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Posted: 3/7/2006 1:31:54 PM EDT
I have a Mossburg 500 which came with an 18.5 and full length barrels. I am looking to do the same with an 870, so I could leave the 18.5 on around the house, but put the full length on for hunting. Cost is a significant issue. The cheapest 870 barrels I have found are made by mossburg, but still run $100 +, so I'd be looking at buying an 870 express for around $240 plus $100 for the short barrel. Is there a cheaper way to do this? Thanks.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 4:22:51 PM EDT
Nope, unless you buy both/either one used. I've looked in to this in the past myself. Ended up getting two different shotguns in arfcom tradition.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 4:37:53 PM EDT
If you shop around, you can often find the Mossberg made 870 barrels for well under $100.

Also you can usually buy used barrels on Ebay and on the gun forums cheap.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 5:22:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By juslearnin:
so I'd be looking at buying an 870 express for around $240 plus $100 for the short barrel. Is there a cheaper way to do this? Thanks.



You may have better luck doing that backwards. Buy an 870 with a short barrel and look for a used long barrel. They seem to be a little more prolific, consequently cheaper, on the used market from what I've seen.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:02:50 PM EDT
Thanks for the suggestions, I will check E bay for barrels.
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