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Old 06-25-2009, 03:28 AM   #1
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I traded my Hi-Point .40 for this Remington 870!! I was talking to my wife's uncle and he said he had it and would trade it for the Hi-point and 50 bucks. The shotgun is an Express Magnum with a 26" rib vent barrel, screw-in choke (Mod) with choke tube wrench. The shotgun is 12 years old and was never assembled and is still in the original box, with the manual and instructional video. It was won in a raffle by an older gentleman who never used it and traded it to my wife's uncle for a Hi-Point 9mm about six months ago. The shotgun is in prestine condition as it's spent it's entire 12 years in the box slid under a bed or in a closet.

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Old 06-25-2009, 03:35 AM   #2
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Very nice shotgun, I don't know about trading it for a pistol though, I got mine used (ten shots through it) for $125, but then again I don't know the condition of your handgun. 870's are great, very versatile. Hunting, targets, or tactical its a great all around gun. Lots of accessories available as well. 12 gauge ammo isn't at its best price ever but still pretty affordable. Make sure you break in the pump and oil it a little. Most importantly, don't be gentle with the slide at first. I've heard hunting stories where guys don't get it all the way back and they don't chamber a round. Anyway congrats on the new addition.

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Nice looking shotgun Dragonov Hope to see a range report or at least some pics of the fun at the range

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I'd take that deal any day of the week! The 870 is a classic and has so many factory-provided and after-market options, you can outfit it any way you want to. Not that it isn't a great shotgun in factory stock form...it is. The Hi-Point? Eh...a low end firearm. Works OK maybe, but it'll never be more than a bottom-rung implement for those who can't, or won't, afford better. Owners will defend them because that's what owners do. But no dealer will give you squat for one because the demand for them is low and you can buy them used for next to nothing. I know...I'm a dealer.

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The Hi-Point? Eh...a low end firearm. Works OK maybe, but it'll never be more than a bottom-rung implement for those who can't, or won't, afford better. Owners will defend them because that's what owners do. But no dealer will give you squat for one because the demand for them is low and you can buy them used for next to nothing. I know...I'm a dealer.
Right, I looked at selling it to the local gunstore after I bought my 1911. At the time it was only about six months old, kept very clean and I had bought an extra mag and they said they'd only give me about 50 bucks for it. I laughed, told him to go find someone else to screw and walked out. The only reason I bought it in the first place was to plink and I bought the .40 cal model to get used to shooting a larger round. It did what I wanted it to do while I had it. It went bang everytime I pulled the trigger, so I can't complain to much.

I didn't need much time to think about it (the deal that is). Trading a pistol I haven't fired in 2 years and probably won't fire in another two years for an American classic that I'll use every deer, turkey, rabbit and squirrel season for years to come. That one seemed like a no-brainer to me!
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Very nice trade. I would have done the same thing in a heart beat. Congrats.

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Very nice. I'm jealous. I'd take it, but I like my mossbergs.

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