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Posted: 3/22/2006 3:33:55 PM EDT
Paid $199 for it. My first 870. It was pre-owned but it doesn't appear the original owner shot it at all.

What's the consensus on these Tacticals? I don't care for the taktikal OD green but it doesn't bother me enough to do anything about it at this point.



Link Posted: 3/22/2006 4:15:17 PM EDT
My consensus......'Ya done good!
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 4:51:07 PM EDT


Thumbs up on the 870!

Link Posted: 3/22/2006 4:55:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 6:03:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2006 6:04:39 PM EDT by cgv69]
Damn, didn't these "tactical" magnums just come out and you already found a "used" one for $199? That was a hell of a find!

ETA - I would have to pull out the Norrels or something. That green has to go IMO
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 6:32:41 PM EDT
$199 is a steal. The green color is ok. It looks good.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 6:36:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2006 6:37:38 PM EDT by legonas]
i have one and i paid over 300 for a new one. mine has a pistol grip though. i wouldnt have bought it if it wasnt green. thats why i paid more fore it

can you find it?

Link Posted: 3/22/2006 7:18:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2006 7:20:39 PM EDT by ken_mays]
The fellow at the gun shop said that the original owner bought it and didn't like the stock, so he bought another Remington and paid the gunsmith to swap furniture.

I thought the gunsmith spray painted the gun green, I didn't know that they came from the factory like that. I remember seeing it on the shelf new a few months back with the original pistol grip stock for $299. I knew this was a steal, if nothing was wrong with it. I figured maybe the guy buggered something up.

Can the plastic trigger group be replaced with a steel one from an older 870? I'm not too crazy about the plastic.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 3:18:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ken_mays:
Can the plastic trigger group be replaced with a steel one from an older 870? I'm not too crazy about the plastic.



Yes, but I'm not sure where you can pick one up cheaply? The added benefit is you would get rid of that j-lock
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 3:20:31 AM EDT
Hows the finish on the bore and the top and bottom of the action bars?
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 4:41:57 AM EDT
Looks great! Good job on the price too. Now, just slap a Choate pistol grip stock on that baby and a surefire forend and you are GTG!
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 6:34:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Hows the finish on the bore and the top and bottom of the action bars?



The bore looks new. The action bars are blued, I assume they came with the replacement foreend. I doubt very much that this gun's had more than a box of ammo through it.
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 7:16:12 PM EDT
I'll give ya $250 for it . Great score! Seriously, I'll give you $250 for it .
Link Posted: 3/23/2006 9:12:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ken_mays:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Hows the finish on the bore and the top and bottom of the action bars?



The bore looks new. The action bars are blued, I assume they came with the replacement foreend. I doubt very much that this gun's had more than a box of ammo through it.




I was curious on the machining. Ive seen several Express 870s with extremely rough action bars and bores.
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 10:00:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By ken_mays:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Hows the finish on the bore and the top and bottom of the action bars?



The bore looks new. The action bars are blued, I assume they came with the replacement foreend. I doubt very much that this gun's had more than a box of ammo through it.




I was curious on the machining. Ive seen several Express 870s with extremely rough action bars and bores.



The machining looks fine. No visible toolmarks in the bore or on the action bars.
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 10:28:39 AM EDT
Aw, Come on Lumpy, You know your a closet Mossberg man.
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 10:46:08 AM EDT
I have one, paid right at 300.00 when they first came out, I love it. So yes, I would say that was a good deal you got for yours. I did MOD mine with a Surefire 618FGA integrated forearm weaponlight and had a smith tap my receiver for the mount and added a J-Point.
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 4:24:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By underdog75:
Aw, Come on Lumpy, You know your a closet Mossberg man.




BAH, the 870 is the only guage worth the time.
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 5:15:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By underdog75:
Aw, Come on Lumpy, You know your a closet Mossberg man.




BAH, the 870 is the only guage worth the time.



1911's,AR's,M1a's, and Sig's. The Pump gun is our only contention
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 5:21:34 PM EDT
You did great.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 1:10:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 3:52:38 PM EDT
Excellent score!!! I didn't like the green at first. However, I'm starting to like it. Enjoy!
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 7:53:13 PM EDT
If you guys are looking for some great firearms coating see the boys at
www.ironridgeguns.com
They can outfit some bad ass short shot guns/or full size and coatings. Did a great job for us.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 9:35:20 PM EDT
That's like finding a Sig P226 Near New under $500 (ask me how I know)

I like the color, all it needs now is a side saddle and maybe a pistol grip stock for a heck of a defensive shotgun. If you feel like going balls out and turn it into a Tactical Shotgun; then take it to www.wilsoncombat.com and have the guys at Scattergun Technologies work their magic on it.

I own a Mossberg 590A1, but if I wanted to own an 870, then this would be it:



Scattergun Technologies Professional Model.

I'd make a heck of a Cruiser Shotgun.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 9:48:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/27/2006 9:49:57 PM EDT by Black-Tiger]
Oops! Double-Post; now how did that happen?
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 10:12:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Black-Tiger:
That's like finding a Sig P226 Near New under $500 (ask me how I know)


Or how 'bout...
P226 factory two-tone .40 S&W plus .357 SIG barrel LNIB $375
P228 CCR refinished reverse two-tone LNIB (all internals had been replaced by SIG and finish was obviously new) $320

P239 APW hard chrome .40 S&W LNIB $325

P220 .45 ACP great condition $355
I have NEVER paid more than $375 for any of my SIGs... I love 'em so much. Yes, you can start to hate me now
Sorry mods about this not being shotty related but I feel we can always appreciate some tasteful gun porn.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 1:50:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Ive seen several Express 870s with extremely rough action bars and bores.



That's why I like my 30 year old Wingmaster Police.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 5:10:39 AM EDT
Next on my firearms list :)
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