Have a chance to buy older, restored Remington 870 Wingmaster
When I took my new S&W 642 to the gunsmith for a trigger job, they had a Remington 870 Wingmaster 12 gauge for sale. It is an older model (I didn't ask how old) but it is all metal and real wood. It has been fully restored by them inside and out. The only minor issues are they used the dull, matt finish bluing instead of the nice shiny type, but that's not a deal breaker for me.
The price is $400, but the proprietor told me to make him an offer, so I can get it cheaper. Plus, I can put it on "layaway" and make payments. It is for the gun only, no box, manual, etc. but they will give me a case.
However, I can get a brand new Mossberg with accessories or a new 870 with box and papers for that price or less. I've never owned a pump before, but want a respectable looking one I can use for both hunting and HD (with a change of barrel).
I'm going back to pick up my S&W 642 tomorrow, and want your advice before I decide to go for it or not?