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Loprofyle
August 15, 2007, 05:53 PM
Hello,

For my first post I want to ask possibly a stupid question.

I own a Remington 870 Wingmaster which was bought around 1968 - 1970.
(Inherited from my fathers passing away)

It is a 16 Gauge and I was wondering if the receivers are different between the 16 & a 12 Ga.

I know the bolt and barrel would have to be, but what about the receivers?

I was wishing it was possible to change barrels and bolts and shoot 12 Ga. ammo I have in great abundance. :eek:

Does anyone know the diminsions on the different gauge shotguns?

Doyle
August 15, 2007, 05:58 PM
Nope. You would have to change out all the internals (magazine, ejector/extractor, springs, etc.) and even then I doubt if it would work. There are places that still sell 16ga shells online.

Dave McC
August 15, 2007, 09:04 PM
All 16 were built on the same frame as the 12s. Early 20s were also.

Not realistic to try changing the gauge, easier.cheaper to buy a new 12 gauge.

16 gauge ammo is around, shoot this in memory of your Dad.