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Old September 4, 2009, 04:16 PM   #1
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$200 for a 870 Express

a guy at a local pawn wants 200 fira remington 870 12 GA its in good shape it just needs a good cleaning its an older one because it dosnt have that little J key safty on the safety what do yall think cuz im just gonna take it apart and rebuild it
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Old September 4, 2009, 04:21 PM   #2
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Sounds like a great deal to me!
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Old September 4, 2009, 06:17 PM   #3
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Pawn shops can be haggled. They have 100% markup. Offer them $150. It'll go home with you, IMO.
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Old September 4, 2009, 07:31 PM   #4
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I just bought a new 870 super mag. express and it doesn't have the little j on the safety. what year did they come out with the j anyone know? I'd like to find out just what year model I bought. my manual shows the j and I wondered why mine didn't have it. Thanks!
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Old September 4, 2009, 07:47 PM   #5
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They stopped putting the J lock in a year or two back. I bought a new one last year and it was post lock.

The safety isn't hard to swap out for a non-locking version if you want to. Parts only cost 3.25 from Midway.
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Old September 4, 2009, 07:57 PM   #6
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I guess mine must be one of the newer ones then since it does not have the j lock. Thanks very much!
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Old September 4, 2009, 08:05 PM   #7
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While we're talking 870's, I picked up my KY State Police trade in 870 today from my LGS. Bought it from Bud's a few days ago. While I was in the LGS, they had a nice older 870 Wingmaster with a 229.00 price tag on it. Looked to be a fixed Mod plain barrel. Did not ask to examine it closely so I can't give defnitives on it's condition, but if there's anyone local to the Burlington area of NC interested I'll PM you the shop's name. I'm good on 870's for a bit..........but if it's still there next week..........
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Old September 5, 2009, 09:40 AM   #8
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Not familiar with the Wingmasters but, have heard a lot of good about them! sure does sound like a good price.
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Old September 5, 2009, 08:25 PM   #9
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Wingmasters are worth a lot more than the Express. They cost roughly three times what an Express cost new, and are worth it.
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