August 29, 2001, 09:42 PM
My grandpa has a few older 870's for sale( You know, when remington still made good guns ). The one that really caught my eye was a custom gun...a .410 built on a hybrid 20/12 ga. gun. The barrel is a 20 gauge that has been tubed to a .410. The frame is a 12 ga. wingmaster variety that has been modified to shoot the .410 shells ( magazine tube mods, ejector mods, etc. ).He told me the gun was built for a friend of his by a gunsmith with the last name of Purbaugh. He told me the gunsmith made tubes for over/unders years ago. I'm curious of any info you guys may have on this gun. I cycled dud .410 shells through the action and I couldn't believe it, but the darned thing fed from the magazine and ejected the empties forcefully everytime! I am actually interested in buying this gun, but would like to know the worth of this gun and if anybody knows anything about this gun. thanks everyone!