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Old March 22, 2005, 01:13 PM   #1
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i bought a shotgun

last night I went over to my local gun shop and looked at purchasing a shotgun, based on the suggestions of this board, I went with the Remington 870 wingmaster, used. It has a front red dot sight and the adjustable choke installed (the kind you twist to set the choke) I paid $250 for it. Being it's used and this is my first shotgun, is there anything I should look for before I crack out the pigeon thrower and start shooting?
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Old March 22, 2005, 01:31 PM   #2
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I would:
-make sure it's not loaded and the magazine is empty
-strip and visually inspect/clean/grease, as appropriate
-check to see if there's a magazine plug, if legally required where you are (the manual you can download from will explain how)
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Old March 22, 2005, 01:36 PM   #3
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-magazine plug for 2 shot in the magazine where necessary
-check if stock is loose, if, tighten before shooting as the stock could be broken
-steel shots could damage 3/4 and full choke, so the adjustable choke should be turned from no choke at all to 1/2
-have fun!!
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Old March 24, 2005, 08:53 AM   #4
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Completely strip it down. If anything can be disassambled, disassemble it. Then clean and oil all appropriate parts.
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