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youngAR
01-24-2011, 20:31
Does anybody have an 870 with wood furniture along with an extended mag, ghost ring sights, side saddle, etc.? If so, I'd like to see pics. I've got some walnut furniture enroute and intend on adding an extended mag among some other "tactical" parts. Really just want to see some pics!

steel
01-25-2011, 10:32
Here is my 870 Police Magnum. I shortened the LOP approx. 1", polished the bead, rounded of the edge of the grip (so when I sling it African-style, muzzle down, it doesn't dig into my back), and polished out the chamber and mag tube. It came with the factory +2 extension. The sling is a modified USGI sling (metal hardware removed so it doesn't rattle and/or make any noise) attached to Uncle Mike's mil-spec swivels. I've messed with buttcuffs and sidesaddles, but they weigh it down and make it kind of clumsy. I like it simple, light, sleek and fast. I might put a light on the front end, I don't know. I really believe in the KISS principal.

http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu266/iuki1234/018.jpg

http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu266/iuki1234/024.jpg

http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu266/iuki1234/020.jpg

The bead is actually a lot shinier than the picture shows. It's highly polished and really stands out well.

Here it is before I modified the grip and sling:

http://i654.photobucket.com/albums/uu266/iuki1234/Collection/DSC02747.jpg

mac66
01-25-2011, 14:04
Steel,

Your shotgun is exactly right. I don't see why people hang all kinds of "tactical" crap on their guns when all you need is a basic, simple shotgun to take care of business.

B Coyote
01-25-2011, 17:26
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb71/arvg1/th_870PandSneakyBag006.jpg (http://s206.photobucket.com/albums/bb71/arvg1/?action=view&current=870PandSneakyBag006.jpg)

My 870P

bc

David_Ely
01-25-2011, 20:41
I have a standard 870 Express with a Scattergun Technologies enlarged safety, a XS Big Dot front bead on a Mossberg made 18.5" Cylinder Bore barrel and a Tac-Star 4 round side saddle carrier. It will get the job done.

youngAR
01-25-2011, 23:38
Very nice fellas. I can't wait to get my walnut furniture in. I'd really like to add an extended mag from Grizzly Custom. They're made from solid bar stock and don't use the clamp like most mags.

-gunut-
01-26-2011, 01:54
I wish I could find some of that police furniture at a decent price!

minnshooter
01-26-2011, 06:49
Here is my super-duper tactical 870 Wingmaster-
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c364/minnesotashooter/IMG_1338.jpg

Kevin

steel
01-26-2011, 07:51
Very nice fellas. I can't wait to get my walnut furniture in. I'd really like to add an extended mag from Grizzly Custom. They're made from solid bar stock and don't use the clamp like most mags.

If you use a +2 extension, use some form of clamp no matter what. The weak link is where the extension screws onto the tube. If the extension snags on something, and it bends, it could damage the tube, in which case you'll be sending your gun back to Remington for repair. Also, if you veer away from the factory extension, take a serious look at the Wilson +2 extension. Personally, I've used the factory extensions for over 20 years (I have another 870 with one as well), and they work great. I am very, very leery about after market stuff - I've had a lot of bad experiences - and there are very few aftermarket parts I like. The Wilson +2 extension is GTG.

J.D. McGuire is a Remington factory armorer: http://www.aiptactical.com/

He really knows his stuff. If he's not using the factory extension, he's using the Wilson.

youngAR
01-26-2011, 10:21
If you use a +2 extension, use some form of clamp no matter what. The weak link is where the extension screws onto the tube. If the extension snags on something, and it bends, it could damage the tube, in which case you'll be sending your gun back to Remington for repair. Also, if you veer away from the factory extension, take a serious look at the Wilson +2 extension. Personally, I've used the factory extensions for over 20 years (I have another 870 with one as well), and they work great. I am very, very leery about after market stuff - I've had a lot of bad experiences - and there are very few aftermarket parts I like. The Wilson +2 extension is GTG.

J.D. McGuire is a Remington factory armorer: http://www.aiptactical.com/

He really knows his stuff. If he's not using the factory extension, he's using the Wilson.

I think I'll go with a +1 extension. I'm pretty leary about aftermarket items as well but Grizzly Custom is good to go. I had a 1911 built by them and it was a tank.


I wish I could find some of that police furniture at a decent price!


I know! I put a WTB ad on just about every forum. Someone contacted me last week with a brand new take off set. I've got a police forearm I'd sell you for cheap.

cj5mrt
01-26-2011, 16:06
I had a set for sale on here for weeks and nobody wanted it. Now I'm glad I kept it. I put it on my new WM last week.

Mike

youngAR
01-26-2011, 17:34
I had a set for sale on here for weeks and nobody wanted it. Now I'm glad I kept it. I put it on my new WM last week.

Mike

I know. I desperately tried to become a user on the forums and when I finally did, you took the ad off.

Aceman
01-26-2011, 20:17
Steel,

Your shotgun is exactly right. I don't see why people hang all kinds of "tactical" crap on their guns when all you need is a basic, simple shotgun to take care of business.

I agree completely - steel's gun is excellent. However...

- I have light on it, because I can't see in the dark very well and I like to know what I'm shooting at

- I have a heat shield on it, because when I'm at the range I shoot a lot and I don't like to burn my hands during reloads.

- I have an adjustable stock, because when I'm shooting intdoors or at close moving targets I like the stock short. when shooting for distance/accuracy or at things on the wing I like a shorter pull.

- I have a high viz red fiber optic sight, because I'm old and can't always see the little gold bb as well anymore.

- I have a sling because if I'm carrying it I like to sling it on the shoulder. I also like to carry ammo on the sling when traveling overland.

And yes - it is all black. I don't know if you consider all of that "tactical" crap or not. It looks pretty tactical. But I don't think any of it is not functional. Do I need it? No. Then again I don't need all of that "comfort" crap like air conditioning in my car either - but I have it.

WI_GAPR
01-26-2011, 23:02
I've got a police forearm I'd sell you for cheap.

YoungAR:

Find a home for that forearm yet? If not, please shoot me a pm to discuss.

Thanks!

Don
WI_GAPR

youngAR
01-28-2011, 15:49
Man, my 870 looks good with the police furniture.

Another Miller
01-28-2011, 19:56
870 mag with 20" smooth-bore high vis brand rifle sights.choate 8 shot mag(its flush with the barrel)used police walnut forearm and walnut stock.Wilson orange follower and spring kit.

I had the surefire kit for the forearm(the one with the light) but I didnt really care alot for it.Nothing beats nice walnut I think.

Sometimes, you can pick up used police wood at a show.I got mine off a vendor that had a box full of birch and had 1 set of walnut.The walnut had some dings which were easy enough to remove with an iron and damp cloth.

steel
01-28-2011, 20:16
Man, my 870 looks good with the police furniture.

Can you post some pics? :2gun:

youngAR
01-28-2011, 20:56
Can you post some pics? :2gun:

Yes sir. As soon as I can shake off my anesthetics from the surgery.

mac66
01-28-2011, 21:24
I agree completely - steel's gun is excellent. However...

- I have light on it, because I can't see in the dark very well and I like to know what I'm shooting at

And I don't like to point my gun at everything just to see it in the dark

- I have a heat shield on it, because when I'm at the range I shoot a lot and I don't like to burn my hands during reloads.

The chances of me getting into a prolonged firefight with a shotgun is zero.It just adds unnecessary weight

- I have an adjustable stock, because when I'm shooting intdoors or at close moving targets I like the stock short. when shooting for distance/accuracy or at things on the wing I like a shorter pull.

When I got attacked in a housing project by a guy with a bayonet that solid wood stock knocked him cold.Plastic or tactical stocks break. Ask me how I know

- I have a high viz red fiber optic sight, because I'm old and can't always see the little gold bb as well anymore.

I am old too but fiber sight break easily. Ask me how I know. As long as you can see the end of the barrel you can hit what you're looking at.

- I have a sling because if I'm carrying it I like to sling it on the shoulder. I also like to carry ammo on the sling when traveling overland.

I like to carry my gun in my hands in case I need it Slings get caught on things like door knobs, brush etc. Ask me how I know. But a sling is handy for transport.

And yes - it is all black. I don't know if you consider all of that "tactical" crap or not. It looks pretty tactical. But I don't think any of it is not functional. Do I need it? No. Then again I don't need all of that "comfort" crap like air conditioning in my car either - but I have it.

Hey, to each his own, but in my experience, simpler is better.:supergrin:

youngAR
01-28-2011, 23:19
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff307/robbluez/SN851737.jpg

steel
01-29-2011, 09:15
Wow, that's a beauty. :cool: Very nice grain on the stock.

bsg1
01-30-2011, 03:45
congratulations on the wood! my favorite 870 is the old Wingmaster with wood furniture.

Johan Beer
01-30-2011, 08:23
Here is my Wilson Combat 870 and 1911.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c85/Taffnevy/DSC00432.jpg

dc2integra
01-30-2011, 17:26
Here is my Wilson Combat 870 and 1911.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c85/Taffnevy/DSC00432.jpg
that is one nice 870 you got there

byf43
01-30-2011, 21:08
"Box Stock" 1980 870 Wingmaster 'Police'.
2-3/4" chambered, 20" blued 870.
When I bought this, it had only been fired a couple of times.
The underside of the carrier didn't even have a mark on it, from loading!
(The previous owner's widow sold it on consignment. Not bad for $210.00 OTD.)

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a366/byf43/Shotgun%20pics/Rem870Wingmaster-rightsmall.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a366/byf43/Shotgun%20pics/Rem870Wingmaster-leftsmall.jpg

I located an 18-1/2" blued barrel and it's on the scattergun, now.
I'd like to get a factory blued +2 magazine extension and clamp.

akgunnut
02-02-2011, 01:29
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b387/spyderdude18/870Wingmaster.jpg

I picked up this lightly used Remington 870 Wingmaster early last year. It has a 20" improved cylinder choke barrel and rifle sights. I won't be doing anything to this one.

David_Ely
02-05-2011, 12:22
Here's a photo of my "classic":

http://www.elyfamily.com/images/Rem870.jpg

Remington 870 Express with a Scattergun Technologies enlarged safety, a XS Big Dot front bead on a Mossberg made 18.5" Cylinder Bore barrel and a Tac-Star 4 round side saddle carrier.

youngAR
02-05-2011, 14:49
They sure do look good with the wood furniture. Better, imho, than any polymer furniture.

KiloXray
02-05-2011, 18:56
Hey, to each his own, but in my experience, simpler is better.:supergrin:

Gee Mac, tell me..........How do you know? :whistling:

KillStick
02-07-2011, 17:25
See I am at this point, I have the synthetic stock on mine. I want the police wood stock, where are you guys getting these stocks at, did yall order them like that?

B Coyote
02-08-2011, 00:48
Mine came this way.

bc

Michigun
02-13-2011, 10:25
My 870 Police... shown with it are a smooth-bore w/rifle sights & a fully-rifled-bore w/rifle sights:



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v733/Michigun/870.jpg



.

WhiskeyUnicorn
02-13-2011, 11:44
This is my cheap beater shotgun. Wingmaster 870p Corncob forend with an AR stock/grip adapter on the rear. Krylon digital camo
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b325/KFK187/20110120214506.jpg