What problems have you experienced?

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What problems have you experienced?

Post by Hntbambi » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:35 pm

What issues or problems have you had with your 870?

While all of my 870s are older (1960, 1974, 1980, 1983, 1989), I have only experienced one issue and that was a broken firing pin back in 1981. The gun was made in 1960 and was a regularly used gun. I still have this gun and I am turning it into a home defense gun.

I have had to polish the chamber on 1 late version of the gun to get it to extract properly.

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Re: What problems have you experienced?

Post by RainMan_JH » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:13 am

My experience is fairly limited at this point as my 870 is the express model and only about two months old. With that being said I have put about 500 rounds through it at this point and the only problem I have had with it was 1 failure to eject. That happened within the first 50 rounds that I ever put through it so I have just written that off as part of the break in period.

I guess I should count myself lucky as I have not had any of the problems that I have heard about with some of the express models. My friends all own 870s of varying ages and swear by them. I personally don't think you can go wrong with this gun.

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