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Posted: 3/20/2006 5:22:33 PM EDT
... Between an 870 Express and 870 Express Magnum? I have one shotgun marked Express and another (bare receiver) that's marked Express Magnum. Dimensionally, they sure seem to be the same, so what is the difference (apart from the stamping)?
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:25:46 PM EDT
Wow. Don't I feel like a doofus for not looking at the sticky notes at the top...?
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 9:48:15 PM EDT
To be clear, the Express is a 2 3/4" gun, and the Express Magnum is a 3" gun.
The only difference between the receivers is the length of the ejector assembly that's riveted in the left receiver wall.

A non-Magnum gun can be converted to a 3" Magnum by having a gunsmith with the right tools remove the short ejector and rivet in a Magnum ejector, and of course by putting a 3" chambered barrel on it.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 6:35:31 PM EDT
I have an Express and it is a 3" chambered model
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 6:42:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/21/2006 6:42:44 PM EDT by nationwide]
The Remington 870 Express Magnum is a 3" chamber 12 ga.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 9:16:34 PM EDT
Yes, but there is a difference between the older, original Express, and the newer Express MAGNUM.

The older Express guns were 2 3/4" guns.

The Express Magnum is a 3" gun.

Link Posted: 3/22/2006 2:15:04 AM EDT
I don't know when that change was made. My "Express" was bought new, in 1987 and came with one,
28" screw in choke (mod.) barrel with a 3" chamber.
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