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eggie
December 22, 2000, 12:33 PM
does anyone have any info on the 870 copys made in china thanks for any info you can give

Dave McC
December 22, 2000, 01:55 PM
It's an excellent design, made of dubious materials by slaves in the world's largest remaining dictatorship. For various reasons, I'd rather see you get a US made shotgun, and used 870s are common and not terribly expensive...

cuerno de chivo
December 22, 2000, 02:29 PM
norinco made a great AK (56s, 84s, mak 90, etc). they definitely earned their rice bowl on them. my brothers sks has held up great as well.

no idea on the shotgun copies though. the used 870s that i find usually cost $100 more. but they are 'more workable' by smiths and can be converted to 3" from 2.75"

[Edited by cuerno de chivo on 12-22-2000 at 03:05 PM]

PJR
December 22, 2000, 06:36 PM
I've played with a couple of Norincos but not their 870 copy. I suppose it is like their 1911A copy. For the price you won't get one cheaper but are they quality goods? I recall being at the range when a Norinco M14 copy went south. It went from rifle to junk in an instant.

Each Norinco bought is one less gun sold to support a domestic industry and fellow countrymen.

Bennett Richards
December 22, 2000, 07:01 PM
Saw an 870 ChiCom copy at a gun show last week. Fit and finish were TERRIBLE.

DON'T support the Red Army. Buy a Remington

Ben

cuerno de chivo
December 23, 2000, 04:18 AM
Not buying SMITH and WESSON does the same thing. Importers are also domestic and hire fellow countrymen.

At least Norinco goes politically correct only when forced to by law, unlike Remington.

Do a search on 'Chinese 870'. I remember a posts that referenced a gunzine review. Not that I would consider a gunzine any better than a used car salesman. Gunzines are even enamored with Remington's built in gun locks.