View Full Version : 1976 Remmington 870 Wingmaster value?

March 25, 2009, 08:13 AM
Hey kids,

A detective investigator at my wife's county agency is offering to sell me his 1976 Remminton 870 12-gauge shotgun, with a 30" barrel and full choke. assuming it's in average to good condition, can you guys gander a guess at the value it might have?

I have no reason to assume it's in anything but good to great condition, based upon what I know about the guy.

Thanks in advance!! :D

March 25, 2009, 08:17 AM
Since I do not know these guns I would be willing to go 200 but might consider 250 and if it was an absolute JEWEL possibly 300 but no higher with the long barrel and fixed choke as I do not shoot in the activities needing that set up.

March 25, 2009, 10:19 AM
thanks! I already have a Moss 590 SP for HD and such, but thought this one would be cool for turkey hunting, etc. :)

March 25, 2009, 10:43 AM
The fact that it has a fixed Full Choke - devalues it these days. Without changeable screw in chokes - so you can use it to hunt a variety of game from Quail to waterfowl, and use it on a variety of clay target games like Skeet, Trap and Sporting Clays .... its worth about $ 200.

To send it to either Briley or Kolar - and have it threaded for chokes - will cost you about $ 300. There are gunsmiths accross the country that will do it for $50 - but you have to be careful that its done right, so there are no problems.

March 25, 2009, 10:54 AM
In terms of barrel length - the "standard" barrel for most "field pump guns" is 28" - some people find a 30" barrel a little long and nose heavy. Personally, I like the 30" barrel because it gives me a longer sight plane ( for a relatively light gun, around 7 1/2 lbs, vs a "target gun" which I like around 8 1/2 lbs ).

You can buy another barrel for the Wingmaster - with screw in chokes - but honestly its going to cost you about $ 300.

I think a new Wingmaster is listing for about $ 700 / selling for around $600 these days / a comparable gun, in my opinion, is the Browning BPS pump gun, like the Hunter model - 28" or 30" barrels is listing for $ 569 and average street price is probably around $ 500. New - both guns have good clean actions, screw in chokes, etc

March 25, 2009, 11:04 AM
I would go as high as $350 depending on the condition. It's a real wingmaster, they sell for big bucks new. Those old ones have great blueing and I like the 30" full choke barrel. you can easily buy another barrel if you don't like it.

March 25, 2009, 12:11 PM
thanks for all the replies gents. he is putting it in the wife's car some lunchtime soon, so, I will be able to check out the condition shortly. :cool:

March 25, 2009, 11:47 PM
I'll buy an 870 anytime I see one. Great firearm and parts are out there.