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Posted: 12/8/2003 6:47:52 AM EDT
I have an 870 with a barrel marked 2-3/4". Can I buy a barrel rated for 2-3/4" and 3" and put it on this receiver, or do I have to get a another shotgun for 3"?
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 6:53:14 AM EDT
You can put a 3" barrel on a 2-3/4" receiver, but you can only shoot 2-3/4" shells.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 12:38:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/8/2003 12:44:53 PM EDT by mike103]
There is one exception to this. Remington sells a "Steel Shot" barrel that when used on a 2 3/4" receiver allows you to shoot 3" steel shot only, no lead. Go to their web site, it's on the barrel page. MIKE.

Edited: I just gave bad information, the Steel Shot barrel is for the 1100 only not the 870. Sorry, MIKE.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 1:26:29 PM EDT
If you put a 3" chambered barrel on a 2 3/4" receiver, you can fire 3" shells, but the gun won't eject them.

A 2 3/4" receiver can be converted by simply replacing the ejector assembly with a 3" Magnum ejector.

This is a gunsmith-only job, since it requires special tooling to re-rivet the new ejector.

Most better gunsmiths can do this for a reasonable fee.
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