The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Dave McCracken Memorial Shotgun Forum

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 29, 2013, 07:37 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: February 26, 2013
Posts: 5
Is it normal to see wear on a new 870 express?

I've been looking for an 870 express for a while. Walmart sells one that they call 870 express tactical. It doesn't have ghost ring sites, but it is only 347. I noticed some war on the extractor/ejector cover. I could see some clean metal. I know this is normal for a used gun, but I was wondering if it is normal to see it on a brand new one. They also had the Pardner pump tactical for 200. Would this be a good choice? I read that it is an 870 replica.
fronty is offline  
Old March 29, 2013, 08:40 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: September 19, 2008
Posts: 4,678
IMO, it's not normal for a NIB gun, but what I would expect for a display gun that prospective customers handle & operate/cycle - the kind I ask for either a display gun discout on, or a back room new stock replacement.

IDK what that retail outlet's normal selling price for the Express is, but FWIW, the price you're quoting may be a reduced price for a display place.

PetahW is offline  
Old March 29, 2013, 09:54 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: May 6, 2012
Location: Southeast Texas
Posts: 1,670
I would get the Remington before the Pardner, even in its given condition. However, no that is not normal wear for a new gun.

I will also add, that you posted this in the bolt, lever and pump action rifle forum, not shotgun.
allaroundhunter is offline  
Old March 29, 2013, 10:03 AM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: February 26, 2013
Posts: 5
Thanks for the help. I didn't even notice the forum. I'm still debating it, but it will probably be gone soon. These are hard to come by around here.
fronty is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:06 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.04749 seconds with 9 queries