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WHAT ARE THE BASIC DIFFERENCE IN THE EARLY MODEL 870 EXPRESS VS WING MASTER FAIRLY OLD GUN WITH VENT RIB AND SCREW IN CHOKES??
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Wingmaster--closer tolerances, smoother operation, more pride of workmanship, better looks.
Express--none of the above. Made for the "mart" market.
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Picked up gun, not what I thought first but, new in box (1997 barrel code date )12ga 2-3/4 & 3" magnum 28" vent barrel screw in chokes, very good deal. Now I have a 28" barrel for my 870's, though it's black not blued barrel. I will polish the action some after shooting to see what it needs. Had 870's and 1100 since mid 60"s and only 1 burr on 1100 skeet that had to be sent back.I will use the reciever for combat build, and try painting the stocks to see how they do.thanks for the help.
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Keep in mind that the Express finish has a tendency to rust if not kept lubed. Some guys I shot tactical with even melted wax into the finish, but I didn't care for this method.<br>
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If you're building a defense/tactical gun, Remington makes a smoothbore rifle sighted slug barrel. The sights can be replaced with Trijicon model RE-01 sights, which glow in the dark and have a useful life of about 10 years. They are always on. Cost is around $100 or so. I have them on my 1187 I use for night coyoting.<br>
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Synthetic stocks aren't that expensive. Many sporting goods stores carry them for the 870 and the 1100/1187. SpeedFeed makes a buttstock that has four "ready rounds" in it - two on each side. I have that stock on my Mossberg 590.
 
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