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Rem. 870 Question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by FIB, Jan 26, 2011.

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  1. FIB

    FIB Member

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    I have the opportunity to buy an older LH Rem.870 Wingmaster. I've noticed that on the older 870's the shell carrier is chromed. When did Remington quit doing this?
     
  2. ismah

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    FIB, The shell carrier may not be chromed. My Wingmasters carrier got real scratched up so I rubbed it out with some jewelery polish. It came out like a mirror. Chances are someone did the same to the one you're looking at.
     
  3. Force Break

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    Both of my carriers are chromed and are mid 70's Magnum guns. I thought they all where.
     
  4. FIB

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    Hi guys, I have several 870's and 870's made somettime after '75 have a blued shell carrier not a chromed one.
     
  5. Ross

    Ross Well-Known Member

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    Maybe the lifter has been changed or the complete trigger assembly,if I remember correctly they were chromed in the earlier mods. of Wingmasters. When they started making other versions they went to blued ones. Mine are chrome. Ross Puls
     
  6. Pull & Mark

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    FIB, I have a Rem. 870 TB Trap Wingmaster that I got second hand and had Rem. check the numbers on to find out date made and it is a 1984 gun. It has the chrome carrier bolt. I don't know when they changed from chrome to blued. Breake-m all. Jeff
     
  7. shrek

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    your 84 vintage gun may have an older trigger assembly in it...
     
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