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870 EXPERT

duckhunterduckhunter Member Posts: 7,609 ✭✭✭
edited March 2016 in Ask the Experts
What year did Remington stop using the sliver lifter on the 870??

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  • tsr1965tsr1965 Member Posts: 8,682
    edited November -1
    I believe it is still in use in their Trap gun, and the Wingmaster's.
  • boogerbooger Member Posts: 1,382 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have often wondered that, based on the 870 guns I own, and my family's 870's, I'd say about 1977-78.

    Just an educated guess. I hope we get a definite answer.
  • swearengineswearengine Member Posts: 1,329 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have never seen a Wingmaster that did not have a silver lifter.
  • discusdaddiscusdad Member Posts: 12,722 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    are you thinking when the EXpress came to be? i too never saw a Wingmaster without it, and never saw an Express with it.
  • jeffb1911jeffb1911 Member Posts: 2,078 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I think that was one of the cost saving measures when they made the express guns.
  • coop359coop359 Member Posts: 84 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    bought a used wingmaster in the 90s 3 inch that has the black
  • tsr1965tsr1965 Member Posts: 8,682
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by coop359
    bought a used wingmaster in the 90s 3 inch that has the black


    They also made some Special Purpose Wingmasters, with a matte finish, that were all black...bolt and all.
  • discusdaddiscusdad Member Posts: 12,722 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    those were the POLICE model for the Wingmaster:
    The 870 Police has:
    An aluminum trigger group. (Possibly changed to Polymer in 2008).
    The old style magazine retention system.
    A much smoother finish inside and out, no machine marks or burrs.
    The Police gun receives a higher level of inspection and finishing and is built in a special area of the plant from 100% inspected parts.
    A military-grade parkerized finish.
    A polished bore.
    A one piece barrel.
    Walnut or synthetic stock, with a short police-length fore end.
    The Remington "R3" super recoil pad that reduces felt recoil by 30%.
    Choices in different stocks, including Speed-feed, and others.
    18" to 20" improved cylinder barrel, with a wide choice in sights, including rifle, ghost ring, and luminous.
    Police options like magazine extenders, forearms with built-in lights, and sling swivels.
    Heavy-duty magazine spring.
    Heavy-duty trigger-sear spring.
    Heavy-duty shell lifter spring.
    Sling swivel mounts.
    No use of MIM parts, the extractor is milled.
    quote:Originally posted by tsr1965
    quote:Originally posted by coop359
    bought a used wingmaster in the 90s 3 inch that has the black


    They also made some Special Purpose Wingmasters, with a matte finish, that were all black...bolt and all.
  • tsr1965tsr1965 Member Posts: 8,682
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by discusdad
    those were the POLICE model for the Wingmaster:
    The 870 Police has:
    An aluminum trigger group. (Possibly changed to Polymer in 2008).
    The old style magazine retention system.
    A much smoother finish inside and out, no machine marks or burrs.
    The Police gun receives a higher level of inspection and finishing and is built in a special area of the plant from 100% inspected parts.
    A military-grade parkerized finish.
    A polished bore.
    A one piece barrel.
    Walnut or synthetic stock, with a short police-length fore end.
    The Remington "R3" super recoil pad that reduces felt recoil by 30%.
    Choices in different stocks, including Speed-feed, and others.
    18" to 20" improved cylinder barrel, with a wide choice in sights, including rifle, ghost ring, and luminous.
    Police options like magazine extenders, forearms with built-in lights, and sling swivels.
    Heavy-duty magazine spring.
    Heavy-duty trigger-sear spring.
    Heavy-duty shell lifter spring.
    Sling swivel mounts.
    No use of MIM parts, the extractor is milled.
    quote:Originally posted by tsr1965
    quote:Originally posted by coop359
    bought a used wingmaster in the 90s 3 inch that has the black


    They also made some Special Purpose Wingmasters, with a matte finish, that were all black...bolt and all.



    Don't let yourself be fooled. I sold a lot of 870's, 1100's, and 11-87 SPECIAL PURPOSE guns during that timeframe. Look it up in the Blue Book...all dull matte finished, some had wood, and some were synthetic. Yes I do agree there was also a police version, as I sold some later POLICE trade in's, too.
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