Yes, it's an addiction!

Tactical, combat, military, law enforcement and home defense use of a Remington 870 shotgun.
Post Reply
thunderstick
New Shotgunner
Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:55 am

Yes, it's an addiction!

Post by thunderstick » Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:21 pm

I currently have three 870s in my safe; 1969 20ga Wingmaster, 1977 12ga Wingmaster, and 1999 12ga Express super magnum, and down the road I will inherit my dad's 1951 12ga Wingmaster. I'm intrigued by the idea of having an 870 home defense shotgun but which one to convert? Thinking the 20ga is out because I'd want a 12. Don't want to convert the 1977.....it's a sweet gun! Don't want to convert the classic 1951. Don't want to convert the 1999 because I still hunt.

So the only solution is to buy another 870.......when four is not enough........thankfully my wife won't question it....

User avatar
Vitaly
Owner
Posts: 1211
Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:27 am

Re: Yes, it's an addiction!

Post by Vitaly » Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:14 am

The more I test different accessories the more I want to have a second shotgun :) I always wanted to have a Remington 870 Marine. Do you like it?
http://www.Rem870.com - Blog about the Remington 870 Shotgun

thunderstick
New Shotgunner
Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:55 am

Re: Yes, it's an addiction!

Post by thunderstick » Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:25 am

Definitely nice but then again, I like them all! I checked out my dad's 870 today as I'm still trying to confirm the age. The side of the barrel doesn't have 2 letters. It has PYY+ and then the serial number below it. When I enter just the first 2 letters into the serial number lookup on this site it says 1930 or 1974 and I know neither one is right. I emailed Remington a few weeks ago and haven't heard back. Guess I'll call customer service on Monday.

User avatar
Vitaly
Owner
Posts: 1211
Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:27 am

Re: Yes, it's an addiction!

Post by Vitaly » Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:17 am

It would be interesting to know what Remington tell you about your shotgun.
http://www.Rem870.com - Blog about the Remington 870 Shotgun

User avatar
Synchronizor
Elite Shotgunner
Posts: 3022
Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:04 am
Location: The Inland Northwest
Contact:

Re: Yes, it's an addiction!

Post by Synchronizor » Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:57 pm

Honestly, if you just get a short barrel, you could drop it onto any of your 12ga 870s and have an effective HD shotgun without any permanent modifications.
thunderstick wrote: checked out my dad's 870 today as I'm still trying to confirm the age. The side of the barrel doesn't have 2 letters. It has PYY+ and then the serial number below it. When I enter just the first 2 letters into the serial number lookup on this site it says 1930 or 1974 and I know neither one is right.
The "serial number" lookup on this site has issues.

Remington was using double year letters for barrel date codes during the first handful of years the 870 was being produced. A date code of PYY indicates June 1952.

thunderstick
New Shotgunner
Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:55 am

Re: Yes, it's an addiction!

Post by thunderstick » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:48 pm

I called Remington and provided them with the serial number and they also said it was a 1952. Oh well, one from the first year would have been cool but my dad's gun from 1952 is cool too! In addition, the serial number is on the barrel as well.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 2 guests