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Posted: 12/26/2005 11:11:00 AM EDT
So I'm cleaning and organizing the gun safe the other day, and come across my hand me down 870 that dates to the late 50's. It's rusty, ungly, and worn from years of hunting. I am taking it down to rebuild, but I need to know how to remove the bolt? I completely dumb-founded.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 11:26:41 AM EDT
Here's a link to a site with online owner's manuals:
www.stevespages.com/page7b.htm

Here's one on the Remington web site:
www.remington.com/support/parts/parts_schematics.asp

Also, Remington will send you a free one.

Additionally, you need a special spanner wrench to remove the fore end wood from the action bar assembly.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 11:36:47 AM EDT
dfariswheel thanks for the links. I removed the forearm no problem.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 11:52:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2005 11:52:53 AM EDT by FL-AR15]
One more question. Can I simply change the barrel to my 2 3/4 870 express to make it able to shoot 3" shells? or do i need to change the bolt as well?
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 11:03:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 3:08:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Big_Bear:

Originally Posted By FL-AR15:
One more question. Can I simply change the barrel to my 2 3/4 870 express to make it able to shoot 3" shells? or do i need to change the bolt as well?


No, if the receiver is made for 2 3/4 shells, you should not shoot 3" magnums in it.

If the serial number suffix is "V" it's a 2 3/4" only receiver. If the serial number suffix is "M" it's a 2 3/4" or 3" magnum receiver.




Yup - and I'll add that a 2 and 3/4" receiver CAN be converted to 3" capacity, but it's a job for a professional, and will require refinishing afterwards... Still, if you're going to have the receiver refinished, I'd get the 3" conversion done at the same time - I did an old Wingmaster that way, and was glad I did....



- georgestrings
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