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Posted: 11/18/2012 8:22:36 AM EST
I have a spare 20" barrel and a Wilson magazine extension so it seems to me that the right thing to do is build a shotgun. What should I expect to pay for an 870 stripped and or assembled receiver off gunbroker?

Thanks,

870fan
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 8:27:45 AM EST
Originally Posted By 870Fan:
I have a spare 20" barrel and a Wilson magazine extension so it seems to me that the right thing to do is build a shotgun. What should I expect to pay for an 870 stripped and or assembled receiver off gunbroker?

Thanks,

870fan


I paid $125 4 years ago for a stripped 12 guage reciever on gun broker.

AIP tacticle also sells new ones (if you're thinking aow) http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=6&f=1&t=322726
Link Posted: 11/18/2012 9:01:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/18/2012 9:03:09 PM EST by gunnut284]
From what I've seen you'll pay more for the receiver and missing parts than a complete used shotgun. I'd just keep the parts as spares or sell them to buy a complete gun. Or buy a donor gun, add your parts and sell the takeoffs. I guess you might find one with a damaged barrel you can get cheap, just a matter of stumbling across the right deal.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 9:39:45 AM EST
Gunnut284, I suspect you are right about not saving anything building out a receiver. Oh well, If I win the GB auction it will be a fun project.

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Link Posted: 11/19/2012 10:41:32 AM EST
Honestly he's right. I paid $125 for recoever, $100 for 18.5" barrel, transfer fees and shipping, $40 for reciever shell latch bar and staking tool and $75 for trigger group. Then I had to strip and refinish the wood and buy some springs and other accessories. You can find if you're patient a whole donor gun cheaper than that......but it isn't as fun.....
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 11:47:39 AM EST
Originally Posted By 870Fan:
Gunnut284, I suspect you are right about not saving anything building out a receiver. Oh well, If I win the GB auction it will be a fun project.

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Oh, I understand, I've suckered myself into the same type of thing several times. The old "I've got these spare parts, let's turn them into a whole gun" is always tempting. I think I've done it with 1911s, ARs, Mausers, SMLEs and probably a couple others too. Good luck, they can be fun even if not cost effective (as long at you don't get disappointed when looking back at the cost after you're done).

Link Posted: 11/19/2012 6:21:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 10:40:26 AM EST by SilentDeath12886]
I was able to pick up a 870 Wingmaster for $125. It needed some TLC, but that was the reason I bout it so I could build it up. It was purchased on GunBroker.

Only real bad thing about it, besides the minor rusting, was the barrel retaining ring was cracked. The barrel was being replaced anyways.
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