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Old November 24, 2007, 06:32 PM   #1
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Good deal or no for 870

I picked up an 870 today for what I felt was a good deal. $200 & it looks like new. There is a couple marks on the slide & 1 scratch on the stock near the butt/shoulder pad, nothing deep just a slight mark. Other then that it is clean. It does have a 28" barrell & a raised sight rail.

Good deal or no???
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Old November 24, 2007, 06:59 PM   #2
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Wingmaster or Express model?

In either case, that's a good price.
If it's a Wingmaster, it's a steal.
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Old November 24, 2007, 07:13 PM   #3
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not sure. It would most likely say it on there correct? Or is there a marking or style difference?

I have to pick it up from the dealer yet so I wont know until then.
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Old November 24, 2007, 07:20 PM   #4
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It would most likely say it on there correct?
Yes, it will say it on the left side of the reciever.
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Old November 24, 2007, 07:23 PM   #5
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IIRC all express models have a kind of bumpy plastic type finish, and $200 would be an O.K. price but not stellar.

$200 for a Blued model with screw in choke tubes and a nice wood stock, would be stellar.
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Old November 24, 2007, 08:16 PM   #6
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it does have a real wood stock, not plastic or bumpy feeling at all. Th only part that has any bumps is the engraving/design on the stock & forend/grip. Eitherway it is a nice shotgun to me. Here is a picture of it from the remington website, it is an Express according to the site.

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Old November 24, 2007, 08:23 PM   #7
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You have a gun that will outlast you with minimum care. It is worth the money. Use it well and treat it like a member of the family. It will be there for you and treat you well.

You will never need another gun unless you have extra money someday and want to change to a semi or another configuration. Many a shooter has used a pump all their hunting/shooting life and passed it on to future generations.]

Happy shooting!!
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Old November 24, 2007, 09:03 PM   #8
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I wanted a pump since my father has a beretta semi, I like the semi's but something about the pump & the price called to me. Plus shooting skeet I like the pump better.
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Old November 25, 2007, 02:32 AM   #9
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You have a wonderful shotgun and you bought it at a more than fair price.

The local police supply depot has about 14 remington riot guns in various configurations for around 185 bucks with heavy wear. I've really been wanting one though......I may just have to get one....or have santa bring me one!
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Old November 25, 2007, 05:38 AM   #10
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Did you get the choke wrench with it? Your gun has Remchokes and you can change them out easily. I like the laminted wood, when I got my 870 Express, that wasn't offered, yet.

Keep the gun well oiled, the 870 Express develops surface rust easily and enjoy shooting it!
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Old November 25, 2007, 12:07 PM   #11
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an express model in 12 gauge for 200.00. used in the condition you described. i would say it was a good deal. how did it function? is it a magnum or 2 and 3/4 " shells only. i paid 275 for mine. guy said it was 5 years old. 870 express magnum with wood monte carlo stock, rifled barrel with sights and a scope on a b-square bracket . it was a bushnell 3.5-10x. the only problem i found later was no can put mag. extensions on. without modification. good luck and good shooting with it.
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Old November 25, 2007, 06:35 PM   #12
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with the oiling should that be both inside & outside on the barrell? What kind of wood maitenance should I do aswell?

1st shotgun I have owned, I have a few pistols but the mait: is different for everything.
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Old November 26, 2007, 04:05 AM   #13
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A light oiling inside the barrel cannot hurt it. The outside of the Rem870 is rusting up easily, so use a good rust inhibitor, like CLP or CorrosionX, on the surfaces, including around the vented rib.
The wood is pretty much maintenance free and the laminate is less prone to show scratches than hardwood.

That is indeed a nice gun for a very nice price. I have had three Rem870s, one I sold, one I gave to my son, and the last one I will hang on to like to dear life.
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Old November 26, 2007, 09:22 PM   #14
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brought the gun home today & cleaned it. I did put a little oil on the wood just to clean it from the dust that was built up on it from sitting in the shop so long. Really is a beautifull gun, can't wait to shoot it Friday.
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Old November 30, 2007, 10:04 AM   #15
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You not only got a good deal on the price, but it came pre-dinged/scratched, so you don't have to beat yourself up like you would have if you got it new! I think you bought the best pump made, IMO. I have been shooting mine for 33 years with NOT ONE problem. Hard to believe, I know, but true. They are that good.
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