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AR FUN
May 22, 2010, 08:10 PM
Have any of you guys replace the forend tube assembly on an 870 Wingmaster before? The serial number is a V Number V. The end of the tube has broken off in end of the action bars. Is this brazed in? How can a guy go about replacing and should this be left to a much more experienced smith. I have rebuilt actions and receivers before staking and replacing parts. This a gun with sentimental value and would like to repair myself if possible.

Thanks

Greg

Scorch
May 23, 2010, 01:54 AM
The forend tube is very easy to replace, and the parts are available from Numrich. Remove the barrel, remove the trigger group, remove the bolt carrier, slide the forend tube off the mag tube, remove the nut with a spanner, remove the forearm, then reassemble in reverse order. The forearm nut is staked, but just give it a twist and the staking is gone. Use LocTite when reassembling, it works better than staking.

AR FUN
May 23, 2010, 06:59 AM
I appreciate the information. I will give it a try.

Thanks Again

Greg

dksac2
May 27, 2010, 10:41 PM
A good tig welder or someone who is very good with a wire welder can re attach the action rods.
I've done more than a few with a wire welder.
Clean up any slag with a Dremel tool and use cold blue on it.
This way you keep your original parts.
Keep the weld small. You might still have to take a little wood out of the forend for a good fit.

Best Regards, John K