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Old 08-31-2010, 10:49 PM
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Default Price check on 1970 Remington 870 Wingmaster

I was offered a great looking Remington 870 Wingmaster that has an excellent shinny bluing, old style stock and a 18 inch barrel with rifle sights. Rifle is in excellent condition and has been checked out and found to be in fully operational condition. Whats price would you put on a rifle like this? Seller is asking $550.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:12 PM
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Sounds a little high to ME ... Check out Gunbroker and see what some of the folks are asking. Keep in mind a price isn't a deal until someone thinks it is !!
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Old 09-01-2010, 5:53 AM
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870 has been produced for so long and in so many configurations, hard to say without more info, but might be $50 - $100 high. Older versions had more work put into them, such as bluing, and seem to hold value better.

Also, it can get expensive buying one over the internet just like the one you have already here in hand.

You might also consult buyer price guides at any major book store or gun shop.

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Old 09-01-2010, 7:57 AM
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That's pretty high. I've bought used Wingmasters in the $375-$425 area, I've seen some for even slightly less, some slightly more.

There have been some really great deals on WMs here in the classfieds too.
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Old 09-01-2010, 8:14 AM
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WAY high.

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Old 09-01-2010, 9:37 AM
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A Wingmaster like that can be had for between $200 and $300 depending on the condition. There are over 10,000,000 of 870's out there and they are not collector items. They are working shotguns, either in the field or in a patrol car. this one is certainly not one of the higher end trap models as you said it has an 18" barrel. I would say even at perfect condition it is not worth over $300 and that is high. You can get a new P model for $550 with the same configureation as you have described. Which is what that weapon was. See the Wingmaster is now a Sporting gun and would have longer hunting or trap barrel. Today the 870 police is nothing but a Parkerized Wingmaster with different stock and a shorter barrel. So a big NO to this deal.
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Old 09-01-2010, 10:09 AM
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Big 5 had them on the ad for $300 new last month, Granted the older guns bring a premium, But Not that Much.. I feel he is WAY high.. Good Luck with your search, Jim
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the price is too high; perhaps you can make a counter offer to the seller.

i believe you could find the shotgun you described... on Gunbroker for around $300.00 to $350.00; i'm talking like new condition. you won't need much patience to find one either....

you can also do well on the forum here; may take a little patience... but they come up.

i recently did buy a 1965 Wingmaster on Gunbroker in new condition and there would be those that would frown at the $385.00 price i paid; i'm stoked with this shotgun and would do the deal again....

good luck with your search; don't get emotionally involved with the deal until after it's "a done deal."
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For me, an 870 has no intrinsic value. I would not pay more for a used one than I could get one new.
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Thanks guys for setting me straight on the price. I appreciate it.

Follow up question regarding shell size. Can a wingmaster receiver accept 3" shells? I was under the impression that the barrel is set to a specific size...say 2 3/4 cartridge. But if I was to replace the barrel with a different barrel that accepted 3" shells would the receiver accept the shells?
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Old 09-02-2010, 9:56 AM
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If the serial number ends in the letter "V" it is a 2 3/4" receiver. If the serial number ends in the letter "M" it is a 3" receiver.

So if you put a barrel that is chambered for 3" on a Wingmaster 2 3/4" receiver you can still only shoot 2 3/4" shells.
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