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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Gunsmith Level Tool for Remington 870 Magazine Dimples Removal

As you know, new Remington 870 shotguns come with two dimples inside of the magazine tube. To install a magazine extension you need to remove them. Follower will simply stuck if you don’t do that.

Two of the very popular posts on Rem870.com blog are about dimples removal:
How to Remove Dimples From Remington 870 Express Magazine Tube
Removing Dimples on Remington 870 Magazine Tube

Those methods describe how to remove dimples in details.

I found out about new tool for dimples removal today: Brownells Magazine Tube Dent Raiser. It is rather expensive but very effective. I think it will be good for gunsmiths which remove dimples in magazine tube often.

Not sure that somebody is goig to pay a $82.99 for one time use, maybe only if he owns several shotguns.

Recommended Products:
Remington 870 Magazine Tube Dent Raiser
Remington 870 Magazine Tube Dent Raiser
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My friend which lives in Greece has sent me interesting information and photos of the FAB DEFENSE Remington 870 M4 Folding Shock Absorbing Collapsible Buttstock and Forend Rail System.

I have received many questions about these stock and forend and I am happy to share photos and info with you.

Hi my fellow Remington 870 fans. As you know, there is only 1 thing better than a Rem 870, …. Yes that’s right .. a second Rem 870.

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How to Remove Dimples From Remington 870 Express Magazine Tube

Dimples removal from Remington 870 magazine tube is one of the most popular questions. Every Remington 870 shotgun owner which decided to install a magazine extension faces the problem of dimples removal. I have already posted some posts about this problem earlier. Also, readers of the Rem 870 blog have sent me their instructions, photos and ways to remove dimples in magazine tube.

You can read earlier posts here:

Removing Dimples on Remington 870 Magazine Tube

How to Install Remington 870 Magazine Extension and Remove Dimples in Magazine Tube

Eros from Italy has sent me dimples removal instruction with a new combo hammer smashing-dremel method and I am happy to share it with you.

Remington 870 Shotgun with Magazine Extension
Remington 870 Shotgun with Magazine Extension
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A lot of Remington 870 owners want to install a magazine extension on their shotguns. But there are dimples in magazine tube which must be removed first. And all of us are afraid to break our favorite shotgun during this process.

Theodore has sent me a fantastic instruction on dimples removal. I know that many Remington 870 owners are searching for such instructions and I am happy to share it with you. Many thanks to Theodore for his work and photos.

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Dimples in Magazine Tube of Remington 870

I have received answer about dimples in magazine tube from the first hands, directly from the Remington:

“The dimples in the magazine tube is to keep the new style retainer in place. If the
dimples are removed, the retainer would not stay in place. We do not recommend these
dimples to be removed. This style was introduced in the late 80’s.”

Thanks to the Remington for this information.

But if you want to install magazine extension you still need to drill them out first.

Related post:
7 Magazine Extensions for Remington 870 Shotgun (Nordic Components, Choate, TacStar, Remington, ATI, Vang Comp Systems, Wilson Combat)

Dimples were not in magazine tube forever, Remington started to punch them into magazine since 1990 or little later. Their purpose is to stop owner from using a magazine extensions. There are no dimples in Police version of Remington 870 (standard Remington 870 Express magazine capaciy is 4+1, or the one with factory magazine extension is 6+1, but it has dimples too)

Some owners say that drilling them out leads to rusting of your magazine tube so you may find it useful to cold blue it.

UPDATE: Dimples in Magazine Tube of Remington 870

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