History of Remington 870 series (1950-present)

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History of Remington 870 series (1950-present)

Post by Sidney » Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:50 am

History of Remington 870 series (1950-present):

http://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/2018/0 ... aster.html
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.gunmart.net/gun-reviews/shotguns/se ... wingmaster
http://shangrilatowers.blogspot.com/201 ... eview.html
http://gundigest.com/more/classic-guns/ ... ington-870
www.smith-wessonforum.com/attachment.ph ... 1337528946
www.americanrifleman.org
www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2016/ ... 70-shotgun
www.cartridgecollectors.org/content/cat ... atalog.pdf
www.remingtonsociety.com/rsa/journals/870
www.remingtonsociety.org/collecting-870-shotguns
www.guns.com/2013/08/26/the-remington-8 ... ears-young
http://thegearhunt.com/870-wingmaster-reviewed
http://pheasantsforever.org/BlogLanding ... n-870.aspx
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.gunsamerica.com/digest/why-does-eve ... ington-870
www.rem870.com/2015/11/10/choosing-remi ... 70-shotgun
www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2015/09/rober ... nd-present
http://web.archive.org/web/202002192209 ... ngton-870/
www.randywakeman.com/ReviewRemington870 ... 0Gauge.htm
https://calibremag.ca/remington-870-vs- ... r-model-12
webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:T0uqJw2kcAoJ:https://www.wideopenspaces.com/remingto ... clnk&gl=ca

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And frequently asked questions about the Remington 870 pump action shotgun:

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

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”)

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

Post by Scorpion8 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:39 pm

Nice compilation. Thanks.
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Re: History of Remington 870 series (1950-present)

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Can this be made a "Sticky"?

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

Post by Sidney » Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:41 am

Scorpion8 wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:39 pm
Nice compilation. Thanks.
Thank you and if you have any links or info to add to it I could include it and give you credit. :)
BKinzey wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:28 pm
Can this be made a "Sticky"?
I agree. :D

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

Post by Scorpion8 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:53 pm

BKinzey wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:28 pm
Can this be made a "Sticky"?
Wish I knew how on this software or had the right privileges. Might have to wait for Vitaly to do it.
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Re: History of Remington 870 series (1950-present)

Post by Vitaly » Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:17 pm

Scorpion8 wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:53 pm
BKinzey wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:28 pm
Can this be made a "Sticky"?
Wish I knew how on this software or had the right privileges. Might have to wait for Vitaly to do it.
Made it sticky :)
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