Remington 870 in .410

Remington 870 in .410

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Hello Board,
I am new here and I thought I would post about my experience buying a Remington 870 Express in .410.
A few years back I was gifted a .410 single barrel shotgun made by H&R. This gun was a farm gun that had been in my good friend Bill’s family since Bill was a kid. When Bill’s father passed away years ago, Bill inherited the shotgun and when Bill passed, he passed the gun on to me. I put it away until a friend asked me to help him develop some loads for his 12 gauge double. He suggested we make up some loads for the old .410 at the same time and so we did. We took both guns out to try our reloads and lo and behold, we were able to hit the clays with both guns. I liked the single barrel shotgun but I began to want something a little better, something that could carry more shells than just one. I decided to pick up a Remington 870. Now here is where my inexperience shows. I looked at the Remington catalog on line, they showed the .410 available in the Wingmaster. I was reluctant to spend that kind of money. I was in Yuma, AZ awhile ago and I saw a Express model in .410. I could not find the Express in .410 in the Remington catalog, but I knew I had seen one. A couple of weeks ago, I was in a local gun shop and they had a Express Compact model in .410. I asked the store owner if he could get the Express in .410 full size, he thought he could. He did try, but he told me the Express was not available full size, if I wanted the Express in full size, I would have to buy the Compact model and then replace the butt stock with the full size butt stock that was available from the Remington Country store. That is what I did. I was pleased with my purchase, fit and finish is very nice. Not as nice as the Wingmaster, but very good.

Remington 870 in .410
Remington 870 in .410

At first, I thought the receiver on my Remington was made of aluminum, the gun was so light and the finish is a flat finish. SynchronizorVideos set me straight, the receiver on the Express .410 is steel.

Remington 870 in .410
Remington 870 in .410

My only complaint with my purchase is that when I ordered the full length stock, it came without the butt plate insert. A call to Remington fixed that, they are sending me the insert along with a .410 magazine follower and a trigger plate pin detent spring. I have been watching the videos put out by SynchronizorVideos and I decided to upgrade my shotgun, per his recommendations.

Remington 870 in .410
Remington 870 in .410

Here is a picture of the two stocks together. You can see that the full size stock is about one inch longer.

Remington 870 in .410
Remington 870 in .410

I hope to take this gun out this weekend and see how it handles clay birds.
I just realized, this post may be in the wrong forum. I do plan to hunt with this gun, but this is not a hunting post. If this post is in the wrong place, please let me know.
Rabbit

Vitaly Pedchenko

My name is Vitaly Pedchenko, I started this blog and forum to share information, tips, photos, and advice about the Remington 870 shotgun, accessories, and upgrades. Now I also own AR-15 rifle and MP5 pistol caliber carbine. I am firearms instructor, competitive shooter and IPSC Range Officer. I participate in practical shooting and 3-Gun competitions because they are the best way for me to test equipment and upgrades under stress. I am member of the PRACTICA shooting club. I also participate in REAGO, which provides Tactical Combat Casualty Care training. The main purpose of the Rem870.com blog and forum is to have a compilation of information about the Remington 870 shotgun in one organized, accessible place.

4 thoughts on “Remington 870 in .410

  • 15.05.2015 at 13:17
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    I was able to find an 870 .410 gauge used. It has become my squirrel gun. I would like to find a Wingmaster, but that’s not likely.

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    • 24.02.2018 at 23:11
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      I have Rem 870 wingmaster 410 Excellent shape

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  • 11.10.2018 at 04:36
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    I would like to have the youth stock with rubber for my 870 28 gauge. The full size is about 1/2 to long for my 5’6″ adult short self lol. I ended up shaving about 1/4″ off the full size stock and it’s working out but I would rather have the full 1″ shorter youth so i could use inserts to custom fit and tilt my POA and Tow Heel position. It’s the same receiver so it fits all 3 sub gauges 20 28 410

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  • 20.10.2019 at 20:35
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    I just received my grandfather’s Remington 410 pump shot gun it looks brand new even though it’s almost 80 years old I’m guessing on that cause my grandfather passed away in the early 70’s and he had it years before he passed he use to hunt rabbits and squirrels and whatever else he could kill to survive it brings back a lots of memories

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