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Posted: 8/29/2005 9:47:00 PM EDT
I was at a gunshow this past weekend and saw something very interesting. It looked like a brand new 870 Express with matte finish and synthetic furniture but the price tag was for only $189.

WTF? Had I found the Bargain-of-the-Day?

Then I looked closer and found out why. "Made in China". It looked to be of fairly good construction and the action & trigger were tight but pretty smooth. Some of the edges of the various surfaces were a little "sharper" than a real 870, but otherwise it looked identical. I almost bought it but found another used Mossberg instead for less money.

Has anyone else seen these guns?

Eric
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 10:15:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 12:37:37 AM EDT
Most likely a Norinco.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 5:09:46 AM EDT
Yes but remember, Norinco makes some VERY good stuff. Their metallurgy takes a back seat to no one. In fact, Bill Wilson, of Wilson Combat, prefers Norinco 1911 frames on which to build his uber-expensive custom pistols. And Norinco SKS's are still sought after these days.

Commie crap? I doubt it. Sure those Chinese prisoners work for cheap, but they tend to make really good products (that happens when there's a gun being held to your head) that are just a little rough around the edges.

If I hadn't purchased another Mossberg I might just have bought it just to give it a thorough once-over. Anyway, I thought it was interesting to say the least.

Eric
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 5:15:25 AM EDT
i don't know about where you live but down here in houston i can find a real 870 NIB for about 200.00. used ones will tun you $125-150
why would i want a chinese one for the same price?

i think the mossy s the better deal.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 7:21:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hk940:
i don't know about where you live but down here in houston i can find a real 870 NIB for about 200.00. used ones will tun you $125-150
why would i want a chinese one for the same price?

i think the mossy s the better deal.


Well I did too, that's why I bought the Mossberg.

Prices are a bit higher than that up here in the Midwest on the 870's. I just thought that the Chinese 870 was a good deal (at lease price wise) compared to the real deal.

Eric
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 6:20:01 PM EDT
I've seen used Rem 870 police guns for $150 in good shape, so I'd pass on the questionable import.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 6:43:19 PM EDT
Yes I agree Norinco's are awesome. However their scttaerguns suck ass. I had one.
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