Custom Home Defense Remington 870
n4rod has posted photo of his home defense Remington 870 with very interesting setup on Remington 870 Forum:
TI finally put the finishing work on my custom 870 home defense gun yesterday when the last of the parts arrived. I did this in 4 phases over 1 year.
Phase 1 was to disassemble the 870 and turn the receiver over to my gunsmith for bead blasting and DuraCoating in HR matt black. Both sides of the receiver were rusted through the original bluing and I wanted all that removed and a good quality coating applied.
Phase 2 was to inspect all parts for quality and function, then reassemble the gun to check for operation. Then I installed a Remington 18 inch smooth bore “Police barrel,” a Butler Creek folding stock w/pistol grip, and a Choate Plus 2 magazine extension.
Phase 3 I installed a Tac Star 6-round ammo saddle, EOTech 120 lumen LED forend, and a Blackhawk sling with 15 shotshell loops. At that time I wrapped the 2 top steel rods of the Butler Creek stock with foam, water-pipe insulation to reduce recoil damage to my face!
Phase 4 I installed a Burris Speedbead red dot rear sight and a Hi Vis snap on fiber optic front sight.
The build is over and now comes testing with different rounds to get the red dot sight adjusted. I will be using 3 basic rounds. Federal 2 3/4 inch 1 ounce lead hollow point rifled slugs, 2 3/4 inch Federal 00 buckshot, and Federal 2 3/4 inch #1 buckshot. I do have a box of Seller & Bellot rubber buckshot but only for running off the black bears that destroy my deer feeders.
One note, this 870AP Wingmaster was originally manufactured in June 1950 and was 62 years old when I started this project. I must say that it looks nothing like it did when manufactured 63 year ago! I have all the parts that I removed from the gun and can put it back into its 1950 configuration anytime I want. I specifically researched all options installed so there was no grinding, drilling, or tapping required. And there is something to be said about Remington’s manufacturing specifications remaining unchanged over the decades as I could order an aftermarket part made in 2012 and it installed without having to modify either the gun or part. Great work Remington!
Here’s what she looks like.
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