Yes, you CAN put any Remington 870 barrel on any Remington 870 shotgun (taking into consideration you're using the same gauge!), EXCEPT for the following:
870 SuperMag. The barrel is different. (If I'm not mistaken, the 'tab' on the chamber end of the barrel is longer. The barrel ring may be in a different location, too.)
870 Special Field. The barrel ring is farther back on the barrel.
Now, the barrel nut/cap retention method (old vs. new) is a totally different issue.
However, you CAN swap barrels.
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Last edited by byf43; 02-27-2010 at 09:26..