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Old April 6, 2000, 07:22 PM   #1
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I want to pick up a Rem. 870 Express this year to send a 20 gauge Browning A-5 in to semi-retirement now that they've stopped making them. I'd like something for hunting that I can also swap out an 18.5" barrel to use for home defense.

The last Remington catalog I saw seemed to suggest they only make an 18.5" barrel in 12 gauge. Does anyone know if Rem. or others make an 18.5" barrel for a 20 gauge 870? Or do I have to move up to a 12?

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Old April 7, 2000, 08:22 AM   #2
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remington has a 870 combo with 20 inch and 28 should be able to trade your gun for the combo and come out with less than you would if you had to buy a barrel they want almost 200 for the barrel
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Old April 7, 2000, 03:34 PM   #3
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If you don't mind another 1-1/2" of barrel I would consider the 870 Express Combo gun in either 12 or 20Gauge (Whichever you prefer). You can get one of those and it will come with a 26 or 28inch vent rib barrel with one Remchoke in it(usually Modified) and a rifle sighted 20inch barrel. Just be sure the rifle sighted barrel is a smoothbore so you can shoot buckshot/birdshot in it as well as slugs. This way, swap barrels and you can go small game hunting/sporting clays/trap/skeet/whatever else you want to do with the gun...........
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Old April 9, 2000, 12:00 PM   #4
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Captain, I've just added a new service in my shop. I fabricate mag extensions for the 870 20 ga as well as a few others. If you'd like details just e-mail me. George
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