View Full Version : $200 for a 870 Express

September 4, 2009, 04:16 PM
a guy at a local pawn wants 200 fira remington 870 12 GA its in good shape it just needs a good cleaning its an older one because it dosnt have that little J key safty on the safety what do yall think cuz im just gonna take it apart and rebuild it

September 4, 2009, 04:21 PM
Sounds like a great deal to me!

September 4, 2009, 06:17 PM
Pawn shops can be haggled. They have 100% markup. Offer them $150. It'll go home with you, IMO.

September 4, 2009, 07:31 PM
I just bought a new 870 super mag. express and it doesn't have the little j on the safety. what year did they come out with the j anyone know? I'd like to find out just what year model I bought. my manual shows the j and I wondered why mine didn't have it. Thanks! :)

September 4, 2009, 07:47 PM
They stopped putting the J lock in a year or two back. I bought a new one last year and it was post lock.

The safety isn't hard to swap out for a non-locking version if you want to. Parts only cost 3.25 from Midway.

September 4, 2009, 07:57 PM
I guess mine must be one of the newer ones then since it does not have the j lock. Thanks very much! :)

September 4, 2009, 08:05 PM
While we're talking 870's, I picked up my KY State Police trade in 870 today from my LGS. Bought it from Bud's a few days ago. While I was in the LGS, they had a nice older 870 Wingmaster with a 229.00 price tag on it. Looked to be a fixed Mod plain barrel. Did not ask to examine it closely so I can't give defnitives on it's condition, but if there's anyone local to the Burlington area of NC interested I'll PM you the shop's name. I'm good on 870's for a bit..........but if it's still there next week.........:D.

September 5, 2009, 09:40 AM
Not familiar with the Wingmasters but, have heard a lot of good about them! sure does sound like a good price. :)

September 5, 2009, 08:25 PM
Wingmasters are worth a lot more than the Express. They cost roughly three times what an Express cost new, and are worth it.