History of Remington 870 series (1950-present)

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History of Remington 870 series (1950-present)

Post by Sidney » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:47 am

For full history of the most mass produced and most popular and reliable pump action shotgun ever made:

www.tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2018/09/f ... aster.html
www.revolvy.com/page/Remington-Model-870
www.remington.com/shotguns/pump-action/ ... wingmaster
www.remingtoncanada.com/en/?option=com_ ... Itemid=135
www.theshotgunguide.blogspot.ca/2013/08 ... ngton.html
www.range365.com/remington-model-870-best-ever
www.range365.com/gun-week-remington-mod ... utdoorlife
www.outdoorlife.com/photos/gallery/guns ... day#page-9
www.outdoorlife.com/articles/guns/2016/ ... ory#page-2
www.gundigest.com/more/classic-guns/fea ... ington-870
www.smith-wessonforum.com/attachment.ph ... 1337528946
www.americanrifleman.org
www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2016/ ... 70-shotgun
www.remingtonsociety.com/rsa/journals/870
www.remingtonsociety.org/collecting-870-shotguns
www.guns.com/2013/08/26/the-remington-8 ... ears-young
www.guns.wikia.com/wiki/Remington_870
www.militaryfactory.com/smallarms/detai ... arms_id=38
www.fourten.org.uk/wingmaster.pdf
www.wikiwand.com/en/Remington_Model_870
www.howlingpixel.com/wiki/Remington_Model_870
www.rem870.com/2015/11/10/choosing-remi ... 70-shotgun
www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2015/09/rober ... nd-present
www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2014/04/fogho ... ington-870
www.randywakeman.com/ReviewRemington870 ... 0Gauge.htm
https://calibremag.ca/remington-870-vs- ... r-model-12


https://books.google.ca/books?id=1SkDAA ... da&f=false


https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publica ... 875976b/51
https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publica ... 875976b/53

Page 65-78 Parts List with prices:

http://www.remington.com/~/media/Files/ ... eList.ashx

Remington firing pin F17436=$7.21 US

www.rem870.com/forum

A "V" at the beginning of the serial number indicates a manufacture date somewhere between 1978 and 1984

www.rem870.com/forum/general-discussion ... t1591.html

http://www.rem870.com/forum/download/file.php?id=813
http://www.rem870.com/forum/download/file.php?id=814
http://www.rem870.com/forum/download/file.php?id=812



www.fieldandstream.com/50-best-guns-eve ... /?image=16

Page 22 & after:

www.gunsmagazine.com/1959issues/G0359.pdf

http://www.rem870.com/forum/download/file.php?id=813
http://www.rem870.com/forum/download/file.php?id=814
http://www.rem870.com/forum/download/file.php?id=812

BS - bead sight
CANT - cantilever scope mount
CYL - Cylinder choke
EXP - Express
FSO - front sight only
FR - fully-rifled
GR - Ghost Ring
IC - Improved Cylinder choke
LC - light contour
LH - left-hand
MCS - Modular Combat Shotgun (barrels built for 870s with special 3-round mag tubes)
MO - Mossy Oak
MOD - Modified choke
N/S - new style
PK or PARK - Parkerized
RC - Rem Choke
RS - rifle sights
SP - special purpose
TG - Truglo sights
VT - vent rib
XCS - Xtreme , Conditions Shotgun; TriNyte finish

DECODING REMINGTON SERIAL NUMBERS
Model 870 LETTER PREFIX (DESIGNATES YEAR)
1950 TO APPROX 1968: NO SERIAL NUMBER PREFIX
1968 TO PRESENT: LETTERS USED (IN SEQUENCE)
S-68, T-74, V-78, W-84, X-90, A-91, B-94, C-97, D-01, AB-05

Model 870 LETTER SUFFIX (DESIGNATES GAUGE)
V 12 GA. (2 3/4”)
M 12 GA. MAGNUM (3”)
A 12 GA. “SUPER” MAGNUM (3 ½”)
W 16 GA. ( 2 ¾” )
X 20 GA. “HEAVY FRAME” (DISCONTINUED)
N 20 GA. “HEAVY FRAME MAGNUM” (DISCONTINUED)
K 20 GA. “LIGHT WEIGHT” (“LW”) (ALSO INCLUDES M/1100 “LT”)
U 20 GA. LW MAGNUM (ALSO INCLUDES M/1100 “LT”)
J 28 GA.
H .410 BORE (2 ½” OR 3”)

Sidney
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Re: History of Remington 870 series (1950-present)

Post by Sidney » Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:41 am

Edited it to include more links. Enjoy. :)

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