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Old March 7, 2010, 02:09 AM   #1
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Remington 870, 1950 Value?

I was digging around my gun closet and came across my granfather's old 870. By serial # matching I found that it was made in 1950 and is the standard model. It is in good condition, 1 scratch on the left ejector rod. I have heard that a 5 number serial is important. What is this gun worth?

I haven't shot the gun because it has a full choke barrel. Hard to do with skeet. I know, "If I really want a challenge" ...
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Old March 7, 2010, 10:06 AM   #2
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As an heirloom it's priceless. As a used 870, I don't know that it's worth more than any other used Wingmaster in similar condition. As a first year of production gun it might be a bit of a novelty but I don't know if that affects prices, or how much.

Your grandfather was an early adaptor, though!

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Old March 7, 2010, 01:48 PM   #3
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Field grade 870s of very early vintage have little collector value even in near new condition. The upscale versions do have some.

There's a 5 digit 870 here. It's rather modified from original and it's been mine since 1959. The nigh new 1955 870 here I call Number Six may have a bit more value, but as a 2 3/4" only gun I was able to get it for $178 out the door about 5 years back.

That one came with a 30" Fuller choke goose barrel. I've installed a new LC barrel with tubes and done some stock adjustment. It's a shooter.

Treasure your heritage 870. Get a new barrel and go shooting.....
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Old March 7, 2010, 07:13 PM   #4
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Thanks Guys,

Just wondering about the value. Never sat down and actually thought about the heritage bit. Won a few trap matches with it when I was in highschool.

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