View Full Version : Does the Rem 870 20 gauge have the same size frame as the 12 gauge

October 25, 2005, 05:41 PM
Or is it smaller? If it is smaller does any one know the weight difference between the two? Thanks Jerry

October 25, 2005, 09:51 PM
Check out this webpage, it has the info you need...the 20 gauge is lighter and I think (but I am not sure) that it is not the same receiver.


October 25, 2005, 09:53 PM
It is NOT the same reciever.

Dave McC
October 26, 2005, 03:31 AM
Early 16 and 20 gauge 870s were all built on the 12 gauge frame. Later ones were made on the smaller receiver used today. Changeover occurred in the early 60s, IIRC.

October 26, 2005, 08:25 AM
I'm not sure when Remington dropped the 20 gauge on the 12 gauge frame but I have a 20 gauge Remington 870 Skeet that was made in 1978 that is on the 12 gauge frame.

October 26, 2005, 05:20 PM
Thanks Jerry