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August 10, 2006, 06:00 PM
is there any difference in a remington 870p 18 barrel or a remington hd 18 /cylinder bore barrel /does remington make a 18 cylinder bore bead sight non police barrel or are they all the same

August 10, 2006, 06:08 PM
There is a difference.

The Police guns have the detent spring and plunger on the barrel support ring.
The NON-extended magazine Express does not have the detent, since it's designed to work with the new style magazine spring and magazine cap retention system.

The Express with the extended magazine does have the detent spring and plunger.

There are also other differences.
The Express barrels have a dull black blued finish, and have a rougher, less polished bore.
I "think" that Express barrels are made in two pieces, with the barrel brazed into a separate barrel extension and locking lug unit at the rear.

Police barrels are one piece, with a finely polished bore and a parkerized finish.

Remington does sell a standard Express 18" barrel with a bead sight. You'll have to contact them for ordering details.

August 10, 2006, 06:20 PM
+ police is IC (improved cylinder), express is cylinder

August 10, 2006, 06:20 PM
i ordered a remington standard 18 express bead sight cylinder bore /from a local gun shop 5 miles down the road/ i mean they ordered it for me said it would be there in 4 or 5 days with tax they charged me $125 even. i guess that aint to bad/ i didnt want mess with shipping