Which caliber 870 do I have?

Remington 870 Repair and Gunsmithing.
Post Reply
Jerry
Newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:08 pm

Which caliber 870 do I have?

Post by Jerry » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:17 pm

Hi there...

I have an 870 that my dad gave me in 1966 (I think).. Early on due to work circumstances (it's a long story) I lost the barrel. I just had the receiver refinished as I want to pass it onto my son.. I remembered it being a 20 gauge. Took it to Gander Mtn and they are sure it's a 16 gauge (first they thought it was a 12 gauge). Neither the 12 or 20 barrels they had fit on it.
The serial number on the receiver is 894909x.
Before I spend $230 on a barrel that may or may not fit can someone give me clarity on this?

The stock and receiver look absolutely beautiful.. I don't want to screw this up..

Thanks so much..

Jerry

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

Re: Which caliber 870 do I have?

Post by Synchronizor » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:39 am

That's a 20ga serial number, but it's one of the older large-frame 20ga guns, from back when 12, 16, & 20ga 870s were all built on the same receiver size. That's why the new 20ga barrels you tried didn't fit; they were meant for the current 20ga models that use the same small receiver size as 28ga & .410 870s.

Trapguy
New Shotgunner
Posts: 11
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:34 pm

Re: Which caliber 870 do I have?

Post by Trapguy » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:54 pm

Probably the most expensive replacement barrel. I had to buy another gun to get the barrel I wanted

User avatar
Scorpion8
Guru Shotgunner
Posts: 433
Joined: Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:17 pm
Location: SE-AK

Re: Which caliber 870 do I have?

Post by Scorpion8 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:44 pm

Trapguy wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:54 pm
Probably the most expensive replacement barrel. I had to buy another gun to get the barrel I wanted.
Ah, but you can sell the receiver/stock portion to recoup some of your cost. Glad you found the barrel.
Retired USN
NRA Life ; NAHC Life
Pain heals, chicks dig scars.....glory -- lasts forever!

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest