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Old March 1, 2010, 10:56 PM   #1
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870 cop gun question

Got a question about my 870 police shotgun. History: Bought this gun used in about 1983, from a fellow officer. Basic cop shotgun, 20in., rifle sights. Came with a bunch of accessories, most of which have long been traded to people who didn't have any idea what a 12 gauge slug fired from the shoulder would do to your face when fired with a Rem. factory folding stock I handled many shotguns during the 15 years I spent on the job. Winchesters, Remingtons, HiStandards, S&Ws, Mossbergs, and Ithicas and with the exception of one of the Ithicas and my Remington, they all had one thing in common. They were Cylinder bore. One of the Ithicas had a modified bore ( which I have read is not all that uncommon) and my Remington, which has a Full choke. I have looked at , literally, dozens of Rem. 870 police guns and have never handled another with a full choke barrel...So the question is: anybody else own or know of a full choke Rem. cop gun or have I just been living in a dark place for too long?
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Old March 2, 2010, 02:20 AM   #2
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Ithaca.There is only one "I" in Ithaca.
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Old March 2, 2010, 02:33 AM   #3
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I have never heard of such a thing......

in a fixed choke, rifle sighted bbl.

Is it possible that a full choked, bead sighted, plain bbl was cut, and a set of rem sights added (professionally) later?
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Old March 2, 2010, 09:13 AM   #4
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in a fixed choke, rifle sighted bbl.

Is it possible that a full choked, bead sighted, plain bbl was cut, and a set of rem sights added (professionally) later?
In my option, if the barrel WAS cut, it would no longer have a choke restriction.

I also have never seen a TRUE 870 Police scattergun barrel in full choke. Have you actualy checked the bore restriction, or are you reading the barrel markings?

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Old March 2, 2010, 09:20 AM   #5
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If you measure the bore diameter with a caliper and it turns out smaller than .729" or thereabouts, I'd be surprised. Not going to say it's impossible, but it's a pretty rare bird if it's factory.


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Old March 2, 2010, 09:55 AM   #6
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Original barrel?
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Old March 3, 2010, 12:19 AM   #7
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First to xm21: It didn't look right when I wrote it. My bad. Ithaca not Ithica

Next, Barrel appears to be original, With period Remington sights. It is marked with a "F" and when checked with my guage it is not the tightest full choke I have ever seen but is certainly is atleast tighter than IM (improved mod). Don't have a caliper handy so will have to get back on the exact measurement.

Anyway, thanks to all who replied. GB in WY
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