16 gauge conversion to 12 gauge 870

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Fowlplay1950
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16 gauge conversion to 12 gauge 870

Post by Fowlplay1950 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:17 pm

I am curious if a 16 gauge 870 can be converted to a 12 gauge and if so if it would be practical.

Chilly
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Re: 16 gauge conversion to 12 gauge 870

Post by Chilly » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:04 pm

Im thinking youll need shell latches, bolt, barrel. Almost certain everything else is the same.

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Re: 16 gauge conversion to 12 gauge 870

Post by Fowlplay1950 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:44 pm

Thanks Chilly, I did notice the shell ejection port opening is smaller on the 16 gauge than 12. Also noticed a 12 gauge shell will go almost all the way in the magazine feed but gets hung up just before going all the way in. Figure some metal would have to be removedfust inside of the receiver where it meets the magazine. The shell ejection port on receiver is just a little to small for 12 gauge shell so would have to be opened up some.

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Re: 16 gauge conversion to 12 gauge 870

Post by Chilly » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:55 pm

Huh. Would have figured theyd use the same ejection port. Well now we know. Thanks for the follow-up and correction, if for no other reason than to keep the interweb error-free. :D

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Re: 16 gauge conversion to 12 gauge 870

Post by Fowlplay1950 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:00 am

You would have thought the receiver was machined the same on the 16 and 12 gauge, however it looks like they were machined differently.

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Re: 16 gauge conversion to 12 gauge 870

Post by bigblue » Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:43 pm

I converted a 12 gauge to 16 gauge . Only difference between the two are barrel , rt and left shell latches ,ejector and bare bolt all bolt parts and receiver , stocks interchange . Going the other way should be no problem. The 16 is worth more money buy a 12 it would be cheaper for sure

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