View Full Version : Where to buy 870 barrel?

November 28, 2008, 06:48 PM
I've checked several places online for a Rem 870 18'', all out of stock. Any one know?

Scattergun Bob
November 28, 2008, 07:34 PM
This is a place I look, they seem to alway have riot length barrels for 870. Have you checked into your local pawn and gun shops for used barrels?


Good Luck & Be Safe

November 28, 2008, 07:41 PM
You could always buy a used 28" barrel and cut it back to 18.5".... I have one for sale off an 870 Express for $100 plus shipping. :)

November 28, 2008, 07:46 PM
I agree with buying a longer barrel and cutting it down. I couldnt find a used 18" barrel for my 870 for under $100 including shipping.

Found a used non rib 28" barrel for $40 shipped........... promptly cut it down to the right length and its good to go, spent the saved $ on a synthetic stock set :)

November 28, 2008, 09:09 PM
PTK and Rmart30- Is there any special paper I need to be able to do that? Is it ok to cut the barrel down as long it is not shorter than the minimum non-NFA limits? Can my local gunsmith cut the barrel?

November 28, 2008, 09:10 PM
cheaperthandirt.com sells them, but i just looked and they are out of stock at the moment of the express finish for $109.03,not sure on the wingmaster finish.

brownells should have them too.

barrel exchange is $135.00 but from the looks of the listing it has the wingmaster finish. the shortest expres model they have in 12 ga. is a 21" rem choked vr for $175.00. i'm planning on buying that one in another month or 2.

November 28, 2008, 10:11 PM
Check with your local gunsmiths and see if they have any barrels laying around.

Scattergun Bob
November 28, 2008, 11:11 PM
No this is no NFA paperwork necessary as long as you meet regs.

"A short barreled shotgun is any shotgun (which is defined as a
shoulder fired, smooth bore firearm) with a barrel of less than 18"
or an overall length of less than 26", or any weapon made from a
shotgun falling into the same length parameters."

Yes, your local can cut the barrel, install a new front sight, and verify center. Remember that your cut barrel will be cyl bore.

Good Luck & Be Safe

November 29, 2008, 01:24 AM
Thanks Bob!

November 29, 2008, 10:00 AM
Midway has 20 inch express bbls with rifle sights and an IC choke for 125.99.Cheaper than dirt has 18.5 inch bbls. with the goofy ported crenelated strike muzzle and a front bead for 159.97.Both of these catalogs came in the mail yesterday so they should be in stock.