View Full Version : 870 reborn (lots of pics)

May 12, 2005, 08:47 PM
Earlier this year, I picked up an ex-Sacramento Police Department 870 Wingmaster. Very solid, great action, shot POA and patterend well. But the finish, as expected, was rough. Very rough. Some signs or rust.

I'm fickle and vain when it comes to my toys. I like them clean and I like it when I am the one to put wear on them. Except for family heirlooms and some military surplus guns, I want them dings, scratches, and dents to be of my making.

I sent the 870 out to Mac's Shootin' Irons in Tucson, AZ for Gun Kote over parkerizing. The results were fantastic. I added a Hogue 12" LOP stock, a 1 shot extension, a tritium front sight, side saddle, and have a picatinny rail enroute for the forearm so I can mount a light.

Between Speer LEO 8 pellet ammo and Hornady TAP, I'm getting very nice patterns. I think I've created a solid HD shotgun.



Wilson 1 shot extension

Tritium night sight shows up very clear in natural light as well

The grey Gun Kote looks nice

May 12, 2005, 09:08 PM

Wow. Beautiful. Congrats!

May 12, 2005, 09:33 PM
Sweet! Reminds me of my own trade-in / trainer. I sent mine to AZ as well but to ARS (http://www.arizonaresponsesystems.com/) for coating and some trigger attention.
I am the same way. All scratches & dents must be mine or at least have a story that I know unless it's an heirloom, of which I have none, or a relic.
Good job on that 870!

May 12, 2005, 09:37 PM
I saw no need to work on the trigger. Old Wingmasters are slick. :D

Not going to worry about that 3" stuff. Who needs it.

I remember the pics of your ARS gun. Nice. Mark worked on my HP a few years back. Nice guy. I visited his shop when he was still in Phoenix.

W Turner
May 13, 2005, 01:04 PM
What kind of sling is that?


May 13, 2005, 02:37 PM

May 13, 2005, 07:31 PM
Very nice.