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 870 folding stock on a remington 7600
twogun  [Member]
1/9/2003 4:50:06 PM EST
Is it possible to install a Remington 870 stock on a remington 7600 rifle? I have an idea for a hiking rifle to hide in a back pack. Any one out their with knowledge on this.
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cliffy109  [Team Member]
1/10/2003 12:08:02 PM EST
If I'm not mistaken (and I have been mistaken before) the 7600's recoil system has an action spring back into the stock. That would prevent you from using a folder unless you also modified the bolt and recoil system.

If you are looking for a serious caliber rifle with a folding stock, your choices are not good. Either a pre-ban HK91 or FAL para comes to mind. You might also be able to find a Sako model 11A which is an under folding bolt action .308 which was also marketed by Grendel some years ago.

If the AWD expires in 2004, you will have another choice that will not cost you $2500 like any of the above options will. Get a post-ban FAL and a para parts kit (folding stock). The kits are currently available for about $500 but can't be installed on a post ban unless you pin it open. A post ban FAL will run between $700 and $1200, depending on how you go about it.
ikor  [Team Member]
1/10/2003 12:15:43 PM EST
7600 is the pump rifle...7400 the auto. I don't think the receivers are anywhere near compatible as far as stock dimensions go on the 7600 and the 870, but must admit I have never actually tried to measure and see. A good craftsman could almost certainly fit up a block or trunion that would take a folder of one sort or another. Lots of things that CAN be done with enough talent...and $$$.
twogun  [Member]
1/10/2003 12:27:49 PM EST
I was informed by the staff at butlercreek that their side folding stocks will fit the 7600 model pump rifles. The forend won't fit. I have an 870, so the purchase of a folding stock would be fine by me. I just would like a pump action rifle with a folder. I am looking at the 30.06 w/ 18 inch barrel or the .308 police model w/ the 16 inch barrel. I have been looking into buying a Fal or MiA folder, but I live in Nazi Jerzi. I could apply for a permit to own a one, but why register anything with the courts when there are other obtions. Another obtion is a Letter head from my chief. An M1A bush gun or a 16 inch fal is also viable in post ban configuaration. BUT with a pump I can add a folder and a flash suppressor. The gun would be strickly defensive not offensive as with a battle rifle. Another obtion is a 16 inch barreled Ar10. I can put the both halves in a carry bag. BUUUT, Mags are pricy.
cliffy109  [Team Member]
1/10/2003 12:44:43 PM EST
My bad. I forgot about the pump model.
kevin22602  [Member]
1/10/2003 2:37:07 PM EST
Careful on the 7600.... I have one in a .270 Win. Great shooting gun, but if you smack the clip, sometimes it will get a little happy and go off. Never did anything to it, and bought it new. It's done it twice, so i know it wasn't just something odd. I have a 30-06 in the 760 model also. Gave 200 bucks for it at a pawn shop, shoots great with no problems. I like the looks and the feel of the 760 alot better...7600 just feels cheap. Either way, I have one of those Eagle 10 shot clips and it works in both guns, both calibers. Great buy. Another idea you might consider is a Springfield 30-06. You can buy em about anywhere and only be out of 200 bucks. probably could make a folding stock really easy for that and saw some of the barrel off. My father sawed about 5 inches off of his barrel in a bandsaw. Still shoots fine, just not as flat. Anyways, good luck!
ikor  [Team Member]
1/14/2003 4:20:25 AM EST
Twogun;

Some years back, a company (name escapes me now) was converting .303 Enfield Jungle Carbines to folding stock configuration. Much more robust design than the 760/7600, 10rd. capacity, fast reloads with strippers, and damn near as fast to operate. I believe the Jungle Carbine is one of the most under rated combinations out there. They work best in .303 and will last forever... Might be worth a thought.
twogun  [Member]
1/14/2003 5:25:21 AM EST
Ikor,
I have two Enfields in .308. I have considered your suggestion. I need to find a qualified smith to handle the conversion. Think of it. A .308 bolt action battle rifle that folds, has two feeding systems, and a 18inch barrel. NICE!!!. I would also add a flash suppressor.
ikor  [Team Member]
1/14/2003 6:08:38 AM EST
Yes...very nice. Not so expensive as to break the bank, tough as nails, and no visual "assault rifle" look to cause issues with responding officers and/or Grand Juries should you ever have to use it for defense. Remember, if you are an officer, that does not mean that the guys who may respond have some sort of "ESP" that enables them to know this if you are not in uniform...more so while they are trying to sort out people with guns.

The company that was doing the conversions was advertising them as "bush" rifles or survival rifles for uses such as Alaskan bush pilots, etc. as I recall, and I think they even offered them in a refinished hard chrome.
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