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Posted: 9/17/2005 4:11:19 PM EDT
I have an 870P which is dead-reliable and I'm not lloking to replace it. I don't "need" another SG, but the semi-auto bug bites every once in a while. A used 11-87 came up for sale in a local shop for $200. It shows a bunch of exterior wear and is police trade-in. I know from experience that many police SG's are carried around a bunch and banged up, but have been shot very little. Cosmetically they may be an ugly duckling, but mechanically they are ofter nerar-new or at least in very good condition.

Has anyone had experience with the 11-87 Police? What are your thoughts and experience? In looking this one over, what should I look for?


Link Posted: 9/17/2005 4:15:08 PM EDT
Buy it for $200 and I'll take it $250 shipped.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:46:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jjrockbush:
Buy it for $200 and I'll take it $250 shipped.

+1 I'll give you $275

Link Posted: 9/18/2005 9:54:59 AM EDT
$275 and I'll come get it, just for the fun of the road trip LOL !
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 12:41:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2005 12:42:24 PM EDT by jjrockbush]
gents! Please read the CoC. No auction style bidding! My "I'll take it" supercedes your bidding . The 11-87 is mine! Mine, mine, mine..........buhahahahahah!!!!

Ahem, sorry.[walks away]

Link Posted: 9/18/2005 1:54:21 PM EDT
I am not a Remington fan, but for $200 I would have bought that 11-87 in a heartbeat.

Nice find.

Link Posted: 9/18/2005 5:46:52 PM EDT
I have never seen even a well used 1187 Police for less than $300 anywhere. Buy it, try it. If you do not like it, sell it for a profit.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 6:10:19 PM EDT
If it's still there tomorrow I'll snatch it up. I guess at that price I can turn it around pretty quickly.

Now that that's done, has anyone had any serious problems which didn't involve light loads? I understand that the 11-87/P works best with full-power buck and slugs and has to be modified for trap loads and such. I believe that Remington even makes a retro-fit part just for shooting light loads. I plan on occasional practice with trap loads but will mostly shoot the big stuff.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 6:27:48 PM EDT
I have the 11-87 and 11-87 Police, no difference in function that I can see. The police model shoots light target loads just fine.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 1:29:15 PM EDT
Well I got to examine it closely today and it seems to have some substantial issues. The mag tube thread leade is flattened as if it was dropped on edge, the rear sight windage and elevation bases missing and the base seems to be welded on slightly crooked. Also, the barrel seems to be ever-so-slightly leaning towards one side. That's too much to deal with.

I appreciate everyone's input and advice. Too bad this didn't work out. Like the man once said, if it looks too good to be true...
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 2:21:15 PM EDT
Talk to a gunsmith.....these things are sometimes easy to fix. Even if you had to put $200 into it.....not a bad deal. These things go for $600+ new.
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 7:06:52 PM EDT
It also has a 21" barrel and I was looking for an 18" barrel.

The finish isn't important from a functionality standpoint, but there were some pretty deep gouges in the barrel and the wood furniture. We have 870's riding around in police cars for the past 12 years which don't look nearly as abused. I'm just a bit concerned this may have befallen some serious damage and was "repaired." I could be wrong, but I'm in no hurry and would rather wait for a nicer one to come along for a few more dollars.

I also noticed it was marked a little differently than the new 11-87 Police in the showcase next to it. The receiver was marked "11-87" on the left side and "POLICE" on the right. The new one had "11-87 POLICE" on the left side. Also, the carrier release button on the used gun was smaller than the new gun. Otherwise, they looked identical from what I could tell.

Thanks again

Link Posted: 9/20/2005 9:54:08 PM EDT
I have an 11-87 and want to turn it into the police / Riot type gun

where can I get the parts--I would even cut down my 26" vent rib barrel to do this

dam $200 I never find deals like that
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 10:02:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/20/2005 10:18:40 PM EDT
Screaming deal.
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