Remington 870 Front and Rear Rifle Sights Installation and Removal

There are several posts about Williams Fire Sights on Rem870.com:
Williams Gun Sight Company: Remington 870 Universal Ghost Ring Firesights
Williams Gun Sight Company: Remington 870 Fiber Optic ACE IN THE HOLE Sight Review
Remington Ghost Ring Firesight Set by Williams Gun Sight Company, Inc.

I decided to try another type of Williams Fire Sights on my Remington 870 with rifle sights:

Williams Fire Sights on for Remington 870
Williams Fire Sights on for Remington 870

Williams Gun Sight Co. manufactures a lot of different sights for different types of guns. And Remington 870 with rifle sights enables you to replace standard sights easily. You just push out the front sight using brass punch and then install the new one. Dovetail front sight may require some fitting. Also try installing it from different sides, one side may fit better than the other.

Rear sight is even easier to change, just unscre the rear sight windage screw and replace the factor sight aperture with new one.

Remeber to zero new sights after installation.

Williams Fire Sights Front Sight:

Williams Fire Sights Front Sight
Williams Fire Sights Front Sight

Williams Fire Sights Rear Sight

Williams Fire Sights Rear Sight
Williams Fire Sights Rear Sight

This shotgun sights set is really good and very well made. The sights are made of aluminum with fiber optic light gathering inserts. There are thousands of happy users of these sights and they really make life of a shotgun owner easier.

If you like to shoot slugs then you are going to like this set of sights. They make it much easier to shoot slugs accurately especially on long distances. There are sights not only for Remington 870 shotgun but for other guns too: Ruger 10/22, AR-15, SKS, Marlin, etc.

Advantages:
-Bright sights make it easier to shoot faster and accurately
-Inexpensive
-Easy to install

Disadvantages:
-Fiber optic elements are can be easily damaged

Remington 870 Front and Rear Rifle Sights Installation and Removal Video Instructions

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Recommended reading: The Best Shotgun Sights: Iron, Ghost Ring, Light Gathering

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.

6 thoughts on “Remington 870 Front and Rear Rifle Sights Installation and Removal

  • 02.10.2020 at 21:46
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    What do I use to nock out the original front sight? I’ve tried an Allen key but I’m scratching it.

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  • 24.12.2020 at 10:21
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    does this fit on a newer remington 870 express with the fully rifled deer barrel? the item description says “pre 2003”.

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  • 14.01.2021 at 18:19
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    I have the old Rem 870 21″ rifled slug barrel and the rear is missing both the small mount and the sight that screws into that mount. I can’t tell if the Williams Fire Sights Rear Sight includes that base mount? It is pictured with it but the videos I have seen show the original base mount being used. Thoughts?

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  • 19.01.2021 at 23:47
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    Great information! I have an 870 Express Magnum 20 with smooth bore slug barrel that is 19.5” long. I’m trying determine year so I can put trijicon sights on it. The stamping on the barrel is very poor. The first letter is an R the second letter is T, F or possibly an I. It has a J safety lock. Serial# D317705U. IMP CYL 2-3/4” or 3”. Right side triangle with P inside, K Can you help with year of manufacturing?

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    • 20.01.2021 at 05:18
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      It’s better to call Remington directly, they can tell you the exact manufacture date.

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