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gunsnrovers
04-12-2005, 7:30 PM
Picked up my new used 870 today.

It's a January 1979 2 3/4" Wingmaster from the Sacramento Police Department. Guts are very clean. Finish is worn from handling and the barrel has a nick or two near the muzzle, but not the crown. A quick hit with some sand paper removed the high spots.

Came with brand new Remington synthetic hardware. I popped on a Wilson 1 round extension and a CQB sling. Most likely going to change to a Surefire Picatinny rail and a La Rue LED light. Also going to change the front bead out to a large white/ivory one. The current bead is a bit mashed. Not going to add a side saddle. The light will add all the weight I want. I'm defending my house and property, not the Mexican border.

Function is great. Going to test fire this weekend to see how it prints.

Not the deal of the century, but I'm happy. Just something ironic and appealing to buying a shotgun from the police department of the city housing our pathetic state government that seems to do its damndest to remove all firearms from our state.

Parkerizing has gone a bit funky. Matte grey in unexposed areas, but a green/brownish tint on exposed and handled surfaces. Odd. http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

http://www.suckasstheatre.com/gunpics/sac870.jpg
http://www.suckasstheatre.com/gunpics/sac870markings.jpg

gunsnrovers
04-12-2005, 7:30 PM
Picked up my new used 870 today.

It's a January 1979 2 3/4" Wingmaster from the Sacramento Police Department. Guts are very clean. Finish is worn from handling and the barrel has a nick or two near the muzzle, but not the crown. A quick hit with some sand paper removed the high spots.

Came with brand new Remington synthetic hardware. I popped on a Wilson 1 round extension and a CQB sling. Most likely going to change to a Surefire Picatinny rail and a La Rue LED light. Also going to change the front bead out to a large white/ivory one. The current bead is a bit mashed. Not going to add a side saddle. The light will add all the weight I want. I'm defending my house and property, not the Mexican border.

Function is great. Going to test fire this weekend to see how it prints.

Not the deal of the century, but I'm happy. Just something ironic and appealing to buying a shotgun from the police department of the city housing our pathetic state government that seems to do its damndest to remove all firearms from our state.

Parkerizing has gone a bit funky. Matte grey in unexposed areas, but a green/brownish tint on exposed and handled surfaces. Odd. http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

http://www.suckasstheatre.com/gunpics/sac870.jpg
http://www.suckasstheatre.com/gunpics/sac870markings.jpg

ivanimal
04-12-2005, 8:04 PM
very nice I have a little older one I bought in 76 the action on those older guns is too smooth! I hope you like yours as much as I like mine. What is the choke on your barrel? Mine is full. I understand that you can have them reamed and tapped to accept screw in chokes. I also have been told no steel shot for these older tubes. I dont use mine for anything but upland game birds anymore. It is my second favorite weapon. I sure like yours, it has a lot of personality. Good find.

gunsnrovers
04-12-2005, 8:28 PM
It's a cylinder bore 20" barrel. Typical police riot gun. It is smooth.

I also have a very clean Wingmaster from 1950 (first year of production). Very slick action and trigger. That gun has a 30" full tube and a 20" rifle sighted cylinder bore tube.

ivanimal
04-12-2005, 8:39 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I also have a very clean Wingmaster from 1950 (first year of production). Very slick action and trigger. That gun has a 30" full tube and a 20" rifle sighted cylinder bore tube. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://www.calguns.net/bow.gif I love those guns!