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There is another difficult to identify problem of the Remington 870. Sometimes, it is very difficult to to pull the forend after the shot. You need to pull it several times to extract the fired shotshell from the chamber. Polishing a chamber helps but it still can happen.
Failure to feed is a pretty rare problem which is also difficult to identify. I didn’t understand what happened first times when I experienced it. You feel that you hit something when you push forend forward trying to feed another round and when you check what happened you see a shotshell on a carrier and everything looks normal.
Hogue short LOP stock was too short for me for competition use (but great for home defense) and standard stock was a little too long. So I decided to remvoe half of inch for a perfect fit. Watch the video.
The original Remington 870 shotgun was designed in a way that allowed the shotshell to get jammed between the carrier and the bolt. If you tried to remove the shell, it would be a rather difficult process. If you ask anyone who used Remington 870 shotguns before the 1980s, they’ll tell you that it required a user to disassemble the shotgun. Don’t do what a lot of gun owners do and just slam your shotgun onto a hard surface because that will damage the action bars.
My friend from Poland told me that they bought several Benelli Supernova shotguns for their shooting club. Two new Benelli Supernova shotguns had the same problem after just few weeks of use – broken Bolt Latch.
Practical shotgun shooting is a very interesting sport. There are many types of the competitions you can take part in. Some shooters prefer to use Remington 870. First of all, they need to make Remington 870 Modification for More Reliable Fast Shooting. This modification enables you to shoot as fast as possible.
Then you need to polish and modify loading port.
I received Real Avid Gun Tool Pro Multi-Tool as a gift for my Birthday. I always wanted to buy it, so I was very happy to receive it :)
This multi-tool is designed specially for guns. That is why Real Avid Gun Tool Pro is full of useful features and tools. Now I don’t need my regular multi-tool because I can disassemble, clean and reassemble my guns using the one tool.
I use it mostly for shotguns but Real Avid says that it will be handy for rifles, AR-15 platforms, revolvers and pistols.
There are several common problems of Remington 870 shotgun. They are well known but new owners may have problems diagnosing and fixing them.
So, I decided to list the most common problems and how to fix them. Remington 870 is a very good shotgun, you just need to understand how to use it.
Very interesting post by redgoat on Remington 870 Forum:
This is more of a “here’s what I’ve observed” post than a how-to or an open ended question.
While researching all of the parts involved in the “flexi-tab conversion” for an older Wingmaster I learned that there is more involved than just switching the shell carrier to the new flexi-tab one. As I understand now, there can be up to four parts involved. I’ve listed them below along with their corresponding parts diagram number
codyphillips48 decided to build an 870 and posted interesting information and pictures about future build on Remington 870 Forum:
So I figured I should start a thread other than my intro thread to cover the build. So my plans with this build is pretty simple. I’m going to make my take of the 870 MCS. I’ll call it the 870 CMS (Cody’s Modular Shotgun) haha. Why would I want to do something like that its simply because I can. I like the idea of having everything in one case. A grab and go kind of pack. Also please remember I’m in Brasil right now until June 18th. So I cant take any pics. Only pic I can put up is ones my brother sends me. I have a wanted ad up for parts like looking for if your looking to sell parts.