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Old 12-10-2012, 12:25 PM   #1
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Default 870 Express with Wingmaster Barrel

Can I change the barrel on my 870 express to a wingmaster barrel ? I have a opportunity to get a used wingmaster barrel and wanna see if that's a good Choice .



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Old 12-10-2012, 12:47 PM   #2
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yes.....it will be fine



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What are the differences?

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only the finish

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Well, make sure it is chambered for 3", because a lot of early Wingmasters were not. It will be lighter in the same length, and the top of the rib - if it is ribbed - will have anti glare finish as opposed to the same finish as the rest of the Express. And several million of them were made before RemChokes came on the scene.

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What would happen if I put a slug barrel on a regular 870 (not wingmaster, express just a Remington 870) , would it shoot slugs?

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870 12 ga barrels interchange. Only the 20 ga's have interchageability issues. There are several versions of 20 ga's that use very specific barrels.

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You can shoot slugs thru any Rem barrel(slug barrel or not). Most would certainly shoot better using a slug barrel. Virginian is correct about some of the early 870 barrels being 2-3/4" only. Rumor has it that at some point Remington changed to chambering all 870 barrels to 3" but marked some 2-3/4" when sold with a non-magnum gun. I never bothered to verify this rumor.
Also Rem did make the Special Field in 12 gauge which took a special barrel.

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Be advised that most of the "just regular 870s" that do not say Wingmaster and have a flat finish are Expresses without the name rollmarked on them.



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