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Old 08-14-2012, 07:22 AM   #1
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I just recently picked up a new remington 870 super mag and ive got a few questions. Is this any different than a 870 express super magnum? do they just not mark both express and super mag? Ive noticed on other guns its all spelled out and on mine its "Remington 870 SUPER MAG" which I thought was strange and my serial number ends in "F" instead of what I thought was magnum designation of an "M" These are just some questions Id thought I would run by you all in hopes of clearing this up!



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Old 08-14-2012, 11:36 AM   #2
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As long as the Express is chambered for up to 3.5 inch, they are basically the same gun. However, the Super has a better finish, smoother action, etc. The Express is lower cost shotgun, therefore lower grade wood, rougher finish, etc.



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Ive noticed on other guns its all spelled out and on mine its "Remington 870 SUPER MAG" which I thought was strange and my serial number ends in "F" instead of what I thought was magnum designation of an "M" These are just some questions Id thought I would run by you all in hopes of clearing this up!
My 30+ year old 870 is an M, it will shoot up to 3 inch shells. I suppose Remy had to adopt a new letter for 3.5 inch chambers.
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I thought the super mag was chambered in 3". And the exp super mag was 3.5". But I could be wrong.

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Whats the difference of a super mag and express super mag? just the "express"?The box the gun came in says REM 870 EXPRESS SUPER MAG yet the gun itself doesnt say express I guess its what the newer one say anyone with definitive answers itd be very much appreciated.

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Same gun. Look at the label on the box. They made a VERY few Wingmaster Super Mags. All the rest are Expresses, and they all have the 3-1/2" chamber, and while the rollmarking varies its still the same gun on the inside. Some regular Magnums say Express and some don't as well.
Magnums, serial number ends in 'M' - unless they have added another letter, are chambered for 3". Super Mags are chambered 3-1/2" and the serial number did end in 'A', but I guess you can add 'F' to that one now.
Remington has been very fluid with their rollmarkings through the years.

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Same gun. Look at the label on the box. They made a VERY few Wingmaster Super Mags. All the rest are Expresses, and they all have the 3-1/2" chamber, and while the rollmarking varies its still the same gun on the inside. Some regular Magnums say Express and some don't as well.
Magnums, serial number ends in 'M' - unless they have added another letter, are chambered for 3". Super Mags are chambered 3-1/2" and the serial number did end in 'A', but I guess you can add 'F' to that one now.
Remington has been very fluid with their rollmarkings through the years.
Thanks for the reply I think my minds finally settled down about this I cant believe I didnt notice mine didnt say express at first but its got to just be the new rollmark since the box says express but I do kinda wish magnum was spelled out all the way dont know why just do Im very quirky when it comes to my guns


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