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Old 10-19-2013, 09:39 PM   #11
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Thanks guys. Im not big into shotguns, except for skeet and home defense, but Im happy with the 870 so far. Ran a bore snake through it today and it was black grease in the barrel. Shes clean as a whistle now. Thanks for the input. Im pribably not going to tac it out or anything, but I would like to upgrade the sights and get a side saddle shell holder on it. Any recommendations?

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New question guys. Got to thinking about it, and since they said it cant be fixed, could I take out the barrel, firecontrol group, stock, etc and just buy a used reciever from a different model if I cant find a ranger 140 reciever only somewhere? Isnt the 1400 just like it but newer? Im thinking there has to be a way to fix it

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Id like to see pics of exactly what is broken. It would help us to answer your questions.

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This broke off flush with the receiver. I used a different picture online because im at work on my phone. Luckily ive got a Note 2 haha. Any idea?

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No one knows of a different model receiver that I could buy and throw on this?

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How the hell did he brake the release?
Are you in Massachusetts?
Haha, you trying to find the gunsmith so you can yourself a nice new 870?
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Hahaha I wondered the same thing.

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The receiver, according to the government, is the gun. Sales will have to go thru an FFL thru the mail across state lines, etc. That is not an uncommon breakage on Winchester 1400/140 shotguns. If you really want to try to salvage it, I think you need to try to find another 1400/140 with a different problem to buy fairly cheap. Good luck.

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I know that. I dont mind finding a receiver and paying 50-75 bucks for it and another 25 for the FFL. Thats still a working semi auto winchester for 100 $ or less. Or the same gun I had with a different serial and a 100 $ brand new 870. Either way you look at it I would be better off. Didnt think about a broken one in another spot though, thats a great idea. I was just thinking of the receiver. My other question is can I buy a different model thats broken for the parts to fix mine? What models are the same/would work? I know a 1400 and 140 are very similar. Just wondering

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I've never dealt with Winchester's customer service dept. but was just wondering if you have called them. I know a lot of companies Ruger, Glock, even Hi Point have a reputation for either fixing or replacing firearms with defective parts.

If this is a known issue it may be worth a shot to give them a call.

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