View Full Version : Rem 870 to Clip Feed
December 26, 2001, 08:39 PM
Has anyone here converted a Remington 12 ga model 870 to a clip feed ?
Rather that re-invent the wheel, would you share whot you found and did to make the clip conversion.
Why are there no clip feed pump shotguns available on the market ?
December 26, 2001, 10:29 PM
Sounds like a lot of work to do that conversion. However, there is a Russian (IZH I think) that markets a mag fed semi-auto. The action looks kind of like an AK style. I found it interesting because you could keep magazines with different loads in them for different situations.
December 26, 2001, 10:42 PM
Where have you seen the Russian Semi Auto Clip Fed Shotgun advertised.
Do you remember the price.
December 27, 2001, 12:50 AM
don't recall the price, looked good, but heard it had reliability problems. That's second hand.
PRice "MIGHT" have been around $750. I could be wrong.
December 29, 2001, 01:13 AM
I guess never say never, but I think it would be close to impossible to convert the 870 to a clip feed. At least it would cost as much as the 870. I think it would require removal of a lot of metal inside the receiver, plus reworking of the trigger group. And that assumes that you could find suitable magazines. I would assume that the normal 2-3 round magazines would not do, or you would be content with the tube. I don't know off hand of any 10 round or more shotgun mags that could be adapted.
December 29, 2001, 04:11 AM
Its not impossible to convert the 870. There is a drum magazine and or box magazine available for Mossbergs and soon to be available for Rem 870s from Knoxx Industries.
There are no clip fed shotguns. However there are a few magazine fed pump/auto shotguns.
There are the IZH series of box magazine fed shotguns, which I believe are now discontinued, but available. IZH MP-131K and IZH-81. Prices are usually $275 to $400.
There is also the Valtro box magazine fed pump guns, which run around $325-450.
The SAS semi-automatic box fed shotguns are usually $225.
Centerfire systems has similar Chinese box-fed semi-autos with ghost ring sights for around $299.
Don't forget the SAIGA AK 12,20, and .410 ga semi-auto shotguns with box mags. $179 to $299
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