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Posted: 9/4/2005 10:16:31 PM EDT
Ya I know, its a cheap gun. But I like to be unique and different, and I'd like to have a pump gun. So here's my idea. What if I took a Remington 870 w/ 18" barrel, and put a vent rib barrel on it which was cut down to 18" ? Where would I go to get this done? Since the vent-ribbed barrel would have a larger sized hole at the end of the barrel, what would it do to the shot? I assume this is safe with normal shells and slugs, correct?

I photoshopped it; it looks pretty neat!
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 4:47:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 5:19:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2005 5:23:55 AM EDT by M4-TUNA]
He wants a vent rib on the gun like this You could find a used barrel have it cut by a smith and retapped for a bead, this is what I did with A-5. Barrels are cheap for 870.check out here Call the guy and tell him you want a old barrel to modify he found a bent barrel for me the bend was in the area that was cut off on my barrel. the web sight does not show all the stuff he has.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 7:43:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 8:47:44 AM EDT
We'd like to cut down a vent rib barrel we have on an 11-87, but we're afraid of screwing up the gas system.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 9:28:26 AM EDT
For a "duty" shotgun, I'd be concerned with the rib getting damaged, thus screwing uo the bead sight.

Otherwise, cut down a barrel that already has a VR, at a support post as noted above, then have the barrel cut for choke tubes. Waste of $$ IMO.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 12:19:37 PM EDT
Hell I don't care if it has a choke in it :D
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 1:46:32 PM EDT
At one point Remington offered a 18.5" barrel with the vent rib. I'm not sure if they still do but my local distributor used to have a bunch.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 2:54:12 PM EDT
I'll look into that, thanks.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 3:31:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mesa_Tactical:
We'd like to cut down a vent rib barrel we have on an 11-87, but we're afraid of screwing up the gas system.

You can buy a 21" VR barrel with choke tubes for it. Is that short enough for you?

Jason - I have an 1100 Special Field that was part of a special run made with monte carlo stocks instead of english stocks. If I could only own 1 barrel it would be a 21" VR. For years I have thought about a barrel like this for one of my defensive 870's. I would add that having a few extra inches will make the barrel more effecitve overall than the 18".

I loaned that 1100 to a friend today, at the end of the day first question he asked, how long is that barrel?
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 4:15:35 PM EDT
Well I'd like to be 18"

I was thinking if it was easy and cheap I'd do it, its not a BIG deal.
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