Gunsmith Remington 870 Forend, Stock and Dimples Tool Kit

Must have tool kit for gunsmiths, includes: the forend wrench, stock bolt wrench, mag tube cap pliers, and magazine tube dimple remover.

Gunsmith, Remington 870 Forend, Stock and Dimples Tool Kit
Gunsmith, Remington 870 Forend, Stock and Dimples Tool Kit

Price is too high for one-time use, but it’s a good investment for professional gunsmith.

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I receive lots of e-mails from Remington 870 owners. Many of them ask questions about upgrades or need advice about repair.

So, what is the common problem of new Remingto 870 Express shotguns? It is broken ejector spring or ejector itself. And the worst thing is that sometimes it is pretty difficult to repair it.

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Many readers ask what spare parts is good to have for Remington 870. There is list of items which is good to have at your hands.

When you upgrade, clean or disassemble your shotgun, some springs may just fly away, so I recommend to have all small springs and parts to be able to replace them. They are cheap, your time is more expensive, some readers told me that they spent 30 minutes searching for safety switch spring, for example.

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Remington 870 Firing Pin Retaining Pin emoval is one of the procedures which you need to do to replace broken firing pin or firing pin retractor spring.

Firing pin or Firing pin retractor spring replacement is needed if they are broken. Inspect them every time you clean your shotgun.

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David from Springfield, Illinois has sent me information and photos about finishing muzzle after shortening shotgun barrel.

I think this information will be very interesting for all who want to build a short barreled shotgun. Special thanks to David for photos and info:

I needed to shorten the 28″ barrel to 18-20″. I marked and sawed off the barrel, at 20″, using a hacksaw. I squared up the muzzle, using a table belt-sander, which left the muzzle fairly rough, with deep scratches.

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Remington 870 Front Sight Fell Off

I have heard about such problem when front sight falls out of it’s groove and now I can show you photos which I took on the range. There were shooter with Remington 870 and front sight just fell off after several shots. Front sight was lost forever in a snow. Happily I have one spare standard dovetail front sight which I have given to the shooter.

Remington 870 Front Sight Fell Off
Remington 870 Front Sight Fell Off
Remington 870 Front Sight Fell Off
Remington 870 Front Sight Fell Off

Any ideas of how to avoid such problem? Please leave a comment.

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