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Old July 19, 2002, 06:43 PM   #1
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Chinese 870 clones?

At a recent gun show, one table had several Chinese-made clones of the Remington 870 HD. Didn't examine them very closely, but externally they looked like dead ringers for the real McCoy. Anyone have any experience with these?
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Old July 19, 2002, 07:16 PM   #2
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I can think of two reasons to not get a communist Chinese 870 copy.

Really good used real 870 for less.

The Communist Chinese army doesn't need my money.

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Old July 19, 2002, 10:02 PM   #3
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I agree with Sam, about a year ago I bought a used 870 Express for $169. I like saving money but sometimes you have to draw the line.
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Old July 20, 2002, 04:37 AM   #4
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Used 870 beaters are neither scarce nor expensive.They may look rough but will work longer than we will.

Politics and human rights concerns aside, questionable metallurgy and a warranty that may be little more than a joke make these clones not the best deal.
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Old July 20, 2002, 11:41 AM   #5
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I looked at one of these Chi-com copies at a gun show. Didn't get past the muzzle - it looked like it had been cut and finished with a dull hack saw! If they can't figure out how to finish the end of barrel, I shudder to think what they might be like inside. Cheap doesn't always equate with a good buy.
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