Trapshooters Forum banner

Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
577 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have the opportunity to purchase an old 870 with a matted rib. I've never seen a matted rib on a Remington? I googled and could only come up with 16ga matted rib guns.

Is this gun rare? Is the quality any better on these the older guns compared to the newer guns?

My oldest 870's are from the 70's, I believe this one is much older.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,317 Posts
What do you mean my matted? Are you referring to the coating on the rib? And how is that different that what coating is on the barrel?

Bryan
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,317 Posts
Ok, I did a search and found out what a matted rib was, sorry. Also from what I can see it looks like a gun that was made in the mid 50's.

Bryan
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,649 Posts
Yes early to mid 50s, idea was to break up glare worked so-so. those older 870s have some of the best bbls. ever put on a gun. Check to see if it has serially matched bbl. & receiver, as those were the earliest models I've seen. Not worth any more(yet) but they are slicker pumping than current production. just my opinion. FWIW--Ross Puls
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
108 Posts
I have a plain barrel 870 Remington that has a matted barrel and the receiver and barrel have the same serial numbers. Made in the 50's.


Regards
M.L. Hipp
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,644 Posts
An 870 misdescribed as having a "matted rib" actually was made with a matted barrel, the matting impressed in a round unribbed barrel. It was catalogued as the ADL grade and included the matting and checkered wood at a few dollars higher price than the basic gun. They are nice variations when in high condition.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,394 Posts
Sometimes the wood appeared to be a higher grade on the 870s with matted barrels. Great hunting guns; the quality is better than current production...if it is in good shape, it is a winner. Best Regards, Ed
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,685 Posts
My 1926 Winchester Model 12 had a solid matted rib that was truly a rib soldered onto the barrel but did not have the vents of a ventilated rib.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,705 Posts
Eight bore is right.
I have an old 870 ad with the standard and ADL grade 870's when they came out in 1950.
The two 870 ADL's that I [12 and 20] have are very good shooters.
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top