Please help me date this Wingmaster!

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Wing870Master
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Please help me date this Wingmaster!

Post by Wing870Master » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:02 pm

I recently purchased this vintage Wingmaster Police 12ga. The date code on the barrel has me a little confused. Take a look and tell me what you get. Looks like LPQ to me. Any help or insight is appreciated. On a side note, I'm excited for the build on this one. I plan to keep it mostly stock, but added a Remington +3 tube extension and have some Trijicon ghost ring sights for it. I will most likely leave the walnut stocks on it, as it is practically identical to the one I qualified with in POST academy back in the day. Thanks in advance!
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Re: Please help me date this Wingmaster!

Post by USMA-1982 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:01 pm

Probably Feb '95 or '67. What's the SN on the receiver?

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Re: Please help me date this Wingmaster!

Post by Wing870Master » Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:04 pm

SN 10926XXV (hid last two digits, don't know if the V is important)

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Re: Please help me date this Wingmaster!

Post by USMA-1982 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:43 am

It's a '67 then - beginning in 1968, 870 SNs were given a letter prefix starting with S. The V suffix means 12 ga, 2 3/4 in shells.

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Re: Please help me date this Wingmaster!

Post by Wing870Master » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:02 pm

Thanks so much! I really appreciate the help!

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