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Nestor
12-20-2011, 18:03
...and it's ugly for now. Probably made in 1979. There is a slight trace of rust on the surface here and there, action is dirty and full of grease plus the wood is kinda crappy (some cracks and such). Butt pad is broken. So much for bragging. Now the best part - the action. You can cycle this shotgun with two fingers, it's just butter smooth. No rust in the chamber (2 3/4") was detected. 28" barrel with the adjustable poly-choke is bright and may come handy, later on, however I'm planning to buy a standard security 18" Remington barrel soon. I've seen one brand new for $120 lately. So far - the total costs with the taxes and shipping is $260. I will try to follow up with the pictures and info about progress of this project. Idea is to build the HD/utility shotgun. Lot of fun here - actually much more entertaining than buying a new one. Cheaper? Probably not. Anyway - thanks!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3061.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3062.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3063.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3065.jpg
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G-19
12-20-2011, 18:37
nice gun

427
12-20-2011, 18:41
It's not ugly! I like old firearms.

nipperwolf
12-20-2011, 19:05
There is a slight trace of rust on the surface here and there,

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3067.jpg

:wow:

You've got some work to do.

:wavey:

Brucev
12-20-2011, 19:06
Rem. 870 is just about one of the finest pump shotguns ever made. Clean that sucker up and then you can modify it to suit your own interest. Great shotgun!

Berto
12-20-2011, 19:41
THe Wingmasters are actually a pretty nice gun, can't knock a deal like that.

Bill Keith
12-20-2011, 20:02
Living in Alberta, you'll have plenty of snowy days to hang out and work on the gun. Good find:wavey:

motorcyclist
12-20-2011, 20:04
I've seen one brand new for $120 lately. So far - the total costs with the taxes and shipping is $260.



Not familiar with Canadian law, it's gonna cost you $140 in taxes and shipping? Wow!
The poly choke was always an odd ball I thought and the 28" can be awkward except in trap. Think about cutting the 28" down (you'll end up with a cylinder bore) and look for a nice 24" or 26" vent rib barrel. Now you have a great skeet and sporting clays gun!

engineer151515
12-20-2011, 20:05
Sweet shotty, Nestor.

Chamber area and extractor needs a little TLC - which is part of the enjoyment if you ask me.

8-Ball
12-20-2011, 20:21
Cheaper? Nope.

More fun? Absolutely!

Keep us updated on your progress, please.

:wavey:

glock2619
12-20-2011, 21:45
There you go! Nice. You've got yourself a little project. Couple thoughts.

If you're finding BLUED 18" barrels for $120, I'd jump on that NOW. Parked (or black oxide) are somewhat easier to find (around here anyways), but this old girl deserves some nice deep old Remington bluing. An option for you would be to have a competent smith cut the barrel down. I was going to recommend the proper front sight base from Colonial arms to be soldered on there, but it appears they are discontinued from Brownells. Maybe there's another source. If you wanted to be a bit clever, if the smith can get that polychoke off without ruining it, cut off the barrel to 18 and reinstall that polychoke. Might be kind of cool???

It's easy to tear that thing completely down to clean it. If you've got access to a parts washer, I've found that to be the best. Check if the chemicals would affect the bluing or not first, if not, gobs of carb cleaner I guess. Take most of it apart-stock off the receiver, wood off the forend tube. Makes cleaning easier and allows you to do a more complete job. I would leave the trigger group together. Just give it a good cleaning and a little bit of oil on the metal parts and call that part a day. I also wouldn't worry about taking out the firing pin.

For the stock, all you'll need (after the pad is off) is a large flathead screwdriver. To get the forend off of the forend carrier, I've found a piece of barstock steel (Al alloy would be fine too) cut to the proper size works well. The barstock gets clamped in a vise and you'll turn the forend by hand after that. Basically the bar stock/vise acts like a giant screwdriver. The tube might be a bit rusty and take a little persuasion to come off the wood, but it will come.

If everything is otherwise functional, the only thing I would replace is the magazine tube spring. Strangely enough, it probably will still work as is, but there's a world of difference in spring pressure with that old one compared to a new one.

There's probably tons of videos out there on all of this stuff and I'm probably already telling you things you already know. Sorry about the unsolicited advise if this is the case.

Good luck.

IndianaMatt
12-20-2011, 21:55
That's a really cool gun. The 870 is the prince of shotguns. I hang mine proudly out on the wall for all my visitors to see. It always goes "bang" when you need it to and its easy to work on.

Whatever you do, just don't call it a "shotty." What a dumb word!

DJ Niner
12-20-2011, 23:52
Assuming MidwayUSA will ship to our neighbors to the North (I don't know if they will or not...), how about a new 18.5-inch Remington smoothbore barrel with night-sight rifle sights?

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/416510/remington-barrel-remington-870-12-gauge-3-18-1-2-improved-cylinder-with-tritium-rifle-sights

They also have one of these that is Modified choke, but it's out of stock right now. I picked one of these barrels up a few months ago for a cheap used Remington I'd purchased, and it makes a slick combo. Add some kind of a light for target ID purposes, and you're good-to-go.

jeager
12-21-2011, 00:01
Whoever had that last must've been
Square-Jawed, Thick-Bearded, AND Left-Eyed !!!

Nestor
12-21-2011, 05:25
Thanks Guys. Some really good suggestions here. I'm not sure if the local prices are good or bad (probably the later), but to give You some rough idea, a new 18" Remington 870 Police with wood furniture and bead sight would cost me around $730 with tax and shipping. That's some serious money in my opinion. I was thinking about 14" barrel, but since those are only made in Canada (export to Canada from the USA is banned) the price tag for such item flies around $300 here. I'm not sure if I want to spend this kind os money. Yes, it's dirty, but the Winter is long here :whistling: and I'm not in hurry. I will keep You up to date with the progress on this project. Thank You all again :wavey:
ps. Midway USA won't ship to Canada...oh well.

Nestor
12-21-2011, 05:30
There you go! Nice. You've got yourself a little project. Couple thoughts.

If you're finding BLUED 18" barrels for $120, I'd jump on that NOW. Parked (or black oxide) are somewhat easier to find (around here anyways), but this old girl deserves some nice deep old Remington bluing. An option for you would be to have a competent smith cut the barrel down. I was going to recommend the proper front sight base from Colonial arms to be soldered on there, but it appears they are discontinued from Brownells. Maybe there's another source. If you wanted to be a bit clever, if the smith can get that polychoke off without ruining it, cut off the barrel to 18 and reinstall that polychoke. Might be kind of cool???

It's easy to tear that thing completely down to clean it. If you've got access to a parts washer, I've found that to be the best. Check if the chemicals would affect the bluing or not first, if not, gobs of carb cleaner I guess. Take most of it apart-stock off the receiver, wood off the forend tube. Makes cleaning easier and allows you to do a more complete job. I would leave the trigger group together. Just give it a good cleaning and a little bit of oil on the metal parts and call that part a day. I also wouldn't worry about taking out the firing pin.

For the stock, all you'll need (after the pad is off) is a large flathead screwdriver. To get the forend off of the forend carrier, I've found a piece of barstock steel (Al alloy would be fine too) cut to the proper size works well. The barstock gets clamped in a vise and you'll turn the forend by hand after that. Basically the bar stock/vise acts like a giant screwdriver. The tube might be a bit rusty and take a little persuasion to come off the wood, but it will come.

If everything is otherwise functional, the only thing I would replace is the magazine tube spring. Strangely enough, it probably will still work as is, but there's a world of difference in spring pressure with that old one compared to a new one.

There's probably tons of videos out there on all of this stuff and I'm probably already telling you things you already know. Sorry about the unsolicited advise if this is the case.

Good luck.

Thank You very much. Your advice is much appreciated. I'm finding myself more and more interested in the "project guns" instead of the new ones.

8-Ball
12-21-2011, 14:50
I'm finding myself more and more interested in the "project guns" instead of the new ones.

Same here.

You can probably tell from my thread the other day about "restoring" and old .22 rifle.

byf43
12-21-2011, 15:01
Nestor,

What happened to that buttstock!?!?!?!?
Looks like someone took a belt sander to it!!!



I'll have to look in my workshop, but, I THINK that I still have the wood buttstock and plastic buttplate that came off of my 1972 Remington 1100.
IF it's there, you can have it, if you want it.

(I'll never use it, again!)

Paul53
12-21-2011, 15:05
Just needs a little love.

Come to think of it, so do I. Difference is your gun will get better looking!:faint:

Nestor
12-21-2011, 16:48
Nestor,

What happened to that buttstock!?!?!?!?
Looks like someone took a belt sander to it!!!



I'll have to look in my workshop, but, I THINK that I still have the wood buttstock and plastic buttplate that came off of my 1972 Remington 1100.
IF it's there, you can have it, if you want it.

(I'll never use it, again!)

It is very nice from You, but I don't want to give You any headache my Friend. I did order the restored set of the police style wood furniture (hardwood butt stock with the recoil pad and the forend) from Numrich.
Cost - $60.

pennlineman
12-21-2011, 17:17
Nice gun. I bought an 870 new back in 1984. I've used it every year since for small game hunting. Killed a few pick-up truck loads of game and shot countless amounts of clay pigeons. I even killed a deer with it. In all these years I've never had a problem with it. One of the best guns ever made, congrats!

Nestor
12-21-2011, 17:25
Ok. Shotgun was disassembled.
I started to clean it and was able to locate inside:
- the hair,
- some grass,
- sand,
- tons of grease,
- something that looks like pieces of bark,
- powder residues,
- no fragments of any brain so far.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3069.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3076.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3074.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3075.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3077.jpg

Berto
12-21-2011, 18:40
Jeez...it really just needs a good cleaning. I love project stuff like that, my Star BM was like that.

Nestor
12-21-2011, 18:51
BTW the $120 barrel that I've found is blued - matte blue to be exact.

Nestor
12-21-2011, 18:53
Jeez...it really just needs a good cleaning. I love project stuff like that, my Star BM was like that.

Wood must be replaced as there are some cracks here and there, otherwise it's fine. I may re-finish it later on as well. Yup, it's fun.

itstime
12-21-2011, 19:15
I love projects like that. Have fun with her. I picked up a Mossy 500 today in like condition.

HeliGlock
12-21-2011, 22:03
Rt on Great Find. Enjoy.

DJ Niner
12-22-2011, 01:21
Nestor,

What happened to that buttstock!?!?!?!?
Looks like someone took a belt sander to it!!!

(snip)I saw something similar many years ago. Some kind of injury was forcing a person to shoot from the right shoulder (instead of the previously preferred left side), but he still wanted to use his stronger left-side eye to aim. Carving away the stock in that manner allowed him to shoot/hunt right-handed, but left-eyed.

I think the one I saw was done on a .22, but it looked pretty similar to Nestor's 870 stock.

byf43
12-22-2011, 06:01
It is very nice from You, but I don't want to give You any headache my Friend. I did order the restored set of the police style wood furniture (hardwood butt stock with the recoil pad and the forend) from Numrich.
Cost - $60.

This wouldn't be any headache.

I worked late, last night. So, I didn't get a chance to look.

Seriously. . . IF I still have it, and you want it. . . . it's yours.

IF it's where I think it is, I'll take a snapshot of it and post it.

Nestor
12-22-2011, 14:10
This wouldn't be any headache.

I worked late, last night. So, I didn't get a chance to look.

Seriously. . . IF I still have it, and you want it. . . . it's yours.

IF it's where I think it is, I'll take a snapshot of it and post it.

Ok, take your time. This way it may become a collective, international :) project soon :supergrin:

Bilbo Bagins
12-22-2011, 14:27
Just needs a little love.



This

http://cdn2.mamapop.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/charlie-brown-christmas-600x453.jpg

To this

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/12942_190692484451_189209869451_2781287_6016142_n.jpg


Keep us posted Nestor.

Nestor
12-22-2011, 18:24
Working hard here. Bit better, but still long way to go. I think that washing the shotgun with hot water would be a better idea. It's so dirty that :faint:
BTW I found the dead, black beetle in the action and more hair...

Nestor
12-23-2011, 17:22
Before...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3076.jpg
...and after
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3112.jpg

Before...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3066.jpg
...and after
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3096.jpg

Before...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3077.jpg
...and after
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3092.jpg

Nestor
12-23-2011, 17:23
Starting to work on the surface rust now...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3091.jpg

Stevekozak
12-23-2011, 22:27
That is cleaning up nice, Nestor!! It is going to be a sweet piece when you are done! I love my 870.

Jim S.
12-24-2011, 09:49
If you want the receiver to match the new matt barrel you simply need to Glass Bead Blast it and re-blue it.
It will then be matt and match the barrel.
It also cleans up the surface perfectly.

bug
12-24-2011, 10:19
Nice
tagged for the ending.

Nestor
12-24-2011, 10:57
Thank You. It sure may need to be refinished, but I didn't decide what kind of finish I will go with yet. I came across the used barrel in good condition that is 12.5". On a side note - such barrel is legal here as long as it was made in the factory that way. Trijicon sights and $125 price tag. I'm waiting for the pictures now. We will see...continue to polishing off the surface rust for now.

bug
12-24-2011, 11:50
Thank You. It sure may need to be refinished, but I didn't decide what kind of finish I will go with yet. I came across the used barrel in good condition that is 12.5". On a side note - such barrel is legal here as long as it was made in the factory that way. Trijicon sights and $125 price tag. I'm waiting for the pictures now. We will see...continue to polishing off the surface rust for now.
Not sure of what direction you want to go, but I did see the other day Magpul is now going to make shotgun parts for the 870.

The stock is what I would like to try it looks like it might suck up recoil well.

But I have no idea if you could get that in Canada.

JuneyBooney
12-24-2011, 11:55
Not bad for a corner sitter.:cool:

Nestor
12-24-2011, 15:51
I removed the wood and cleaned up the forend assembly.

Before...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3118.jpg
...and after (ready for new wood)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3120.jpg

I'm working on the barrel now and while the inside is...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3115.jpg
...the surface needs some attention. On the right half the barrel was already polished a bit, while the left half wasn't.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3108.jpg

Those letters however were rusted all over just yesterday...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3110.jpg

Line Rider
12-24-2011, 16:12
Great looking old school scatter gun.:supergrin:

byf43
12-24-2011, 19:21
Not in the drawer. :dunno:

Still looking for the buttstock, Nestor. . . .

Nestor
12-24-2011, 21:15
No worries, the wood (both the stock and forend) should be here within 2 weeks or so. I should be good. Thank You anyway. Very nice of You.

Chonny
12-25-2011, 00:38
What did you use to remove rust?

Nestor
12-25-2011, 00:48
What did you use to remove rust?

http://www.amsoil.com/StoreFront/images/mothers_05100_200.jpg

Nestor
12-26-2011, 18:55
I'm done with cleaning for now. I did remove something like full spoon of mud from the action. It's officially the most dirty gun I've ever seen, but not any longer :) Barrel will be cut down to 18.5" with the addition of XS big dot sight up front. Flex-tab will be installed. Most likely the existing bolt will be modified by making the flex tab cut by the gunsmith - just to save the money, so only the carrier and the slide will be replaced. Shotgun is going to be parkerized and refinish with black layer of teflon on top of it. Now, I bought the Limbsaver recoil pad which should fit the incoming Police stock. Another $40 was spent, so my total costs for now are into $320 area (including the incoming wood set). The projected gunsmith job will require me to spend around $400, so the total cost of the project will be VERY slightly under or on level with the local price of the new, parkerized Remington 870 Police with the bead sight and wood stock (which is around $730 with tax and shipping). That's it for now. Over and out for a few days.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3127.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3130.jpg

Thanks :wavey:

engineer151515
12-26-2011, 20:41
This puppy is cleaning up just fine...

Nestor
12-29-2011, 17:25
I finally bought the right screwdriver and was able to remove the butt stock.
Now I'm waiting for the wood to arrive. Soon the shotgun will be on its way to
the gunsmith.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3138.jpg

Bolt cleaned up nicely...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3067.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3142.jpg

KeenansGarage
12-30-2011, 08:10
Great job Nestor! Project guns are worth way more than new guns (even if that value is just in the owner's eyes)!

harleyfx69
12-30-2011, 11:00
i did one similar,

when i worked at a gunshop it took a lot of hours, the old blueing on the wingmasters was deep into the metal, not like the new crap that is called blueing by pretty much all manufacturers,

ended up getting a good walnut stock set off ebay, along with duracoating the entire gun instead of going back to blue..

Nestor
12-30-2011, 13:48
Thanks :wavey: I can confirm that the blueing is very deep as well. My set of the incoming wood is made out of hardwood though. Can't wait to see how it's gonna turn out.

Nestor
12-30-2011, 17:37
Ok, so I'm going to prepare the shotgun for shipping over the long weekend and attach a note with the list of requested modifications.
If You have any good idea about what should be replaced or checked, feel free to give me a shout in here.
It's going to be simple project really:
- 18.5" barrel with the bead sight up front (will paint it later with the glow in dark or gold paint) and open bore,
- wood stock and forend with the Limbsaver recoil pad,
- standard length magazine,
- finish: parkerized and coated with the black teflon,
- flex-tab installed,
- magazine spring replaced.
Is there any reliable yet simple solution for mounting a light on such shotgun?
Thanks :wavey:

harleyfx69
01-01-2012, 12:27
either surefire forend,

or you can mount a barrel clamp / magazine clamp to a g2 or similar light,

or you can drill a rail into your forend, but that ruins the wood..

jbh165nc
01-01-2012, 12:37
How did you apply this? Dremel?
The change in appearance is impressive.

http://www.amsoil.com/StoreFront/images/mothers_05100_200.jpg

Nestor
01-01-2012, 12:43
How did you apply this? Dremel?
The change in appearance is impressive.

Cotton patches and a bit of time....plus I'm natural born Polish, so it helps :rofl:

Nestor
01-01-2012, 12:44
either surefire forend,

or you can mount a barrel clamp / magazine clamp to a g2 or similar light,

or you can drill a rail into your forend, but that ruins the wood..

Thanks. I think I will look around for the clamp.
I just checked those things over the net and it seems to be the right solution for me.

jlkansascity
01-01-2012, 15:45
How did you apply this? Dremel?
The change in appearance is impressive.

I don't know what you're polishing, but on small stuff I sometimes use the Mother's PowerCone (http://www.mothers.com/02_products/05146_b.html) or PowerBall Mini (http://www.mothers.com/02_products/05141_b.html).

These are the foam balls you put in a cordless drill. I've used them on headlight restores, etc., and they work good but I use reasonable to low speeds in a cordless drill.


Hope this helps.
JL

jbh165nc
01-01-2012, 16:18
I don't know what you're polishing, but on small stuff I sometimes use the Mother's PowerCone (http://www.mothers.com/02_products/05146_b.html) or PowerBall Mini (http://www.mothers.com/02_products/05141_b.html).

These are the foam balls you put in a cordless drill. I've used them on headlight restores, etc., and they work good but I use reasonable to low speeds in a cordless drill.


Hope this helps.
JL

No plans yet, just for future reference.
That is helpful.
Thanks.

Nestor
01-02-2012, 11:52
Every time You are using the drill You want to be very careful as it's very easy to over polish the area that You are working on. By using the cotton patches You have much more control over the process, even if it's much, much slower.

Nestor
01-05-2012, 18:16
Old, but new to me wooden furniture just arrived. The forend is just a hair of an inch too long for the tube, but there should be no problem in fitting the wood nearly perfectly on it. Butt stock has much lighter color, so probably there will be some wood stain work in the near future involved. Recoil pad seems to be of the right size...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3189.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3191.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3193.jpg

Thanks :wavey:

Nestor
01-06-2012, 21:39
Transformation in progress...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3242.jpg

glock2619
01-07-2012, 14:23
That's looking really nice. I've got two sets of police wood on their way to me as we speak. One, I needed. The other, well, I guess I just need to find another project gun. :cool:

Question on the Mag polish. Are you using that for mild surface rust? If so, is it REALLY not harming the bluing? I've just always used the oooo steel wool and oil, but the results are sometimes disappointing. Please share.

Again, looking great.

Nestor
01-07-2012, 14:36
That's looking really nice. I've got two sets of police wood on their way to me as we speak. One, I needed. The other, well, I guess I just need to find another project gun. :cool:

Question on the Mag polish. Are you using that for mild surface rust? If so, is it REALLY not harming the bluing? I've just always used the oooo steel wool and oil, but the results are sometimes disappointing. Please share.

Again, looking great.

Thank You.
It's a good idea to stock up on wood as there will be none available soon.
As long as You are using the patches and not the dremel You are in total control of the polishing process. Mostly because it's slow. I didn't notice any damage to the bluing on any of my guns and the effects are usually very nice (especially on the older guns). This particular shotgun will be re-finished though, so I didn't pay as much attention to preserve the finish as usual.

rpew1
01-07-2012, 14:41
I am inspired.

Nestor
01-07-2012, 21:36
Looks like the colors match now. I'm nearly done with the wood.
I'm going to seal the furniture with Miniwax Polyurethan Satin tomorrow.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3248.jpg

Nestor
01-12-2012, 16:38
Well, I decided to go with the locally made 14" heavy barrel instead. Gold pin front sight. Looks like it will require a small budget adjustment for this project and I will have to sell the old barrel first. :wavey:

byf43
01-12-2012, 19:21
Looks like the colors match now. I'm nearly done with the wood.
I'm going to seal the furniture with Miniwax Polyurethan Satin tomorrow.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3248.jpg


Wow!!!:wow:

Those REALLY look good!!
Really nice!!

bug
01-13-2012, 12:26
Looks like the colors match now. I'm nearly done with the wood.
I'm going to seal the furniture with Miniwax Polyurethan Satin tomorrow.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3248.jpg

nice work.

I am curious do you need the Canadian version of a tax stamp to have a shotgun under a certain length?

Nestor
01-13-2012, 14:31
nice work.

I am curious do you need the Canadian version of a tax stamp to have a shotgun under a certain length?

No. As long as the overall length of the shotgun is over 26" it's legal.
There is no legal minimum for shotgun barrels as long as they are not classified as the handguns, and so shotguns with barrels as short as 8.5 inches are available in Canada.
However the act of reducing the barrel of a shotgun with a greater than 18 inch barrel below this length by sawing, cutting, or "otherwise" (by anyone other than a recognized gun manufacturer) is prohibited.
So, You are good to go as long as the barrel was manufactured that way.

bac1023
01-13-2012, 19:37
Very cool :cool:

Nestor
01-15-2012, 11:51
I'm done with the wood. It's time to put the barrel on sale now.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3252.jpg

bug
01-15-2012, 12:47
No. As long as the overall length of the shotgun is over 26" it's legal.
There is no legal minimum for shotgun barrels as long as they are not classified as the handguns, and so shotguns with barrels as short as 8.5 inches are available in Canada.
However the act of reducing the barrel of a shotgun with a greater than 18 inch barrel below this length by sawing, cutting, or "otherwise" (by anyone other than a recognized gun manufacturer) is prohibited.
So, You are good to go as long as the barrel was manufactured that way.
Sounds like the laws there make more sense than ours.

Nestor
01-20-2012, 14:53
I just sold the barrel for $150.
Which means that I have $170 invested in this shotgun now.
Still pretty good if You consider that the new, standard 18" police model runs at $730 here.
Time to look around for a new barrel...I don't know, 14" sounds good, but is three times as expensive as 18"...ohhh, well...we will see. :wavey:

Nestor
01-27-2012, 05:30
Well, after selling the old barrel for $150 I found a very nice, blued 2 3/4" only 18" barrel with the brass bead (my favorite one) for $115. Hard to resist such opportunity as 14" would cost me around $300-350. Barrel should arrive here soon. I saved $35 on the barrels' swap which I spent...for a spare, wooden, police style forend. I'm back to $320 for the shotgun, but finally I have the right barrel and spare wood. I may need to replace the forend tube assembly as next step and order the flexitab set soon after.

Nestor
01-31-2012, 17:50
Slowly getting there. It's not assembled yet. I just need to install the flexi-pad, new forend tube and get it refinished (or not), but the final shape is already there.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3344.jpg

Berto
01-31-2012, 19:16
Very nice job....the wood looks excellent and the gun is 'all business'.

byf43
01-31-2012, 20:25
Slowly getting there. It's not assembled yet. I just need to install the flexi-pad, new forend tube and get it refinished (or not), but the final shape is already there.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/IMG_3344.jpg

That is one GOOD LOOKING shotgun, Nestor!!!!! :thumbsup:

I'm liking that wood!!!
I've followed this thread, but, I didn't read what brand/color stain you used.
What stain did you use!?!?!?!?!?

Victoriagotagun
01-31-2012, 23:01
I'm really liking the final result. :supergrin:

Nestor
02-01-2012, 05:44
That is one GOOD LOOKING shotgun, Nestor!!!!! :thumbsup:

I'm liking that wood!!!
I've followed this thread, but, I didn't read what brand/color stain you used.
What stain did you use!?!?!?!?!?

Thanks. That was Minwax called "Gun Stock" :cool:

byf43
02-01-2012, 08:04
Thanks. That was Minwax called "Gun Stock" :cool:

Seriously????? :dunno:


I've never heard of that, by Minwax.



ETA: I'll be darned. I've used Minwax product for many years. I'd never seen that, before.
http://www.minwax.com/wood-products/stains-color-guide/?gclid=CIbAhIT5_K0CFeIRNAods11KsA


THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

Nestor
02-01-2012, 09:28
You are quite welcome :wavey:

pennlineman
02-01-2012, 17:08
You've got that old shotgun looking pretty good Nestor. Well done!