View Full Version : 870 Sidesaddle Removal

July 19, 2002, 07:48 AM
Can a sidesaddle be removed from an 870, by one who is not mechanically gifted? Or should the removal be done only by a gunsmith?

If there were a trustworthy gunsmith nearby, I wouldn't even think of trying it myself. But getting the gun to a smith requires shipping by mail or driving a long distance, so I'm wondering if I might get factory pins from Remington and do it myself.

Any advice re whether or how to do this will be greatly appreciated.

Dave McC
July 19, 2002, 08:36 AM
If you got it on, you can get it off w/o trauma.

What happened to the old pins?

July 19, 2002, 10:44 AM
The sidesaddle was installed by a gunsmith to whom I mailed the gun for that and other modifications. He kept the original pins.

Since I didn't get it on myself, might I have unanticipated problems getting it off without messing it up? I notice in the 870 INSTUCTION BOOK that the pins are call "trigger plate pin"s. 'Wouldn't want to do anything to adversely affect the trigger....

Denny Hansen
July 19, 2002, 10:49 AM
The pins don't actually contact the trigger, but rather hold the entire trigger/lifter assembly in place. When you get new pins simply unscrew the ones hoding the SideSaddle and push the new pins in. Simple operation.


July 19, 2002, 11:19 AM
Thanks, Dave & Denny.

July 19, 2002, 11:32 AM
Thanks, Dave & Denny.

July 21, 2002, 02:54 AM
Anybody know the Brownell's number for those pins?


Al Thompson
July 21, 2002, 04:50 AM
If they are indeed trigger plate pins, the numbers are:

#767-206-010 20601 front
#767-206-060 20606 rear

Price is $3.93 each....