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Old March 23, 2000, 01:09 PM   #1
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How would I know if my 870P has the new style flexitab elevator? I don't want to buy the conversion kit, unless I absolutely have too. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old March 23, 2000, 02:24 PM   #2
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If the shell carrier is slotted, it's the new style. And they've been around for a while. If memory serves, I did mine in the early 90s or late 80s.
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Old March 23, 2000, 08:42 PM   #3
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The 870 manual doesn't mention how the flexi-tab is to be used. Anyone here tell me what it's for and how to use it? Thanx.
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Old March 24, 2000, 07:02 AM   #4
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The old style shell carrier(elevator) would allow a shell that was not quite far enough in the magazine to come back behind the carrier, tying up the weapon. It required either disassembly to clear it or a method of holding down the slide release while hammering the butt into a hard surface. Both took too much time. The flexitab stopped that.

No changes in procedures are required.
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