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gunsnrovers
12-08-2009, 2:26 PM
First is a 1979 Sacramento PD Wingmaster. Picked this up a few years ago. Rack worn, but shot little. Came with a POS plastic furniture, no finish, and worn springs. A trip to Mac's Shootin' Irons for a face lift, a new spring kit, Wilsons +1 extension, the forcing cone was extended, and a Meprolight front bead brought it up to speed. Newly acquired walnut furniture topped things off nicely.
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k158/mrbieler/sac_pd_870_1.jpg

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k158/mrbieler/sac_pd_870_2.jpg

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k158/mrbieler/sac_pd_870_3.jpg
I was foolishly tempted to sell it for the $400 I have into it, but after all the low ball bids and the realization that I couldn't replace it with a new Wingmaster in as nice a condition for the same $ reminded me that it was one I should keep and shoot.

Next is a early 1950's Wingmaster I picked up for a song. Came with the original 30" tube and I found this 20" 1960's tube for $75 on eBay a long time ago. New springs and a new shoulder pad along with having the forcing cone extended made this into a reliable shooter.
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k158/mrbieler/wingmaster_1.jpg

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k158/mrbieler/wingmaster_2.jpg

The actions on these older Wingmasters is simply glass smooth.:D

Black Majik
12-08-2009, 2:31 PM
Damn! I'm diggin' the new look on that PD trade in. Glad you're keeping it. :cool2:

There are something about old Wingmasters which are just lustful. New Wingmasters just simply don't compare.

OneApart
12-08-2009, 2:32 PM
Very nice man! I am actually looking for something similar:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=247529

Nice find.

gunsnrovers
12-08-2009, 2:33 PM
Damn! I'm diggin' the new look on that PD trade in. Glad you're keeping it. :cool2:

There are something about old Wingmasters which are just lustful. New Wingmasters just simply don't compare.

Yeah. My wife kept saying, "You're going to regret selling that one". Glad I sometimes listen to her.;)

gunsnrovers
12-08-2009, 2:38 PM
Very nice man! I am actually looking for something similar:

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=247529

Nice find.

Good luck and keep an eye on the used gun racks. Shotguns rarely get shot out. Most just get put away wet and need some TLC.

Mike A
12-08-2009, 3:05 PM
Hard to imagine a better weapon for the average guy in a tight spot!

Bug Splat
12-08-2009, 3:08 PM
Very very nice. I was handed down my grandfathers Wingmaster from 1966. Its a 150 years anniversary edition. I got it with very little slide wear. Other then that the gun looked NIB. The wood is just flawless as is the bluing. The 870 is one hell of a design and will be around for ages much like the 1911. They are just beautiful reliable shotguns.