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put together trap guns

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by jhmorrisn, Jul 23, 2012.

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  1. jhmorrisn

    jhmorrisn TS Member

    May 28, 2010
    I finish my two years in the Army in1958. I had saved up about $125.00 to buy a Trap Gun.

    The spring of 59, I went out on Militarily Ave to Moneymaker’s Gun Shop.

    There I made the announcement that I wanted to buy a trap gun. After a quick look at me, he asked just one question, “How much money did I have?” Which I proudly told him.

    He spend a short time in the back room starting with the action, putting together the stock, forearm and barrel and came back with a Remington 870TB.

    He showed me all the good stuff about it and said something about it not really being a TB model. Which I didn’t understand what he was talking about or cared. I paid him the money and he ‘fitted’ the stock to me and he told me to pick it up in a couple of days.

    My son and a couple of his buddies used it on the High School’s trap team

    Now my Granddaughter is finishing up her High School trap shooting which she used a Rem 1100. She said it didn’t kick as much as the 870.

    Some time ago, I picked up an 870 Magnum that had a nice looking (trap) barrel complete with choke tubes. Always planed to put this barrel on my 870. Just never got around to it.

    This spring my grandson, a schoolteacher got to running with different crowd, trap shooters of all things.

    OK Grandpa, what’s he going to use?

    I ordered a used 870-trap stock off the Internet for $50. It fit just fine.

    After just started shooting trap this spring, he busted 25 straight a week ago. With his ‘put together trap gun.

    One last thing, from the Remington web site I entered the serial number of my Moneymaker barrel and it came back as manufacture in 1958.
  2. Oregunner

    Oregunner Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2006
    I have a bunch of Remingtons, 870, 1100, 11-87s, and I don't think any of them are the same as the way they came from the factory. That is what is nice about the platform, very versatile. Mark
  3. acorange

    acorange Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    S.E. Iowa
    The 870 Remington is 3rd behind Barbie and the AR-15 for available ad on accessories.
  4. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2007
    Really? You can get a Barbie with a picatinny rail??? Cool! What about Ken - any bolt ons available there?
  5. slayer

    slayer Well-Known Member

    Nov 16, 2006
    beautiful northern michigan
    you don't want to know. Ken is missing some parts
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