Banshee posted new photos and iformation about his short barreled shotgun on Remington 870 Forum:

Sure no problem. I haven’t made any new pictures, so these are all old.

The shotgun started out as a Wingmaster Police trade in with a Mossberg replacement barrel that I picked up for $149.00. So, no nice 870 was harmed in this transformation.

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Gun sock is a popular and inexpensive way to protect your shotgun during transportation and storage. I’ve bough two socks on Brownells. They are made by SACK UPS company which makes gun socks since 1985.

So, why do you need both long and short socks. I use long sock to transport my gun. Gun sock protects finish of my shotgun and also protects internal parts from dust, sand and dirt. Another good feature is that cotton cloth is treated with silicone and oil that helps inhibit rust. Gun sock will wick moisture away if your shotgun is wet. That is also important in cold weather when you can see condensate on your firearm when you bring it indoors.

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It is a shorty that I built a few years ago. It IS NOT A SERBU!

It is a 12ga Wingmaster with a 7 inch Barrel and 17.00 inch OAL and will hold two rds in the tube and one in the chamber.

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Remington 870 with Long and Short Barrel. Long barrel is good for hunting, trap, skeet and competition shooting. Short barrel is good for home defense.

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The two most common Remington 870 barrels are either the rifled barrel or the smoothbore. Rifled barrels are good for shooting sabot slugs like Premier Accutip Slug, Copper Solid Slug etc. These are the kind of barrels you would use if you are aiming to kill someone or something on a longer distance. Perhaps you want to looking to kill a big predator in the woods. These barrels help you have more stability and accuracy with your shots in order to do this kind of damage. If you are looking for a long range shotgun then rifled barrels would be your best option as well. As for smoothbore barrels, these are more suitable for rifled slugs, birdshot and buckshot. In other words, if you are looking to hunt small ducks or birds hen you would be better off using smoothbore.

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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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