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Old February 25, 2000, 01:46 AM   #1
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Is there any trick to removing the forend tube assembly from the fore-end on a Remington 870? I cannot seem to get the fore-end tube nut to loosen up from the assembly. I wish to replace the walnut fore-end with a synthetic one. Thanks!
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Old February 25, 2000, 02:36 AM   #2
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Shamster,

You don't need to remove the magazine tube.

Of course you first start by making the gun safe. Then you...

1. Remove the barrel from the reciever.

2. Remove the bolt assembly from the reciever. You do this by holding the gun upside-down.(Sitting down on a chair with the trigger pointing up works best.) Slide the pump towards the reciever about 2 inches so the bolt unlocks and travels about 1 1/2 inches rearwards. With your thumb push the gate down and depress the thin sheet metal tab which sticks out slightly from the inside left sidewall of the reciever. This tab almost touches the follower. Once the tab is depressed you can slide the pump forearm/slide rails foward off the reciever. The manual has pictures on how to do this.

3. There is a large nut on the front end with two small slots retaining the forearm to the rails. Remove the nut and then the forearm.

4. Reassemble in reverse order.

Good luck.

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Old February 25, 2000, 06:23 AM   #3
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I am sending you the disassem/assem instructtion by separate email.

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Old February 25, 2000, 06:33 AM   #4
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The ones I've taken off were not too hard. Lacking the special tool, I stuck the tips of an old pair of needlenose pliers in the notches on that nut and loosened it that way.
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Old February 25, 2000, 01:59 PM   #5
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Mr. Nolden.... could I also get that sent to me??
 
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