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Posted: 10/29/2011 10:47:58 PM
I would like to know which Remington 870 don't have MIM Parts besides the Police Magnum models?
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Posted: 10/29/2011 10:55:14 PM
Generally speaking, Remington shotguns are available in three flavors: Wingmaster, Police, and Express. The Wingmaster was the original gun and is the benchmark. Fit and finish of the the older, vintage Wingmasters is superb. Recent cost cutting by Remington has reduced the quality of the newer wingmasters. They are still the cream of the current crop, but not up to the standards of yesteryear's.

The 870 Police shares many of the superior features of the Wingmaster, with a few additional especially suited for law enforcement: Heavier springs in the trigger group, parkerized finish, shortened fore-end for use with side-saddle ammunition carriers, and a magazine tube designed to accept extensions. (To elaborate on this last feature: In recent years, Remington has used magazine tubes with "dimples" in the Express model. They are part of a cheaper magazine spring retention system, and must be ground off or pressed out in order to add a magazine extension.)




The Express:
Rougher, unpolished finish inside and out. More burrs.
Rough black finish.
Hardwood or synthetic stock.
Cheaper, impressed checkering.
Black bolt.
Plastic trigger group.
Politically-correct lockable safety button (possibly discontinued by now).
New style magazine assembly with plastic parts and the "dimples" (won't take magazine extensions).
Rougher bore.
Some MIM, (molded steel parts) in critical areas, like the extractor.

The Wingmaster:
Much smoother, polished finish inside and out. No burrs.
Polished blue finish.
Walnut or synthetic stock.
Better quality checkering.
A chrome plated bolt.
Aluminum trigger group.
Lockable safety button (newer models only, may be discontinued by now).
Old-style steel magazine assembly (no dimples, will accept magazine extensions).
Much smoother bore.
No MIM parts are used in any critical area.

The Police:
Smooth finish inside and out.
Mil-spec parkerized finish.
Walnut or synthetic stock.
Black bolt.
Aluminum trigger guard
NO lockable safety button.
Old style magazine assembly (no dimples, will accept magazine extensions).
Smooth, polished bore.
No MIM parts used.
Heavy-duty magazine spring.
Heavy-duty trigger sear spring.
A wide choice in sights, stocks, magazine extensions, and other accessories.
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Posted: 10/29/2011 11:13:48 PM
The only MIM part of concern is the extractor, which is about a $15 part and takes less than 5 minutes to swap out for the bar stock version.
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Posted: 10/29/2011 11:17:59 PM
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