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April 23, 2009, 09:35 PM
I have a Remington .410 gauge, 870, produced in the early 1970's. The stock is split in the wrist due to an accident. It is of high gloss as were a lot of Remingtons in that era. Can anyone offer any advice on the best route to replace the stock with the original finish/look? Tried an aftermarket stock from a supplier but it was way off on color and the quality of wood was pitiful (grain) even though it was new. It couldn't have been refinished to match the forend. I'm told that the stock off of a Remington 1100 or 870 in the 20 gauge are interchangable with the .410. Can anyone verify if this is correct? Any other advice/suggestions are appreciated.
April 23, 2009, 10:10 PM
I can't help much on the stock. My father plays with west system epoxy and did a great job fixing my marlin 336 stock that was in 3 pieces after an auto accident. BTW it is a .410 bore or caliber not "gauge"...
April 23, 2009, 10:20 PM
I have no personal experience to know if 20 Ga will interchange with 28/410 stocks,I have never ran into your problem. However the part numbers for 28/410 stock assembly are different than for 20/16/12 stock assembly. This would tend to indicate to me "no they will not interchange".
Have you contacted Remington for a replacement stock?
Also their are 3 different finishes on 870 stocks, make sure you indicate which you have.
Good Luck & Be Safe
April 23, 2009, 10:20 PM
1-800-243-9700 x 2409
Most parts from the old and new 870s are interchangable, I would guess that the stock is among them.
April 24, 2009, 05:28 PM
Thank you for the info and contacts.
April 24, 2009, 06:06 PM
If its a gun you want to keep - it would be better to replace the stock and the forend / and finish them however you want. A lot of the wood offered by Remington - is not that impressive in terms of grain / but there are a number of places that will sell you whatever you want ( and lighten your check book accordingly ).
Once you decide on wood - the finish I like is Chem Pak's "Pro Custom Gun Oil Finish" - sold thru Brownells. I usually buy the gloss / and then knock it down a little with wet-dry paper to a satin. You can stain the wood with whatever you like of course. They call this finish an " Oil " - but its really not / its a Tung Oil and Urethane mixture that builds up / and gives a good
"deep" and durable finish. Here is a link to Brownells - where I buy it.
I've used it many times on a number of my older Browning O/U's ( its better than their stock finish, in my opinion ). It does require some patience - and a clean area to dry with no dust / or you'll have to strip it off and do it again one layer at a time. 6 layers is about right / it takes me a good month do it right - letting it dry and harden between coats and some gentle sanding in between.
April 24, 2009, 08:38 PM
A Remington 760 rifle stock will fit for sure. I am not positive, but the 742 rifle stock may fit as well. I do not think the 870 20ga stock will fit.
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