
  14. Old Doc

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    I had one with a 9000 serial #. Traded it for an M31 TC and $50 boot. The guy I bought it from had just returned from the Grand. He was going to give "them" big boys a lesson. He wanted to eat when he got home. Traded it for a Pentax SLR. Wish I had it back. The TC of course. D Winter
     
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